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Stories with subject: Internet technology
  • Scammers using fake US Postal Service emails 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:05 am
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Consumer advocates say scammers are using bogus U.S. Postal Service emails to steal personal information.

  • Broadband bill advances but tower concerns remain 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:31 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - A legislative panel has backed a plan meant to extend broadband access to rural Iowans, though an agreement hasn't been reached on language about the placement of new cell towers.

  • Netflix's Comcast deal improves quality of video 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:59 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix's videos are streaming through Comcast's Internet service at their highest speeds in 17 months, thanks to a recent deal that bought Netflix a more direct connection to Comcast's network.

  • Jail grievance computers could get to Internet 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:38 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Orleans Parish Prison inmates will have to file grievances on paper because authorities discovered they were using grievance computers to use the Internet.

  • Google to sell Glass to bigger pool of consumers 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:52 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - A lot more people are about to get a chance to buy Google Glass, the Internet-connected eyewear that has become the hottest accessory in geek fashion.

  • Race builds for super-fast broadband in NC cities 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:04 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - A telecommunications giant says it could start offering broadband Internet service in North Carolina that's ten times faster than anything now available.

  • Super-fast broadband to bolster WVU research 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:19 am
  • MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - A super-fast broadband data network is strengthening ties between two key research institutions in West Virginia.

  • Heartbleed bug causes major security headache 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:13 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information.

  • High-speed Internet expected in Vt. town in summer 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 9:13 am
  • PUTNEY, Vermont - Telecommunications officials from across Vermont are telling a group of residents in the town of Putney they are trying to get them broadband service.

  • Review: Fire TV device great, but not fully ready 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:47 pm
  • NEW YORK - Amazon's new Fire TV streaming device shows a lot of potential in bringing together the best features from competing devices and adding voice search on top of that.

  • Facebook launches lab to bring Internet everywhere 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 6:42 pm
  • NEW YORK - Facebook is giving more details about its effort to connect remote parts of the world to the Internet - and it involves drones, lasers and satellites.

  • Experts say NSA rules leave privacy vulnerable 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 3:30 pm
  • STANFORD, California - Cyber security experts are questioning whether President Barack Obama can make good on his assurance that U.S. intelligence agencies aren't spying on "ordinary folks."

  • Brazil's Congress approves internet legislation 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 2:40 pm
  • SAO PAULO - The lower house of Brazil's Congress has approved legislation meant to ensure the privacy of Internet users and to guarantee what is called "Internet neutrality," that all content be treated equally by carriers. But it dropped a demand that all data on Brazilians be saved within the country

  • 2 WKU students scammed via email 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 2:25 pm
  • BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky - A pair of Western Kentucky University students told police that they lost a total of $2,700 after replying to emails offering work at home opportunities.

  • Google enhances encryption technology for email 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 7:42 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Google has enhanced the encryption technology for its flagship email service in ways that will make it harder for the National Security Agency to intercept messages moving among the company's worldwide data centers.

  • Mobile devices add allure to March Madness at work 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 6:34 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Every year, the NCAA college basketball tournament gives employees a reason to goof off at their desks and root for their alma maters.

  • Judge tosses class-action push for Google suit 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 4:23 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - A judge has tossed out an effort to win class-action status for a lawsuit accusing Google of violating the privacy terms of email users.