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Stories with subject: Communication technology
  • Indonesia warns messaging apps to drop same-sex emoticons 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 12:14 am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to protect gay and lesbian rights, a day after his government told instant messaging apps to remove stickers featuring same-sex couples in the latest high-profile attempt to discourage visible homosexuality in the socially conservative country.

  • Garmin buys Maine-based GPS products company DeLorme 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 4:58 pm

    YARMOUTH, Maine - Swiss-based Garmin Ltd., known for its GPS technologies, is buying Maine-based DeLorme, which produces maps and hand-held satellite communications.

  • Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters story has photos
    Updated: Feb-11-16 3:13 pm

    WASHINGTON - Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters.

  • Missouri senators consider government role in road safety 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 8:56 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Bills governing seat belt use, texting while driving and helmet requirements for motorcyclists prompted debate in a Missouri Senate committee Wednesday over whether the government should play a larger role in road safety.

  • Chinese using carpooling apps to get ride home for holidays story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 3:10 am

    SHANGHAI - The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese.

  • Making sure Facebook works at the Super Bowl story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 4:17 pm

    NEW YORK - It's the pain of crowds: Texts, photos and video streams take forever or just can't get through.

  • Officials warned of water, Legionnaires' link 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 2:15 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires' disease potentially linked to Flint's water long before the governor reported the increase to the public last month, internal emails show.

  • Clallam, Jefferson counties accepting texts to 911 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 12:11 pm

    PORT HADLOCK, Washington - People in distress in Clallam and Jefferson counties can now contact emergency services by text message.

  • Bill would allow custodian to take over online accounts 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 1:00 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Floridians could designate a custodian to access and manage their social media, email and online financial accounts when they die or become incapacitated, under a bill moving through the state legislature.

  • Review: Going offline with Google Maps 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 2:50 pm

    ORLANDO, Florida - I knew I wouldn't get real-time traffic information and other features when I opted to rely solely on Google's offline mapping capabilities for a week in and around Disney World near Orlando, Florida. In fact, Google Maps gave me trouble the moment I tried to leave the airport parking lot.

  • Man charged with using cellphone before fatal US 52 crash 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 3:11 pm

    LAFAYETTE, Indiana - A central Indiana man has been charged with a traffic infraction for allegedly texting on his cellphone before a crash that killed a driving instructor.

  • Children's Miracle Network names Mobile girl 'Champion' 
    Updated: Jan-17-16 8:01 am

    Delaney Zimlich must have known something was up when her parents wheeled her into the lobby of University of South Alabama Children's & Women's Hospital on Friday afternoon, only to find the lobby full of people who seemed to be waiting for her.

  • Appeals court troubled over official's private email account 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 4:46 pm

    WASHINGTON - A federal appeals panel seems likely to rule that work-related emails on a private account used by the White House's top science adviser are subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

  • NYC school forced to boot cellphone-happy students off Wi-Fi 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 12:45 pm

    NEW YORK - Administrators at one of New York City's most selective public high schools say students are overloading the school's Wi-Fi by accessing YouTube and Snapchat on their phones.