- 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 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 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 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.