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  • Mobile driver's license app being tested in Iowa 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 5:34 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Transportation employees have started testing a mobile driver's license app as part of a new pilot program.

  • Secrets have long slipped into State Department email 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 3:06 am

    WASHINGTON - During the 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, State Department officials in Washington were emailing one another with updates in real time. Embedded in those messages were nuggets of classified information, including an apparent reference to a CIA facility that was a closely guarded secret.

  • Document: Kane received sensitive emails on personal account story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 5:22 pm

    NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania's top prosecutor received sensitive emails from aides about news coverage of her office on personal accounts, preventing investigators from seeing many of her responses, according to a document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.

  • Smartphone app identifies weeds invasive to Alaska 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 5:43 am

    KENAI, Alaska - A new smartphone application is helping researchers learn where plant species invasive to Alaska are growing.

  • Watchdog: US Ambassador Kennedy used private email story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 3:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - Senior staff at the U.S. Embassy to Japan, including Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, have used personal email accounts for official business, an internal watchdog said in a report Tuesday. Some emails contained sensitive information.

  • Tech startups want to change the way you drive 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 12:17 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A veteran computer scientist hates sitting in his car at stop lights, so he creates software that makes the experience less annoying. A former engineering professor wants to double the range of today's electric vehicles. And an aeronautics expert believes flying cars shouldn't be science fiction.

  • Nebraska government email accounts linked to cheating site 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 4:47 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Several Nebraska government email addresses are among the list of millions of subscribers leaked following the breach of the cheating website Ashley Madison.

  • URI: Women primarily affected in potential email exposure 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 9:01 pm

    KINGSTON, Rhode Island - The University of Rhode Island says nearly 3,000 email accounts with addresses and passwords potentially exposed were almost exclusively held by women.

  • State officials checking use of email for cheating website 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 4:14 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania government officials are looking into whether state employees used state-owned computers or email to access an online website for people who want to cheat on their spouses.

  • Pittsburgh Parking Authority approves smartphone parking app 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 2:45 pm

    PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Parking Authority board has approved a deal that will enable motorists to pay for parking meters using an app on their smartphones.

  • Cities, counties investigate email links to cheating website 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 9:41 am

    ATLANTA - Several Georgia governments are investigating after city, county and state agency email addresses were found in data hackers say they exposed from a website used by people trying to cheat on their spouses, officials said.

  • Clinton lawyer says her email server was wiped clean story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 10:23 pm

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton's personal lawyer has told a Senate committee that emails and all other data stored on her computer server were erased before the device was turned over to federal authorities.

  • Server update brings down email for 50,000 public employees 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 10:41 am

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Email service for about 50,000 public employees is down.

  • Turnpike official warns of E-ZPass email phishing scam 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 9:37 am

    PITTSBURGH - Pennsylvania Turnpike officials and consumer advocates are warning people who pay tolls using E-ZPass to watch out for an email phishing scam.

  • Probe of Clinton's server could find more than just emails story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-18-15 6:26 pm

    WASHINGTON - A forensic examination of Hillary Rodham Clinton's private computer server could unearth more details than what she put in her emails. It could answer lingering questions about the security of her system, who had access to it and whether outsiders tried to crack its contents.

  • Probe of Clinton's server could find more than just emails 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 11:36 am

    WASHINGTON - A forensic examination of Hillary Rodham Clinton's private computer server could unearth more details than what she put in her emails. It could answer lingering questions about the security of her system, who had access to it and whether outsiders tried to crack its contents.

  • State: Political party emails identified as spam years ago 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 6:24 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Emails from the domain belonging to the Democratic Party of New Mexico were first blocked from state servers after being identified as spam four years ago, state technology officials said Monday.

  • NYC lawmakers push for 911 texting service 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 6:16 pm

    NEW YORK - New York City lawmakers want New Yorkers to have the ability to text an emergency to 911.

  • Indiana University tests if workers fall for email scam 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 11:43 am

    BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Indiana University technology officials say more than 10 percent of employees flunked a test to see if they would fall for an email phishing scam.

  • McDonald's begins rollout of mobile app 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 2:16 pm

    NEW YORK - McDonald's has started rolling out its new mobile app in the U.S., and one of the main features is a loyalty program for the chain's drinks.

  • Oklahoma City councilors to consider text-and-drive ban 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 2:55 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Council is holding a public hearing next week to consider an ordinance that would outlaw texting and driving to bring the city in line with a new state law prohibiting the same activity that takes effect Nov. 1.

  • Texting drivers continue to frustrate Nebraska advocates 
    Updated: Aug-09-15 2:32 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Five years after lawmakers approved a texting-while-driving ban, advocates say Nebraska's roads are still populated with motorists who glance down at their phones while behind the wheel.

  • Q&A on U of Illinois: What to know after emails, resignation story has photos
    Updated: Aug-08-15 5:28 pm

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise's surprise resignation was followed closely by an announcement that she and others at the university's flagship campus had used private email accounts to avoid public scrutiny of their deliberations on key issues.

  • Symantec adapts when transgender employees come out 
    Updated: Aug-08-15 1:22 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Oregon - Meetings at Symantec's Springfield campus tend to revolve around technical issues, so when Cass Averill asked his boss for a sit down six years ago, the manager assumed they'd be talking about systems or software.

  • Women tweet ilooklikeanengineer, among week's tech chatter story has photos
    Updated: Aug-06-15 8:19 pm

    NEW YORK - Thousands of female engineers, coders, self-described science nerds and other tech superstars joined a Twitter campaign this week to break down stereotypes about what engineers should look like.