- Government tests technology to find illegal drone operators Updated: Oct-07-15 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration has signed an agreement to test technology that could locate the operators of small drones that are flying illegally near airports, as the government tries to crack down on near-collisions with manned aircraft.
- Kremlin sets out to extend control over the Russian Internet Updated: Oct-07-15 6:56 am
MOSCOW - Galina Timchenko recalls how proud she felt when the Russian news website she edited reached 3 million users per day. When she reported the figures to the website's owner, he was horrified.
- Massachusetts could ban talking on cellphones while driving Updated: Oct-06-15 7:49 pm
BOSTON - Families of those killed in distracted driving accidents are asking state lawmakers to back legislation that would require drivers to use hand-free phones in Massachusetts.
- Hidden GPS devices to track suspects raise legal concerns Updated: Oct-01-15 9:34 am
MINEOLA, New York - For months, police trying to solve a Long Island robbery spree had little more to go on than grainy surveillance footage of a man in a hoodie and black ski mask holding up one gas station or convenience store after another.
- Repent! Undercover New Hampshire cops nab cell ban violators Updated: Sep-30-15 1:54 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Michelle Tetreault's daughter didn't know what "repent" meant when she spotted a man with a sign around his neck warning "Repent! The end is near!" But she's plenty sorry now that her mom is facing a $124 traffic ticket for using her cellphone to snap a picture of the man.
- LA Unified to get $6.4M in settlement over iPad software Updated: Sep-26-15 12:57 pm
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Unified has reached a tentative $6.4 million settlement over curriculum purchased from education software firm Pearson that the school district said its teachers barely used.
- Rhode Island official urges teens to not text while driving Updated: Sep-25-15 5:27 pm
WEST GREENWICH, Rhode Island - Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is urging teenage drivers to not use their cell phones while driving as part of the fourth annual "It Can Wait" campaign in the state.
- Omaha software developer awarded $43.8 million in lawsuit Updated: Sep-25-15 3:34 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A Douglas County jury has awarded Omaha software developer Baldwin Hackett & Meeks Inc. $43.8 million in a lawsuit that accused a rival software firm of violating antitrust laws and breaching a nondisclosure agreement.
- Judge largely upholds Berkeley cellphone ordinance Updated: Sep-22-15 3:19 pm
BERKELEY, California - A federal judge has mostly upheld a new Berkeley ordinance that requires cellphone sellers to warn customers about keeping their cellphones too close to their bodies.
- Court reverses class certification ruling in Google lawsuit Updated: Sep-21-15 2:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has revived potential class action status for a lawsuit alleging Google misled advertisers about where their ads would appear.
- Court blocks US sales of old Samsung phones in Apple battle Updated: Sep-17-15 5:35 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court is blocking Samsung Electronics from selling some of its older smartphones in the U.S. in the latest twist to a long-running legal battle over how much of the devices' technology was copied from Apple's iPhone.
- Springfield father campaigns against texting while driving Updated: Sep-14-15 7:49 am
SPRINGFIELD, Oregon - A Springfield father is campaigning to keep teenagers off their phones while they are behind the wheel with a series of billboards around the city.
- Lawyers sending out text messages to try and get work Updated: Sep-13-15 1:55 am
TAMPA, Florida - You've just been in a car accident or accused of a crime.
- Microsoft names Brad Smith president and chief legal officer Updated: Sep-11-15 7:03 pm
NEW YORK - Microsoft has given longtime executive Brad Smith the title of president, as the company continues its transition to a new generation of leadership.
- Woman who lost Silicon Valley bias suit is dropping appeal Updated: Sep-10-15 7:24 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The woman who lost her high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit against a Silicon Valley venture capital firm said Thursday that she is dropping her appeal and ending the case that became a flashpoint for inequality in the technology industry.
- Feds: Texas man admits sending military technology to Russia Updated: Sep-09-15 9:41 pm
NEW YORK - A Texas man admitted Wednesday in federal court in New York that he acted as a secret agent for the Russian government and headed an operation over about 10 years to export military technology to that country.
- Microsoft seeks to block US from accessing email overseas Updated: Sep-09-15 5:30 pm
NEW YORK - Microsoft got a chilly reaction from a federal appeals court Wednesday to its claims that the United States should not be able to touch data it stores for customers overseas.
- New York Internet poker proposal divides gambling industry Updated: Sep-09-15 5:18 pm
ALBANY, New York - Talk of allowing Internet poker in New York has divided the gambling industry, with some companies telling state lawmakers Wednesday that it would increase government revenue while others warned it could undermine existing casinos and racetracks.
- Justice Department looks to sharpen computer crime law Updated: Sep-09-15 12:26 pm
WASHINGTON - Stung by recent court decisions that have gone against them, Justice Department lawyers are making a fresh push to clarify a computer trespass law that critics malign as overly broad.