- Will the Internet listen to your private conversations? Updated: Jul-29-15 5:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm.
- Lawsuit points to hacking by Ethiopia as Obama makes visit Updated: Jul-27-15 3:34 am
WASHINGTON - As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia, a unique lawsuit back home is challenging whether the African country can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device.
- First-time drunken drivers get no second chance Updated: Jul-26-15 3:08 am
NORWICH, Connecticut - On March 9, 2012 Benjamin DeMond, a Norwich firefighter, died at 33 from an accident caused by a drunken driver.
- Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles to prevent hacking Updated: Jul-24-15 5:46 pm
DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet.
- Ohio standards board opposes school barricade devices Updated: Jul-24-15 12:45 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's building standards board took a strong position Friday against the installation of barricade devices on classroom doors in the event of an active shooter, just weeks after a law went into effect allowing the devices.
- Safe zone created to reduce dangers of online transactions Updated: Jul-23-15 11:32 am
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A city in northern Idaho is joining a hundred others across the country in offering safe meeting places for people selling or buying through online platforms like Craigslist.
- Ex-tabloid editor Coulson faces $234,000 phone hacking bill Updated: Jul-22-15 12:40 pm
LONDON - A former tabloid editor who also served as British Prime Minister David Cameron's communications chief has been ordered to pay 150,000 pounds ($234,000) toward the costs of his trial for phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World.
- Fiat Chrysler says it has a software fix to prevent hacking Updated: Jul-22-15 11:40 am
DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler said Wednesday that it has a software fix that will prevent future hacking into the Jeep Cherokee and other vehicles.
- 2 men arrested in Israel on US charges in stock spam scam Updated: Jul-21-15 8:22 pm
NEW YORK - Two men were arrested Tuesday in Israel and a third was being sought after a New York indictment accused them of trying to cheat millions of people in a stock spam scam.
- Cheating website Ashley Madison hacked, personal info posted Updated: Jul-20-15 11:22 am
NEW YORK - The parent company of Ashley Madison, a matchmaking website for cheating spouses, says it was hacked and that the personal information of some of its users was posted online.
- Rockford studying ways to increase Internet access for poor Updated: Jul-19-15 11:35 am
ROCKFORD, Illinois - Rockford civic and business leaders are studying ways to increase Internet access for poor families.
- Dead S. Korean agent left note denying spying on civilians Updated: Jul-19-15 12:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean government agent who was found dead in an apparent suicide left a note denying suspicion that the National Intelligence Service has been spying on South Koreans by intercepting cellphone and computer conversations, police said Sunday.
- Judge OKs $60 million settlement in NCAA video game case Updated: Jul-17-15 7:21 pm
A federal judge approved a $60 million settlement for college athletes in a class-action lawsuit filed against the NCAA and video-game maker Electronics Arts.
- Major cyberattack targets UCLA hospital system Updated: Jul-17-15 6:46 pm
LOS ANGELES - A months-long cyberattack on the University of California, Los Angeles hospital system put at risk the personal information for up to 4.5 million people, officials said Friday.
- Louisiana man accused in illegal computer hacking forum Updated: Jul-17-15 11:40 am
NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana man was arrested in the government's crackdown an online "criminal bazaar" where computer hackers bought and sold stolen databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computers and cellphones.
- US seeks extradition of British man charged with hacking Updated: Jul-16-15 6:55 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A British man accused of hacking into U.S. government computer networks and stealing sensitive and confidential information was arrested in England, and U.S. prosecutors said they will attempt to have him transferred to New Jersey.
- Spies in the hot seat after Italian surveillance firm breach Updated: Jul-16-15 3:52 pm
LONDON - A dramatic breach at an Italian surveillance company has laid bare the details of government cyberattacks worldwide, putting intelligence chiefs in the hot seat from Cyprus to South Korea. The massive leak has already led to one spymaster's resignation and pulled back the curtain on espionage in the iPhone age.
- Some Indiana lawmakers unaware of cellphone ban amendment Updated: Jul-16-15 3:37 pm
FORT WAYNE, Indiana - Young people in Indiana weren't the only ones caught off guard by an amendment to a state law that banned the use of cellphones for all drivers under age 21.
- Netflix supports Charter acquisition of Time Warner Cable Updated: Jul-15-15 6:25 pm
NEW YORK - Netflix, a vocal opponent of Comcast's failed bid for Time Warner Cable, supports Charter's quest to do the same in a deal that would create another cable giant.
- NYC: Residents recycled over 860,000 lbs. of electronics Updated: Jul-15-15 4:51 pm
NEW YORK - New York City has collected more than 860,000 pounds of computers, cellphones and other electronics since its recycling program started in November 2013, officials said Wednesday.
- Feds say they have shut down Darkode malware marketplace Updated: Jul-15-15 2:10 pm
PITTSBURGH - The Justice Department shut down an online "criminal bazaar" where computer hackers bought and sold stolen databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computers and cellphones, authorities said Wednesday.
- Selling that sofa online? Think about going to the cop shop Updated: Jul-15-15 9:23 am
BOSTON - Michele Velleman needed to sell a Zumba dance fitness kit, a cellphone and a table through Facebook. So she found buyers on Facebook and made the trades at - where else? - the police station.
- Silicon Valley company starts to take court disputes online Updated: Jul-12-15 2:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Imagine working out a divorce without hiring an attorney or stepping into court or disputing the tax assessment on your home completely online.
- Leaked emails show Florida police agency sought spyware Updated: Jul-11-15 7:22 am
MIAMI - An Italian company that sells surveillance software to governments and law enforcement agencies worldwide is negotiating to provide a Florida police agency with spyware technology that infiltrates phones and computers, according to emails just released.
- Under fire for data breach, Obama personnel chief steps down Updated: Jul-10-15 6:47 pm
WASHINGTON - The embattled head of the government's personnel office abruptly stepped down Friday, bowing to mounting pressure following the unprecedented breach of private information her agency was entrusted to protect.