- Why government and tech can't agree about encryption Updated: Nov-24-15 7:29 pm
NEW YORK - Your phone is getting better and better at protecting your privacy. But Uncle Sam isn't totally comfortable with that, because it's also complicating the work of tracking criminals and potential national-security threats.
- State lawmaker declines top technology college job Updated: Nov-23-15 5:53 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - State Sen. Aaron Osmond won't be serving as the new president of the Utah College of Applied Technology after all.
- Software problem blamed for erroneous tax bills Updated: Nov-19-15 8:23 am
CLAYTON, Missouri - A software problem is blamed for an error that caused tax bills with overcharges to be sent to nearly 380,000 homeowners and businesses in St. Louis County last week.
- GQ publisher in contempt of court over UK hacking coverage Updated: Nov-18-15 12:56 pm
LONDON - The publisher of GQ magazine, Conde Nast Publications Ltd., was found guilty of contempt of court in Britain on Wednesday because of its coverage of the News of The World phone hacking trial.
- House gives initial OK to hands-free cellphone bill Updated: Nov-18-15 10:32 am
BOSTON - A bill that would require hands-free cellphone use by Massachusetts drivers has been given preliminary approval by the state House of Representatives.
- Police: Woman cited for texting while driving school bus Updated: Nov-06-15 6:40 am
BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania - Police say a school district driver in Pennsylvania has been cited for texting while driving a bus.
- Principal: High school computer hacked, some grades altered Updated: Nov-05-15 4:03 pm
CARY, North Carolina - A Wake County high school principal has told parents that the school's computer system was hacked and some grades were altered.
- Britain seeks greater access to citizens' online activity Updated: Nov-04-15 12:17 pm
LONDON - The British government plans to make telecommunications firms keep records of customers' Web histories and help spies hack into computers and phones under a new cyber-snooping law unveiled Wednesday.
- Regulatory ruling could extend service fee to cellphones Updated: Nov-03-15 6:59 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A regulatory agency could effectively decide whether cellphone customers in South Carolina will start paying a fee created for rural phone service.
- Montana creates new system for confidential data Updated: Nov-03-15 1:13 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana state agencies are now required to classify all data they produce or receive into four categories that range from public to top secret, under a policy approved by a little-known panel of technology managers from across state government.
- Lawmakers wrangle over tax breaks for ultrafast Internet Updated: Nov-02-15 3:44 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon regulators are scheduled to decide Tuesday how Internet service providers can qualify for new tax breaks, a decision that will affect millions of dollars in tax revenue.
- Nonprofit to open center with free computer, Internet access Updated: Nov-02-15 3:30 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A former Kansas City church now houses at least 30 desktop computers that will be available to the public for free beginning Nov. 9.
- New laws on texting, criminals take effect in Oklahoma Updated: Nov-01-15 10:48 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - A new law making it illegal to text and drive has received plenty of attention, but it's just one of more than 250 laws enacted Sunday.
- US reaches settlement with 457 hospitals over cardiac device Updated: Oct-30-15 7:19 pm
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department said Friday that it had reached settlements totaling more than $250 million with hundreds of hospitals where doctors implanted cardiac devices in violation of Medicare coverage requirements.
- How companies prey on your weaknesses: a Robert Shiller Q&A Updated: Oct-30-15 11:35 am
NEW YORK - It's no secret we do things we know we shouldn't. We overeat, gamble away our savings and live like tomorrow will never come. One reason, two Nobel laureates argue, is that there are plenty of businesses happy to lead us astray.
- Nebraskan pleads guilty to hacking computers at Iowa college Updated: Oct-30-15 6:44 am
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Prosecutors say a Nebraska man who didn't get the promotion he wanted at an Iowa college has been convicted of hacking without authorization into several of the university's computers and email accounts.
- New Jersey bans unsolicited text ads Updated: Oct-28-15 8:17 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey is taking steps to shield consumers from unsolicited text ads.
- Company wants tech center lawsuit moved to federal court Updated: Oct-27-15 3:29 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A Minnesota-based software company and four of its shareholders are trying to get a lawsuit filed over the business' failure to move into a $4.2 million technology center built for it moved into federal court.
- Wichita schools looking into computer hacking attempt Updated: Oct-26-15 12:06 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Wichita school district officials say the district is looking into a hacking attempt on one of its computer systems.