- Legislation funding school technology grants moves forward Updated: Feb-14-16 1:49 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A bill creating a grant fund for classroom technology is moving forward in the Legislature.
- Facebook nude-painting case can face trial in France Updated: Feb-12-16 4:54 pm
PARIS - If you post a 19th-century nude painting on Facebook, is it art or impermissible nudity? That question is now cleared for trial in France, after an appeals court there ruled that an aggrieved user can sue the social network over the issue.
- Labor complaints says Allegheny Technologies lockout illegal Updated: Feb-12-16 2:48 pm
PITTSBURGH - The National Labor Relations Board says the Allegheny Technologies Inc. lockout of 2,200 workers is illegal.
- Ex-county worker pleads guilty to data breach on lawmakers Updated: Feb-11-16 6:14 pm
HASTINGS, Minnesota - A former Dakota County employee has pleaded guilty to violating Minnesota's data privacy laws.
- Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes Updated: Feb-11-16 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.
- Utah considers updating laws to address cybercrime Updated: Feb-11-16 5:17 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah lawmaker wants people who hack into computers running key infrastructure such as traffic lights and water treatment facilities to face years in prison.
- 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.
- Lawmakers say UK's draft online spying law needs changes Updated: Feb-11-16 7:06 am
LONDON - The British government is under pressure to amend a contentious Internet surveillance bill after a parliamentary committee said plans to make service providers retain all users' data have not been adequately thought through.
- 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.
- Senate committee backs nominee for OPM director after breach Updated: Feb-10-16 11:19 am
WASHINGTON - A Senate committee is backing President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Office of Personnel Management.
- 6 tips to keep your Facebook clean, secure and private Updated: Feb-10-16 10:37 am
NEW YORK - Got hundreds of Facebook friends you hardly know?
- Arizona House panel OKs phone ban for young drivers Updated: Feb-09-16 6:49 pm
PHOENIX - An Arizona House panel has advanced a bill banning cellphone use by teenage drivers for the first six months they hold their license.
- NBA to teams: No Hack-a-Shaq on inbounds passer Updated: Feb-09-16 4:59 pm
NEW YORK - NBA teams need to keep Hack-a-Shaq on the court, not the sideline.
- Agencies contend Facebook is breaching French privacy laws Updated: Feb-09-16 4:42 pm
PARIS - Two agencies contend Facebook is breaching privacy laws in France by tracking and using the personal data of more than 30 million users, as well as non-users who are browsing the Internet.
- India Internet ruling blocks Facebook 'Free Basics' program Updated: Feb-08-16 3:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - India's government has essentially banned a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering free access to a limited version of the social network and other Internet services.
- More than 318 million lbs of e-waste diverted from NY dumps Updated: Feb-08-16 1:55 pm
ALBANY, New York - State officials say more than 318 million pounds of electronic waste was diverted from landfills in the first three years of New York's electronics recycling law, but discarded televisions and computer monitors pose a challenge.
- Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters Updated: Feb-05-16 7:35 pm
WASHINGTON - Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday.
- New Jersey sues Volkswagen, claiming emissions fraud Updated: Feb-05-16 6:25 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - The state of New Jersey sued Volkswagen Friday, claiming the auto maker sold diesel vehicles equipped with software that deactivated on-board emission controls except during emissions testing.
- Senators grill personnel office nominee over data hack Updated: Feb-04-16 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Office of Personnel Management on Thursday promised to strengthen the agency's cybersecurity and information technology systems after what's believed to be the largest data breach in U.S. history.
- Texas jury orders Apple to pay $625.6 million in patent case Updated: Feb-04-16 1:40 pm
A federal jury in East Texas has ordered Apple to pay $625.6 million after finding that Apple services like FaceTime and iMessage infringed on technology patents held by Nevada patent-holding company VirnetX.
- Roberts sold more than $250,000 in Microsoft stock Updated: Feb-04-16 3:23 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's recent decision to step into a relatively unimportant case involving Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming system revealed that Chief Justice John Roberts has sold between $250,000 and $500,000 in Microsoft stock in the past year.
- House passes bill giving more credit for science, math Updated: Feb-03-16 11:47 am
ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill giving HOPE Scholarship recipients more credit for science, technology, engineering and math courses.
- 17-year-old charged with hacking into high school computer Updated: Feb-03-16 11:00 am
CARY, North Carolina - A student has been arrested and charged with hacking into the computer system and changing some grades at Panther Creek High School in Cary.
- EU and US reach new data-sharing agreement Updated: Feb-02-16 6:07 pm
BRUSSELS - The European Union and the United States struck a deal Tuesday over data-sharing that will allow the likes of Facebook and Apple to continue sending people's information across the Atlantic - but a legal challenge to the pact is widely anticipated.
- US to rework arms control rule on exporting hacker tools Updated: Feb-02-16 2:19 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is rewriting a proposal under arms control rules from 20 years ago to make it simpler to export tools related to hacking and surveillance software since they are also used to secure computer networks.