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Stories with subject: Technology issues
  • Fishers police offer lobby for safe Internet transactions 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 3:43 am

    FISHERS, Indiana - The police department in a rapidly growing Indianapolis suburb is joining a growing list of public agencies offering safe places to conduct Internet trading and transactions.

  • Dakota State hosts US Senate cybersecurity field hearing 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 7:26 pm

    MADISON, South Dakota - Some of the most significant challenges to confronting the burgeoning threat to the U.S. from cyberattacks comes from a lack of understanding about cybersecurity, a shortage of security experts and the increasing sophistication of Internet strikes, a series of experts said Thursday at a U.S. Senate field hearing.

  • Trio charged with running $54M green-energy Ponzi scheme 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 6:55 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel and "carbon-negative" housing developments, neither of which were ever fully developed, federal prosecutors said.

  • New federal requirements on cellphone surveillance story has photos
    Updated: Sep-03-15 6:46 pm

    WASHINGTON - Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday.

  • Big settlement in tech wage case harks back to different era 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 5:58 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge has approved a $415 million settlement that ends a lengthy legal saga revolving around allegations that Apple, Google and several other Silicon Valley companies illegally conspired to prevent their workers from getting better job offers.

  • Supreme Court to hear arguments in record redaction case 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 6:01 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Supreme Court will hear arguments this month on whether police can redact information gleaned from driver data from reports released to the public.

  • Ohio building board cautions schools about barricade devices 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 5:44 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's building standards board cautioned schools Wednesday against buying or installing barricade devices meant to stop active shooters until rules are developed for the devices.

  • Houston not enforcing school-zone phone law 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 2:40 pm

    HOUSTON - Houston has the state's largest school district but city officials and educators say they don't have the funding needed to install signs about a ban on texting and talking with cellphones in school zones.

  • News Corp confirms return of Rebekah Brooks in top role story has photos
    Updated: Sep-02-15 12:22 pm

    NEW YORK - News Corp, Rupert Murdoch's media empire, has confirmed that Rebekah Brooks is returning to the top spot in London more than a year after she was acquitted of charges in a hacking scandal that shocked the U.K.

  • Hackers strike at data of thousands of Catholic workers 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 1:37 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Hackers cracked a computer network and got access to Social Security numbers and other personal information of more than 10,000 people who work for Roman Catholic churches or church affiliates around Michigan.

  • UK prosecutors mull charges for News Corp. over hacking 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 7:16 am

    LONDON - British prosecutors say they are considering corporate charges against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. over phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid.

  • Cyber-attacks on lead to federal charges 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 4:29 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Federal prosecutors have charged an Israeli man they say tried to hack into the servers at, causing an estimated $450,000 in damage.

  • What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 1:57 pm

    NEW YORK - A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest online social network in a 24-hour period. The number amounts to one-seventh of the Earth's population.

  • Report links hacking scheme to Iran 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 6:13 am

    NEW YORK - Researchers have linked a sophisticated hacking scheme targeting Iranian dissidents back to Iran.

  • Safe zones for online trade pop up in Twin Cities area 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 5:13 am

    MINNEAPOLIS - Sheriffs in the Twin Cities area have set up spots where people can safely complete online trades.

  • Companies aid needy with Internet access in south Ala 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 10:04 am

    DOTHAN, Alabama - Students in low-income families may have a better chance of accessing the Internet from home through discounted services provided by area companies.

  • Nevada man pleads guilty to sending spam to Facebook users 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 2:46 am

    SAN JOSE, California - A Nevada man pleaded guilty Monday to sending more than 27 million spam messages to Facebook users, federal officials said.

  • Overtime for work on phones? Judge to decide in Chicago case 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 7:07 pm

    CHICAGO - A federal judge is set to decide whether Chicago police officers should have received overtime pay for answering work-related calls and emails after hours, a case that could help clarify what it means for an employee to be off the clock in the age of smartphones.

  • Rutgers University hires 3 cybersecurity firms 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 3:44 pm

    NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - Rutgers University has hired three cybersecurity firms to protect its computer networks after they were hacked at least four times during the past school year.

  • Ashley Madison faces $578M Canadian class-action lawsuit 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 7:14 pm

    TORONTO - Two Canadian law firms have filed a $578 million class-action lawsuit against the companies that run Ashley Madison after a hacker group's data breach exposed some 39 million memberships in the adultery website earlier this week.

  • AP Poll: No lag on tech use by black, Hispanic millennials story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 2:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - A new poll finds African-American and Hispanic millennials are just as technologically connected and likely to get news through social media as regularly as their white counterparts, further narrowing the risk of people of color being left behind technologically.

  • Experts: Deleted online information never actually goes away story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 12:46 pm

    NEW YORK - The Ashley Madison hack is a big reminder to all Web users: If you submit private data online, chances are it will never fully be deleted.

  • Arizona govt workers among exposed in cheating site hack 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 6:29 pm

    PHOENIX - More than two dozen email addresses belonging to Arizona state and city employees were among the millions posted this week by hackers of cheating website Ashley Madison.

  • 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.

  • Schumer wants new drone technology as airport sightings grow 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 11:44 am

    MINEOLA, New York - The Federal Aviation Administration is moving too slowly to implement rules requiring drone manufacturers to install technology that would prevent the aircraft from entering "no-fly zones" like airports, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said.