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  • Coulson: 'Didn't know about tabloid phone hacking' 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:38 am
  • LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief said under oath Tuesday that he was never involved in phone hacking when he was the editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid, though he acknowledged he hadn't known at the time that the practice was illegal.

  • MS Ethics board: Text messages are public records 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:31 pm
  • TUPELO, Mississippi - Public officials' text messages about government business are public records, the Mississippi Ethics Commission says.

  • Netflix's Comcast deal improves quality of video 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:59 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix's videos are streaming through Comcast's Internet service at their highest speeds in 17 months, thanks to a recent deal that bought Netflix a more direct connection to Comcast's network.

  • Authors Guild asks US court to rule against Google 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:16 pm
  • NEW YORK - Saying Google Inc. is stealing business from online book retailers, the Authors Guild asked a federal appeals court Friday to reinstate its lawsuit contending that the Internet giant is violating copyright laws with its massive book digitization project.

  • Fla. Legislature passes student data privacy bill 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:52 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - School districts will no longer be able to collect student data like fingerprints under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature.

  • Senate, House pass versions of texting ban 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 11:07 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina is closer to having its first statewide ban on texting while driving, a measure that would eliminate the confusion and conflicts resulting from municipalities and counties having their own separate ordinances.

  • Teens adept at social media get privacy training 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:58 pm
  • CLAYTON, Missouri - In an age of increased online government surveillance and targeted social media ads, the notion of privacy as a classroom subject worthy of distinct study is gaining momentum far beyond the narrow niches of First Amendment lawyers and computer hackers.

  • Change in Illinois' GPS monitoring law advances 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:43 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A bill that would let law enforcement officials use GPS tracking on people with a restraining order is advancing in the Illinois Legislature.

  • Comcast argues benefits of Time Warner Cable deal 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:10 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Comcast Corp. on Tuesday presented its case to government regulators arguing that its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc. will benefit consumers without limiting competition.

  • EU court ruling boost privacy rights of citizens 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 12:42 pm
  • BRUSSELS - The European Union's top court on Tuesday dealt a blow to law-enforcement agencies' spying on phone and internet records, saying the lives of citizens should not be "the subject of constant surveillance."

  • House backs restrictions on student data sharing 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 5:11 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The state House of Representatives has agreed to put new limits on how Louisiana handles public school student data.

  • Ark. police join effort to end texting and driving 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 2:35 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Law enforcement agencies across Arkansas are joining a national effort to stop texting while driving, Arkansas State Police said Monday.

  • Beaufort County text ban usually brings warnings 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 8:29 am
  • BEAUFORT, South Carolina - It's again the law to text and drive now in almost all of Beaufort County.

  • Police to increase enforcement of anti-texting law 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 3:16 pm
  • GRAND FORKS, North Dakota - Seven police departments in North Dakota plan to increase their enforcement of a 2011 law aimed at curbing accidents caused by individuals who were texting while driving.

  • Bill restricting cellphones in cars comes back 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:28 pm
  • DENVER - For a while, it seemed Colorado lawmakers had hung up on a proposal to restrict cellphone use in cars this year, but it turns out the bill was just on hold.

  • Committee looks into Cover Oregon security 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 5:47 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - A congressional committee is looking into whether Oregon's troubled health-insurance exchange had done enough to protect sensitive personal information before trying to launch the Cover Oregon portal in October.

  • Miss. House rejects texting-while-driving ban 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:24 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - The state House says it's OK, so Mississippi drivers can text away.

  • European parliament adopts 'net neutrality' law 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 1:57 pm
  • AMSTERDAM - The European Parliament voted Thursday to stop Internet providers from charging for preferential access to their networks - a step cheered by consumer groups and startups but bemoaned by the telecommunications industry.

  • Miss. lawmakers finish budget, end 2014 session 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 11:34 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi lawmakers ended their 2014 session Wednesday night after passing the final parts of a state budget for the year that begins July 1.

  • Privacy concerns nix New York student-data plan 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 7:24 pm
  • BUFFALO, New York - New York has reversed course to use an Atlanta-based company to store student data for parents and officials to use to track student progress, after the plan triggered privacy concerns and a legal challenge.

  • Samsung: Patents developed by Google engineers 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 8:19 pm
  • SAN JOSE, California - Samsung fired back at Apple's accusations of patent theft Tuesday, saying the South Korean tech giant didn't write any of the Android software on its smartphones and tablets, Google did.

  • Lawmakers push campaign to curb distracted driving 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:26 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - Lawmakers in the Iowa Senate have taken a new route to address distracted driving across the state.

  • New Hampshire debates cellphone ban while driving 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 5:10 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - Hand-held cellphone use should be treated like driving drunk and should be banned in New Hampshire to save lives, safety officials and others told a Senate panel Tuesday.

  • Judge awards CMU $1.54B in Marvell patent dispute 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 1:34 pm
  • NEW YORK - A court has awarded Carnegie Mellon University $1.54 billion in a patent dispute with chip maker Marvell Technology.

  • Greenville's new hand-held cellphone ban starts 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 4:19 am
  • GREENVILLE, South Carolina - South Carolina's toughest law on using cellphones while driving is now on the books in Greenville.