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Stories with subject: Technology issues
  • Electronic device recycling grants awarded in West Virginia 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 3:05 am

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has approved 23 recycling grants for electronic devices totaling more than $177,000.

  • Government tests technology to find illegal drone operators 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 3:56 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration has signed an agreement to test technology that could locate the operators of small drones that are flying illegally near airports, as the government tries to crack down on near-collisions with manned aircraft.

  • Kremlin sets out to extend control over the Russian Internet 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 6:56 am

    MOSCOW - Galina Timchenko recalls how proud she felt when the Russian news website she edited reached 3 million users per day. When she reported the figures to the website's owner, he was horrified.

  • Massachusetts could ban talking on cellphones while driving 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 7:49 pm

    BOSTON - Families of those killed in distracted driving accidents are asking state lawmakers to back legislation that would require drivers to use hand-free phones in Massachusetts.

  • Lawmakers will hold interim study on privacy issues 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 4:19 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The House Common Education Committee is planning an interim study this week on privacy issues related to student data.

  • European data sharing pact with US ruled invalid story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 2:29 pm

    LUXEMBOURG - Facebook and thousands of other companies could find it vastly more complicated to do business in Europe after a court ruled that personal data sent to U.S. servers is potentially unsafe from government spying.

  • Data hack at 7 Trump hotels confirmed 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 6:22 pm

    NEW YORK - Customer credit and debit card numbers may have been stolen at seven Trump hotels after its payment systems were hacked for over a year.

  • Data hack at 7 Trump hotels confirmed 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 5:10 pm

    NEW YORK - Customer credit and debit card numbers may have been stolen at seven Trump hotels after its payment systems were hacked for over a year.

  • Roswell police offer station as 'safe zone' for online sales 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 3:07 pm

    ROSWELL, New Mexico - The Roswell Police Department is offering its headquarters as a safe place for people buying and selling things online to meet.

  • Cranston police establish 'safe zone' for online purchases 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 10:00 am

    CRANSTON, Rhode Island - The Cranston Police Department has created a "safe zone" at its headquarters for people who want to meet in person to exchange merchandise they've bought or sold online.

  • Experian says 15M have info stolen in hack of T-Mobile data story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 7:06 pm

    NEW YORK - Hackers have stolen personal information belonging to about 15 million T-Mobile wireless customers and potential customers in the U.S., including Social Security numbers, home addresses, birthdates and other personal information.

  • Hidden GPS devices to track suspects raise legal concerns story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 9:34 am

    MINEOLA, New York - For months, police trying to solve a Long Island robbery spree had little more to go on than grainy surveillance footage of a man in a hoodie and black ski mask holding up one gas station or convenience store after another.

  • Questions, answers about effort to hack Clinton's emails 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 7:43 am

    WASHINGTON - Russia-linked hackers tried at least five times in August 2011 to trick Hillary Rodham Clinton into infecting her computer systems while she was secretary of state, according to newly released emails from the State Department.

  • Repent! Undercover New Hampshire cops nab cell ban violators 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 1:54 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Michelle Tetreault's daughter didn't know what "repent" meant when she spotted a man with a sign around his neck warning "Repent! The end is near!" But she's plenty sorry now that her mom is facing a $124 traffic ticket for using her cellphone to snap a picture of the man.

  • 'Modern-day pirate' Kim Dotcom's words now used against him story has photos
    Updated: Sep-26-15 2:19 pm

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Prosecutors say Kim Dotcom and his colleagues sometimes reveled in their role as "modern-day pirates," discussed how to thwart the justice system, and joked that a judge would one day realize how "evil" they were.

  • LA Unified to get $6.4M in settlement over iPad software 
    Updated: Sep-26-15 12:57 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Unified has reached a tentative $6.4 million settlement over curriculum purchased from education software firm Pearson that the school district said its teachers barely used.

  • Analysis: US-China agreement on cybertheft a first step story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-26-15 8:49 am

    WASHINGTON - China's pledge to help crack down on hackers who steal commercial secrets from the United States, even coming as it did amid a bit of arm-twisting by President Barack Obama, is a big breakthrough that could reduce U.S.-China tensions and end huge losses for American companies.

  • Rhode Island official urges teens to not text while driving 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 5:27 pm

    WEST GREENWICH, Rhode Island - Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is urging teenage drivers to not use their cell phones while driving as part of the fourth annual "It Can Wait" campaign in the state.

  • Omaha software developer awarded $43.8 million in lawsuit 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 3:34 pm

    OMAHA, Nebraska - A Douglas County jury has awarded Omaha software developer Baldwin Hackett & Meeks Inc. $43.8 million in a lawsuit that accused a rival software firm of violating antitrust laws and breaching a nondisclosure agreement.

  • Millions more government fingerprints deemed stolen 
    Updated: Sep-23-15 2:51 pm

    WASHINGTON - The number of people applying for or receiving security clearances whose fingerprint images were stolen in one of the worst government data breaches is now believed to be 5.6 million, not 1.1 million as first thought, the Office of Personnel Management announced Wednesday.

  • Judge largely upholds Berkeley cellphone ordinance 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 3:19 pm

    BERKELEY, California - A federal judge has mostly upheld a new Berkeley ordinance that requires cellphone sellers to warn customers about keeping their cellphones too close to their bodies.

  • Court reverses class certification ruling in Google lawsuit 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 2:53 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has revived potential class action status for a lawsuit alleging Google misled advertisers about where their ads would appear.

  • French data privacy regulator rejects Google appeal 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 8:22 am

    PARIS - France's data privacy regulator rejected Google's appeal of an order to remove search results worldwide upon request, saying Monday that companies that operate in Europe need to abide by the prevailing laws.

  • LI high school computer system hacked 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 5:42 am

    COMMACK, New York - Authorities say a Long Island high school's computer system containing class schedule and student identification data has been hacked.

  • Court blocks US sales of old Samsung phones in Apple battle 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 5:35 pm

    WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court is blocking Samsung Electronics from selling some of its older smartphones in the U.S. in the latest twist to a long-running legal battle over how much of the devices' technology was copied from Apple's iPhone.