April 24, 2014

Google Amends Terms for Scanning User Data

The new terms of service specify that the company analyzes private data, including emails sent and received using its popular Gmail service, for a variety of purposes.

April 24, 2014

Safety Ambassadors Pilot Bullying App in Seven California Schools

The goal of this free technology, according to education officials, is to simplify the existing reporting system.

April 24, 2014

FCC's Wheeler: Critics of His Net Neutrality Plan 'Flat-Out Wrong'

Facing intense criticism from public interest groups, FCC Chairman plants to allow Internet service providers to charge companies for faster delivery of their content.

April 24, 2014

Security Forces Prepare for World Cup in a Restive Brazil

The possibility of massive street protests — a contingency that was scarcely part of initial World Cup security planning — is now front and center.

April 24, 2014

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Ramp Up Efforts in Valley

The agency's blimp contains video and radar equipment for detecting human smugglers, illegal crossers, and drug and human traffickers.

April 24, 2014

New Hampshire is Final State to Deploy Centralized Immunization Registry

The Bureau of Infections Disease Control will now enter into an agreement with Scientific Technologies Corp. to get a system up and running in the next 12 months.

April 24, 2014

UPMC Data Breach Shows Easiness of Tax Teturn Thefts

FBI agents in Pittsburgh on Wednesday said Nigerian-born suspects used stolen identities and fake returns to steal $10 million from the IRS.

April 24, 2014

Columbus, Ohio, Sues to Halt App-Based Car Service Lyft

The suit filed in Franklin County Municipal Court asks a judge to halt Lyft’s operations, and the city is seeking a temporary restraining order.

April 24, 2014

Emergency Unit Makes Water From Air

Aqua Sciences has developed an emergency water station unit that produces high-quality water for human consumption.

April 24, 2014

Tech Tax Exemption Will Cost Idaho, Economist Says

The bill was meant to amend and clarify — but not significantly add to — a 2013 bill that exempted goods, services and applications downloaded to devices from the state’s 6 percent sales tax.

April 24, 2014

'Parasites' Promote Court Records Online, Then Offer to Remove Them -- for a Fee

One UW-Madison student's Internet search had unearthed a net of digital extortion.

April 24, 2014

Meet the Tech-Savviest Legislators in the U.S. (Interactive Map)

These 13 state lawmakers are leaders when it comes to tackling technology policy and legislation.

April 24, 2014

Former CIA Analyst Discusses How to Target Terrorists

Nada Bakos was part of a team that identified and analyzed intelligence that eventually led to the demise of Osama bin Laden.

April 24, 2014

A new storybook for girls teaches what subject?

Answer: computer programming

April 23, 2014

California's MyCalVet Portal Connects Veterans to Benefits, Streamlines Claims

The department's interactive tool took two years and $500,000 to develop, and aims to be a user-friendly guide to bypass complexities and application hurdles for state veterans.

April 23, 2014

Transit Agencies Turn to Alternative Fuels

Both environmental and budget concerns are prompting American municipal transportation agencies to turn away from diesel.

April 23, 2014

DHS Encourages Guarding Oilfield Against Cyber Threats

The increasing dependency on digital infrastructure creates a need for security and planning in the Permian Basin that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants to address.

April 23, 2014

Amazon's Smartphone to be Controlled With Tilt Gestures, Report Says

BGR said Amazon hopes the tilt gestures will make the device more comfortable for users to control with one hand and serve as a shortcut for certain actions.

April 23, 2014

Smartphone App Locates Laptop Thief

The laptop's owner was notified of exact coordinates of the laptop's location days after it came up missing, according to police.

April 23, 2014

Out of Work? States Offer Help in Your Job Search

As states continue paying out millions in unemployment insurance benefits, they're also beginning to offer resources to help with the modern day job search -- which can turn an unemployment compensation recipient into a tax-paying employee.