- Huawei files lawsuits accusing Samsung of violating patents Updated: May-25-16 12:55 am
BEIJING - Chinese tech giant Huawei said Wednesday it has filed patent infringement lawsuits against South Korean mobile phone rival Samsung in the United States and China, in a case that highlights the rise of Asian competitors as technology creators.
- Rooftop solar company Sunrun drops suit against governor Updated: May-24-16 7:24 pm
LAS VEGAS - A rooftop solar company that accused Gov. Brian Sandoval of political cronyism dropped a lawsuit seeking to force the release of his text messages and wants to mend fences after harsh statements over a Nevada rate hike.
- Missouri court upholds limits on cellphone tower regulations Updated: May-24-16 3:35 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld two laws that limit the ability of local governments to regulate cellphone towers.
- US House rejects phone-tracking bill spurred by teen's death Updated: May-24-16 1:23 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The U.S. House has voted down legislation prompted by the death of a Kansas teenager that would have made it easier for law enforcement to track people's cellphones in emergencies.
- GOP governors ask FCC to address illegal prison cellphones Updated: May-24-16 12:36 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Ten Republican governors want the Federal Communications Commission to give states more autonomy to apply technology that can stop prison inmates from using smuggled cellphones.
- Haley, GOP governors ask FCC to address prison cellphones Updated: May-24-16 9:02 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Gov. Nikki Haley is among 10 Republican governors urging the head of the Federal Communications Commission to give states more autonomy in fighting the issue of cellphone that inmates have illegally in prison.
- Advocacy groups call for stronger texting ban in Oklahoma Updated: May-22-16 1:53 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Just six months after Oklahoma's ban on texting and driving went into effect, advocacy groups are calling for even broader measures to curb distracted driving.
- Illinois lawmakers pass limits on phone-tracking technology Updated: May-18-16 6:45 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois lawmakers have approved a bill that restricts how law enforcement agencies use devices that mimic cell towers to track phone locations in criminal investigations.
- Official: School bus driver fired for texting while driving Updated: May-17-16 6:52 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Des Moines school district has fired a school bus driver who'd been recorded texting and driving while on her route.
- More Massachusetts drivers cited for texting while driving Updated: May-16-16 9:13 am
BOSTON - State data show that the number of people getting ticketed by police for texting while driving in Massachusetts has steadily increased since it became illegal six years ago.
- Missouri lawmakers pass sales tax exemption for Internet use Updated: May-13-16 12:19 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers have passed a sales tax exemption for Internet use.
- Lawmakers look to ban GPS tracking of cars without consent Updated: May-11-16 6:19 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Senate has passed a bill that would make it a crime to electronically track a vehicle without the owner's consent.
- Judge won't dismiss lawsuit over jobless aid controversy Updated: May-11-16 5:05 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A judge says a lawsuit against a state agency over a computer system that claimed thousands of people had illegally obtained jobless benefits can go forward.
- California judge allows Illinois Facebook lawsuit to proceed Updated: May-11-16 4:06 pm
CHICAGO - A federal judge in California has ruled that three Illinois men can proceed with their class-action lawsuit challenging Facebook's facial recognition software used to identify people in uploaded photos.
- House OKs shooter alert for phones after Kalamazoo shootings Updated: May-10-16 5:45 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Police would be authorized to send cellphone alerts to warn about a mass shooter under a package of legislation the Michigan House approved Tuesday that was motivated by the Kalamazoo-area shootings.
- Amazon, Microsoft: Uphold gay anti-discrimination decision Updated: May-09-16 6:07 pm
RICHLAND, Washington - Prominent Washington businesses from Amazon to Microsoft say the Washington Supreme Court should uphold a decision ordering a Richland florist to stop discriminating against same-sex couples.
- Japan court: Vagina art objects OK, digital data obscene Updated: May-09-16 7:32 am
TOKYO - A Tokyo court ruled Monday that vagina-shaped objects created by a Japanese artist qualify as art, but found her guilty of obscenity for distributing digital data that could be used to make a realistic three-dimensional recreation of her genitalia.
- Legislatures seek limits on phone-tracking technology Updated: May-08-16 10:21 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Law enforcement departments' powerful devices that mimic cell towers and track phone locations are raising privacy concerns and inspiring legislation to restrict how police can use the technology in criminal investigations.
- Nebraska officials reach settlement with internet lenders Updated: May-05-16 11:22 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Unlicensed internet lenders have agreed to forgive more than $550,000 in loans as part of a settlement with Nebraska officials.
- House approves legislation spreading fees to cellphones Updated: May-04-16 9:00 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The South Carolina House approved legislation Wednesday that spreads the cost of phone services to cellphone customers, lowering fees on landline bills.
- Washoe County sheriff's app takes illegal dumping reports Updated: Apr-30-16 6:49 pm
RENO, Nevada - A Washoe County Sheriff's Office cellphone app now allows citizens to report illegal dumping.
- Sitka Assembly approves ban on texting while driving Updated: Apr-29-16 10:03 am
SITKA, Alaska - Sitka officials have approved an ordinance that prohibits drivers from using their cellphones while driving.
- Murder evidence tossed due to cellphone-surveillance device Updated: Apr-26-16 10:07 am
BALTIMORE - A judge has tossed key evidence in the 2014 killing of a woman in Baltimore after ruling that police illegally obtained it using a clandestine cellphone-surveillance device.