- Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters Updated: Feb-05-16 7:35 pm
WASHINGTON - Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday.
- New Jersey sues Volkswagen, claiming emissions fraud Updated: Feb-05-16 6:25 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - The state of New Jersey sued Volkswagen Friday, claiming the auto maker sold diesel vehicles equipped with software that deactivated on-board emission controls except during emissions testing.
- Senators grill personnel office nominee over data hack Updated: Feb-04-16 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Office of Personnel Management on Thursday promised to strengthen the agency's cybersecurity and information technology systems after what's believed to be the largest data breach in U.S. history.
- Texas jury orders Apple to pay $625.6 million in patent case Updated: Feb-04-16 1:40 pm
A federal jury in East Texas has ordered Apple to pay $625.6 million after finding that Apple services like FaceTime and iMessage infringed on technology patents held by Nevada patent-holding company VirnetX.
- Roberts sold more than $250,000 in Microsoft stock Updated: Feb-04-16 3:23 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's recent decision to step into a relatively unimportant case involving Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming system revealed that Chief Justice John Roberts has sold between $250,000 and $500,000 in Microsoft stock in the past year.
- House passes bill giving more credit for science, math Updated: Feb-03-16 11:47 am
ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill giving HOPE Scholarship recipients more credit for science, technology, engineering and math courses.
- 17-year-old charged with hacking into high school computer Updated: Feb-03-16 11:00 am
CARY, North Carolina - A student has been arrested and charged with hacking into the computer system and changing some grades at Panther Creek High School in Cary.
- EU and US reach new data-sharing agreement Updated: Feb-02-16 6:07 pm
BRUSSELS - The European Union and the United States struck a deal Tuesday over data-sharing that will allow the likes of Facebook and Apple to continue sending people's information across the Atlantic - but a legal challenge to the pact is widely anticipated.
- US to rework arms control rule on exporting hacker tools Updated: Feb-02-16 2:19 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is rewriting a proposal under arms control rules from 20 years ago to make it simpler to export tools related to hacking and surveillance software since they are also used to secure computer networks.
- Former college employee gets jail in identity theft case Updated: Feb-02-16 10:28 am
SAN LUIS OBISPO, California - A former community college employee has been sentenced to nearly a year in jail for stealing identity information of her coworkers in San Luis Obispo County.
- Indiana man gets 27 months in international spam case Updated: Feb-01-16 4:06 pm
PITTSBURGH - An Indiana man who helped send millions of illegal spam messages to U.S. and international cellphones and computers has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison by a federal judge in Pennsylvania.
- Judge OK sought to settle blind student suit against college Updated: Feb-01-16 8:36 am
CINCINNATI - A judge is to hear final details of an agreement to settle a blind student's lawsuit accusing Miami University in Ohio of using technology that presented a barrier to her education.
- EU considering probe of Google tax deal in UK Updated: Jan-28-16 10:34 am
LONDON - The European Union could investigate the 130 million-pound ($186 million) deal for back taxes struck between Britain and Google, after furious opposition lawmakers suggested the Internet company should have paid more.
- Centene loses personal, health data of 950,000 members Updated: Jan-26-16 3:08 pm
ST. LOUIS - Health insurer Centene Corp. says it is missing half a dozen hard drives that contain the personal and health information of roughly 950,000 clients.
- Public school system challenges funding of charter schools Updated: Jan-25-16 9:51 am
PORT ALLEN, Louisiana - The West Baton Rouge Parish school system is looking to lead the charge in the latest battle over the amount of local and state tax dollars the Louisiana Department of Education pumps into charter schools annually.
- Brothers' road trip calls for van, Spam, blogging Updated: Jan-24-16 12:04 am
ORLANDO, Florida - The idea, like many ideas often do, emerged out of a long talk over beer in 2014.
- Google agrees to pay UK for taxes owed for decade Updated: Jan-23-16 6:02 am
LONDON - A senior opposition lawmaker says Google's tax settlement with Britain is "derisory" and unfair to taxpayers.
- Obama enlists Pentagon to overhaul security clearance system Updated: Jan-22-16 7:21 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration asked the Pentagon on Friday to help overhaul the federal security clearance system, aiming to turn the page on a devastating data breach that exposed a major vulnerability for U.S. national security.
- Google to pay $140 million in back taxes in Britain Updated: Jan-22-16 7:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Google will pay about $140 million in British back taxes in a concession driven by a shift in how the Internet company will measure its success in the United Kingdom. The amount translates into 130 million pounds.
- Bill would require IT workers to report child pornography Updated: Jan-22-16 2:36 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah lawmaker wants computer technicians to face jail time if they don't immediately report child pornography they discover on someone's computer.
- Legislation looks to ease bitcoin transactions in Wyoming Updated: Jan-22-16 9:01 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - State legislators have introduced a bill that would make digital currencies, like bitcoin, equal to the U.S. dollar in bank transactions.
- Senate backs ban on hand-held cellphones while driving Updated: Jan-21-16 8:35 pm
BOSTON - The state Senate approved a bill Thursday that would require drivers in Massachusetts to put down their cellphones while behind the wheel.
- In Tech: Minecraft for schools, Amazon Dash, data encryption Updated: Jan-20-16 8:22 pm
Microsoft is buying the educational version of Minecraft and has plans to create a bigger and better version of the popular world-building video game that's designed for classrooms.
- Minnesota lawmakers take on data privacy in classrooms Updated: Jan-20-16 3:22 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Lawmakers and data privacy advocates say the digital age means students' private information needs protecting.
- Ukrainian admits leading ring that stole online bank data Updated: Jan-20-16 3:09 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A Ukrainian man has admitted using thousands of infected computers to steal user names and passwords for bank accounts and other online services.