- Cellphone fees, education mandates among new state laws Updated: May-28-16 12:37 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - New laws in South Carolina extend taxes to cellphones, require students to learn about America's "founding principles," and fix a quirk in campaign finance law that has entangled many state officials.
- Google-backed Magic Leap alleges workers stole its secrets Updated: May-27-16 4:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Artificial reality startup Magic Leap is accusing two Silicon Valley employees of stealing the closely guarded secrets behind its technological tricks.
- Sailor pleads guilty to illegally retaining submarine photos Updated: May-27-16 1:10 pm
BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut - A Navy sailor has pleaded guilty to charges alleging that he illegally retained photos he took with his cellphone of classified areas and equipment inside a nuclear attack submarine based in Connecticut.
- Bill would end N Carolina electronics recycling program Updated: May-27-16 1:02 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's electronic recycling program and ban on such equipment in landfills would end in legislation making its way through the state Senate.
- Researchers: Asian bank hacks may be linked to North Korea Updated: May-27-16 12:58 pm
NEW YORK - Cybersecurity researchers say North Korea might be connected to a recent attack that resulted in the theft of over $100 million from the Bangladeshi central bank and the attempted thefts of millions more from other Asian banks.
- Jury sides with Google in battle over Android software Updated: May-26-16 8:54 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Google's Android software just dodged a $9 billion bullet.
- Origin of key Clinton emails from report are a mystery Updated: May-26-16 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was supposed to have turned over all work-related emails to the State Department to be released to the public. But an agency audit found at least three emails never seen before - including Clinton's own explanation of why she wanted her emails kept private.
- Woman pleads guilty in $54M green energy Ponzi scheme Updated: May-26-16 1:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania woman admitted her role in a $54 million Ponzi scheme that federal prosecutors say was built on promises of a green energy technology that never developed.
- Utah lawsuit challenges pornography filter fees Updated: May-26-16 12:12 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A man with a history of filing longshot lawsuits is challenging on religious grounds a Utah law allowing Internet service providers to charge for filtering pornography. And some experts say this latest argument could have merit.
- EU lawmakers seek tougher limits on US data use Updated: May-26-16 9:40 am
BRUSSELS - European Union lawmakers want tougher limits set on the U.S. using information about EU citizens that's exchanged under a new trans-Atlantic data agreement.
- Feds: Opelousas hacker sentenced to 1 year in prison Updated: May-26-16 7:33 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Federal prosecutors say a 29-year-old Opelousas computer hacker has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for stealing money, hacking computers and trying to sell information on a hacking forum.
- 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.
- Algerian authorities destroy mountain of pirated CDs, DVDs Updated: May-24-16 9:33 am
ALGIERS, Algeria - Power shovels and a bulldozer have destroyed a huge mound of 2 million illegally copied CDs and DVDs outside Algeria's Culture Ministry, as part of a government pledge to crack down on long-rampant digital piracy.
- 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.
- Correction: Campaign 2016-Foreign Hacking story Updated: May-23-16 11:30 am
WASHINGTON - In a story May 18 about possible foreign hacking into presidential campaigns, The Associated Press used the wrong configuration for the name of the chief executive officer of PKWARE. His name is V. Miller Newton, not V. Newton Miller.
- 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.
- Fugitive accused of cyber fraud extradited from France Updated: May-20-16 6:52 pm
ATLANTA - Prosecutors say a computer hacker accused of committing cyber fraud has been extradited from France.
- Computers and warrants: Some senators oppose Justice plan Updated: May-19-16 4:49 pm
WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of senators took a first step Thursday to blocking a Justice Department proposal that they say would make it too easy for the government to hack into computers during investigations.
- Oculus responds to Sen. Al Franken's VR privacy questions Updated: May-19-16 3:24 pm
LOS ANGELES - The virtual reality company Oculus relies heavily on Facebook for security and shares information about its users with VR creators.
- 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.
- LinkedIn confirms 2012 hack exposed 117M user passwords Updated: May-18-16 5:31 pm
NEW YORK - LinkedIn said Wednesday that a 2012 breach resulted in more than 100 million of its users' passwords being compromised - vastly more than previously thought.