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  • This is how England deals with 'Twitter trolls' and online harassment

    A man from Bristol, England, was sentenced this week to 18 weeks in jail for using his Twitter account to abuse and threaten a female MP.

  • Caught in the act? Videos of police can mislead

    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A man walks through Wal-Mart, holding something to his ear as he passes a gun case. He leans toward a shelf and steps back into view, now holding a long, dark object — a gun? — as he walks past customers, who show no obvious reaction. Eight minutes later, surveillance...

  • Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world's most secretive espionage organizations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in a nondescript building in Tel Aviv to meet a shadowy recruiter. Now all it takes to...

  • 5 questions, answers on 'net neutrality'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether Internet providers should be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster. It's a topic that has attracted record-setting public attention. The agency...

  • Lenovo looks to expand after IBM acquisition

    BANGKOK (AP) — Lenovo Group has received U.S. and European approval to complete its acquisition of IBM Corp.'s low-end server business and plans to use it to grow faster outside its personal computer business, Lenovo's chairman said Monday. The $2.1 billion acquisition is due to close Wednesday...

  • Sen. Cardin to address aerospace industry leaders

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Sen. Ben Cardin is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at a roundtable discussion on the aerospace industry in Maryland. The speech is scheduled for Monday in Greenbelt. The Maryland Democrat will talk about issues of concern to the aerospace business community. Cardin...

  • Cyberwar: Not if. Not when. Now.

    When intruders cracked into the computer files of a prime contractor for the Department of Homeland Security, it was a warning that no one, including the government's own security arm, was immune from the threat.

  • Brown vetoes bill limiting drone surveillance

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's office announced Sunday that he has vetoed a bill that would have placed strict limits on law enforcement agencies using unmanned aerial drones for surveillance. AB1327 by Republican Assemblyman Jeff Gorrell of Camarillo would have required...

  • Tech-friendly cities struggle with new biz rules

    BOSTON (AP) — A renowned technology hub that is home to some of the country's top universities, Boston is emerging as an unlikely battleground for web-based businesses like Airbnb and Uber, with some saying more regulations are needed to prevent the upstarts from disrupting communities and more...

  • For some gays abroad, social networking poses risk

    For gay men in the dozens of countries that criminalize their sex lives, social networking can be a blessing or a curse. High-tech dating apps and social media have enabled countless men to expand their circles of friends and lovers in settings that are hostile to any overt trace of...

  • Government takes on the Internet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Should the company that supplies your Internet access be allowed to cut deals with online services such as Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster? The Federal Communications Commission is tackling that question this fall after the public submitted a record 3.7...

  • Surveillance vs. privacy stokes transatlantic tensions in fight against terror groups

    "The question is, was everything necessary that the American side allegedly did," asked Tim Ostermann of Gemany's Christian Democratic Union. "We have not received an answer to this question."

  • Obama order would force disclosure of domestic drone use

    Federal agencies would be forced to provide information about drone programs inside U.S.

  • FBI warns cyber sabotage, extortion by disgruntled employees rising

    The FBI has engaged in numerous "significant" investigations in recent months involving employees who used their access to company servers to destroy data, steal customer information, make unauthorized charges to company accounts and steal trade secrets.

  • California cities crack down on ride-sharing firms

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ride-sharing companies Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are being threatened with legal action in San Francisco and Los Angeles over how they screen drivers and charge passengers, along with other business practices. The cities' district attorneys sent letters to the three companies,...



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