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  • Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased

    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users. More than half of the requests came from the United States, as has been the case since Twitter began issuing its...

  • FDA to start regulating lab-developed tests

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it will begin regulating laboratory-developed tests, a growing class of medical diagnostics that have never before been subject to federal oversight. The agency says its proposal is designed to make sure that the tests used...

  • Obama remains confident in CIA head John Brennan despite Senate spying

    President Obama remains confident in CIA Director John Brennan's leadership despite an independent investigation that concluded that the agency had overreached its authority by spying on Senate staffers.

  • Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online, launching an app Thursday in Zambia. The Internet.org app will give subscribers of Zambia's Airtel phone company access to a set of basic Internet...

  • NASA picks Md. proposal for space station project

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — NASA has chosen a University of Maryland proposal for a new instrument to observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. NASA announced Wednesday that the laser-based system will observe the structure of forest canopy. The instrument will be...

  • Samsung earns $6.1 billion, shares plunge

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung earned $6.1 billion last quarter but investors were dissatisfied, sending its share price down 4 percent. The panoply of numbers in its earnings report for the April-June quarter show why. — MONEY SPINNER MALFUNCTIONS Last quarter Samsung sold 18 million fewer...

  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday. While the administration was publicly assuring consumers that they...

  • Review: 3Doodler is fun but quirky '3-D pen'

    NEW YORK (AP) — 3-D printing is all the rage. You can hit a button on your computer, which sends a file to a printer, which produces a small 3-D object out of plastic. It's a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things. Enter the 3Doodler: the pen that turns you into the...

  • Class action lawsuit filed against eBay over data breach

    NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against eBay after class members claim it failed to protect personal information when it suffered a data breach. In February or March, eBay’s files were accessed by identity thieves, without eBay’s...

  • U.S. science group to study sexism at one of the most popular websites in the world

    Wikipedia may be sexist â€" and the federal government intends to spend more than $200,000 to find out why.

  • Teens love vacation selfies; adults, not so much

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jacquie Whitt's trip to the Galapagos with a group of teenagers was memorable not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was, said Whitt, a "selfie fest." For this generation, "digital devices are now part of the...

  • Amazon ships first order from New Jersey

    ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The world's biggest online retailer has shipped its first order from its new distribution center in New Jersey. The Interplak All-In-One Sonic Water Jet was sent from Robbinsville to an Amazon customer in New York. Amazon.com says it expects to employ more than 1,000...

  • Thai junta sets plan for fast rail links to China

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government approved a massive budget to upgrade the country's railways including high-speed rail that would eventually link with China as part of an eight-year plan to improve infrastructure, officials said Wednesday. The junta approved 741.46 billion baht...

  • Microsoft spreads Cortana abroad in Windows Phone

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K. The company's corporate vice president of operating systems, Joe Belfiore, said Wednesday in Beijing that Chinese and British users of Windows Phones will get the voice-recognizing...

  • What's a group selfie? Usie (pronounced uss-ee)

    NEW YORK (AP) — What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course! As in "us." Pronounced uss-ee, rhymes with fussy. "Usies are a growing trend that I think have far more social value than selfies," said Michal Ann Strahilevitz, a professor of marketing at Golden Gate University in San...



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