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  • Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a major credit card data breach. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is working with both banks and law enforcement to investigate "unusual activity" that would point to a hack....

  • Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points. Now the team calling itself...

  • Law firm’s app block calls, evaluates Telephone Consumer Protection Act claims

    Lemberg STAMFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – A prolific-filing law firm specializing in debt collection harassment cases has helped develop an app that it says could help those who download it make up to $1,500 per robocall or debt collection call. The app called “Block Calls Get Cash” will...

  • Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences. Until now, Netflix subscribers linking the service to...

  • Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app's fight with taxi drivers worldwide. Frankfurt state court spokesman Arne Hasse said Tuesday the decision that Uber can't offer its services without a specific permit under...

  • Political campaigns are watching you watch TV

    New technology allows campaign organizations to buy ad time during the TV programs that are most watched by voters they want to reach.

  • Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate...

  • Santa Fe schools to launch tech program

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Students at one Santa Fe elementary school will soon share about 250 iPads as the school district takes a first step toward launching a $55 million plan to provide each of its 14,000 students with a digital device over the next five years. The district is contracting with...

  • Illinois to spend another $102M on high-speed rail

    CHICAGO (AP) — The state of Illinois will spent $102 million to build a bridge over the Kankakee River along with other improvements as part of high-speed rail upgrades between Chicago and St. Louis. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the funding on Sunday. The bridge will be built near Wilmington. The...

  • Unions: FairPoint not playing fair in labor talks

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — FairPoint Communications workers in northern New England say they knew concessions were in the offing going into labor negotiations with two unions. But they say the telecommunications company isn't playing fair. The more than 1,700 International Brotherhood of Electrical...

  • Computer hitch causes flight delays at Spain hub

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's airport authority says a computer glitch in its automated air traffic control system has caused flight delays during one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. A spokeswoman for AENA says the control system failed around 11 a.m. (0900 GMT) Saturday and affected...

  • Nancy Pelosi wants Congress to debate next military moves on ISIS

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Congress should debate additional U.S. military action against ISIS, stopping short of calling for a vote to permit President Obama to authorize airstrikes or other action.

  • Ecuador heralds digital currency plans

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador is planning to create what it calls the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar. The electronic money, which Central Bank officials...

  • Strategy irony: Obama declares 'National Preparedness Month,' 'PrepareAthon'

    President Obama declared September "National Preparedness Month," a time when he wants the nation to set their own strategy for dealing with a killer crisis -- like climate change.

  • Startups offer banking for smartphone users

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Startups, such as Moven and Simple, offer banking that's designed specifically for smartphones, enabling users to track their spending on the go. Some things haven't changed. Like traditional banks, customers...



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