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A Vodafone branch in central London. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

Cellphone operator reveals scale of gov’t snooping

LONDON (AP) — One of the world’s largest cellphone companies on Friday revealed the scope of government snooping into phone networks, saying authorities in some countries are able to directly access its network without seeking […]

06/06/2014

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Volume of encrypted email rising amid spying fears

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The volume of email cloaked in encryption technology is rapidly rising as Google, Yahoo, Facebook and other major Internet companies try to shield their users’ online communications from government spies and […]

06/03/2014

Hundreds of fans funnel hot air from computer servers into a cooling unit to be recirculated at a Google data center in Mayes County, Okla. The green lights are the server status LEDs reflecting from the front of the servers. (AP Photo/Google, Connie Zhou, File)

Tech giants call for controls on gov’t snooping

LONDON (AP) — Major technology companies, stung by poor publicity for having helped the U.S. government access personal data, on Monday issued an open letter to President Barack Obama asking for tighter controls on surveillance. […]

12/09/2013

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Starbucks asks customers to sign petition

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks, better known for its piping hot coffee, is throwing itself in the middle of yet another heated national debate. The world’s biggest coffee chain said Thursday that it will ask […]

10/10/2013

A Starbucks drink waits for a customer to pick it up as barista Josh Barrow prepares another, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Starbucks gives free coffee to customers who buy coffee for another

(AP) – Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wants lawmakers to come together to resolve their political gridlock. And he’s giving away free coffee to customers who set an example how to do it. From Wednesday to […]

10/10/2013

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AOL’s Patch local news site to lay off up to 500

NEW YORK (AP) — AOL Inc. is laying off up to half the workforce at its Patch local news sites and shuttering or consolidating roughly 150 of the 900 sites while looking for partners for […]

08/16/2013

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Michael Terpin on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Michael Terpin, the author of Beyond Social Media and an expert in public relation. He is also the founder of SocialRadius, a social media marketing firm that has worked with artists like Will.i.am and TV shows like NBC’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

06/11/2013

James Clapper Jr., US Director of National Intelligence (AP Photo)

Intelligence chief defends Internet spying program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to quell a domestic furor over U.S. spying, the nation’s top intelligence official stressed Saturday that a previously undisclosed program for tapping into Internet usage is authorized by Congress, falls under […]

06/09/2013

Aerial view of the US National Security Agency Utah Data Center, Bluffdale, Utah. (AP Photo)

Where your online data gets stored

(The Associated Press) – Internet companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google have vast amounts of data on you. These include the photos and video you share, the email you send and receive and the […]

06/07/2013

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Is Big Data turning government into ‘Big Brother?’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking companies and terrorist-hunting government […]

06/07/2013

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