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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

A Google Data Center (Photo credit: Google)

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

FILE - In this July 9, 2011, file photo, Mark Zuckerberg, president and CEO of Facebook, walks with Priscilla Chan during the 2011 Allen and Co. Sun Valley Conference, in Sun Valley, Idaho.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Zuckerberg, wife gift $120M to CA schools

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to the San Francisco Bay Area’s public school system. The couple’s gift will be spread over the […]

05/29/2014

FILE - In this May 30, 2007 file photo, Google employees work on their laptops at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 revealed how very white and male its workforce is — just 2 percent of its Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and 30 percent are women. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

White and male, Google releases diversity data

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed Wednesday how very white and male its workforce is — just 2 percent of its Google employees are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and […]

05/29/2014

FILE - This Dec. 6, 2013 file image posted on his official Instagram account shows Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, third from right, talking with hikers in the Tochal mountain area north of Tehran, Iran. The caption for the post reads, "what makes hiking even more pleasant at Tochal are the many women and men who stop to say hi and share their dreams & concerns." A court in Iran has ordered that the photo-sharing app Instagram be blocked in the Islamic Republic over privacy concerns, the semiofficial Mehr news agency reported Friday, May 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Office of Hassan Rouhani via Instagram, File)

Report: Iran court orders Instagram blocked

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian court ordered that the photo-sharing app Instagram be blocked over privacy concerns, a semiofficial news agency reported Friday, the latest in a series of websites to be banned in […]

05/23/2014

The home of suspect Isidro Garcia, the top floor, left apartment "G" is photographed in Bell Gardens, Calif., on Wednesday, May. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Police claim friendly neighbor was kidnap-rapist

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A woman who says she was abducted by a man a decade ago who forced her to marry him and who fathered her child told KABC-TV that she’s happy and […]

05/22/2014

In this April 23, 2014 photo, Melissa Ellard poses showing her Hinge profile on her iPhone, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Swipe right for Ms. Right: The rise of dating apps

NEW YORK (AP) — So, a lady walks into a bar…Wait, scratch that. A lady takes out her phone. With a left swipe of her finger she dismisses Alex, 25 and Robert, 48. She swipes […]

05/20/2014

A specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Dow and S&P 500 index close at record levels

The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index are closing at record highs Monday as investors regain their appetite for riskier stocks. Twitter was one of the big gainers, rising $1.89, or […]

05/12/2014

A mother's video of her daughter talking about being bullied posted on YouTube.

Mom’s video of bullied daughter on Facebook gets school’s attention

Sarah Cymbaluk of Fosston, Minnesota recorded her daughter Anna crying about on-going bullying and posted it to Facebook where it was shared over 10,000 times in 24 hours. Warning: The video contains expletives.

05/09/2014

In this Sept. 24, 2013, photo, Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Facebook plans campaign to ‘friend’ small business

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook wants to increase its advertising and get more clicks on all kinds of ads. It believes tapping into the lucrative small business market will help it achieve those goals. Sheryl […]

05/07/2014

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