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Mississippi Sues Google, Saying It Violates Student Privacy

By Jeff Amy | Jan 20
Mississippi's Democratic attorney general is once again tangling with Google, alleging in a lawsuit that the company is illegally violating student privacy, even as some Republicans seek to muzzle his ability to file such civil suits.

For Driverless Cars, A Moral Dilemma: Who Lives or Dies?

By Matt O'Brien | Jan 20
Imagine you're behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you're confronted with an impossible choice: Veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller.

Breast Cancer Tattoo Photos Lead to Facebook Expulsion

Jan 20
A woman who aids breast cancer survivors in the St. Louis area by creating tattoos of the nipple and areola after reconstructive surgery has been booted from Facebook for showing examples of her work.

Home Security Tips: 5 Social Media Do's and Don'ts

By Justine Lavelle | Jan 19
Are you in the process of planning your winter getaway? People can't wait to share their travel destinations and photos with their friends on social media. However, this is a critical time to step away from social media to protect your family and home.

Baidu Hires Microsoft Expert in Artificial Intelligence Push

Jan 19
Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular Internet search engine, said Tuesday it has hired a former Microsoft executive and artificial intelligence specialist to improve its competitiveness in the field.

Facebook Introduces Measures to Tackle Fake News in Germany

Jan 18
Facebook says it's introducing measures to tackle the spread of fake news in Germany, months before the country holds a national election.

Gadget Mountain Rising in Asia Threatens Health, Environment

By Stephen Wright | Jan 18
The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless safe disposal becomes the norm.

Driverless Electric Shuttle Being Tested in Downtown Vegas

By Ken Ritter | Jan 17
There's a new thrill on the streets of downtown Las Vegas, where high- and low-rollers alike are climbing aboard what officials call the first driverless electric shuttle operating on a public U.S. street.

Drone Schools Look to Woo Younger Pilots for Commercial Jobs

By Dave Kolpack | Jan 17
Leaders in the unmanned aircraft industry are trying to persuade young people who think drones are cool to consider flying them for a living.

Phone Hacking Company Falls Victim to Hackers

Jan 16
Cellebrite, a digital forensics firm known for helping law enforcement crack into locked smartphones, has itself fallen victim to hackers.

Testing Wearable Sensors as 'Check Engine' Light for Health

By Lauran Neergaard | Jan 15
A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease.

Facebook Takes On a Bigger Role in Journalism

By Barbara Ortutay | Jan 15
Facebook is launching a journalism project aimed at strengthening its ties with media organizations to help them expand their audiences, come up with new products and generally promote trusted news in today's "post-truth" era.

DirecTV Now: A Trial is Free, but It's A Hard Sell for Some

By Tali Arbel | Jan 14
It's TV, it's fun, it's a free trial with no hassle. Why wouldn't people jump at the chance to try something new? As it turned out, almost nobody did.

Zero-Emission Boat Prepares for Round-the-World Odyssey

By Samuel Petrequin | Jan 14
The first self-sufficient boat powered only by emission-free energy will start a six-year trip around the world in the spring.

WNBA's New Security App Put to Test Quickly

By Doug Feinberg | Jan 13
It didn't take long for the WNBA's new security app to be put to the test. Within a week of its debut, a deadly shooting occurred on New Year's Eve at an Istanbul nightclub.

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