South By Southwest: Secrets, spying, chef Watson
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- FOMO -or the fear of missing out- is a common complaint at the South Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas each year....
NSA leaker Snowden says has no regrets for leaks
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says he has no regrets about revealing the agency's mass surveillance program....
'Burger King baby' now seeks birth mom on Facebook
In 1986, a newborn wrapped in a red sweater was found abandoned in the bathroom of a fast-food restaurant. Nearly three decades later, the baby is all grown up and looking for her biological mother, and tens of thousands of people are trying to help....
Rubio: US bandwidth better used by cell providers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pitching himself as an ally to Silicon Valley, presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio proposed giving cellphone companies more access to government-controlled airwaves as part of a package of pro-business initiatives he said would create "thousands upon thousands of high-paying jobs."...
Japanese bitcoin exchange files US bankruptcy case
The collapse of Japan's Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange is spilling into U.S. bankruptcy court as the company scrambles for legal cover after losing digital currency valued at $473 million....
EBay rejects Icahn's nominees for board
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- EBay is urging shareholders to support its directors and reject the pair put up by Carl Icahn....
Black Twitter flexing muscles on and offline
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michael Dunn's conviction of attempted murder - but not actual murder - in the shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis prompted the creation of hashtag (hash)dangerousblackkids on Twitter. Users posted photos of black babies and toddlers, spoofing the fear that Dunn testified he felt before opening fire on a car full of teens at a convenience store....
US network to scan workers with secret clearances
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stung by internal security lapses, U.S. intelligence officials plan to use a sweeping electronic system to continually monitor workers with secret clearances, current and former officials told The Associated Press....
Germany rejects Snowden claim it bowed to NSA
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany on Monday dismissed a claim by NSA leaker Edward Snowden that it had bowed to U.S. demands to water down privacy rights for German citizens....
BAE report says Ukraine has faced cyberattacks
LONDON (AP) -- Ukraine was repeatedly attacked by sophisticated cyberspies as tensions between pro-Russian and Western-leaning factions escalated in recent months, according to a report from U.K.-based defense contractor BAE Systems....
The federal government is starting to join banks, utilities, and countless other industries in moving more information and operations online to save money. But a paper industry-backed group called Consumers for Paper Options recently launched a PR campaign to slow the federal government's dive into the digital age, arguing that the government is racing ahead of the public's ability to get online. They were able to place language in last month's budget deal that forces the government to resume paper delivery of annual Social Security earnings statements to 150 million Americans.
One year later, do you think the election of the Argentine-born pontiff Pope Francis was a positive change for the Catholic Church?