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Your butt-dials aren't private, appeals court rules

Technically Incorrect: A federal court says that if you butt-dial someone and the person records it, the information can be used against you.

By 27 July 2015


Do private high-tech commuter buses jibe with public transportation?

Jitney-like shuttle startups, such as Leap and Chariot, have been criticized as being elite services that compete with mass transit, but urban planners don't quite see it that way.

By 12 April 2015


Accused 'revenge porn site' operator: Take down my private photos

Technically Incorrect: Craig Brittain, who allegedly ran a site where people post nude photos of former paramours, issues takedown notices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ordering Google to remove pictures of him.

By 26 February 2015


Assange dubs Google 'privatized NSA,' pillories Eric Schmidt

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange doesn't let the walls of the Ecuadorian embassy in London stop him from criticizing on the Google exec for allegedly collaborating with the US.

By 25 September 2014


Three awesome new features added to Google Photos

Google Photos got some love at Google's Nexus event. Check out what's new.

By 30 September 2015


Spotify said to be raising half a billion dollars from private investors

The music-streaming company could double the amount of funding it has, which might lead to a delayed IPO.

By 30 January 2015


Private spacecraft will sail on streams of photons from the sun

Bill Nye and The Planetary Society want to propel a spacecraft by bouncing the sun's photons off it. The first test of such a craft will take place this May.

By 27 January 2015


Cards Against Humanity gave me part of a private island

Cards Against Humanity's weird holiday promotion resulted in the death of Santa Claus, an apocalyptic lizard uprising and the carving up of a private island in Maine.

By 6 January 2015


Tencent opens China's first private, online bank

An entirely Web-based operation, WeBank issued its first loan to a truck driver on Monday.

By 6 January 2015


UN urges action to combat online violence against women

Almost three quarters of women online have been exposed to some form of cyberviolence, says a new UN report.

By 26 September 2015