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Smartphone 'kill switch' law takes effect in California

Starting July 1, smartphones sold in the state must come with software that lets users lock a stolen phone so it can't be used, making it harder to resell. Crime statistics show the tech is already working.

By July 1, 2015

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Obama jabs at Healthcare.gov on 'Colbert Report'

The president takes over Stephen Colbert's "The Word" segment and turns it into "The Decree." He squeezes in a crack about LinkedIn while he's at it.

By December 9, 2014

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Hackers breach Healthcare.gov, but no personal data stolen

Hackers infiltrated the US government's healthcare portal, but did not steal any data uploaded by customers.

By September 4, 2014

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Microsoft: Future 'bleak' if gov't continues unlawful data collection

Firm's top lawyer again calls for stop to "unfettered collection of bulk data," argues for reform of secret FISA court.

By June 24, 2014

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Apple removing some apps that contain Confederate flag imagery

The electronics giant adds its voice to the rebellion against the Civil War symbol following last week's racist massacre of nine people at the famed Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church.

By June 25, 2015

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Amazon, eBay ban sales of Confederate flag merchandise

The online retailers' prohibition comes after bans from Walmart and Sears. Google, Etsy and Newegg also make similar changes.

By June 23, 2015

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Programmers are copying security flaws into your software, researchers warn

Many software developers are cribbing code, and its flaws, that someone else created. And the problem is only getting harder to keep up with.

By June 23, 2015

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Apple reportedly to build its own high-speed data network

Such a network could ensure speedier delivery of iTunes content and other data and reduce some of Apple's reliance on third-party network providers.

By June 8, 2015

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Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

A New York judge hands illegal online drug site founder a life prison sentence in one of the strangest, darkest tales of Web culture.

By May 29, 2015

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New glitch hits HealthCare.gov site

Monday is the deadline to enroll under the Affordable Care Act, but the Obamacare site ran into issues accepting new applications due to a technical problem.

By March 31, 2014