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New California law requires police to get warrants for online data

Backed by many tech firms and the ACLU, the privacy law hits the books but doesn't apply to federal law enforcement authorities.

By October 8, 2015


Get a drone's-eye-view of Arkansas tornado aftermath

Shortly after a tornado hit near Mayflower, Ark., one storm chaser deployed a small drone to survey the damage from above.

By April 28, 2014


'Star Wars' author compares homophobic fans to the Empire

Author Chuck Wendig tells fans to "stop being the Empire" after they criticize him for making the lead character gay in his novel "Star Wars: Aftermath."

By September 8, 2015


Clockmaker Ahmed: I won't meet police chief without my lawyer

Technically Incorrect: After being arrested for making his own digital clock, the newest science celebrity shows humor during a press conference and an appearance on MSNBC. He says he's transferring schools.

By September 17, 2015


Pao says Silicon Valley is changing in wake of her lawsuit (Q&A)

In a Q&A with CNET, Ellen Pao says her battle with venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins has ignited a discussion that's already changing practices at tech companies.

By September 14, 2015


Ashley Madison says it's adding new members despite hack

The extramarital-dating site boasts that hundreds of thousands of new members have joined despite a cyberattack that exposed customer data.

By August 31, 2015


The universe is slowly dying

A large-scale survey of over 200,000 galaxies has revealed a grim truth: The universe is definitely slowing down.

By August 10, 2015


New free tool detects Hacking Team exploits

If you're concerned you may be the unwitting victim of the firm's exploits, download this free tool.

By July 21, 2015


Adobe promises patch for Hacking Team zero-day flaw

The security flaw affects every version of Flash Player and remained undetected until the catastrophic Hacking Team data breach.

By July 8, 2015


The gaping vortex in this Texas lake is big enough to suck in a boat

Floods tend to create all kinds of dangers in their path, including some you wouldn't expect, like the giant whirling water vortex recently spotted in Lake Texoma.

By June 25, 2015