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Outcry forces India to amend legislation that would ban deletion of emails, IMs

A draft of the country's encryption policy would have made it mandatory for residents to keep all encrypted data, which includes Gmail and WhatsApp, for 90 days.

By September 21, 2015


San Francisco tightens 'Airbnb law' with new amendment

San Francisco's board of supervisors votes to amend the bill passed last October legalizing short-term accommodation rentals.

By July 14, 2015


'Godmother' of cannabis meets her tech-happy children at SF pot summit

The inaugural New West Summit -- devoted to the marriage of pot, tech, business and media -- serves as the site for a kind of passing of the torch. Or should we say a passing of the pipe?

By November 22, 2015


See the bizarre full video of a Missouri media professor taunting a reporter

Months of racial tensions and protests at the University of Missouri lead to the resignation of the MU system president. But following the activists' victory, they shun the media.

By November 10, 2015


Game on (and on and on): How I survived a 24-hour gaming marathon

Could you play video and board games for 24 hours straight? CNET's Danny Gallagher did just that and kept a bleary-eyed diary as evidence for his next of kin.

By November 10, 2015


Chicago finally permits ride-sharing pickups at O'Hare and Midway airports

Starting next year, Lyft, Uber and other ride-share companies will legally be allowed to pick up passengers at the city's major airports and tourist destinations.

By October 28, 2015


Airbnb's next big push? China

Many of the top tech titans have faced roadblocks in China, but the CEO of the home-rental marketplace says he believes his company can be different.

By October 6, 2015


Donald Trump goes after anti-Trump clothing website

Technically Incorrect: A site that sells "Stop Trump" T-shirts receives a cease-and-desist letter from the great man's lawyers. But does he have a case?

By September 24, 2015


Edward Snowden: 'Fourth Amendment no longer exists'

The NSA whistleblower tells NBC the US government has decided "all of our data can now be collected without any suspicion of wrongdoing."

By May 29, 2014


Oh, look! A drone that fires a gun

Technically Incorrect: YouTube has been adorned with a slightly scary video of a drone that has a mounted handgun. Surely this isn't legal, even if it's real.

By July 17, 2015