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Surplus food for the homeless is just an app away

On-demand smartphone apps are known for addressing the whims and desires of the comfortable. It turns out they can also serve the greater good.

By June 21, 2015


Apple, Microsoft tussle with feds over access to user data

Tech companies say that user data requested by the government is encrypted and therefore inaccessible. But the government doesn't like that response.

By September 8, 2015


New rules require feds to get warrant for cell phone surveillance

Civil liberties advocates welcome the change, but say the public will remain largely unaware if their information has been caught up in criminal investigations.

By September 3, 2015


US senator wants feds to investigate Apple over music streaming

Al Franken is particularly concerned about whether Apple has stymied competition in the music-streaming business by controlling its own application marketplace.

By July 23, 2015


Fed personnel chief mum on number of employees hit by data breaches

In a Wednesday hearing, members of a congressional committee press OPM director Katherine Archuleta for numbers and details on hacks affecting federal workers.

By June 24, 2015


Feds make it even harder for telemarketers to annoy you

The FCC adopts new rules that make it more difficult for companies to send consumers unwanted messages and easier for consumers to block or opt out of marketing messages.

By June 18, 2015


Feds take steps to bring broadband to low-income households

The FCC will seek comments on how to expand its $1.7 billion fund for subsidizing phone service for low-income families. The agency wants the fund to cover broadband service as well.

By June 18, 2015


Feds to cable industry: Embrace broadband competition, or else

Speaking at the cable industry's annual convention, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler tells cable operators to expect policies that promote broadband competition.

By May 6, 2015


Feds OK plan to free up airwaves for smartphones

FCC approves plan to share airwaves previously used by the military to help mobile operators keep up with wireless data demands.

By April 17, 2015


Fed-up Facebook friends to mom: Stop posting baby pics!

Technically Incorrect: An Australian mom is stunned that her Facebook friends don't like her constant baby updates. How stunning.

By April 14, 2015