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Edward James Olmos joins 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' in mystery role

The "Battlestar Galactica" and "Blade Runner" star is taking a "massive" role in the Marvel universe this March.

By January 9, 2015


NSA admits to some deliberate privacy violations

Despite characterizations of domestic data-gathering as accidental, the agency says some of its analysts engaged in "willful violations" of legal restrictions.

By August 23, 2013


Congressman endorses data retention law, then backs away

A key Republican politician alarmed lobbyists trying to update a 1986 electronic privacy law by suggesting a data retention requirement should be attached. Then his aides said he misspoke.

By March 19, 2013


BlackBerry 10 revives RIM's chances at federal agency

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency had said it would dump BlackBerry in favor of the iPhone. Now it'll run a pilot program for new BB10 devices.

By December 13, 2012


iPhone 5 finally hits the streets. Join CNET's live coverage

CNET reporters converge on Apple stores in Paris, New York, and San Francisco for the debut of the iPhone 5.

By September 21, 2012


A garage Batman would envy

A Lake Tahoe house on the market includes a 6,000-square-foot underground garage that uses an aircraft carrier elevator to access cars.

By April 12, 2012


Supreme Court asks: Can feds require you to buy cell phones?

During arguments over the Affordable Care Act's constitutionality, and its controversial individual mandate, the justices offered a consumer electronics analogy.

By March 27, 2012


Anti-SOPA forces have ISP snooping bill in their crosshairs

An Internet outcry forced Rep. Lamar Smith to delay a vote on SOPA. Opponents of Smith's ISP snooping bill are hoping they can repeat the process.

By February 3, 2012


Hawaiian politician backs away from Web dossier law

A state legislator who proposed requiring Internet providers to record every Web site their customers visited is now backing away from the idea.

By January 26, 2012


Hawaii may keep track of all Web sites visited

The state legislature plans hearing on bill requiring Internet service providers to create dossiers on residents showing all Web sites they visit for two years.

By January 26, 2012