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Stolen Tesla Model S retrieved using smartphone app

Vehicle-location services can do more than help scatterbrained owners figure out where their cars are parked.

By November 3, 2015


Snowden at SXSW: The NSA set fire to the future of the Internet

In his first extended comments to the public, Edward Snowden calls on the development community at South by Southwest to create more usable privacy and security tools.

By March 10, 2014


Facial-recognition tech played no role in ID'ing bomb suspects

Despite images of the suspects at the scene and in official databases, the software could not put names to their faces, Boston's police commissioner tells the Washington Post.

By April 21, 2013


Twitter may soon tell you what's going on nearby, right now

A report from AllThingsD suggests that Twitter is developing tools that will let users see what's going on nearby in real-time.

By April 25, 2013


Reddit regrets role in 'online witch hunt' for misidentified suspect

General manager apologizes for link-sharing site's "dangerous speculation" in the days following the Boston Marathon bombing.

By April 22, 2013


Purported TV-caption slipup pegs Zooey Deschanel as alleged Boston bomber

In what might be one of the more unfortunate closed-captioning snafus of recent years, a Twitter user posts a photo of what he says is a Fox affiliate mistakenly presenting the heart-object of certain nerds as suspect No. 2.

By April 20, 2013


Authorities in Boston bombing helped, hindered by social media

Boston Police have asked for help via Twitter in tracking down the remaining bombing suspect, while also telling tweeps not to give too much away.

By April 19, 2013