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White House updating online privacy policy

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.

White House updating online privacy policy

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A new Obama administration privacy policy out Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites. It also clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.

Venture investments highest since 2001

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.

Jury: Jeppesen should pay software maker $43M

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

A federal jury in Denver says navigation information provider Jeppesen Sanderson should pay $43.1 million to a small Massachusetts software maker that claimed Jeppesen violated their agreement for putting aviation charts on tablet computers.

Shares of Travelocity owner Sabre rise after IPO

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Shares of Sabre Corp. ended higher Thursday, but the provider of technology services to the travel industry raised less money than it had projected in its initial public offering.

Connecticut House OKs $400M in tax credits for UTC

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Connecticut's House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a deal to grant up to $400 million in tax credits to United Technologies Corp. if UTC makes up to $500 million in upgrades and expansion and hires more workers.

State offers training for blind, visually impaired

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

The South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind is set to start hosting a series of monthly training sessions focusing on assistive technology for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Record labels sue Pandora over older songs

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees.

Aereo CEO speaks on future of company, industry

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week.

Abbott campaign accepting Bitcoin contributions

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's campaign for governor says it will accept contributions made with the bitcoin virtual currency.

Old timey car to replace NYC horse carriages shown

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea.

FDA warns of cancer risk with fibroid procedure

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a surgical procedure to remove noncancerous growths from the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body.

Senate approves hand-held cellphone ban in NH

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Hand-held cellphone use would be banned while driving in New Hampshire in mid-2015 under a bill passed Thursday by the Senate.

Rice students work to bring deft touch to amputees

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

People with prosthetic hands have to handle everything with care.

Ex-Google CEO to advise on NY school tech spending

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has been appointed to advise New York on how to spend a proposed $2 billion for technology upgrades in schools.

Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.

Weibo shares jump in market debut

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Chinese social media company Weibo Corp.'s shares soared in their U.S. market debut Thursday.

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.

2 students to represent state in auto contest

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Two students from Winston County will represent Alabama in the national finals of a competition for aspiring auto technicians.

Researcher finds flaw in Samsung fingerprint check

|Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print.