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Social media & election problems

In three exhaustive hearings this week, executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google acknowledged that their platforms were used by Russia to try and create...

Many ways to become an extremist

For some, the turn to Islamic extremism begins with a Google search, for others a stint in prison. Most of those who embrace such...

New data on how NSA sought data on Americans

Major technology firms have released new data on how often they are ordered to turn over customer information to the government for secret national...

NSA uses smartphone apps to spy on all us

Documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in the apps installed on smartphones across the...

Web giants push for limits on government spying on Americans

Eight U.S. web giants have joined hands to start a public campaign for new limits on how governments collect user information amid concerns of...

How Reagan authorized NSA spying on Google and Yahoo

Back when Yahoo was something hollered at a rodeo and no one could conceive of Googling anything, President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order...

Obama pushes online privacy protections

The White House proposed on Thursday a "privacy bill of rights" that would give consumers more control over their data but relies heavily for...

So, did Verizon win or lose with iPhone contract?

Verizon Wireless would seem to be a big winner after its expected announcement Tuesday that it will start selling the iPhone and break Apple...

Amercans want Wikileaks Twitter info

U.S. officials have issued a subpoena to demand details about WikiLeaks' Twitter account, the group announced Saturday, adding that it suspected other American Internet...

Into the verbal trashbins of history

This story might be epic, and could even go viral, but not if Lake Superior State University has anything to do with it. Just...