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Cybersecurity Law Privacy Concerns: NSA Will Not Read Americans' Emails If Bill Passes, Keith Alexander Claims

Jade Walker | July 8, 2013 | Politics
WASHINGTON, July 9 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. spy agency that eavesdrops on electronic communications overseas sought on Monday to reassure Americans that the National Security Agency would not read their personal email if a new cybersecurity law was enacted to allow private companies to share information with...

Andrew Cuomo, New York Governor, Signs Strict Measure Fighting Cyber Bullying In Schools

Reuters | September 8, 2012 | Education
By Joseph O'Leary NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York teachers who learn that a student has been bullied online will be required to report the incident to school administrators within one day, under a law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday. The measure, which goes into effect on July...

More Women On Facebook, Twitter And Pinterest Than Men

Britney Fitzgerald | July 9, 2012 | Technology
Women are dominating in the digital "battle of the sexes." That's what the numbers say, anyway. An infographic from marketing firm Digital Flash NY shows women actively using the big three social media networks more than their male counterparts: women make up 64 percent of Facebook users,...

BlackBerry-Maker RIM Tries To Spin Smartphone Delay As 'Not Detrimental'

Dino Grandoni | September 8, 2012 | Technology
By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - A delay in the launch of the new generation of BlackBerrys until next year will give retailers more time to focus on the revamped smartphones once they hit store shelves, Research In Motion Ltd's new marketing chief said on Monday. In the latest upbeat...

Internet Doomsday: Malware Billed As Threat To 9,000 Canadian Computers Fizzles

Christian Cotroneo | September 8, 2012 | Canada Business
TORONTO - A lot more people in Canada were online reading about the latest computer threat rather than suffering through it.One of the country's major Internet service providers received less than dozen calls Monday about an international online security threat that made headlines because it had the potential to take...

Craigslist Posts May Be Tied To Animals Being Used For Target Practice In Oregon (VIDEO)

Katherine Bindley | July 9, 2012 | Green
Authorities in Oregon's Marion County are looking into claims that free pet postings on Craigslist may be tied to incidents of animal abuse, KVAL reports. Police have not yet verified the claims, but authorities in the area have received multiple phone calls regarding rumors that pets advertised through...

Smartphone Owners Prefer Obama To Romney: Finally, Something iPhone And Android Users Agree On

Jason Gilbert | July 10, 2012 | Technology
Sometimes, it feels like the bitter arguments between Apple fanboys and Android lovers are as irreconcilable as those between Democrats and Republicans. Turns out, however, that analogy doesn't run too far. According to a new survey from Harris Interactive, both iPhone and Android supporters find common ground when...

OkCupid Tips: Dating Experts Tell Us 11 Things NOT To Do Online

Britney Fitzgerald | August 24, 2012 | Technology
If you're an online dater, then you've probably seen some miserable OkCupid profiles: cellphone pictures taken in the mirror; messages begging you to eat lobster naked with a stranger; the occasional stalker. Still, online dating has become an explosive business. OkCupid, launched in 2004, is one...

Teens On Twitter: 20 Under-20 Tweeters You Should Be Following

Hannah Orenstein | July 19, 2012 | Teen
This week, Twitter celebrates its sixth anniversary. And although the site is still fairly young, it's difficult to imagine the Internet without the social media mainstay. In less than a decade, Twitter has become a source of breaking news, a breeding ground for viral content, and a hub...

7 Awesome YouTube Channels You Never Knew Existed (VIDEOS)

Timothy Stenovec | July 9, 2012 | Technology
This much is true: You can find almost anything on YouTube. After all, three days' worth of video is uploaded to YouTube per minute. That's nearly 12 years of video uploaded every single day. But since it's hard to find a diamond in a rough, we've gone through...

Major Twitter For iPhone Update Coming

Catharine Smith | July 9, 2012 | Technology
iOS 6′s redesigned App Store has leaked a major forthcoming update to Twitter’s official iPhone application in its update history section.

Daniel Hale Williams Performed Nation's First Open Heart Surgery In Chicago 119 Years Ago (VIDEO)

Lizzie Schiffman | July 9, 2012 | Chicago
In 1893, exactly 119 years ago Monday, Chicago surgeon Daniel Hale Williams performed the first successful open-heart surgery, in what would become both a significant medical advancement, and a huge step in the fight for equality, since Williams was one of the nation's few black cardiologists at the...

'Trick Teacher' Enlists Help Of Imaginary Self To Teach Students About Complex Numbers

Alex Kuczynski-Brown | July 10, 2012 | Education
For all the fanfare made about online learning representing the ruin of education, one teacher actually managed to use technology to his advantage — enlisting the help of his “imaginary” counterpart from cyberspace to, fittingly, teach his class about complex numbers. The video comes

Windows 8 Release Date Set For October: Microsoft

Brian Trinh | September 8, 2012 | Canada Business
SAN FRANCISCO - Computers running on the next version of Microsoft's Windows operating system will go on sale in October.Microsoft Corp. announced the time frame for Windows 8's mass-market release Monday in Toronto. A specific sales date in October wasn't provided.Most industry analysts expected Windows 8 would go on sale...

Sun 'MRI': Plasma Motions Inside Star Found Surprisingly Slow (VIDEO)

Jacqueline Howard | July 27, 2012 | Science
The sun isn't going to start having health problems for another few billion years, but that didn't stop a team of scientists from giving it a stellar “MRI”. The researchers wanted to track the movement of super-hot, ionized gas known as plasma in the sun's interior....

Zachary Levi Talks Nerd HQ, 'Conscientious Capitalism' And Focusing On The Fans

Laura Prudom | July 9, 2012 | TV
When San Diego's Comic-Con first began back in 1970, only 300 people attended. Now, the annual convention for comics, collectibles and all things genre has gone decidedly mainstream, drawing crowds in excess of 120,000 to preview the latest movies, TV shows, games and merchandise in an annual four-day festival of...

10 Free Windows Programs Every PC Owner Should Install Immediately

Jason Gilbert | July 11, 2012 | Technology
You might not have realized it -- what with all the excitement over "Magic Mike" and all -- but we are rapidly approaching an exciting season: prime buying time for new Windows computers! (I know, I know, settle down.) The latest, super-fast Intel chips are now...

Ronnell Jones Arrested: Chicago Police Use Google To Catch 'America's Most Wanted' Fugitive

Joseph Erbentraut | July 9, 2012 | Chicago
The Chicago Police Department are partially crediting their use of a simple Google search in nabbing a double-homicide suspect from New York who had avoided authorities for two years by dressing as a woman. Ronnell Jones, 24, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was pulled over in a traffic stop on...

Windows 8 Release Date: Computers Running Microsoft's New OS To Go On Sale In October

AP | September 8, 2012 | Technology
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Computers running on the next version of Microsoft's Windows operating system will go on sale in October. Microsoft Corp. announced the time frame for Windows 8's mass-market release Monday in Toronto. A specific sales date in October wasn't provided. Most industry analysts expected Windows 8 would...

Jennifer Chong, Pinterest's 2nd Most Popular User, On What Puts Pinners In A Tizzy

Britney Fitzgerald | July 9, 2012 | Technology
Pinterest superstar Jennifer Chong has twice as many followers on the image-sharing site as San Francisco has people. With more than 2 million followers, 4,000 pins and 54 boards, Chong is one of the most-popular users on Pinterest, second only to Jane Wang, who just so happens to...
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