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New Malware May Be Lurking In More Than 300,000 iPhones, iPads

Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new form of malware that may have affected hundreds of thousands of Apple mobile device users, largely in China.

11/06/2014

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U.S. Makes Nearly Half Of Government Facebook User Information Requests

The latest Facebook disclosure on how often governments around the world request user information reveals that the United States government does much more snooping into the social network than any other country.

11/05/2014

California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks during a news conference on October 10, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California’s Attorney General Warns Personal Data Hacks Affected 18.5 Million Statewide Last Year

The number of Californians whose personal data was hacked last year jumped six-fold to 18.5 million accounts. That assessment comes from California Attorney General Kamala Harris in a new report on data breaches.

10/28/2014

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AT&T Sued By Government Over Misleading Customers On Data Plans

AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers who were promised unlimited data but had their Internet speeds cut by the company—slowing their ability to open web pages or watch streaming video.

10/28/2014

The 'Vessyl' cup offers users nutritional data on whatever is poured into it. (CBS)

Vessyl ‘Smart Cup’ Knows What’s Poured Into It, Helps Users Track Nutrition Data

A San Francisco company has created a cup that knows what’s poured into it.

10/06/2014

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iOS 8 Bug Prompts Apple To Withhold Apps Using Highly Touted Feature

A bug in Apple’s new iOS 8 software for mobile devices is prompting the company to withhold apps that use a highly touted feature for keeping track of fitness and health data.

09/17/2014

Actors Jennifer Lawrence (L) and Matthew McConaughey at the 86th Annual Academy Awards.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Promises of Prosecution After Nude Celebrity Photos Leaked—Is Cloud Storage Secure?

After actress Jennifer Lawrence’s nude photographs were leaked and posted online, there have been calls for prosecution as well as concerns over cloud storage security.

09/01/2014

KCBS Instagram Feed After Napa Earthquake

Napa Earthquake First Major Bay Area Quake In Smart Phone, Social Media Technology Age

The strongest quake in 25 years plunges the Bay Area into a Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Web-fueled frenzy of sharing, commenting, laughing and lamenting as an entire community was joined by wireless communication and the Internet.

08/25/2014

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San Francisco-Based Fitness Device Maker ‘Fitbit’ Denies Selling Personal Data

The maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.

08/22/2014

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New Metadata Map Pinpoints Your Cat’s Exact Location

If you love posting photos of your cat to social media then chances are your feline friend is on this new megamap.

07/29/2014

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