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Doctor-Services Firm Says Private Data of Patients Exposed

Doctor-Services Firm Says Private Data of Patients Exposed

Apr 21
Nationwide physician-staffing company EmCare says a breach exposed personal data for about 31,000 patients, including in some cases their Social Security numbers and clinical information.

British Cyber Expert Pleads Guilty to Creating Malware

British Cyber Expert Pleads Guilty to Creating Malware

By Ivan Moreno | Apr 20
A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus has pleaded guilty to developing malware to steal banking information.

Players Boycotting Social Media over Racism Receive Abuse

Players Boycotting Social Media over Racism Receive Abuse

By Rob Harris | Apr 20
Social media companies did not appear to respond on their networks to the players' concerns despite widespread coverage and support from FIFA for the boycott.

Arizona Lawmakers OK Ban on Cellphone Use While Driving

Arizona Lawmakers OK Ban on Cellphone Use While Driving

By Bob Christie | Apr 20
The small list of states that allow either texting while driving or hand-held cellphone use is shrinking after the Arizona House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a cellphone use ban and sent it to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey.

Electric Scooters Have Zipped by Docked Bikes in Popularity

Electric Scooters Have Zipped by Docked Bikes in Popularity

By Cathy Bussewitz | Apr 19
Love them or hate them, electric scooters are everywhere — zipping along city streets and littered on sidewalks, to the dismay of pedestrians and drivers who must share the road.

Some of Samsung's New Folding Phones Are Already Breaking

Some of Samsung's New Folding Phones Are Already Breaking

Apr 18
Some of Samsung's new, almost $2,000 folding phones appear to be breaking after just a couple of days.

Shop Online? Ways to Reduce Damage to the Environment

Shop Online? Ways to Reduce Damage to the Environment

By Joseph Pisani | Apr 18
Toothpaste delivered in two days is convenient, but not so great for the environment.

Europe Looks to Remold Internet with New Copyright Rules

Europe Looks to Remold Internet with New Copyright Rules

By Kelvin Chan | Apr 18
The European Union has approved a copyright overhaul that aims to give more protection to artists and news organizations but which critics say will stifle freedom of speech and online creativity and punish smaller web companies.

Australia Officials Work with Social Media to Safeguard Poll

Australia Officials Work with Social Media to Safeguard Poll

By Rod McGuirk | Apr 18
Australian electoral authorities have for the first time set up a cybersecurity task force and are working with social media companies to tackle misinformation in the run up to general elections on May 18, an official said on Thursday.

Lyft Pulls Electric Bikes Off the Road After Brake Problems

Lyft Pulls Electric Bikes Off the Road After Brake Problems

By Cathy Bussewitz | Apr 17
Lyft, which owns Citi Bike, has pulled 3,000 electric bikes from the streets of New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., after customers like Buijs complained the bikes were braking too hard.

Russian Parliament Adopts Internet Controls Bill

Russian Parliament Adopts Internet Controls Bill

Apr 17
Russia's lower chamber of parliament has adopted a bill that would expand government control over the internet, raising fears of widespread censorship.

Netflix Adds 9.6M Subscribers in 1Q as Competition Heats Up

Netflix Adds 9.6M Subscribers in 1Q as Competition Heats Up

By Michael Liedtke | Apr 17
Netflix kicked off the year with the biggest subscriber gains in the history of its video-streaming service, but it still managed to disappoint investors by forecasting a springtime slowdown.

Apple, Qualcomm Settle Bitter Dispute over iPhone Technology

Apple, Qualcomm Settle Bitter Dispute over iPhone Technology

By Michael Liedtke | Apr 17
Apple and mobile chip maker Qualcomm have settled a bitter financial dispute centered on some of the technology that enables iPhones to connect to the internet.

As Cashless Stores Grow, So Does Backlash

As Cashless Stores Grow, So Does Backlash

By Alexandra Olson, Ken Sweet | Apr 16
Cash-free stores are generating a backlash among some activists and liberal-leaning policymakers who say the practice discriminates against people who either lack bank accounts or rely on cash for many transactions.

Questions Over Coverage Plague Rural Broadband Expansion

Questions Over Coverage Plague Rural Broadband Expansion

By Anthony Izaguirre | Apr 15
There is a way around the notoriously sluggish internet in West Virginia. You just need a car and some time.

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