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Wi-Fi? Why Not? Homeless Are Avid Users of Free Web Kiosks

By Karen Matthews | Aug 25
An effort to replace obsolete pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with panhandlers and the homeless, the least wired people in the city.

Cheating Site Had Inadequate Security, Privacy Officials Say

Aug 25
Privacy officials in Canada and Australia have found that cheating website Ashley Madison had inadequate security safeguards and policies despite marketing itself as a discreet and secure service.

How Technology Impacts Human Behavior

Aug 25
Internet technology has evolved at lighting speed. How is all this high-tech upheaval changing human behavior?

Harambe Lives: Killed Zoo Gorilla Gets a Second Life Online

By Julie Carr Smyth and Dan Sewell | Aug 24
With online declarations such as "Harambe Lives!" the Ohio zoo gorilla shot and killed after a 3-year-old boy got into his enclosure has taken on life after death.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Targets 450 Social Media Users

Aug 24
The cyber-arm of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard says it has summoned, detained and warned some 450 administrators of social media groups in recent weeks.

France, Germany Want Encrypted App Makers to Help Stop IS

Aug 24
France and Germany pushed Tuesday for Europe-wide rules requiring the makers of encrypted messaging apps such as Telegram to help governments monitor communications among suspected extremists.

AT&T to Provide Cellphone Roaming and Other Services in Cuba

Aug 23
AT&T has reached a deal for enhanced roaming and other cellphone services for wireless customers visiting Cuba.

Gigantic Aircraft Takes Historic Flight

Aug 23
The world's longest aircraft took flight this past week in England.

Barbra Streisand Called Apple CEO to Fix Siri's Pronunciation of Her Name

Aug 22
This might be the most Barbra Streisand thing ever.

NBC Learning About Changed Viewer Habits

By David Bauder | Aug 22
For future Olympics, NBC says it will look at how some of its tech-savvy customers are programming the games themselves for advice on putting together its own broadcasts.

Twitter Unveils Features to Filter Tweets, Notifications

Aug 21
Twitter has announced two new settings that will allow users to control what they see in their feeds and what notifications they receive.

Android Makers Really Want to Make Their Phones Eye-Catching

By Anick Jesdanun | Aug 20
It's getting rarer for phone launches to generate excitement these days - especially in the Android world, where all models use the same underlying Google software.

Powell Told Clinton of His Use of A Private Email at State

By Michael Biesecker | Aug 19
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says he sent Hillary Clinton a memo touting his use of a personal email account after she took over as the nation's top diplomat in 2009.

Stalking, Scientology and Sex: Gawker's Biggest Moments

By Mae Anderson | Aug 19
Here are some of the biggest - and most notorious - stories during Gawker's nearly 14-year tenure.

Railroads Show Little Progress on Key Safety Technology

By Joan Lowy | Aug 19
Many commuter and freight railroads have made little progress installing safety technology designed to prevent deadly collisions and derailments despite a mandate from Congress.

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