Can police take your fingerprint to unlock your cellphone?

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that police must secure a warrant to search an arrestee's cellphone, as I wrote in a column. But is a criminal defendant's cellphone pass code protected? In an intriguing Virginia case, a Read More →

In tech, breaking up is not so hard to do

Get out the tissues, because break-ups are on the rise in Silicon Valley. As some of Silicon Valley's more seasoned tech companies continue to age, they're spinning off younger businesses or newer technologies, creating smaller and more focused enterprises, according to Read More →

Movie industry gives thumbs down to Google Glass in theaters

It was only a matter of time. The Motion Picture Association of America and movie theaters have updated their guidelines to officially ban Google Glass and other wearable technology that's capable of recording. In other words, as always, the copyright-conscious Read More →

Quoted: Tim Cook comes out, says he’s ‘proud to be gay’

"If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then Read More →

Smartphone, tablet sales still booming

Consumer demand ¬†for mobile devices continues to grow, according to preliminary data out from tech research firm International Data Corporation. Worldwide smartphone shipments from manufacturers during the third quarter this year increased 25.2 percent over the same period a year Read More →

Russians behind White House hack, report says

If you can't go over the White House wall or through its front door, how about breaking into its computer networks? That appears to be what happened in recent weeks. Hackers believed to be working for the Russian government were behind an Read More →
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