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Number of U.S. STEM graduates rises slightly in past decade

Updated below with comments from a researcher. If you listen to politicians and tech leaders, the country is in dire need of more people trained in science, technology, engineering and math, the so-called "STEM" fields. Students appear to be responding somewhat Read More →

EFF outlines plan to stop mass spying

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based civil-liberties group, has shared its plan to stop global mass surveillance. The plan includes keeping pressure on tech companies to protect our data against spying. "We need to cultivate a sense of responsibility Read More →

FTC urges gadget makers to be careful with consumer data

The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday urged businesses to take a variety of measures to insure that the smart gadgets they make, which are flooding the so-called Internet of Things, won't abuse consumer data. "The Internet of Things is already impacting Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here's what's on the Tuesday menu. ICYMI, OMG: Facebook was down for about an hour Monday night/Tuesday morning in the U.S., U.K. and Asia. Lizard Squad hacking group claimed responsibility, but Facebook said the problem was an internal glitch. With Read More →

Quoted: on Internet companies as hate-speech ‘accomplices’

"The big operators, and we know who they are, can no longer close their eyes if they are considered accomplices of what they host." — Francois Hollande, president of France, said Tuesday the government will draft a law that Read More →

Atlassian’s HipChat offers solution to inefficient email inbox

There is another attempt to get rid of the inefficient and overwhelming inbox. This time, software company Atlassian says it has the answer to thousands of unread emails and threads that go on for days and are impossible to follow. Atlassian on Read More →

Off topic: Language quiz, measuring snow, mayors and blizzards, math problems

Quiz time: Can you name the language being spoken? How deep is the snow in Boston? Let's go to the dogs. Speaking of snow, "the modern American mayor was born in a blizzard." And Read More →

Apple poised for record quarter, analysts predict

Riding a wave of red-hot iPhone sales and expanding market share, Apple is widely expected to shatter records when it reports its earnings for the first quarter of 2015 Tuesday. The consensus from analysts is that Apple will log earnings per Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Apple is expected to say that China bought more iPhones than the U.S. last year, according to the Financial Times. WikiLeaks demands answers after recent Google disclosure that it Read More →

Could Google’s Waze be a “police stalking” app?

Some law enforcement officers have called on Google to disable the police alert function on Waze, its popular traffic app, the Associated Press reported. The app, which combines GPS navigation information and tips from drivers, allows people to avoid Read More →
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