- Semi-automatic weapons without a background check can be just a click away
The Armslist website, and others like it, are coming under increased scrutiny by law enforcement, gun control advocates and researchers as debate over access to these kinds of weapons heats up.June 17, 2016
- Is Facebook suppressing politically conservative content?
The fallout continues after the tech website Gizmodo published an article on Monday alleging that Facebook wasn't just relying on algorithms to identify trending topics on the social media platform.May 10, 2016
- Dayton wants big boost in cybersecurity funding; lawmakers won't click
Every day, hackers try to break into Minnesota's vast state government computer network. Gov. Mark Dayton wants nearly $46 million to help state agencies shore up their online defenses. So far, lawmakers aren't on board.April 21, 2016
- Neither rain nor snow nor lack of address will stop these deliverymen
Lots of houses in Nigeria have no numbers, so deliveries are often late. But two techies have devised a solution. And they're creating new jobs in the process.April 2, 2016
- Broadband demands rise in Minnesota, but who'll pay the bill?
Sharp differences are emerging over how Minnesota leaders will spread high-speed Internet to more households and businesses around the state. The key question: How much of the budget surplus will they spend?March 17, 2016
- Amazon gets Wall Street's blessing to grab growth now, profits later
Amazon's tiny profits have long fueled questions about the company's growth strategy and how long it can keep the pressure on Target, Best Buy and other traditional retailers. Those questions are fading.January 20, 2016
- Coming soon: More ads on Instagram, and a 'buy' feature on Pinterest
So far, Pinterest's announcement has been getting more positive responses than Instagram's.June 3, 2015
- Firms wonder whether to bite bullet and buy .sucks
Some worry that online venting could reach unprecedented heights with the debut of a new Internet domain. Ralph Nader is featured in a promotional video for the .sucks domain.April 3, 2015
- How secure is your data?
We invited three technology and security experts to talk about the current state of data security.MPR News Update, March 20, 2015
- Does Facebook cause depression? Depends on how you use it
Researchers found Facebook can make you sadder, but only if you're using it to lurk from afar.February 5, 2015
- Facebook suffers self-inflicted outage
The social media giant's Instagram service was also inaccessible.January 27, 2015
- Long-Lost European spacecraft spotted by NASA probe orbiting Mars
The Beagle-2 Mars Lander was lost Christmas Day 2003. Today, British scientists confirmed their spacecraft was found partially deployed on the surface of the Red Planet.January 16, 2015
- Officials: Problem in space station poses no danger to crew
A problem in the U.S. segment of the International Space Station prompted its six-person crew to quickly lock it up and move to a Russian module.January 14, 2015
- U.S. credit cards tackle fraud with embedded chips, but no PINs
This year, more banks will issue cards with small computer chips -- but they're stopping short of another step that will make credit card usage even safer. Retailers aren't happy about it.January 6, 2015
- With downloads in decline, can iTunes adapt?
The drop is attributed to the increasing popularity of streaming music services such as Spotify, Pandora and YouTube.January 6, 2015