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  • Possible hack of Sony, Microsoft game console sites
    If you can't get your new Sony PlayStation or Microsoft Xbox online today, you can blame the Lizard Squad -- or (indirectly) North Korea. Or maybe neither.December 26, 2014
  • As Uber expands, it asks cities for forgiveness instead of permission
    Uber is in hyper-growth mode, expanding to more than 50 countries. And while it's hard to quantify, the backlash against the company has grown, too.December 26, 2014
  • Internet security experts warn of 'Bash' bug
    The newly-discovered Internet exploit could be as bad or worse than "Heartbleed."September 25, 2014
  • Smartphone apps help to battle campus sexual assaults
    Technology - and particularly smartphones - could reshape safety efforts on college campuses. At least that's the hope of some developers.August 13, 2014
  • Project Eavesdrop: An experiment in monitoring a home office
    If someone tapped your Internet connection, what would they find out about you? To try to answer that question, NPR reporter Steve Henn had his home office bugged.June 11, 2014
  • Target: 40M card accounts may be breached
    The news comes just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear. The chain said that customers who made purchases using their cards at its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have been exposed.December 19, 2013
  • Target data breach: What the experts are saying
    Target says that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear.December 19, 2013
  • Under pressure, MNsure pushes data privacy fixes
    The problem is complex, but it comes down to this: MNsure's website allows consumers' private data to come through unencrypted, leaving it vulnerable to an inexpensive hacking tool.December 17, 2013
  • Cell phone giants to halt 'cramming' charges
    AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile have agreed to stop billing their customers for text message charges they didn't know they were racking up.November 22, 2013
  • Twin Cities Catholics react to news about church leaders, priests
    Catholics who gathered for the annual Candlelight Rosary Procession in St. Paul Friday night reacted to recent news about the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, including an MPR News report that found the archdiocese knew about a priests's sexual misconduct but failed to remove him from ministry.October 4, 2013
  • Smart phones aren't reducing the rural Internet gap
    Ten percent of the nation's adults say they don't have broadband at home but do have a smart phone, says a report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. On the other hand, the same report shows that phenomenon has done nothing to narrow the urban-rural gap.August 29, 2013
  • Report: Yahoo nearing $1.1B acquisition of Tumblr
    Yahoo may be on the verge of closing its biggest acquisition under CEO Marissa Mayer, as she tries to attract more traffic and advertising to the Internet company's website.May 18, 2013
  • Hackers compromise AP Twitter account
    Hackers have compromised the main Twitter account of The Associated Press, sending out an erroneous tweet about an attack at the White House.April 23, 2013
  • Dropped long-distance calls irk rural Minnesotans
    Rural phone customers in Minnesota have complained about dropped or uncompleted long-distance calls for several years. The problem stems from third-party long distance carriers that are trying to save money, FCC officials say.April 17, 2013
  • Facebook unveils 'Home' for Android phones
    With its new "Home'' on Android gadgets, Facebook aims to put its social network at the center of people's mobile experiences. If users choose to download Facebook's Home software starting on April 12, the social network will become the hub of their Android smartphones.April 4, 2013

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