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Digital Life

  • Smartphones a lifeline for many Americans: Study

    Americans love their smartphones and rely on them as a key way to go online, but many find the cost too steep, a survey showed Wednesday.

  • Facebook adds new gender option for users: fill in the blank

    Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank.

  • Vandalism in US state shows the Internet's vulnerability

    Computers and phones in Arizona were knocked out of service, cash machines stopped working and emergency call systems were disrupted — all because a vandal apparently sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried under the rocky desert.

  • US announces reward for accused prolific cyber hacker

    The U.S. government has announced a $3 million reward for information leading to the arrest of a man American authorities call one of the world's most prolific cyber hackers.

  • Samsung buying mobile-pay co. in bid to challenge Apple Pay

    Samsung is buying mobile-payment startup LoopPay as the Korean phone maker steps up to challenge Apple and its payment system on iPhones.

  • Newsweek Twitter feed briefly hacked

    The Newsweek Twitter feed was briefly hacked Tuesday morning, purportedly by a group associated with the Islamic State.

  • Your info has been hacked. Here's what you should do

    Hackers have stolen personal information from tens of millions of people with Anthem health insurance. The nation's second-largest health insurer, formerly known as WellPoint, said hackers stole Social Security numbers, names, birthdates, email addresses, employment details, incomes and street addresses of people who are currently covered or had coverage in the past.

  • Netflix coming to Japan this fall in service's Asia debut

    Netflix is expanding into Japan this fall, marking the first time that the Internet video service will be available in Asia.

  • Samsung launches Tizen-powered TVs in home market

    South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. has started domestic sales of high-end televisions powered by its Tizen operating system and plans to add washing machines, fridges and other appliances to the range of products that use the software.

  • Google to stop consumer sales of Glass to redesign device

    Google will stop selling its Internet-connected eyewear to consumers until the company can develop a more polished and affordable version that's less likely to be viewed as a freakish device.

  • Facebook founder launches free Internet project in Colombia

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg traveled to Colombia on Wednesday to bring his global Internet-access initiative to Latin America.

  • Obama's cybersecurity proposals part of decade-old programs

    President Barack Obama said Tuesday that recent cyberthreats to Sony and the military's U.S. Central Command are reminders of the serious threats facing the nation. But an Associated Press review shows that some of his plans are retreads from years past.

  • Social media has positives, pitfalls for actors, producers

    Social media is giving television stars and creators a more direct relationship with fans and, as actor Joseph Morgan of the CW's "The Originals" can attest, requires a thick skin.

  • At The Gadget Show: BlackBerry promotes security expertise

    BlackBerry says it will use its expertise in secured messaging services to offer new ways for cars, home appliances and other devices to communicate with each other while keeping data secure and private.

  • FTC chief says gadget industry must prioritize privacy

    While gadget companies are celebrating a coming bonanza of health trackers, connected cars and "smart" home appliances, the head of the Federal Trade Commission is pressing the tech industry to protect consumer privacy.

  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg starts reading program

    Mark Zuckerberg wants to add a little more "book" to Facebook.

  • MoboMarket offers users a festivity of surprise gifts

    As Christmas and the New Year are getting closer, MoboMarket (http://mobomarket.co.id) is launching an attractive program dubbed Gebyar Hadiah Kejutan dari MoboMarket (MoboMarket's Surprise Gift Festivity) for its loyal customers on Dec. 22.

  • The Best Benchmark Is You

    In today’s hyper-connected world, technology buyers can find an answer to almost any question with a web browser and an internet connection. We can all do a little research before we sign the check or hand over the credit card. In the personal computer market, performance benchmarking has been an important part of evaluating computers for years, but what do benchmarks really tell us and which ones can we rely on?

  • Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

    It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment. In that time thousands of executive emails and other documents have been posted online, employees and their families were threatened, and unreleased films were stolen and made available for illegal download. The hackers then escalated this week to threatening 9/11-like attacks against movie theaters scheduled to show the Sony film "The Interview." That fanned security fears nationwide and resulted in the four top U.S. theater chains pulling the film from their screens, ultimately driving Sony to cancel the film's release.

  • Spanish news to vanish from Google News globally

    Google is locking Spanish publishers out of its popular Google News service in response to a new Spanish law that imposes fees for linking to the headlines and news stories on other websites.

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