PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea said Friday that it executed Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader's former mentor, long considered the country's No. 2....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In March 2007, retired FBI agent Robert Levinson flew to Kish Island, an Iranian resort awash with tourists, smugglers and organized crime figures. Days later, after an arranged meeting with an admitted killer, he checked out of his hotel, slipped into a taxi and vanished. For
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Battle-fatigued and suddenly bipartisan, the House voted Thursday night to ease across-the-board federal spending cuts and head off future government shutdowns, acting after Speaker John Boehner unleashed a stinging attack on tea party-aligned conservative groups campaigning f
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Chemical weapons were probably used in four locations in Syria this year, in addition to the confirmed attack near Damascus in August that forced the government to abandon its secret chemical stockpile, U.N. inspectors said in a report released Thursday....
Startup Settles Creative Commons Licensing Dispute with Tech Database
People+ Can Continue to Use CC Licensed Material And CrunchBase Improves Its Legal TermsSan Francisco - Mobile app startup People+ and free technology-industry database CrunchBase have settled their dispute over data collected under the Creative Commons Attribution License, allowing both companies t
To date, there has been no way to run apps on Android with real and reliable privacy controls. Android version 4.3 and higher take a huge step in the right direction, letting users install apps while denying some of the apps' attempts to collect the user's data.
Android was built from scratch to ha
We've just seen some amazing reports from the Washington Post about just a few ways NSA is tracking people around the Internet and the physical world. These newly-revealed techniques hijacked personal information that was being transmitted for some commercial purpose, converting it into a tool for s
Yesterday, we learned that the NSA is using Google cookies—the same cookies used for advertisements and search preferences—to track users for surveillance purposes.
These Google cookies—known as “PREF” cookies—last two years and can uniquely identify you. Sniffing
Education channel creativeLIVE goes 24-7, because apparently there’s a demand for that
Live broadcasting hasn’t had quite the same panache since demand TV and movies via Netflix and Hulu have come on the scene. It was starting to seem like consumers preferred the power of the web, letting them watch video anytime anywhere, over the power of the broadcast. But then, a week ago&nb
It’s been four years since the launch of bitcoin and not a day goes by that crypto-currency is not mentioned in the tech press. The buzz has gone so mainstream that I regularly field questions about bitcoin from the most non-technical people in my life, many of whom heard about it on TV or rea
A couple of days ago, it looked like Mark Stanley’s “We The People” petition asking for reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act would fall well short of the 100,000 signatures needed to trigger a White House response. Despite a bipartisan “Day of Action” las
What’s worse than sending out the worst job application ever? Probably unknowingly hitting up the CEO of a longtime competitor with a stock recruiting message. Well, this has happened. Earlier this week Ragy Thomas, CEO and co-founder of social media management startup Sprinklr, received an in
Ellen DeGeneres Denies Trouble in Her Marriage
Using her trademark humor, Ellen DeGeneres shot down rumors that she and spouse Portia de Rossi are on the rocks. DeGeneres addressed the tabloid reports during a hilarious monologue on her daytime talk show. “The other day I’m at the hair salon getting these extensions,”...
Entering what his wife calls his “final days,” country music legend Ray Price, who has been battling pancreatic cancer, is leaving the hospital to return to his Texas home, where he will receive hospice care. In a statement issued Thursday by the East Texas Medical...
Singer-songwriter Ariana Grande is only 20, but many people in the music industry are already calling her the next Mariah Carey. Grande’s song, “The Way,” spent 26 weeks on the Billboard charts this year and led her to fame, but it has also landed her...
Jared Leto is on a roll. A day after receiving a Screen Actors Guild nomination for his portrayal of an HIV-positive, transgender drug addict in “Dallas Buyers Club,” the 41-year-old actor picked up a Golden Globe best supporting actor nomination. “I’m so happy!” Leto t