November 24, 2011 The law that governs the privacy of cloud computing was written 25 years ago, when the concept of storing emails and other data away from the personal computer wasn't the norm. Some big-name tech companies are asking Congress to step in and clarify Americans' online privacy rights.
November 11, 2011 After a man was shot and killed near the Occupy Oakland encampment, police and local officials are asking protesters to disband.
November 7, 2011 Police departments are starting to equip officers with video cameras on their uniforms. It's supposed to protect both cops and the public, and clarify he-said-she-said situations. But the technology is raising a number of questions and concerns about privacy and who has access to the videos.
November 1, 2011 A cemetery in Washington is now offering cremation spots under a putting green for the avid golfer. There's a sand trap that can also accommodate ashes. "The one unique thing about Sunset Hills is that we guarantee you that everyone here finishes six under," says the man who came up with the idea.
October 6, 2011 The tech world is mourning Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday from complications of pancreatic cancer. But what will become of Apple without its charismatic co-founder? The company aims to keep the Jobs magic alive — from his management style to his infectious enthusiasm for the products.
September 28, 2011 Some online activists see Google's measure to shut down accounts with names that don't look real as part of a worrying trend to force people to use their real names online. They say they want freedom to express themselves — and that there are benign reasons to use pseudonyms.
September 21, 2011 With time ticking away toward the first Republican primary contests, the pressure is building on Sarah Palin to declare her presidential intentions. Staying outside the official pack of hopefuls gives Palin a certain cachet. But it is also frustrating some party activists.
September 13, 2011 Up until recently, most parents accepted the full slate of vaccines that pediatricians gave their children, no questions asked. Now, vaccination rates are dropping in states like Washington and Oregon, and doctors are learning to talk to parents about their vaccine fears.
August 24, 2011 In late July, the House Judiciary Committee approved legislation that requires all Internet service providers to save their customers' IP addresses for a year. The stated purpose is to help police find child pornographers, but privacy experts say the bill is wider-reaching — and that worries them.
August 19, 2011 The warming Arctic is opening up to increased activity, but the U.S. has not been a major player so far. For now, its polar capabilities are limited. Also, the U.S. isn't party to a major treaty that will shape territorial claims in the region.