Communication Technology

Experimental app might spot drug overdoses in time to help

Jan 9, 2019

Researchers are creating a cellphone app that can tell if someone's overdosed on opioids and summon help

What's in a name? 5G wireless claims, but no real network

Jan 8, 2019

AT&T drew ridicule from other carriers including Verizon and T-Mobile by suddenly relabeling the network used by some of its phones as "5G E," since the 5G network is still being built out and no phones are on the market yet compatible

Weather Channel app accused of selling users' personal data

Jan 5, 2019

Los Angeles prosecutors say they've sued the operator of The Weather Channel app to stop it from tracking the whereabouts of users and selling the data to third parties

The Latest: Weather Channel app denies data wrongdoing

Jan 4, 2019

The owner of The Weather Channel mobile app denies any impropriety with sharing location data collected from users

China's Huawei faces new setbacks in Europe's telecom market

Dec 23, 2018

Chinese tech giant Huawei faces new setbacks in Europe's telecom market as dispute with US deepens

Then one foggy Christmas Eve, reindeer got connected

Dec 20, 2018

To keep track of their animals in Lapland, Northern Finland's vast and remote snow-covered forests, reindeer herders are turning to technology by fitting them with internet-connected collars

ICYMI: California withdraws 'text tax' after FCC ruling

Dec 17, 2018

California regulators have canceled a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones

The Latest: California Coastal Commission unveils phone app

Dec 14, 2018

The California Coastal Commission has unveiled a smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 public access points along the California coast

AP Exclusive: Iran hackers hunt nuke workers, US officials

Dec 13, 2018

The Associated Press has found that a hacking group often nicknamed Charming Kitten has spent the past month trying to break into the personal emails of more than a dozen U.S. Treasury officials

EU agency: Cocaine dealers' technology use complicates busts

Dec 13, 2018

The European Union agency that monitors drug abuse says cocaine dealers are increasingly using social media and encrypted communications to do business, making it harder for authorities to crack down on the trade

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