Bottle released by US scientist in 1956 found

It was April 1956, and the No. 1 song was Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel." At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, scientist Dean Bumpus was busy releasing glass bottles into the Atlantic Ocean as part ...

In Israel, a push to bring Arabs into tech sector

Ibrahim Sana worked for a global tech company, then broke off to start his own venture. Last year, he was crowned one of Israel's seven most promising young entrepreneurs by a financial newspaper.

Fear hackers? Sochi is little worse than elsewhere

How safe is Sochi for your electronics and personal data? The games, like nearly all international events, have sparked a series of online calls to arms, with various branches of the nebulous Anonymous movement pledging action ...

Ireland says Yahoo! move is good business, not tax trick

Ireland is not a tax haven and Internet giants such as Yahoo! are attracted to the low-tax country for sound business reasons, the Irish prime minister insisted on Friday, fending off a French attack.

Reports: NSA gets under 30 percent of phone data (Update)

The National Security Agency collects less than 30 percent of calling data from Americans despite the agency's massive daily efforts to sweep up the bulk of U.S. phone records, two U.S. newspapers reported Friday.

California leaders push for smartphone kill switch (Update)

Legislation unveiled Friday in the state of California would require smartphones and other mobile devices to have a "kill switch" to render them inoperable if lost or stolen—a move that could be the first of its kind in ...

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