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UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 10:13 p.m.

Watchdog recommends security measures after names, Social Security numbers stolen from WSU

A consumer watchdog group has recommended security measures for anyone who may be affected by the recent theft of sensitive data from a Washington State University research center.


Large fries? Extra sauce? Why McDonald’s wants to track all your dining habits

By year’s end, the world’s largest burger chain will roll out nationwide a mobile ordering system that will collect a wealth of data about the habits of customers.


Trump has visited a Trump-branded property every 2.8 days of his presidency

For the tenth weekend in a row, President Donald Trump is visiting a Trump-branded property – every weekend except the first two after his inauguration.


Republicans in Congress just voted to allow ISPs to sell your internet data – what’s that mean for you?

Congress is allowing internet companies to collect and then sell your personal data grabbed from online web browsing.


Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow

The last straw that convinced Chicago native Marissa Marshall it was time to move away was hearing dangerously close gunfire in the rough neighborhood where she found affordable housing.


In a fact-challenged era, will public access to federal data be the next casualty?

Since taking office, the Trump administration has made a series of moves that have alarmed groups with a stake in public access to information: historians, librarians, journalists, climate scientists and …


Verizon’s reliable reputation on the line in coming data deluge

By offering customers unlimited data, Verizon Communications is putting at risk the one thing that made it America’s wireless king: its network.


Yahoo hit in world’s biggest data breach

Ailing tech giant Yahoo may soon confirm a data breach affecting hundreds of millions of accounts, according to a report from tech site re/code. If confirmed, the breach would be …


Trump questions value of voter data, worrrying Republicans

Donald Trump says he plans to win the White House largely on the strength of his personality, not by leaning heavily on complex voter data operations that have become a …


Froma Harrop: Can we face away from Facebook?

The Facebook takeover of so much of our time, meanwhile, has dulled us to its business agenda, which relies on entering one’s mind and moving the furniture.


YouTube now on T-Mobile’s ‘Binge On’ after earlier spat

T-Mobile and YouTube have come to terms after a public spat over the phone company’s “Binge On” video streaming service. That means most T-Mobile customers can, starting Thursday, watch YouTube …


French lawmakers vote bill to make tech firms unlock data

France’s lower house of Parliament has approved a measure aiming to give prison sentences to technology company executives who refuse to give data to investigators in terrorism-related cases.