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  • Crowds create Wikipedia-style maps of the world

    Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – When Benjamin Gleitzman moved from New York to the San Francisco Bay area, he used a talking turn-by-turn driving app to guide him across the country. In the middle of Wyoming, the voice told him to turn left where there was no road. Rather than complain to the maker […]
  • Feds say 19 arrested in 9 states in ID theft ring

    LAS VEGAS (AP) – Federal authorities say 19 people in Nevada and eight other states have been arrested in a debit and credit card identity theft and trafficking ring that prosecutors allege operated as a racketeering organization based in Las Vegas. In a statement Friday U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden in Las Vegas characterized the extent […]
  • AT&T seeks to settle _ quietly _ with iPhone user

    AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) – AT&T is offering to discuss a settlement with an iPhone user who won a small-claims case that alleged the company was slowing down his “unlimited” data service. A law firm retained by AT&T Inc. also threatened in a letter dated Friday to shut off Matthew Spaccarelli’s phone service […]
  • MySpace predator convicted of 79 felonies

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) – A California man who used the social networking site MySpace to exploit and abuse young girls across the country has been convicted of dozens of felony charges. A jury found 34-year-old Joshua David Threlkeld guilty of 79 felonies and one misdemeanor charge Wednesday in Riverside County Superior Court. Prosecutors say Threlkeld […]
  • Study: LinkedIn resumes more honest _ in some ways

    AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) – A new study says people are less likely to lie about big things on resumes they post on the professional network LinkedIn compared with traditional resumes. But the study, from researchers at Cornell University, says people are actually more deceptive about their interests and hobbies _ things that […]
  • Blog chronicles joy of Belgian kids before crash

    Associated Press HEVERLEE, Belgium (AP) – A torch-light march. Ravioli and meatball dinners. Rides in a funicular railway. A sing-a-long and a dress-up casino evening. Those were some of the things that made last week “mega-cool” for 24 sixth graders at the St. Lambertus school in a hotel in Saint-Luc, high in the Swiss Alps. […]
  • Federal prisoners in W.Va. test MP3 player program

    Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – At a federal prison in the mountains of southern West Virginia, hundreds of female inmates are taking part in a pilot program to bring the quality of entertainment behind bars into the 21st century. More than 400 inmates have spent about $70 apiece to buy an MP3 player from […]
  • Apple’s market clout likely to draw more scrutiny

    AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – In everything it does, from product design to business deals, Apple strives for as much control as possible. But as the world’s most valuable company sets out to define and dominate the rapidly evolving markets it created with the iPhone and iPad, Apple is likely to face antitrust […]
  • Lawsuit: US Cellular workers looked for nude pics

    Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Employees at a U.S. Cellular store in Iowa routinely searched customers’ phones for naked pictures without their knowledge and eagerly showed them to colleagues when found, according to a former worker’s sexual harassment lawsuit. Lisa Blazek, who worked as a retail consultant at a store in the northwest […]
  • Full Titanic wreck site is mapped for 1st time

    Associated Press SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Researchers have pieced together what’s believed to be the first comprehensive map of the entire 3-by-5-mile Titanic debris field and hope it will provide new clues about what exactly happened the night 100 years ago when the superliner hit an iceberg, plunged to the bottom of the North […]