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Kik Messenger App Scrutinized Following 13-Year-Old's Death

PERSONAL TECH | By Ron Harris | Feb 8
Kik Messenger, a smartphone app popular among younger teens, is on the defensive following the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl in Virginia who told friends she was using Kik to connect with an 18-year-old man.

Indiana Man Gets 27 Months in International Spam Case

PERSONAL TECH | By Joe Mandak | Feb 3
An Indiana man who helped send millions of illegal spam messages to U.S. and international cellphones and computers has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison by a federal judge in Pennsylvania.

US Meets with Tech Leaders on Anti-Terror Efforts

PERSONAL TECH | By Brandon Bailey and Kathleen Hennessey | Jan 12
After clashing with technology companies over encryption and government surveillance, the Obama administration adopted a friendlier tone Friday as it sought to enlist Silicon Valley's help in stopping terrorist groups.

Latvian Who Co-Wrote Worldwide Computer Virus Can Go Home

PERSONAL TECH | By Larry Neumeister | Jan 6
A Latvian computer code writer who admitted a role in spreading a virus to more than a million computers worldwide, including some at NASA, can return home after serving 20 months in prison.

Hacker Accused of Stealing Movie Scripts, Celebrity Sex Tapes

A suspect is behind bars accused of hacking into celebrities' email accounts.

AP Investigation: US Power Grid Vulnerable to Foreign Hacks

PERSONAL TECH | By Garance Burke and Jonathan Fahey | Dec 24
About a dozen times in the last decade, sophisticated foreign hackers have gained enough remote access to control the operations networks that keep the lights on.

South America Hacker Team Targets Dissidents, Journalists

PERSONAL TECH | By Frank Bajak | Dec 13
A shadowy cyber-espionage group that sent malware to the prosecutor whose mysterious death transfixed Argentina early this year has been hitting targets in left-leaning nations across South America.

Yik Yak Social Media Service Can Reveal User Data to Police

PERSONAL TECH | By Tami Abdollah | Nov 16
Missouri police within hours arrested a student accused of threatening violence, the latest in a string of such arrests at colleges in recent months involving threats of mass violence posted online.

Ohio Man Allegedly Urged Service Members' Killings Online

PERSONAL TECH | By Eric Tucker and Tami Abdollah | Nov 15
An Ohio man accused of using social media to promote violence against U.S. service members opened at least eight anonymous online accounts in quick succession to make threats.

Britain Seeks Greater Access to Citizens' Online Activity

The British government plans to make telecommunication firms keep records of every website that customers visit under a new law regulating cyber-snooping.

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