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A Stolen iPhone, A New Connection And Minor Celebrity In China

Months after Buzzfeed writer Matt Stopera's phone was stolen, new pictures from China started uploading to his photo stream.

Here's Where Emoji Skin-Tone Colors Come From

Apple will be rolling out a more diverse set of emojis with browner — and yellower — skin tones. Here's the science behind how they come up with the colors.

Trouble Ahead? Searching For Google's Future

The ambitious Silicon Valley giant is looking to stay dominant in our technological future. But can it adapt quickly to a changing marketplace?

In Beta Release, Apple Introduces New, Racially Diverse Emojis

The emojis now have different skin tones and the family icons now come in configurations that include two moms and two dads.

As Homeland Security Steps Up Cybercrime Fight, Tech Industry Wary

The Department of Homeland Security, an agency repeatedly criticized for internal mismanagement and bloat, is the cornerstone of the new White House initiative to fight cybercrime.

Awash In Social Media, Cops Still Need The Public To Detect Threats

It's hard to know when to take violent language seriously online. But when Jonathan Hutson saw an anonymous threat to an unnamed school on Twitter, he couldn't let it go.

Virginia Caucus Hopes To Limit Police Data Collection, Storage

Robert Siegel speaks with Virginia Republican Delegate Rich Anderson about a bipartisan group aimed at creating legislation to help to limit police powers.

Now You Can Sign Up To Keep Drones Away From Your Property

Most Americans worry that drones will invade their privacy, polls show. Thousands of people have signed up with — the equivalent of a "get-off-of-my-lawn" warning to drone operators.

Becoming American: Immigrants Tweet Their Stories

Entrepreneurs and engineers, performers and professors are among those who are sharing their stories about becoming American on Twitter.

Apple Must 'Think Different' On Cars, Or Join Ranks Of Failed New Brands

Apple has formed a secret team to design and prototype an electric car, according to numerous reports. While Apple may have the technological chops, the odds are stacked against startup car companies.