A new program is designed to make your smartphone worthless if it's stolen. The phones have become tempting targets for thieves around the country. The mobile phone industry, along with police and regulators, hope to reduce thefts by drying up the market for stolen smartphones.
Philadelphia police have been hitting the streets to prevent crime, and now they're hitting the Web. This month, a small group of cops will start using Twitter to crack down on criminal activity. Supporters say it could save money and puts a modern spin on walking the beat.
Several teachers have been disciplined, and even fired, for their online activities. A Philadelphia teacher was suspended after posting that students acted like "rude, disengaged, lazy whiners." And a Georgia teacher was forced to resign over a Facebook photo that showed her drinking alcohol.
The practice of employers asking job applicants for their account login information for Facebook and other social media sites is meeting its backlash, as Maryland is poised to be among the first states to ban the practice, reports The Baltimore Sun.
Government regulators in the U.S. and Europe are putting pressure on the online advertising industry to adopt a new Web browser option called "do not track." The option is designed to offer users more privacy from the websites they visit — but there's still no consensus on precisely how much privacy the feature should provide.
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