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Law Change Makes It Harder To Unlock Cellphones

A copyright ruling from the Library of Congress covers whether people may buy a phone from one carrier and then use it with another. A recent change makes it illegal to unlock a phone, or untie it from the original carrier, without permission. But some people are petitioning the White House to undo that change.

In New York, Taxi Apps Raise Objections From Competitors

Following the lead of cities like San Francisco and Washington, D.C., New York wants to permit passengers to use smartphone apps to find a yellow cab. But the prospect of change has prompted a lawsuit from private car services, whose passengers already use smartphones to hail drivers.

Some 'Cyber Schools' Falling Short Of Their Sales Pitch

Public cyber schools are popping up across the country, even for the youngest students. Many are run by the same for-profit company, which has made a big business of online education. But student test scores are falling short.

Report: Chinese Government Hackers Behind Dozens Of Attacks On U.S. Companies

China's army is behind a prolific group of hackers who've attacked dozens of American companies and government agencies. That's according to a detailed report released Tuesday by Mandiant, a computer security firm. Melissa Block talks with Mandiant CEO Kevin Mandia.

Should We Prohibit Genetically Engineered Babies?

What if, before your child was born, you could make sure they had the genes to be taller or smarter? Would that tempt you, or would you find it unnerving? Two teams of experts debate genetic engineering in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

Like Facebook, Apple Says It Was Attacked By Hackers

This is the highest-profile cyber attack to target Mac computers. Both Facebook and Apple say user data was not compromised.

Social Media And Work: Is It Ever OK To Complain Online?

Many employees lost their jobs in recent years after posting negative comments about work on social media sites. A recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board may give workers more freedom to talk and complain about work on social media.