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Embedded computer metadata a trove of everyday personal info

WASHINGTON - If you tweet a picture from your living room using your smartphone, you're sharing far more than your new hairdo or the color of the wallpaper. You're potentially revealing the exact coordinates of your house to anyone on the Internet.

June 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

US probes company that vetted Snowden

WASHINGTON - The private company responsible for vetting Edward Snowden for a security clearance is under criminal investigation for systemic failure to adequately conduct background checks.

June 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Obama to promote expansion of US food exports to Europe

WASHINGTON - As President Obama prepares to go to Northern Ireland today to promote a new trade pact with the European Union, hopes are running high for many U.S. businesses eager to squeeze more cash from one of the world's most lucrative markets.

June 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Study: Overdraft protection often profits banks, not customers

WASHINGTON - Overdraft protection often is a better deal for banks than for consumers, a new study by a federal watchdog agency reveals.

June 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Come tax time, many refunds go to ID thieves

WASHINGTON - An epidemic of tax-related identity theft continues to plague the Internal Revenue Service despite efforts by the agency and law enforcement officials to combat the fraud, witnesses told a Senate panel Wednesday.

April 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
New tanning-salon group seeks to counter skin-cancer claims

New tanning-salon group seeks to counter skin-cancer claims

WASHINGTON - A new association of tanning salon owners is trying to salvage the reputation of sun beds despite a broad consensus among doctors and researchers that the devices can cause cancer.

March 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
New law boosts oversight of wartime contracting

New law boosts oversight of wartime contracting

WASHINGTON - When Claire McCaskill set out to crack down on waste and fraud in wartime contracting six years ago, the newbie senator from Missouri figured that finding ways to save taxpayer dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan would be a no-brainer project, even in the highly partisan halls of Congress.

January 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

New rule puts cloak of privacy on children's apps

WASHINGTON - Unbeknown to the lucky children who unwrapped tablets or smartphones this holiday season, new rules issued in Washington to protect their privacy on those devices could have profound implications for the future of the Internet and mobile apps.

December 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Analysis: Romney unable to spin poor economy into win

BOSTON - Mitt Romney staked his campaign on the economy, and the economy let him down.

November 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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