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CareFirst Says Data Breach Affects About 1.1M People

May 22
In the latest disclosure of a cyberattack against a health insurer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield says that attackers gained access to a database that included the names of 1.1 million people.

US State Dept. Employee Faces Hacking Charges

By Jeff Martin | May 22
A U.S. State Department employee is accused of sending threatening emails to college-aged women in the U.S. from his computer at the U.S. Embassy in London, authorities said.

House Presses Senate to Pass Domestic Surveillance Changes

By Ken Dilanian | May 21
House leaders are pressing the Senate to take up a bill that ends the National Security Agency's collection of American telephone records but preserves other surveillance powers.

6 Chinese Nationals Charged with Stealing US Trade Secrets

By Paul Elias | May 20
Three Chinese nationals who earned advanced degrees from the University of Southern California and three others have been charged with stealing wireless technology from a pair of U.S. companies.

Helmet Camera Captured Deadly Yosemite Cliff Jump

May 20
Video from a helmet camera might reveal what went wrong when two men wearing wingsuits and attempting an illegal cliff jump at Yosemite National Park crashed to their deaths, a park official said.

New Chevy Camaro Goes on Diet to Become Leaner

By Tom Krisher | May 20
The new 2-Liter turbocharged four-banger puts out 275 horsepower, more than many V8s from years ago. And titanium and aluminum help cut 200 to 300 pounds of lard from the hefty 2015 Camaro.

Will the New Internet Live in Facebook? Media Giants Make Historic Deal

May 20
Stories from publishers like the New York Times and National Geographic now appear directly on Facebook's news feed. Nine media companies announced the deal Wednesday, bringing some of their content to the world's largest online social network.

Google Adding a "Buy Button" on Its Smartphones

May 20
Google is making it easier for you to purchase things on your phone by adding a "buy button." CNET's Dan Ackerman joins CBSN with more on how it'll work.

What to do if Phones Fill up with Photos

By Anick Jesdanun | May 15
It isn't always possible to add storage, and it isn't easy to move your vast collection elsewhere to free up space. New services from Yahoo and Apple can help by automatically moving your photos and videos online.

Self-Driving Cars Can't Avoid Accidents on California Roads

May 14
The self-driving cars that Google Inc. has been testing on California's roads and highways were involved in 11 minor accidents over the past six years, according to the tech giant.

Smart Mirrors Make Customers Want to Spend

May 14
Imagine a fitting room with a "smart" mirror that suggests jeans to go with the red shirt you brought in. It snaps a video so you can compare the image side-by-side with other colorful shirts you try on or even dress you.

Big Names Bring Streaming Workouts to the Living Room

May 14
Nearly 83 million Americans say they were not active last year, the highest number since 2009. Streaming workout classes could turn things around. You can get online training for a fraction of the price of gyms or boutique sessions.

Blog Site Tumblr Launches Anti-Bullying Support Campaign

May 13
Actress Elizabeth Banks, singer Jordin Sparks and Vice President Joe Biden are among those helping Tumblr establish a safe place from bullies online.

Fiat Chrysler Adds Nearly 89K Jeeps to Side Air Bag Recall

May 13
Fiat Chrysler is adding almost 89,000 Jeep Cherokees to a recall to fix software that can cause side air bags to inflate without a crash.

Samsung Pushes Internet-Connected Gadgets

By Brandon Bailey | May 13
Samsung wants to sell the digital brains that will go into billions of "smart" home appliances, industrial sensors and other Internet-connected gadgets - even if the gadgets aren't made by Samsung.

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