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Snowden calls for 'accountability' in surveillance chat

3:54 PM, Mar 10, 2014

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden says the NSA is "setting fire to the future of the Internet" with surveillance practices he first revealed last year.

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Study: Twitter is predictable

8:39 PM, Feb 26, 2014

A link to a viral video of dancing babies, followed by a breaking news alert, followed by a photo of someone's lunch makes Twitter seem random. A University of Georgia researcher says it's completely predictable. 

America's favorite smartphone is definitely not Blackberry

3:13 PM, Feb 25, 2014

Do you love your phone? It's probably an Apple or a Samsung. Planning to pitch it? Goodbye, Blackberry and Sony Ericsson. The numbers come from a survey conducted by an app company. 

Samsung unveils Galaxy S5, new wearables

1:02 AM, Feb 25, 2014

As one of the handful of tech companies whose every move is scrutinized closely by pundits and consumers alike, there had been a lot of speculation about what Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone might look like and do.

Hackers set off 60K alerts at Neiman Marcus

12:04 AM, Feb 24, 2014

Reports suggest that hackers set off 60,000 security alerts as they stole Neiman Marcus customers' credit card numbers. 

Netflix cuts deal with Comcast to speed up service

4:42 PM, Feb 23, 2014

Netflix said Sunday it has agreed to a new deal with Comcast to ensure that its movies and TV shows stream more quickly for the Internet provider's customers.

WhatsApp has outage after $19B Facebook deal

10:32 PM, Feb 22, 2014

The mobile messaging app went down for several hours Saturday afternoon.

Could the app Yik Yak be a cyberbullying tool?

12:33 AM, Feb 22, 2014

The new social media app Yik Yak is running afoul of school leaders in Roswell and other districts around the nation. They're afraid the app could be used for cyberbullying.

Google's expansion plans eye metro Atlanta

7:07 PM, Feb 19, 2014

Google unveiled big expansion plans for its fast Fiber Internet service on Wednesday, and the high-speed internet and video service may come to parts of metro Atlanta.

Atlanta marketed as 'epicenter of digital innovation'

9:48 PM, Feb 18, 2014

The Choose ATL video gained traction on social media. The group called it "a love letter to the city of Atlanta". Now, that love letter has a co-sponsor. 

Pandora predicts if you're a Republican or Democrat

7:52 PM, Feb 18, 2014

What do your music choices say about you? If you listen to country music, are you a republican? Love R&B, does that mean you're a democrat? Pandora says yes, and they're making plans to cash in on the idea. 

Talking Angela app not dangerous, despite rumors

6:58 PM, Feb 17, 2014

Talking Angela has been searched more than 50,000 times on Google in 48 hours.  If you don't have kids, maybe you've never heard of the app, but it is huge.

Developer says he's taking down popular 'Flappy Bird'

1:22 AM, Feb 9, 2014

The developer of mobile title Flappy Bird says he's removing his game from Apple's App Store and Google Play, one week after the title's sudden surge in popularity.

Atlanta Arab Festival

Bring the family to the 9th annual Atlanta Arab Festival.

1:14 PM, Apr 24, 2014

Puddles is Atlanta's sad clown with a golden voice

A 7-foot clown walks into a circus-themed corn dog restaurant and is mostly ignored. They don't know what's about to happen. I do. 

8:42 PM, Nov 26, 2013

John McNeil free, 6 years after murder conviction

John McNeil barely said a word as he walked out of the Cobb County jail, a free man after six years behind bars. His first request, simply to breathe.

8:50 PM, Feb 12, 2013

The Bluff: Atlanta's forgotten community

An astonishing number of home vacancies -- more than half -- has turned what should have been prime real estate into crime real estate.
Welcome to the Bluff on English Avenue.

8:04 AM, Nov 3, 2011

DA seeks the death penalty in Emani Moss case

Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter filed paperwork Friday seeking the death penalty for the parents of a girl whose emaciated and burned body was found in a trash bin.

7:46 PM, Jan 24, 2014

Police: Fla. teen accidentally shoots off his penis and testicle

A teenager is recovering after police say he shot himself in the penis and testicle while cleaning a gun he just bought.

11:15 AM, Sep 12, 2012

Clayton County officer dies after Stockbridge shooting

A Clayton County police officer has died after a shootout at the Motel 6 in Stockbridge.

10:31 AM, Dec 19, 2012

Is Sandy this election's 'October surprise'?

An historic storm has further clouded an already impossible-to-predict presidential election.

8:14 AM, Oct 30, 2012

6 skeletal remains found in cars at bottom of Okla. lake

It began as routine training with new sonar equipment on an Oklahoma lake. But what highway patrolmen found from their boat was macabre.

9:01 AM, Sep 19, 2013

DFCS summary of the life and death of Emani Moss

A DFCS case summary shows state welfare workers dismissed five out of six abuse reports concerning 10-year-old Emani Moss.

8:37 AM, Nov 8, 2013
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