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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.

Kids Use CPR to save 12 week old baby

What would you do if your child all of a sudden stopped breathing? It's a frightening scenario that one Marietta mother found herself in just last week.

5:55 PM, Mar 14, 2013

Executive Profiles Week of July 27

In this edition of Executive Profiles, Marta General Manager and CEO Keith Parker talks about stamping out inefficiencies in his quest to make the transit agency the best in the nation. 

6:49 AM, Jul 27, 2014

Full coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

Follow the latest news, results and video highlights of the 2014 Winter Games.

1:22 PM, Feb 10, 2014

Wholesome Wave Georgia

Healthy food has never been this easy to get!

2:01 PM, Jul 22, 2014

Snake bites dog, owner kills snake

A copperhead snake killed by a Woodstock woman was one of the largest in Georgia, according to Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologists.

7:12 AM, Sep 22, 2011

Teen charged as adult in death of boyfriend during sex

Jessica Burlew, 16, is charged with strangling 43-year-old Jason Ash to death with an electrical wire during sex.

8:42 AM, Jan 23, 2014

Convicted Molester Violates Probation

A judge has ordered a former middle school teacher accused of sexually abusing three female students back to jail for violating the terms of his probation.

11:30 AM, Oct 7, 2003

Historian discovers bravery, tenderness of former slave

"Whenever I come out to the national cemetery and talk about Emma, I always bring a rose," said historian Brad Quinlin.

6:36 AM, Feb 20, 2012

Rome man claims he had role in escape from Alcatraz

 An 89-year-old Rome man claims he played a role in the notorious escape from Alcatraz, but kept his story bottled up for nearly 50 years.

11:29 PM, Dec 30, 2011

Ready To Launch: Goodie Hack

Sponsored by Google, Goodie Hack is helping non-profits that focus on under-served communities by bringing in techies and 'regular' folk together for brainstorming and collaboration. 

7:37 PM, Jul 26, 2014
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