Snapchat settles charge with FTC that it deceived users
The disappearing act of messages on Snapchat, the mobile messaging service, has not been as foolproof as the company promised.
Snowden tries to rally tech conference to buttress privacy shields
AUSTIN, Texas — Edward J. Snowden wants the technology industry to get serious about protecting the privacy of its users and customers.
Verizon announces plans to sell iPhone 4 early next month
Ending months of speculation, Verizon announced Tuesday that it would begin selling a version of the iPhone 4 early next month.
Apple bans some iPhone applications for sexually suggestive content
Apple has started banning many applications for its iPhone that feature sexually suggestive material, including photos of women in bikinis and lingerie, a move that came as an abrupt surprise to developers who had been profiting from such programs.
Americans spend lots on communications annually
John Anderson and Sharon Rapoport estimate they spend $400 a month, or close to $5,000 a year, keeping their family of four entertained at home. There are the $30-a-month data plans on their BlackBerry Tour cell phones. The Roanoke, Va., couple’s two teenage sons each have $50 subscriptions for Xbox Live and send thousands of texts each month on their cell phones. DirecTV satellite service, high-speed Internet access and Netflix for movie nights add more.