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  • Shrinking funds pull plug on alien search devices

    In the mountains of Northern California, a field of radio dishes that look like giant dinner plates waited for years for the first call from intelligent life among the stars.

  • A man chats on his phone as he uses a computer at an Internet cafe in Beijing.

    Chinese databases exposed to hackers

    China is known as an aggressor in cyberspace, but hundreds of Beijing's own government networks are vulnerable to cyber-attack, says one security expert whose hobby is finding back doors into Chinese computer systems.

  • Apple iPhones and iPads collect data on users' whereabouts; who has access to it is the concern of researchers and privacy watchdogs. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Government tracks your iPhone, too

    Apple drew heat last week after security experts revealed that the iPhone secretly tracks the movements of its users. While this revelation is troubling, it's only half as bad as how different government agencies are already keeping tabs on the public.

  • Nintendo's annual profit down 66 percent to $947M

    Nintendo's annual profit dropped for the second straight year as sales of its gaming devices fell despite a price cut for the DS handheld.

  • Nintendo says successor to Wii coming in 2012

    The successor to Nintendo's hit Wii console will arrive next year.

  • Sony PlayStation outage stretches into sixth day

    The outage of Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Network ran into its sixth day Monday as the company said it has no timeframe for restoring the Internet-based system that links users in live game play worldwide.

  • Yahoo acquisition adds way to share TV show info

    Yahoo Inc. has bought the maker of mobile software that makes it easier for people to let their friends know what TV shows they're watching.

  • Netflix 1Q earnings soar on gain of 3.6M customers

    Netflix Inc. delivered another rousing performance in the first quarter, with its video subscription service attracting 3.6 million more customers to boost its U.S. audience to roughly the same size as the country's largest cable-TV carrier, Comcast Corp.

  • **FILE** Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (Associated Press)

    British firm offered spy software to Egypt

    Egyptian anti-regime activists found a startling document last month during a raid inside the headquarters of the country's state security service: A British company offered to sell a program that security experts say could infect dissidents' computers and gain access to their email and other communications.

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