Some T-Mobile customers have paid extra fees for text-based services they didn't agree to include in their cellphone charges, and now the Federal Trade Commission is on the mobile giant's case with an inquiry and a lawsuit.
Tech companies are in a new race to make it harder for spy agencies around the world, such as the NSA in the U.S., to access their customers' data.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is officially involved in the Trayvon Martin case, conducting its own inquiry into the Feb. 26 killing of the teenager in Sanford, Fla., to determine, for one, whether shooter George Zimmerman zeroed in on Martin for any racially motivated reasons.
You there, with the surreptitious driving-while-texting action and also you, with the hands-free gadgetry on your head -- take heed. The National Transportation Safety Board, an independent agency that traffics in such matters, wants you both to hang it up.
The CIA has lost a foothold, and some measure of its critical anonymity, in Lebanon after some of the spy agency's operatives were exposed in recent months Last June, Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah triumphantly announced that at least two agents had been nabbed within his organization's ranks (more).
Here's a spooky story: The Central Intelligence Agency has once again called unwanted attention to its clandestine collaboration with the New York Police Department, a relationship that was fortified after 9/11 and led to special NYPD surveillance of the city's Muslim communities, as it has come to the notice of select lawmakers and media outlets that an experienced CIA operative (more).
It's not like we couldn't have seen this coming: Due in part to a special request made by the head of the Pakistani army, the U.S. has been asked to scale back significantly on the number of CIA operatives in Pakistan and to stop drone attacks on northern militants.
With all this talk of a potential government shutdown, it would help, wouldn't it, to get to the bottom of what that scenario would actually entail? Well, according to this timely dispatch from The Associated Press, the term might be a bit of a misnomer, given what would actually happen (or not).