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New iPhone app helps students log on to SJSU network

Two San Jose State University computer engineering students have created a software company to sell iPhone applications, reports the school's newspaper, the Spartan Daily -- and one of their first…

My students. My cell phone. My ordeal.

The Channel 4 Newsbreak was meant to shock: "High school assistant principal in Loudoun County arrested for child pornography," announced the anchor. "Details following the Olympics." "That was last Aug.…

Time Warner Cable shelves some internet metering plans

Bowing to mounting public and political pressure, Time Warner Cable Inc. said April 16 it was shelving plans in four markets to charge customers based on how much internet traffic…

Software that guards virtual playgrounds

Moderators are increasingly relying on smart software to flag suspicious activity on virtual-world web sites aimed at children, reports the New York Times. …

Mac vulnerability to botnets proven in real-world case

The malware seeded by pirated software months ago and creating what was dubbed iBotnet by Symantec security researchers proves the concept of botnets on Apple systems, but doesn't achieve major…

Hacking their way to a job?

For the social networking site Twitter, it was a headache and potential threat. But for the young man behind the computer worm that attacked the micro-blogging site last week, it…

Colleges ask donors to help meet demand for aid

Faced with one of the most challenging fundraising environments anyone can remember, colleges and universities are appealing to donors to help meet the swelling demand for financial aid, reports the…

Nude photos cost cheerleading coach her job

Carlie Christine might have been Playboy's Cyber Girl of the Week in February, but she's no longer the cheerleading coach of Casa Roble High School in Orangevale, Calif., reports the…

UT gets $30 million for computer sciences

Fourteen months ago, Microsoft founder Bill Gates visited the University of Texas to encourage students to pursue studies in computer science and related fields. Now, the university is announcing April…

If a teacher had designed Twitter

If a teacher had designed Twitter, it would have looked like Edmodo, writes ZDNet blogger Christopher Dawson, technology director for the Athol-Royalston School District in northern Massachusetts. …