August 09, 2014

Department Head Discusses U Of I’s Reported Decision On Prof. Salaita

A week after the University of Illinois reportedly withdrew a job offer to a professor who posted controversial comments on Twitter, the head of the department overseeing that position says the decision harms the university’s reputation and ability to attract talented professors.


August 01, 2014

Sony Subsidiary Leaving U Of I Campus

A subsidiary of Sony Corporation that focuses on biotechnology is closing its operations on the University of Illinois campus and moving to California.


July 31, 2014

CIA Chief Apologizes To Sens. Feinstein, Chambliss Over Computer Intrusion

Ending a contentious and very public spat between two branches of government, Central Intelligence Agency chief John Brennan apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Saxby Chambliss because some CIA officers improperly accessed computers used by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.


A proposed law might determine what happens to our online accounts when we die. But the tech industry warns the measure could threaten the privacy of the deceased.
(iStockphoto)
July 25, 2014

A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We’re Gone

Ancient peoples sent their dead to the grave with their prized possessions — precious stones, gilded weapons and terracotta armies. But unlike these treasures, our digital property won't get buried with us. Our archived Facebook messages, old email chains and even Tinder exchanges will hover untouched in the online cloud when we die.


An employee looks at a Russian foreign passport at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
(Filippov Alexei/ITAR-TASS/Landov)
July 24, 2014

U.S. Database Glitch Delays Passport, Visa Processing

The U.S. State Department's global database for processing visas and passports is experiencing problems that could cause delays for millions of people around the world who are awaiting travel documents.


Screenshot of video posted by trucker Brian Miner
(Brian Miner, You Tube video)
July 23, 2014

Trucker Asks: Are Police Above The Law?

It has been just over half a year since Illinois made it illegal to talk on your phone while driving without the use of a hands-free device. The law also makes an exemption for law enforcement. A recent YouTube sensation that raises the question: should police get special treatment?


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