The country’s major wireless carriers recently began providing service that allows cell phone users to contact emergency service via text message. But local emergency agencies are only hooked up to take Text-to-911 in a handful of areas. And downstate Illinois is not among them.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is launching a $70 million program to help military personnel with psychiatric disorders using electronic devices implanted in the brain.
Online marketplace eBay says it was the target of a cyberattack in which hackers accessed a database of its encrypted passwords.
The United States has for the first time filed criminal charges against foreign government officials in connection to cyberspying allegations.
It is illegal in the U.S. to operate a drone for cash. That's the position of the Federal Aviation Administration — which is in charge of protecting air space. But at least one industry has decided that it doesn't care and it's going to put drones to work anyway: the film industry.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois plans to get involved in the debacle surrounding a fake Peoria Mayor Twitter account.
People have the right to have data about them deleted from online databases, the European Court of Justice says, in a ruling issued against Google Tuesday.
Researchers at the University of Illinois are currently working on flexible circuits that can adhere to the skin like a bandage. It would be a less intrusive, more comfortable way of monitoring things like temperature and motion in real time.
Farmers have been collecting data about their farms for decades.
What was once experimental is now becoming more common: Journalists and photographers are increasingly putting small commercial drones in the air to shoot photo and video. But when they do, they're on shaky legal ground. Federal regulators currently prohibit drone use for commercial purposes — including reporting — as they work to write longer term guidelines on who can fly small drones, and where.