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Ask.fm, Attorney General reach agreement to keep children safer online

Ask.fm, Attorney General reach agreement to keep children safer online

Ask.fm, the anonymous question and answer-based social network linked to several teenage suicides, agreed to revamp its safety procedures in a deal brokered between the site and the Maryland Attorney General's Office.

Millennial Media shares fall after hours after report of widened losses

Millennial Media's losses widened five-fold in the second quarter of the year, missing Wall Street estimates and sending shares down 9 percent in after-hours...

Hopkins joins research center developing 'hack-proof' layer of cyber protection

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University and four other prominent institutions will spend the next five years trying to turn a theoretical "next-generation"...

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TESSCO's behind-the-scenes wireless work

TESSCO Technologies supplies 30,000 different products to the wireless industry, the vast majority of them the sort that the nation's...

Gen Y shoppers, raised on e-commerce, still prefer in-store experience

Liz Derubertis browsed stores at Arundel Mills mall Wednesday in search of a dress to wear to a wedding. The 26-year-old...

Maryland college offering credit for massive open online courses

The University of Maryland University College expects...

KEYW reports second-quarter loss

KEYW Holding Corp., a Hanover-based cybersecurity firm, reported a loss for the second quarter on Wednesday, citing acquisition-related...

Sourcefire reports $2.2 million quarterly profit

Sourcefire Inc., a Columbia-based cybersecurity company, reported it earned $2.2 million in the second quarter, or 7 cents per share. That...

Cisco to buy Columbia's Sourcefire for $2.7B

A marquee name in the technology industry said Tuesday that it is buying Columbia-based Sourcefire — a homegrown player in the hot...

Port of Baltimore is vulnerable to cyber attack, Brookings study says

U.S. commerce "would grind to a halt in a matter of days" in the aftermath of a crippling cyberattack that the nation's ports —...

Adaptation of Xbox Kinect device could prevent common summer tragedy

This time of year, dozens of children across the country die after being forgotten inside sweltering cars. A group of Johns Hopkins...

Regus 'flexible workplace' centers expand in Maryland

Technology company Hope LoanPort could have signed a conventional lease for its new headquarters in Baltimore.

Cyber task force formed for Baltimore-Washington region

Three industry groups from Baltimore and Washington said Thursday that they've banded together to "solidify" the region as the top place for...

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Apple, FBI investigate alleged theft of nude celebrity photos

The FBI and Apple Inc. said they are looking into reports that someone stole nude photos of celebrities and posted the racy images online.

Google testing Project Wing, its drone delivery project

Google X – the lab responsible for Google Glass, Google's self-driving cars and Google's smart contact lenses – has announced...

Apple patent application details smartwatch wireless charging

For years, companies such as Samsung, Nokia, LG and others have sold smartphones with wireless chargers, meaning the devices can power up by...

When Instagram is down, it's time for 'Instagram is down' jokes

Photo-sharing app Instagram had an outage Thursday that lasted more than an hour, and people turned to Twitter in droves to lament and...

Apple announces Sept. 9 event; iPhone 6, iWatch coming?

Apple made it official: The company Thursday issued media invitations to a Sept. 9 event in Cupertino, Calif., where the company is expected...

Yekra's embeddable movie player gains blockbuster titles

Like many aspiring producers, Lee Waterworth learned quickly that getting movies into theaters and then getting people to go to screenings...

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