India is looking to Pakistan for answers after online threats and text messages sparked mass panic among migrant workers and students who hail from the country's northeast.
Indian authorities called for calm Friday after panicked people from northeastern India fled cities across the country in fear of retaliatory attacks.
A 21-year-old Texas man knows he's lucky to be alive following his texting while driving accident. KHOU reports.
So, we can't really give you the full definition of one of the newest additions to the dictionary.
How do you prep a venerable computer operating system to flourish in late 2012 and beyond?
Police agencies across Australia put out alerts Monday declaring as fake text messages and emails sent to thousands of Australians that said they had two days to pay $5,000 or die.
The NCAA is far from a perfect organization, and it will remain far from perfect so long as college sports remain big business. Conferences have undergone a seismic shift thanks to the signing of billion dollar TV deals that pale in comparison to the contract that the NCAA has with CBS and Turner for the broadcasting rights to the NCAA tournament. Regardless of where you stand on the pay-for-play debate, as long as billion dollar figures are being tossed around while the NCAA uses terms like "non-profit" and "student-athlete," the organization is going to be inherently flawed.
Could the national conventions become more than just political rallies? That's what one political expert predicts with the Federal Elections Commission ruling that will allow people to text donations to the campaign of their choice.
A Massachusetts teen was convicted Wednesday of homicide as a result of texting while driving and will serve one year in prison.
Aaron Deveau, 18, is found guilty of a homicide after he caused a fatal car accident while texting and driving.
In a potential landmark case, a Massachusetts teenager is on trial this week after prosecutors say his texting while driving caused a crash that led to the death of a 55-year-old man.
UK Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt defended his conduct in the case of a bid by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. to take over British satellite broadcaster BSkyB at a hearing Thursday.
Even as the head of the Young Republicans at Samford University, Weathers Veazey didn't have a lot of time for politics this primary season.
The mother of a South African girl seen gang-raped in a cellphone video slammed authorities for neglecting to protect her mentally disabled daughter when she was raped before.
At a gathering of his safety-minded peers, John Lee had a confession to make.
Health experts are seeing increased number of people with injuries from their phones. CBC News' Sarah Konsmo reports.
Mobile devices often get accused of alienating people from the world around them. But for U.S. teens, cell phones (especially text messaging) are a key way to stay connected with friends and other people in their lives, according to new research from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
Unsolicited text messages from scammers, companies and political campaigns are illegal and annoying. But at least now they're easier to report.
Vijay Kumar builds small, agile robots that fly, swarm, sense each other, and form ad hoc teams.
It was after the robotic hummingbird flew around the auditorium -- and after a speaker talked about the hypersonic plane that could fly from New York to the West Coast in 11 minutes -- that things got really edgy.
Mobile devices may have placed an amazing array of technology in the palms of our hands, but they've also given us a bamboozling array of buzzwords and acronyms.
A Kenyan chief in a town far from the bustling capital foiled a predawn robbery recently using Twitter, highlighting the far-reaching effects of social media in areas that don't have access to the Internet.
For the first time, the federal government is proposing recommendations that would encourage car manufacturers to limit the distraction risk for in-vehicle electronic devices, the Department of Transportation announced Thursday.
Some say dating websites and texting are making relationships less intimate and romantic.
Editor's Note: Kathleen Fitzpatrick is director of scholarly communication at the Modern Language Association. She is the author of "Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy" and author of the blog Planned Obsolescence.
A series of text messages tipped off authorities to an alleged Columbine-inspired plot by two high school students to detonate bombs during a school assembly, according to a Utah police document.
Cops say a text message foiled a high school bombing plot after one of the alleged planners visited Columbine High School.
Two years ago, a major earthquake struck near the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. Up to 3 million people were killed, injured or displaced. In the wake of this disaster, aid flowed in via many channels -- including, notably, individual donations sent via text message.
People in poorer countries send text messages more often than those in wealthier countries. Men in Spain and Germany access the Internet on their phones twice as much as women do.
On this week's Tech Check podcast, Doug Gross, Stephanie Goldberg and Mark Milian discuss a federal agency's proposal that all use of mobile phones while driving be made illegal.
Cell phone bans, such as those recently recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board, have so far proven useless when it comes to actually reducing car crashes, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The National Transportation Safety Board's big, bold stroke encouraging all states to prohibit drivers from using cell phones faces a long, tortuous process in the nation's statehouses, experts said Wednesday.
Debbie Hersman, chair of the NTSB, on why the group recently recommends banning all electronic devices in a car.
A federal agency in charge of safety on the roads wants an outright ban on using mobile phones while driving. But what if we're just too hooked on our smartphones and other digital gadgets to care?
An NTSB spokeswoman compares cell phone use in the car to drinking and driving.
Debbie Hersman explains NTSB support of a ban on cell phone use while driving and how the ban could be enforced.
A federal safety board called Tuesday for a nationwide ban on the use of cell phones and text messaging devices while driving.
Your eyes aren't deceiving you.
A new study says sexting may be less common among adolescents than previously thought. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Few minors are appearing in, creating or sharing sexually explicit images, according to a new study that counters recent research depicting "sexting" as a more widespread phenomenon for American youth.
"Sexting" -- the practice of taking sexually explicit photos and sending them to peers via cell phones or the Internet -- may be less common among U.S. adolescents than previous research and media reports have suggested, according to a new nationwide study.
Pakistan's telecommunications authority told the country's cell companies to begin blocking "obscene" text messages.
Under heavy criticism for a telling cell phone carriers to ban certain words in text messages, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority went into damage control mode Wednesday.
Cell phone carriers in Pakistan say they have been told to ban the use of about 1,500 words deemed indecent or offensive in text messages.
The Pakistani government has called for nearly 1,700 words to be banned from text messages. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.
Ford is installing a feature in its new vehicles -- and many of its older ones -- that can read text messages out loud.
Those surprise overage charges on your wireless bill will soon be a thing of the past.
Here's a little secret BlackBerry doesn't want you to know:
If you're getting the new iPhone 4S, you now have three options for wireless service: AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Unfortunately, there's no app for choosing the right plan.
As Occupy Wall Street demonstrations spread to cities across the U.S., protesters, bystanders and interested people almost everywhere are using mobile devices to share and follow events on the ground.
Before Saturday, a Florida teenager who sent or received nude photos or video could have been charged with a felony and forced to register as a sex offender.
Do you prefer to get a text message or a phone call if someone wants to reach you on your cell phone? According to a new study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 31% of American adults prefer text messages to phone calls.
In an action that could affect millions of truckers, the National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday recommended that commercial drivers be prohibited from using both hand-held and hands-free mobile phones while driving on the job.
September is National Preparedness Month -- do you know where your cell phone is, and how to use it during an emergency?
The Federal Communications Commission says it is looking into the failures of cell phone service that occurred Tuesday afternoon after the East Coast earthquake. For as long as an hour after the quake, wireless customers in Washington and elsewhere reported being unable to get calls through.
The smartphone boom is a mixed blessing for wireless companies. While the devices have boosted data plan sales considerably, they are threatening to kill another revenue stream dead in its tracks: text messaging.
Katy Chamberlin says she's a better driver than most people she sees on the road. The San Francisco human resources specialist believes she's more observant than the average driver, noting that she's never caused a traffic accident, but has been rear-ended twice by drivers who she thinks were texting.
AT&T confirmed today that it will slim down its text-messaging service plans, offering customers either unlimited messages for a flat monthly fee, or a pay-per-text service.
If you're sick of your friend flicking around with his iPhone at dinner, tell him to shut the damn thing off and return to reality.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced a five-step plan on Wednesday to update the technology that powers the 911 emergency response system.
Smartphone owners may have to ask themselves: why text when there's Facebook Messenger?
Several celebrities join the "Show Your Hearts" campaign to help the Berry children
From tornadoes to terrorist attacks, when an emergency strikes, people in the affected area start posting about it on social media, especially from their mobile phones.
For U.S. Army troops, smartphones could become requisite field gear, along with boots, guns and ammunition.
A number of Sprint customers report difficulties receiving SMS text messages from cellular customers outside the Sprint network.
Police in Indiana say they arrested an Amish man who arrived in a horse-drawn buggy for a presumed rendezvous with a 12-year-old girl to whom he had sent sexually explicit cell phone messages.
This week, mobile security provider Lookout is warning Android users of a new twist on malware (one of the key mobile security risks I covered last week).
The more people rely on cell phones and tablets, the more attractive these devices become as targets to thieves and other nefarious types.
Rep. Anthony Weiner resigns after admitting to sending lewd photos to women online.
Anderson Cooper adds people who talk and text in movie theaters to AC360's RidicuList.
Robert Zimmerman and James Carville discuss how Rep. Anthony Weiner can come out strong after the "sexting" scandal.
Attorney Paul Callan and psychologist Jeff Gardere talk Rep. Weiner's behavior and the grey area of sexting laws.
Call Kimberly Brown a smartphone junkie if you want.
Neurosurgeon Keith Black explains why children are at higher risk of getting brain cancer from using cell phones.
Among U.S. adults who go online, 13% use Twitter -- and more than half (54%) of these people access the popular social media service with their mobile phone, according to new research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
As the run-up to the 2012 U.S. elections gains momentum, Hispanic Americans may prove to be an especially influential political force. According to a new report, the political mobilization of U.S. Hispanics is an increasingly mobile (as in cell phones) phenomenon.
A new report from the AAP clues parents into what their kids are really doing online. Good news: It's not all bad!
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a report to help doctors and parents keep kids safe online.
A Wisconsin district attorney who resigned amid a texting scandal involving a domestic abuse victim will not face any criminal charges in the case, the state's Justice Department said Monday.
It's the festival that launched Foursquare and popularized Twitter.
Individuals, companies and charities have been quick to rally in the aftermath of the massive earthquake that rocked Japan on Friday, but donations have been slow to come.
The Black Eyed Peas have joined a growing list of artists and celebrities calling attention to the disaster in Japan.
From Lady Gaga to Charlie Sheen, celebrities are raising money to help Japan. HLN Showbiz Tonight's A.J. Hammer reports.
After a devastating earthquake and tsunami, the world is reaching out to help and so can you
Celebrities from Lady Gaga to Linkin Park rallied their fans to ante up for earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan.
Morris Panner is the CEO of group text messaging service GroupFlier.
Faster communications are not necessarily better, especially when a machine is doing the interpreting. It can cause real panic for recipients.
Enough with the poking and the stroking, the typing and the swiping, the tapping and the yapping on your smart phone, whose touch screen has become the new wishing well, each of us gazing into its glassy abyss in the hope that happiness lies at the bottom. For what's all that phone-probing -- at every child's soccer and swimming and skating class -- but an unspoken desire to be somewhere else?
The actor tells PEOPLE that detractors should beware: "This is me warming up"
Facebook users soon could become the power brokers in who becomes the next Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood.
Cyberbullying is a growing national concern, with roughly 75 percent of teenagers using cell phones, the most common instrument of harassment. The U.S. education secretary has been talking about it, and the Department of Justice held a cyberbullying summit.
Jenni-Lynn Watson's shorthand while sending text messages came back to haunt the young man who pleaded guilty Tuesday in Syracuse, New York, to killing the college student, a prosecutor said.
A woman whose child was killed by a distracted driver tells Oprah Winfrey drivers should only use hands-free devices.
Shelly and her husband, Daren Forney, were the happily married parents of three beautiful girls, 13-year-old Jessica, 9-year-old Erica and 4-year-old Valerie. "Erica is my little sunshine because she lit up the house," Shelly says. "She was making us laugh before she was a year old."