Apple prepares Healthkit rollout amid tangled regulatory web

Apple has been discussing how its "HealthKit" service will work with health providers at Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well as with Allscripts, a competitor to electronic health records provider Epic Systems, people famili

US can keep court orders, phone cos secret in NSA spy case

The US government need not turn over a secret surveillance court's orders or the names of phone companies helping it collect call records, because it might reveal methods needed to protect national security, a federal judge decided.

China smartphone maker Xiaomi apologizes for unauthorized data access

Xiaomi said it had upgraded its operating system to ensure users knew it was collecting data from their address books after a report by a computer security firm said the Chinese budget smartphone maker was taking personal data without permission.

Security experts call for government action against cyber threats

Alarmed by mounting cyber threats around the world and across industries, a growing number of security experts see aggressive government action as the best hope for averting disaster.

T-Mobile CEO Plans to Unseat No. 3 US Carrier Sprint This Year

T-Mobile plans to overtake Sprint as the No. 3 wireless US carrier in subscribers by the end of 2014, Chief Executive Officer John Legere tweeted.

NSA, struggling to recruit top talent, turns to Silicon Valley

The National Security Agency is turning to Silicon Valley for topflight talent, but first it has to rebuild trust.

T-Mobile deal collapse could spark telecom price war

Some analysts fear that Sprint's decision to give up its dream of merging with T-Mobile US could lead to a wider price war as the top carriers slug it out in a nearly saturated market.

China anti-trust regulator conducts new raids on Microsoft, Accenture

The State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), a Chinese anti-trust regulator, conducted new raids on Microsoft and partner in China Accenture.

Apple $450 million e-book settlement wins court approval

Apple won preliminary court approval for its $450 million settlement of claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices.

FTC Commissioner Brill warns on mobile health-data gathering

Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill expressed concern about the way apps on smartphones and mobile devices are siphoning sensitive health data, and how some of that information may then be shared with third parties.