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Snowden calls for 'accountability' in surveillance chat

3:54 PM, Mar 10, 2014

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden says the NSA is "setting fire to the future of the Internet" with surveillance practices he first revealed last year.

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Study: Twitter is predictable

8:39 PM, Feb 26, 2014

A link to a viral video of dancing babies, followed by a breaking news alert, followed by a photo of someone's lunch makes Twitter seem random. A University of Georgia researcher says it's completely predictable. 

America's favorite smartphone is definitely not Blackberry

3:13 PM, Feb 25, 2014

Do you love your phone? It's probably an Apple or a Samsung. Planning to pitch it? Goodbye, Blackberry and Sony Ericsson. The numbers come from a survey conducted by an app company. 

Samsung unveils Galaxy S5, new wearables

1:02 AM, Feb 25, 2014

As one of the handful of tech companies whose every move is scrutinized closely by pundits and consumers alike, there had been a lot of speculation about what Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone might look like and do.

Hackers set off 60K alerts at Neiman Marcus

12:04 AM, Feb 24, 2014

Reports suggest that hackers set off 60,000 security alerts as they stole Neiman Marcus customers' credit card numbers. 

Netflix cuts deal with Comcast to speed up service

4:42 PM, Feb 23, 2014

Netflix said Sunday it has agreed to a new deal with Comcast to ensure that its movies and TV shows stream more quickly for the Internet provider's customers.

WhatsApp has outage after $19B Facebook deal

10:32 PM, Feb 22, 2014

The mobile messaging app went down for several hours Saturday afternoon.

Could the app Yik Yak be a cyberbullying tool?

12:33 AM, Feb 22, 2014

The new social media app Yik Yak is running afoul of school leaders in Roswell and other districts around the nation. They're afraid the app could be used for cyberbullying.

Google's expansion plans eye metro Atlanta

7:07 PM, Feb 19, 2014

Google unveiled big expansion plans for its fast Fiber Internet service on Wednesday, and the high-speed internet and video service may come to parts of metro Atlanta.

Atlanta marketed as 'epicenter of digital innovation'

9:48 PM, Feb 18, 2014

The Choose ATL video gained traction on social media. The group called it "a love letter to the city of Atlanta". Now, that love letter has a co-sponsor. 

Pandora predicts if you're a Republican or Democrat

7:52 PM, Feb 18, 2014

What do your music choices say about you? If you listen to country music, are you a republican? Love R&B, does that mean you're a democrat? Pandora says yes, and they're making plans to cash in on the idea. 

Talking Angela app not dangerous, despite rumors

6:58 PM, Feb 17, 2014

Talking Angela has been searched more than 50,000 times on Google in 48 hours.  If you don't have kids, maybe you've never heard of the app, but it is huge.

Developer says he's taking down popular 'Flappy Bird'

1:22 AM, Feb 9, 2014

The developer of mobile title Flappy Bird says he's removing his game from Apple's App Store and Google Play, one week after the title's sudden surge in popularity.

Donna Lowry

Donna Lowry is the state of Georgia's only full time Education Reporter. She created both the CLASSNOTES and award-winning CLASS ACT segments that are regular features on 11Alive News.

10:46 AM, Dec 4, 2013

Attorneys for slain teen question officer's role in his death

Attorneys for the family of a teenager shot and killed as an officer was trying to serve a warrant are questioning what really happened and whether there is evidence that was never collected.

9:47 PM, Mar 5, 2014

Spring Beauty

Spring is a great way to freshen up after being covered up and cold all winter long.

12:56 PM, Apr 1, 2014

Gwinnett police tackle the case of the sleepy suspects

Four sleepy teenagers are now napping at the Gwinnett County jail, charged with breaking into cars in the town of Dacula.

6:00 PM, Jul 29, 2011

Kids Use CPR to save 12 week old baby

What would you do if your child all of a sudden stopped breathing? It's a frightening scenario that one Marietta mother found herself in just last week.

5:55 PM, Mar 14, 2013

Stephen McDaniel expected in court for pre-trial motions

A judge will hear pre-trial motions by the defense for accused murderer Stephen McDaniel in a Bibb County courtroom on Monday.

7:48 AM, Sep 16, 2013

Try It Before You Buy It: Music Bullet MAX

The Music Bullet MAX speaker promises to amplify an iPhone's sound. A young music lover puts it to the test.

10:33 AM, Jun 20, 2013

Stephen McDaniel will not face death penalty

District Attorney David Cooke says he will not seek the death penalty against a man accused of dismembering a law school student.

8:32 AM, Feb 22, 2013

'Dumb and Dumber To' filming in Atlanta

'Dumb and Dumber To' (yes, that's how it's spelled) starts shooting in Atlanta's Cabbagetown neighborhood on Tuesday.  

12:09 PM, Sep 24, 2013

Husband of 11Alive meteorologist survives tornado

The Weather Channel's Mike Bettes, newly married to 11Alive's Allison Chinchar, survived his vehicle being picked up and thrown hundreds of yards.

5:55 AM, Jun 4, 2013
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