Apps help turn water guzzlers into sippers

A handful of apps can help you learn more about water usage and how you might change your practices, especially in a time of drought conditions.

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Senate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extension

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the USA Patriot Act. The main stumbling block was a House-passed provision to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records. Instead, the records would...

Windows’ built-in protection may be enough for low-key user

No guarantees, but someone who skips risky websites and doesn’t open email attachments from unknown senders is probably safe with Windows Defender, Patrick Marshall writes. He also advises another reader having trouble with Adobe Acrobat and Creative Suite 6.

Adult dating site investigating breach of user data

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — The operator of a popular adult dating website said Friday it's investigating a data security breach following reports that hackers stole names, email addresses and information about the sexual orientation or habits of up to 4 million members. Britain's Channel 4 news outlet reported that hackers posted some of the...