• Info on 5 million VTech customers and kids exposed in breach

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kid’s technology maker VTech says the personal information of about 5 million of its customers and their children may have been stolen by hackers.

  • In this July 30, 2014, file photo, Silicon Valley pioneer and Silent Circle co-founder Jon Callas holds up Blackphone with encryption apps displayed on it at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. The Paris terrorist attacks have renewed the debate between law-enforcement officials and privacy advocates over whether there should be limits to encryption technology. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

    Why government and tech can’t agree about encryption

    NEW YORK (AP) — Your phone is getting better and better at protecting your privacy. But Uncle Sam isn’t totally comfortable with that, because it’s also complicating the work of tracking criminals and potential national-security threats.