Smartphone apps track users even when shut down

MIT researchers have discovered that certain apps continually collect and transmit sensitive information, including location, contacts, and browsing histories.


Cell phone security

Globe reporter Hiawatha Bray talks about ways to secure your cell phone.

For years Shoshana Blumenfeld avoided eating carrots, peaches, and anything with nuts. A new test has revealed that she was misdiagnosed and that she actually is only allergic to birch pollen. Now she can eat almost anything she wants.

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Fighting food allergies

Better tests and new treatments could turn the tide on rising food allergies in children.

The owners are no longer trying to shut up an emboldened media, members of which are stumbling over each other to write the next “Valentine Must Go” column.

On Baseball

Bobby Valentine’s status with Red Sox a big question

There’s a wide range of opinion from people in the organization when asked if the Red Sox manager will be back for another season.

Dr. Edmund B. ‘Ned’ Cabot, a retired surgeon and scion of a Boston Brahmin family, who drowned Saturday off the coast of Newfoundland when a rogue wave swept him from his yacht.

‘Ned’ Cabot, lifelong sailor, drowns

Dr. Edmund B. “Ned” Cabot, 69, a retired surgeon and scion of a Boston Brahmin family, drowned Saturday off the coast of Newfoundland when a rogue wave swept him from his yacht.

Mitt Romney held a o.7 percent lead over President Obama in an average of recent North Carolina polls, according to RealClearPolitics.

Charlotte offers promise, pitfalls for Democrats

The Democratic Convention will be held in North Carolina’s largest city this week, but the state will pose a challenge for President Obama in his reelection race.

Republicans emphasize ‘better off’ question

Mitt Romney’s campaign sought to capitalize on the admission by an Obama surrogate that Americans are not better off than they were four years ago.

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Traffic leaving Cape, Maine builds

As travelers return from a long holiday weeked, traffic had backed up at the Sagamore Bridge and slowed on Interstate 95 from Maine.

Deutsche Bank Championship

Oosthuizen looks to finish strong at Deutsche Bank

Louis Oosthuizen is looking to build off his three-shot lead over Rory McIlroy in today’s competition at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass.


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On football

You know how many “big” free agents are going to start on the Patriots this season? Two: Brandon Lloyd (above) and safety Steve Gregory.

Bill Belichick goes young with Patriots roster

New England has the youngest opening-day roster, and the youngest defense, of head coach Belichick’s time with the Patriots.

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Health and wellness

Daily Dose

School safety concerns for parents to consider

Scary headlines about a rise in whooping cough and toxic chemicals in school supplies may have parents concerned about school health hazards.