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April 12, 2019
Alexa IS listening to your conversations - 'Next-Gen TV' invades your privacy - Watch out for fake Uber, Lyft drivers
It’s confirmed - Alexa, along with thousands of Amazon employees ARE listening to your conversations. Learn how "Next-Gen TV" is yet another invasion of your privacy. Google wants you to use your smartphone as a physical key. How to stay safe when requesting an Uber or Lyft. A robotic vacuum is responsible for a tense police standoff. Find out how you can request a personalized shout-out from your favorite celebrity. Listen to the tech news you need to know.
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28 min
April 5, 2019
Did Saudis hack Jeff Bezos' phone? -- Chinese hotel uses facial recognition -- Apple behind on 5G phone
By now we all know that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezo's phone was hacked. A new theory claims the Saudi government did the deed. A new hotel in China is using facial recognition for many of its services. While other companies are rolling out their 5G phones, Apple can't get a critical component. Amazon's Alexa is moving into the health care industry. The online game Fortnite is having serious adverse effects on kids. Listen to these stories and more tech news from Kim Komando.
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27 min
March 29, 2019
FTC catches illegal robocallers -- Check Apple Card's fine print -- 5G network could be hacker heaven
Four major scam robocall operations were shut down by the Federal Trade Commission. Make sure to read the fine print before applying for that new Apple credit card. Experts say a 5G wireless network's fast speed may make it harder to know if your phone has been hacked. Amazon says that with a robotic body and eyes, Alexa could follow you around your home. A new artificial intelligence model may predict when some people will die. Listen to these stories and more tech news from Kim Komando.
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20 min
March 22, 2019
Facebook stores unprotected passwords -- The government may be watching your social media -- Ransomware gets personal
Facebook stored hundreds of millions of unprotected passwords for years. If you’re filing a disability claim, be careful what you post on social media -- the government is watching. Ransomware attacks are becoming more personalized. A new smart paintbrush can turn anyone into a digital artist. AT&T's CEO is embarrassed by a robocall. How to avoid being scammed by fake IRS agents. Tune into these tech news stories and more from Kim Komando.
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29 min
March 15, 2019
Major laptop battery recall catching fire -- Targeted ads coming soon to your smart TV -- Bogus Android antivirus apps
Check your laptop’s battery: There’s another big recall involving batteries catching fire. Targeted ads might soon be annoying you through your smart TV. Research shows many Android anti-virus apps don’t work. Facebook had a major power outage that was believed to be a server error, but could it have been a hack? An AI-powered robot is being built for unbiased job interviews. Apple AirPods are being Photoshopped onto famous works of art. All that and more in tech news from the digital world of Kim Kom
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21 min
March 8, 2019
Facebook finally wants to protect your privacy -- Watch out for deep fake home listings -- Hackers steal from scammers who stole from you
Mark Zuckerberg says he wants a privacy-focused Facebook. Doctored photos are the new trend for real estate listings. Hackers are stealing from fraudsters who tricked their subscribers. Google can now make phone calls to book restaurant reservations. Alexa can control your Roku streaming devices. The best software for filing 2019 taxes. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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29 min
March 1, 2019
Another exposed database reveals millions of records -- IBM apologizes for racially insensitive labels on job site -- Motorola confirms it’s releasing a foldable phone
An open database exposes millions of records from a Dow Jones watchlist. IBM is apologizing after racially insensitive terms were found as options on their job site. Motorola has confirmed they’re also releasing a foldable phone. Amazon is working on even more ways to get packages to you. A robot replica of a long-dead deity is teaching Buddhism at an ancient temple.
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23 min
February 22, 2019
YouTube pulls hundreds of channels after child exploitation outcry -- Get a registration number for your new drone -- All the highlights from Samsung's Unpacked event
YouTube is pulling hundreds of channels and deleting millions of comments after an outcry over child exploitation. If you have a drone, make sure you get a registration number. Samsung has unveiled their new folding phone, along with a lot of other new tech. We’re getting a glimpse at just how far China goes with their mass surveillance. Apple is teaming up with Goldman Sachs for a new credit card. And Sphero is crowdfunding a robotic car for you to hack. All this and more tech news from komando.com.
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19 min
February 15, 2019
Thousands of Android apps have been tracking you -- Amazon and Google want even more of your data through their smart speakers -- New internet challenge wants kids to go missing
Thousands of Android apps are tracking you, and there's not much you can do about it. Amazon and Google want to collect even more of your data through their smart speakers. A new viral internet challenge wants kids to go missing. A new study looks at the effect of video games on kids. A piece of artwork generated by artificial intelligence is going up for auction. Ford has created a conveyor belt bed to keep your partner in their own sleeping lane.
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23 min
February 8, 2019
Phone carriers may have sold more location data than first reported -- An online calculator predicts your chances for future kidney stones -- Amazon could be testing facial recognition on their sellers
Mobile phone carriers might have sold your location data even more than first reported. A new online calculator could give you your odds of getting kidney stones again. Amazon might be testing their facial recognition software on sellers. A new study says electric cars lose a lot of power during extreme cold weather. A smartphone just helped complete a nearly 200-year-old symphony. Jack Spirko from the Survival Podcast will also be here to talk about food storage.
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22 min
February 1, 2019
Hackers passing around billions of leaked records -- Get healthy and earn an Apple Watch -- Con artists in the Instagram era
Last month's massive data breach has grown even larger. Another health insurer is offering an Apple Watch, but with a new app. Con artists are adapting in the Instagram era. A new floor lamp from Panasonic could raise privacy concerns because of a secret camera. And a Florida museum is unveiling an A.I. replica of an artist who died 30 years ago.
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16 min
January 25, 2019
Startup allows men to “brainwash wives” through social media -- Doctor wins right to be removed from Google search -- Bank blamed for allowing scam
For a fee, men can "brainwash" their wives using social media. A doctor has won the right to remove certain Google search results. A Canadian bank is being blamed for allowing a big scam to keep going. The new GMC Sierra has cameras allowing for a transparent trailer view. Connect to Wi-Fi using a small wooden block. New Apple AirPods are rumored to also be able to monitor your health.
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17 min
January 18, 2019
Collection #1 megabreach -- Nike self-lacing shoes controlled by app -- Amazon’s facial recognition sales vote
More than 770 million personal records exposed in massive breach. Stockholders want Amazon to end facial recognition sales to the government. New malware found in Telegram app. Apple wants seniors on Medicare to have Apple Watches. The Motorola RAZR is set to make a comeback.
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16 min
January 11, 2019
Crowdfunded Pong table a hit at CES -- New tech added to old coolers -- New iPhone feature makes spying easy
A new take on a nearly 50-year-old game becomes an unexpected hit at CES. A tech refresh of a backyard staple means you can keep your drinks cold and your phone charged. A relatively new iPhone feature could be used to spy on you. The government shutdown could lead to frustration with your phone. New malware is hitting businesses to steal more data. And Jack Spirko from the Survival podcast joins to talk about storm safety for your family.
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19 min
January 4, 2019
3D-printed rib implanted in Bulgaria -- Rolling hotel rooms coming to highways -- This Facebook hack won't actually work
Doctors in Bulgaria figured out a way to create a rib replacement with a 3D printer. A futuristic hotel on wheels might change travel forever. Researchers have created artificial fingerprints that could ruin biometrics security. People in Arizona have been physically attacking self-driving cars. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the news desk at Komando.com.
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14 min
December 28, 2018
Trending Amazon Alexa setup app is a fake -- Now, they're hacking hot tubs -- Security cameras can be easily hacked
Hackers are now taking control of smart appliances just to mess with people. Scientists at Cambridge have come up with a clever new way to study cancer. There's a fake Amazon Alexa setup app that you need to avoid. Amazon's Alexa was so popular on Christmas the system crashed for a while. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the news desk at Komando.com.
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19 min
December 21, 2018
Robocalls exploded in 2018 -- Emergency patch for Internet Explorer -- Facebook won't stop sharing your info
A huge growth in robocalls in 2018. Apple has amazing deals on iPads. Patch your Internet Explorer now. Saturn might lose its signature rings. Facebook keeps on sharing your information. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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14 min
December 14, 2018
Netflix working on instant replays -- California may tax text messages -- Amazon extends free-shipping deal
Netflix is working on a new feature that you might love. You won't believe which song is now the most-streamed. If you live in California, you might soon be taxed for sending text messages. Amazon has some great news for all you last minute Christmas shoppers. Apple is building a new campus in Austin, TX. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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15 min
December 7, 2018
App can detect anemia with one photo -- Company hired to help with ransomware just paid instead -- Facebook made shady moves with user info
New app can test for anemia with a single photo. This new tech might be able to help doctors diagnose some cancers early. There's a fake IT company scamming ransomware victims out of money. Microsoft is working on a new web browser that will compete with Google Chrome. A new "cyber tongue" can test food. Facebook made some shady moves with users' information. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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15 min
November 30, 2018
Millions exposed in another massive data breach -- One set of headphones wide open to hack attack -- Car crashed because driver was watching Netflix
Another massive data breach has been found, exposing information of millions of U.S. citizens. If you’ve ever collected Precious Moments figures, your ship may have come in. One woman's obsession with Netflix drove her to extremes. You won't believe the new "smell-o-vision" type technology on the way. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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19 min
November 23, 2018
The 7 things you should never do online
Most of us use the internet every day. Are you putting much thought into what you are doing? Your online activity can have a dramatic impact on your life and your family’s security. In this week's Tech News This Week podcast, Kim runs down the list of the 7 things you should never do online. From internet hoaxes to the things we post on social media, these are the things we should avoid doing.
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17 min
November 16, 2018
Gadgets that endanger your privacy this season -- Insurance company giving away Apple Watches -- Apple, Facebook in a spat over Android phones
Beware, some of those Christmas gifts could violate your privacy. UnitedHealthcare is giving members a free Apple Watch. Some of those free VPN apps in official app stores are not as secure as they should be. Both cities that will host Amazon's new headquarters will have to split all the new jobs created. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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17 min
November 9, 2018
Samsung foldable phone finally unveiled -- Why robocalls keep increasing -- Fast and convenient grocery service at a store near you
A groundbreaking Samsung foldable smartphone will hit the market soon, but you’re not going to like the price. Did you know that the grocery stores you are likely frequenting now have a new faster and cheaper service to get your groceries without setting foot in the store? The number of robocalls is on the rise and the problem is getting worse, here’s why. Would you feel comfortable letting an Amazon delivery driver enter your home when you’re not there? All that and more from the news desk of Komando
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16 min
November 2, 2018
Apple gadgets get shut down -- More Black Friday deals are revealed -- How to block in-app purchases for kids
A flaw has been found in Apple gadgets that can lead to the ping of death. Walmart has kicked off the holiday shopping season early with some amazing Black Friday deals. A New York family was recently terrified when they found out a hacker was spying on them. If you’re worried about ads in your kids’ apps, Amazon may have a solution. There’s an app that will tell you how all of the contacts in your phone vote. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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18 min
October 26, 2018
What Apple will show off at next week’s event -- Hidden codes to get the most out of Netflix -- 2 retailers announce free holiday shipping
Apple is hosting another event next week to announce new Macbooks, iPads, AirPods and more. Netflix has some hidden codes that will really improve your streaming experience. Wordpress administrators are sounding the alarm about too many websites using old versions of its system that aren’t secure. You won’t believe how many people have asked Amazon’s Alexa to marry them over the last year! Target and Walmart are taking aim at Amazon to capture holiday shoppers.
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18 min
October 19, 2018
Chrome update fixes sign-in problem -- Apple has another announcement coming -- Microsoft update still causing issues
You won’t believe the song coming from massive glacial ice near Antarctica. Google is finally fixing a Chrome flaw that had everyone up in arms. Microsoft is still having problems with its latest Windows 10 update. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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15 min
October 12, 2018
Weak passwords banned in this U.S. state -- New iPhone feature planned to detect spam calls -- Are aliens contacting earth through radio bursts?
Weak passwords are against the law in this U.S. state to beef up security for internet-connected devices. If you’re annoyed with spam calls, this new Apple feature will block them for you. President Ronald Reagan is being brought back to life via hologram. All that and more.
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18 min
October 5, 2018
Scary new iPhone hack discovered -- Surface Pro vs. iPad Pro -- Navy debuts new high-tech destroyers
Scammers have an easy way to hack into your iPhone. Police are using fitness trackers to solve crimes. The top tech careers that pay big bucks. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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15 min
September 28, 2018
Facebook shares your info with advertisers -- Old programming language is hot now -- Prepare for rising spam calls
There’s another scary example of how Facebook is breaching its user’s privacy. A computer programming language that’s nearly 60-years-old could be your ticket to a new career. A loving father has created a touching memorial to show how much his deceased daughter loved the iPhone. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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15 min
September 21, 2018
Stolen frequent flyer miles on Dark Web -- Scam political calls -- Amazon convenience stores opening with no cashiers
In this episode of Tech News This Week, your airline miles might be for sale on the dark web. With midterm elections around the corner, lookout for political scam calls on the rise. Our growing addiction to technology not only has an effect on our relationships, but on our pets too! All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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18 min
September 14, 2018
Google investigated for tracking phones -- Employee sues employer for violating privacy -- What's the best senior phone discount?
New report shows both older and younger Facebook users are taking a break and deleting the app altogether. Google is being accused of tracking users without their permission - You won’t believe its response. A lawsuit brings up the question: Does an employer have the right to read its employee’s personal information? All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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14 min
September 7, 2018
Warning: The internet is crashing for millions -- Free airline ticket scam -- Crooks blackmailing companies and ruining their reputation
The internet will crash for millions of people in the next few days - Are you ready? Don’t fall for this new email offering free airline tickets, it's a scam. Another company has joined Apple in the $1 billion club and you won’t be surprised when you learn who it is. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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18 min
August 31, 2018
Hackers are attacking two banks -- Which is better, Google Flight or Kayak? -- How robots in the ocean explore space, too
A scary phishing attack targeting banking customers is spreading across the globe. When it comes to finding cheap airline tickets, there may be a better choice than Google Flights. A gun rights advocate has found a way around a judge's ruling banning 3D blueprints online. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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19 min
August 24, 2018
Data breach hits chain restaurant you likely frequent -- Facebook devises rating system to track your trustworthiness -- Get Windows 10 for free
Another national retailer has been breached, this time a popular national chain restaurant, and your payment details may have been stolen. Facebook has a secret plan to block fake news by asking members to rate the trustworthiness of other members. Apple fans have new MacBook Airs and Mac Mini computers to look forward to this Fall. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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14 min
August 16, 2018
Sextortion scam has a new twist -- Robocallers’ sneaky new way to get you to answer -- Android app increases battery life
There is a sleazy sextortion scam making the rounds, and this one has a new twist. The number of robocalls Americans receive are on the rise as they find new ways to trick you, but there are ways to outsmart them. Some government agencies are illegally using a license plate recognition database to track people. All that and more in the Tech News This Week podcastfrom the digital world of Kim Komando.
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15 min
August 10, 2018
Speaker scam goes online -- PGA hit with ransomware -- Facebook doubles as dating app
An old-school ruse known as the white van scam is making its way into the digital age. Cybercriminals hacked into PGA files and demanded ransomware - Will this affect the golf tournament? Facebook announced that it will not only be a social media platform, it will soon double as a dating site. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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17 min
August 3, 2018
Chinese hackers -- Apple reaches $1 trillion -- Magic mirror -- And more
Apple officially becomes the first U.S. company worth $1 trillion in the public stock market! Unsophisticated Chinese hackers are going old school to spread malware. Reddit was recently a victim of a massive data breach, were you impacted? Samsung's Galaxy S10 will be available early next year and you won't believe how much it's going to cost. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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18 min
July 27, 2018
AI saves eyesight -- Facebook censors paintings -- April the Giraffe -- and more
Artificial Intelligence machines can now perform an eye exam on diabetic patients and predict blindness. If you remember April the Giraffe, you’re in for a treat: she’s pregnant again and you can watch the live stream. Facebook is choosing to censor the wrong thing, this time it’s a painting. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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17 min
July 20, 2018
Thousands of voter files exposed -- Samsung leads Android manufacturers by failure rate -- Amazon Prime Day phishing scams spreading -- and more
Another massive data breach exposing thousands of U.S. voter files has been discovered. A top 10 list ranking Android manufacturers by failure rate has come out and Samsung tops it. Another Amazon Prime Day has come and gone, but now scammers are using it to spread phishing scams. A Georgia woman finds a family treasure at a local Goodwill. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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16 min
July 13, 2018
Government credentials sold on the dark web -- Latest Apple update blocks police -- Hackers steal hundreds of gallons of gas -- and more
Hackers are selling government credentials on the Dark Web for as little as ten dollars. Police aren’t happy with a new Apple update that blocks them from accessing suspect’s phones. Devious hackers found a way to steal hundreds of gallons of gas. Whole Foods shoppers will see massive savings on Amazon Prime Day. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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15 min
July 6, 2018
Google app developers are reading your emails -- Facebook unblocks your blocked contacts -- AT&T and Sony hike fees -- Amazon’s plan to make you an entrepreneur and more
Another strike against your privacy as reports show Google is allowing third-party developers to have access to your emails. We're not talking about computer programs, we mean real people, scouring your private information. Plus, a cellphone bug is randomly sharing photos on your phone with your contacts. And, Amazon has a deal for you to start your own business! All that and more in Tech New This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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24 min
June 29, 2018
Exactis data breach leaks 340 million records -- AT&T finds sneaky way to increase revenue -- Amazon makes another move to take over the world -- A new scam based on WannaCry ransomware is spreading -- and more
AT&T is increasing one of its monthly fees that will generate almost a billion dollars per year at customers’ expense. Amazon just made a massive deal to acquire a company in the healthcare field. Sly criminals have found a way to rip people off by piggybacking on fears of WannaCry. Aging satellites left in space are prime targets for hackers. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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16 min
June 22, 2018
The Supreme Court sales tax ruling -- What Google knows about you -- Old school phishing tactics -- and more
If you’re a fan of online shopping you won’t like this. The Supreme Court just ruled that some of your online purchases can be taxed like never before. Google knows a shocking amount of information about you, so much that it might be able to predict when you’ll die. A tech support scammer is being fined millions that he’ll never actually pay. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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16 min
June 15, 2018
Cyber-hijacking concerns -- Apple makes it harder for crooks and cops to get into your locked iPhone -- Is X-ray vision coming? and more
Newly obtained documents show the Defense Department's concern over hackers taking over a plane mid-flight. Microsoft teams up with Walmart to take on Amazon Go and a massive merger between four of the country's largest companies could be bad news for consumers. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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16 min
June 8, 2018
Major breach of DNA testing service -- New Apple iOS12 features -- Facebook bug exposes more -- Alexa commands you need and more
DNA testing services are gaining popularity, but one major company is now dealing with a massive breach that revealed information of millions of users. Plus, Apple's big announcements; the new features you'll get with iOS 12. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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14 min
June 1, 2018
FBI says reboot your router -- New malware you need to know about -- Uber 911 -- Google Maps’ racy video -- Free movie scam and more
Malware affecting routers around the globe is prompting a warning from the FBI; what it wants you to do right now to prevent Russian hackers. Plus, the new malware striking computers and linked to North Korea, and Google Maps goes viral after a woman posts a racy video. Click here for all that and more in your free Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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13 min
May 25, 2018
Russians hack half a million routers -- Facebook wants your naked pictures -- New tricks for your old phones -- Container tells you when food is bad and more
Security experts issue a cyber warning after discovering 500,000 routers hacked by Russia. Plus, Facebook thinks you should send them your naked pictures so they can stop revenge porn. And we're talking about smart containers that will let you know when your food has spoiled! All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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12 min
May 18, 2018
Sex, Drugs, and Violence; Facebook removes millions of posts -- Reality of flying cars -- Russian hackers after your router and more
Facebook details the millions of posts it has deleted that break its rules. Meanwhile, the site suspends hundreds of apps suspected of misusing our data. Plus how to keep Russian hackers off your router and the word that sent the internet into a tizzy. Listen to the clip. Do you hear Yanny or Laurel? All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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12 min
May 11, 2018
Beware of the ‘black dot of death’ bug, New way crooks use to steal your credit card, Is Net neutrality dead?, Amazon invades new homes and more
Crooks are using a new tool called a ‘shimmer’ to go after debit and credit cards, forget about numbers or passwords, this scam goes after your card chip. Net neutrality will come to an end in one month, what will it mean for your internet use? Plus, Amazon has a plan to be part of future homes, and YouTube stars are cashing in by telling your kids to cheat in school. All that and more in your Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando
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12 min
May 4, 2018
You must change your Twitter password, The Pentagon removes these smartphones from military bases, Amazon wants to start scanning bodies and more.
Twitter encourages everyone to change their passwords, Cambridge Analytica shuts down in wake of the Facebook data scandal, U.S. service members will no longer be able to purchase Huawei and ZTE phones on bases, NASA’s new mission to Mars will find out what’s beneath the red planet’s surface, An investigation shows that taking an Uber might be riskier than you thought, and Amazon wants to study your body to makes clothes fit better.
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11 min
April 27, 2018
Could technology cause nuclear war? U.S. government preps for Russian hackers, get paid to play a video game, and more!
A grave warning about the future, as artificial robots could be responsible for starting a nuclear war, Preparations begin for the U.S. Government to prevent Russian hackers from affecting our democracy, and Facebook reveals the secrets to whether a post gets taken off of your feed. Don't miss everything you need to know in this free Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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12 min
April 20, 2018
Hackers can unlock your iPhone within minutes, Netflix knows more about you than you think, Why the IRS is living in the past and more!
You need to change your iPhone password before hackers can take control, Netflix has piles of information about you - what can you do about it?, Russian cyberattacks could go after any computer in your home, Google Maps reveals a new plan to give better directions, The blue screen of death creates problems for Microsoft. Don't miss everything you need to know in this free Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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14 min
April 13, 2018
Is YouTube collecting information on your kids?, A Chinese company could be the first to launch a foldable phone, and a huge judgment delivered in a revenge porn case.
Advocacy groups file a complaint claiming YouTube illegally collects information on children, A Chinese company leads in the race to create the first foldable phone device, and credit card signatures are finally going away. Don’t miss everything you need to know in this free Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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12 min
April 6, 2018
Panera Bread leaks millions of customers’ information, data breach hits Saks and Lord & Taylor, Zuckerberg does Capitol Hill and more.
If you’ve ever eaten at Panera Bread, you’re one of millions of customers who got affected by this massive data leak, Facebook is under pressure after 87 million users had their information shared in the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, Twitter defends itself after this week’s shooting at the YouTube headquarters. Don’t miss everything you need to know in this free Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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12 min
March 30, 2018
Facebook goes to Washington, Tax filing software you need to beware of, 5 stand outs from Apples new iPad and more
Facebook’s CEO may have to pay hundreds of millions in privacy violations, but if you think Facebook has a lot on you, wait until we tell you what Amazon has! All that and more in this free Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando
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15 min
March 24, 2018
Chilling video of Uber’s self- driving fatal crash, Cambridge Analytica behind a Facebook crisis, YouTube Kids allowing controversial videos, Craigslist pulls its personal ads and more
See the disturbing video of the moment an Uber self-driving car hits a pedestrian and what investigators are blaming. Facebook is embroiled in a massive controversy after allowing the information of millions of users to be poached. Plus, a popular travel booking website is breached, exposing personal information. Don’t miss everything you need to know in this free Tech New This Week podcast, from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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14 min
March 16, 2018
Amazon's massive recall, Microsoft warning for Windows users, Free speech survey is frightening, YouTube partners with Wikipedia, and more
Thanks to a fire hazard, Amazon is recalling power batteries, what you need to know for a refund. Plus, hackers found an easy way to tap into your baby monitors and security cameras. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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16 min
March 9, 2018
Facebook’s pedophile problem, Clever credit card scam you won’t notice, Who’s really responsible for fake news, Why Alexa’s laughing at you and more
Shocking questions in a Facebook survey have everyone talking. Are they opening the door to pedophiles? Plus, everyone’s pointing to the Russians for spreading fake news but you will be surprised at what a recent study uncovered. More details in this Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando.
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13 min
March 2, 2018
Sex predators use Uber and Lyft to target women, Pay up for online news, Plus, the smartest kitchen appliance ever and more
Sexual predators are preying on women, by pretending to be drivers for Lyft or Uber. We’ll have the latest on the growing trend of charging for online news, and more on the new cellphones from Samsung, Apple and Energizer. Yes, the brand known for the drumming bunny is launching a smartphone. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
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15 min
February 23, 2018
Selfies; a mental disorder?, Click yes for sex, the new hook-up app, Where are your kids and grandkids hanging out online? and more
Do you have “selfitis?” You might if you like to take a lot of photos of yourself. Why psychologists say they’re concerned with the trend. There’s a new app for consensual sex, all you have to do is click yes. Facebook turns to postcards to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
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22 min
February 16, 2018
The Equifax data breach is worse than we thought! Facebook’s new “protect” feature might not be protecting you after all. Microsoft wants to do away with passwords.
Equifax’s major breach last year exposed the private information of millions of people. But what we now know about it is even more shocking. We have more on the critical data that hackers got their hands on and what you can do about it. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
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19 min
February 9, 2018
Another popular Facebook hoax is making the rounds. An iPhone X bug makes it almost impossible to answer the phone. And a smartphone screen made out of diamonds could be hitting the market soon.
Don’t believe everything you see on Facebook! Your friends are probably sharing a message about making sure they stay on your feed, but it’s a hoax. Plus, Apple responds to lawmakers on Capitol Hill and consider an offer for replacement batteries. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
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19 min
February 2, 2018
A fitness social network unknowingly exposed the locations of secret U.S. military bases, Police could soon have a new tool to catch you speeding, A familiar tech word is added to the New Oxford English Dictionary, and more
The U.S. military isn’t happy with a fitness network that released details of a billion workouts, including active military workouts, which exposed top-secret locations. Plus, ransomware attacks are up 90% and the word itself is being recognized. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
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19 min
January 26, 2018
Tax scams target your W-2s, Big brother’s watching you drive, The hi-tech grocery store with no cashiers or check out lines, Facebook regulated like big tobacco? and more
’Tis the season for tax scams and hackers are setting their sites on your W-2s. How they’re trying to intercept your refunds. Big Brother is using technology to watch your driving habits and now they want to use it to raise your rates. The MacBook Air and the new iPhone X could be on the chopping block. Imagine a grocery store with no cashiers or checkout lines. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando
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22 min
January 19, 2018
Apple and Amazon creating jobs and reinvesting billions into the U.S., Post-it note problem for Hawaii’s Emergency Agency, text-bombs and new ransomware targeting your devices
A false alert and a sticky note with a password prominently showing, has many wondering how secure Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency is. Drug dealers are targeting your children through Facebook complete with hashtags and emojis. Ransomware is attacking cloud email services. Amazon wants to get in bed with you.
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22 min
January 12, 2018
Kodak is getting into Bitcoin mining, Design flaws in computer chips could put you at risk with hackers, Oddball gadgets introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show, LG unveils the Wall TV and more
Kodak is getting into Bitcoin mining. Design flaws in computer chips could put you at risk with hackers. AT&T walks away from a Chinese company smartphone deal. Oddball gadgets introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
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17 min
January 5, 2018
New year and new tech! What does 2018 have in store?, Mistake inside? A big security flaw in microprocessor chips. Find out why Americans are opting for streaming over cable and satellite and more
2017 brought the iPhoneX, face ID, and XBox One X, but what will be the must haves and highlights of this new year. An Intel fail has the manufacturing company scrambling to fix a security flaw. Changing the way you watch TV, why more Americans are choosing to stream. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
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20 min
December 30, 2017
New Year's "tech" resolutions. Get ready for distance wireless charging! A researcher discovers self-healing glass and more
What's your New Year's resolution? Make sure it includes tech!, Which is more secure, Face ID or Touch ID?, The iPhone X hype is fading, Learn the best Alexa commands for your Echo, South Korean government announced new legislation that would put tough regulations on the country's cryptocurrency markets. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
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17 min
December 22, 2017
235 Million Americans' personal information exposed, U.S. points the blame in the WannaCry malware, The biggest losers and wackiest tech of 2017
235 Million Americans personal information exposed in another massive data breach! Find out who the U.S. government is blaming for the WannaCry attack. Facebook is going to start demoting certain posts. We’ll tell you about the biggest losers and the wackiest tech gadgets of 2017. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
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19 min
December 15, 2017
Breaking news on net neutrality, Facebook’s former vice president feels “tremendous guilt,” Netflix defends itself over “A Christmas Prince” Tweet and more tech news you need to know now
Breaking news on net neutrality! What the FCC’s vote means for you and your internet access. Why Facebook’s former vice president feels “tremendous guilt” from creating the social media site. Netflix defends itself over A Christmas Prince Tweet. Learn how to protect yourself from the Good Samaritan smartphone scam. Find out what password men are more likely to use than women. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
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19 min
December 8, 2017
'Tis the season for Facebook scams, U.S. government uses drones for spying, Beware of fake phone chargers, and more tech news you need to know now
3 clever scams spreading on Facebook right now, Next cybersecurity attack could send company executives to prison, 3 essential privacy settings for your Amazon Echo, A popular mattress maker is accused of tracking you, and tech news you need to know now from Kim Komando and the Komando.com News Desk.
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17 min
December 1, 2017
Major Apple security flaw, Net Neutrality, Bitcoin crazy, Fake Russian ads on Facebook, and more tech news you need to know now
Apple’s security flaw, DJI drones spying, Net neutrality hysteria, Hi-tech thieves hacking your keys, Bitcoins everywhere, Malware loaded apps, and tech news you need to know now from Kim Komando and the Komando.com News Desk.
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19 min
November 22, 2017
Staying with creepy relatives or in a rental or hotel? How you can spot hidden cameras
Sometimes when you’re staying with a creepy relative or in a hotel you have the feeling you’re being watched. Creepers are getting creative and finding more places to hide small cameras. As if that’s not enough of a violation, the lack of legal action available will shock you. In this free podcast, I’ll share my own harrowing experience, how to spot hidden cameras, and what to do if someone’s been recording your every move.
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24 min
November 17, 2017
Your password for sale on the Black Market, Connect toys putting kids at risk, what Apple has up its sleeve after the iPhone X, and more
Is your username and password up for sale? The chances are pretty high. Watch out for Bluetooth toys! Hackers are putting your kids at risk. You might want to pause before buying the iPhoneX, rumor has it Apple already has two more phones in the pipeline! All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
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18 min
November 10, 2017
Facebook wants your nude photo, The end of Social Security numbers?, Netflix scam targets millions, and more
Would you upload your nude photo to stop revenge porn? That’s exactly what Facebook is asking you to do. Social Security numbers are facing major changes in the aftermath of the Equifax hack. A fast-spreading scam is targeting millions of Netflix users. Conspiracy theories once again pop-up on YouTube after the deadly Texas church shooting. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
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16 min
November 3, 2017
Facebook accused of eavesdropping, Smartphone zombies are getting hurt, TripAdvisor hides travel warnings, and more
Be careful what you say around your phone – Facebook could be listening. TripAdvisor apparently deletes posts about dangerous vacation spots. Microsoft will pay you to use their search engine. And are you a smartphone zombie? All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
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16 min
October 27, 2017
The “Reaper” is attacking computers, Amazon asks for your keys, Pilotless airplanes take to the skies, and more
You should fear the “Reaper” - a new, aggressive hack that targets your internet-connected devices. Amazon wants you to hand over the keys to your house, and you might agree to it. Pilotless air taxis are about to take to the skies. And an Apple founder says he won’t buy the new iPhone X? All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
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16 min
October 20, 2017
What is Krack and why should you fear it?, Unlimited data coming soon for all, Fast food chain says put down your phone, and more
The Krack Attack is after your Wi-Fi connection, but you can protect yourself. It’s true, unlimited access to data may soon be reality for everyone. McDonald’s wants you to lock up your smartphone – I’ll tell you why. And you’ll be amazed at the number of Netflix “binge watchers.” All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
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16 min
October 13, 2017
Facebook founder fights off failure, Teens are being targeted by new online scam, How to know your email is being read, and more
It’s hard to imagine Facebook founder - Mark Zuckerberg - making a mistake. But he did and it’s costing his company a lot of money. Teenage girls looking for online fame are the victims of a new, dangerous scam. A popular AOL service is signing off forever. And I’ll tell you how to know if your email is being read. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
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16 min
October 6, 2017
Viral fake news about Las Vegas shooting, Equifax breach keeps getting worse, Smartphones are mood-killers, and more
A family affected by terror-related violence is suing Facebook, claiming the social site was responsible, and other social media giants did nothing to stop fake news following the Las Vegas shooting. The Equifax breach just keeps getting worse. Researchers are working on a way to charge your phone in 5 minutes or less! All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
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16 min
September 29, 2017
Amazon is terrorists’ favorite place to shop, Google and Levi’s introduce Smart Jacket, More updates about the recent Equifax breach, and more
Equifax CEO is history - and, scammers are using the recent breach to trick you. Apple may not have your back with fixes to the new iPhone 8. Google and Levi’s design new smart jacket - will it be worth a hefty price tag? And, find out why Amazon is being called, “The Terrorists’ Best Friend.” All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando. Click here to listen to my free Tech News This Week podcast.
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15 min
September 22, 2017
Major travel rumor debunked, More iPhone X disappointments, Equifax controversy continues, and more
Is there any truth to the rumor that airlines jack the price of a ticket if you’re continuously searching for the same flight? Apple isn’t scoring any home runs with its new iPhone X. We’ll tell you why. As if Equifax’s security breach wasn’t bad enough, what the company is doing now could impact your security even more. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
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16 min
September 15, 2017
A major iPhone X concern, New tech fights distracted driving, Amazon to update popular product, and more
Though the new iPhone launch was exciting, the unveiling of the iPhone X brought very serious concerns about the facial recognition feature. This cool tech will tell you if you’re driving distractedly. Amazon is getting ready to launch two updated versions of the popular Fire TV boxes. Best Buy is banning antivirus software that was made in Russia. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
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17 min
September 8, 2017
Massive Equifax breach compromises millions, Consumers aren’t excited about the iPhone 8, Major Facebook lies revealed, and more
A devastating cyberattack exposed millions of Americans’ personal and financial information - here’s what you need to do to protect your info. The iPhone 8 is unlikely to receive the same glorious welcome as its predecessors. Guess which tech a Major League Baseball team is accused of using to cheat? Drama unfolds as Facebook gets caught in a big lie. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
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15 min
September 1, 2017
Watch out for Hurricane Harvey scams! Yahoo heads to court, Snapchat fights fake news, and more
It didn’t take long for Hurricane Harvey scams to flood the market - I’ll tell you how to avoid them while providing aid to disaster victims. Yahoo sits in the hot seat in court to answer over 1 billion users' questions about three data breaches. Snapchat takes a stand against fake news by delivering responsible journalism to users. And shopping by voice is now a reality, but it could cost you major cash.
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17 min
August 25, 2017
Are Snapchat and Instagram more popular than Facebook? Users lash out at Alexa and Siri, Amazon Prime Day customers watch out, and more
More teens favor Instagram and Snapchat - does it mean goodbye to Facebook? How voice assistants like Siri and Alexa respond when users yell at them. Facial recognition could soon be taking over, Verizon's new unlimited data plan, Major phishing scam targets Amazon Prime Day customers, and what's new with the Android Oreo?
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16 min
August 18, 2017
Tech News This Week: Watch out for predators' new tricks, Facebook changes again, Microsoft Surface isn't that great, and more
Parents and grandparents! Watch out, predators' new social media tricks lure in kids. Plus, Facebook's new camera, Amazon's fake products you should not buy, Microsoft Surface has issues, and turn off this setting on your phone or you might receive unsolicited perverted photos from strangers.
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15 min
August 11, 2017
Disney is tracking your kids, Texting and walking becomes a crime, A warning to drone photographers chasing the eclipse, and more
Parents beware! Disney is revving up their advertising efforts by collecting data from your kids’ apps. Have you ever texted while walking? Now, if you get caught texting in a crosswalk in this city, you’ll be slapped with a major fine. He wrote the book on creating strong passwords, but was he right? This security guru is admitting he was wrong. You might be getting your drone ready to fly for the upcoming eclipse, but these major precautions might make you rethink your flight plan.
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17 min
August 4, 2017
Find the best place to view the Solar Eclipse, Spy-like app sends free self-destructing documents, Google’s new ad program takes heat and more
What’s that sound? A mysterious Russian buzzing noise has been going on for decades and I’ll tell you how to listen in. Check out this cool app that allows you to send self-destructing files for free - James Bond would probably use it! Hey cable subscribers, two major networks are merging, and for you, that means more ways to watch. Don't miss the upcoming solar eclipse! Learn the dos and don’ts for the optimum viewing experience. Why is Google’s new advertising program under fire?.
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15 min
July 28, 2017
New tech helps crack down on texting while driving, Dangerous malware is invading Macs, Social media reunites a boy and his teddy bear, and more
Creepy! A company is giving its employees the option of being micro chipped, but why? A new technology aims to curb texting at the wheel to prevent distracted driving. In theory, it sounds great, but could it compromise your privacy? I bet you’d never suspect that Disney might be the next to record your information. Dangerous malware is invading Macs - Is your device at risk? Social media helped a young boy become reunited with his beloved teddy bear.
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14 min
July 21, 2017
Online class teaches next generation of scammers, Are internet-connected toys cute or creepy?, A new way to keep teens off adult websites, and more
Can you believe an online class exists that teaches you how to become a scam artist? Batteries may not be included, but many high-tech toys come with a side of privacy concerns. A new app tells you what people really think about you - could it become a breeding ground for bullying? Police officers are about to get a little more help on the streets, thanks to a new body camera. The U.K. begins efforts to keep teens off of adult websites.
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18 min
July 14, 2017
Alexa calls 911 and saves a woman's life, Wireless charging laptop finally here, Internet service goes country, and more
Authorities say without Alexa's intervention a woman would be dead - What prompted this smart speaker to call the cops? Exciting new laptop charges wirelessly, but there’s a catch. You wouldn’t expect it but internet service in rural areas is about to become much faster than you're probably getting at home. Imagine watching 3D TV in your home without the goofy glasses! All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
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17 min
July 7, 2017
Late-night cellphone usage linked to teenage depression, How a court ruling in favor of Facebook affects you, Hack your own computer and more
Thousands to lose their jobs at Microsoft; Technical challenges delay launch of new Fitbit smartwatch; Late-night cellphone use can cause depression in teens; Vinyl records are making a comeback; Companies in Germany face criticism for allowing racist social media comments; Why Facebook's legal victory might hurt you; Popular photo sharing service is accused of extortion; Hack your own computer; 'Side hustle' jobs may not be as lucrative as you think.
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14 min
June 30, 2017
Protect your computer against ransomware attacks, Amazon’s ever-growing power, Google to stop spying on you and more
A vaccine might be all you need to protect your computer from the latest cyberattack being dubbed by some as GoldenEye; Has Amazon become too powerful?; In 10 years, you probably won’t recognize your iPhone; A new app is out that lets you find your dream date; Avis breaks into the self-driving car business; Google is going to stop scanning personal information from your emails; And you might start seeing drones in the workplace.
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13 min
June 23, 2017
Uber’s CEO resigns, 200 million voter records exposed online, First look at the Galaxy Note 8 and more
Another security breach exposes the data of 200 million Americans, Uber’s embattled CEO finally resigns after a shareholder revolt; Leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 images reveal stunning new design; You’ll be shocked by how huge this 4K TV is – and it comes with a hefty price tag; A parent group in Colorado wants to ban smartphones from anyone under the age of 13; New iPhone app can detect when you’re depressed. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Kom
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16 min
June 16, 2017
Life-saving drones, Apple computers may be subject to viruses, Microsoft unveils most powerful gaming system and more
Defibrillator-carrying drones could save lives; Microsoft announces release date for next generation Xbox One gaming console; Apple computers are now the target of new malware attacks; Uber’s CEO temporarily relinquishes his reign over the rideshare company; Former Microsoft CEO and NBA Clippers team owner invested millions in a free patriotic website; Samsung unveils an ultra-wide computer monitor, the largest on the market; Leak exposes exciting plans for Google’s new smartphone.
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11 min
June 9, 2017
How the NSA 'leaker' was tracked down using a printer, Apple unveils major updates to MacOS, Google launches campaign to protect teens online, and more
NSA contractor was tracked down and arrested by the FBI using a printed copy of a memo; Apple announces major updates to MacOS including changes to the Safari browser; Britain’s Prime Minister is calling for internet regulations in the wake of the London Bridge attack; The encrypted messaging app “Telegram” continues to be popular among ISIS sympathizers; AmazonBasics private label top sellers are batteries and baby wipes; Google launches campaign to protect pre-teens from online trouble.
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13 min
June 2, 2017
Wrong GPS directions cost drivers countless hours on the road, Android takes on Apple with new smartphone design, Another security breach at large fast-food chain, and more
More young people getting bullied through online gaming; Bad GPS directions waste drivers’ valuable time; A new Android smartphone promises to be the “iPhone killer”; Hackers are turning their attention from your email to your social media accounts; A court battle is brewing over the self-driving car technology called ‘lidar’; Airline policies regarding taking videos and photos on flights; If you’re feeling a little down, layoff Facebook.
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11 min
May 25, 2017
More fake photos on social media after tragic bombing, How secure is the new Galaxy S8 iris scanner?, Target's $18.5 million fine, and more
More fake pictures circulated on social media after the concert attack in Manchester, England; Target pays $18.5 million fine over a security breach settlement; New Samsung S8 iris scanner security technology can be bypassed with a ridiculously simple trick; Apple is rumored to release three new notebooks next month; Microsoft just upgraded its new Surface Pro; Pittsburgh is putting on the breaks with Uber’s driverless cars; More insight into Facebook’s policy over what the company allows us to post.
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11 min
May 19, 2017
WannaCry cyberattack stopped by "accidental hero," Textalyzer to inspect driver's cellphone immediately after an accident, Hewlett Packard's The Machine to have the largest memory on the market
WannaCry is the latest cyberattack to hit countries around the world. A 22-year-old U.K. man is being hailed an "accidental hero" for stopping it; A device called textalyzer is being developed to immediately inspect a driver’s cellphone after an accident; Hewlett Packard's new computer, The Machine, has memory that’ll hold more data than anything on the market right now; Fake ratings and phony likes on social media accounts from an office in China.
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11 min
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