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Experts say logging onto some Wi-Fi hotspots could leave users vulnerable to hackers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Department Of Homeland Security: Private Company That Conducts Background Checks Hacked

The FBI has launched an investigation, and a multi-agency response team is attempting to figure out the scope of the breach, DHS said.

08/06/2014

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Dislike: Some Users Experience Facebook Outage

The hugely popular social network went down for some users Friday, including CBS New York.

08/01/2014

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OKCupid Admits To Manipulating User Data, And It’s Not Alone

The dating site OKCupid this week became the latest company to admit that it has manipulated customer data to see how users of its dating service would react to one another.

07/29/2014

"The SMART Playbook" was developed by Suzanne Wind, a mother of three in Greenwich, Conn.

Connecticut Mom Develops Workbooks To Help Tech Kids Lacking Social Skills

A Greenwich mother has created a series of workbooks to help children develop social skills, believing they are becoming too wrapped up in technology and missing out on face-to-face interaction.

07/27/2014

Some banks are offering smartphone apps that allow customers to "lock" their debit cards between uses. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Smartphone Apps Serving As ‘Lock’ For Credit, Debit Cards

A growing number of banks are now offering a variety of the “credit lock” apps in an effort to combat the stealing and hacking of card numbers.

07/21/2014

Your average cellphone case isn't just used to protect your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy anymore. (Photo: CBS 2)

Latest High-Tech Trend: Do-It-All Smartphone Cases That Literally Do It All

If you need a bottle opened, or a tool to fix your bike, many people are turning to an unlikely source — their smartphone case. They are not just for cellphone protection anymore.

07/18/2014

Devices like the iSwimband can connect to smartphone apps and make it easier for parents to monitor children while they swim. (Credit: CBS 2)

Potentially Life-Saving App Gives Parents Peace Of Mind During Summer Swimming Season

Swim season is in full swing, but taking your eyes off of your children for even a second can lead to tragedy.

07/16/2014

You can turn your phone or tablet into a virtual mirror. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Shoppers Turn Phones, Tablets Into Virtual Mirrors

For a lot of people, shopping means having to make too many decisions. But not anymore.

07/14/2014

Someone surfs Facebook (Credit: Getty Images)

Facebook Tampers With News Feed Of Nearly 700,000 Users As Part Of A Psychological Experiment

“The experiment manipulated the extent to which [689,003 people] were exposed to emotional expressions in their News Feed,” the authors wrote.

06/30/2014

Industry insiders got a look at the latest and greatest gadgets during Consumer Electronics Week. (Credit: CBS 2)

Industry Insiders Check Out The Latest And Greatest Gadgets At Consumer Electronics Week

The event gives industry insiders a chance to check out the latest and greatest gadgets and electronics.

06/25/2014

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Seen At 11: Travelers Keeping Tabs On Luggage With GPS Tags

New GPS technology can help you keep track of your luggage, even if it gets lost at the airport.

06/16/2014

Someone surfs Facebook (Credit: Getty Images)

Couples Including Social Media Clauses In Prenuptial Agreements

Divorce attorney Aaron Weems said couples are determining how they would deal with electronic media — files, photos, videos — accumulated during their marriage.

06/16/2014

A British study will attempt to determine how regular cellphone use impacts cognitive development in children. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Study Will Focus On Physical, Psychological Impact Of Cellphones On Children

A new study is trying to find out if rampant cellphone use is damaging the developing brains of children.

06/11/2014

Credit-card machine (file/credit: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: New ‘Tokenization’ System Could Put An End To Identity Theft

With so much talk of data breaching, hacking, and identity theft many people are concerned about their personal information.

06/03/2014

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Smartphone Apps May Be Convenient, But They Can Also Be Addicting

Some apps can be lifesavers, but others can be time wasters that leave you disconnected from the world.

06/03/2014