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Conn. Launches Cybersecurity Plan To Keep Utilities Safe From Attack

With Gov. Malloy’s announcement Monday, Connecticut became the first state to outline a cybersecurity plan in conjunction with the utilities.

04/15/2014

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Fake Netflix Employees Play Role Of Villain In Online Scam

In the scam, Netflix customers receive an email or a pop-up directing them to a phony, official-looking log-in page.

04/14/2014

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Radical Workplace Changes Being Tested In Parts Of Europe

Imagine working only six hours a day, but getting paid the same as you would for working eight. It may happen … in Sweden.

04/10/2014

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Queens DA: Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges After Dropping Off Laptop For Repair

Prosecutors say the images were discovered April 1 by a technician at a Best Buy electronics store in Long Island City where Michael Murray, 61, took the laptop to be repaired.

04/10/2014

The door of a TD Bank branch. (credit: Getty Images)

Cops: Accounts Compromised After Skimming Device Found On Plainview ATM

The skimmer was discovered by an ATM repairman last month at the TD Bank on Old Country Road in Plainview. Another skimmer was also found at the outside card entrance.

04/10/2014

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Seen At 11: How Effective Are Gadget Cleaning Products?

There are a lot of products that claim to do a thorough cleaning, CBS 2’s Maurice DuBois reported. But do they really work?

04/08/2014

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates speaks at the product launch of the new Windows XP operating system Oct. 25, 2001, in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Consumer Warning: Microsoft Windows XP Security Support Ends Tuesday

The clock is ticking on millions of holdouts still using Microsoft XP. The company will stop supporting the nearly 13-year-old operating system on Tuesday.

04/07/2014

Aftermath of the fatal Metro-North Railroad derailment, as seen from Chopper 880 on Dec. 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

NTSB: Engineer In Fatal Metro-North Derailment Has ‘Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea’

A medical document made available Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board said engineer William Rockefeller has “severe obstructive sleep apnea.”

04/07/2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (credit: Getty Images)

Bratton: Scientific Survey Of Cops, New Yorkers To Measure ‘How Are We Doing?’

The police commissioner said they’re also designing a poll to be used in every precinct of the city on a quarterly basis. Bratton said he wants a reliable way to measure whether damage has been repaired and improvements have been made.

04/04/2014

OKCupid

OKCupid: Mozilla CEO’s Resignation Shows ‘Commitment’ To Same-Sex Marriage Rights

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned Thursday, amid a heated reaction to his prior support of Proposition 8 – the since-invalidated California law that took marriage rights away from same-sex couples.

04/03/2014

Several cars are pulled over as part of a distracted driving crackdown in Woodbridge, N.J., April 2, 2014. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

NJ Police Handing Out Tickets As Part Of Distracted Driving Crackdown

April is National Distracted Driving Month. The distracted driving campaign across New Jersey runs through April 21.

04/02/2014

OKCupid

OKCupid Protests Firefox Over Mozilla CEO’s Anti-Same Sex Marriage Contribution

Users of the New York-based dating site OKCupid were greeted with a protest message Tuesday, if they used Firefox to get to the site.

04/01/2014

A woman gets a mammogram (file/credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Long-Term Study From Harvard Finds Benefits Of Mammograms May Be Overstated

One of the largest reviews to date finds that mammograms do save lives, but not as many as people believe. That benefit comes with some risks of its own, the study found.

04/01/2014

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Queens DA: DNA Links Convicted Felon To 1996 Cold Case Rape

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Richard Thomas was arraigned on first degree rape and sodomy charges for the July 1996 attack.

04/01/2014

Henry Hudson Bridge (file/credit: Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

Toll Evasion Up Nearly 800 Percent On Cashless Henry Hudson Bridge

One in three drivers who receive a bill in the mail never pay it, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

03/31/2014