Amazon launched new technology Tuesday that the company says will enhance the performance of some devices, but it also uses the Wi-Fi within millions of American homes, and that has some privacy advocates concerned; CBS2's Cory James reports.
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Amazon Sidewalk Raises Privacy Concerns For Some UsersAmazon launched new technology Tuesday that the company says will enhance the performance of some devices, but it also uses the Wi-Fi within millions of American homes, and that has some privacy advocates concerned; CBS2's Cory James reports.
Facebook, Instagram To Give Users Option To Hide ‘Likes’Facebook and Instagram are now giving users the option to hide their “likes.” The 4 billion people on the two platforms get to decide if that makes them feel less competitive and happier. CBS2's Dave Carlin reports.
Could Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack Lead To Higher Prices At The Pump?The cyberattack that shut down a major pipeline which supplies much of our area with fuel, is raising concerns for the consumer and the country. CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis reports.
FBI Warns Hackers Are Constantly Stealing From People Working From HomeCBS2's Andrea Grymes has more on the feds' investigations and speaks to an expert about how you can defend yourself.
Hoboken Considering Proposal That Would Ban Elected Leaders From Blocking On Social MediaCBS2's Jessica Layton has more on the rule and what it would mean for lawmakers.
Apple Software Update Forces Companies To Ask For Permission To Track DataIt's no secret that the smartphone apps we use track our online habits and build a profile that is used to send us targeted advertisements, but that's changing for people who own an Apple device; Nancy Chen reports for CBS2.
Social Media Sites Evolving To More Talking On PlatformsAs CBS2's Ali Bauman reports, Clubhouse has emerged as one platform to watch going forward.
Consumer Electronics Show Goes Virtual During PandemicIf you like gadgets, a lot of new ones were on display at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, and as you might imagine, this year, many of them were designed with the pandemic in mind; Nancy Chen reports for CBS2.
Google Releases 2020 Year In SearchesWith trillions of searches each year, Google knows what's on everyone's mind. Nancy Chen reports.
Consumer Alert Over 'FBI Scam'Elise Preston takes a look at how con artists are convincing innocent victims to hand over millions of dollars.
Justice Department Files Anti-Trust Lawsuit Against GoogleThe Justice Department has filed an anti-trust lawsuit accusing Google of an illegal monopoly over search and search-related advertising.
Facebook Says It Will Ban Posts That Deny The HolocaustThe social media giant announced it is expanding its hate speech policy to include content that distorts or denies the Holocaust.
COVID Pandemic Reshaping Holiday Shopping Season As Retailers Offer Major Deals In OctoberMajor retailers are kicking off Black Friday in October with major deals online, trying to lure families who may be more budget conscious. CBS2's Christina Fan reports.
New Rochelle Schools Lack Bandwidth For Online Learning, Officials SayThe new normal for schools in New York's seventh largest city is dealing with a broadband bust. Just days before school was set to begin with teachers in classrooms and students at home, New Rochelle tells parents it lacks the bandwidth to make that happen; CBS2's Tony Aiello reports.
Cyber Security Concerns Grow With Students Starting School Year OnlineWith many students starting the school year online, concerns are growing over possible cyber attacks. Classes and meetings have already been hacked by online intruders, and that's not all you have to watch out for; CBS2's Jessica Layton reports.
School Officials In Tri-State Area Rushing To Bridge Digital Divide Before Beginning Of Academic YearAs students prepare to return to school, there are unanswered questions about the digital divide. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of students are still not connected to Wi-Fi; CBS2's Aundrea Cline-Thomas reports.
New Questions Raised About Inappropriate 'Condo Games' On Gaming Platform RobloxThere are new questions about inappropriate content on a popular gaming platform called Roblox; Anna Werner reports for CBS2.
Some Families Still Struggling To Access Internet, Wi-Fi As Remote Learning ContinuesAs students adjust to remote learning, many are still struggling to connect to the internet, and in many rural communities, families lack access to Wi-Fi; CBS2's Aundrea Cline-Thomas reports.
President Donald Trump Threatens To Ban TikTokThe social media app TikTok is a favorite for teens -- and a favorite target for President Donald Trump. The president has threatened to ban the platform, but the company says it's not going anywhere; CBS2's Nick Caloway reports.
TikTok Says It's Staying After President Trump Threatens BanThe popular video app TikTok has a message for its users one day after President Donald Trump said he'd ban it in the United States.
#ChallengeAccepted Social Media Movement Inspires Women To Post Black & White Photos Of ThemselvesThe premise of #ChallengeAccepted is that the photos promote female empowerment and that nominating friends to take part in the campaign is a way for women to support each other. CBS2's Jessica Moore reports.
Chiropractor Offers Suggestions On How To Ease 'Work From Home' PainsIf you're like millions of Americans, you've been spending hours working at your home computer, and chances are that many of you are feeling all kinds of aches and pains. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple CEOs Testify Before House Judiciary Antitrust SubcommitteeThe CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are having a rare turn in the congressional spotlight on Wednesday, with lawmakers posing a critical — and potentially perilous — question for the technology titans: Are you guys too powerful? Nancy Chen reports.
Tech Leaders Face Capitol Hill GrillingThe CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google's parent company Alphabet will testify before the House Judiciary Committee's anti-trust panel.