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.
Investigators Say They Now Know Who Is Behind Fuel Pipeline CyberattackCBS2's Cory James has more on what this could mean for gas prices going forward.
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.
12-Year-Old NYC Girl Starts Movement To Get Laptops To Students In NeedCBS2's Nick Caloway has more on Daisy Hampton's inspiring story.
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.
'Dating Sunday' A Big Day For People Looking For Love On AppsCBS2's Dave Carlin has more on the search for a partner in advance of Valentine's Day.
Want To Experience Times Square Ball Drop Virtually? There's An App For ThatCBS2's Cory James has the latest on the app and on fears local businesses have since crowds will not be allowed to gather in Times Square on New Year's Eve.
Google Releases 2020 Year In SearchesWith trillions of searches each year, Google knows what's on everyone's mind. Nancy Chen reports.
At Floyd Memorial Library In Greenport, Learning Never Stops"It really feels like this is a haven where you can be hopeful," library clerk Brian Mealy told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Homeless Students May Have To Wait Until Next Summer For Wi-FiMayor Bill de Blasio has promised to install Wi-Fi in every homeless shelter for school children struggling with remote learning. But now, the city says some kids may not get steady internet until next summer. CBS2's Ali Bauman 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.
Trump Administration Cracking Down On TikTokAccording to the Commerce Department, beginning Sunday, American users will be blocked from downloading both TikTok and WeChat.
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.
Schools: The New Normal | Cybersecurity ConcernsWith many students starting the school year online, concerns are growing over possible cyber attacks. Classes and meetings have already been hacked by online intruders. As CBS2's Jessica Layton reports, that's not all you have to watch out for.
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.
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.