Tech

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, center, with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, left, and FBI Director Christopher Wray speak Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at the Justice Department in Washington.
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January 28, 2019 - 10:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department unsealed criminal charges Monday against Chinese tech giant Huawei, a top company executive and several subsidiaries, alleging the company stole trade secrets, misled banks about its business and violated U.S. sanctions. The charges were announced just...
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Dreamstime
December 14, 2018 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Copyright Office just granted you a right that sounds like no fun at all: the right to repair. From telephones to tractors, many manufacturers have rules that say unless you get your product fixed by an authorized...
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Students work during the "hour of coding" event Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 at Wells Community Academy High School in Chicago.
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David Madden
December 01, 2018 - 4:00 am
PATERSON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey is selecting three high schools, including one in Burlington County, to take part in a new teaching approach for kids who are interested in tech jobs of the future. The public-private partnership, known as P-TECH — Pathways in Technology Early College...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, photo a mobile phone displays a user's travels in New York. Google records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation shows that using Google services on Android devices and iPhones allows the search giant to record your whereabouts as you go about your day. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 16, 2018 - 4:24 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has revised a help page that erroneously described how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off. On Monday, an Associated Press investigation revealed that several Google apps and...
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Dreamstime
Ian Bush
July 09, 2018 - 3:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A data breach of a social media app has exposed the personal data of more than 20 million people. Officials from the Timehop app said names, email addresses and some phone numbers were stolen in the July 4 attack on its network . It said no private messages, stored...
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Jon Schwantes, senior policy counsel for Consumer Reports, calls on Comcast to be transparent to its customers.
Ian Bush | KYW Newsradio
Ian Bush
June 27, 2018 - 6:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you've ever thought there's nothing convenient about a convenience fee, consumer advocates are here to say they have your back. One group set up shop outside the Comcast Center in Center City Wednesday to call for an end to the widespread practice of add-on charges...
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MESA
Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
June 20, 2018 - 3:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Temple University's College of Engineering is playing host this week to a national Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) competition. Dozens of middle and high school students from eight states are participating. Three 10th-graders traveled all the way...
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A woman in Portland, Oregon claimed her Amazon Echo smart-speaker secretly recorded a private conversation, then sent the audio file to an acquaintance.
Amazon
May 26, 2018 - 7:58 pm
Heather Kelly (CNN Money) -- It was Alexa's equivalent of a pocket dial. A woman in Portland, Oregon, claimed her Amazon Echo smart-speaker secretly recorded a private conversation, then sent the audio file to an acquaintance. She told her story to a local news outlet and it spread, stoking fears...
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Apple ceo Tim Cook announces the company's plans for its $1.375 billion data center in Waukee. Mandatory credit: Brian Powers/The Register via USA TODAY NETWORK
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May 13, 2018 - 8:45 pm
Jackie Wattles (CNN Money) -- During a commencement address to Duke University Sunday, Apple CEO Tim Cook used some well-known platitudes , telling the students to make brave choices, rise to challenges and be unafraid to break with conventional wisdom. He also appeared take yet another jab at...
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Dreamstime
Ian Bush
May 09, 2018 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (KYW Newsradio) — The future of net neutrality will be put to a vote next week in the U.S. Senate. Its fate is uncertain, but Democrats are forcing fellow lawmakers to say where they stand, with hopes of a payoff come Election Day. "People underestimate the passion of internet voters at...
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