Truth Is Scary: Your Smart TV Is Watching You Watch TV, Consumer Reports Finds

Testing found the televisions were also constantly tracking what their owners were watching and relaying it back to the TV maker and/or its business partners, using a technology called ACR, or "automated content recognition." ACR helps the TV recommend other shows you might enjoy watching, but can also be used to target your families with advertising. The data can also...

Things Just Got Ugly: Uber vs Google

An epic court battle between Uber and a Google spinoff, centered on the alleged theft of self-driving car technology, began with accusations of sinister plots and other devious behavior lobbed in both directions. In opening arguments Monday, lawyers for Google’s former autonomous car unit Waymo likened Uber to Rosie Ruiz, one of the most notorious cheaters in sports history. Waymo...

Facebook’s Algorithm Change Could Affect How Cops Speak to Citizens

Facebook has already become a critical communications tool for police and fire departments as well as local governments across the United States. Immediately after a 15-year-old started shooting a handgun inside his western Kentucky high school last week, the state’s police turned to Facebook to warn and inform the greater community. The first post was shared by users more than 6,000 times, and throughout...

This Smartphone App Is Developed for Super Bowl Security

Smartphone application to help with security efforts during the Super Bowl. Police in charge of guarding fans at the Super Bowl  have a new tool to help them keep crowds safe during the 10 days of festivities in Minneapolis this year. It's an app called, FieldWatch, that will help give police tactical awareness. Securonet developed the app at the request of...

This ICE Agent Gets Arrested For The ‘Stupidest Thing’

An agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is facing federal charges after a Wichita television news anchor told local police that he was sending her sensitive law enforcement material and text messages that were sexual in nature, newly released court documents show. KAKE-TV Anchor Deb Farris was interviewed by the Wichita Police Department in March during which officers photographed...