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'Hey Siri,' stop listening! Apple says contractors can't hear you anymore

Judging by the privacy-centric climate of current technology discourse, it's a good time to be an Apple fan. Not only has Apple avoided much...
Happening Now July 29, 2019

Google will give you $5 for your face data

In an unusual move, Google is now piloting a program in several major cities where they're giving away free $5 gift cards in exchange...
Happening Now July 24, 2019

Think before you post that negative review of a business online - you could get sued

If you've ever felt burned enough to leave a negative review on a business page, a popular form of a lawsuit might make you...
Happening Now July 22, 2019

You could get paid thousands if you're able to break Google

If you can find a way to hack into Google Chrome, you could be paid thousands of dollars -- by Google. The company has...
Happening Now July 22, 2019

5 simple steps to clean up your Android contacts for good

Go ahead and pick up your Android phone. Open your Contacts and choose All. Now take a moment to scroll down. How does it...
Tips July 18, 2019

Your face might be part of facial recognition databases shared worldwide

Is there any place left where we can remain anonymous? A new report suggests the answer is not a chance. A handful of facial...
Happening Now July 16, 2019

Doxing defenses, games for retirees, breaking up with Google, and more: Tech Q&A

Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about tech concerns, new products, and all things digital. Sometimes, choosing the most interesting...
Columns July 13, 2019

Listen up! Google's smart assistant also hears your private conversations

Not everyone knows "how the sausage is made" in respect to complex voice technology. A large database must be maintained for the robot's vocabulary,...
Happening Now July 12, 2019

See how much time you spend on social media and YouTube

Do you suffer from ‘fear of missing out,’ or FOMO, if you take a break from Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube? If your answer is...
Tips July 9, 2019

Years of your online purchase records may not be so easy to delete after all

A few months back, Google told consumers they could delete records of any purchases they made via their Google accounts. Not surprisingly, that's not...
Happening Now July 8, 2019