WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Internet

(credit: CBS)

Stopping Minn. e-Lotto Tickets Wouldn’t Come Cheap

Minnesota lawmakers are being told they’ll have to come up with millions of dollars if they want to shut down the sales of e-lottery tickets. The potential $8 million cost is attributable to lost sales and vendor contracts that would be breached if the Legislature prohibits the lottery from continuing with online games.

04/22/2014

(credit: CBS)

‘Heartbleed’ Bug: The Internet Breach That Might Affect You

You may want to change all your online passwords in the coming days. A large-scale lapse in Internet security has been uncovered, revealing that millions of accounts may be vulnerable. The security breach has been dubbed “Heartbleed,” and it potentially affects credit card numbers, email services and other sensitive information.

04/09/2014

(credit: Meghan Ross)

Dayton Declines To Take Stance On Lottery Curbs

Gov. Mark Dayton says he hasn’t formed a position on a bill that would bar the Minnesota Lottery from selling tickets over the Internet. Dayton said Wednesday that he will seek input from supporters and opponents as the bill progresses.

04/02/2014

Ethernet Wires

Mpls. Man Charged In Nat’l Online Child Porn Ring

A Minneapolis man is among those busted in what is being called one of the largest child pornography busts in history. The Department of Homeland Security has been watching an underground ring and its members over the past year. They say a dozen of the victims are from Minnesota.

03/19/2014

computer, generic, keyboard, typing

Comcast Offers Students Low-Cost Internet

As technology begins to take on a greater role in education, the St. Paul, Minn. school district is trying to make it accessible to all students with a new grant. Comcast announced Tuesday that it gave $50,000 to non-profit community organizations in St. Paul to create, “Internet Essential Learning Zones.”

03/04/2014

computer, keyboard, generic

Internet Community Helps Crack Grandma’s Code

When a brain tumor took away Dorothy Holm’s ability to speak, she picked up index cards and began filling them, edge to edge, with seemingly random, indecipherable sequences of letters. Her grandchildren saw her scribbling and thought she was leaving them a code — but it was one the preteens couldn’t crack.

01/22/2014

Ethernet Wires

Minnesota Pushes Fast Broadband Service To Hinterlands

The high-speed Internet capability that’s an afterthought in big cities and regional centers is spreading ever deeper into the nation’s countryside. It has been nudged along by billions in federal stimulus dollars and state efforts to expand a key amenity for both quality of life and business competitiveness.

11/30/2013

(credit: aaron tam/AFP/Getty Images)

How the internet is ruining your life

Research says the more time you spend online, the worse your life may be

10/22/2013

google, logo, generic

10-16-13 CNET Writer Discussing Pop Up Ads.

Hate those pop up ads? They are about to get worse….

10/16/2013

(credit: CBS)

Parents Take To The Internet To Find Best Sitter Rates

All parents have asked themselves the big question — is it worth paying a babysitter for a night out? Babysitting is big business. In fact, in the last 30 years, the Labor Department says sitter rates have risen nine times faster than inflation.

09/25/2013

(credit: CBS)

Ultimate Job Interview

Can you keep cool under this type of pressure? When a meteor crashes outside the office window, how would you react?

09/05/2013

(credit: CBS)

Good Question: Why Are Fantasy Sports So Popular?

At the Cherokee Tavern in West St. Paul, four fantasy football leagues conducted their drafts. “I’m very excited,” said J.J. Kurtz of Lakeville. “I got the Bears defense.” Over the year, 36 million people will play fantasy sports. That’s up from nine million in 2005. According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), a player spends three hours per week managing a team and spends $467.60.

09/03/2013

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Rustic Or Cutting-Edge? Dilemma At New Minn. Park

Along with deciding where to let Lake Vermilion State Park visitors pitch tents, developers are grappling whether people will be able to surf the Internet around campfires.

08/25/2013

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Minnesota Farms Are Getting Wired

Minnesota farms are getting wired. New data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that 71 percent of Minnesota farms now own or lease a computer, a slight increase from 2011.

08/23/2013

(credit: CBS)

Edina Man Arrested In Wis. Attempted Abduction

A 32-year-old Edina man is in custody after he allegedly held a 19-year-old woman he met online against her will near Eau Claire, Wis.

07/23/2013

more