How To Protect Yourself From Cyber Criminals While Shopping OnlineAs consumers continue to spend a record-breaking amount of money online this holiday season, cyber criminals are waiting for retailers and shoppers’ mistakes. Staying vigilant of the details when shopping online often makes a big difference in protecting information.
Several Smart TVs Track Viewing Habits To Send Targeted AdsSmart televisions are becoming increasingly popular, in part because of the convenience of having television channels and streaming services connected to one device. It comes at a cost.
Man Charged After Cameras Found Installed On Workplace ToiletsTony Nixon of Rosemount was charged after his coworkers at Activision found recording devices in the unisex bathrooms and turned them in to management.
Couple's Amazon Device Recorded Private Conversation, Sent To FriendA couple in Oregon is demanding answers from Amazon after they claim their home's voice-activated device recorded a private conversation and sent it to a co-worker's phone.
St. Paul Peeping Tom Faces More Criminal ChargesA St. Paul man with a long history of stalking and invading the privacy of women is facing more criminal charges. The Ramsey County Attorney's Office says 44-year-old John David Searle is charged with aggravated stalking and surreptitious interference with privacy after an ongoing investigation.
Top U.S. Leaders To Honor Former VP Walter Mondale In WashingtonSome of the country's top leaders are set to honor former Vice President Walter Mondale. The event takes place in Washington next week, and will include former President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Joe Biden.
Expert: Upgrades Needed At Nursing Rooms In Most Twin Cities StadiumsThey are meant to be a private space for breast-feeding mothers to feed their babies or pump milk for later, but some believe Minnesota's major arenas and stadiums should make some changes to their mothers rooms. Taking in the last warm days has become especially important to the Molly Fyten this year.
Minneapolis Police Dept. Holds Public Hearing On Body CamerasBefore rolling out their body camera program, Minneapolis Police are looking for input from the public. The department met with concerned citizens at the University of Minnesota Saturday.
U.S. Lawmakers Working Long Hours To Extend Key Patriot Act ProvisionsUnited States Senators worked late Friday night and into Saturday morning, but failed to work out a deal on government surveillance programs.
Sen. Franken Introduces Bill To Protect Phone DataSince it was revealed that the National Security Administration collects phone data from millions of Americans, several bills have been introduced to address that issue. Minnesota Sen. Al Franken introduced the USA Freedom Act in the Senate Thursday.
Good Question: What Does Google Know About You?Earlier this year, Google quietly introduced a new feature that may raise some eyebrows. The mega search engine announced that you can now download your entire search history. As long as you've been logged in, Google has saved each and every search.
Tanning Salon Employee Accused Of Videotaping CustomersA Twin Cities man is charged with violating a cherished right: privacy. Police arrested the 30-year-old Jake Lindbeck of Blaine after investigators discovered he allegedly had secretly recorded women who were getting ready to tan at the Paradise Tan and Tone in Circle Pines.
Bill Seeks To Keep Police Body Cam Footage PrivateBody cameras are quickly becoming part of the uniform for several police forces across the country and in Minnesota. But there is some concern about what should happen to all the video.
Judge Rejects Farm Groups' Lawsuit To Keep EPA Data PrivateA federal judge has rejected a lawsuit by two major farm groups that sought to block the release of data on large livestock farms in Minnesota and Iowa.