Komando Tech News This Week

By Kim Komando

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Stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the digital world the easy way! Digital expert, national radio host and USA Today columnist Kim Komando wastes no time and gets right to the top stories, scams, security alerts, product reviews and crazy happenings in the world of tech. Listen and you’ll be in the know with Kim Komando!

Episode Date
Sextortion scam has a new twist -- Robocallers’ sneaky new way to get you to answer -- Android app increases battery life
15:37

There is a sleazy sextortion scam making the rounds, and this one has a new twist. The number of robocalls Americans receive are on the rise as they find new ways to trick you, but there are ways to outsmart them. Some government agencies are illegally using a license plate recognition database to track people. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Aug 16, 2018
Speaker scam goes online -- PGA hit with ransomware -- Facebook doubles as dating app
17:23

An old-school ruse known as the white van scam is making its way into the digital age. Cybercriminals hacked into PGA files and demanded ransomware - Will this affect the golf tournament? Facebook announced that it will not only be a social media platform, it will soon double as a dating site. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Aug 10, 2018
Chinese hackers -- Apple reaches $1 trillion -- Magic mirror -- And more
18:13

Apple officially becomes the first U.S. company worth $1 trillion in the public stock market! Unsophisticated Chinese hackers are going old school to spread malware. Reddit was recently a victim of a massive data breach, were you impacted? Samsung's Galaxy S10 will be available early next year and you won't believe how much it's going to cost. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Aug 03, 2018
AI saves eyesight -- Facebook censors paintings -- April the Giraffe -- and more
17:52

Artificial Intelligence machines can now perform an eye exam on diabetic patients and predict blindness. If you remember April the Giraffe, you’re in for a treat: she’s pregnant again and you can watch the live stream. Facebook is choosing to censor the wrong thing, this time it’s a painting. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Jul 27, 2018
Thousands of voter files exposed -- Samsung leads Android manufacturers by failure rate -- Amazon Prime Day phishing scams spreading -- and more
16:04

Another massive data breach exposing thousands of U.S. voter files has been discovered. A top 10 list ranking Android manufacturers by failure rate has come out and Samsung tops it. Another Amazon Prime Day has come and gone, but now scammers are using it to spread phishing scams. A Georgia woman finds a family treasure at a local Goodwill. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Jul 20, 2018
Government credentials sold on the dark web -- Latest Apple update blocks police -- Hackers steal hundreds of gallons of gas -- and more
15:07

Hackers are selling government credentials on the Dark Web for as little as ten dollars. Police aren’t happy with a new Apple update that blocks them from accessing suspect’s phones. Devious hackers found a way to steal hundreds of gallons of gas. Whole Foods shoppers will see massive savings on Amazon Prime Day. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Jul 13, 2018
Google app developers are reading your emails -- Facebook unblocks your blocked contacts -- AT&T and Sony hike fees -- Amazon’s plan to make you an entrepreneur and more
24:58

Another strike against your privacy as reports show Google is allowing third-party developers to have access to your emails. We're not talking about computer programs, we mean real people, scouring your private information. Plus, a cellphone bug is randomly sharing photos on your phone with your contacts. And, Amazon has a deal for you to start your own business! All that and more in Tech New This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Jul 06, 2018
Exactis data breach leaks 340 million records -- AT&T finds sneaky way to increase revenue -- Amazon makes another move to take over the world -- A new scam based on WannaCry ransomware is spreading -- and more
16:23

AT&T is increasing one of its monthly fees that will generate almost a billion dollars per year at customers’ expense. Amazon just made a massive deal to acquire a company in the healthcare field. Sly criminals have found a way to rip people off by piggybacking on fears of WannaCry. Aging satellites left in space are prime targets for hackers. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Jun 29, 2018
The Supreme Court sales tax ruling -- What Google knows about you -- Old school phishing tactics -- and more
16:13

If you’re a fan of online shopping you won’t like this. The Supreme Court just ruled that some of your online purchases can be taxed like never before. Google knows a shocking amount of information about you, so much that it might be able to predict when you’ll die. A tech support scammer is being fined millions that he’ll never actually pay. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Jun 22, 2018
Cyber-hijacking concerns -- Apple makes it harder for crooks and cops to get into your locked iPhone -- Is X-ray vision coming? and more
16:20

Newly obtained documents show the Defense Department's concern over hackers taking over a plane mid-flight. Microsoft teams up with Walmart to take on Amazon Go and a massive merger between four of the country's largest companies could be bad news for consumers. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Jun 15, 2018
Major breach of DNA testing service -- New Apple iOS12 features -- Facebook bug exposes more -- Alexa commands you need and more
14:40

DNA testing services are gaining popularity, but one major company is now dealing with a massive breach that revealed information of millions of users. Plus, Apple's big announcements; the new features you'll get with iOS 12. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Jun 08, 2018
FBI says reboot your router -- New malware you need to know about -- Uber 911 -- Google Maps’ racy video -- Free movie scam and more
13:21

Malware affecting routers around the globe is prompting a warning from the FBI; what it wants you to do right now to prevent Russian hackers. Plus, the new malware striking computers and linked to North Korea, and Google Maps goes viral after a woman posts a racy video. Click here for all that and more in your free Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Jun 01, 2018
Russians hack half a million routers -- Facebook wants your naked pictures -- New tricks for your old phones -- Container tells you when food is bad and more
12:42

Security experts issue a cyber warning after discovering 500,000 routers hacked by Russia. Plus, Facebook thinks you should send them your naked pictures so they can stop revenge porn. And we're talking about smart containers that will let you know when your food has spoiled! All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

May 25, 2018
Sex, Drugs, and Violence; Facebook removes millions of posts -- Reality of flying cars -- Russian hackers after your router and more
12:44

Facebook details the millions of posts it has deleted that break its rules. Meanwhile, the site suspends hundreds of apps suspected of misusing our data. Plus how to keep Russian hackers off your router and the word that sent the internet into a tizzy. Listen to the clip. Do you hear Yanny or Laurel? All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

May 18, 2018
Beware of the ‘black dot of death’ bug, New way crooks use to steal your credit card, Is Net neutrality dead?, Amazon invades new homes and more
12:30

Crooks are using a new tool called a ‘shimmer’ to go after debit and credit cards, forget about numbers or passwords, this scam goes after your card chip. Net neutrality will come to an end in one month, what will it mean for your internet use? Plus, Amazon has a plan to be part of future homes, and YouTube stars are cashing in by telling your kids to cheat in school. All that and more in your Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando.

 

May 11, 2018
You must change your Twitter password, The Pentagon removes these smartphones from military bases, Amazon wants to start scanning bodies and more.
11:49

Twitter encourages everyone to change their passwords, Cambridge Analytica shuts down in wake of the Facebook data scandal, U.S. service members will no longer be able to purchase Huawei and ZTE phones on bases, NASA’s new mission to Mars will find out what’s beneath the red planet’s surface, An investigation shows that taking an Uber might be riskier than you thought, and Amazon wants to study your body to makes clothes fit better.

 

May 04, 2018
Could technology cause nuclear war? U.S. government preps for Russian hackers, get paid to play a video game, and more!
12:38

A grave warning about the future, as artificial robots could be responsible for starting a nuclear war, Preparations begin for the U.S. Government to prevent Russian hackers from affecting our democracy, and Facebook reveals the secrets to whether a post gets taken off of your feed. Don't miss everything you need to know in this free Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Apr 27, 2018
Hackers can unlock your iPhone within minutes, Netflix knows more about you than you think, Why the IRS is living in the past and more!
14:47

You need to change your iPhone password before hackers can take control, Netflix has piles of information about you - what can you do about it?, Russian cyberattacks could go after any computer in your home, Google Maps reveals a new plan to give better directions, The blue screen of death creates problems for Microsoft. Don't miss everything you need to know in this free Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Apr 20, 2018
Is YouTube collecting information on your kids?, A Chinese company could be the first to launch a foldable phone, and a huge judgment delivered in a revenge porn case.
12:56

Advocacy groups file a complaint claiming YouTube illegally collects information on children, A Chinese company leads in the race to create the first foldable phone device, and credit card signatures are finally going away. Don't miss everything you need to know in this free Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Apr 13, 2018
Panera Bread leaks millions of customers’ information, data breach hits Saks and Lord & Taylor, Zuckerberg does Capitol Hill and more.
12:55

If you’ve ever eaten at Panera Bread, you’re one of millions of customers who got affected by this massive data leak, Facebook is under pressure after 87 million users had their information shared in the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, Twitter defends itself after this week’s shooting at the YouTube headquarters. Don’t miss everything you need to know in this free Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Apr 06, 2018
Facebook goes to Washington, Tax filing software you need to beware of, 5 stand outs from Apples new iPad and more
15:36

Facebook’s CEO may have to pay hundreds of millions in privacy violations, but if you think Facebook has a lot on you, wait until we tell you what Amazon has! All that and more in this free Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando

Mar 30, 2018
Chilling video of Uber’s self- driving fatal crash, Cambridge Analytica behind a Facebook crisis, YouTube Kids allowing controversial videos, Craigslist pulls its personal ads and more
14:02

See the disturbing video of the moment an Uber self-driving car hits a pedestrian and what investigators are blaming. Facebook is embroiled in a massive controversy after allowing the information of millions of users to be poached. Plus, a popular travel booking website is breached, exposing personal information. Don’t miss everything you need to know in this free Tech New This Week podcast, from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Mar 24, 2018
Amazon's massive recall, Microsoft warning for Windows users, Free speech survey is frightening, YouTube partners with Wikipedia, and more
16:29

Thanks to a fire hazard, Amazon is recalling power batteries, what you need to know for a refund. Plus, hackers found an easy way to tap into your baby monitors and security cameras. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Mar 16, 2018
Facebook’s pedophile problem, Clever credit card scam you won’t notice, Who’s really responsible for fake news, Why Alexa’s laughing at you and more
13:54

Shocking questions in a Facebook survey have everyone talking. Are they opening the door to pedophiles? Plus, everyone’s pointing to the Russians for spreading fake news but you will be surprised at what a recent study uncovered. More details in this Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Mar 09, 2018
Sex predators use Uber and Lyft to target women, Pay up for online news, Plus, the smartest kitchen appliance ever and more
15:35

Sexual predators are preying on women, by pretending to be drivers for Lyft or Uber.  We’ll have the latest on the growing trend of charging for online news, and more on the new cellphones from Samsung, Apple and Energizer.  Yes, the brand known for the drumming bunny is launching a smartphone.  All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Mar 02, 2018
Selfies; a mental disorder?, Click yes for sex, the new hook-up app, Where are your kids and grandkids hanging out online? and more
22:30

Do you have “selfitis?” You might if you like to take a lot of photos of yourself. Why psychologists say they’re concerned with the trend. There’s a new app for consensual sex, all you have to do is click yes. Facebook turns to postcards to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Feb 23, 2018
The Equifax data breach is worse than we thought! Facebook’s new “protect” feature might not be protecting you after all. Microsoft wants to do away with passwords.
19:37

Equifax’s major breach last year exposed the private information of millions of people. But what we now know about it is even more shocking. We have more on the critical data that hackers got their hands on and what you can do about it. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

 

Feb 16, 2018
Another popular Facebook hoax is making the rounds. An iPhone X bug makes it almost impossible to answer the phone. And a smartphone screen made out of diamonds could be hitting the market soon.
19:34

Don’t believe everything you see on Facebook! Your friends are probably sharing a message about making sure they stay on your feed, but it’s a hoax. Plus, Apple responds to lawmakers on Capitol Hill and considers an offer for replacement batteries. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Feb 09, 2018
A fitness social network unknowingly exposed the locations of secret U.S. military bases, Police could soon have a new tool to catch you speeding, A familiar tech word is added to the New Oxford English Dictionary, and more
19:37

The U.S. military isn’t happy with a fitness network that released details of a billion workouts, including active military workouts, which exposed top-secret locations. Plus, ransomware attacks are up 90% and the word itself is being recognized. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

 

Feb 02, 2018
Tax scams target your W-2s, Big brother’s watching you drive, The hi-tech grocery store with no cashiers or check out lines, Facebook regulated like big tobacco? and more
22:45

’Tis the season for tax scams and hackers are setting their sights on your W-2s. How they’re trying to intercept your refunds. Big Brother is using technology to watch your driving habits and now they want to use it to raise your rates. The MacBook Air and the new iPhone X could be on the chopping block. Imagine a grocery store with no cashiers or checkout lines. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Jan 26, 2018
Apple and Amazon creating jobs and reinvesting billions into the U.S., Post-it note problem for Hawaii’s Emergency Agency, text-bombs and new ransomware targeting your devices
22:08

A false alert and a sticky note with a password prominently showing, has many wondering how secure Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency is. Drug dealers are targeting your children through Facebook complete with hashtags and emojis. Ransomware is attacking cloud email services. Amazon wants to get in bed with you. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world.

 

Jan 19, 2018
Kodak is getting into Bitcoin mining, Design flaws in computer chips could put you at risk with hackers, Oddball gadgets introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show, LG unveils the Wall TV and more
17:23

The Kodak company is moving from cameras to cash! Digital cash anyway, with their latest venture into Bitcoin mining. Will it be worth an investment? Plus, how the design flaws in computer chips are putting you at risk for hackers and what you can do about it. And a look inside the Consumer Electronics Show, the “out there” gadgets and the ones that wow’d everyone! All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Jan 12, 2018
New year and new tech! What does 2018 have in store?, Mistake inside? A big security flaw in microprocessor chips. Find out why Americans are opting for streaming over cable and satellite and more
20:15

2017 brought the iPhoneX, face ID, and XBox One X, but what will be the must haves and highlights of this new year. An Intel fail has the manufacturing company scrambling to fix a security flaw. Changing the way you watch TV, why more Americans are choosing to stream. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Jan 05, 2018
New Year's "tech" resolutions. Get ready for distance wireless charging! A researcher discovers self-healing glass and more
17:31

What's your New Year's resolution? Make sure it includes tech!, Which is more secure, Face ID or Touch ID?, The iPhone X hype is fading, Learn the best Alexa commands for your Echo, South Korean government announced new legislation that would put tough regulations on the country's cryptocurrency markets. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Dec 30, 2017
235 Million Americans' personal information exposed, U.S. points the blame in the WannaCry malware, The biggest losers and wackiest tech of 2017
19:51

235 Million Americans personal information exposed in another massive data breach! Find out who the U.S. government is blaming for the WannaCry attack. Facebook is going to start demoting certain posts. We’ll tell you about the biggest losers and the wackiest tech gadgets of 2017. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Dec 22, 2017
Breaking news on net neutrality, Facebook’s former vice president feels “tremendous guilt,” Netflix defends itself over “A Christmas Prince” Tweet and more tech news you need to know now
19:52

Breaking news on net neutrality! What the FCC’s vote means for you and your internet access. Why Facebook’s former vice president feels “tremendous guilt” from creating the social media site. Netflix defends itself over A Christmas Prince Tweet. Learn how to protect yourself from the Good Samaritan smartphone scam. Find out what password men are more likely to use than women. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Dec 15, 2017
'Tis the season for Facebook scams, U.S. government uses drones for spying, Beware of fake phone chargers, and more tech news you need to know now
17:14

3 clever scams spreading on Facebook right now, Next cybersecurity attack could send company executives to prison, 3 essential privacy settings for your Amazon Echo, A popular mattress maker is accused of tracking you, and tech news you need to know now from Kim Komando and the Komando.com News Desk.

Dec 08, 2017
Major Apple security flaw, Net Neutrality, Bitcoin crazy, Fake Russian ads on Facebook, and more tech news you need to know now
19:24

Apple’s security flaw, DJI drones spying, Net neutrality hysteria, Hi-tech thieves hacking your keys, Bitcoins everywhere, Malware loaded apps, and tech news you need to know now from Kim Komando and the Komando.com News Desk.

Dec 01, 2017
Staying with creepy relatives or in a rental or hotel? How you can spot hidden cameras
24:12

Sometimes when you’re staying with a creepy relative or in a hotel you have the feeling you’re being watched. Creepers are getting creative and finding more places to hide small cameras. As if that’s not enough of a violation, the lack of legal action available will shock you. In this free podcast, I’ll share my own harrowing experience, how to spot hidden cameras, and what to do if someone’s been recording your every move.

Nov 22, 2017
Your password for sale on the Black Market, Connect toys putting kids at risk, what Apple has up its sleeve after the iPhone X, and more
18:28

Is your username and password up for sale? The chances are pretty high. Watch out for Bluetooth toys! Hackers are putting your kids at risk. You might want to pause before buying the iPhoneX, rumor has it Apple already has two more phones in the pipeline! All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Nov 17, 2017
Facebook wants your nude photo, The end of Social Security numbers?, Netflix scam targets millions, and more
16:21

Would you upload your nude photo to stop revenge porn? That’s exactly what Facebook is asking you to do. Social Security numbers are facing major changes in the aftermath of the Equifax hack. A fast-spreading scam is targeting millions of Netflix users. Conspiracy theories once again pop-up on YouTube after the deadly Texas church shooting. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Nov 10, 2017
Facebook accused of eavesdropping, Smartphone zombies are getting hurt, TripAdvisor hides travel warnings, and more
16:12

Be careful what you say around your phone – Facebook could be listening. TripAdvisor apparently deletes posts about dangerous vacation spots. Microsoft will pay you to use their search engine. And are you a smartphone zombie? All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Nov 03, 2017
The “Reaper” is attacking computers, Amazon asks for your keys, Pilotless airplanes take to the skies, and more
16:45

You should fear the “Reaper” - a new, aggressive hack that targets your internet-connected devices. Amazon wants you to hand over the keys to your house, and you might agree to it. Pilotless air taxis are about to take to the skies. And an Apple founder says he won’t buy the new iPhone X? All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Oct 27, 2017
What is Krack and why should you fear it?, Unlimited data coming soon for all, Fast food chain says put down your phone, and more
16:40

The Krack Attack is after your Wi-Fi connection, but you can protect yourself. It’s true, unlimited access to data may soon be reality for everyone. McDonald’s wants you to lock up your smartphone – I’ll tell you why. And you’ll be amazed at the number of Netflix “binge watchers.” All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Oct 20, 2017
Facebook founder fights off failure, Teens are being targeted by new online scam, How to know your email is being read, and more
16:04

It’s hard to imagine Facebook founder - Mark Zuckerberg - making a mistake. But he did and it’s costing his company a lot of money. Teenage girls looking for online fame are the victims of a new, dangerous scam. A popular AOL service is signing off forever. And I’ll tell you how to know if your email is being read. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Oct 13, 2017
Viral fake news about Las Vegas shooting, Equifax breach keeps getting worse, Smartphones are mood-killers, and more
16:12

A family affected by terror-related violence is suing Facebook, claiming the social site was responsible, and other social media giants did nothing to stop fake news following the Las Vegas shooting. The Equifax breach just keeps getting worse. Researchers are working on a way to charge your phone in 5 minutes or less! All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Oct 06, 2017
Amazon is terrorists’ favorite place to shop, Google and Levi’s introduce Smart Jacket, More updates about the recent Equifax breach, and more
15:19

Equifax CEO is history - and, scammers are using the recent breach to trick you. Apple may not have your back with fixes to the new iPhone 8. Google and Levi’s design new smart jacket - will it be worth a hefty price tag? And, find out why Amazon is being called, “The Terrorists’ Best Friend.” All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando. Click here to listen to my free Tech News This Week podcast.

Sep 29, 2017
Major travel rumor debunked, More iPhone X disappointments, Equifax controversy continues, and more
16:21

Is there any truth to the rumor that airlines jack the price of a ticket if you’re continuously searching for the same flight? Apple isn’t scoring any home runs with its new iPhone X. We’ll tell you why. As if Equifax’s security breach wasn’t bad enough, what the company is doing now could impact your security even more. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Sep 22, 2017
A major iPhone X concern, New tech fights distracted driving, Amazon to update popular product, and more
17:02

Though the new iPhone launch was exciting, the unveiling of the iPhone X brought very serious concerns about the facial recognition feature. This cool tech will tell you if you’re driving distractedly. Amazon is getting ready to launch two updated versions of the popular Fire TV boxes. Best Buy is banning antivirus software that was made in Russia. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Sep 15, 2017
Massive Equifax breach compromises millions, Consumers aren’t excited about the iPhone 8, Major Facebook lies revealed, and more
15:29

A devastating cyberattack exposed millions of Americans’ personal and financial information - here’s what you need to do to protect your info. The iPhone 8 is unlikely to receive the same glorious welcome as its predecessors. Guess which tech a Major League Baseball team is accused of using to cheat? Drama unfolds as Facebook gets caught in a big lie. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Sep 08, 2017
Watch out for Hurricane Harvey scams! Yahoo heads to court, Snapchat fights fake news, and more
17:16

It didn’t take long for Hurricane Harvey scams to flood the market - I’ll tell you how to avoid them while providing aid to disaster victims. Yahoo sits in the hot seat in court to answer over 1 billion users' questions about three data breaches. Snapchat takes a stand against fake news by delivering responsible journalism to users. And shopping by voice is now a reality, but it could cost you major cash. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Sep 01, 2017
Are Snapchat and Instagram more popular than Facebook? Users lash out at Alexa and Siri, Amazon Prime Day customers watch out, and more
16:22

More teens favor Instagram and Snapchat - does it mean goodbye to Facebook? How voice assistants like Siri and Alexa respond when users yell at them. Facial recognition could soon be taking over, Verizon's new unlimited data plan, Major phishing scam targets Amazon Prime Day customers, and what's new with the Android Oreo?

Aug 25, 2017
Tech News This Week: Watch out for predators' new tricks, Facebook changes again, Microsoft Surface isn't that great, and more
15:44

Parents and grandparents! Watch out, predators' new social media tricks lure in kids. Plus, Facebook's new camera, Amazon's fake products you should not buy, Microsoft Surface has issues, and turn off this setting on your phone or you might receive unsolicited perverted photos from strangers.

Aug 18, 2017
Disney is tracking your kids, Texting and walking becomes a crime, A warning to drone photographers chasing the eclipse, and more
17:02

Parents beware! Disney is revving up their advertising efforts by collecting data from your kids’ apps. Have you ever texted while walking? Now, if you get caught texting in a crosswalk in this city, you’ll be slapped with a major fine. He wrote the book on creating strong passwords, but was he right? This security guru is admitting he was wrong. You might be getting your drone ready to fly for the upcoming eclipse, but these major precautions might make you rethink your flight plan. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Aug 11, 2017
Find the best place to view the Solar Eclipse, Spy-like app sends free self-destructing documents, Google’s new ad program takes heat and more
15:28

What’s that sound? A mysterious Russian buzzing noise has been going on for decades and I’ll tell you how to listen in. Check out this cool app that allows you to send self-destructing files for free - James Bond would probably use it! Hey cable subscribers, two major networks are merging, and for you, that means more ways to watch. Don't miss the upcoming solar eclipse! Learn the dos and don’ts for the optimum viewing experience. Why is Google’s new advertising program under fire?. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Aug 04, 2017
New tech helps crack down on texting while driving, Dangerous malware is invading Macs, Social media reunites a boy and his teddy bear, and more
14:00

Creepy! A company is giving its employees the option of being micro chipped, but why? A new technology aims to curb texting at the wheel to prevent distracted driving. In theory, it sounds great, but could it compromise your privacy? You’ve heard that your smart devices could be eavesdropping on your conversations, but I bet you’d never suspect that Disney might be the next to record your information. Dangerous malware is invading Macs - Is your device at risk? Social media helped a young boy become reunited with his beloved teddy bear. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Jul 28, 2017
Online class teaches next generation of scammers, Are internet-connected toys cute or creepy?, A new way to keep teens off adult websites, and more
18:33

Can you believe an online class exists that teaches you how to become a scam artist? Batteries may not be included, but many high-tech toys come with a side of privacy concerns. A new app tells you what people really think about you - could it become a breeding ground for bullying? Police officers are about to get a little more help on the streets, thanks to a new body camera. The U.K. begins efforts to keep teens off of adult websites. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Jul 21, 2017
Alexa calls 911 and saves a woman's life, Wireless charging laptop finally here, Internet service goes country, and more
17:03

Authorities say without Alexa's intervention a woman would be dead - What prompted this smart speaker to call the cops? Exciting new laptop charges wirelessly, but there’s a catch. You wouldn’t expect it but internet service in rural areas is about to become much faster than you're probably getting at home. Imagine watching 3D TV in your home without the goofy glasses! All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Jul 14, 2017
Late-night cellphone usage linked to teenage depression, How a court ruling in favor of Facebook affects you, Hack your own computer and more
14:13

Thousands to lose their jobs at Microsoft; Technical challenges delay launch of new Fitbit smartwatch; Late-night cellphone use can cause depression in teens; Vinyl records are making a comeback; Companies in Germany face criticism for allowing racist social media comments; Why Facebook's legal victory might hurt you; Popular photo sharing service is accused of extortion; Hack your own computer; 'Side hustle' jobs may not be as lucrative as you think. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Jul 07, 2017
Protect your computer against ransomware attacks, Amazon’s ever-growing power, Google to stop spying on you and more
13:04

A vaccine might be all you need to protect your computer from the latest cyberattack being dubbed by some as GoldenEye; Has Amazon become too powerful?; In 10 years, you probably won’t recognize your iPhone; A new app is out that lets you find your dream date; Avis breaks into the self-driving car business; Google is going to stop scanning personal information from your emails; And you might start seeing drones in the workplace. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Jun 30, 2017
Uber’s CEO resigns, 200 million voter records exposed online, First look at the Galaxy Note 8 and more
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Another security breach exposes the data of 200 million Americans, Uber’s embattled CEO finally resigns after a shareholder revolt; Leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 images reveal stunning new design; You’ll be shocked by how huge this 4K TV is – and it comes with a hefty price tag; A parent group in Colorado wants to ban smartphones from anyone under the age of 13; New iPhone app can detect when you’re depressed. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Jun 23, 2017
Life-saving drones, Apple computers may be subject to viruses, Microsoft unveils most powerful gaming system and more
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Defibrillator-carrying drones could save lives; Microsoft announces release date for next generation Xbox One gaming console; Apple computers are now the target of new malware attacks; Uber’s CEO temporarily relinquishes his reign over the rideshare company; Former Microsoft CEO and NBA Clippers team owner invested millions in a free patriotic website; Samsung unveils an ultra-wide computer monitor, the largest on the market; Leak exposes exciting plans for Google’s new smartphone. All this and everything you need to stay-up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Jun 16, 2017
How the NSA 'leaker' was tracked down using a printer, Apple unveils major updates to MacOS, Google launches campaign to protect teens online, and more
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NSA contractor was tracked down and arrested by the FBI using a printed copy of a memo; Apple announces major updates to MacOS including changes to the Safari browser; Britain’s Prime Minister is calling for internet regulations in the wake of the London Bridge attack; The encrypted messaging app “Telegram” continues to be popular among ISIS sympathizers; AmazonBasics private label top sellers are batteries and baby wipes; Google launches campaign to protect pre-teens from online trouble; Best sites for summer travel deals. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Jun 09, 2017
Wrong GPS directions cost drivers countless hours on the road, Android takes on Apple with new smartphone design, Another security breach at large fast-food chain, and more
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More young people getting bullied through online gaming; Bad GPS directions waste drivers’ valuable time; A new Android smartphone promises to be the “iPhone killer”; Hackers are turning their attention from your email to your social media accounts; A court battle is brewing over the self-driving car technology called ‘lidar’; Airline policies regarding taking videos and photos on flights; If you’re feeling a little down, layoff Facebook. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today's digital world from Kim Komando.

Jun 02, 2017
More fake photos on social media after tragic bombing, How secure is the new Galaxy S8 iris scanner?, Target's $18.5 million fine, and more
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More fake pictures circulated on social media after the concert attack in Manchester, England; Target pays $18.5 million fine over a security breach settlement; New Samsung S8 iris scanner security technology can be bypassed with a ridiculously simple trick; Apple is rumored to release three new notebooks next month; Microsoft just upgraded its new Surface Pro; Pittsburgh is putting on the breaks with Uber’s driverless cars; More insight into Facebook’s policy over what the company allows us to post. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today's digital world from Kim Komando.

May 25, 2017
WannaCry cyberattack stopped by "accidental hero," Textalyzer to inspect driver's cellphone immediately after an accident, Hewlett Packard's The Machine to have the largest memory on the market
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WannaCry is the latest cyberattack to hit countries around the world. A 22-year-old U.K. man is being hailed an "accidental hero" for stopping it; A device called textalyzer is being developed to immediately inspect a driver’s cellphone after an accident; Hewlett Packard's new computer, The Machine, has memory that’ll hold more data than anything on the market right now; Fake ratings and phony likes on social media accounts from an office in China. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today's digital world from Kim Komando.

May 19, 2017