Rank #1: 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
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.
Rank #2: 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
’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.
Rank #3: A major iPhone X concern, New tech fights distracted driving, Amazon to update popular product, and more
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.
Rank #4: App can detect anemia with one photo -- Company hired to help with ransomware just paid instead -- Facebook made shady moves with user info
New app can test for anemia with a single photo. This new tech might be able to help doctors diagnose some cancers early. There's a fake IT company scamming ransomware victims out of money. Microsoft is working on a new web browser that will compete with Google Chrome. A new "cyber tongue" can test food. Facebook made some shady moves with users' information. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Rank #5: Major Apple security flaw, Net Neutrality, Bitcoin crazy, Fake Russian ads on Facebook, and more tech news you need to know now
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.
Rank #6: 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
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.
Rank #7: Facebook shares your info with advertisers -- Old programming language is hot now -- Prepare for rising spam calls
There’s another scary example of how Facebook is breaching its user’s privacy. A computer programming language that’s nearly 60-years-old could be your ticket to a new career. A loving father has created a touching memorial to show how much his deceased daughter loved the iPhone. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Rank #8: Facebook finally wants to protect your privacy -- Watch out for deep fake home listings -- Hackers steal from scammers who stole from you
Mark Zuckerberg says he wants a privacy-focused Facebook. Doctored photos are the new trend for real estate listings. Hackers are stealing from fraudsters who tricked their subscribers. Google can now make phone calls to book restaurant reservations. Alexa can control your Roku streaming devices. The best software for filing 2019 taxes. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Rank #9: YouTube pulls hundreds of channels after child exploitation outcry -- Get a registration number for your new drone -- All the highlights from Samsung's Unpacked event
YouTube is pulling hundreds of channels and deleting millions of comments after an outcry over child exploitation. If you have a drone, make sure you get a registration number. Samsung has unveiled their new folding phone, along with a lot of other new tech. We’re getting a glimpse at just how far China goes with their mass surveillance. Apple is teaming up with Goldman Sachs for a new credit card. And Sphero is crowdfunding a robotic car for you to hack. All this and more tech news from komando.com.
Rank #10: 235 Million Americans' personal information exposed, U.S. points the blame in the WannaCry malware, The biggest losers and wackiest tech of 2017
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.
Rank #11: Amazon is terrorists’ favorite place to shop, Google and Levi’s introduce Smart Jacket, More updates about the recent Equifax breach, and more
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.
Rank #12: 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
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.
Rank #13: Tech News This Week: Watch out for predators' new tricks, Facebook changes again, Microsoft Surface isn't that great, and more
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.
Rank #14: Collection #1 megabreach -- Nike self-lacing shoes controlled by app -- Amazon’s facial recognition sales vote
More than 770 million personal records exposed in massive breach. Stockholders want Amazon to end facial recognition sales to the government. New malware found in Telegram app. Apple wants seniors on Medicare to have Apple Watches. The Motorola RAZR is set to make a comeback. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Rank #15: Sextortion scam has a new twist -- Robocallers’ sneaky new way to get you to answer -- Android app increases battery life
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.
Rank #16: Google investigated for tracking phones -- Employee sues employer for violating privacy -- What's the best senior phone discount?
New report shows both older and younger Facebook users are taking a break and deleting the app altogether. Google is being accused of tracking users without their permission - You won’t believe its response. A lawsuit brings up the question: Does an employer have the right to read its employee’s personal information? All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Rank #17: Chrome update fixes sign-in problem -- Apple has another announcement coming -- Microsoft update still causing issues
You won’t believe the song coming from massive glacial ice near Antarctica. Google is finally fixing a Chrome flaw that had everyone up in arms. Microsoft is still having problems with its latest Windows 10 update. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Rank #18: Hackers passing around billions of leaked records -- Get healthy and earn an Apple Watch -- Con artists in the Instagram era
Last month's massive data breach has grown even larger. Another health insurer is offering an Apple Watch, but with a new app. Con artists are adapting in the Instagram era. A new floor lamp from Panasonic could raise privacy concerns because of a secret camera. And a Florida museum is unveiling an A.I. replica of an artist who died 30 years ago.
Rank #19: Staying with creepy relatives or in a rental or hotel? How you can spot hidden cameras
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.
Rank #20: Startup allows men to “brainwash wives” through social media -- Doctor wins right to be removed from Google search -- Bank blamed for allowing scam
For a fee, men can "brainwash" their wives using social media. A doctor has won the right to remove certain Google search results. A Canadian bank is being blamed for allowing a big scam to keep going. The new GMC Sierra has cameras allowing for a transparent trailer view. Connect to Wi-Fi using a small wooden block. New Apple AirPods are rumored to also be able to monitor your health.