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  • Google helps you track how you're being tracked

    Google helps you track how you're being tracked

    Thursday, July 28 2016 12:55 PM EDT2016-07-28 16:55:02 GMT
    If you haven't thought it yourself, you likely know someone who has.  There's an impression that Google just "knows" things.  One thing the company says it knows for sure is that you are concerned about your privacy.  They want to show their customers they are responsive to that.  WBTV Cyber Expert Theresa Payton, CEO of Fortalice Solutions, says Google has created an easy way for you to see the data that's being collected about you.  Below she out...More >>
    If you haven't thought it yourself, you likely know someone who has.  There's an impression that Google just "knows" things.  One thing the company says it knows for sure is that you are concerned about your privacy.  They want to show their customers they are responsive to that.  WBTV Cyber Expert Theresa Payton, CEO of Fortalice Solutions, says Google has created an easy way for you to see the data that's being collected about you.  Below she out...More >>
  • Before you play Pokemon Go or any smart phone games, a warning

    Before you play Pokemon Go or any smart phone games, a warning

    Thursday, July 21 2016 12:50 PM EDT2016-07-21 16:50:19 GMT
    If you play the hot smart phone crazy Pokemon Go, or any other smart phone app game, there are a few things you have to think about. WBTV Cyber Expert Theresa Payton offered a checklist for you before you agree to play any game on your phone.  Her advice follows: Safety tips: 1.  Check the games settings and make sure it's not accessing "all" of your personal information. 2.  Use a unique email address 3.  Tie in app purchases to a pre paid gift card...More >>
    If you play the hot smart phone crazy Pokemon Go, or any other smart phone app game, there are a few things you have to think about. WBTV Cyber Expert Theresa Payton offered a checklist for you before you agree to play any game on your phone.  Her advice follows: Safety tips: 1.  Check the games settings and make sure it's not accessing "all" of your personal information. 2.  Use a unique email address 3.  Tie in app purchases to a pre paid gift card...More >>
  • A warning if you have "smart" devices controlling your home

    A warning if you have "smart" devices controlling your home

    Friday, July 8 2016 8:17 AM EDT2016-07-08 12:17:33 GMT
    If you have "smart" devices in your home, such as thermostats or light controls, you know if the internet goes down you're in trouble.  Without that connection to cyberspace those devices may not work. WBTV Cyber Expert Theresa Payton has some advice if you want to keep that smart home operating smoothly.  That advice is below: When the internet goes down, consider it as catastrophic as a  power outage if all of your devices are "smart" or Internet...More >>
    If you have "smart" devices in your home, such as thermostats or light controls, you know if the internet goes down you're in trouble.  Without that connection to cyberspace those devices may not work. WBTV Cyber Expert Theresa Payton has some advice if you want to keep that smart home operating smoothly.  That advice is below: When the internet goes down, consider it as catastrophic as a  power outage if all of your devices are "smart" or Internet...More >>
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  • Family: Please help us, lost phone has only photos of our baby who died

    Family: Please help us, lost phone has only photos of our baby who died

    Sunday, March 26 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-03-26 20:03:33 GMT

    But for a Charlotte mom, losing her cell phone means losing some of the last pictures she has of her little baby boy Ashton, who died in November.

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    But for a Charlotte mom, losing her cell phone means losing some of the last pictures she has of her little baby boy Ashton, who died in November.

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  • Why bears in NC mountains aren’t waiting for spring to emerge

    Why bears in NC mountains aren’t waiting for spring to emerge

    Sunday, March 26 2017 3:30 PM EDT2017-03-26 19:30:02 GMT
    Photo: Tom NoblettPhoto: Tom Noblett

    Asheville residents often see bears. The mountains’ largest city is the focus of a five-year study of urban bears that pass through or live in and around the town. Residents have reason to be wary around animals that can reach 500 pounds, sport inch-long claws and sprint at 35 mph, but they’re also mostly tolerant of them. Because no hunting is allowed, the city serves as a bear sanctuary.

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    Asheville residents often see bears. The mountains’ largest city is the focus of a five-year study of urban bears that pass through or live in and around the town. Residents have reason to be wary around animals that can reach 500 pounds, sport inch-long claws and sprint at 35 mph, but they’re also mostly tolerant of them. Because no hunting is allowed, the city serves as a bear sanctuary.

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  • Dog poop feud among Rock Hill neighbors escalates to mysteriously delivered bag of ...

    Dog poop feud among Rock Hill neighbors escalates to mysteriously delivered bag of ...

    Sunday, March 26 2017 2:54 PM EDT2017-03-26 18:54:23 GMT
    This dog is not believed to be a suspect in the neighborhood disputeThis dog is not believed to be a suspect in the neighborhood dispute

    Have you had your fill, so to speak, of neighbors using your lawn as one big canine restroom? Well, one Rock Hill woman told police she was victimized in what may be an escalating dog poop war in that town’s Ridge Pointe neighborhood, reports the Rock Hill Herald. 

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    Have you had your fill, so to speak, of neighbors using your lawn as one big canine restroom? Well, one Rock Hill woman told police she was victimized in what may be an escalating dog poop war in that town’s Ridge Pointe neighborhood, reports the Rock Hill Herald. 

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