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Smartphones Play Role In Broward Traffic Light Timing

Did you know the smartphone in your purse or pocket is playing a major role in the timing of traffic lights in parts of Broward? As CBS4s Brian Andrews explains, your smartphone is giving off a signal that’s being used to study traffic patterns on what are called “arterials,” the roads that feed our major thoroughfares.

CBS4–08/05/2014

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State Senate Moves To Restrict Data Collection By School Districts

A new bill passed by the Florida Senate would make major changes to what type of student data a school district is allowed to collect.

CBS Miami–03/26/2014

Hackers Grab 40 Million Accounts From Target Stores

Target: Encrypted PINs Stolen, But Safe & Secure

Days after a major data breach at Target stores, the company has released more information about the issue.

CBS Miami–12/27/2013

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FAA Relaxes Rules For Electronics On Planes

Government safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate. The change will let passengers read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music.

CBS Miami–10/31/2013

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Federal Trade Commission Cracks Down On Data Brokers

Federal authorities have launched a crackdown on data brokers – people who track your every search and purchase on the Internet and sell the information.

CBS4–03/18/2013

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Unlimited Data No Longer Means Unlimited On AT&T

AT&T is changing its unlimited data plans and has backed away from an unpopular service policy after smartphone subscribers complained that the company placed unreasonable limits on its “unlimited data” plans.

CBS4–03/02/2012

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Is Credit Reporting Going Too Far?

Consumers looking to apply for more credit may find lenders now have a lot more information at their disposal to help with that decision. That’s thanks to a new kind of credit report now available that’s packed with information about you and how you handle everything from electric payments to rent.

CBS4–01/12/2012

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Tattletale Smartphones Track Your Every Move

What’s the one electronic device you have with you everywhere you go? Probably it’s your smart phone. Cell phone companies know you can’t leave home without your phone and based on what you do with that phone… they know a whole lot more about you than you may realize.

CBS4–01/09/2012

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New Data Shows Prescription Pill Deaths Up From 2009

Despite numerous campaigns to educate the public about he dangers of prescription pill abuse, drug deaths in Florida increased nearly 9 percent last year compared to 2009.

CBS4–08/15/2011

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AT&T Cutting Off Speed For Smartphone Data “Hogs”

AT&T Inc. said Friday that it’s going to start limiting speeds for the 5 percent of its customers with “unlimited” data smartphone plans who clog the airwaves the most.

CBS4–07/29/2011

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