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July 20th, 2011
10:08 AM ET

How dangerous are cybercriminal hacking groups?

Just one day after hackers took down the website for the Murdoch-owned newspaper "The Sun," the FBI went on the offensive, arresting 16 possible cybercriminals yesterday and executing 35 search warrants throughout the U.S.

Fourteen people were arrested for their supposed connection to the hacking group "Anonymous, " which hacked PayPal after it suspended its Wikileaks account, while two others were arrested for cybercrimes linked to the LulzSec hacking organization.

Today on American Morning, Dave Aitel, President and CEO of Immunity Inc., joins Kiran Chetry to explain how dangerous these hacking groups really are and to discuss how law enforcement is attempting to address the threat they pose to online security.

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Filed under: Hacking • Tech • Technology
May 10th, 2011
09:17 AM ET

FEMA to send emergency texts to your cell during crisis

FEMA, the FCC and Mayor Bloomberg will be announcing the Personal Lookout Alerting Network (PLAN), a new technology that will turn mobile devices into personal emergency alert systems. Consumers can receive timely emergency alerts directly on their devices. Craig Fugate is announcing this new plan along with Mayor Bloomberg and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski
today and he speaks with American Morning.


Filed under: Technology • Weather
April 26th, 2011
10:17 AM ET

Newest robots dance, help children with special needs

The future arrives at American Morning’s set this morning.

They’re two feet tall, nine pounds, equipped with touch sensors and Wi-Fi, and they just might be able to beat you at soccer.

These bots, the Nao, made by Intel and Aldebaran Robotics, are the robots of the future. Intel General Manager Frank Soqui brings his robots on set and shows Ali Velshi and Christine Romans how they will be changing the future in schools and hospitals.


Filed under: Technology
April 22nd, 2011
10:18 AM ET

iPhone tracking technology under fire

Apple has come under fire recently for tracking technology in its iPhone and many users are concerned their whereabouts are being recorded.

Meanwhile, Blackberry's PlayBook hit shelves this week. Will it be strong competition for Apple's iPad?

Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi talk to Mario Armstrong, Host of SiriusXm's "Mario Armstrong's Digital Spin" about the latest in the tech world.


Filed under: Consumers • Technology
April 22nd, 2011
05:55 AM ET

Tell us what you think: iPhone secretly tracking your location?

(CNN) – Apple devices appear to be tracking their owners' locations and storing data about people's whereabouts without their knowledge, according to a report posted Wednesday on a site called iPhone Tracker.

The unauthorized surveillance started in June 2010, when the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system was released, according to two researchers who say they discovered a hidden tracking file and posted it out of concern for users.

Apple has not responded to the allegations.

Are you offended? Is this a big deal? Weigh in and we will read your responses during our 8:00a.m. ET hour.

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Filed under: Controversy • Technology
April 15th, 2011
08:59 AM ET

4G VS 3G: The future of smartphones

Having a mobile device with a 3G network is steadily becoming outdated, now it's all about the 4G network. More and more wireless carriers are rolling out their 4G coverage as smart phones grow more sophisticated. Founder and editor-in-chief of BoyGeniusReport.com speaks to CNN's American Morning about the latest in smartphones.


Filed under: Technology
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