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  • A social experiment: law enforcement dance, sing online

    July 13, 2015 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Your next encounter with a sheriff's deputy could have you face-to-face with a viral video star. For more than a month, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office has been uploading tongue-and-cheek posts in an effort to grow its presence online and help show the departments... more »
  • US: More than 21 million affected by government data breach

    July 9, 2015 3:59 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says hackers stole Social Security numbers from more than 21 million people and took other sensitive information when government computer systems were compromised. The Office of Personnel Management says more than 19 million who had applied for background investigations were affected. The government also said... more »
  • La. motor vehicles offices reopen day after fire disruption

    May 22, 2015 1:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers are again able to renew their licenses and handle other business at Louisiana's motor vehicles offices. A day after a fire at the state police data center shut down transaction processing, Office of Motor Vehicles locations across Louisiana reopened Friday. The Thursday morning fire... more »
  • LSP fire delaying DNA results in teacher sex case

    May 21, 2015 2:26 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Investigators said a fire at the Louisiana State Police headquarters delayed results of a DNA test in the case of a teacher accused of having sex with multiple students, possibly fathering a child with one. Deputies arrested Keavin Keith earlier this week on 37 charges of inappropriate... more »
  • Google launches cheapest computer yet

    March 31, 2015 7:56 PM

    NEW YORK- Google wants to undermine Microsoft and unveiled its cheapest Chromebook yet priced at $149. It wants to gain a stronger foothold in the school and overseas markets. There are two versions, one made by Hisense and the other by Haier. Hisence's can be ordered at Wal-Mart and... more »
  • Technology makes our attention spans shorter than a fish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 26, 2014 8:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For awhile now, cell phones and people have been competing for attention. More than 85 percent of the population has a cell phone or tablet that goes with them every where they go. Kids yet to reach their teenage years may even carry a phone. ... more »
  • Security flaw affects internet

    April 9, 2014 7:42 PM

    ATLANTA- There's a security flaw in computers known as Heartbleed and websites are racing to fix it. Security experts say hackers could exploit the flaw to access personal information stored in computer memory, including emails and passwords. Two-thirds of web servers use the encryption technology and could be... more »
  • Prison time in Miss Teen USA extortion

    March 17, 2014 7:52 PM

    SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA- Its 18 months in federal prison for a 19-year-old computer hacker who tried to extort nude photos from Miss Teen USA and other young women. Jared Abrahams pleaded guilty to extortion and unauthorized access of a computer. He hacked into computers and was able to control... more »
  • Knife-wielding crook caught on camera check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 10, 2014 9:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man who robbed a computer repair store Monday threatened an employee with a knife. The robbery happened at Dot Calm Computer Repairs on Government Street. The owner says the man got away with $100 in cash and a used iPhone. "You know, young, ignorant... more »
  • Pornography scare used to scam people out of money check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 3, 2014 9:53 PM

    ZACHARY - An internet hoax created by scammers nearly caught a woman in our area Monday. Her internet devices were locked and only showed a phony FBI notification alerting her to an investigation over her viewing of child pornography and rape videos. "I thought I was legally in... more »
  • Talking cars

    February 3, 2014 7:31 PM

    WASHINGTON- The feds want cars to have the technology to talk to each other in hopes of preventing collisions. Transpiration Secretary Anthony Foxx says technology has the potential to reduce crashes, injuries and deaths on the highways and streets. It could work this way: a radio transponder would... more »
  • 75 pallets of electronics recycled in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 10, 2014 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ viewers dropped off 75 pallets of electronics for Recycle Your Electronics Day in Baton Rouge. Four truck loads of computers, printers, Atari game sets and more made their way to the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council warehouse. Electronics get separated into what can be saved,... more »
  • Seniors feel better when they use the Internet

    December 25, 2013 9:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The public library provides assistance to seniors who are looking to learn how to use a computer. It's helpful, since a study recently suggested elderly people who know how to use a computer feel better. Researchers believe they lower their risk of depression by 20%. Another... more »
  • News 2 Investigators: other cities don't have trouble with their bus system check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 23, 2013 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The scandal that has the Capital Area Transit System searching for missing money keeps rolling along. "We've had these reconciling differences since we had the fareboxes," CATS CFO Gary Owens said. What he calls 'reconciling differences' adds up to more than $100,000 missing over a three-and-a-half... more »
  • Inventor of computer mouse dies at 88

    July 3, 2013 2:43 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO- Doug Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse and developer of early incarnations of email, word processing programs and the Internet, has died at the age of 88. The Computer History Museum, where Engelbart had been a fellow since 2005, says he died early Wednesday. The museum in... more »
  • Outage grounds American Airlines flights at BTR

    April 16, 2013 2:03 PM

    DALLAS - American Airlines flights across the country are grounded because of computer problems. American asked the Federal Aviation Administration to halt its flights until 4 p.m. CDT because of problems with their online booking system. Some passengers are stuck on planes, while others can't make reservations. BTR Metro... more »
  • IBM reps at Southern University

    April 16, 2013 11:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - IBM representatives are at Southern University today talking to dozens of students and others about some 800 new well-paying technology positions that the computer giant will be filling over the next several years. IBM is bringing those jobs to a new office and residential space in... more »
  • ISP: Copyright alert system meant to educate, not punish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 26, 2013 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In efforts to curb illegal downloading and file-sharing on-line, a number of Internet companies are initiating an educational approach to help customers understand their actions. It's called the Copyright Alert System. Providers including AT&T, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner and Comcast, with the help of copyright holders,... more »
  • Reports: Microsoft may invest in Dell buyout

    January 22, 2013 12:03 PM

    NEW YORK - CNBC and The Wall Street Journal are reporting that the discussions to buy struggling computer maker Dell now include Microsoft as a potential investor. If Microsoft joins in a Dell buyout, CNBC and the Journal say the software maker would contribute $1 billion to $3 billion. That... more »
  • W. Feliciana expands one-to-one computer program

    November 26, 2012 10:21 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The West Feliciana Parish school system continues to expand a program that puts computers into students' hands for use in class or at home. The program started in 2007 from a state grant. Jerome Matherne, the district's technology supervisor, tells The Advocate the one-to-one computer initiative now... more »
  • Man has stroke at work, spends 5 days alone, dies

    October 31, 2012 1:15 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - Relatives and authorities say a computer specialist had a stroke in his office and wasn't discovered until five days afterward. He later died at a hospital. David Norton, of Portland, was barely alive when police found him Oct. 10 inside his University of Southern Maine office. He... more »
  • Two accused of soliciting "teens" on the internet

    September 26, 2012 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested two men they said tried to solicit sex from what they thought were teens over the internet. Deputies arrested Baton Rouge physician James Hargroder, 64, and Shawn Orillion, 45, of Denham Springs this week. Both were charged with... more »
  • Draft order seeks to improve US digital defenses

    September 10, 2012 3:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is preparing an executive order with new rules to protect U.S. computer systems, after Congress failed earlier this summer to pass a cybersecurity bill. The Associated Press obtained a draft of the order. The provisions include voluntary standards for companies, a special council run by... more »
  • Iberville students get Apple laptop computers

    August 13, 2012 10:02 AM

    WHITE CASTLE - Textbooks won't be the only items students in the Iberville Parish School District will be receiving during the first few weeks of school this year. School Superintendent Ed Cancienne says more than 2,000 sixth- through 12th-graders are getting Apple Macbook Pro laptops. Cancienne describes the... more »
  • Kaspersky: We've found new virus linked to Stuxnet

    August 9, 2012 3:37 PM

    LONDON - Computer security firm Kaspersky says it has discovered a new batch of malicious software linked to the infrastructure-wrecking Stuxnet virus. In a statement Thursday the Moscow-based company said it had found a virus dubbed "Gauss" which it said was aimed at stealing financial information from its mainly Middle... more »
  • Twitter users in UK, US experience issues

    July 26, 2012 11:02 AM

    LONDON- People in Britain, the United States and elsewhere appear to be having difficulty accessing Twitter, a day before the 2012 Olympic Games are due to officially launch and spike activity on the site. The social network's main website is unreachable from New York, London and Johannesburg. Twitter spokeswoman Rachel... more »
  • Painter scheduled for arraignment on federal charges

    June 13, 2012 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Alcohol and Tobacco Control commissioner Murphy Painter is scheduled to be in federal court for an arraignment this afternoon. He faces 42 felony counts of computer fraud, making false statements and identity theft. He's accused of misusing his authority to run unnecessary background checks on... more »
  • Laptop snaps thief's photo, leading to his arrest

    June 5, 2012 12:34 PM

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Open an app. See a flash. Get arrested. Police in Michigan say a stolen laptop took a picture of the thief and sent it to a security website, leading to his arrest. The computer's owner, Logan Chadde, installed Orbicule security software before a weekend break-in at... more »
  • Grand jury indicts Painter for fraud, ID theft

    May 23, 2012 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal grand jury indicted Murphy Painter, the former Alcohol Tobacco Control commissioner, with a number of charges today related to allegations he misused his authority. The grand jury indicted Painter for for computer fraud, making false statements and aggravated identity theft. There were 49 counts... more »
  • Students caught changing attendance records

    April 19, 2012 5:20 PM

    BERKELEY, CA. - Dozens of students at Berkeley High School are facing suspension or expulsion after school officials say they got into a computer system and changed their attendance records. Principal Pasquale Scuderi said Wednesday that 50 students will be suspended and two or three expelled. Access into the... more »
  • New Apple iPad sales in the millions

    March 19, 2012 4:11 PM

    CUPERTINO - Apple Inc. says it has sold 3 million iPads since Friday when it released the latest version of the tablet computer. The new, third model comes with a faster processor, a much sharper screen and an improved camera. Apple says this is the strongest launch yet... more »
  • Man gets prison time for computer scam

    February 3, 2012 7:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge has sentenced a 41-year-old Denham Springs man to a year and a day in federal prison after pleading guilty to a charge that he participated in a scheme to steal $157,366 from Southern University. Scott D. Woodall served as information technologies director at Southern's College... more »
  • Donate your used electronics to CACRC today Play Video

    January 13, 2012 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ has once again partnered with the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC) for our fourth annual "Recycle Your Electronics" event, sponsored by Conn's. Stop by the Siegan Lane Conn's until 1 p.m. today to drop off used electronics such as computer hardware and accessories, telephones,... more »
  • News 2 Exclusive: Teen shot doing homework speaks from hospital check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 11, 2012 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The 15-year old girl shot inside her home Monday afternoon as she did homework on her computer, invited our cameras inside her hospital room to recall the frightening moments. "When I got shot, I thought I was going to lose my life," she said. The teenager... more »
  • Hollywood Hacking

    October 12, 2011 7:44 PM

    A man from Florida was arrested and charged with hacking into the emails of actress Scarlett Johansson, singer Christina Aguilera and other celebrities. Christopher Chaney of Jacksonville faces 25 counts of identity theft and hacking. He was nabbed after a year-long investigation by the FBI. Prosecutors contend Chaney hacked into... more »
  • St. Joseph Academy students work in South Africa

    June 28, 2011 1:01 PM

    Instructor John Richardson and student Margeaux Marks from St. Joseph's Academy stop by 2une In to talk about their project to bring internet and new computers to students in South Africa. more »
  • Miss. man arrested for sending nude pics to LSP

    June 24, 2011 2:44 PM

    HOUMA - A Mississippi man was arrested after Louisiana State Police said he sent nude photos of himself to an investigator posing as a child on the Internet. Authorities arrested William Britt, 53, of Brandon, Miss. on Tuesday and extradited him to Terrebonne Parish on charges of computer-aided solicitation... more »
  • Police look for link to Sony attack after arrest of suspected hacker

    June 21, 2011 12:02 PM

    LONDON - British police say they are searching the computer seized from a 19-year-old suspected hacker for links to a cyber attack on Sony. The Metropolitan Police would not say if the suspect was tied to the Lulz Security hacking collective, which has claimed responsibility for recent high-profile attacks,... more »
  • United Airlines computer glitch leaves passengers stuck

    June 18, 2011 4:17 PM

    CHICAGO- Analysts say it could take several days for thousands of stranded travelers to get home after a United Airlines computer system shut down for several hours, leading to widespread cancellations. The problem has been fixed, but the airline says delays could persist throughout the weekend. And with flights... more »
  • Lawmakers question $100 million computer upgrade

    May 31, 2011 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some members of the Senate Finance Committee say it does not make sense to pull funding from an upgrade to the state's computer systems. Nearly $100 million has been spent on upgrades to help state agencies operate more efficiently and work together. Now state information office technicians... more »
  • La. computer upgrade delay adds $25M cost

    May 31, 2011 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Jindal administration's decision to slow plans for a $100 million upgrade to state government computer systems has boosted the price tag for completing the project by another $25 million. Senators learned of the cost hike Tuesday as they combed through the 2011-12 budget. Rather... more »
  • Baton Rouge man accused of soliciting minor

    April 6, 2011 4:51 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Louisiana State Police arrested a Baton Rouge man today for indecent behavior with a juvenile and computer aided solicitation of a minor. James Dustin Smith, 29, is accused of engaging in sexual conversation with an undercover agent whom he thought was a 14-year-old girl. Troopers... more »
  • Franklin man accused of soliciting a minor online

    February 10, 2011 2:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Franklin man has been accused of indecent behavior with a juvenile and computer-aided solicitation of a minor, according to the Attorney General’s Office. Authorities arrested 42-year-old Darren Rawlins after a joint undercover investigation involving the AG’s High-Tech Crime Unit, State Police and the St. Mary Parish... more »
  • Man accused of child pornography

    December 8, 2010 5:02 PM

    HAMMOND- A man from Tangipahoa Parish is behind bars, accused of child pornography. 27-year-old Shaun Siverd was arrested by Louisiana State Police, after they searched his home and seized a computer they claimed had child pornography on it. State Police said they received a tip a year ago... more »

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