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  • Technology makes our attention spans shorter than a fish 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 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 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 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 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 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 »
  • Expert testifies against Lil Boosie Play Video

    May 9, 2012 7:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A computer forensic expert detailed the exact times certain lyrics were tracked in Torence "Lil Boosie" Hatch's studio the night Terry Boyd was murdered in October of 2009. Konstantinos "Gus" Dimitrelos identified time stamps on a Dell Inspiron 530 computer and an external hard drive as... 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 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 »
  • 21-year-old arrested for sexual chat with "teen"

    December 2, 2010 12:49 PM

    WALKER- A 21-year old is awaiting extradition to Terrebonne Parish after he was arrested at his house this week. Brandon D. Adams is charged with computer aided solicitation with a minor and indecent behavior with a juvenile. According to investigators, Adams chatted with what he thought was a 14 -year-old... more »
  • Holden man charged with 101 Counts of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile

    November 29, 2010 12:10 PM

    LIVINGSTON- A man from Holden is facing more than 100 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile after police and sheriff's deputies found images of her on the man's computer, during a separate investigation. Dale Church, 44, faces more than 700 years behind bars if convicted on all 107... more »
  • Teachers target of Central break-ins

    November 11, 2010 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A late night break-in at Central Middle School left at least two teachers the victims of theft. Thieves broke into the school overnight Tuesday and stole a personal printer and a laptop from two different teachers. Math teacher Megan Dauzat said it was odd the thieves bypassed... more »
  • Holden man arrested for computer solicitation of minor

    November 7, 2010 10:00 AM

    Authorities arrested a 44-year-old Holden man accused of computer-aided solicitation of a 13-year-old girl. The Livingston Police Department reported Friday that Franklin Dale Church was parked near the girl's home sending messages to her from his cell phone as well as his laptop computer. According to Saturday's Advocate,... more »
  • Holden man accused of soliciting minor

    November 5, 2010 3:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON – A Holden man was arrested after police said he sent a 13-year-old girl sexual messages from his cell phone and computer. Police arrested 44-year-old Franklin Church Monday night in suspicion of computer aided solicitation of a minor. Chief Randy Dufrene said Church had parked at the Livingston Ballfield... more »
  • Children's soccer referee accused of solicitation of a minor

    October 8, 2010 8:06 PM

    Police arrested a Lafayette man accused of computer-aided solicitation of a minor and attempted production of child pornography. They also arrested the man's son, a convicted sex offender who wasn't complying with his sex offender status. Authorities said 43-year-old Bernard Escoyne was arrested after police carried out a search... more »
  • Chair of LSU engineering department dies

    September 20, 2010 11:10 AM

    The chair of LSU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has died, according to university officials. A statement from the school said Jorge L. Aravena passed away Friday at a Baton Rouge hospital. He was 65 years old. Aravena, a native of Chile, had just been made chairman of the... more »
  • Prairieville man arrested for child pornography

    July 27, 2010 6:09 PM

    A Prairieville man has been arrested for child pornography. Louisiana State Police said a search warrant was executed at 18-year-old James Eskins’ home, where police found several images indicative of child pornography on Eskins’ laptop computer. Eskins was out of town at the time. Detectives booked Eskins into the Ascension... more »
  • Bill would ban 'cyberbullying'

    April 20, 2010 5:21 AM

    A bill proposed by Rep. Roy Burrell of Shreveport would make "cyberbullying" a crime. The House Criminal Justice Committee is scheduled to debate the measure today. The bill comes as a bullying case in Massachusetts has received national attention. Six high school students are charged with bullying a 15-year-old girl... more »
  • Costs add up quickly for iPad extras

    April 14, 2010 1:26 PM

    For $499 you can get Apple's iPad, a power adapter, a cable for connecting to a computer and not much else - other than an overwhelming urge to spend at least $200 more. The advertised price for the least expensive iPad might help entice more than just the well-to-do... more »
  • Man arrested for computer sex crime in Livingston Parish

    April 9, 2010 10:17 AM

    A Livingston Parish man, accused of luring an underage girl to have sex with him, is under arrest. During a traffic stop on LA 447 north of Walker, deputies found 23 year-old Russell James Eppinett with a juvenile passenger, as well as a number of illegal drugs in the... more »
  • Ohio man pleads guilty to La. sex charges

    April 7, 2010 6:34 AM

    An Ohio man accused of sending sexually explicit material to a Louisiana State Police investigator posing as a 14-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to trying to entice a minor into engaging in sexual activity. Federal prosecutors said 47-year-old Larry Landt, of Wapakoneta, Ohio, began trading messages with the investigator in... more »
  • Teacher accused of sexting nude photos to student

    March 5, 2010 8:37 PM

    A high school English teacher in New Hampshire is accused of sending nude pictures of herself to a 15-year-old student via computer and the photos were then passed around the school. Police say 41-year-old Melinda Dennehy surrendered on Friday. She's charged with indecent exposure and lewdness and got out of... more »
  • Senator urges use of online textbooks

    March 4, 2010 6:39 AM

    Senator Mike Michot of Lafayette wants public schools to start using Internet-based textbooks. Michot says he will ask the Senate staff to look into the possibilities and costs of replacing paper textbooks with books that are available to students using computers only. He also says the idea is an example... more »
  • 2 La. broadband systems get federal money

    February 18, 2010 5:16 AM

    The federal government has awarded grants and loans totaling $33.5 million to two Louisiana broadband companies to expand high-speed Internet into rural areas. The money comes from the federal economic stimulus program. Allen's TV Cable, Inc., which serves Morgan City and several other areas, received a $3.6 million loan and... more »
  • La. man pleads guilty in child porn probe

    February 3, 2010 5:03 AM

    A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to charges he had hundreds of images of child pornography in his possession when federal agents searched his home last year. Federal prosecutors say 29-year-old Nicholas Broekman, of Belle Chasse, had 1,500 images of child porn on his computer and another 150 such images... more »
  • Apple unveils iPad tablet with onscreen keyboard

    January 27, 2010 1:34 PM

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad Wednesday, a tablet-style computer that resembles the iPhone, but larger. The iPad will come in a variety of models, including those that are 3G capable. The cheapest iPad model will sell for $499 and will be available to be shipped in 60... more »
  • North Carolina student admits soliciting sex

    January 6, 2010 6:45 AM

    A 19-year-old college student from North Carolina has admitted he used the Internet in an attempt to solicit sex from an undercover Louisiana state trooper posing as a 15-year-old girl. Hugh James Passerini Jr., who was initially charged with online solicitation of a minor and indecent behavior with a juvenile,... more »
  • Electronics collection day in Ascension Parish

    November 18, 2009 11:28 AM

    Ascension Parish residents can bring their old electronics to the Civic Center in Sorrento during a collection day Saturday, Nov. 21. The following items will be accepted: · Televisions · Computer hardware and accessories (keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.) · Telephones and telephone systems ·... more »
  • Windows 7 boosts computer sales

    October 25, 2009 7:04 PM

    Microsoft's newest computer operating system, Windows 7, is creating major buzz among computer users. "It's increased sales by a drastic amount," said Jamal Crump an employee at a computer retailer, "everyone wants a new PC because of Windows 7 and it's also increasing questions about Macs too, because now... more »
  • Upgrade plans changed for state computers

    October 21, 2009 3:16 PM

    The Jindal administration is slowing down plans for a massive upgrade to state computer systems. They will instead start with a pilot program at the transportation department. The moves comes after Treasurer John Kennedy questioned the expense and worth of the project. Officials say it's wise to start... more »
  • State computer upgrade defended

    October 6, 2009 11:04 AM

    Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is defending a $101 million upgrade to state government computer systems against arguments from Treasurer John Kennedy, who says the project should be stopped. Louisiana's Chief Information Officer, Ed Driesse, who works for the governor, says nearly $50 million has been spent on the project. He... more »
  • Kennedy concerned about state computer contract

    September 25, 2009 4:48 PM

    State Treasurer John Kennedy is concernd about an estimated $150 million dollars being spent for state computers. The project involves financial computers being installed for most state departments. Kennedy says IBM was awarded the contract despite past problems with the state. He says the current budget problems also make... more »
  • State computer contract questioned

    September 25, 2009 11:13 AM

    State Treasurer John Kennedy is raising questions about a computer accounting system being installed for many state departments. Kennedy says the system will cost between $100 and $200 million dollars and there's no clear benefit for taxpayers. Kennedy says now is not the time to pay for the... more »

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