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  • DOTD warns of possible week-long outage of traffic data

    March 29, 2016 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A network outage will cut off traffic data along heavily congested areas of I-10 and Airline Highway, DOTD revealed Tuesday afternoon. In a tweet, state traffic officials said the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) could be down for a week starting Tuesday. The ITS is a system... more »
  • 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 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 »

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