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  • Internet sales tax proposal opposed by GOP Senate candidates

    June 29, 2016 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three of the main Republican contenders for Louisiana's U.S. Senate seat say they oppose pending federal legislation to require companies to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases. U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, U.S. Rep. John Fleming and state Treasurer John Kennedy participated Wednesday in a candidate forum hosted... more »
  • FCC program to help poor get online will start in December

    March 31, 2016 6:25 PM

    NEW YORK - Low-income Americans are expected to be able to apply for help from the federal government in paying for Internet access in December. The Federal Communications Commissioners voted, 3-2 along party lines, Thursday to expand the $1.5 billion Lifeline program, a $9.25-a-month subsidy, to Internet as well as... more »
  • Some say tough talkin' sheriff star might be too harsh

    February 24, 2016 1:23 AM

    OPELOUSAS - The tough talkin' spokesperson for the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's office has been told to turn it down, state-wide radio reported . Captain Clay Higgins has become an internet superstar because of his weekly Crimestoppers segment on a Lafayette TV station. In May, his viral videos were... more »
  • Fight over net neutrality rules returns to appeals court

    December 4, 2015 4:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - The government's latest push to make sure consumers get equal access to the Internet faces a key legal test as a federal appeals court considers whether to treat high-speed service providers like public utilities. Cable and telecom industry groups on Friday urged a three-judge panel to throw... more »
  • Google may bring ultra-fast Internet to Oklahoma, Florida

    October 28, 2015 4:22 PM

    MOUNTAIN VIEW - Google is adding Oklahoma City and two cites in Florida to the list of communities in line for its ultra-fast Internet service. The plan announced Wednesday would bring the "Google Fiber" service to Jacksonville and Tampa in Florida in addition to Oklahoma City if company officials can... more »
  • Virtual currency groups form alliance with law enforcement

    October 22, 2015 10:42 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Obama administration is joining with private companies to train law enforcement officials about the virtual currency Bitcoin and how to fight crime arising from Bitcoin's use. The partnership - called Blockchain Alliance - aims to educate investigators on the ins and outs of the technology. The alliance also... more »
  • Holden to assemble ConnectHome Roundtable Thursday

    October 14, 2015 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President “Kip” Holden will assemble a community roundtable discussion Thursday to provide an update on the Baton Rouge ConnectHome pilot program. Holden said that he hopes the roundtable will be the first of many community conversations about building a “first-class digital workforce for the future of... more »
  • Snowden on video at NYC forum to promote privacy treaty

    September 24, 2015 2:33 PM

    NEW YORK - Edward Snowden appeared in New York via video to launch a campaign promoting an international treaty to protect privacy. The former National Security Agency systems analyst appeared from Moscow via a video link Thursday at a forum in Manhattan on the so-called "Snowden Treaty." Advocates say the... more »
  • Cool Schools: Southeast Middle Magnet Digital Arts and Technology Academy Play Video

    September 15, 2015 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Southeast Middle is teaching students how to get comfortable on both sides of the camera. The school just implemented the Southeast Middle Magnet Digital Arts and Technology Academy, a magnet program that enrolls about 20% of the school's students. Students that are enrolled in the program are able... more »
  • Cyber crimes cops tell parents to delete app from kids' phones Play Video

    August 13, 2015 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General's Office encouraged parents to forbid their children from downloading the kik messenger app - and told parents who have kids who use it to delete the app from their phones. "Far too many child extortion cases have involved this app," the state's legal... more »
  • Dozens accused in internet predators bust Play Video

    June 24, 2015 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities announced dozens of people were arrested during a two-month long operation in Louisiana targeting internet predators. Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said "Operation Broken Heart" led to 36 arrests in April and May. Caldwell said most suspects were charged with possession or distribution of child... more »
  • FCC head seeks to narrow 'digital divide' with new proposal

    May 28, 2015 11:58 AM

    NEW YORK - The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access. The FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler, has called broadband a critical service for modern life. But many low-income people don't have access. According... more »
  • Googling on mobile devices surpasses PCs in US for 1st time

    May 5, 2015 12:35 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Google's influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology's shift to smartphones. More search requests are now being made on mobile devices than personal computers in the U.S. and many other parts of the world. The milestone announced at a digital advertising conference Tuesday serves... more »
  • Netflix brings its streaming video service to Cuba

    February 9, 2015 3:15 PM

    LOS GATOS, CA - Netflix is launching its movie and TV show streaming service in Cuba as Internet access in the country improves and credit and debit cards become more widely available. Netflix, which is working on international expansion and hopes to be in about 200 countries by the end... more »
  • Mystery LSU football player implicated in stolen items sold online Play Video

    January 14, 2015 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An investigation is underway tonight by the LSU Police Department after equipment went missing from the LSU Athletic Department. Court records show, Gregory Stringfellow, LSU Football Equipment Manager, called LSU Police after noticing a two advertisements on EBAY selling a pair of Nike LSU Football cleats and... more »
  • Obama wants to remove barriers to greater broadband access

    January 13, 2015 5:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration wants to provide greater access to fast broadband service in towns and cities across the country by encouraging the Federal Communications Commission to remove legal barriers to competition by Internet service providers. It also wants to help local communities improve their service with government loans... more »
  • U.S. says it didn't hack North Korea

    January 9, 2015 2:41 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two senior U.S. officials tell The Associated Press that the U.S. government is not responsible for the sustained electronic attacks that crippled North Korea's Internet infrastructure last month. Those attacks happened just after President Barack Obama promised that his administration would respond to the hacker break-in at... more »
  • FCC to vote next month on net neutrality rules

    January 2, 2015 5:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal regulators are expected to vote next month on rules to govern how Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast deal with the flow of content on their high-speed networks. The five-member Federal Communications Commission will consider then a proposal from Chairman Tom Wheeler on so-called net... more »
  • North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages

    December 22, 2014 2:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - North Korea is experiencing widespread Internet outages. One expert says the country's online access is "totally down." It's not immediately clear if the Internet connectivity problems were an act of retribution for a major intrusion at Sony Pictures Entertainment that the FBI last week linked to North Korea.... more »
  • 5 ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack

    December 19, 2014 4:12 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given attackers access to sensitive information about a company and its customers, such as credit-card numbers and email addresses. One way hackers can sneak into a company... more »
  • Obama wants ban on Internet 'fast lane' deals

    November 10, 2014 10:05 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says Internet providers shouldn't be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster. In a statement released by the White House Monday, the president called for an "explicit ban" on such deals. Obama also said that... more »
  • Shakespeare on demand: Globe puts plays online

    November 4, 2014 1:29 PM

    LONDON - Theater fans can now stream some Shakespeare, if they have the bandwidth for the Bard. Shakespeare's Globe, London's reconstructed Elizabethan playhouse, is making its productions available for download through a video-on-demand service. Globe Player will offer more than 50 filmed productions to rent or buy, including an acclaimed... more »
  • Police: participants in viral fight video gone upon arrival

    September 15, 2014 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police at LSU said Monday, they responded to calls of a large fight on the Parade Grounds as people were tailgating ahead of the ULM game Saturday. The fight was recorded by a man who appeared to be taking a "selfie" video with the fight in the... more »
  • Report: Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwords

    August 5, 2014 5:51 PM

    NEW YORK - A published report says Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites. The New York Times says the thievery was uncovered by Hold Security, a Milwaukee firm that has a history of sifting out online security... more »
  • Panel endorses some NSA Internet monitoring

    July 2, 2014 12:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - A bipartisan Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has unanimously adopted a report that endorses some of the National Security Agency's Internet surveillance programs. The programs provoked worldwide controversy when they were revealed last year by news organizations after leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The board... more »
  • NSA's Internet monitoring said to be legal

    July 2, 2014 2:07 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - An independent panel says the National Security Agency's collection of Internet data within the United States passes constitutional muster and employs "reasonable" safeguards designed to protect the rights of Americans. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has largely endorsed a set of NSA surveillance programs that... more »
  • For US fans at work, a streaming milestone

    June 25, 2014 7:01 PM

    RIO DE JANEIRO - U.S. fans' surging interest in the country's World Cup fortunes, and the surging comfort level with watching games online and on mobile devices, come together in what could be a milestone for live streaming. The Americans' group finale Thursday will be smack in the middle of... more »
  • 19 in La. arrested for child exploitation

    June 4, 2014 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested 19 men from across Louisiana as part of a recent statewide investigation into child sexual exploitation, according to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office. AG Buddy Caldwell said 'Operation Broken Heart' was a months-long undercover investigation focusing on people engaged in creating, possessing, or distributing... more »
  • Police arrest woman in prostitution sting

    April 28, 2014 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a woman as part of an internet prostitution sting in East Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies arrested Roxanne Merritt, 21, on April 24 for prostitution and drug charges. According to arrest records, an undercover detective contacted Merritt through a website known for prostitution,... more »
  • Internet for everyone

    February 24, 2014 7:08 PM

    NEW YORK- Mark Zuckerberg spent a lot of time talking up Internet.org, the ambitious project by Facebook and partners to get everyone in the world online at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Zuckerberg said Facebook's acquisition of the WhatsApp mobile messaging system will allow it to focus... more »
  • Zachary going after unpaid tickets

    October 7, 2013 10:53 PM

    ZACHARY- People who skipped court here can expect to be published on the Internet. The police department is listing the names, ages, and offenses of people with outstanding warrants. At the end of October, the 4,000 people on the list can expect to get a visit from police. ... more »
  • Keep 'twerking,' town's law is an Internet hoax Play Video

    September 17, 2013 2:58 PM

    DEQUINCY- Fans of Miley Cyrus can continue their dance routine, now known as "twerking." It is not illegal in this southwest Louisiana town, despite what the Internet reported Tuesday. A website posted a satirical report that the mayor banned the dance move because of its defiant acts against moral... more »
  • Obama defends broad phone, Internet spy programs

    June 8, 2013 10:54 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is urging Americans to "make some choices" in balancing privacy and security. Obama is defending once-secret surveillance programs that sweep up an estimated 3 billion phone calls a day and amass Internet data from U.S. providers in an attempt to thwart terror attacks. The president... more »
  • LSU's regionals not on TV, online only

    May 28, 2013 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU's Friday afternoon baseball game against Jackson State won't be on TV. The game will be shown on ESPN 3, an online video service connected with the sports network. ESPN will not show the game on traditional television. If LSU advances in the NCAA Baton Rouge... more »
  • Internet sales tax bill faces tough sell in House

    May 7, 2013 7:13 AM

    WASHINGTON - Traditional retailers and cash-strapped states face a tough sell in the House as they lobby Congress to limit tax-free shopping on the Internet. The Senate voted 69 to 27 Monday to pass a bill that empowers states to collect sales taxes from Internet purchases. Under the... more »
  • Are you a tax cheat if you shop online tax-free?

    May 5, 2013 10:40 AM

    WASHINGTON - Buy anything on the Internet lately without paying sales tax? In all but a few states, you're probably a tax cheat. That's right, even if Internet retailers don't collect sales tax at the time of purchase, you're required by law to pay it in 45 states and the... more »
  • AG: 9 arrested in child predator roundup Play Video

    April 24, 2013 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's attorney general announced nine arrests today as part of an undercover operation investigating child predators across southern Louisiana. AG Buddy Caldwell said the state Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force made the arrests with the help of state, local, and federal authorities. "Louisiana's ICAC... more »
  • AG to announce results of child predator investigation

    April 24, 2013 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Attorney General's Office scheduled a press conference this afternoon to announce the results of an undercover operation targeting child predators in southern Louisiana. The investigation involved the Louisiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. AG Buddy Caldwell will be joined by Louisiana State Police... more »
  • Internet sales tax could be forced at purchase Play Video

    April 23, 2013 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Online shoppers could be in for a surprise if lawmakers pass a bill that would allow states to require Internet retailers to charge sales tax on out-of-state purchases. Right now, companies that sell online but don't have a "brick-and-mortar" presence in the state aren't required to... more »
  • Google to pick Austin for ultra-fast internet

    April 9, 2013 11:27 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Google Inc. is expected to name tech-savvy Austin as the second city where the search giant will offer its ultra-fast home Internet service. Google and Texas Gov. Rick Perry scheduled a Tuesday morning announcement in Austin. Industry groups and observers are widely expecting Austin to receive Google's... 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 »
  • ISP's to begin warning of illegal downloads

    February 25, 2013 5:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - The nation's five biggest internet service providers will soon start sending out warnings to people illegally sharing or downloading music, movies or TV shows. The new Copyright Alert System goes into effect this week. Created by the recording and film industry, it will go after people using... more »
  • Bill would force online retailers to charge you tax Play Video

    February 20, 2013 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Marketplace Fairness Act, which is co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), would allow states to force online retailers to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases. The bill is intended to help small businesses that often lose out to online retailers who don't have to charge... more »
  • Bill could force you to pay online tax

    February 20, 2013 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Marketplace Fairness Act, which is co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), would allow states to force online retailers to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases. The bill is intended to help small businesses that often lose out to online retailers who don't have to charge... more »
  • Pew: Majority of Facebook users have taken break

    February 5, 2013 11:04 AM

    NEW YORK- A new report says about 61 percent of Facebook users have taken a break from the site for at least a few weeks for reasons that range from being busy to getting bombarded with "too much drama." A Pew survey released Tuesday says that of American adults who... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 4, 2013 Play Video

    February 4, 2013 6:13 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 4, 2013 - Scientists may be able to better forecast to flu, thanks to how you search online. Researchers with the CDC have worked with Google studying search patterns. They say people who search for terms... more »
  • Prosecutor defends actions in Swartz hacker case

    January 17, 2013 3:28 PM

    BOSTON - A federal prosecutor who has been sharply criticized following the suicide of an Internet freedom activist appeared to fight back tears as she defended her office's handling of a hacking case against him. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says Aaron Swartz's family has suffered a "horrible tragedy" and that... more »
  • TV-over-Internet service expands despite lawsuits

    January 8, 2013 12:39 PM

    NEW YORK - The Barry Diller-backed Internet company that challenges cable and satellite TV services by offering inexpensive live television online plans to expand beyond New York City this spring. In the wake of a federal court ruling that tentatively endorsed its legality, Aereo will bring its $8-a-month service to... more »
  • Police: Calif. teens drug parents to use internet

    January 3, 2013 12:38 PM

    ROCKLIN, Calif. - Police say two California teenagers used a prescription sleeping medication to spike the milkshakes of too-strict parents so they could log onto the Internet. The parents called police and the 15-year-old Rocklin girl and a 16-year-old friend were taken to Juvenile Hall. Rocklin is 20 miles northeast... more »

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