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Cyber experts able to control, disable vehicle remotely
Cyber experts able to control, disable vehicle remotely (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)
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Could Hackers ‘Take Control’ of Your New Connected Car?

More and more we are seeing vehicles on the road that are referred to as "connected," or having direct internet and other digital access.  Whether it's built-in wifi, or other internet features to assist the GPS, performance and other features, the fear of getting hacked as grown considerably.  Especially after recently, two computer experts were able to "take control" of a Jeep Cherokee while their test driver was speeding down the road at 70 miles per hour!

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New data breach law signed into effect in Washington state
New data breach law signed into effect in Washington state (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee Signs Data Breach Protection Law

A new, tougher, data breach protection law was signed Thursday by Gov. Inslee. It adds new protections for Washington consumers.

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Microsoft to stop updates, tech support for Windows 2003 products this summer
Microsoft to stop updates, tech support for Windows 2003 products this summer (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Big Microsoft Program Changes Coming This Summer – Watch Out!

We talked with our Local Expert on computers, George Hefter of TCT Computer Solutions recently, about a BIG change coming with Microsoft programs this summer. And it's not a positive one.  As of July, updates and tech support will stop for several programs that are utilized in at least 30 million computers across the U.S. and world - most of them business related, but some in home systems as well.

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New law will ban computerized ticket sales by robot programs
New law will ban computerized ticket sales by robot programs . (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images
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Bill Banning ‘Ticket-Bots’ Passes State Senate – Outlaws Computerized Vendor Purchases

We don't always agree with Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. But on THIS one, he got it 100% right. The Senate passed the bill, the House already has, and it will soon become a law.

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Walmart suspect -1- (Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers)
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Police Seeking Walmart Computer Theives – Stole Six Laptops

Kennewick police and Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers are seeking two suspects who are wanted in connection with the theft of six laptop computers from Walmart March 2nd.

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Self-driving cars will be prevalent in 2016, says expert
Self-driving cars will be prevalent in 2016, says expert (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Self-Driving Cars, Buses Coming to 30 U.S. Cities in 2016

If the projections of a consulting firm are correct, and testing phases continue on schedule, more than 30 U.S. cities could have self-driving cars and even busses!

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Washington state computers virtually obsolete
Washington state computers virtually obsolete (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
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HOW OLD Are Washington State Government Computers? You Won’t Believe It

This digital software issue is resurfacing because a new IT bill has been introduced in the legislature, and it pinpoints an almost laughable problem with the government's IT programs.

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Proposed WA laws would better protect consumers from hackers
Proposed WA laws would better protect consumers from hackers (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)
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New Bill Would Protect Washington Consumers Over Identity Theft

The Washington State Attorney General is working with the State House and Senate to sponsor a bill that would greatly increase consumer protection in the event of data breaches and identity theft.

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Audit finds state computers easily breachable by hackers
Audit finds state computers easily breachable by hackers (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)
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“Critical” Cyber Security Flaws Found in WA State Government Computers, Claims Audit

Let's hope one of them isn't the DMV!  Virtually everyone 16 and over is in their database.

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A Tablet You Wear on Your Skin Is Technology You Never Saw Coming

The ability to communicate with anyone at any time is nothing new, but now it's going to a whole new level.

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