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Only On 2: Free ‘Obama Phones’ A Little Too Easy To Get

They’re lined up outside welfare offices, on street corners, and in supermarkets: people hawking free cellphones for those in need.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/18/2014

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Callers Threaten Arrest For Non-Payment Of Back Taxes In IRS Phone Scam

It’s being called the largest IRS phone fraud scam targeting taxpayers ever.

11/06/2014

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Report: Hundreds Of LA Bus Benches Outfitted With ‘Beacon’ Technology

A Southland bench advertising firm says it has partnered with city officials to test out the use of a signal-emitting technology on a “small percentage” of local bus benches.

10/22/2014

Police say consumers should ignore this fake iPhone ad that has gone viral since the release of the iPhone 6.

Authorities ‘Alarmed’ By Fake Ad Calling For Users To Charge iPhone In The Microwave

Excited about getting the new iPhone 6? Good. Just don’t go putting it in the microwave.

09/24/2014

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Sprint May Face Court Battle Over Alleged Racy Images On Cell Phone

A judge signaled Sprint Corp. could end up in a legal battle over a phone bought from a Pasadena store which allegedly contained pornographic images seen by a minor.

05/28/2014

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LA County Launches Outreach To Educate Seniors About Financial Scams

An estimated one in five seniors has fallen victim to a financial scam, with only a fraction of such incidents ever reported to authorities, Los Angeles County prosecutors said Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/31/2014

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Lil’ Za Has Felony Property Damage Charge Reduced To Misdemeanor

A felony property damage charge against a friend and former housemate of Justin Bieber was reduced Wednesday to a misdemeanor.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/26/2014

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Judge: NSA Bulk Collection Of Phone Records Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records likely violates the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches.

12/16/2013

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Free Smartphone Apps Aim To Keep Children Safe On Halloween

Some free smartphone applications are aiming to keep children safe on Halloween.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/28/2013

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Lawsuit Alleges New Phone Had Nude Images Of Sprint Store Employees

A lawsuit filed by a Southland father claims a phone he bought for his underage son contained pornographic images of sales representatives from the same Sprint store where he made the purchase.

10/02/2013

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AT&T Apologizes After Being Slammed For 9/11 Tweet

Telecommunications giant AT&T was under fire Wednesday after the company tweeted a picture of the Manhattan skyline on a cellphone.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/11/2013

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Study: ‘Distracted Walking’ Injuries Triple

The city of Los Angeles is still one of the most dangerous cities in which to walk and talk or text, according to a new study.

08/09/2013

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Feinstein: NSA Phone Records Part Of 3-Month Renewal

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein spoke to reporters Thursday after the Obama administration defended the National Security Agency’s need to collect the records.

06/06/2013

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Apple Working On Fixing Glitch That Lets Strangers Reset ID Passwords

A CNET report says Apple is aware of a special URL that allows a stranger to hijack your user account and reset your ID and password by simply knowing your birthday and email address.

03/22/2013

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Privacy Fears Linger Over LAPD’s Alleged Use Of Cellphone Tracking Device

Privacy advocates are questioning whether the Los Angeles Police Department’s alleged use of a controversial cellphone tracking technology is legal.

01/25/2013

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