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Libraries To Launch ‘Internet To Go,’ Loan Wi-Fi Devices To Patrons

Residents in underserved areas with limited home access to the Internet will soon be able to go to the library and take the web with them.

06/26/2014

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The Illinois Politicians That Want To Take Your Internet Rights Away From You

With net neutrality effectively neutered, Internet service providers (ISPs) starting to do as they please and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) attempting to create new rules for broadband Internet, now is a good time to take stock of those who support an open Internet and those who don’t.

05/13/2014

What a sweet computer, bro! No, this wasn't the best photo we had, I just liked it. (Photo Credit: ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

A Quick And Dirty Guide To Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is a simple concept: it’s the idea that big companies that provide Internet have to treat all websites as equals. What does this mean for you and me?

05/13/2014

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Is It Ill-Advised For Doctors To Google Their Patients?

A new ethical discussion comes into play in the Internet age. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.

03/06/2014

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Google Fiber Passes Over Chicago For Super Fast Internet

Google has announced a plan to bring super-fast Internet to more U.S. cities. Chicago got skunked. .

02/19/2014

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Battle Of Library’s Internet Porn Policy Heats Up

Megan Fox, a mother of two who homeschools her children, said when she tried early Monday to hand out fliers claiming the Orland Park Public Library is “a dangerous place for children,” she was told to leave.

11/05/2013

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State’s Attorney Offering Free Internet Monitoring Software For Parents

The software, called “ComputerCop,” provides a quick and easy way for parents to review what their children are doing while using the internet and to assess if kids are being exposed to inappropriate or harmful content.

11/05/2013

A puppy mill. (File Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States)

Chicago Animal Welfare Group Applauds New Puppy Mill Regulations

A local group that’s been working to put puppy mills out of business applauds a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to impose restrictions on breeders who sell dogs on the Internet.

WBBM Newsradio–09/11/2013

Gamblers play the slots. (CBS)

Senate Working To Improve Odds For Gambling Expansion

Sen. President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, plans to strip language that would legalize Internet gambling from the bill, after it had become clear that the governor and some legislators who supported previous gambling bills had concerns that could derail passage of the larger package.

04/25/2013

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Study: 20 To 30 Percent Of CPS Students Rarely Use Technology In School

A new study commissioned by the University of Chicago paints a disappointing picture of technology use among public school students in Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2013

Leighton Criminal Courts Building (CBS)

County To Begin Enforcing Courthouse Cell Phone Ban At 26th & Cal

Following a three-month grace period, Cook County will begin phasing in a ban on cell phones and other Internet-capable electronic devices at courthouses next week, starting with the Leighton Criminal Court Building at 26th and California.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2013

Doing too much medical research on the Internet can be a bad thing for patients, doctors say. (CBS)

Self-Diagnosing On The Internet Can Lead To ‘Cyberchondria’

CBS 2’s Mary kay Kleist reports on the downside of having too much information available on the Internet.

02/21/2013

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Chicago On YouTube: Scottie Pippen, The Ladies & Sub Sandwiches

Scottie Pippen’s amazing Mr. Submarine commercial. This may possibly be the best commercial ever made… ever. “Ladies, let’s have a party.”- Scottie Pippen.

02/05/2013

Jan Terri gets down with the goblin... (Credit: Jan Terri/Youtube)

Chicago On YouTube: Happy Halloween, Suckers

And the music! It’s got a classic pop beat that makes forces you to tap your foot, whether you want to or not. Yet, at the same time, its repetitious beats also make you want to hit the streets and attack every person who comes near you — scratching at faces, kicking groins, biting people if you need to. This is the perfect feeling for a Halloween song.

10/31/2012

World Music Festival Chicago

Wireless Internet Access Coming To Chicago Parks

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to make Chicago one of the digital capitals of the country.

09/24/2012

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Victim’s Family: Chicago Cop Posted Death-Scene Photo Online

A close-up picture — apparently a police photo — showed Charles Hagerman in death, his wounds from a pit bull attack shockingly visible. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

09/05/2012

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Chicago On YouTube: The Best Music Video (And Song) In Existence

Is Jan Terri’s “Losing You” the best representation of Chicago in the form of a music video? Mason Johnson finds out…

08/22/2012

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iPhone Turns 5 Years Old

It has been only five years since the iPhone debuted and life as a lot of people know it changed for good.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2012

Poker Chips. (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Leader Wants To Legalize Online Poker

According to a report, Senate President John Cullerton discussed the idea of making Illinois an Internet gambling hub, suggesting the state could organize a major online poker game and gain worldwide popularity.

670 The Score–05/16/2012

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Experts: Your Private Information Can Be Unlocked

People may think they take steps to safeguard their private information from identity thieves, but there are ways around the precautions. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

09/22/2011

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