ConsumerWatch: Laws To Protect Kids From Spy Toys
From dolls that talk to Teddy Bears that send messages, Internet-connected products pick up a lot of personal information. California could become the first state to require so-called smart devices to come with additional security and privacy protection. Julie Watts reports. (4-20-17)

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Family & Parenting

Alameda County Discourages Truancy by Holding Parents AccountableWith the alarmingly high number of truant students in Alameda County, officials been taking a tough love approach toward parents whose kids miss too many school days. Sharon Chin reports. (11-17-17)
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Consumer News

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Gov't, Politics & Law

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Internet

Man Gunned Down In Broad Daylight Over Used Cellphone SaleA man using the popular 'Let Go' app to sell his cellphone was gunned down in broad daylight in San Leandro Saturday. Katie Nielsen talked to stunned residents.
Data Often Left Unsecured as Companies Rely on Cloud-Based SystemsChris Vickery spends his days poking around databases looking for sensitive data left out in the open, unprotected on the internet. Turns out, there's a lot to be found. Kiet Do reports. (11-16-17)
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