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How an artist can steal and sell your Instagram photos

Can a photographer get away with selling screenshots of other people's Instagrams for $90,000?

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Facebook Messenger tracks your location by default

If you use Facebook Messenger on an Android phone you might want to check your settings. The app tracks and sends your location to everyone you chat with -- by default.

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Hear this: Apple announcements coming June 8

Let the guessing begin. Apple has started inviting reporters to the keynote address at its annual developers conference.

Save the date: Monday, June 8 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

The week-long World Wide Developers Conference, or WWDC, takes place every ...

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Periscope: Four ways it's shaking up media

It's May 2, and in London, the Duchess of Cambridge has entered St. Mary's hospital to give birth to her second child. CNN Royal Correspondent Max Foster is waiting just outside in a crowded press area. He can't do much on TV until the baby is born. ...

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From Apple

The text you never want to get on your iPhone

You can crash someone's iPhone with a mere text message.

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Criminals use IRS website to steal data on 104,000 people

A "sophisticated" organized crime syndicate used the IRS website to steal tax forms full of personal financial information on 104,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday.

Until the IRS discovered this latest data leak, its website provided a service ca...

Magic Mountain Debuts Twisted Colossus

Alan Rose Takes A Turn On Six Flag's New "Twisted Colossus" Coaster

Six Flags has done it again. Breaking records with their 19th roller coaster—Twisted Colossus.

Cher 2013

CNN

Pitch-correcting software has changed music forever

"Do you believe in life after love?" Cher used to sing. And if you've ever heard that song, you might now have an earworm in your head.

The singer's 1998 comeback track marked the first prominent use of a technology called "Auto-Tune", a pitch correct...

Jony Ive

Apple

Apple promotes design guru Jony Ive

Apple has promoted Jony Ive, its longtime design guru, to the newly created position of Chief Design Officer.

Company says may or may not make high-tech toy

CNN

Google files patent for creepy teddy bear

Remember Teddy, the super-computer toy, from the film "Artificial Intelligence?" Well, Google might be making one. This week the company filed a patent for a toy that can control other Wi-Fi-connected devices.

Facebook on phone

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Selling your Android phone? Don't. It keeps your data.

If you recently sold your old Android phone, chances are your text messages, emails, pictures and Facebook key are still in there, even if you wiped its memory clean.

A new study by computer researchers at the University of Cambridge shows that "facto...

Environmental Headlines

Source of tar balls unknown

Tar balls wash up on popular California beach

Mysterious tar balls and tar patties washing ashore in Manhattan Beach near Los…

Solar energy, green energy, renewable energy

US green energy use highest since 1930s

Renewable energy use in the United States hit its highest level last year since the…

California stream Lake Shasta

Obama announces new EPA protection of waterways

The Obama administration announced a controversial new rule Wednesday that places…

Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig fire

Study ties Gulf oil spill to dolphin deaths

In a photo, a man holds a handwritten sign identifying a dead dolphin lying on a…

Solar Impulse China

Solar plane aborts Pacific attempt for now

The Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane that pilots are trying to fly around…

Oil spill cleanup

California oil spill: Officials step up inquiries

Authorities have intensified their response to this week's Santa Barbara oil spill…

Local Headlines

Special Olympics Athletes, Volunteers Celebrated In Santa Barbara

Thursday afternoon, Special Olympics Santa Barbara hosted the 7th Annual Inspire…

OPEN BEACHES

Nearly All Santa Barbara Beaches are Open Despite Ongoing Spill Cleanup

Work crews and volunteers on beaches east of the main Refugio oil spill site have,…

Wife Uses Job To Conceal Husband's Sex Offender Status

An Oxnard couple operated under a hidden agenda for almost six months.

Araceli Martin…

Refugio Fly Over

Santa Barbara Aviation Flys Over Refugio Oil Spill

Santa Barbara Aviation gives NewsChannel 3 the best view of the Refugio oil spill…

Sheriff's Search and Rescue Seeks New Members

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team is looking for new members…

What's Right

FLOWER EMPOWER LUNCHEON

Summerland Hosts Annual Flower Empower Luncheon

NewsChannel 3's own Shirin Rajaee and Alan Rose were invited to M.C. the 5th annual…

Red Cross Heroes Breakfast

Red Cross Breakfast Honors Local Heroes

The American Red Cross of Santa Barbara County hosted its first-ever Heroes…

Cooking Up Dreams to benefit local at-risk children

Chefs to "Cook Up Dreams" At New Culinary Competition

You're invited to a new event in Santa Barbara that will tickle your taste-buds and…

Red Cross Hereos Breakfast Preview

Red Cross to Celebrate Community Heroes Thursday

This week you can help celebrate our local, every day heroes at a special event in…

Isla Vista Tribute Garden To Fallen Shooting Victims

Isla Vista Garden Remembers Massacre Victims

The Isla Vista Love and Remembrance Garden at People's Park needs your help to bloom.

Wallace Dawson Funeral Service

Community Comes Together To Honor Sgt. Wallace Dawson

After 64 years Sgt. Wallace Dawson, who was a prisoner of the Korean War has finally…

Irresistible Headlines

Honey bee

Man covers self in 240 pounds of bees

Some people are frightened by the prospect of a bee sting. Others enjoy wearing…

ducks

Town holds wake services for beloved duck

He quacked, ate gratuitously, was good with the hens and in general, lived life to…

Bacon in pan

Reports: Bacon assaults man over piece of sausage

A New Jersey man was arrested and accused of assault after fighting over a piece of…

Ladybugs

72k ladybugs released in senior prank

Was it funny or is it just bugging you?

Magic Mountain Debuts Twisted Colossus

Alan Rose Takes A Turn On Six Flag's New "Twisted Colossus" Coaster

Six Flags has done it again. Breaking records with their 19th roller…

Dictionary

'WTF' in the dictionary?! That's 'clickbait'

It's official: WTF is in the dictionary. It's short for an informal phrase that…

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