Consumer Justice Headlines: Google Is WATCHING

Consumer Justice Headlines: Google Is WATCHING


ON I-20 IN PARKER COUNTY. YOU CAN SEE THOSE WIPERS WORKING. A LOT OF US WERE ASKING FOR THE RAIN. HERE IT IS. AND WE ARE GETTING PLENTY OF IT. THINK YOU HAVE TURNED OFF TALKING ON YOUR PHONE? THINK AGAIN. IF YOU ARE OVERWHELMED WITH SPAM BECAUSE YOU ARE FAR FROM ALONE. KRISTIN IS HERE IN STUDIO WITH TODAY’S CONSUMER HEADLINES. Reporter: IT HAS TO BE THE MOST ANNOYING THING ABOUT HAVING A CELL PHONE. ROBO CALLS HAVE REACHED RECORD NUMBERS IN 2018. NEW DATA SHOWS THE NUMBER OF AUTOMATED CALLS IS UP 41% FROM THIS TIME LAST YEAR. DALLAS WAS THE SECOND MOST CALLED CITY IN AMERICA LAST MONTH WITH 152 MILLION CALLS. LISTEN TO THIS, DALLAS WAS NUMBER THREE ON THE LIST OF CITIES MAKING THE MOST ROBO CALLS. THAT MEANS MILLIONS OF PHONES RINGING WITH 214 AND 972 NUMBERS. WE GET SO MANY E-MAILS ABOUT THAT. IT SEEMS GOOGLE IS TRACKING YOU WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT. ASSOCIATED PRESS INVESTIGATION FOUND EVEN WHEN LOCATION HISTORY IS TURNED OFF , MANY GOOGLE SERVICES STORY LOCATION DATA. GOOGLE IS TRYING TO BOOST ADVERTISING REVENUE. GOOGLE SAYS IT HAS ROBUST CONTROLS SO USERS CAN TURN OFF LOCATION SERVICES AND DELETE HISTORIES, AT THE SAME TIME. HERE’S A BRAND-NEW REASON TO PUT DOWN YOUR PHONE, AT NIGHT. A NEW STUDY SAYS THE BLUE LIGHT CAN HURT YOUR EYESIGHT. RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO FOUND IT CAN EVEN ACCELERATE BLINDNESS. GET THIS, THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT YOUR EYES IS TO STOP USING YOUR PHONE IN THE DARK. MAKES A LOT OF SENSE. WE HAVE HEARD THAT ONE BEFORE. Reporter: EVERY WEEK WE TALK ABOUT THAT. JUST WHAT THAT LIGHT IS DOING TO YOUR EYES. JUST PUT IT DOWN. THANK YOU SO MUCH. IF YOU NEED CONSUMER JUSTICE CONTACT KRISTIN. YOU CAN CALL HER AT

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