Sex, drugs, and self-harm: Where 20 years of child online protection law went wrong
Short of round-the-clock vigilance -- in play rooms, on school buses, wherever children gather with their ever-present mobile devices -- there are few effective ways to shield them from corporate data collection or from encountering content traditionally kept from young eyes.
Analysis: The future will be recorded on your smart speaker (and maybe that's OK)Amazon's patent application for an always-on feature for Alexa, its popular voice-activated personal assistant, has raised a lot of concern. But the anxiety is much ado about nothing.
Hackers could glean your password by listening to how you type on your phoneMalicious actors can decode what a person is typing by using a spying app that can access the smartphone's microphone, according to a new study.
Can China choke off U.S. access to 'rare earths' needed for high-tech products?Mountain Pass -- the only U.S. mine that harvests rare-earth elements, the raw ingredients used to produce high-tech products such as smartphones, wind turbines and electric vehicles -- represents the United States' best hope of weathering any Chinese materials blockade.
Uber plans to start delivering McDonald's hamburgers by drone this summerHow will Uber's drone delivery service work? After a restaurant loads a meal into a drone and the robot takes to the air, the company's technology will notify a nearby Uber Eats driver at a designated drop-off location. The driver will pick up and deliver the meal to the customer.
Netflix takes step toward multimedia empire with video games based on its showsStranger Things 3: The Game, a title based on the popular teen series, will come out on July 4, the same day the third season of the show debuts. Netflix has also licensed "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" -- a prequel series to the 1980s Jim Henson film -- for a game that will debut later this year.
Tesla wants everyone to drive an electric car. Now it risks becoming a niche brand.Tesla is facing a raft of financial and safety issues just as a flood of competitors are hitting the market with their own electric vehicle offerings, posing perhaps the first serious threat to the company's dominance of the nascent electric vehicle industry.
Amazon's one-day delivery depends on the work of thousands of robotsThough largely unknown to the outside world, the robots have already logged more than 1.5 million miles of driving, according to an Amazon blog post describing work inside the warehouse.
'This is a mess': Hundreds of complaints against St. Charles-area car dealershipsIllinois Secretary of State Police are dealing with more than 500 cases tied to the Nissan of St. Charles dealership and the Pre-Owned of St. Charles dealerships in St. Charles and West Chicago.
Opening of Marq on Main development celebrated in LisleFifteen years after Lisle demolished its old village hall at the corner of Main Street and Burlington Avenue, the ceremonial ribbon was cut Thursday for the new apartment and retail complex that now stands on the site.
Hoffman Estates ambivalent about Hertz Sales dealershipThe next steps in a proposed relocation of the Hertz Car Sales operation in Schaumburg to neighboring Hoffman Estates are unclear after Hoffman Estates village board members voiced negative to merely neutral opinions of its being built on the former Hoffman Lanes bowling alley site.
Closed Rolling Meadows hotel fined thousands for code violations after workers were staying thereThe owner of a closed Rolling Meadows hotel faces thousands of dollars in fines for dozens of city code violations that have included rooms and offices being used without occupancy permits, a sprinkler system that was disabled and a leaking roof not repaired.
AMITA Health offers state-of-the-art joint replacementAMITA Health's state-of-the-art Center for Advanced Joint Replacement in Hoffman Estates offers extraordinary technology including the Stryker MAKO robotic arm for joint replacement surgery.
Suburban Business News
from the staffs of the Daily Herald and the Business Ledger
- St. Charles'This is a mess': Hundreds of complaints against St. Charles-area car dealerships
- LisleOpening of Marq on Main development celebrated in Lisle
- Hoffman EstatesHoffman Estates ambivalent about Hertz Sales dealership
- Rolling MeadowsClosed Rolling Meadows hotel fined thousands for code violations after workers were staying there
- BusinessMitsuwa Marketplace ready to show off renovations
- WaucondaMassive flag raised to honor armed forces
- WaucondaWauconda police warn people about financial scams after local residents, employee lose thousands
- ItascaBrown & Joseph signs lease in Itasca
- Lake VillaLake Villa pursuing agreement with Lake County for inspection services
- Rolling MeadowsRolling Meadows tries to get online travel companies to pay hotel tax
- BusinessDarwin Realty brokers two sales, two leases
- West ChicagoLee & Associates brokers W. Chicago lease
- Fox LakeMarcus & Millichap sells Fox Lake apartment building
- Hoffman EstatesHoffman Estates recommends tax incentive for proposed technology park
- LibertyvillePrinciple breaks ground on new office/warehouse project