Technology

Europe agrees to sweeping new regulations for tech platforms

The law aims to impose new rules on how the tech industry handles misinformation and illegal content on social media, as well as illegal goods and services on online marketplaces.

Originally Published: 23 APR 22 09:47 ET Updated: 23 APR 22 14:09 ET By Brian Fung, CNN (CNN) -- European policymakers have reached agreement on a sweeping package of new regulations for tech platforms that could mean big changes in…

Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter

Musk has offered to acquire all the shares in Twitter he does not own for $54.20 per share

Originally Published: 14 APR 22 06:33 ET Updated: 14 APR 22 08:09 ET By Chris Isidore and Mark Thompson, CNN Business (CNN) -- Elon Musk has made an offer to buy Twitter and take it private, saying he believes it…

Elon Musk will not join Twitter's board

Musk has not tweeted about his decision

Originally Published: 11 APR 22 00:10 ET Updated: 11 APR 22 05:37 ET By Rob McLean, CNN Business (CNN) -- Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who recently bought a large stake in Twitter, has decided not to join the social media…

Mother speaks out about son's constant bullying in Goliad ISD

A parent shares more about her son's experience with bullying in the Goliad ISD

A parent shares more about her son's experience going to school in Goliad ISD. The school addresses bullying with a school board meeting and statement. Angelica De La Garza graduated from Goliad high school in 1992 and notices a bullying pattern happening at the high school. She says her son Zaye and other students are experiencing mental health issues because of the racial slurs other students say to him and others daily. She said the issues need to be addressed and suggested for the district to create a program to focus on the kind of racial slurs the high school students tell each other. Such as picking cotton, going back to where they came from, go back to Africa. The students are getting angry and she can tell that it's reflecting in their school work.

Microsoft confirms it was breached by hacker group

Hacker group Lapsus$ compromised one of Microsoft's accounts

Originally Published: 23 MAR 22 10:56 ET Updated: 23 MAR 22 11:14 ET By Brian Fung, CNN (CNN) -- Microsoft has confirmed it was breached by the hacker group Lapsus$, adding to the cyber gang's growing list of victims. In…

Today's Viewer Poll: Do you like unplugging from technology?

National unplugging day

VICTORIA, Texas - Saturday, March 5, is national unplugging day in the U.S. Some Americans are pledging to unplug from their devices for a whole day to enjoy spending time with one another. Today's Viewer Poll question is: Do you…

Tesla building new facility in Travis county

Tesla building new facility

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas - Tesla is adding another massive industrial facility to their electric vehicle manufacturing campus in eastern Travis county. Even though they are originally based in Austin, Texas. A report suggests their current plans are to build a…

Victoria's downtown power restored

AEP restored power at 11:10 a.m.

VICTORIA, Texas - On Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the morning there was a large power outage in downtown Victoria. When power outages happen, AEP customers have access to an…

Avoiding Covid-19 test kit scammers

Here are some tips on how to prevent scammers from getting personal information

VICTORIA, Texas - Now that it's easier to get Covid-19 testing kits delivered to your home. The Lavaca county Office of Emergency Management Office has some tips on how to avoid scammers who will try to obtain personal information. Here…

Ways to preserve electricity during cold weather

Weekend power saving tips

VICTORIA, Texas - There are some ways to help preserve electricity, as temperatures are expected to get colder. First, plan beforehand if there's an expected activity requiring a lot of energy use. Secondly, use natural light during the day. In…

How to report AEP power issues, due to inclement weather

There are several ways on how AEP customers can report power issues

VICTORIA, Texas - Temperatures will remain cold throughout the weekend. AEP offers customers with several ways to report outages or power issues. Such as a customer…

Scammers target sellers on Facebook Marketplace

Scammers attempt to trick sellers into thinking they're interested in buying an item but really are attempting to hijack user's phone numbers.

VICTORIA, Texas - Online scammers are using a new method to attempt to steal your information and gain access to your phone. Shirley Vatter and her husband Tom have sold…

Tesla recalls vehicles, due to safety issues

U.S.A. - Tesla is recalling close to half a million vehicles due to recent safety issues. According to the national highway traffic safety administration, the electric vehicle manufacturer is…

Samsung will create 2,000 jobs in Texas with $17 billion chip factory

The new facility is Samsung's largest ever investment in the U.S.

Originally Published: 24 NOV 21 05:55 ET By Yoonjung Seo, CNN Business (CNN) -- Samsung is planning to build a $17 billion semiconductor manufacturing facility in Texas as part of efforts to tackle a global shortage of chips. Announcing its…

WIC clients now have access to Spanish-speaking chatbot

Texas Health and Human Services Commission launches Spanish-speaking chatbot

AUSTIN, Texas –The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is connecting with Spanish-speaking Texas through Maya. Maya is a chatbot that provides information in Spanish about the WIC services available to new mothers and families with young children. Among Texas…

'The demand for cybersecurity professionals continues to grow'

Governor Abbott urges high schoolers to participate in CyberStart

AUSTIN, Texas – On Wednesday, Nov. 17, Governor Greg Abbott announced Texas high school students will have the chance to participate in CyberStart America. National Cyber Scholarship Foundation (NCSF) and the SANS Institute sponsor the innovative, online cybersecurity talent search…

VISD begins implementing One-to-One technology

Three elementary schools and one middle school are now using the technology

VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria ISD is now implementing one-to-one technology within the district. Three elementary schools, including Dudley, Shields and Torres, and one middle school, Patti Welder, are currently involved in one-to-one technology. In a typical one-to-one technology program, an…

Victoria Police Department gets virtual reality training for officers

The Victoria 100 club makes a gracious donation, allowing VPD to purchase a virtual reality law enforcement training simulator.

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria 100 club donated about $63,000 dollars to the Victoria Police Department. Allowing them to purchase the Apex Officer X360 Pro simulator. It…

Facebook changes its company name to Meta

Following a whistleblower leaking hundreds of internal documents

Originally Published: 28 OCT 21 11:34 ET Updated: 28 OCT 21 14:25 ET By Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN Business (CNN) -- Facebook is changing its company name to Meta as it confronts wide-ranging scrutiny of the real-world harms from its…

Zuckerberg reveals his vision for the future of Facebook

Cofounder and CEO of Facebook teases a series of new social, gaming and workplace concepts for the metaverse

Originally Published: 28 OCT 21 11:34 ET Updated: 28 OCT 21 13:37 ET By Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN Business (CNN) -- Mark Zuckerberg, the cofounder and CEO of Facebook, kicked off a big product event on Thursday by teasing a…