January 31, 2013 11:43 PM
Imagine getting phone calls and friend requests on Facebook from people across the nation you don't know. After doing some research, you find out your personal photographs are posted on what police are calling "revenge porn" web sites.
It's the new wave of cyber bullying sweeping the nation and... more »
November 26, 2012 6:37 PM
Today is Cyber Monday when millions of Americans go online to get great holiday deals.
At the Solar Roast Coffee shop in Pueblo folks were using WiFi to snag some of those deals. Besides saving money, those we talked to say it's also much easier without the crowds.
"Why... more »
September 10, 2012 2:09 AM
A Pueblo West High School freshman is taking a stand on bullying. After years of being victimized herself, she's helping others cope by telling her story and offering a safe place online for people to talk about it.
For as long as Rhiannon Winch can remember, people have considered... more »
August 20, 2012 12:27 PM
Colorado educators are worried that limited access to the Internet will hurt some school children as the state takes testing online. Many rural communities lack high-speed access and in some cases, classes are forced to log off so other classes can get the information they need. Classes ranging from Advanced... more »
July 24, 2012 7:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's governors are asking Congress to help states recover an estimated $20 billion in sales taxes that go uncollected by out-of-state online merchants every year. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam told the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that it isn't fair to local businesses to exempt online... more »
April 4, 2012 9:39 PM
PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona lawmaker behind a bill that would make it a crime to post "annoying" or "offensive" comments on the Internet says he plans to revise the proposal amid concerns from supporters that it is unconstitutional. The bill aims to update state telephone harassment and stalking laws... more »
March 26, 2012 12:35 PM
The sudden explosion in popularity of the social website Pinterest has some legal minds a bit concerned about what the law allows when it comes to pinning photographs from anywhere on the Internet.
If you haven't yet logged on, Pinterest is all about pinning pictures online of those things... more »
January 23, 2012 8:33 PM
Manitou Springs School District 14 purchased 500 new Apple iPad 2 tablet computers for 5th through 8th grade students to use this school year. The internet allows homework to be assigned, completed and graded paperlessly. However, that connectivity also risks exposing students to harmful content on the web.
One... more »
January 5, 2012 4:31 PM
A Colorado Springs man faces up to six years in prison and a maximum of half million dollar fine for setting off homemade explosives outside of his home last week. Edward Kiley, 57, was arrested December 29 and his neighborhood evacuated the following day as members of the Colorado Springs... more »
January 3, 2012 5:40 PM
The Colorado Springs man who was arrested on Thursday for setting off improvised explosive devices told police officers that he was making M-80s, a large class of firecrackers that are banned in the U.S.
Edward James Kiley, 57, is being held at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center... more »
September 21, 2011 4:38 PM
DENVER (AP) - Comcast says it will be providing low-income families in Colorado with Internet access and laptops at reduced prices to try to close what the company calls a "digital divide."
Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said during the program's announcement Wednesday that ensuring that... more »
August 16, 2011 8:29 AM
DENVER (AP) - Comcast is offering low-cost Internet access for children living in poverty who qualify for free school lunches.
Spokeswoman Cindy Parsons says the company wants to help families keep up with their school work.
According to the Denver Post, more than a third of Colorado students... more »
July 27, 2011 8:39 PM
Detonating a shoebox sized bundle of dynamite is a routine task to members of the Bomb Squad. It's what can be found online that scares them. A quick on video sharing sites such as YouTube and Metacafe pulls up dozens of how-to videos that demonstrate ways to mix household chemicals... more »
July 27, 2011 3:14 PM
Officers with the Colorado Springs Bomb Squad say more and more young people are learning how to make dangerous explosions from ordinary household chemicals by watching "how-to" videos posted online.
It's a serious risk to their safety and carries a hefty penalty if they're ever caught.
Tonight at... more »
July 11, 2011 7:54 PM
LONDON (AP) - Hackers affiliated with the online activist group Anonymous claim to have stolen tens of thousands of encrypted military passwords from U.S. contractor Booz Allen Hamilton and posted them to the Web.
The group boasted of stealing passwords linked to some 90,000 military users, although The Associated... more »
May 31, 2011 5:41 AM
Whether you are an expert or just use it when you need to answer a question, Google is where many go to find answers. Are you using it to the best of your advantage? NewsFirst can help you get the most out of your search engine.
Your search shouldn't... more »
May 2, 2011 8:21 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - News of Osama bin Laden's death has caused traffic to increase at popular U.S. news sites. Yet outages and slowdowns were less severe than during major news events in the past, meaning fewer people were stuck staring at error messages.
Two likely reasons? Smartphones and... more »
April 28, 2011 6:58 PM
The Royal Wedding in Great Britain will be streamed live to the world tomorrow morning. The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will be the first time a royal wedding has been available live on the internet.
The event is expected to be viewed by two billion people... more »
January 23, 2011 10:12 PM
A Colorado man is helping thousands find jobs one click at a time. Andrew Hudson is no stranger to success. He was press secretary for former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb and one of the minds behind Frontier Airlines' "Talking Animals".
While working for the city, Hudson sent out a... more »
December 21, 2010 4:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A divided Federal Communications Commission has approved new rules meant to prohibit broadband companies from interfering with Internet traffic flowing to their customers.
The 3-2 vote Tuesday marks a major victory for FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who has spent more than a year trying to craft... more »
December 6, 2010 3:43 PM
Your address, martial status, and even a picture of your house may be available online. They're features of an online search engine called www.spokeo.com News First 5 wanted to share this website with you, so you know how much of your personal information is available to the public online.
... more »
November 10, 2010 2:33 PM
The Drug Enforcement Administration says there is an international extortion scam operating, which may victimize unknowing Americans.
Criminals are posing as DEA agents or other law enforcement personnel. They call a victim, who in most cases has previously bought drugs over the Internet or by phone, and tell that... more »
October 18, 2010 9:10 AM
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that 10 popular Facebook applications have been transmitting users' personal identifying information to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies.
The newspaper said Monday that the breach also includes users who set all their information to be completely private. And in some cases,... more »
September 30, 2010 8:18 AM
The independent commission that oversees the Postal Service is preparing to deliver its verdict on a request for a 2-cent increase - to 46 cents - in the cost of mailing a letter.
The Postal Regulatory Commission plans to reveal its decision on requested rate increases at a news... more »
September 15, 2010 12:06 PM
A Colorado Springs man is in custody after being arrested on child sex assault charges. According to witnesses 52 year old Rocky Duggan was arrested at an assisted living home on Van Buren where he was a patient on Tuesday. "He was arrested for sexual exploitation of a child and... more »
August 19, 2010 9:52 AM
Six people have been indicted in Denver for allegedly playing a role in the coercion of a Colorado Springs teenager into prostitution.
Those indicted Wednesday include Daivean Shields, 19, the teen's ex-boyfriend, and David Glenn Abney.
Prosecutors say last year, when the victim was 17, she went to... more »
May 9, 2010 11:26 PM
One look at Craigslist and you can find just about anything you could ever need on the internet. It has bikes, cars and even video games. But Colorado's next Lieutenant Governor? You betcha! "It seems non-traditional to say the least." says a Colorado Springs resident we spoke to downtown. It... more »
April 29, 2010 1:39 PM
The CSU-Pueblo graduation ceremony this weekend will be streamed live on the internet for those who can't attend in person.
The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1 at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. Graduates should report at 8:45 a.m.
There are nearly a thousand graduates this year... more »
April 6, 2010 10:55 AM
A federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their networks. Tuesday's ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is a big victory for Comcast Corp.,... more »
April 5, 2010 11:49 AM
Apple says it sold more than 300,000 iPads on Saturday, the day it debuted across the country. Sales included pre-orders of the iPad, a new type of touch-screen device that blends features of the iPhone, electronic book readers and tablet computers. Prices start at $499 for iPads that connect to... more »
April 3, 2010 12:48 PM
Apple's much-anticipated iPad has gone on sale. Eager customers have been lining up outside Apple Stores and some Best Buys to be among the first to buy one as sales started at 9 a.m. Saturday in each time zone. Carlos Herrera came to New York from Barcelona, Spain, because it... more »
March 31, 2010 9:49 AM
The Air Force Space Command says five Air Force bases in the Pacific will be the first to get access to social-networking Internet sites under new Defense Department rules. Space Command headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., said Tuesday the five bases are Anderson in Guam, Eielson and Elmendorf... more »
March 17, 2010 6:52 PM
A Minnesota man has been arrested in Chicago and charged with selling his wife's sexual services on Craigslist.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the woman had paid sexual encounters in eight states before she called a national anti-sex trafficking hot line. Dart says she went along with the... more »
March 12, 2010 12:53 PM
A soldier from Fort Carson was arrested Wednesday in Adams County on internet luring charges. Brian Kelly Wells, 28, also faces internet sexual exploitation charges and attempted sexual assault on a child.
Wells is a Sergeant in the United States Army and is stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado... more »
March 9, 2010 5:06 PM
A Pennsylvania woman has been charged with using the Internet to recruit jihadist fighters and help terrorists overseas. Authorities say the case shows how terror groups are looking to recruit Americans to help carry out their goals.
A federal indictment charges Colleen R. LaRose with agreeing to kill a... more »
March 2, 2010 9:15 AM
Reality television, dominant on the tube, is making its most dramatic foray onto the Web.
On Tuesday, Simon Fuller, the creator of a little show called "American Idol," will debut "If I Can Dream" on Hulu.com. The magnitude of the event - a TV icon leaping to the Internet... more »
February 23, 2010 11:18 AM
A new U.N. report says more than half of the people in the developing world are now cell phone subscribers. The world body's International Telecommunication Union says there were an estimated 4.6 billion mobile phone subscriptions at the end of last year, compared with about 1 billion in 2002. Internet... more »
February 18, 2010 1:42 PM
Two college students in Pueblo have taken a creative approach to help keep the internet free and open. Mike and Mark DeHerrera made a music video on the topic on Net Neutrality. In fact, they rap in the video. The self-proclaimed nerds made it as part of their introduction to... more »
February 16, 2010 11:28 AM
The availability of high-speed Internet access continues to grow. Still, about 40 percent of Americans do not have broadband at home. That comes from new Commerce Department statistics that underscore the challenges facing policymakers trying to bring affordable high-speed Internet connections to all Americans. The Commerce and Agriculture departments are... more »
February 13, 2010 11:34 AM
An Internet entrepreneur named Ricky Durham believes he has the answer to Valentine's Day loneliness for people living with chronic diseases or health conditions: match them up with other people who either have the same conditions or are, for some reason, looking for a lover who has them.
Desire... more »
February 11, 2010 12:10 PM
At least one potential buyer is making the minimum bid for one of two Colorado Springs police department helicopters up for sale.
The helicopters were grounded in December by budget cuts. The city is trying to sell them on the Internet.
Sgt. Dan Lofgren says at least one... more »
February 10, 2010 2:17 PM
Google plans to build experimental, ultra-fast Internet networks in a handful of communities around the country.
The search company said Wednesday that its fiber-optic broadband networks will deliver speeds of 1 gigabit per second to as many as 500,000 Americans. Google Inc. says those systems will be more than... more »
February 9, 2010 2:47 PM
Google is making it easier to socialize on its e-mail service. It's unveiling a new "Google Buzz" feature that sets up a face-off with Facebook.
The feature unveiled Tuesday will enable Gmail users to create status updates on Google Buzz and read and comment on the updates posted by... more »
February 9, 2010 8:34 AM
Colorado lawmakers are considering a new tactic to go after tax revenue from online sales. They want out-of-state, online retailers to either start collecting the tax or send annual notices to their customers telling them to pay the tax themselves. The proposal won initial backing in the Senate on Monday.... more »
January 27, 2010 5:38 PM
Apple will sell its newly unveiled tablet-style iPad starting at $499.
The iPad resembles an iPhone, but larger. Apple will sell some iPad models with data plans from AT&T, with no contract required.
Apple Inc. will have to convince consumers, many of whom already have Internet-connected phones, computers... more »