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Biden signs executive order to harden cybersecurity defenses

President Biden signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at hardening the federal government's cybersecurity defenses, as his administration tackles a slew of overlapping cyber...
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SWFL mother’s initiative helps notify families quickly when loved ones are hurt

A mom devastated by her daughter's death—in part because she wasn't notified until hours after she died—is working to make sure the same thing...
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FDLE lab in Fort Myers uses DNA to help solve crimes

There's a high-tech crime lab in Fort Myers where analysts help solve crimes to get criminals off the streets. The lab is one of six...
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Beware before your buy; Data breach exposes Amazon fake reviews scam

Oftentimes you go online and the product you are looking at has nothing but five stars, but those reviews may not be true. Some companies...

Avoiding post-storm scams in SWFL

The sun may be out now that Eta has passed, but so are the scammers. With such a busy storm season, Southwest Florida has to...

Ford recalls 661,000 Explorer SUVs in North America

Ford Motor Company is recalling 661,000 Explorer SUVs in North America with a dangerous fault. U.S. regulators say retention pins could loosen, causing the roof...
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Securing your castle: How to improve your home’s security

Every 23 seconds a home gets broken into. And as you plan your summer vacation or prepare for a Memorial Day weekend getaway make...
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Crooks are cashing in on your use of apps like Venmo and Zelle

Many people no longer carry large or any amounts of cash on them. Now, we rely on apps on our phones to do things...
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A scam disguised as an offer to try free CBD oil

CBD oil is supposed to help with things like pain. The issue is that it can be pretty pricey. Taking a free offer to try...
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Beware of sales at places that say they’re going out of business

Experts have a warning about what might seem like bargains being offered at a favorite store or restaurant that is going out of business....

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