Saturday, May 18 2013 9:26 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:26:22 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Members of two Memphis gangs were convicted yesterday of first degree murder, especially aggravated robbery and criminal attempt to commit voluntary manslaughter. Cedric Mims, 17, and AllenMore >>
Members of two Memphis gangs were convicted yesterday of first degree murder, especially aggravated robbery and criminal attempt to commit voluntary manslaughter.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:19 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:19:39 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The Grizzlies will begin its series against the San Antonio Spurs Sunday afternoon. Tickets for the first game in the series at FedExForum will go on sale Saturday at noon. Playoff ticketsMore >>
Tickets for the first game in the series against the San Antonio Spurs at FedExForum will go on sale Saturday at noon.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:44:16 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Memphis City Schools' top teachers are being honored in a new exhibit. In the South Main Arts District today MCS unveiled the multimedia exhibit titled "I teach. I am...an Irreplaceable." TheMore >>
Memphis City Schools' top teachers are being honored in a new exhibit.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:24 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:24:52 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Hurricane is home.The Hunt family was reunited with their three-year-old English bulldog today at Memphis Animal Services.MAS is reviewing video footage to see who turned the dog in.The dogMore >>
The Hunt family was reunited with their three-year-old English bulldog today at Memphis Animal Services.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:24 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:24:17 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Timothy Pollard and his family started waiting in line for Grizzlies tickets at five Saturday morning. "10 of us, a bunch of us with sandwiches and food because we had already made a plan thatMore >>
Some Grizzlies fans are deterred by the higher cost of playoff tickets.More >>
Parents you may find this shocking. A recent report by the Federal Trade Commission says hundreds of Mobile Apps for Children's collect private information without parents knowing. The FTC says those Apps collect phone numbers, location, and other information about the device your child is using.
Chances are, your child probably has some sort of mobile device. If they do, it's important to make sure you know what they're downloading and what Apps they are using. Dale Brown, with AT&T says it's why the company offers several options to protect your children. "The biggest thing from a mistake perspective, is just to assume that it is safe because it says for your child's age limits," Brown says.
AT&T offers tools like the Content Filter, which can block mature content and the Purchase Blocker, which allows parents to control Apps that cost money. The safety measures are not just important to Brown because he works for the company -- but he's also a parent and his child uses a mobile device. "It is linked to my email account. So if she buys something online, it sends me an email so I know exactly what it is," Brown explains.
The Federal Trade Commission blasted hundreds of Apps designed for children, for not giving parents basic information about what they are retrieving. It says they are collecting, "alarming" information about children. Private information, like phone numbers or locations, that could be used to contact children or track their activities. The report claims many of the Apps, share that private information with third parties, all without parental consent.
Jim Gibson, a Professor of Law at the University of Richmond, is not surprised by the report. He says kids are big business. "They spend a lot of money either directly or through their parents on Mobile Apps and on software, and on websites. Of course, if a company can capture their attention when they are 12-years-old, they might have a consumer for life," Gibson explains. He says parents should be concerned. "What this might do is lead to investigation by the FTC of particular applications. The study surveyed Apps but they didn't target particular ones, they just took a sample," he says.
The FTC did not release the names of the Apps in question but says they came from the Google and Apple App Stores. Consumer advocates say report should serve as a warning to the mobile industry. "I think we will see more up-front disclosure of exactly what an App is going to collect, particularly if it is an App aimed at young kids, and I think we are also going to see more FTC enforcement action," Gibson tells us.
He says the best protection is to monitor what your kids are doing and read privacy notices on any Apps they use. AT&T even recommends parents signing a Mobile Safety Parent Agreement. "To make sure kids are not sharing pictures and locations of where they are, because you never know what type of predators are out there," Brown says.
The FTC is urging App developers to be more transparent about Apps geared toward children. It's launching an investigation to determine if the developers are violating The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. In the coming months, the FTC is planning a follow up survey to determine if any changes were made. It's also developing material to help parents better navigate App Stores.
Friday, May 17 2013 11:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:05:19 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A Mid-South family pet was taken outside of a Memphis Home Depot Store. There are new leads in the case, but still no arrests. Halyn Hunt, 14, said a 3-year-old English Bulldog named HurricaneMore >>
A Mid-South family pet was taken outside of a Memphis Home Depot Store. There are new leads in the case, but still no arrests.More >>
Click here to see how much you would take home depending on which state you bought your winning lottery ticket in. BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Millions of people try their luck on big lottery games likeMore >>
Millions of people try their luck on big lottery games like Powerball every week. We wonder what the odds actually are that you'll choose the winning combinations. WAFB's Keitha Nelson talks with an expert on numbers.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:25:58 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued a statewide AMBER Alert for a Georgia girl believed to be abducted by her father. The TBI believes they may travel through Tennessee on their wayMore >>
The 2-year-girl who was the center of a multi-state AMBER Alert was found safe at Southand Park Gaming and Racing in West Memphis Friday.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:26 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:26:32 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Memphis Fire Department is on the scene of a traffic accident at Hawkins Mill Road and New Allen Road. According to reports, two children were ejected from a vehicle and two others are missing.AMore >>
Five people were taken to the hospital after a traffic accident at Hawkins Mill Road and New Allen Road.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:53 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:53:42 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A White Station football coach resigned following allegations that he physically disciplined a player. Memphis City Schools leaders said Devin Rutherford handed in his resignation Wednesday. RutherfordMore >>
A White Station football coach resigned following allegations that he physically disciplined a player.More >>
South Korea says North Korea has fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters. Pyongyang routinely test-launches such missiles.More >>
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy...More >>