6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

CNET Update: Target hack hits 40M accounts

About Video Transcript

CNET Update: Target hack hits 40M accounts

2:51 /

Hackers steal credit and debit card data on 40 million Target shoppers, two airlines stand up against in-flight phone calls, and a Google app helps you go caroling.

-Thanks to a Grinch, Target shoppers may have to cancel their credit cards. I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your Cnet update. Hackers have stolen information on 40 million credit and debit cards from Target store shoppers. Hackers were able to get customer names, credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, and also the three-digit security code on the back of those cards. This impacts anyone who shops at a US Target store between November 27th and December 15th. Of course that's right smack in the middle of the biggest holiday shopping time, Black Friday weekend. If you shop at a Target store, you need to watch your credit card or bank statements for any unusual activity. Right now, it looks like online shoppers were spared, and Target says, the system is safe now to use your card if you go shop now. Target is working with law enforcement to hunt down the hackers. Many airlines won't bug you anymore about turning off your electronic mobile devises during take-off and landing, but you can't still make a phone call on the plain. That may change because the Federal Communications Commission is considering to allow in-flight phone calls. There is some good news for those of you that would be irritated by chatty neighbors. Both Delta and Jet Blue said that, even if the FCC allows in-flight phone calls, they won't. Both airlines said they want to keep flight quiet for customers, but customers would be allowed to text and send emails on mobile devices. For those of you with a Windows phone, there are two new Xbox media apps available. There's Xbox Video and Xbox Music Preview. These apps let you stream movies, shows, and music. It's handy for a switching viewing between devices. So, say, if you start watching a movie on your phone you could switch to the TV with the Xbox and it'll pick up where you left off. Google off and hides little tricks into its software or websites, the latest trick helps you get into the holiday spirit with Christmas carol. First, you have to open the Google search app on iOS o Android, then you launch a voice search or you can even type in the phrase, "OK Google Now, let's go caroling." In response, you'll get a list of carols along with lyrics and a bouncing ball and the song can play from your phone. It's a good activity for kids and for spreading Christmas cheer for all to hear. But is you're not the sing-a-long type, you can still get it the holiday's spirit with lots of free holiday music. Many streaming media services have stations design for the holidays. You already know about Pandora, but there are also preset Christmas stations on Slacker, Songza, and Tune In Radio. That's your tech news update and you can find more details at Cnet.com/update and be sure to follow along on twitter. For more studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
  • This is the interactive sidebar!

    Click any icon for more information as they appear--don't worry, we'll pause the video and wait for you to come back.

  • Links Polls Galleries
  • Video Review

New releases

Philips adds a 75W Replacement SlimStyle LED to its lighting lineup
2:17 November 22, 2014
This bigger, brighter version of the original SlimStyle LED looks like a strong value in its class
Play video
2015 Acura TLX V-6 Advance (CNET On Cars, Episode 54)
16:28 November 21, 2014
Acura hopes the TLX is what it will drive into the future, we explore the head-up display coming to your car soon, and check out the...
Play video
Los Angeles Auto Show 2014: CNET's editors choose their favorites
5:55 November 21, 2014
The press days are over here at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Before we head off into the Hollywood hills we took a moment to re-cap...
Play video
Watch Tony Hawk do endless 360s on a hoverboard, Ep. 184
5:36 November 21, 2014
This week on Crave, we can see sound waves. We might get to see an unexplored part of the moon. But most of all we get to see Tony...
Play video
The $199 HP Stream 11 wants to be as cloud-friendly as a Chromebook, but with Windows 8
2:18 November 21, 2014
If you keep expectations in check, this bargain-basement Windows 8 laptop has good battery life and a decent design.
Play video
Yamaha SRT-1000 gives good single-speaker surround
1:44 November 21, 2014
The Yamaha SRT-1000 sound base offers discrete looks, an astoundingly wide soundstage and plenty of features in a package that is still...
Play video
Hate ads? Pay Google to block them for you
2:50 November 21, 2014
Google is testing an ad-blocker service, Amazon may be inserting ads into streaming video, and Comcast lets you track the cable gu...
Play video
The 404 Show 1,584: Google Contributor, JFK has a drone problem, San Francisco's poo map (podcast)
30:08 November 21, 2014
We're back in the studio today! Join us for a very special episode complete with a full tour and the start of our Call of Duty: Advanced...
Play video