Allison Matyus

Allison Matyus

Allison Matyus is a general news reporter at Digital Trends. She covers any and all tech news, including issues around social media and data privacy.
Allison was previously a freelance journalist for the Chicago Tribune Media Group covering local news in Chicago’s South Suburbs. She’s also written for The Idea Forge, where she covered the city's tech industry and startup landscape.
Allison spent nearly two years as a Senior Reporter at Chicago’s oldest neighborhood newspaper, The Hyde Park Herald, where she covered politics, education, real estate, retail, and development. 
Living in Chicago, Allison has her own personal wellness blog and loves to travel to national parks. 

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San Francisco is now the first city in the U.S. to ban the sale of e-cigarettes

San Francisco has become the first city in the U.S. to ban the sales of e-cigarettes in stores and online. The ban is the first of its kind in the U.S. and does not include regular cigarettes and other tobacco products, or recreational…
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FTC and authorities crack down on companies responsible for 1 billion robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and law enforcement officials announced a new crackdown against illegal robocalls on Tuesday, targeting companies responsible for over a billion of the annoying calls. 
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Instagram CEO says the app doesn’t listen to your conversations

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri told CBS News' Gail King in a recent interview that Instagram does not listen to its users, even though you may see ads related to products you were talking about with a friend, but never actually searched for.
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Uh…are smartphones really making young people grow horns?

People are getting “tech neck” from overusing their smartphones, but now there’s evidence that suggests young people might be growing actual horns because of phone use. 
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This ridiculous GE video shows just how tough troubleshooting smart bulbs can be

A video instructing customers how to get through the 11-step process to factory reset a General Electric smart bulb shows just how ridiculous fixing some connected appliances can be. You have to turn the bulb off and on again...eleven…
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A new Senate bill would fundamentally change the internet as we know it

A new bill in the U.S. Senate could cause the internet as we know it to cease to exist by holding major tech companies like Facebook or YouTube liable for anything posted on their platforms.