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No, the World Will Not End Because the FCC Repealed Obama’s Net Neutrality

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 2:30pm 12/14/2017 at 2:30pm
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The FCC has voted 3-2 along party lines to repeal the 2015 Net Neutrality rules enacted during former President Barack Obama’s administration.

You know what’s going to happen? NOTHING.

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Who’s Up For Sharing Nude Photos of Yourself with Facebook?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 4:30pm 11/11/2017 at 4:30pm
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No, this isn’t an Onion article.  Facebook has a new pilot program aimed at protecting users from having their nude bodies plastered all over Facebook . . . by requiring that you upload a photo of your nude body to Facebook.

They will then “hash” your nakedness (turn it into a unique...

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Astronomers Witness Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 16, 2017 at 3:30pm 10/16/2017 at 3:30pm
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Astronomers have witnessed the collision of neutron stars for the first time and discovered that it created gold. They have concluded that gold, platinum, and uranium are the result of these collisions. From The Wall Street Journal:

“Gold is forged in the nuclear furnace of neutron star collisions,” said astrophysicist Duncan Brown,...

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Russian Hackers Take U.S. Cyber Defense Data From NSA

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/5/2017 at 4:00pm
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Russian hackers for the Kremlin have allegedly stolen the U.S.’s cyber defense details after an NSA contractor took home classified documents and uploaded them on his home computer.

These documents provide details on how our government agencies get into “foreign computer networks” and how we defend ourselves “against cyberattacks.”

Experts believe th...

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SEC Hackers Did Access Private Information in 2016 Hack

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 2, 2017 at 3:00pm 10/2/2017 at 3:00pm
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Last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) admitted that hackers accessed its network in 2016, but assured everyone that no one anyone’s personal information.

It turns out the hackers did access at least two people’s information: names, Social Security numbers, birthdays.

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Walmart Wants to Deliver Your Groceries and Put Them Away for You

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 1:30pm 9/30/2017 at 1:30pm
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Who’s up for a Walmart delivery person in your home, putting away your groceries, when you’re not there?

That’s the latest project Walmart is working on to better compete with Amazon: “in-fridge delivery.”

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Hypocrite Government Agency Lashes Out at Equifax Over Data Collection While Continuing to Collect Data

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 5:30pm 9/28/2017 at 5:30pm
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You gotta love government agencies. They lash out when private businesses hurt consumers and yet evidence always seems to surface that they do the exact same thing, sometimes even worse.

Take the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), an agency not many know about. Dodd-Frank birthed this agency as a way to protect...

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City of Jerusalem Seeks Technology Ties With India

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/28/2017 at 2:30pm
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An initiative sponsored by the Embassy of Israel in India seeks to connect Jerusalem’s startup ecosystem with India’s technology scene. Contrary to the popular perception, Jerusalem is fast catching up with Tel Aviv as a leading technology center in the world. In 2015, TIME magazine named Jerusalem as one of the world’s...

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Equifax CEO Resigns After Huge Data Breach

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 9:33am 9/26/2017 at 9:33am
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Equifax CEO Richard Smith has resigned a few weeks after the company disclosed a massive data breach that exposed private information of almost 150 Americans. From The Wall Street Journal:

Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr., who most recently served as president of Equifax’s Asia-Pacific business, has been named interim CEO. Board member...

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DOJ Reportedly Opens Insider Trader Investigation Into Equifax Stock Sales

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 18, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/18/2017 at 2:30pm
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In July, major national credit-reporting company Equifax was hit by a cyberattack that exposed personal information of about 143 million U.S. consumers. Three executives at the company sold shares that totaled $1.8 million only a few days after the company learned of the breach.

However, Equifax didn’t reveal details about the breach...

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Israel, India to Boost Start Up Cooperation 

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11:30am 9/12/2017 at 11:30am
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India wants to strengthen ties with Israeli start ups, a visiting delegation of Indian IT companies to the Jewish State stressed. The delegation was organised by Nasscom, Indian association representing software companies, and the global consulting firm Accenture. “The Nasscom Product Council and IT consulting major Accenture plan to collaborate with Israel Innovation Authority...

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Equifax hit with class-action suits after massive data breach

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 11, 2017 at 4:00pm 9/11/2017 at 4:00pm
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Consumers potentially impacted by Equifax’s massive data breach have filed class-action law suits in two states to date: Oregon and Georgia.

The complaint filed in Oregon is seeking up to $70 billion in damages and if nothing changes, could make it the largest class-action ever filed in the U.S.

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Equifax Breach Exposes Personal Info of Half the U.S. Population

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:30am 9/8/2017 at 11:30am
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On Thursday, major national credit-reporting company Equifax revealed that a cyberattack from July exposed personal information of about 143 million U.S. consumers. The company wrote in a statement:

The information accessed primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. In addition, credit card numbers...

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Amazon Will Slash Whole Foods Prices on Monday

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 25, 2017 at 8:30am 8/25/2017 at 8:30am
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Amazon passed two major hurdles on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Whole Foods’ shareholders cleared the way for the internet giant to acquire the grocery chain.

With that out of the away, Amazon is going all in and has already announced it plans on slashing Whole Foods prices as...

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N3v$r M1^d Those Crazy Password “Rules”: Four-word Passwords Hardest To Crack

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 8:30am 8/9/2017 at 8:30am
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Back in 2003, Bill Burr wrote the primer on password development.  His definitive work recommended random characters, letters, numbers, caps, casing, etc. in a mishmosh that the user not only had to remember (or remember where they’d recorded it) but had to, per his ’03 recommendation, change each month into another...

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Disney to Remove ALL Content From Netflix to Start Own Streaming Service

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 7:00am 8/9/2017 at 7:00am
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Netflix took a major blow on Tuesday when Disney announced it will remove all of its content in 2019 to start its own streaming service. ESPN, which Disney owns, will start a streaming service in 2018. From The Hollywood Reporter:

Details of the Disney streaming service were sketchy Tuesday, with CEO Bob...

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U.S. Authorities Detain Man Who Stopped WannaCry Ransomeware

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:00am 8/4/2017 at 10:00am
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The FBI has arrested Marcus Hutchins, the British security researcher that stopped the WannaCry ransomeware attack, for allegedly being a part of a software attack on banking accounts. The Guardian reported:

According to an indictment released by the US Department of Justice on Thursday, Hutchins is accused of having helped to create,...

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