Friday, June 30, 2017

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Why NotPetya Kept Me Awake (& You Should Worry Too)

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tisiphone.net - NotPetya may not have been the most sophisticated malware ever written. However, it was exceptionally effective due to the authors’ savvy exploitation of common security misconceptions and their de...

Becoming a smart city takes more than sensors and buzzwords

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www.digitaltrends.com - Your city is dumb. The potholed streets, coin-operated parking meters, and drafty brick buildings many of us interact with every day haven’t changed much in a century. But it’s finally happening.Fr...

Data Center Design in 7 Days

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www.backblaze.com - We are pleased to announce that Backblaze is now storing some of our customers’ data in our newest data center in Phoenix. Our Sacramento facility was slated to store about 500 petabytes of data an...

ESPN Is Making A Goddamn FORTUNE Off People Who Don't Even Want The Channel

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brobible.com - Cord cutting seems to be the way of the future. Cable providers and networks are constantly hemorrhaging subscribers as millions of people cut the cord and opt for services like Netflix, Hulu Plus,...

Uncover the finer points of Windows 10 with this e-training offer [DEALS] - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Time to familiarize yourself with all that Windows 10 has to offer? Discover the secrets of this powerful operating system with The Pay What You Want: Windows 10 CPD Professional Certification Bund...

Mini-review: The 2017 MacBook could actually be your everyday laptop

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arstechnica.com - The MacBook Air has been one of Apple's most popular, most enduring laptop designs, but that wasn't always the case. When the first version of the laptop was released back in 2008, you had to pay t...

Storage company Omni now lets users share their belongings with friends

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techcrunch.com - On-demand storage startup Omniwants to make it easier for you to have access to your favorite items without them taking up space in your closet. But now the company is taking a huge step toward mak...

Instagram implements an AI system to fight mean and harassing comments

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techcrunch.com - Instagram is flipping the switch on a system that will automatically detect mean, offensive and harassing comments and make sure that people never see them. The new system is based on work that Fac...

Facebook introduces new ad metrics and promises that more are coming

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techcrunch.com - Facebook says it’s introducing a number of new measurements for businesses that buy ads and own Facebook Pages. Last year, the company admitted that it had been misreporting some metrics — individu...

Microsoft confirms Cloudyn acquisition, sources say price is between $50M and $70M

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techcrunch.com - Back in April, we began hearing that Microsoft was in the process of buyingIsraeli cloud startup Cloudyn, a company that helps customers manage their cloud billing across multiple clouds. It’s take...

Uber ATG upgrades its autonomous truck test fleet with new tech

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techcrunch.com - Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group has a new version of its testing transport truck for autonomous tech. The new model features an updated technology stack, including a 64 channel spinning LiDAR ar...

Adobe releases analytics tools for conversational AI

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techcrunch.com - It’s still hard to say if the voice controlled aluminum can will be the next smartphone or the next Segway, but either way brands are preparing. This morning Adobe launched a new set of analytics t...

Microsoft finally pulls trigger on Cloudyn deal

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techcrunch.com - Back in April, we began we began hearing that Microsoft was in the process of buyingIsraeli cloud startup Cloudyn, a company that helps customers manage their cloud billing across multiple clouds. ...

Guy Kawasaki’s The Art of Evangelism - Udemy

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www.udemy.com - Do you want to change the world like Apple? This course will explain how to use a technique called evangelism to change the hearts, minds, and actions of your customers, colleagues, and employees. ...

From Facebook to Slack, civic engagement just got a little bit easier

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news.fastcompany.com - Behind the reality-show circus of political scandals are the hidden technical and bureaucratic happenings that most affect our work and lives. To help people keep on top of them all, San Francisco ...

Uber: Discovery shows Waymo has “zero evidence,” plays blame game

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arstechnica.com - Documents filed in the Waymo v. Uber litigation yesterday laid outin the starkest terms yet where each side stands. After extraordinary amounts of discovery, Waymo hasn't found the 14,000 files its...

With iPhone, Apple showed AT&T and Verizon who’s boss

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arstechnica.com - The first iPhone changed the technology industry in a lot of ways, mostly because it was a great device that lots of people wanted to use. But looking back at the device's first decade, one of the ...

Hands-on with StarCraft Remastered ahead of its August 14 launch for $15

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arstechnica.com - SANTA MONICA, California—Before giving us a world-premiere look atStarCraft Remastered's gameplay, the franchise's holders at Blizzard rattled off a few major rules for how the game would be made. ...

June 29, 2007: Waiting at the San Francisco and Cincinnati Apple Stores on iDay

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arstechnica.com - CINCINNATI, Ohio—Everyone else is covering the iPhone line in budding metropoli (is that a word?) euch as New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago. I hear there were 50+ people in line for the iPh...

Ryzen Pro: AMD takes on Intel on the corporate desktop, with one key omission

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arstechnica.com - AMD today launched Ryzen Pro (styled "PRO" in AMD's branding, but we're not going to do that here), a series of processors designed for the corporate desktop. Close counterparts to the existing lin...

Google must alter worldwide search results, per orders from Canada’s top court

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arstechnica.com - A small Canadian firm has acquired an injunction against Google from the Supreme Court of Canada that is being called the first global de-indexing order. Equustek, aVancouver-based maker of network...

Windows 10 will try to combat ransomware by locking up your data

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arstechnica.com - The latest Windows 10 build, today's 16232, contains a few new security features. In addition to the richer control over exploit mitigation that Microsoft announced earlier this week, the new build...

Car-charging company is on a tear, buying GE stations, securing investments

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arstechnica.com - Car-charging network Chargepoint announced that it would buy General Electric’s electric vehicle (EV) charging stations today for an undisclosed amount of money. Chargepointalso announced a $42 mil...

10 Myths About Docker That Stop Developers Cold

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derickbailey.com - I was discussing the growth of Docker and I kept hearing bits of information that didn’t quite seem right in my mind. “Docker is just inherently more enterprise” “it’s only tentatively working on O...

LAST CHANCE: The Gibon Font Family - A Complete Comic Book Lettering Kit - only $12!

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www.mightydeals.com - LAST CHANCE: The Gibon Font Family - A Complete Comic Book Lettering Kit - only $12! Please select... Desktop Fonts - $12 Desktop + Web Fonts - $17 Please select... Desktop Fonts - $12 Desktop + We...

Five Huge CSS Milestones - Media Temple

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mediatemple.net - This past December, CSS turned 20 years old. That’s straight from the horses mouth, and Alec rounded up a few highlights here, as well. I figured I could weigh in as well, focusing on around the la...

9 Exciting Open Source Sass Frameworks | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - Every CSS developer should know about Sass to see what it offers. This superset of CSS has revolutionized stylesheets much like jQuery revolutionized JavaScript. And alongside many CSS UI framework...

WikiLeaks Dump Reveals a Creepy CIA Location-Tracking Trick

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www.wired.com - How many people specifically know where you are right now? Some friends and family? Your coworkers, maybe? If you're using a Windows laptop or PC you could add another group to the list: the CIA. N...

I'm Marc Rogers, Hacker and Head of Information Security for Cloudflare, and This Is How I Work 

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lifehacker.com - Marc Roger’s career spans more than twenty years, including a decade managing security for the UK operator Vodafone. He’s been a CISO in South Korea and co-founded a disruptive Bay Area startup. He...

A strange new kind of ransomware is sweeping the internet

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www.vox.com - On Tuesday, Windows computers — first in Ukraine, later across Europe and the United States — began to show users a message that looked something like this: This is called ransomware, a relatively ...

How to see all the companies tracking you on Facebook — and block them

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uk.businessinsider.com - Facebook is a great utility if you want to stay in touch with friends and family, share photos, and see what other people are up to in their lives. It's free, of course, but that doesn't mean it co...

Snapchat geofilters can now be created through the app - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Personalizing geofilters is something that Snapchat users love doing, especially those that want to stamp their own personal style on it (which is probably most of the users of this app). But now t...

Twitch mobile app update brings several user requested features - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you use the social video platform Twitch, either as a content creator or as a viewer and sharer, then you probably have at one point or another wished or even requested for a feature or two from...

Shortrain lets you create train rails on your Android home screen - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The Android home screen is one of people’s favorite things about the platform because the personalization and customization is almost endless and so it lets you put useful and helpful things there ...

MicroVentures | Invest in Princeton Audio

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app.microventures.com - Music lovers used to see speakers as long-term investments, as heirlooms that could be passed down from generation to generation. While wireless technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth have revolutio...

Surprise from 2017 Loyalty Report: Member Satisfaction Drops After Loyalty Program Redemption

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loyalty360.org - While Bond Brand Loyalty’s 2017 Loyalty Report reveals that marketers are still missing opportunities to drive business results, a big surprise rose to the surface. Loyalty360 caught up with Kyle D...

Find the Customer Point of View to Ground Strategy and Build Brand Loyalty

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loyalty360.org - Starting with the customer’s point of view is the best place to build trust and brand loyalty. Jason Jercinovic, global head of marketing innovation at Havas Worldwide, talked to Loyalty360 about t...

My Home Needs That : Search Engine Dedicated to Furniture and Homeware - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Adam Pilling”, Foundert at the London – UK based start-up “MyHomeNeedsThat” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and ...

Stores.Miscake.com: A Web-Based Service for Creating Online Stores - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Miscake Stores is a service for creating online stores. It is designed both for small merchants and big resellers. Below is the full interview that we have conducted with Mrs. Richardson regarding ...

Cheekd : Mobile Dating App - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Lori Cheek”, CEO of the USA based start-up “Cheekd” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-up is al...

nspHire : Job Search App - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Rasheen Carbin”, CMO at the US based start-up “nspHire” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-up i...

Airwalk Design : Pinterest For Designers - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Daniel Schwarz';Founder & CEO of the London-based start-up “Airwalk Design”. Below, is the full interview that we have cond...

Liquid : Platform to Easily Segment and Personalize Your Apps in Real-Time - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Alexandre Vaz”,CEO at the Lisbon – Portugal based start-up “Liquid” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what yo...

SentioSearch.com: A Social Network that Connects Decision-Makers with Mentors who will Give them the Best Chance to Make Good Decisions and Minimize Regret - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - SentioSearch is a social network that connects decision-makers with mentors who will give them the best chance to make good decisions and minimize regret. “SentioSearch.com” is a social network tha...

Papadakis Konstantinos : Latest Technologies Designed by High Detailed Graphics - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Konstantinos Papadakis”, Developer and Owber of the Greece based start-up “PapadakisKonstantinos” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it ex...

Imboard : Event Discovery and Promotion App - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Dominic Smith”, CEO of the Baltimore USA-based start-up “Imboard” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your ...

Pollfish : A Survey Web Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Giannis Zaoudis';CTO of the Cyprus-based start-up “pollfishCom”. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted : 1. W...

Crowdid : E-Commerce Platform Selling Crowdfunded Products - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Ed Havens”, Founder (CMO) at the San Francisco – USA based start-up “crowdid” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do an...

10 Years Later: My Original (and Epic) Apple iPhone Review - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Ten years ago this summer, I wrote what can only be described as the most accurate, honest, and, yes, epic review of Apple’s first iPhone. Here it is. What can be written about the iPhone that hasn...

Kia Welcomes a New Hamster and It's the Littlest, Wildest, Cutest One Yet

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www.adweek.com - The Kia hamsters are back, and they’ve added a new member to the family. To introduce the brand’s new Soul Turbo vehicle, David&Goliath created a spot featuring a cute new baby hamster named Turbo....

MDC Media Partners' First Tech Chief Talks About How AI Will Soon Touch Everything We Do

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www.adweek.com - For the past several years, everyone with even a passing interest in the marketing and tech disciplineshas heard quite a bit about the coming AI wave. But how will artificial intelligence truly aff...

Adobe Is Launching AI-Powered Voice Analytics

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www.adweek.com - To better understand how peopleconsume media and marketing via voice-enabled devices, Adobe is adding voice analytics to the Adobe Analytics Cloud. Today, the company is launching a service that wi...

Reuters' Content Studio Created Its First Native Video Ad Campaign for Its Customizable News Service

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www.adweek.com - Reuters TV, the on-demand, customizable news video delivery service and app,will air sequential ads created by Reuters’ custom content studio in news packages. The campaign was created by Reuters P...

Why the Smartest Brands Are Leveraging Messaging Apps

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www.adweek.com - The application bubble has burst. A handful of years ago, any consumer brand was expected to have an app. From toys, to cola, to potato chips, a branded app was a key component to any mobile strate...

SearchCap: Canada censors Google, Voice search SEO & more on the EU antitrust

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searchengineland.com - Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. Decision is dangerous to free speech and the free flow of online information. Contrib...

Samsung to Open $380 Million Manufacturing Plant in South Carolina - Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - The company, which is based in South Korea, reportedly made the decision following the election of President Donald Trump, after “worries about protectionist policies” allegedly “put pressure on gl...

Podcast Episode 48 Why Isn't Anyone Reading My Blog?

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martineellis.com - The one where I answer a question with nine more questions (and still manage to be helpful!) Honest. Hello and welcome to episode 48 of the Creative Me podcast. Today we are answering the question,...

The 8 Core Drives of Gamification (#8): Loss & Avoidance

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yukaichou.com - (Below is a snippet of Gamification Book: Actionable Gamification – Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards.If you like this blog post, you will LOVE the book.) For a video walk-through, check out:...

Kensington K62533US Contour Balance Notebook Roller Bag in Onyx, Fits Most 15-Inch Notebooks

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bedandbreakfastreport.com - Kensington K62533US Contour Balance Notebook Roller Bag in Onyx, Fits Most 15 Inch Notebooks Rolling Laptop Bags For Women // Amazon Top Selected Kensington Contour Balance Laptop Roller Product To...

Can Your Business Benefit From Facebook Marketing?

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duracmarketing.com - Good marketing is one of the best ways to increase profits, and Facebook is one of the most cost-effective ways to promote your business. You can use the infinite power of social media to help your...

Octalysis of 8 Gamified Alarm Clock

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yukaichou.com - (This is a post by one of the very few people who hold a Level-1 Octalysis Certificate in Gamification: Average Joey. To check out their other writings, go to the StartMyQuest Blog!) Alarm clocks. ...

Retail Banks Will Spend 40% Of Their Technology Dollars On Digital Transformation - ARC

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arc.applause.com - America’s biggest banks know where they need to put their money. According to report from research firm IDC, retail banks in the United States will spend $20.2 billion on information technology in ...

Verizon wants to borrow T-Mobile and Vodafone's consumer data to take on Facebook and Google

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uk.businessinsider.com - Verizon wants to license data from its competitors to bulk up its online ad business Oath Verizon Communications wants to challenge Google and Facebook.So it's reaching out to some of its biggest r...

Why Enterprise Security Needs a New Focus

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www.darkreading.com - WannaCry appeared to be the catastrophic global cybersecurity breach we've long been expecting, but despite the damage caused, the full possible magnitude of the threat was never realized. True, th...

Egnyte Connect + Google Docs: Strengthening Productivity at Work

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www.egnyte.com - At Egnyte we are always working to be on the leading edge of innovation and collaborate closely with other technology leaders to make sure that when they release new products and features Egnyte us...

Slideshows - Dark Reading

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www.darkreading.com - With consumer and enterprise sites getting slammed with attacks, the Online Trust Alliance recently unveiled its 2017 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll to highlight those sites that engage in the bes...

IoT Vulns Draw Biggest Bug Bounty Payouts

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www.darkreading.com - Finding vulnerabilities tied to the Internet of Things (IoT) carries the potential to capture payouts that are considered among the most lucrative for bug hunters, according to reports released Wed...

Spies do spying, part 97: The CIA has a tool to track targets via Wi-Fi

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www.theregister.co.uk - The latest cache of classified intelligence documents dumped online by WikiLeaks includes files describing malware CIA apparently uses to track PCs via Wi‑Fi. The Julian Assange-led website claims ...

Decrypting the Motivations Behind NotPetya/ExPetr/GoldenEye

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www.darkreading.com - This week's massive ransomware outbreak has left security experts grappling to understand the "who" and "why" behind the attack, which mostly affected organizations in Ukraine and also reached busi...

Shadow Brokers hike prices for stolen NSA exploits, threaten to out an Uncle Sam hacker

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www.theregister.co.uk - The Shadow Brokers is once again trying to sell yet more stolen NSA cyber-weapons, raising the asking price in the process. And the gang has threatened to out one of the US spy agency's operative t...

It's the thought that counts: Illinois emits 'no location stalking' law

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www.theregister.co.uk - The US state of Illinois is about to pass a law that makes it illegal to track a phone's location without the owner's consent. The bill, dubbed the Geolocation Privacy Protection Act (HB3449), has ...

8tracks Hacked: 18 Million User Account Details Stolen

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www.tripwire.com - There’s bad news for internet music fans, as it has been revealed that the details of millions of users of the 8tracks internet radio service and music social network have been stolen by hackers. I...

How Much Does a Data Breach Cost a Business?

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www.egnyte.com - Another month goes by and another big brand is left red-faced at the center of a major hacking scandal. In the last two years, LinkedIn, Tumblr and Adult Friend Finder¹ have all been hit hard by ma...

Security bug bounty programs are a nice little earner for hackers

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www.theregister.co.uk - Some security-conscious organizations award hackers up to $900,000 a year, according to what's touted as the biggest bug bounty industry report to date. The study, commissioned by HackerOne, examin...

WikiLeaks Vault 7 – ELSA: How the CIA can use WiFi to find you...

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hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com - If anyone still has doubts that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) can track nearly anyone, anytime, anywhere, a new Vault 7 disclosure from WikiLeaks may dispel them. The CIA likely used mal...

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