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Friday, January 3, 2014

‘World’s Largest Snake Found In Brazil’ Shocking Video a Facebook Scam

A viral Facebook post that’s being shared offering a “shocking video” of the “world’s largest snake found is Brazil” is nothing more than a scam that tricks users to sharing it even further. There’s not actually any video. “[SHOCKING VIDEO] … The post ‘World’s Largest Snake Found In Brazil’ Shocking Video a Facebook ... .

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Greg Wyler, a key employee leading Google's efforts to beam Internet access from satellites has abruptly left the company and is now working closely with Space Exploration Technologies and its founder Elon Musk. ... more...


Courtesy: The Wall Street Journal


Scientists can't seem to agree on what a quantum computer is. But the uncertainty hasn't deterred Google from backing a second major effort in the field. ... more...


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Data thieves leaked private pictures of some of Hollywood's top celebrities over the long weekend, raising some alarm bells about the security of what users keep in the cloud. Apple said in a statement Tuesday that its iCloud systems had not been breached; rather, the tech firm said thieves stole ... more...


Courtesy: Memphis Business Journal


The Home Depot Inc. may be the most recent retailer to have suffered a major credit card breach. Krebs on Security reported Sept. 2 a large cache of stolen data had appeared on black market sites. The breach was discovered after a new batch customer's credit cards labeled "American Sanctions" ... more...


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Netflix Inc. has struck a deal with Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. to secure streaming rights in all its territories for 'Gotham.' ... more...


Courtesy: Memphis Business Journal


The Manoa Innovation Center, Oahu’s first technology incubation center, is staying put after recently securing a new lease with its landlord, the University of Hawaii, although terms of the lease have not yet been worked out, the head of the High Technology Development Corp. told PBN on Tuesday. The Honolulu-based ... more...


Courtesy: Miami Herald


Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services. ... more...


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BEIRUT (AP) - Internet video purports to show beheading of US reporter Steven Sotloff by Islamic State group. ... more...


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App Store Official Charts for the week ending September 1, 2014: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 2. Minecraft - Pocket Edition, Mojang 3. Castle of Illusion Starring Mi..., Disney 4. Afterlight, Afterlight Collective, Inc 5. Sleep Cycle alarm clock, ... ... more...


Courtesy: The Washington Times


The United Arab Emirates and France are closing in on the nations' first defense deal involving spy satellites, but major sticking points in negotiations weren't resolved until a key issue involving the export of U.S. technology was reached. French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is expected to finalize the Falcon ... ... more...


Courtesy: The Washington Times


NEW YORK — A federal appeals court has expressed concern about the government's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records. The judges are questioning whether it could be extended to bank and credit card records as well. Questions about the scope of the program arose during arguments Tuesday before ... ... more...


Courtesy: San Jose Mercury News


Recent unauthorized disclosure of intimate images has sparked public discussion on misogyny, privacy, and potential impacts to Apple's upcoming technology releases ... more...


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DENVER (AP) - Goodwill Industries says 11 stores in southern and southwestern Colorado were affected by the theft of customers' credit card and debit card numbers. The organization said Tuesday six of the stores are in Colorado Springs and the others are in Canon City, Fountain, Grand Junction, ... ... more...


Courtesy: The Washington Times


August 28, 2014 The (Crystal Lake) Northwest Herald Our View: Good people stop bullying We approve of a new state law requiring school districts to have bullying and prevention plans in place, although it's disappointing if any Illinois school needed to be told to do that. ... ... more...


Courtesy: Fox Business


The circulation of nude photographs stolen from celebrities' online accounts has raised questions about the security of storing information over the Internet, a growing practice known as the cloud. ... more...


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