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Why Is Europe So Much Better at Cyber Security?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:22:00 GMT

As America grapples with the Equifax breach, Europe is already taking steps to comply strict new rules designed to make sure something like this never happens.Cybersecurity of network of connected devices and personal data security, concept on virtual interface with consultant in background


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NFL Is Back on the Big Screen — But Fans Are Watching It on Their Phones

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:07:21 GMT

With NFL season in full swing, fans should be packing into sports bars on Sundays — so why are so many streaming the game at home instead?Fans at a Boston bar react while watching the first half of the Super Bowl in 2017.Fans at a Boston bar react while watching the first half of the Super Bowl in 2017.


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Uber Loses License to Operate in London

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:59:15 GMT

The San Francisco-based company will not have its current permit renewed when it expires in eight days' time, officials said.A smartphone displays the 'Uber' mobile application which allows users to hail private-hire cars from any location.


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Facebook Says It Will Hand Russia-Linked Ads to Congress as Trump Bemoans 'Hoax'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:25:00 GMT

CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed measures the social media giant is taking to protect the integrity of future elections during a Facebook Live on Thursday.Mark Zuckerberg did a Facebook live to discuss Russian election interference and next steps to protect the integrity of the democratic process.


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What Equifax Got Wrong — but Others Get Right

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:44:00 GMT

Why are your cat pictures on Facebook better protected than your entire personal financial history on Equifax?A programer shows a sample of decrypting source code in Taipei, Taiwan on May 13, 2017.


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SEC Discloses Hackers Breached Its Filing System

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:17:00 GMT

The SEC said that it first detected the breach in 2016 but that it didn't realize the hackers may have been able to profit from it until last month.The seal of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at SEC headquarters, in Washington.The seal of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at SEC headquarters, in Washington.


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Iran-Linked Hackers Said to Be Attacking U.S. Companies

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:54:41 GMT

The cybersecurity firm FireEye says hackers sponsored by the Iranian government has targeted the petrochemical industry and military and commercial aviation.Airplane landing on runway


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A Mother's Plea: Close Loophole on Online Sex Trafficking

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:46:00 GMT

The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 has put Washington lawmakers at odds with Silicon Valley over how to adequately fight sex trafficking.Yvonne Ambrose, whose daughter was the victim of sex trafficking, testifies on Capitol HillSen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Jan. 27, 2016 in Washington.


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The Five Features You Need to Try in Apple's iOS 11

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:26:01 GMT

Apple's big software update is here, including a slew of new augmented reality apps.iOS 11 Immersive Augmented Reality : with new AR apps, users can place virtual objects in real-world scenes.iOS 11 Immersive Augmented Reality : with new AR apps, users can place virtual objects in real-world scenes.Pay and get paid right in Messages, or tell Siri to pay someone, using the credit and debit cards they have in Wallet.


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Shonda Rhimes Launches New Lifestyle Website

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:33:00 GMT

Shonda Rhimes and her team at Shondaland have partnered with Hearst and launched a new website, shondaland.com, to expand their brand in the digital space.WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 08: Producer Shonda Rhimes attends ABC's "Scandal" 100th episode celebration at Fig & Olive on April 8, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)Shonda Rhimes attends the 33rd Annual Paleyfest: "Scandal" event in Los Angeles.


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All Eyes Were on Netflix. Then Hulu Stole the Show

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:43:00 GMT

At an awards show originally created to honor television, a show that isn't even on TV took home the night's top honor.The cast and crew of "The Handmaid's Tale" accept the award for Outstanding Drama Series during the 69th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sept. 17, 2017 in Los Angeles.


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The Latest Privacy Risk: Your Face

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 22:33:22 GMT

The most public thing about you is becoming the key to unlock one of the most private things on you.Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, introduces the iPhone X during a launch event on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California.


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Amazon Rattled the TV Business. It's Just Getting Started.

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:06:00 GMT

Amazon is holding talks to supersize its video-channel business, not just in the U.S. but around the globe.Amazon's logo is displayed on computer screens.Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, speaking during the 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado on April 12, 2016.


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Facebook Halts Potential Anti-Semitic Ads Following Report

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:40:00 GMT

Facebook and Google are taking aim at advertisers by disabling their abilities to target users interested in anti-Semitic subjects and other hateful content.Facebook's website.


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Google Hit With Gender Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:24:00 GMT

Google, already under investigation over allegations of gender pay discrimination, has been hit with a lawsuit alleging that it pays women less than men.Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.


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Equifax Hackers Exploited Months-Old Flaw

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 19:21:00 GMT

It was a "hair on fire" moment in the IT world when the "Apache Struts" server bug was discovered. But at Equifax the problem went undetected for two months.The headquarters of the consumer credit rating firm Equifax in Atlanta.


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The iPhone: 3 New Features & 7 Surprising Hacks

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:35:00 GMT

The iPhone X introduces three leaps forward for cell phone technology.



Does This AI Make Me Look Gay? Study Spawns Backlash, Debate

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:28:00 GMT

Research suggesting that artificial intelligence tools could accurately predict a person's sexuality by assessing a photo is now under ethical review.Profile outline of man's head over circuit board


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A Seismic Shift in How We Use Our Phones Is Beginning

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 02:27:00 GMT

With the release of augmented reality apps, this is the start of a seismic shift in how you use your smartphone.Disney and Lucasfilm kicked off the countdown to "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" with an augmented reality surprise for Star Wars fans around the world.


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Why Apple's 10th Anniversary iPhone Is a Game Changer

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:05:00 GMT

We're getting not one, not two, but three new iPhones.Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the new iPhone X on Sept. 12.Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, introduces the iPhone 8 on Sept. 12.


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Here's What You Can Do About That Equifax Breach

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:21:00 GMT

While you may never have dealt with Equifax, it still probably has your data. Protect yourself with these tips.Equifax headquarters in Atlanta.


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Can AI Stop the Distracted Driving Menace?

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:52:00 GMT

Intelligent vehicles could take control when drivers become distracted.


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Tesla Wirelessly Reprogrammed Its Cars to Help Owners Escape Irma Faster

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:22:00 GMT

Tesla used its ability to reprogram its vehicles wirelessly to increase the amount of battery capacity a motorist in the evacuation area could access.A Tesla Model S electric car is displayed at a dealership in Seoul, South Korea on July 6.


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Massive Equifax Data Breach May Affect Half of U.S. Population

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 22:01:00 GMT

Equifax on Thursday revealed a breach that exposed 143 million people's Social Security numbers, credit cards, driver's license numbers and other private information.Equifax Inc., a consumer credit reporting agency, based in Atlanta.


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