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Uber paid hackers $100,000 to hide year-old breach of 57 million users

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:48:56 -0500

The company was legally obliged to report the breach but instead paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the information.

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The FCC revealed its plan to repeal net neutrality. It could change how we use the Internet

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:42:24 -0500

The Federal Communications Commission will vote Dec. 14 to overturn the Obama-era Open Internet or Net neutrality rules passed in 2015.

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4K TV: Should you get one this year? Here's how to decide

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:55:09 -0500

TVs are among the most advertised product during the holiday shopping season. Should you get a higher-end 4K TV this time around? We investigate.

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Facebook is still allowing discriminatory housing ads that exclude users by race

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:07:53 -0500

Last week Pro Publica says it was able to buy dozens of rental housing ads on Facebook that excluded people by race and other potentially illegal criteria.

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Why you can go over your Internet provider's data cap

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:14:51 -0500

The three major U.S. ISPs enforcing data caps will report your total use, they won’t identify which apps or sites maxed out your quota.

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Package theft hits nearly one-third of Americans. Is video surveillance the answer?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:08:08 -0500

More than half of Americans say they know someone who's had a package stolen from outside their home, and 30% say they've experienced it themselves.

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The best Black Friday deals you can get right now

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:23:38 -0500

The best deals you can get before Black Friday to jump start your holiday shopping.

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iPhone shopper's guide - which model is right for you?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:19:00 -0500

Which iPhone is for you? The SE, 6S, 7, 8 or 10? Jefferson Graham has the answers on #TalkingTech.

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Google stops secretly tracking cellular location info

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:39:02 -0500

A report by Quartz states that Android phones gather location data even when you've turned off location services. Google says that's not the case

FTC reportedly investigating TripAdvisor over removal of rape reports

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:57:32 -0500

The Federal Trade Commision is apparently investigating travel recommendation website, TripAdvisor for removing reviews that involved assault and rape at resorts on it’s site.

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Uber hack concealment raises 'huge concerns'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:48:22 -0500

UK regulator says Uber's secret $100,000 pay-off to hackers to cover up a huge breach of customer and driver data raises 'huge concerns'. Video provided by Reuters

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Q&A: Famed economist Henry Kaufman says robots are 'greatest challenge' to workers

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:00:04 -0500

Henry Kaufman, famed Wall Street economist, says workers will be replaced by technology and markets could some day be tripped up by a computer glitch.

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New ETF gives investors a way to profit from retail wreck

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:30:01 -0500

A new ETF enables investors to make money by betting on a further decline in brick-and-mortar retailers as online retailing gains dominance.

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Uber: Info from 57 million clients, drivers at risk

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:32:37 -0500

Use Uber? Your personal information might be at risk! In a public statement, Uber's CEO confirmed that information belonging to about 57 million customers and drivers was stolen by hackers.

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Disney/Pixar head John Lasseter takes leave of absence after 'missteps'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:11:01 -0500

The chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios says he's stepping down following 'painful conversations.'

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These are the best cameras of 2017

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:09:07 -0500

Looking for a new camera? These are the very best we tested this year.

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The FCC plans to roll back Net neutrality rules

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:51:18 -0500

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposed a plan that would eliminate Obama-era regulations. Video provided by Newsy

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Hands-on with Robot Turtles, a board game for kids

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:56:45 -0500

Robot Turtles is a board game for ages 4 and up that beautifully demonstrates the basics of coding.

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Odd asteroid isn't from around here, literally

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:27:40 -0500

For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered an asteroid that’s entered our solar system from interstellar space.

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Shoppers: Fake Fingerlings sold through outside sellers on Amazon,

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:05:54 -0500

Shoppers rushing to find Fingerlings, the robotic monkeys that are a hot toy this holiday season, say they've been fooled into buying fakes through outside sellers.

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Infiniti gas-engine breakthrough: Nissan luxury automotive brand reveals new tech

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:08:00 -0500

Nissan luxury brand Infiniti is claiming a breakthrough in engine technology that will allow for variable compression for the first time.

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A Foolish Take: Twitter and presidential politics

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:32:01 -0500

The social media platform has assumed a central place in the current political dialogue.

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U.S. Justice dept. sues to block AT&T bid for Time Warner

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:21:40 -0500

The U.S. Department of Justice sued AT&T on Monday to block its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc, saying the deal could raise prices for rivals and pay-TV subscribers. Video provided by Reuters

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AT&T-Time Warner would hike TV bills, says DOJ in suit to block $85 billion mega-merger

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:43:58 -0500

AT&T says it will prevail in the Department of Justice's suit to block its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner.

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The best Black Friday appliance deals of 2017

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:26:29 -0500

— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s...

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It came from outer space: Astronomers discover first asteroid from outside our solar system

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:39:43 -0500

Although he object is similar in composition to some objects in our solar system, its long shape is unlike anything found around our sun.

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Bitcoin's speculative fever makes rally in stocks look tame

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:22:35 -0500

The digital currency topped $8,000 Monday, extending its year-to-date gain to more than 750%.

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These are the best dishwashers of 2017

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:56:24 -0500

Looking for a new dishwasher? These are the very best we tested this year.

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How many social media accounts does the average person have?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:44:04 -0500

How many social media accounts do people actually have? You probably have more than you think.

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This insanely popular nugget ice machine is $50 off right now

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:52:59 -0500

Bring Sonic's cult-favorite ice into your own kitchen with FirstBuild's Opal Nugget Ice Maker on sale on Amazon for the first time.

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