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GOP Votes To Repeal Internet Privacy Rules

29/03/2017

House Republicans voted Tuesday to repeal a set of privacy protections for Internet users that was enacted under the Obama administration. In a 215-205 vote, the measure now heads to the White House where President Trump is expected to sign it. It’s a move that will allow Internet providers to collect and sell customers’...
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Russian Spies Indicted For Massive Yahoo Hack

15/03/2017

The United States announced charges Wednesday against two Russian intelligence officers and two hackers, accusing them of a mega data breach at Yahoo that affected at least a half billion user accounts. The hack targeted the email accounts of Russian and U.S. officials, Russian journalists, and employees of financial services and other businesses, officials...
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Julian Assange: WikiLeaks To Give Details Of CIA Hacking Tools To Tech Companies

09/03/2017

Julian Assange had suggested that WikiLeaks is about to publish all of the CIA’s cyber weapons online. The organization has posted what appears to be the biggest ever leak of CIA spying secrets ever, but had previously refrained from publishing the details of the US spying agency’s weapons. Mr Assange had argued that it...
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NASA Discovers New Solar System That May Support Life

23/02/2017

NASA scientists have found seven Earth-sized planets in a nearby solar system that could potentially support life, the U.S. space agency said Wednesday. The planets, all with the potential to hold life-sustaining liquid water, are orbiting a single dwarf star about 40 light-years away. Scientists initially reported the system last year, but at that...
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Yahoo To Be Renamed Altaba, CEO Mayer To Resign [VIDEO]

10/01/2017

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will leave the company’s board after the proposed sale of the internet pioneer’s core web properties to Verizon, according to a filing Monday. Five other directors also will go. The move was not a surprise, as the new company will essentially be an investment company holding the remaining Yahoo assets,...
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Declassified Intelligence Report on Russian Hacking Released READ NOW

06/01/2017

BREAKING: The declassified intelligence report on Russian hacking released. You can READ IT HERE. The declassified public version of the Intelligence Community’s review of the election-related hacking will be released as soon as Friday afternoon. President-elect Donald Trump has yet to be briefed by intelligence leaders, which is expected to happen at around 12:30...
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Phone Appears to Explode Against Cee Lo Green’s Head [VIDEO]

17/12/2016

This video is making the rounds heavily on social media. The video appears to show Cee-Lo Green knocked to the floor after a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes in hand. Surveillance footage captured the harrowing incident. Ceelo Green collapses in the studio as his Samsung Phone explodes in his face. Singer CeeLo Green says...
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Yahoo Breach Raises Concerns About National Security

15/12/2016

Yahoo announced Wednesday that more than a billion user accounts could have been compromised in a 2013 hack — and among that number could be more than 150,000 U.S. government or military employees, Bloomberg reports. Criminals or foreign intelligence services could now have the names, passwords, phone numbers, birthdays, and security questions of government...
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Google Cracks Down on Fake News Sites

15/11/2016

Google will ban fake news sites from using its advertising software, The Wall Street Journal reports. The move will prohibit the placement of Google’s AdSense ads “on pages that misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about the publisher, the publisher’s content, or the primary purpose,” the company told the Journal. Websites that published deliberately false...
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GE Reached $30 Billion Deal With Baker Hughes [VIDEO]

31/10/2016

General Electric Co (GE.N), banking on a recovery in oil prices, said on Monday it would merge its oil and gas business with No. 3 oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Inc (BHI.N). GE will own 62.5 percent of the new company, which will have combined revenue of $32 billion, while Baker Hughes shareholders will...
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DDoS Cyber Attack Takes Out Netflix, Spotify on East Coast

21/10/2016

Internet users on the east coast of the United States felt the burn Friday morning after a large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, an internet performance service company. The attack made it difficult for users to access popular sites like Spotify, Netflix, Twitter, Amazon, and Reddit, starting around 7:10 a.m. ET....
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Obama: We’re Going to Mars by 2030s

11/10/2016

President Obama on Tuesday announced the U.S. has partnered with private firms in the goal of sending humans to Mars by the 2030s. Obama wrote in an essay for CNN that the government’s “ultimate ambition” is to one day “remain there for an extended time.” He wrote that astronauts will be sent to the...
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Samsung Halts Production of Galaxy Note 7 [VIDEO]

11/10/2016

Samsung has now completely halted production of the Galaxy Note 7, after another spate of fires and explosions were reported involving replacement models the company issued to customers. On Monday, Samsung initially told buyers to stop using the smartphones and to turn them off while it looked into the safety concerns; early Tuesday, that...
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Google Released Pixel, Pixel XL Phones

04/10/2016

Google has just confirmed its Pixel smartphone, available in 5- and 5.5in versions as the Pixel and Pixel XL. Headline features include the new Google Assistant, which allows for natural dialogue between Google and a user to get the information they need, a 12.3Mp camera that has won the highest ever rating from DXOMark...
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Rosetta Spacecraft Safely Lands on Comet [VIDEO]

30/09/2016

The first spacecraft to orbit a comet ended its mission Friday by safely landing on the frozen body it had tracked or the past two years. The European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe made a confirmed landing on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at roughly 2 miles per hour before sending its final radio signal back to the...
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Democratic Party Hacked By Russians

14/09/2016

The head of the Democratic National Committee said on Tuesday the organization had been hacked by Russian state-sponsored agents who were trying to influence the U.S. presidential election, after a similar leak in July roiled the party. A link to the documents was posted on WikiLeaks’ Twitter account and attributed to alleged hacker Guccifer...
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Bayer To Buy Monsanto For $66B [VIDEO]

14/09/2016

Germany-based health and agricultural giant Bayer reached a deal to acquire seed and pesticide firm Monsanto for $66 billion in yet another jolt to a global agricultural sector that has been rocked by sluggish crop prices. Bayer said Wednesday that it agreed to pay $128 per share in cash for St. Louis-based Monsanto after...
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New iPhone Expected To Top Today’s Apple Event

07/09/2016

On Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook and other company luminaries and guests will host an event in San Francisco, and the featured product is widely expected to be a new smartphone, the iPhone 7. According to rumors, the new iPhone will have no headphone jack, may have two cameras on the back of the...
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ITT Technical Institute to Close After Government Cuts Off Funding

06/09/2016

ITT Technical Institute will cease all of its academic operations, eliminating most of its 8,000 employees effective today, after the government last month banned the for-profit college chain from enrolling new students who receive federal aid. “The actions of and sanctions from the U.S. Department of Education have forced us to cease operations,” ITT’s...
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Samsung Recalls Galaxy Note 7 Phones Over Exploding Batteries

02/09/2016

Samsung on Friday recalled its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones over a battery problem that can cause the devices to catch fire. The company has sold 2.5 million of the waterproof phones, which only made their debut on Aug. 19. Samsung said it had found 35 cases of faulty devices globally. The South Korean...
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EU: Apple Must Repay $14.5 Billion In Back Taxes To Ireland

30/08/2016

A European Union ruling Tuesday determined that Apple owes Ireland $14.5 billion in taxes and must now pay up. The amount makes the ruling the largest the organization has ever issued on a single company. Apple executives said the company will appeal the decision and believe the ruling “upended the international tax system,” CNN...
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FBI Says Hackers Breached U.S. Election Systems

29/08/2016

The FBI is sending out a warning that two local state election boards were breached by foreign hackers. This comes amid increasing concerns and a call by Donald Trump for the Russians to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails. Several news outlets are reporting that the hacking occurred in Arizona and Illinois. In a bulletin the...
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Gawker.com Shutting Down Next Week [VIDEO]

19/08/2016

Gawker.com will shut down next week, the famed gossip blog announced Thursday afternoon. The decision comes several days after Univision purchased the website and its six sister sites for $135 million, months after it lost a high-profile lawsuit filed by pro wrestler Hulk Hogan (and financed by billionaire investor Peter Thiel) and the media...
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Google Launches Video Chat App Called Duo [VIDEO]

16/08/2016

Google’s new app, Duo, is a simple video-calling service that’s available for Android and iOS today. Alongside the upcoming messaging app Allo, it’s one of two communication apps Google announced earlier this year at its I/O conference, and one of four altogether from the company.
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Verizon Buys Yahoo For 4.83 Billion [VIDEO]

25/07/2016

Verizon confirmed Monday that it had reached a deal to buy Yahoo’s land holdings and core internet operations for $4.83 billion. Yahoo was once an internet behemoth valued at as much as $125 billion. The takeover will end months of uncertainty about Yahoo’s future, which began in February with an announcement the company would...
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Juno Sends 1st Pic From Jupiter’s Orbit [VIDEO]

13/07/2016

NASA spacecraft’s Juno is officially orbiting Jupiter, the probe has sent back its first image as proof. “We’re quite pleased that we survived going through Jupiter orbit insertion,” said Candice Hansen-Koharcheck, one of the scientists responsible for the operation of the probe’s camera, known as the JunoCam. “The fact it’s a beautiful image is...
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Watch Nasa’s Juno Probe Enters Jupiter’s Orbit Today LIVE

04/07/2016

NASA’s Juno spacecraft will reach Jupiter on Monday, the three-second beep marking its arrival is expected around 11:53 p.m. EST. The craft will have traveled nearly 2 billion miles in five years. “I can tell you when that completes, you’re going to see a lot of celebration,” said Juno’s project manager, Rick Nybakken, “because...
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China Finishing Biggest Radio Telescope [VIDEO]

04/07/2016

China has put the final piece into position on what will be the world’s biggest radio telescope, which will be used to explore space and seek out extraterrestrial life. The Five Hundred Metre Aperture Spherical Telescope is cut out of the side of a mountain and is the size of 30 football fields. The...
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Tesla Autopilot Kills Its Driver [VIDEO]

01/07/2016

The first American killed by a self-driving car died when the Tesla he was operating on “autopilot” mistook a tractor trailer for a bright sky, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported. The driver, identified as 40-year-old Josh Brown, was using his Tesla Model S’s built-in system in Florida in May when the truck...
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Temporary Blindness Tied To Smartphone Use In Dark

23/06/2016

Looking at your smartphone while lying in bed at night could wreak havoc on your vision. Two women went temporarily blind from constantly checking their phones in the dark, say doctors who are now alerting others to the unusual phenomenon. The solution: Make sure to use both eyes when looking at your smartphone screen...
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