Protecting your bank account in the wake of data breaches

The name “Equifax” now sends shivers down our spines. The company we trusted to handle our credit scores has become a pariah of the financial world since it allowed hackers to steal vital information from 145 million American adults.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/04/protecting-your-bank-account-in-wake-data-breaches.html

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A Farewell to AIM: AOL Instant Messenger Shutting Down in December

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After 20 years of operation, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), is finally shutting down. While it hasn’t been popular in years, the service once dominated instant messaging and shaped the clients and products that would follow.

The post A Farewell to AIM: AOL Instant Messenger Shutting Down in December appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/257119-farewell-aim-aol-instant-messenger-shutting-december?source=Computing

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Israel takes down Hezbollah drone with Patriot missile strike

The Israel Defense Forces shot down an Iranian-made drone operated by Hezbollah early Tuesday afternoon after the drone entered the demilitarized zone along the border between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights.

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Amazon's lack of income tax paid has become an 'uncomfortable question'

Amazon has shown no sign of slowing down in recent years, expanding into areas such as cloud computing, logistics and most recently, firmly entrenching itself in the $800 billion grocery market with its acquisition of Whole Foods.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/19/amazons-lack-income-tax-paid-has-become-uncomfortable-question.html

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Apple iPhone 8 event: Tech giant makes final preparations for new devices

Apple’s online store is down ahead of the anticipated launch of the tech giant’s new iPhone 8 and iPhone X devices Tuesday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/12/apple-iphone-8-event-tech-giant-makes-final-preparations-for-new-devices.html

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Facebook shut down conservative-leaning employee chat room, report says

Facebook reportedly shut down an online group created as an outlet for employees to speak anonymously last year after discussion about the 2016 election turned heated and alarmed company management, according to Business Insider.

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WannaCry virus inadvertenly helps Australian drivers avoid speeding tickets

Despite taking down more than 300,000 computers around the world in over 150 countries, affecting countless organizations, the WannaCry ransomware may have helped some unwitting Australian motorists.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/23/wannacry-virus-inadvertenly-helps-australian-drivers-avoid-speeding-tickets.html

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Intel Quietly Threatens Microsoft, Qualcomm Over x86 Emulation

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Intel isn’t taking news of Qualcomm and Microsoft’s intent to emulate x86 lying down. The CPU manufacturer has made it clear that it intends to take legal action to stop unauthorized emulation practices.

The post Intel Quietly Threatens Microsoft, Qualcomm Over x86 Emulation appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250776-intel-quietly-threatens-microsoft-qualcomm-x86-emulation?source=Computing

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Secret X-37B military spacecraft lands with sonic boom after 718 days in orbit

A classified U.S. Air Force spaceplane spent 718 days in orbit before coming down at Kennedy Space Center on May 7, causing a sonic boom that was heard across central Florida, according to Popular Mechanics.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/08/secret-x-37b-military-spacecraft-lands-with-sonic-boom-after-718-days-in-orbit.html

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Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 S to Compete With Chromebooks

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Microsoft is set to fight back with Windows 10 S. It’s a stripped down version of the platform that’s intended to be faster and more secure, but that also means tighter restrictions on apps.

The post Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 S to Compete With Chromebooks appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248670-microsoft-unveils-windows-10-s-compete-chromebooks?source=Computing

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The Grim Upward Trajectory of Mobile Fraud Risks


More than 8,600 retail locations will shut down this year, following the 5,077 that closed last year, based on data from Credit Suisse. Moreover, 2017 could surpass 2008 — the worst year for retail closures on record — when 6,163 stores shut down operations. However, unlike 2008, when overall consumer spending declined with the onset of a global recession — the worst economic downturn since the end of World War II — today’s shop killer is online commerce, notably sales made on mobile devices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84495.html?rss=1

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The best VR headsets and accessories

Whether you’re looking to lay down a couple grand for a top-of-the-line VR rig or only willing to throw-in for the price of a large pizza, there’s a VR setup out there to fit your needs.

The post The best VR headsets and accessories appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/239815-virtual-reality-holiday-gift-guide?source=Computing

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