FTC Confirms Probe Into Equifax Data Breach


In a rare move, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday confirmed that it has opened an investigation into the data breach at Equifax that compromised the sensitive personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers. The FTC announcement came less than a week after Equifax revealed that an unknown party had gained access to names, addresses, Social Security Numbers and other data belonging to nearly half the U.S. population. An unknown number of Canadian and UK consumers were directly impacted by the breach as well.

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The final countdown has begun for NASA's Cassini

In less than 10 days, NASA’s heroic Cassini orbiter will make its suicidal dive into the surface of Saturn, bringing an end to a truly historic mission that has surpassed all expectations.

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WannaCry Hero Arrested on Kronos Malware Charges


In a stunning twist, U.S. authorities have arrested a British cyber-researcher credited with stopping the spread of the WannaCry ransomware virus on charges he helped develop and deploy the Kronos banking trojan that attacked financial institutions around the world in 2014. A federal grand jury in Wisconsin last month handed down a six-count indictment against Marcus Hutchins, a citizen of the UK who operated under the name “Malwaretech,” according to U.S. Attorney Gregory Haansted, who oversees the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

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DNA breakthrough: Scientists repair genes in human embryos to prevent inherited diseases

In a major scientific breakthrough, researchers have harnessed a gene-editing tool to correct a disease-causing gene mutation in human embryos, preventing the mutation from passing to future generations.

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The iPhone 8 isn't even here yet and Android owners are already switching to Apple

In a report published on Tuesday, market research firm CIRP revealed that Apple attracted more Android switchers in the most recent quarter than at any other time in the past year.

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5 insider tricks for a better Facebook experience

In many ways, Facebook has become a parallel universe. Millions of people use the app on their phones. Millions of others never think to log out. Entire businesses are run through Facebook, and some institutions use a Facebook page instead of an actual website. Though there are many methods of instant communication, Facebook users routinely use Messenger to write or call friends all over the world.

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5 hacks the pros use time and time again

In the nearly 40 years that the personal computer has been around, we’ve adapted to all kinds of platforms and devices. The everyday consumer has harnessed the internet, learned Microsoft Office and mastered the iPhone. Every year, electronics companies throw us a curveball, like an arsenal of smart TVs or the ability to send money through Facebook Messenger.

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5 hacks the pros use time and time again

In the nearly 40 years that the personal computer has been around, we’ve adapted to all kinds of platforms and devices. The everyday consumer has harnessed the internet, learned Microsoft Office and mastered the iPhone. Every year, electronics companies throw us a curveball, like an arsenal of smart TVs or the ability to send money through Facebook Messenger.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/15/5-hacks-pros-use-time-and-time-again.html

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Columbus under construction to become America's first 'smart city'

In 2016, Columbus, Ohio won the U.S. Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge and received $40 million dollars to develop smart technology in their city.

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Amazon offers Prime members more discounted phones

In exchange for the price reductions, Prime members who opt for one of these phones will have to deal with personalized offers and ads displayed on the lock screen.

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Nintendo said the Super Nintendo Classic Edition will only be sold for three months

In a statement released to another media organization, Nintendo said the upcoming Super Nintendo Classic Edition would only be available until the end of the year.

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Google is going to start helping you blocking online ads next year

In an effort to force publishers to rethink the way they deliver ads on their websites, Google will be introducing its own ad blocker in 2018.

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Can artificial intelligence help thwart ransomware?

In the future, security systems could use artificial intelligence to monitor user behavior, track activity, suggest when there may be a danger, and even mount an attack against the ransomware purveyors, effectively rendering the deadline malware client inoperable.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/18/can-artificial-intelligence-help-thwart-ransomware.html

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What Is Mixed Reality, and Can It Take Augmented Reality Mainstream?

Microsoft's Mars demo is one of the most compelling MR demos

In a quest to stand out from the crowded field of VR and AR vendors, many companies are hyping what they call Mixed Reality, a mashup of the best of both. We take a look at how they are doing and where they need to go from here.

The post What Is Mixed Reality, and Can It Take Augmented Reality Mainstream? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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China plans asteroid base for interstellar travel and mining

In an effort to mine precious metals worth potentially trillions of dollars and aid interstellar travel, China has plans to build a base on an asteroid, likely to happen “in the near future.”

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Reinventing Online Marketplaces in the Cloud


In the world of the cloud, showcasing the partner ecosystem in an online marketplace has become an imperative. Salesforce has been in the vanguard of this trend. Since its inception in 2005, the AppExchange has grown to include more than 3,000 partner solutions that augment Salesforce’s growing portfolio of cloud services. AppExchange has strengthened significantly Salesforce’s position in the marketplace by cataloging the company’s rapidly expanding ecosystem of ISV and consulting partners.

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