New Android malware can secretly steal your credit card data, calls and texts

At this point, we assume that most savvy Android users know to be on the lookout for suspicious apps and download prompts, but even as smartphone users become more aware of the risks of downloading apps, the creators of the most vicious malware have adapted by releasing increasingly subtle Trojans that can do a great deal of damage behind the scenes without alerting the user.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/18/new-android-malware-can-secretly-steal-your-credit-card-data-calls-and-texts.html

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Florida will now allow delivery robots on sidewalks

If you see a robot delivering a package in flip flops, you know it’s from Florida.Florida is now the fourth state in the U.S. to pass a law which allows unmanned delivery robots on both sidewalks and crosswalks. The law, which goes into effect July 1, 2017, states that authorized operation “of personal delivery devices within a county or municipality [are permissible] under certain circumstances.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/27/florida-will-now-allow-delivery-robots-on-sidewalks.html

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3 WannaCry Talking Points to Win Security Buy-In


By this point, most tech practitioners — and nearly all security practitioners — know about WannaCry. In fact, you might be sick of people analyzing it, rehashing it, sharing “lessons learned” about it, and otherwise laying out suggestions — in some cases, contradictory — about what you might do differently in the future. The level of unsolicited advice can border on the annoying. That said, there is one avenue that seems to be underexplored: namely, the opportunity for frank and productive discussions with executives about security goals.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84627.html?rss=1

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Malicious web ad infecting Android phones

Savvy Internet users know not to click on strange links, but malvertising — malicious code hidden within otherwise innocuous advertisements — presents a more pernicious problem.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/08/malicious-web-ad-infecting-android-phones.html

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Tech Q&A: Card skimmers, government internet credits, watching kids' phones and more

ATM and credit card skimmers freak me out! What do they look like? How do you know if you are using a bad one?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/04/tech-q-card-skimmers-government-internet-credits-watching-kids-phones-and-more.html

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Tech Q&A: Protect your business against ransomware

With all the hacking and ransomware attacks, I would like to know how you make sure your business does not become a victim. I need to take steps now before it’s too late.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/28/tech-q-protect-your-business-against-ransomware.html

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Tech Q&A: Local weather forecasts, unsend emails, print from your phone and more

The weather app shows me general conditions. I would like to know the current and predicted weather where I am located.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/14/tech-q-local-weather-forecasts-unsend-emails-print-from-your-phone-and-more.html

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How to take control of iOS autocorrect

Oh, autocorrect! Sometimes you’re so handy. You see the word “brain” and you know I meant “Brian.” You instantly switch letters around, turning nonsense into coherent words. You complete me – or, more accurately, you complete my sentences.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/22/how-to-take-control-ios-autocorrect.html

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How to listen to everything Amazon Echo has ever heard

If you own an Amazon Echo, you probably know its strange secret: The device records a lot of what you say. Deep inside that dark tower, Echo keeps a vast trove of recordings. Your voice is preserved. Your friends’ voices are preserved. Anyone who has ever been to your house and said, “Alexa!” has contributed to its great library of human sound.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/15/how-to-listen-to-everything-amazon-echo-has-ever-heard.html

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Japan and the US are having a giant robot duel

We finally know when the giant robot duel, pitting California-based robotics company MegaBots against Japanese robotics company Suidobashi, will take place. And we don’t have too long to wait.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/10/japan-and-us-are-having-giant-robot-duel.html

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AI Confusion Widespread Among Consumers


Most people think they know what the term “artificial intelligence” means, based on the results of a survey Pegasystems released Tuesday. However, their responses suggested that they probably don’t fully understand how it’s being used today, including in the customer service realm. Researchers polled 6,000 adult consumers in the United States, the UK, the Netherlands, France and Germany. Seventy-two percent of the survey participants said they understood what was meant by “artificial intelligence.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84432.html?rss=1

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3 ways to check out your neighbors

You can live next to people for years and never get to know them. Who are they? What are they doing just beyond that picket fence? They may look normal enough, but are your children safe around them? Do they have a malevolent past?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/25/3-ways-to-check-out-your-neighbors.html

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Now we know what Microsoft’s upcoming ‘Game Mode’ for Windows 10 will do

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We now know what Microsoft’s Game Mode does, at least in part. Performance impact estimates are extremely modest.

The post Now we know what Microsoft’s upcoming ‘Game Mode’ for Windows 10 will do appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242845-now-know-microsofts-upcoming-game-mode-windows-10-will?source=Computing

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AMD’s Ryzen CPU sort of gets a release date

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We don’t know exactly when Ryzen is launching, but an AMD GDC invitation has given us a date range to work with.

The post AMD’s Ryzen CPU sort of gets a release date appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242649-amds-ryzen-sort-gets-release-date?source=Computing

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