Ashley Madison offers to pay $11.2 million to hacking victims

Ashley Madison’s parent company has reached a proposed $11.2 million settlement agreement with lawyers representing victims of the cheating site’s 2015 data breach.

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Washington State University warns 1 million about stolen hard drive containing personal data

Washington State University sent letters earlier this month to 1 million people warning them they could be at risk of identity theft after a hard drive was in a locked safe that was stolen more than a month go.

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Data on nearly 200 million US voters exposed in huge GOP contractor leak

The personal details of nearly 200 million voters have been accidentally exposed in the largest U.S. leak of voter data, according to a security expert.

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Facebook fined $122M over WhatsApp privacy dispute

The European Commission fined Facebook $122 million over providing “incorrect or misleading” information relating to its WhatsApp acquisition in 2014 after the social networking giant automatically matched user accounts between the two platforms.

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Asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs hit in exactly the wrong place

Humans might never have appeared on Earth had an asteroid 66 million years ago hit a spot other than the one it did, a new BBC documentary suggests.

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Long-necked 'viper' dino is the earliest Titanosaur on record

About 160 million years ago, a gigantic, long-necked dinosaur — the earliest known titanosaur on record — swooped its lengthy neck to and fro as it foraged for a leafy meal in Jurassic-era France, a new study finds.

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Instagram Snaps Up Rivals' Users


Instagram has reached a milestone of 700 million members while enjoying the fastest-ever growth rate in the company’s history. The network has grown by more than 100 million members in the last four months. Its burgeoning growth can be credited to new features like Stories, live video and disappearing messages in Direct, the company said. “Ostensibly copied from Snapchat, the feature was significant in driving the ephemeral messaging app to an IPO,” said Zach Fuller, an analyst at Midia Research.

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North Korea likely behind $81M hack at the Federal Reserve, report says

North Korea may have been behind last year’s $81 million theft of the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, according to new evidence.

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Microsoft claims 10 million ‘fans’ help it test Windows 10, but it’s sure got a funny definition of that word

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Microsoft says it’s cultivated a legion of 10 million fans with the Windows Insider program. The company’s bombastic claims to love its users don’t pass the sniff test, and its promise of actually making changes based on feedback is a joke.

The post Microsoft claims 10 million ‘fans’ help it test Windows 10, but it’s sure got a funny definition of that word appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Competition and Regulation Threaten Sharing Economy Markets


Eighty-three percent of U.S. broadband households, or more than 250 million consumers, own and use a smartphone. A recent beneficiary to this mass adoption has been the sharing economy phenomenon, which includes sharing apps such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb. These business models are augmented by real-time data including location, instant gratification, on-demand pricing, and easy payment options. Their ease and convenience have created perfect conditions for sharing economy apps to thrive.

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Dun & Bradstreet Marketing Database Exposed


A Dun & Bradstreet database, 52 GB in size and containing more than 33.6 million records with very specific details, has been exposed. Cybersecurity researcher Troy Hunt, who received the database for study, on Wednesday confirmed that the records already were organized and developed as if intended for distribution to a potential client. The database belonged to NetProspex, a firm purchased by Dun & Bradstreet in 2015 for $125 million. It apparently was compiled for the use of marketers.

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Military personnel data leaked in Dun & Bradstreet database

The huge leak of a Dun & Bradstreet database containing the details of almost 33.7 million people includes over 100,000 military personnel according to the security researcher who reported the leak.

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Scientists stumped by crocodile eggs found in dinosaur nests

Crocodiles and their ancestors have been roaming the Earth for 200 million years, rubbing shoulders (do crocodiles even have shoulders?)

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Apple's New Space Station Ready for Takeoff


Apple on Wednesday announced that its long-awaited new headquarters, anchored by a 2.8 million square foot mothership building, is near completion. Named “Apple Park,” the complex will make its official debut in April. The 175-acre campus, which falls somewhere between the Pentagon and an Olympic village in terms of size, is the fulfillment of the dream of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. It will be the new home for more than 12,000 corporate employees. It will take about six months for staff to relocate to the campus.

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SnapRoute Snags $25M With AT&T, Microsoft Backing


SnapRoute, a developer of open source networking software, announced that it has raised $25 million in Series A financing led by Norwest Venture Partners with new support from AT&T and Microsoft Ventures. SnapRoute, which was founded by CEO Jason Forrester and other former engineers from Apple, plans to use the funding to speed up the development of open source networking software for Fortune 500 firms. The company uses its software on commodity “white-box” switches and routers to create more streamlined and scalable data centers.

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Experts: Social media giants fight Trump’s anti-terror plan while providing platform for terrorists

Twitter’s $1.6 million pledge to help fight the White House’s anti-terror immigration order is just the latest case of social media companies taking on Trump, but critics say the same companies are doing next to nothing to stop dangerous radicals from using their platforms to spread hate.

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Army picks Sig Sauer's P320 handgun to replace M9 service pistol

The U.S. Army on Thursday awarded Sig Sauer a contract worth $580 million to make the next service pistol based on the company’s P320 handgun.

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Pipedrive Attracts Funds for Global Expansion


Pipedrive, a CRM manager that targets the end-user salesperson, has raised $17 million in a round of Series B funding from an investor group led by Atomico. Two of the company’s original investors, Bessemer Venture Partners and Rembrandt Ventures, participated in the new round as well. Pipedrive intends to use the funding to accelerate product development, hire additional staff, increase investment in infrastructure, and grow its ecosystem of partners. It will tap Atomico’s expertise in helping companies grow on a global scale.

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