Pentagon accidentally exposes web-monitoring operation

The Department of Defense accidentally exposed an intelligence-gathering operation, thanks to an online storage misconfiguration.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/20/pentagon-accidentally-exposes-web-monitoring-operation.html

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E-Commerce Provides Fertile Ground for B2B Growth


Business-to-business firms view increased online activity as an effective way to boost their growth, according to a new report from CloudCraze. Eighty-nine percent of the 400-plus B2B decision makers CloudCraze surveyed in the United States and Europe expected digital commerce would help their businesses grow. “It behooves all B2B companies to take a page from the B2C playbook and make it easier for customers to buy — if they wish — without human interaction,” suggested Rebecca Wettemann, VP of research at Nucleus Research.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84964.html?rss=1

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Intel Will Bring Additional Facilities Online to Improve Coffee Lake Shipments

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Intel is bringing new facilities online to improve Coffee Lake CPU production and bring prices down. While it’s nothing compared with GPUs, the 8th Gen chips are a bit overheated.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259272-intel-will-bring-additional-facilities-online-improve-coffee-lake-shipments?source=Computing

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Not at home? Amazon wants to come in and drop off packages

Is Amazon taking convenience a bit too far? Some customers think so after the online retail mogul announced their newest product today: “Amazon Key.”

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Google Aims to Turbocharge Online Checkout


Google on Monday rolled out an online payment service that’s designed to accelerate the online checkout process. While the new offering isn’t quite Amazon One-Click, it will eliminate many of the annoying steps that can slow down the online purchase process and often result in abandoned shopping carts. Pay with Google uses address and credit or debit card information users provide to Google to speed them through checkout. Instead of a merchant collecting that information from the customer, it’s sent behind the scenes by Google.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84905.html?rss=1

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Legal online gambling to return to the US, report says

A new report says legal online gambling may be coming back to the U.S., not from an casino magnate such as Steve Wynn or Sheldon Adelson, but rather a headphone industry executive.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/12/legal-online-gambling-to-return-to-us-report-says.html

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After Las Vegas shooting, Nevada officials go after sham websites seeking donations

The Nevada Attorney General’s office is investigating reports of fake online charities collecting donations on behalf of victims that were killed or wounded at a shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas Oct. 1st.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/10/after-las-vegas-shooting-nevada-officials-go-after-sham-websites-seeking-donations.html

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3 Timely E-Commerce Shipping Tips


Shipping has become a key part of success in the online shopping revolution. Amazon has raised consumer expectations dramatically when it comes to shipping, and etailers have been scrambling to keep up. Because changes occur on a near-daily basis in the shipping world, here are some tips for getting ahead of the game. The faster you can get your goods out the door and into your customers’ hands, the better. Consumers increasingly expect their purchases to arrive quickly, and they’re drawn to two-day, next-day and even same-day shipping offers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84856.html?rss=1

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Behind-the-Scenes Cryptocurrency Mining Discovered on Showtime Sites


Showtime Networks apparently has mined the websites of online viewers using the same Coinhive technology that The Pirate Bay recently used in a test run on its site. A subsidiary of CBS, Showtime is a premium television network that offers professional boxing, feature films, original scripted television shows like Ray Donovan and other programming. Showtime is one of several major cable networks to offer direct streaming subscriptions to viewers who prefer to watch online instead of using a cable or satellite service.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84838.html?rss=1

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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.

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5 Ways to Give E-Commerce Shopping That Personal Touch


Shopping online can feel a bit impersonal. It’s all about looking at screens and filling virtual carts, and not so much about having a rich experience. Many consumers long for just that kind of experience — one that’s similar to walking into a store, looking at products, talking with an associate, and perhaps ultimately making a purchase. This is where e-commerce personalization technologies come in, with the goal of delivering an online shopping experience that’s at least as interactive as a bricks-and-mortar one.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84784.html?rss=1

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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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Leaked code explains how the iPhone 8's 'Face ID' face recognition system works

About two weeks ago, Apple inadvertently posted online an uncensored version of its internal HomePod software, and developers had a field day with it since then.

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World Wrestling Entertainment gets toehold in China with streaming deal

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. is betting on China’s growing appetite for online video content—and its taste for melodrama.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/10/world-wrestling-entertainment-gets-toehold-in-china-with-streaming-deal.html

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The British Museum publishes the first 3D scan of the Rosetta Stone online

The British Museum in London has published the first 3D scan of the Rosetta Stone online at Sketchfab, where its hieroglyphics are accompanied by the websites new sound support feature.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/20/british-museum-publishes-first-3d-scan-rosetta-stone-online.html

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Fake Ryzen Chips Now Popping Up on Amazon, eBay

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AMD’s new Ryzen CPU is popular, but that’s got a downside — scammers are showing up online to bilk people out of their cash by relabeling cheap Celerons as AMD processors.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252674-fake-ryzen-chips-now-popping-amazon-ebay?source=Computing

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New CIA Leak Reveals Tool That Can Track Computers via Wi-Fi

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The latest CIA tool revealed online is rather straightforward — malware that tracks a device’s physical location. However, it doesn’t need GPS, just Wi-Fi.

The post New CIA Leak Reveals Tool That Can Track Computers via Wi-Fi appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/251840-new-cia-leak-reveals-tool-can-track-computer-via-wi-fi?source=Computing

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OTA Report: Consumer Services Sites More Trustworthy Than .Gov Sites


The Online Trust Alliance on Tuesday released its 2017 Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll. Among its findings: Consumer services sites have the best combined security and privacy practices. FDIC 100 banks and U.S. government sites are the least trustworthy. The number of websites that qualified for the Honor Roll reached a nine-year high. However, the audit identified an alarming three-year trend: Increasingly, sites either take privacy and security seriously and do well in the audit, or they lag behind significantly in one or more critical areas.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84629.html?rss=1

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Hovering Over Links Can Install New Malware

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Even when you think you’re being careful, clever online villains might still be able to hack you. Security firm Trend Micro says a new method of delivering malware has popped up that doesn’t require you to even click on anything.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250793-hovering-links-can-install-new-malware?source=Computing

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