Meet the US Army's new pistol

In future battles, U.S. soldiers will have a new sidearm for personal protection. The Army’s new pistol may see more action than the last thanks to a design that has great potential for offensive purposes like close quarter combat.

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NASA searches for Planetary Protection Officer to save Earth from alien contamination

Looking for a fresh career challenge? NASA is looking for a planetary protection officer to protect Earth from extraterrestrial contamination.

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US Rep Likens Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to 'Tyranny'


The United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has come under increasing fire from Republican lawmakers who now have the Trump administration to back their efforts. Long-time critic Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R.-Texas, who chairs the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, compared the bureau to a tyranny in a recent interview. Hensarling reportedly is preparing a new version of the Financial Choice Act — the Republican-led effort to repeal and replace the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act — that would include CFPB reforms.

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US Pushes Cybersecurity Acquisition Tools as Contracts Flow


Vendors of cybersecurity offerings are finding that the U.S. government is serious about improving the protection of federal IT assets. A steady stream of data protection contracts has been flowing to providers, including some notable high-value transactions during the last half of 2016. One example is a Department of Homeland Security contract, with a potential value of $395 million, for various cybersecurity protection services designed to prevent, detect, contain and eradicate cyberthreats.

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Germany Dope Slaps Facebook Over WhatsApp Data


Germany’s data protection regulator has ordered Facebook to stop collecting and storing data from WhatsApp users in the country. Facebook also must delete any data it already may have harvested from German WhatsApp users, according to Johannes Caspar, Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, who issued the order. Even though Facebook purchased WhatsApp two years ago, they are two independent companies, noted the commissioner, and WhatsApp can not share data with Facebook without first obtaining a user’s consent.

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CFPB Asserts Jurisdiction Over E-Commerce Privacy Regulation


Another federal agency has entered the arena for regulating e-commerce companies regarding the protection of consumer data. The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has closed its first and so far only privacy case with a consent agreement between itself and an online payments processor. The CFPB charged that Dwolla falsely claimed that its data security practices exceeded or surpassed industry security standards, and also misled consumers that its information was encrypted and stored securely.

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Four concealed carry guns unveiled at SHOT Show

Concerned about personal protection? For folks looking for an everyday concealed carry weapon for self-defense, a number of new choices made their debut at the annual SHOT Show this week.

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Apple grants widow access to husband's Apple ID after demanding court order

Article Image Apple’s strict data protection policies sparked debate over so-called “digital legacy” issues this week, as the company refused to supply a recently widowed Canadian woman with her late husband’s Apple ID password.

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Apple invention integrates floaties into retractable iPhone bumper

Article Image As a result of continued research into device protection technologies, Apple has developed an automated bumper system that doubles as a floatation device, protecting iPhones from drops and large bodies of water.

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Apple's iPhone 6s lineup quietly uses new gasket, silicone seals to greatly reduce water damage

Article Image Though Apple hasn’t advertised improved water damage protection for its new iPhone 6s series, the company has silently added a new perimeter gasket around the 3D Touch Retina display, as well as new silicone seals to cable connectors, that greatly enhance the device’s ability to keep liquids out.

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Meet the JLTV: Part-tank, part-ultimate off-road racing machine

Move over Humvee, there’s a new vehicle in town that combines the ballistic protection of a light tank with the off-road mobility of a Baja racer.

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Citibank Dinged $700M for Scamming Credit Card Customers


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last week ordered Citibank and its subsidiaries to pay about $700 million in relief to eligible consumers and a $35 million civil penalty for, in essence, scamming consumers into paying for unwanted credit card add-on products and services. This is the 10th action the bureau has undertaken against banks for deceiving consumers in its four years of existence.
The CFPB’s consent order names Citibank, Department Stores National Bank, and Citicorp Credit Services as the defendants.

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Judge approves $50 million settlement from Sprint for phone bill cramming

A U.S. judge has approved a $50 million settlement by Sprint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, part of a still broader settlement over allegations it billed customers for services they never wanted.

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AppleCare for Mac now covers batteries retaining less than 80% charge

In a minor change to its AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac policy on Monday, Apple is now replacing non-removable MacBook batteries that retain less than 80 percent of their original charge.

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Facebook: Video showing 'baby abuse' doesn't break our rules

Child protection groups are horrified by a video that they say shows a baby being badly mistreated—but Facebook says it doesn’t breach the site’s rules and it will not be removed.

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AppleCare+ protection for Apple Watch could reach $999 – report

Apple has yet to reveal how much it will charge to add AppleCare+ protection to its new wearable, but new screenshots that purport to show internal pricing suggest that plans will start at $59 for Apple Watch Sport and hit as much as $999 for Apple Watch Edition.



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Square Reshapes Itself for Small Businesses


Square on Monday introduced two new services for small businesses: instant deposits; and protection for disputed purchases. Square, which six years ago began offering square-shaped mobile credit card readers for smartphones and tablets, has shifted its focus away from point-of-sale operations and toward data collection. The company processes millions of credit card swipes daily. Square has faced increased competition from Amazon, First Data and PayPal, all of which provide credit card readers and accompanying services.

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CarPlay, not an Apple Car, likely catalyst of Swiss trademark filing

Apple recently extended its trademark protection in Switzerland to include automobiles, but such filings are far from new and odds are that the company is working to cover its nascent CarPlay initiative, rather than the much-ballyhooed Apple Car.



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US government to accept Apple Pay for 'many' transactions starting in September

Speaking at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection on Friday, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed that the U.S. government plans to begin accepting Apple Pay for a number of transactions, starting with admission to U.S. national parks.



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