Hackers halt plant operations in 'watershed' cyberattack

Hackers managed to invade the safety system of an infrastructure facility in what analysts are calling a “watershed” cyberattack that stopped plant operations, according to investigators.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/14/hackers-halt-plant-operations-in-watershed-cyberattack.html

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Twitter kills off latest safety update after wave of negative feedback

Twitter is reversing a safety update aimed at combatting harassment on its site after it was criticized by users of the social platform. Twitter quickly admitted that the change was a”misstep” on its part.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/14/twitter-kills-off-latest-safety-update-after-wave-negative-feedback.html

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Personalization, Simplicity Key to Smart Home Device Adoption


Continued innovation and messaging are crucial for smart safety and security device manufacturers that want to capitalize on new opportunities in the emerging Internet of Things. Early adopters of smart devices are often drawn to the innovative design and technological gadgetry. However, mass market adoption depends on clear and compelling value propositions that appeal to the masses when they seek a solution for a personal use case. Several challenges exist to meet those demands, and new use case options will impact the smart home segment.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84259.html?rss=1

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Facebook's Safety Check feature triggered by fake news

Facebook’s Safety Check feature has been erroneously triggered in Bangkok by a wave of false social media reports about a bomb explosion that didn’t happen.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/27/facebooks-safety-check-feature-triggered-by-fake-news.html

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Exploded Galaxy Note7 seized by federal investigators

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wanted to get its hands on the Galaxy Note 7 that exploded last week on an airplane as fast as possible to investigate the incident.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/11/exploded-galaxy-note7-seized-by-federal-investigators.html

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Exploded Galaxy Note7 seized by federal investigators

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wanted to get its hands on the Galaxy Note 7 that exploded last week on an airplane as fast as possible to investigate the incident.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/11/exploded-galaxy-note7-seized-by-federal-investigators.html

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Your next car may be the most powerful computer you own

Stanley, the self-driving car that won the DARPA challenge, had racks of computers in its rear compartment
The demand for automated safety systems and autonomous driving features has created a huge appetite for extensive vision-based, AI-powered, computer systems in our cars. Maybe someday our cars will provide the processing power for our gaming rigs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/237005-your-next-car-may-be-the-most-powerful-computer-you-own?source=Computing

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Samsung Troubles Deepen Following Formal CPSC Action


The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Samsung last week announced a formal voluntary recall of about 1 million Galaxy Note7 smartphones, after the high-end flagship device was found to have overheated or caught fire in at least 92 incidents. Samsung was notified of 26 cases of people being burned by the defective smartphones and 55 cases of property damage, according to the CPSC. The recall applies to phones purchased before Sept. 15. Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics America, issued a video statement apologizing to customers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83907.html?rss=1

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Facebook activates Safety Check service after New York City explosion

Facebook has activated its Safety Check service that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe following the explosion that injured at least 29 people in New York City late Saturday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/18/facebook-activates-safety-check-feature-after-new-york-city-explosion.html

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FAA warns passengers not to use Samsung smartphone after reports of devices catching fire

U.S. aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step late Thursday of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/09/faa-warns-passengers-not-to-use-samsung-smartphone-after-reports-devices-catching-fire.html

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Nice terror attack prompts Facebook to activate Safety Check

Facebook activated its Safety Check service that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe after Thursday’s terror attack in Nice, France that killed 84 people.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/15/nice-terror-attack-prompts-facebook-to-activate-safety-check.html

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Facebook activates Safety Check service after sniper attack on Dallas police

Facebook activated its Safety Check service that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe after Thursday’s coordinated sniper attack in Dallas that killed five police officers and wounded seven more.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/08/facebook-activates-safety-check-service-after-sniper-attack-on-dallas-police.html

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Threat of fire provokes hoverboard recall

After months of warnings from the Consumer Product Safety Commission about the dangers of hoverboards, 10 companies today announced recalls of more than a half million of the devices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/06/threat-fire-provokes-hoverboard-recall.html

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Facebook activates Safety Check after Istanbul airport attack

Facebook activated its Safety Check service after three suicide bombers attacked Istanbul’s main international airport Tuesday night.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/28/facebook-activates-safety-check-after-istanbul-airport-attack.html

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