Hackers breach public school databases, send out threatening texts

Hackers sent out threatening text messages to the parents of students claiming plans for violence at their schools. Although the threats were empty, authorities closed a number of schools just to be safe.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/09/hackers-breach-public-school-databases-send-out-threatening-texts.html

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Oops! Amazon mistakenly sends out baby registry emails following glitch

Amazon mistakenly sent out emails to some of its users telling them a gift from their non-existent baby registry had been purchased.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/20/oops-amazon-mistakenly-sends-out-baby-registry-emails-following-glitch.html

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Airbnb ‘Smart Locks’ Bricked By Bad Firmware Update

Smart lock company Lockstate mistakenly sent a firmware update out to a set of “smart locks” that should never have received it, bricking the devices in the process. Expected replacement time? Between 5 – 18 days.

The post Airbnb ‘Smart Locks’ Bricked By Bad Firmware Update appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254177-internet-things-smart-locks-bricked-bad-firmware-update?source=Computing

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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.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/23/washington-state-university-warns-1-million-about-stolen-hard-drive-containing-personal-data.html

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Instagram no longer requires square photos in private messages

Private chats on Instagram are getting even more streamlined — photos can now be sent without editing, no crop required. The change also comes with in-chat link previews as Instagram continues to refine Direct.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/26/instagram-no-longer-requires-square-photos-in-private-messages.html

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Blind boy thanks Nintendo for making a video game just for him

Despite having the unfortunate handicap of being blind, a fifth-grader in Japan sent a letter to Nintendo thanking them for making the video game series “Rhythm Heaven,” allowing him to play video games.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/24/blind-boy-thanks-nintendo-for-making-video-game-just-for-him.html

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The Pentagon doesn't want its employees watching March Madness

The Pentagon has reportedly sent an email to its employees to be careful about how much streaming of the NCAA March Madness they do. Its network may not be able to handle the traffic.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/17/pentagon-doesnt-want-its-employees-watching-march-madness.html

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T-Mobile engineers in Dallas to fix 911 glitch after baby's death

T-Mobile has sent its top engineers to Dallas to fix with the city calls a life-threatening problem with its mobile phones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/16/t-mobile-engineers-in-dallas-to-fix-911-glitch-after-babys-death.html

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Yahoo is warning users over state-sponsored cookie-forging attacks

Yahoo has sent out a new warning to some users regarding allegedly state-sponsored cookie-forging attacks. It is believed that hackers were able to steal the company’s cookie source code to conduct the attacks.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/16/yahoo-is-warning-users-over-state-sponsored-cookie-forging-attacks.html

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How to hide sensitive data on your mobile device

Think of everything you do on your phone. All of the photos you’ve taken, messages you’ve sent, notes and calendar appointments. Many of those things are private, but how can you protect them from prying eyes?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/02/how-to-hide-sensitive-data-on-your-mobile-device.html

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Notable Twitter accounts hacked, posted links promoting free followers

It appears all of the tweets had been sent via Twitter Counter (@thecounter), a tool that provides statistics of Twitter usage and tracks over 14 million users and sells ad space to free followers services.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/21/notable-twitter-accounts-hacked-posted-links-promoting-free-followers.html

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Apple CEO Tim Cook sends memo to employees after Trump victory, urges unity

Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email to the tech giant’s employees urging unity Wednesday following Donald Trump’s shock victory in the Presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/10/apple-ceo-tim-cook-sends-memo-to-employees-after-trump-victory-urges-unity.html

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Wireless warning: How New York used smartphones in hunt for bombing suspect

The smartphone alert sent to New Yorkers during the hunt for bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami has thrust wireless warning systems into the spotlight.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/20/wireless-warning-how-new-york-used-smartphones-in-hunt-for-bombing-suspect.html

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