More than 1 million people are still using Samsung's potentially explosive Note 7

The Galaxy Note 7 has harmed people and caused tens, perhaps even hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage to users’ property.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/21/more-than-1-million-people-are-still-using-samsungs-potentially-explosive-note-7.html

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Amazon's Big Day: All for Prime, Prime for All


Amazon on Tuesday launched its second annual Prime Day promotion, offering tens of thousands of deeply discounted lightning deals for top customers and ratcheting up the e-commerce competition. Walmart and others struck back in an aggressive effort to hold onto their key customers. Prime Day had a slightly bumpy start, with Some customers reported having problems checking out purchases. Amazon tweeted acknowledgment of the issue and said that it was working to resolve it quickly.

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Hackers may have used malware to grab 33 million Twitter account credentials

Hackers are trading tens of millions of Twitter credentials on the darknet, according to LeakedSource, a search engine that trawls leaked records, warning that malware was used to grab the data from users.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/09/hackers-may-have-used-malware-to-grab-33-million-twitter-account-credentials.html

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Feds Put Big Money Into IT Innovations


The U.S. government spends tens of billions of dollars each year just to make sure that computer and data processing systems keep functioning on a day-to-day basis. With so much investment allocated for operations and maintenance of legacy systems, it makes sense that far fewer dollars are available for cutting-edge information technology investment — also known as “development, modernization and enhancement” spending.
In fact, O&M spending has been gaining, while DME investments have been shrinking.

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Banks' Arbitration Clauses May Hurt Consumers: Report


Tens of millions of American consumers use consumer financial products or services governed by predispute arbitration clauses that may put them at an unfair disadvantage, suggests a United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report released last week.
In some cases, the arbitration clauses are mandatory, meaning that either side can mandate that any dispute arising between both parties be resolved in binding arbitration, and if one side sues the other in court, the defendant can invoke the arbitration clause.

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Snapchat Hackers Could Be Prosecuted for Child Porn Offenses


Private videos and pictures shared between tens of thousands of Snapchat users — possibly as many as 200,000 — were posted online by hackers over the weekend in an episode dubbed the “Snappening.” Much of the content is sexual, including many nude photos — some possibly of minors. The hackers appear to have gone for maximum embarrassment and humiliation with this particular breach: A document also published online reportedly links many of the hacked images to user names.

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Hong Kong protesters turn to mesh networks to evade China’s censorship

The Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong, at night, with lights
The rather cramped streets of Hong Kong are currently lined with tens of thousands of people — the Umbrella Revolution. The Chinese government, as always, has blocked and censored a number of social media sites so that mainland China can’t see what’s going on in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong protesters won’t be so easily thwarted, however: They are already using a mesh networking app called FireChat, which allows the protesters to communicate freely without any kind of centralized cellular or WiFi network.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/191118-hong-kong-protesters-turn-to-mesh-networks-to-evade-chinas-censorship

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Vendors: It's a New Federal IT Procurement Ball Game


The U.S. government spends tens of billions of dollars each year on information technology — by some estimates more than $100 billion. As a result, IT is a highly visible target when the overall federal budget comes under scrutiny. Problems associated with IT operations — such as the botched launch of the Affordable Care Act — only intensify such scrutiny. Putting the Obamacare issue aside, however, many other factors have affected the way the federal government has managed and acquired IT in the past five years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81001.html?rss=1

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Minnesota school district set to roll Apple's iPad out to 40,000 students

Minnesota’s St. Paul School District is preparing to deploy tens of thousands of iPads to students in 37 schools around the city, marking another victory for Apple in education even as a similar program in Los Angeles comes under fire.



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