Lenovo Faces No Significant Penalty for Security-Destroying Superfish Debacle


Lenovo has settled the case brought by the FTC and 32 states over its Superfish software and the security it broke with its own lax practices. The company faces no significant penalty for its actions.

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NASA astronaut's space treasure map sparks hunt for Caribbean wrecks

Astronaut Gordon Cooper was a born explorer. He broke countless NASA space flight records, like the longest single-man space flight, a 122-hour mission. But one of his greatest achievements may not have been unveiled if it wasn’t for his willingness to share a secret he had kept for more than 40 years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/17/nasa-astronauts-space-treasure-map-sparks-hunt-for-caribbean-wrecks.html

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Air Force maglev sled breaks record at 633 mph

In the New Mexico desert last month, a rocket-powered magnetically-levitated sled broke a world record after it blasted down a track at 633 miles per hour.

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Hackers breach computer networks of prestigious US law firms

Hackers broke into the computer networks at some of the country’s most prestigious law firms, and federal investigators are exploring whether they stole confidential information for the purpose of insider trading, according to people familiar with the matter.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/03/30/hackers-breach-computer-networks-prestigious-us-law-firms.html

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Data breach affects 80,000 UC Berkeley faculty, students and alumni

A hacker broke into the University of California, Berkeley computer system holding financial data of 80,000 students, alumni, current and former employees, school officials said Friday.

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US official says '16-year-old computer nerd' behind high-profile hacks

Remember the hacker who broke into CIA Director John Brennan’s personal email as well as the accounts of other high-ranking US security officials?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/12/us-official-says-16-year-old-computer-nerd-behind-high-profile-hacks.html

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EU ruling against Belgian corporate tax breaks may set precedent for decision on Apple

Article Image The European Commission on Monday ruled that Belgium broke state aid rules by offering tax breaks to a number of multinational corporations, 35 of which will have to repay $765 million.

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Ozzie the goose gets a new 3D-printed leg

When Ozzie the goose broke his leg – which was eventually amputated at the joint — he was lucky to find a friend in animal lover Sue Burger. Burger took to South African radio station RSG to seek help for the unlucky fowl who was struggling to cope with just one leg. Enter a team of tech gurus who, after hearing Ozzie’s story, decided to get the bird a new lease on life by way of a 3D-printed prosthetic leg.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/04/07/ozzie-goose-gets-new-3d-printed-leg/

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Samsung acquires LoopPay, gears up to take on Apple Pay

Just over two months after word first broke that Samsung was considering an Apple Pay competitor, the South Korean conglomerate has reportedly acquired mobile payments startup LoopPay to bolster its efforts.

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Investigators believe JPMorgan hackers targeted other Wall Street firms

Investigators believe that the hackers who broke into J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. targeted at least 12 other financial-services companies, including Fidelity Investments, people familiar with the matter said, suggesting the cyberattack spree on Wall Street was broader than previously thought.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/10/09/investigators-believe-jpmorgan-hackers-targeted-other-wall-street-firms/

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Experimental SpaceX rocket self-detonates

A small rung on a long ladder to Mars broke on Friday, when a rocket test in Texas ended in ball of fire in the sky. The rocket self-destructed as a safety measure — a common practice in the aerospace industry.

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Supreme Court Puts Kibosh on Aereo

Aereo may be dead in the water after the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled it broke federal law by retransmitting programming without paying copyright fees. The company, which allows consumers to watch broadcast TV over the Internet, had been in long-running battles with broadcasters over the legality of its service. “Today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court is a massive setback for the American consumer,” said Aereo founder and CEO Chet Kanojia. “Today’s decision clearly states that how the technology works does not matter.”

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