Monthly Archives: August 2016

Half Of People Click Anything Sent To Them

Want to know why phishing continues to be one of the most common security issue? Half of the people will click on anything without thinking twice ArsTechnica reports: A study by researchers at a university in Germany found that about

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Lenovo’s ‘Yoga Book’ Laptop Is So Thin It Needs A Touchscreen Keyboard

An anonymous reader writes: At IFA in Berlin, Lenovo announced the Yoga Book, a laptop that measures in at just 0.38-inches thick, making it the thinnest laptop currently available. In order for it to retain such a slim profile, the

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Senate Committee Expected To OK Autonomous Car Bills in Michigan

Michael Wayland, and Melissa Burden, reporting for The Detroit News: Michigan legislators could vote as early as next week on sweeping autonomous vehicle bills that would allow self-driving cars on any Michigan road without a human driver behind the wheel.

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FDA Finds Flaws In Theranos’ Zika Tests

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: This past week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration mandated testing for the Zika virus at all U.S. blood centers. That juices demand for Zika-testing technology, but one company that isn’t welcome

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SETI’s ‘Strong Signal’ Came From Earth

Yesterday, it was reported that Russia has detected a strong signal around 11 GHz coming from HD164595, a star nearly identical in mass to the Sun and located about 95 light years away from Earth. Well, long story short the

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No Coding in Palo Alto? City Takes On Silicon Valley Growth

An anonymous reader writes:The birthplace of Hewlett Packard and Xerox Parc and founding place of Facebook is now considering whether to enforce a zoning regulation banning firms whose “primary business is research and development, including software coding,” according to the

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Google Search For Android Now Finds Info Hidden Inside Apps

An anonymous reader writes: First Google created a centralized place to search the web, and now Google has a centralized spot to search your Android phone. The company just announced a new feature for the Google App called In Apps.

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After Breaches At Other Services, Spotify Is Resetting Users’ Passwords

And now, Spotify is asking its users to reset their passwords. The popular music streaming service is “actively resetting a number of users’ passwords,” Motherboard reports, adding that the company is doing this because of the data breaches at other

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Samsung Delays Shipments of Galaxy Note 7 For Quality Control Testing

Samsung unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7 earlier this month. But the company is now delaying its shipments as it conducts additional quality control testing delaying its shipments as it conducts additional quality control testing. The Guardian

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SWIFT Discloses More Cyber Thefts, Pressures Banks On Security

Jim Finkle, reporting for Reuters:SWIFT, the global financial messaging system, on Tuesday disclosed new hacking attacks on its member banks as it pressured them to comply with security procedures instituted after February’s high-profile $81 million heist at Bangladesh Bank. In

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