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Posts Tagged ‘General Interest’

Disney Apps May Have Collected, Tracked Kids’ Information

It’s not often that you read the words “Disney” and “trouble,” in the same sentence, but the company’s reputation is taking a big hit, thanks to a class-action lawsuit recently filed in ...

Microsoft Plans To Bring Broadband To Many Rural Communities

Several tech giants have plans in the works to expand the number of people who have access to broadband. Google’s plan would use a series of low-orbit satellites to beam wireless signal ...

Unsecured Voter Database May Have Leaked 198 Million US Records

Since the 2016 election, there have been lots of hard questions asked about the sanctity of US elections, with mounting conjectural evidence that there was an active attempt by nation-state actors to ...

Girl Scouts Add Cybersecurity Badge

The Girl Scouts are perhaps best known for their awesome cookies, but like their brother organization, the Boy Scouts, the girls in uniform do a lot more than just that. For the ...

Ransomware Hits Medical Devices; Security Becomes Even More Important

As much attention as the recent, worldwide “Wannacry” ransomware attack got for bringing the UK’s health system to its knees and idling factories around the globe, it had another, less noticed, but ...

MP3 To Lose License – What Does That Mean For Music?

If you’re a music fan, you’ve probably got several hundred (or more) MP3 files on your computer. It burst onto the scene while the internet was still in its formative stages and ...

Watch Your Blog Comments, Or Risk Getting Flagged

If you participate in blog conversations, then you’ve probably heard of Disqus. It’s the largest and most well-known blog commenting software on the web today, used by a variety of news media ...

New Bill Would Let You Hack A Hacker Back

Should it be legal to hack a hacker who is intent on attacking you? It’s an interesting, touchy debate, with powerful opinions on both sides. On the one hand, hacking is universally ...

Music Festival Coachella Attendee List Hacked, Including Passwords

If you’re a music lover and you’ve been to the website of the annual California music festival Coachella, then you are at risk. The entire Coachella database was recently found for sale ...

IRS Looking To Tax BitCoin Users

In 2014, the IRS put BitCoin users on notice. They were informed that they had to report all BitCoin gains on their taxes. The Federal Agency considers them to be property, and ...