Sunday February 25, 2018

Archive for the ‘Internet’ Category

Why Apple’s Tim Cook doesn’t want his nephew to use social networks

Although he runs the biggest tech company on the planet, Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook is concerned by the risk that technology poses to kids. Speaking at Harlow College in Essex, England, last week, Cook said there should be limits on the use of technology in schools, and said he doesn’t want his young nephew using social media.  More…

Uber paid man $100,000 to keep data breach secret

A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber Technologies Inc last year and was paid $100,000 by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called “bug bounty” program normally used to identify small code vulnerabilities.  More…

The most cringe-worthy holiday cards revealed

Receiving a holiday card is supposed to be a festive treat – and perhaps even a sweet reminder of just how much your loved ones are thinking of you during the holiday season. However, for some, it seems that creating a Christmas card actually serves as more of an opportunity to show off their unique sense of humor, and generally let their freak flags fly.  More…

Yahoo’s CEO testimony: Must have been Russians who hacked us

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer admitted on Capitol Hill Wednesday that the Silicon Valley giant still doesn’t understand how hackers managed to compromise the information of billions of Yahoo users. In an opening statement to the Senate Commerce Committee, Mayer apologized to Yahoo’s users and blamed “Russian agents” for the breach.  More…

Yahoo now admits every single account, 3 billion people, affected by data breach

Yahoo on Tuesday said that every single Yahoo account was affected by a data breach that took place in 2013. In 2016, Yahoo disclosed that more than one billion of about three billion accounts had likely been affected by the hack. In its disclosure Tuesday, the company said all accounts were likely victimized.  More…

Website ‘Rotten Tomatoes’ blamed for bad movie season

Box office revenue in North America totaled $3.8 billion, a 15 percent decline from the same span last year. Ready for the truly alarming part? Hollywood is blaming a website: Rotten Tomatoes. “I think it’s the destruction of our business,” Brett Ratner, the director, producer and film financier, said at a film festival this year.  More…

143 Million Social Security numbers exposed after Equifax hack

Hackers may have the names and social security numbers of 143 million Americans after a massive breach of credit-reporting agency Equifax, the company said Thursday.  More…

Boutique fat-shames woman after bad review

A woman who gave a clothing store in Florida a bad review on Facebook says the boutique publicly fat-shamed her and sent her harassing text messages in retaliation. Amanda Gifford claims her nightmare experience with Kelly Brett Boutique began when the Tallahassee store refused to exchange or refund a dress that was too small. From there, Gifford said that the situation “spiraled way out of control.”  More…

Hackers can ruin your life with just two numbers

Cybercriminals are using a simple trick to steal people’s mobile phone numbers, move them to a different carrier and use the stolen number to gain access to the victim’s other personal information, including their bank accounts. In most instances, fraudsters simply need an account number for your mobile provider and your date of birth.  More…

The fall of retailers means doomsday for malls

Better take a good look, because this may be last call for the mall. The rise of online retailing and the disenchantment of shoppers with the department store is rapidly leading to the demise of American shopping meccas. For decades, malls have been anchored by super-sized department stores occupying tens of thousands of square feet.  More…

Why this woman’s extremely boring videos still go viral

The thought of a wood-burning oven doesn’t usually get people hot under the collar. But a YouTube regular called Farm Girl has been turning up the heat with her review of a rocket stove — for two obvious reasons. The busty woman, dressed in a tight gray top, turns the dull review into something more titillating by captivating viewers.  More…

Dangerous Stunt – Video Shows Man On Dirt Bike Flying Over California Freeway

A dirt bike flies over the 60 Freeway in Riverside County. It’s a mind-boggling stunt that would make anyone do a double take. Before launching over the freeway, the rider can be seen accelerating up a dirt path carved from a hillside and then liftoff.  More…

Blake Lively claims she’s part Cherokee – Doesn’t mention if she’s related to Elizabeth Warren


Blake Lively claims that she is part Cherokee — and social media isn’t buying it. The actress is under attack after she briefly addressed her mixed heritage claims in a L’Oreal Paris ad for various skin tones, noting that she is English, German, Irish and Cherokee.  More…

Orlando nightclub shooting victims’ families sue Facebook, Twitter

Families of the victims of the Orlando gay nightclub shooting on Monday filed a federal civil suit against Twitter, Facebook and Google for allegedly providing “material support” to the Islamic State and helping to radicalize shooter Omar Mateen.  More…

Trump Tower now labeled “Dump Tower” on Google Maps

Forget the Yelp reviews. Someone figured out a new way to down grade the Trump Hotel. Trump International Hotel & Tower in New York has been renamed on Google Maps, and it’s probably not a name President-Elect Donald Trump handpicked himself.  More…