Information Technology

A Twitter employee groomed by the Saudi government prompted 2015 state-sponsored hacking warning
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An explosive report in The New York Times this weekend sheds new light on the apparent targeting of Twitter accounts by “state-sponsored actors” three years ago. It comes in the wake of the confirmed death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Friday, two weeks after he disappeared in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi […]

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Rocket Report: Why SpaceX stays in LA, Russia moves on, buy a missile silo
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Enlarge / The Rocket Report is published weekly. (credit: Arianespace/Aurich Lawson) Welcome to Edition 1.22 of the Rocket Report! We have plenty to discuss this week, from Paul Allen’s untimely passing to the Atlas V rocket’s success as well as why SpaceX remains in Los Angeles despite California’s high taxes and regulations. We also have […]

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Facebook reportedly believes spammers were behind massive hack     – CNET
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Security breach exposed personal information for 29 million users.

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New Jersey wants to know why Florida is exempt from Trump’s offshore drilling plans
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Enlarge / Oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. There are nearly 5,000 functioning oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and 27,000 abandoned wells. (credit: Dave Walsh/VW Pics/UIG via Getty Images) This week, New Jersey’s attorney general sued the US Department of the Interior (DOI) for failing to comply with a Freedom of Information […]

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Stephen Hawking's Last Paper Is Now Online
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: When Stephen Hawking died in March at the age of 76, the world mourned a beloved and visionary scientist. But it is some consolation that Hawking’s final paper has now been published on the preprint journal ArXiv, demonstrating that even during his last days, he was still […]

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Here’s how to see if you’re among the 30 million compromised Facebook users
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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) The attackers who carried out the mass hack that Facebook disclosed two weeks ago obtained user account data belonging to as many as 30 million users, the social network said on Friday. Some of that data—including phone numbers, email addresses, birth dates, searches, location check-ins, and the types […]

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Smart High-Tech Solutions for Aging in Place
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The call came in less than an hour before the 8 a.m. shift was scheduled to start: A family emergency meant the regular caregiver for an elderly client couldn’t make her shift that day, so a replacement caregiver was needed ASAP. Homewatch CareGivers of San Juan Capistrano had to quickly send a substitute from its […]

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Facebook breach saw 15M users’ names & contact info stolen, 14M’s bios too
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Facebook has now detailed what data was scraped and stolen in the breach it revealed two weeks ago. 30 million users, not 50 million as it initially estimated, had their access tokens stolen by hackers. Users can check Facebook’s Help Center to find out if their information was accessed, and Facebook will send customized alerts to […]

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UK Uber drivers to stage 24 hour strike over pay and conditions
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A UK union that represents the interests of Uber drivers has called a 24 hour strike for tomorrow. Ride-hailing giant Uber may not be comfortable thinking of the people who do the driving on its platform as workers but, in 2016, a UK employment tribunal ruled against its classification of a group of then current […]

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