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Fake 'Inbound Missile' Alert Sent To Every Cellphone in Hawaii
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“Somebody sent out a false emergency alert to all cell phones in Hawaii saying, ‘BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL’,” writes Slashdot reader flopwich, adding “Somebody’s had better days at work.” The Associated Press reports: In a conciliatory news conference later in the day, Hawaii officials apologized […]

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Apple says iCloud China data migration notice sent to some users in error
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 Apple says that an email sent to users with Apple IDs with locations not set to China that their iCloud data was being moved to a Chinese company’s servers was done so accidentally. The Cupertino tech giant had announced Wednesday that next month it will begin the process of moving Chinese users’ iCloud data to […]

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The Most Insane Claims From the Climate Conspiracy Manual Just Sent to Thousands of Teachers
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The Heartland Institute, America’s leading peddler of climate change denialism, is back with a new installment in its ongoing misinformation campaign. According to InsideClimate, the Koch brothers-backed think tank recently mailed a second edition of its report on the “unsettled” science of global warming to thousands… Read more…

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Black market Blackphones get sent a kill message that bricks them
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Even if it came in this retail packaging, beware of Blackphones bought from unauthorized sellers—Silent Circle is trying to disable them. (credit: Sean Gallagher) On January 16, the makers of the Blackphone 2 warned would-be customers to stay away from eBay. Silent Circle, the company behind the privacy-focused smartphone with encrypted voice services, issued an […]

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Feds say Chicago e-recycler faked tear-downs, then sent CRTs to Hong Kong
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Enlarge / EnviroGreen’s homepage. Just because a website has pictures of a lush forest doesn’t mean it represents a company that does good things for the environment. (credit: EnviroGreen) According to an indictment filed in Chicago federal court (PDF) late last week, 45-year-old Brian Brundage cut some serious corners while running his e-recycling businesses. He was arrested […]

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The most powerful camera in deep space just sent 1,000 more pics back to Earth
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Dunes dubbed Kolhar. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona It has now been nearly a decade since the HiRISE camera arrived in orbit around Mars and began taking high-resolution images of the Red Planet. Tucked aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, HiRISE has a telescope aperture of 0.5 meter, making it the most powerful camera ever sent into deep space, with a […]

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40 years ago today the US govt sent a taxpayer-funded robot to invade an alien hostile world
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Phenomenal photographic proof of planet plundering Pics  The surviving members of the Viking Mars probe team have been celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first probe to make it down onto the surface of the Red Planet, send back pictures, and perform scientific experiments.…

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NASA Sent Jupiter's Jealous Wife to Check Up on Him and His Satellites
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NASA’s Juno spacecraft made all the headlines this past Fourth of July as it successfully went into orbit around Jupiter after a five-year journey—and deservedly so. But not many people realized the significance of the name. Read more…

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Drug trafficker gets 20 years thanks to emails he never sent
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A UK man has been convicted of 20 years for drug trafficking conspiracy thanks to Yahoo emails in draft he thought were deleted, according to Motherboard. While already in jail, Russell Knaggs devised a scheme to have an accomplice write a draft emai…

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