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Heartbleed maliciously exploited to hack network with multifactor authentication
Fri, 18 April 2014 10:50 - In-the-wild VPN attack using Heartbleed underscores real-world threat of bug.
AMD loses just $20 million in first quarter 2014
Fri, 18 April 2014 10:19 - A big improvement on the $145 million loss a year ago.
High in the sky: Drones spot pot farms so criminals can rob them
Fri, 18 April 2014 08:53 - Heat from grow lights gives away growers to surveillance by would-be Omars.
Tor network’s ranks of relay servers cut because of Heartbleed bug
Thu, 17 April 2014 20:40 - To preserve security of network, Tor Project rejects hundreds of unpatched relays.
New search engine points way to buy drugs, guns
Thu, 17 April 2014 15:26 - "Grams" search engine is the latest Silk Road replacement.
Mission-critical satellite communications wide open to malicious hacking
Thu, 17 April 2014 14:13 - Weaknesses from a host of makers pose risks to military, aviation, shipping.
Release the robo-kraken: DARPA seeks bottom-dwelling ocean attack bots
Thu, 17 April 2014 13:51 - “Upward falling payloads” will launch electronic attack drones from sea floor.

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Ferry disaster captain arrested
Fri, 18 April 2014 19:13 - The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank this week leaving hundreds of people missing is arrested, along with two crew members.
US raises Ukraine pressure on Russia
Fri, 18 April 2014 18:49 - The US threatens tougher economic sanctions if Russia fails to abide by a new international deal to help de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.
Pope leads Good Friday services
Fri, 18 April 2014 16:55 - Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.
Republican shot dead in west Belfast
Fri, 18 April 2014 16:12 - A prominent dissident republican, Tommy Crossan, has been shot dead in west Belfast.
Boy in hospital with severe burns
Fri, 18 April 2014 10:52 - A seven-year-old boy is taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after an incident involving petrol left him with severe burns.
Obama signs UN envoy visa ban law
Fri, 18 April 2014 14:19 - President Barack Obama signs into law a measure that would bar entry to any UN ambassador whom the US says has engaged in "terrorist activity".
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Lifehacker

What Documents Should I Shred and What Should I Keep?
Fri, 18 April 2014 18:00 -

What Documents Should I Shred and What Should I Keep?

Dear Lifehacker,
I have a giant pile of important looking documents sitting in front of me, and I have no idea what to do with them. Some of them look pointless, but could be important. Which ones should I hold on to, and which ones should I shred?

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Reinforce Charging Cable Joints with Paracord
Fri, 18 April 2014 17:00 -

Reinforce Charging Cable Joints with Paracord

The end of your laptop or phone charging cable can take a lot of stress when you bend it to plug it in to give your gear some juice. We've shown you how to reinforce it with Sugru , but if you want something more durable, attractive, and multipurpose, try some paracord instead.

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Deadspin Nobody Has Ever Pimped A Home Run As Hard As This Guy Did | Gizmodo Clever Crook Uses Heat
Fri, 18 April 2014 16:07 -

Deadspin Nobody Has Ever Pimped A Home Run As Hard As This Guy Did | Gizmodo Clever Crook Uses Heat Vision Drone to Hunt Down Weed and Steal It | io9 Japan Unveils Its Plan To Save The Whales, By Killing Them | Kotaku A Spaceship Game That Feels a Lot Like Being in a Relationship | Kinja Popular Posts

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Hider 2 Secures and Hides Files on Your Mac
Fri, 18 April 2014 16:00 -

Hider 2 Secures and Hides Files on Your Mac

Mac: Securing your files isn't always a simple process. Hider is an app that makes the process of hiding away and encrypting files quick and easy.

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Place a Reminder of Your Long Term Financial Goals on Your Credit Card
Fri, 18 April 2014 15:30 -

Place a Reminder of Your Long Term Financial Goals on Your Credit Card

Many of our tricks to save money are designed less to solve math problems and more to trick our brains. To that end, financial blog And Then We Saved suggests placing a picture or reminder of your long-term savings goals directly on your credit card to discourage frivolous purchases.

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Exclusive: Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware
Fri, 18 April 2014 19:04 - The sportswear company has decided that only software has a future in Nike’s technology vision. That means cutting the FuelBand, including a slimmer version planned for the fall.






7 things the Mazda Skyactiv Chassis tells us about the next Miata
Fri, 18 April 2014 19:02 - We take close look at the clues and attempt to unravel the mystery of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata.
Heartbleed attack used to skip past multifactor authentication
Fri, 18 April 2014 18:57 - In one of the earliest instances of a Heartbleed attack breaking through a private corporate network, security firm Mandiant reports that a client's virtual private network session was successfully hacked.
Facebook to share ads based on location history with advertisers -- but won't say when
Fri, 18 April 2014 18:07 - With Nearby Friends, your location history is private to you and only you -- until the social network decides otherwise. Surprised? Don't be. Facebook is in the advertising business.






Samsung expert compares Apple's patented phone features to car cup holders
Fri, 18 April 2014 18:07 - An Apple study on what features drive phone sales is flawed and those features aren't the major factors influencing purchases, a Samsung expert told jurors in a patent trial between the two rivals.






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AP Top Technology News At 7:11 p.m. EDT

5 features an Amazon phone might offer
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - NEW YORK (AP) -- A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer....
US newspaper industry revenue fell 2.6 pct in 2013
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. newspaper industry revenue fell last year, as increases in circulation revenue weren't high enough to make up for shrinking demand for print advertising, an industry trade group said Friday....
White House updating online privacy policy
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain....
Aereo CEO speaks on future of company, industry
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - NEW YORK (AP) -- The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week....
Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday....

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AP Top Headlines At 9:43 p.m. EDT

Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said....
Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev....
US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely....
Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured....
From Clinton to Obama, many parallels
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same....

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ABC News: Top Stories

Captain of Sunken South Korean Ferry Arrested
Fri, 18 April 2014 18:44 - Captain of sunken South Korean ferry, 2 crew members arrested in disaster
Sherpa Guides 'Backbone' of Mount Everest Expeditions
Fri, 18 April 2014 10:49 - Twelve are dead and four are missing after an avalanche on Mount Everest, according to Nepal's Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.
Bill Clinton Aides Worried He'd Be 'Haunted By JFK's Ghost'
Fri, 18 April 2014 16:02 - New memos reveal White House advisers were wary of JFK anniversary coverage.
Suspect Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings
Fri, 18 April 2014 18:02 - The man suspected of shooting random cars as they traveled on Kansas City, Missouri, highways in recent weeks has been identified and charged with 18 felonies, authorities announced today.
Vice Principal Saved From Korea Ferry Found Hanged
Fri, 18 April 2014 09:19 - More than 300 students were on the ferry when it sank.
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