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Congressman to FCC: Fix phone network flaw that allows eavesdropping
Sat, 27 August 2016 03:00 - SS7 weakness, leak of phone numbers could let hackers spy on "half of Congress."
AT&T explains why it sometimes delays Google Fiber access to poles
Sat, 27 August 2016 00:05 - Google Fiber can’t always access AT&T utility poles despite US-wide agreement.
Kindle crashes and broken PowerShell: Something isn’t right with Windows 10 testing
Fri, 26 August 2016 23:39 - PowerShell has also been been broken by a patch, though that should be fixed next week.
Alphabet CEO ordered Google Fiber to downsize, report claims
Fri, 26 August 2016 04:47 - Google Fiber is reportedly well short of goal to get 5 million subscribers.
Actively exploited iOS flaws that hijack iPhones patched by Apple
Fri, 26 August 2016 03:10 - Jailbreak vulnerabilities allowed attackers to tap encrypted chat messages.
HTT: Building the Hyperloop with vibranium—but without funding or wages
Thu, 25 August 2016 19:15 - Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has about 700 employees, all on stock options.
HP’s Sure View screens strive to stop shoulder surfing
Thu, 25 August 2016 12:01 - Press F2 and the person next to you on the plane won't be able to read your screen.

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M20 motorway shut after lorry crash causes bridge collapse
Sun, 28 August 2016 04:00 - A footbridge collapses on the M20 motorway in Kent after it was hit by a lorry carrying a digger, on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
Italy earthquake: Mass funeral for 35 victims
Sat, 27 August 2016 21:19 - A mass funeral is held in Italy for 35 of the 290 people known to have died in the Italian earthquake on Wednesday.
Juno probe makes close pass of Jupiter
Sun, 28 August 2016 00:31 - The US space agency’s Juno probe makes its first close approach to Jupiter since going into orbit in July.
Donald Trump doctor admits writing health note in five minutes
Sat, 27 August 2016 17:30 - Dr Harold Bornstein says he quickly wrote a letter saying Donald Trump would be the "healthiest individual ever" elected president so that the candidate "would be happy".
Canadians switched at birth in second case at hospital
Sun, 28 August 2016 03:54 - Two men in a remote indigenous community in Canada find out they were switched at birth in a government-run hospital 41 years ago.
Facebook overhauls Trending feature after bias claims
Sun, 28 August 2016 00:41 - Social media giant Facebook makes its Trending feature more automated after criticism it was biased against conservative views.
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Six Useful Tips for Getting the Most Out of Meal Kit Services
Sun, 28 August 2016 06:00 -

Meal kit services, like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, and Plated, deliver meal ingredients right to your door every week. If you’re thinking of trying one out , or are already a subscriber, these tips help you get the most bang for your buck.


Ramme Is a Free, Minimal Instagram Desktop App
Sun, 28 August 2016 05:00 -

Windows/Mac/Linux: Instagram is made to be experienced on your phone, but sometimes you’ll want to take a look from you computer. Ramme does just that, offering up your Instagram feed where you can like or comment on posts.


Why You Shouldn't Be Embarrassed By Hair on Your Nipples
Sun, 28 August 2016 02:00 -

Okay, so the topic of hair growing on or around your nipples isn’t exactly a part of everyday conversation, but it’s totally normal for both dudes and ladies alike, and it’s nothing to be worried or ashamed of. Here’s why.


Use the Half-Bluff Technique to Bluff Better in Poker and Real Life
Sun, 28 August 2016 04:00 -

All the poker bosses in movies have mastered the art of the bluff, tricking their opponents into believing whatever they want. You might not be able to pull that off, but the half-bluff is easier and potentially more effective.


The Best School Snacks, According to a Nutritionist
Sun, 28 August 2016 03:00 -

Sometimes picking a snack for your child (or yourself) is more challenging than planning an actual meal. To help guide you through this culinary mine field, Bon Appetit spoke to Registered Dietitian Abby Langer about the most—and least—healthy school snacks.


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Social media's echo chamber fuels migrant backlash in Sweden, Finland - CNET
Sun, 28 August 2016 05:04 - From Facebook to the streets, isolationist ideas have gained traction in Nordic countries that have taken in high numbers of asylum seekers.
This robot is a lousy sandwich chef - CNET
Sun, 28 August 2016 03:53 - In her latest clip, robotics video-blogger Simone Giertz proves that a robot is no match for a stubborn jar of peanut butter.
Trump tweets: Fatal shooting of NBA star's cousin is reason African-Americans will vote for me - CNET
Sun, 28 August 2016 03:20 - Technically Incorrect: On Saturday, the Republican candidate offers another of his instant musings on America. Not everyone is moved.
Thrill-seeking unicyclist rides on edge of 840-foot-high chimney in Romania - CNET
Sun, 28 August 2016 02:53 - It takes someone with superhuman balance and nerves of steel to unicycle and juggle on top of a tall, crumbling structure. Meet Flaviu Cernescu.
When tech firms judge on skills alone, women land more job interviews - CNET
Sun, 28 August 2016 01:10 - An experiment with removing gender from job applications makes the case that bias influences hiring.

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Pokemon doughnuts, exercise classes tap game's popularity.
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Weeks into the "Pokemon Go" craze, demand remains strong for "Poke Ball"-shaped treats made by a high-end doughnut company, one of many businesses and organizations coming up with creative ways to lure players in their search for the elusive "pocket monsters."...
Hunting, fishing licenses on sale again in Washington
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - SEATTLE (AP) -- Hunting and fishing licenses are on sale again in Washington state, after someone hacked or attempted to hack into an outside vendor's system, exposing several million records containing the personal information of hunters and anglers throughout the Northwest....
Facebook reduces role of human editors in 'trending topics'
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook is taking new steps to reduce the role of human judgment in its "Trending Topics" feature, which drew controversy earlier this year over claims the service was suppressing conservative views....
Jones website hack reveals stars' tricky cyber landscape
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The hateful hack of comedian Leslie Jones' personal website reveals the tricky cyber landscape celebrities tread and the murky legal protections that exist for personal digital content....
Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link....

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Warning of 'war' on farmers, Trump seeks support in Iowa
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Donald Trump warned Saturday of a "war on the American farmer," telling a crowd in Iowa that rival Hillary Clinton "wants to shut down family farms" and implement anti-agriculture policies....
Nevada becomes one of Trump's big hopes for swing state win
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Russ Wheeler bears the financial scars of Nevada's lost decade, and he hopes Donald Trump can heal them....
Kurdish-led Syria forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - BEIRUT (AP) -- Backed by Turkish tanks and reports of airstrikes, Turkey-allied Syrian rebels clashed with Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria in a new escalation that further complicates the already protracted Syrian conflict....
Grief erupts in Italy as nation honors, buries quake dead
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) -- Mourners in Italy prayed, hugged, wept and even applauded as coffins carrying victims of the country's devastating earthquake passed by at a state funeral Saturday, grieving as one nation after three desperate days of trying to save as many people as possible....
Scams & waste loom as charity millions donated after Orlando
Thu, 01 January 1970 07:30 - The more than 430 fundraisers posted on the GoFundMe website after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando have exposed weaknesses inherent in these popular do-it-yourself charity campaigns: waste, questionable intentions and little oversight....

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