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Equifax data breach: The shocking security just got worse

Equifax data breach: The shocking security just got worse

Another Equifax portal was found to be negligent in keeping up with security protocol this week. This portal was discovered by Hold Security LLC, which found a new online portal for Equifax employees to manage credit report disputes (with personal info inside). This portal was guarded only by a single name/password digital doorway whose name and password were both "admin".

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Kodi battles trademark trolls trying to profit from free software

Kodi battles trademark trolls trying to profit from free software

Following its transformation from XMBC, the free media software now known as Kodi has caught the public's attention in a big way. Though some know it simply as that thing that can be used to pirate movies, the software has overall become a favorite among those who want a central location for all their media, one that can run on just about any device. And that's where the 'trademark trolls' come in.

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Steam banned in Malaysia over religious-themed fighting game

Steam banned in Malaysia over religious-themed fighting game

Steam was temporarily banned across the country of Malaysia on Friday after a new fighting game on the service was found to be in violation of local laws. The Malaysian government ordered a nationwide block on Steam as the game called Fight of Gods did not adhere to religious-and-racial-unity laws, and was a threat to "racial unity and harmony."

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UN proposes global drone registry for tracking UAVs around the world

UN proposes global drone registry for tracking UAVs around the world

The UN's Civil Aviation Organization has proposed a global drone registry that would have drones from all over the world registered in a single database. This would represent a massive increase over the thus far limited registries that exist in some individual countries, though each country would have to make the decision over whether it is interested in participating in this global database. Such a plan could pave the way for more uniform regulations surrounding drone usage.

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FBI tipped in Uber probe over defunct Lyft spying program

FBI tipped in Uber probe over defunct Lyft spying program

Uber is being investigated by the FBI over its defunct internal program that spied on competitor Lyft, according to sources. The program went under the moniker 'Hell' and it revolved around tracking drivers working for Lyft, the pink-themed ridesharing service that holds the distinction of being Uber's biggest competitor. The feds are investigating whether Uber's program violated any laws, the sources say.

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Amazon sued over faulty eclipse glasses after reports of eye damage

Amazon sued over faulty eclipse glasses after reports of eye damage

There was a big problem ahead of the August 21 eclipse of shady vendors peddling faulty eclipse glasses that would potentially leave viewers' open to eye damage. A week before the big celestial event, Amazon recalled some eclipse glasses over worries about their certification. Buyers were cautioned to double and triple check that their glasses were from a reputable source. Still, it goes to reason that some insufficient models were likely used during the eclipse.

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Popular YouTube to MP3 website is being shut down by RIAA

Popular YouTube to MP3 website is being shut down by RIAA

Long before YouTube Red was a thing, many casual pirates filled their MP3 players with music ripped from YouTube videos. Though the earliest methods of getting this audio were cumbersome, websites quickly appeared online that made the process as simple as providing a YouTube URL and clicking a download button. The most popular of these websites is being shut down for good.

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Yahoo can be sued over massive data breaches says judge

Yahoo can be sued over massive data breaches says judge

Bad news for Yahoo is good news for those affected by its massive data breaches: a US judge has ruled that affected users can sue the company over the risk of identity theft it caused them by failing to adequately protect their personal data. The ruling was recently made by US District Judge Lucy Koh, who said that victims of three major data breaches have standing to sue the company.

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FDA calls MDMA a breakthrough for PTSD: will legal treatments follow?

FDA calls MDMA a breakthrough for PTSD: will legal treatments follow?

The substance MDMA, best known as a party drug recreationally used by ravers, has been an unofficial (and illegal) treatment in some PTSD circles. Anecdotal reports of the drug's efficacy in helping free PTSD sufferers from their trauma have circulated for years, but conducting studies and offering official MDMA treatments in medical environments hasn't been possible. That all may be changing.

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AT&T DSL redlining hits low-income Cleveland regions says FCC complaint

AT&T DSL redlining hits low-income Cleveland regions says FCC complaint

Cleveland, like many large cities in the US, is home to neighborhoods that span the financial spectrum, ranging from wealthy to low-income and impoverished. A new complaint filed with the FCC accuses AT&T of ignoring many low-income neighborhoods within Cleveland, instead focusing on upgrading its VDSL infrastructure in wealthier regions in the city. The complaint was recently filed on behalf of three Cleveland residents.

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Samsung chief get prison time in $6.4m bribery scandal

Samsung chief get prison time in $6.4m bribery scandal

Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong has been convicted of bribery and embezzlement, and has been sentenced to five years in prison. Lee had been accused of paying out $6.4m in bribes so as to secure the support of former South Korean president Park Geun-hye and avoid government challenges to a controversial deal Samsung was making. Four other Samsung executives were implicated in the conspiracy.

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Game of Thrones episode leak results in four arrests

Game of Thrones episode leak results in four arrests

Four individuals have been arrested in India over allegedly leaking a new episode of Game of Thrones. According to a statement from local police, these individuals were in possession of official credentials that gave them access to the new episode. The group is said to have worked for an entertainment company located in Mumbai that would provide access to the episode once it aired in the country.

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