Darren Schmiemeier

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Google, Intel, IBM outlooks to trump earnings results

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — For stocks to stem their recent bleeding, outlooks from heavy-hitters such as Google Inc., Intel Corp. and …

Low-wage workers pay the price of nickel-and-diming by employers

The continuing push for higher minimum wages across the country has much to recommend it, but the campaign shouldn't keep us from recognizing a truly insidious practice that impoverishes low-wage workers all the more. It's known as wage theft.<p>Wage theft, as documented in surveys, regulatory actions …

How We Hacked Google's Production Server and Got Paid $10K

<i>Fredrik Almroth and Mathias Karlsson are the co-founders of Detectify. This post originally appeared on the Detectify blog.</i><p>To stay on top on the latest security alerts, we often spend time on bug bounties and CTF’s. When we were discussing the challenge for the weekend, Mathias got an interesting …

Instagram Is Down (Update: It’s Back!)

RED ALERT! We are at DEFCON 1.<p>Instagram is down.<p>According to Isitdownrightnow.com and Twitter, and my iPhone, the service is down for everyone.<p>According to this service status site, Instagram has been down for about an hour. Twitter is full of hilarious jokes about Coachella.<p>Instagram has not made …

I Was Assaulted For Wearing Google Glass In The Wrong Part Of San Francisco

A colleague and I had just finished covering a march in protest of a Google employee who had recently evicted several tenants after buying and moving into a home in the area.<p>After more than an hour spent working on the story in a coffee shop, I arranged my laptop, camera, and notes in my backpack. …

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Chile Fire Toll: 12 Dead; 2,000 Homes Destroyed

VALPARAISO, Chile - Firefighters struggled for a second night early Monday to contain blazes that have killed 12 people, injured 500, destroyed 2,000 homes and forced 10,000 people to flee the densely populated hills that gave this Chilean port city its unique beauty.<p>Fires they thought were …

Ukraine Says An Officer Died In Battle With Pro-Russian Forces

A Ukrainian Security Service officer has been killed and five others wounded in the eastern city of Slovyansk, officials from Ukraine's interim government said Sunday. The casualty comes after Ukraine pledged a "very tough" response to those occupying government buildings.<p>A pro-Russian group seized …