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DACA Recipients Can Apply For Renewal, Government Says

The Department of Homeland Security says it will once again accept renewal requests from recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in response to a court order.<p>"Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms …

Researchers Discover Two Major Flaws in the World’s Computers

SAN FRANCISCO — Computer security experts have discovered two major security flaws in the microprocessors inside nearly all of the world’s computers.<p>The two problems, called Meltdown and Spectre, could allow hackers to steal the entire memory contents of computers, including mobile devices, …

Information Security

Video game addiction will become a recognized mental health disorder in 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) has included “gaming disorder” in a draft of its upcoming 11th International Classification of Diseases—a book used by researchers and doctors to track and diagnose disease—describing it as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour” that may include …

​South Korea to auction 5G spectrum in June 2018

The government expects fifth-generation (5G) network to be commercialized in March 2019 and deployed nationwide by 2022.<p>South Korea will begin 5G …

SpaceX launch leaves ghostly glowing trail in the sky

People along the West Coast looked toward the heavens Friday to find a strange, morphing orb glowing in the night sky.<p>It looked like the stuff of science fiction, but it was actually the mark of a SpaceX rocket hauling a group of telecom satellites into Earth's orbit.<p>The rocket took off from the …

Space Travel

The first real 5G specification has officially been completed

A huge step forward towards actual 5G networks<p>It’s been in development for awhile, but the 3GPP — the organization that governs cellular standards — has officially signed off on the first specification for 5G (specifically, the 5G NR standard) at a meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, according to a report …

Massive leak exposes data on 123 million US households

An unsecured database contained a wide range of personal details about virtually every American household, researchers say.<p>The door to your personal data got left wide open once again.<p>Researchers revealed Tuesday that earlier this year they discovered a massive database -- containing information on …

Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can’t seem to put down is leaking electromagnetic radiation and now California has some guidance to safeguard the public.<p>The CDPH asks …

Apple Shares Fix for File Sharing Issues Following macOS High Sierra Security Update

Apple this afternoon published a new support document that walks users through repairing their file sharing options on their Macs after installing the 2017-001 Security Update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, which was released this morning.<p>Shortly after the security fix was released and users began …

MacOS High Sierra bug: blank password let anyone take control of a Mac

A serious security flaw was found in the latest version of Apple’s macOS High Sierra that could allow anyone to access locked settings on a Mac using the user name “root” and no password, and subsequently unlock the computer.<p>The security flaw, discovered a couple of weeks ago and disclosed in an …

Information Security

Use of Hand Sanitiser Can Seriously Mess With Breath Alcohol Test Results

This is important.<p>Many humans have gone way too far in their need to have squeaky clean, completely germ-free hands at all times.<p>And while …

Alcohol

The EPA has approved the release of weaponized mosquitoes in 20 US states

The US Environmental Protection Agency has given its approval for MosquitoMate, a Kentucky-based biotechnology company, to release its bacteria-infected male mosquitoes in several parts of the United States.<p>The EPA approval was first reported by Nature on Monday (Nov. 6), and confirmed by the …

Mosquitoes

Apple-Cranberry Coleslaw Recipe

This crunchy slaw is full of seasonal flavors. Start with pre-shredded green cabbage to save loads of time. This side comes together with just 10 …

Here’s how to actually remove pesticides from your fruit — including the organic ones

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Do you rinse your fruits and vegetables before eating? Water can't get rid of all those pesticides.<p>This is because some produce, like apples, soak the chemicals inside, making it impossible to wash off. Some opt for the organic ingredients but produce grown …

An Introduction to Hormones

A hormone is a specific molecule that acts as a chemical messenger in the endocrine system. Hormones are produced by specific organs and glands and …

Wellness

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

A relationship psychologist reveals what you should ask yourself before getting married

Eli Finkel, author of "The All-or-Nothing Marriage," and a professor of psychology at Northwestern University says that addressing longterm compatibility before popping — or answering — questions is a major factor in avoiding divorce down the line. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Eli Finkel:</b> …

Amazon Is Ready for the Next Generation Consumer: Your Teen

If giving your teen free rein to shop on Amazon sounds like your worst nightmare, we've got bad news for you. It's officially here.<p>Amazon introduced a new feature on Wednesday that allows parents to create accounts for their children ages 13 to 17. The teens will have separate logins but will be …

Forget stealing data — these hackers hijacked Amazon cloud accounts to mine bitcoin

A report from the security intelligence group RedLock found at least two companies which had their AWS cloud services compromised by hackers who wanted nothing more than to use the computer power to mine the cryptocurrency bitcoin. The hackers ultimately got access to Amazon's cloud servers after …

Warnings grow louder over cryptocurrency as valuations soar

Joe Kennedy, patriarch of the Kennedy clan, said he knew it was time to exit the stock market after a shoeshine boy gave him stock tips. If everyone thinks it’s time to buy, it’s time to sell, reasoned Kennedy. Then came the great crash of 1929 to prove him right. Perhaps some of that thinking …

Cryptocurrency

Disk Utility Bug in macOS High Sierra Exposes Passwords of Encrypted APFS Volumes in Plain Text [Updated]

Brazilian software developer Matheus Mariano appears to have discovered a significant Disk Utility bug that exposes the passwords of encrypted Apple File System volumes in plain text on macOS High Sierra.<p>Mariano added a new encrypted APFS volume to a container, set a password and hint, and …

Encryption

How and when to watch this year’s glorious Harvest Moon

2017 has been absolutely packed with interesting celestial events that gave skywatchers plenty of reasons to crane their necks and take in the …

Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill allowing consumers to sue banks over bogus accounts

Gov.<p>Jerry Brownsigned a bill Wednesday that protects the right of consumers to sue banks alleged to have created fraudulent accounts in their name. The legislation was prompted by the ongoingWells Fargo& Co. scandal.<p>The bill, SB 33, was authored by Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and sponsored by State …

Senator To Ex-CEO: Equifax Can't Be Trusted With Americans' Personal Data

Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith, who stepped down just last week, faced a roomful of angry senators and some tough questions at a hearing Wednesday. It was the second of three congressional hearings he is testifying in front of this week.<p>Republicans and Democrats alike are upset about the massive …

Identity Theft

Equifax And Wells Fargo Apologize To Congress; Lawmakers Not Buying It

When corporate chief executives appear before Congress, they come braced for battle, but hope for gentle treatment.<p>Tender handling is not what they got on Tuesday. Not from Republicans. Not from Democrats.<p>Not when they were representing Wells Fargo and Equifax — two huge companies that recently …

Fmr. Equifax CEO to expose chain of errors that led to breach in congressional testimony

Now-retired Equifax CEO Richard Smith will testify before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Tuesday, where he is expected to apologize for his company’s failure to fix a flaw that led to a massive data breach.<p>In prepared remarks released Monday, Smith said the company failed to identify …

Identity Theft

American Express wins dismissal of lawsuit over lost Costco contract

NEW YORK (Reuters) - American Express Co. (NYSE:AXP) has won the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing the credit card services company of defrauding shareholders about the loss in 2015 of a lucrative co-branding relationship with Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ:COST).<p>In a decision made public on Monday, …

Equifax: 2.5 million more Americans may be affected by hack

NEW YORK (AP) — Credit report company Equifax said Monday that an additional 2.5 million Americans may have been affected by the massive security breach of its systems, bringing the total to 145.5 million people who had their personal information accessed or stolen.<p>Equifax said the company it hired …

Why are smartphone chips suddenly including an AI processor?

If virtual assistants have been the breakthrough technology in this year’s smartphone software, then the AI processor is surely the equivalent on the hardware side.<p>Apple has taken to calling its latest SoC the A11 Bionic on account of its new AI “Neural Engine”. Huawei’s latest Kirin 970 boasts a …

Machine Learning

Apple is tired of relying on Intel or Qualcomm for anything

Apple already does the most end-to-end work of any company building smartphones. It has complete control over the physical design, codes all the …

IPhone 8