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Simple tips to avoid getting hacked - Jun. 13, 2014

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)<p>With all the recent news about government surveillance, corporate cybersecurity failures and large-scale hacks, the task of keeping yourself safe online can seem daunting.<p>There's probably no way to completely avoid the NSA if they've got you in their sights, but fortunately, …

Stalker: A creepy look at you, online

While you were having a latte and hunting for a Tinder date on your local coffee shop's open Wi-Fi, you were giving away your personal information.<p>Want to know how much? Stalker will tell you.<p>Stalker is a tool created by security firm Immunity Inc. to demonstrate the hazards of connecting to …

Cops can access your connected home data

Your lights are off and your doors are locked, but if you've got a "smart home" system, you may be offering cops a window into your house.<p>Smart home technology is the latest craze among big tech and telecom companies, which are rolling out products that allow people to remotely control things like …

Comcast is turning your home router into a public Wi-Fi hotspot

If you're a Comcast cable customer, your home's private Wi-Fi router is being turned into a public hotspot.<p>It's potentially creepy and annoying. But the upside is Internet everywhere.<p>It's been one year since Comcast (CMCSA) started its monster project to blanket residential and commercial areas …

Secret message app Wickr moves to Wall Street

In the post-Snowden world, encryption is cool. Lots of personal messaging apps want to cash in on privacy.<p>Wickr is one of them. It's a free app that offers self-destructing, encrypted messages. But its founder, Nico Sell, sees vast and untapped potential in the finance industry. To her, Wickr is …

5 online privacy tips from an ex-FBI agent

If anyone knows about cyber surveillance, it's Mary Galligan.<p>Until recently, she led the cyber and special operations team at the FBI's New York office -- the agency's largest surveillance operation. That included catching hackers like the infamous "Sabu" and using him to hunt down other …

Who gets caught in the NSA's net?

Google Glass wearers can steal your password

Remember the kid who tried to cheat off you by looking over your shoulder to copy your test answers? He's baaaack.<p>But this time he's wearing Google Glass -- and he's after your iPad PIN.<p>Cyber forensics experts at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell have developed a way to steal passwords …

Microsoft tells users to stop using strong passwords everywhere

Weak passwords have their place, argues new research from Microsoft, and they help users conserve brainpower for where it is needed<p>Users should use and reuse weak passwords for websites which don't hold valuable information, say researchers from Microsoft, overturning decades of accumulated wisdom …

Google warns iPhone users when sites use Adobe Flash

Apple has been waging a fierce war against Flash ever since the iPhone debuted without the power to run Adobe’s battery hungry, multimedia software. Finally, seven years into the battle, Google is adding another blow by flagging Flash content in mobile search results with a warning that sites might …

Apple and IBM Join Forces for Major Enterprise Push

Apple and IBM have just announced plans for a partnership that will team the two forces in a move to “transform enterprise mobility” with customized …

Nokia Lumia 635 to arrive at AT&T next week for $99

The 4G LTE-ready Windows Phone 8.1 handset will be available on the carrier's prepaid wireless service on July 25.<p>Following close behind T-Mobile, AT&T announced Tuesday it will offer the Lumia 635 beginning July 25.<p>AT&T customers can pick up the 4G LTE-ready budget handset on the carrier's prepaid …

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FiftyThree’s Paper-friendly Pencil stylus comes to Europe

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>FiftyThree, the U.S. startup that produces the designer-friendly drawing app Paper, has now brought out the accompanying …

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Tenure haters’ big delusion: Why Campbell Brown and co. are wrong about teaching

Fixing our schools doesn’t work like that Hilary Swank movie. Here’s why it’s way more complex than firing teachers<p>Talk to some educational "reformers," and fixing the problems with our educational system sounds a lot like it does in "Freedom Writers." It's your classic …

Medical marijuana’s big break: “I don’t think he ever wanted to touch this issue”

Leading reformer explains how they forced NY’s hand — and why we’ll soon have a president toking for the cameras!<p>A little more than a week ago — and to a degree of fanfare that would've been unimaginably piddling if it were as little as five years ago — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into …

Proof That One Change Can Completely Transform A Room

You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look!<p>You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look! These 11 rooms prove that one tiny thing can have an enormous impact.

Box Puts End to 'Storage Wars' With Unlimited Storage Space

Box already gave unlimited storage space to its more-expensive Enterprise plan users since 2010, so today's announcement essentially removes all storage limitations for Box's corporate clients.<p>"Storage only matters when it's a roadblock, and we're excited to make these limits a thing of the past …

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Tim Cook to employees on IBM partnership: ‘I’m really excited to see it take off’ (Memo)

Earlier today, Apple and IBM announced an expansive, long-term partnership to integrate Apple’s iOS devices into the Enterprise with big data software powered by IBM. The partnership will allow for IBM to sell iPads and iPhones to its Enterprise customers, and the duo are also working on jointly …

49ers Have No Choice but to Play Hardball with Disgruntled TE Vernon Davis

As the San Francisco 49ers prepare to try to knock the arch-rival Seattle Seahawks off their perch atop the NFC West, it's been a relatively successfully offseason.<p>The 49ers were able to lock quarterback Colin Kaepernick into a very team-friendly long-term contract extension. The 'Niners once again …

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Primark Plans US Expansion, But Will They Succeed?

<b>LONDON, United Kingdom —</b> Discount fashion chain Primark has made its mark in Europe by offering fast-changing fashion at rock-bottom prices. The …

Sling launches its smallest and cheapest Slingbox yet

The M1 adds Wi-Fi and replaces the Slingbox 350, while the Slingbox 500 gets smart TV functionality later this summer<p>Sling, the company that makes your cable or satellite service available anywhere you have an internet connection, is today announcing the Slingbox M1, its smallest and cheapest set …

Why is Jenny McCarthy out at 'The View'? She says she didn't fit in.

Why is<p>Jenny McCarthyleaving "The View"? Turns out, she doesn't fit in.<p>The talk show panelist answered that question during a sit-down interview on "The<p>Howard SternShow" on Monday.<p>McCarthy had been on "The View" for about a year following the exits of conservative<p>Elisabeth Hasselbeckand liberalJoy …

Not in my backyard: Communities protest surge of immigrant kids

In places such as Murrieta, California, and Oracle, Arizona, the message is clear: Thousands of immigrant children fleeing Central America are unwelcome in Small Town U.S.A.<p>The children, many of them arriving unaccompanied from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, have traveled up to 3,000 miles …

Britain arrests 660 suspected paedophiles during six-month operation | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Police forces across Britain have arrested 660 suspected paedophiles during a six-month covert operation to find people accessing indecent images of children online, Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Wednesday.<p>A sign is seen outside the National Crime Agency (NCA) …

Police say Kennedy intruder was seeking Katy Perry

HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) — A man accused of breaking into a home in the Kennedy compound on Cape Cod and telling authorities he was looking for singer Katy Perry has been sent to a mental health facility for evaluation.<p>James Lacroix, 53, of Mashpee, appeared in court Wednesday on a breaking and …

North Texas city rejects partial fracking ban

DENTON, Texas (AP) — The council governing a North Texas city that sits atop a large natural gas reserve rejected a bid early Wednesday that would have made it the first city in the state to ban further permitting of hydraulic fracturing in the community.<p>Denton City Council members voted down the …

Gaza conflict: 100,000 Gazans warned to leave homes as Israel steps up bombing

Israeli military drops leaflets on neighbourhoods of Zeitoun, Shejaiyi'a and Beit Lahiya urging residents to evacuate, as houses of senior Hamas leaders bombed<p>Israel escalated its offensive against Hamas on Wednesday, carrying out dozens of air strikes and warning about 100,000 Palestinians to …