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IRS Gives “After School Satan Club” Tax-Exempt Status in 10 Days

MARCH 16, 2017<p>Email Print Text Size<p>While the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) makes conservative groups wait years for tax-exempt status an “After …

2 jailhouse snitches, who were paid $335,000 over 4 years, spark a new law

“Puppet” and “Bouncer,” a pair of jailhouse snitches who were paid $335,000 over a four-year window for working dozens of cases in Southern …

Crime

Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft are helping Google fight an order to hand over foreign emails

Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Cisco have filed an amicus brief in support of Google, after a Pennsylvania court ruled that the company had to hand over emails stored overseas in response to an FBI warrant.<p>An amicus brief is filed by people or companies who have an interest in the case, but aren't …

Google

Research helps bring earthquake risks into focus

While scientists cannot predict earthquakes, seismologists and analysts say they're getting a clearer picture of earthquake activity.

CIA Chief: We’ll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher

More and more personal and household devices are connecting to the internet, from your television to your car navigation systems to your light …

What happens if you do not file your U.S. taxes?

NEW YORK(Reuters) - People often wonder what happens if you do not file your tax returns. Josh Kornbluth lived it.<p>For seven years in the 1990s - while he was struggling to make it as an autobiographical monologist - Kornbluth, now 57, simply neglected to file.<p>Life started to get complicated when he …

Taxes

IS CORD BLOOD STORAGE A SCAM?

IS CORD BLOOD STORAGE A SCAM?<p>Someone wrote:<p>“I tried to find out how to get this [reversing MS with stem cells] done and all the companies I called …

Medicine

Most expiration dates are wrong — here's how long your food really lasts

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• Expiration dates aren't always 100% precise.</b> <b><br>• It depends on the type of food and how you store it.<br>• Dry foods can spend a lot of time in a pantry, and freezers can make meat last longer.</b><p>The "sell by dates" on food can — and should — make you feel skeptical.<p>The shelf life for …

Food

Medical Devices Are the Next Security Nightmare

Hacked medical devices make for scary headlines. Dick Cheney ordered changes to his pacemaker to better protect it from hackers. Johnson & Johnson …

Cybersecurity

The Fed is worried about a key measure in the stock market

• <b>The Federal Reserve said January 22 it is worried about the "low level of implied volatility in equity markets"</b>• <b><br>The VIX, a gauge of market fearfulness, has been bouncing around at historic lows</b>• <b><br>That seems at odds with the "considerable uncertainty" the Fed expects in US policy</b><p>The Federal Reserve is …

Wall Street

Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud, and Deception to Keep You Misinformed

Shared via Kindle. Description: Liars—Al Gore, the United Nations, the New York Times. The global warming lobby, relentless in its push for bigger …

PSA: These are the passwords you need to change thanks to CloudBleed

A CloudFlare leak probably doesn’t mean much to most internet users. It should.<p>Over 5.5 million websites use CloudFlare, and chances are you’re using one of them daily. Sites like FitBit, Yelp, Medium, CodePen, OKCupid, and Uber are just a small sample of sites that rely on the service. Today’s …

Information Security

Gmail unexpectedly signs people out, Google swears all is G

Earlier on Wednesday, numerous users reported in panic experiencing a string of issues with their Google accounts. While some complained about being unable to connect to their Google Wifi and OnHub routers, a slew of concerned users claimed Gmail has been unexpectedly signing them out of their …

Google

Cloudflare security breach exposes data from Uber, Fitbit, OKCupid among 3,400 websites; password changes recommended [U]

<i>Update 1: See list of sites below.</i><p><i>Update 2: We received a brief statement from Uber</i><p><i>Very little Uber traffic goes through Cloudflare. Only a handful of tokens were involved and have since been changed. Passwords were not exposed.</i><p><i>Update 3: OKCupid has made a similar statement</i><p>Cloudflare alerted us …

Information Security

Got Effective Cybersecurity Practices? Be Aware: The FTC Is Watching You.

Data breaches can happen to any business -- not just those with big names. Claiming "I didn't know" won't suffice when this happens to you.<p>Following a July ruling against medical testing laboratory LabMD (which is now out of business), the Federal Trade Commission has emerged as a central regulator …

Cybersecurity

Amber warning – the investor whose interest signals danger

From outside it appears nothing more than another of the anonymously plush townhouses that stand silent sentry in Mayfair, London. But behind the dark front door of this eighteenth-century terrace building is the nerve centre of Crystal Amber, one of Britain’s most feared activist investors.<p>When …

Wall Street

Britax recalls more than 700,000 mounting components

NEW YORK — Britax is recalling more than 700,000 mounting components for a car seat-to-stroller conversion because it can unexpectedly …

Babies

White House dismisses 6 over failed background checks

Several White House staffers were dismissed Thursday morning after failing FBI background checks, according to sources familiar with the matter.<p>Some of the aides were "walked out of the building by security" on Wednesday after not passing the SF86, a Questionnaire for National Security Positions …

Government

More Than 680 Arrested In Raids Targeting Undocumented Immigrants

The sweeps across the US upset immigration advocates who blamed the action on President Trump, but federal authorities insist they were routine.<p>Federal authorities arrested more than 680 undocumented immigrants in a series of raids across the US last week, sparking fears of a nationwide crackdown …

Immigration

Senators demand answers about Yahoo's unprecedented data breaches

Two Republican senators are losing patience with Marissa Mayer.<p>Today, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) set a February 23 deadline to address unanswered questions about two unprecedented data breaches. In a letter to Mayer, the two claim the Yahoo CEO has been “unable to …

Data Breach

Google is finally fixing a creepy Gmail security bug

Well, we certainly didn't expect Google to ask for <i>this</i> data.<p>Some Android users have been experiencing a weird bug in their Gmail app that demands access to "Body Sensors" before allowing them to send email.<p>After trying to send an email, an error message pops up: "This app won't work properly unless …

Google

Oroville dam: California officials 'ignored warnings over risk of collapse'

California officials were warned over the Oroville Dam flood risk more than 10 years ago, it has emerged, sparking anger among the 180,000 citizens evacuated from the area.<p>In 2005, environmentalists warned that there was a considerable risk of the highest dam in the US, the Oroville Dam, …

Water

Sargento recalls 7 cheeses for possible listeria contamination

One of the nation’s largest cheese makers has recalled seven of its products because of potential listeria contamination.<p>Sargento Foods, Inc., recalled various sliced and shredded cheese lines after being notified by a supplier that its Longhorn Colby cheese may have been contaminated.<p>Sargento …

Food Science

How Did the Oroville Dam Crisis Get So Dire?

Drought, climate change, and aging infrastructure combined to create a looming catastrophe that forced 188,000 Californians to evacuate.<p>Maybe the Oroville Dam was cursed from the start.<p>In December 1964, three years into the massive barrier’s construction, a huge flood struck the northwest, killing …

Water

Evacuations ordered below Oroville Dam after a hole is found in its emergency spillway

Workers are expected on Monday to begin repairing erosion at the emergency spillway at Lake Oroville that threatened to flood downstream towns and forced more than 100,000 people from their homes Sunday.<p>Officials said they would use bags of rocks to try to plug the hole at the emergency spillway. …

Drought

You Locked Yourself Out of Your Phone, Now What?

Other than remembering your PIN a little better next time.<p>The lock screen on your phone is designed to keep unwelcome visitors from taking a peek at your texts, social networks, or mobile gaming high scores, but the same security measures can sometimes lock you out of your own phone. Don't panic, …

Mobile Technology

The most important skill for middle class workers isn’t being taught in American schools

US students are judged by how well they score on math, reading and science tests. US educators are assessed by their student’s improvement on those tests. The US labor market, however, is increasingly placing a premium on pleasant personalities. Schools that focus narrowly on cognitive skills …

Education

Changes to baby car seat laws coming in next month 'will confuse parents'

New rules on children’s car seats risk confusing parents, experts have warned.<p>From 1 March, manufacturers will no longer be able to produce backless …