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100 crowdfunding phrases that predict the pay-off - Futurity

Researchers examined the language in 45,000 online fundraisers, and identified phrases that pay off and those that may signal failure.

Target Breach Of 70 Million Customers' Data Used Bargain Basement Malware

The massive data breach at Target during the 2013 holiday shopping season which the retailer now admits affected 70 customers used an inexpensive “off the shelf” malware available online for as little as $1,800, reports Krebs on Security. This malware, known as BlackPOS is likely of Russian origin …

This Phone Is An NSA-Free, Secret-Storing Black Box

Meet the Blackphone, brought to you by the creator of encryption service PGP.<p>Ah. Another day, another NSA spying revelation. Here, at least, is a potential alternative for people who'd like to keep their gadgets and their privacy. Meet Blackphone, a sleek smartphone that encrypts …

How to Reduce Greenhouse Gases? Everyone Inhale at Once

To meet United Nations targets for limiting global warming by 2100, governments may have to extract large quantities of greenhouse gases from the air …

Facebook Needs to Focus, Not Purchase

<i>Ciaran Treacy is a Digital and Social Marketer based in Dublin. He works with big brands and loves writing and talking about the latest in technology and marketing.</i><p>By now, we’ve heard a lot about Facebook Fatigue, the notion and growing reality that younger users are leaving Facebook more and more …

Google Chrome’s little helpers are offering hackers a backdoor to hijack your web browsing

Extensions are useful little programs written by independent developers to customize your browser experience, whether its by blocking advertisements, aggregating your newsfeed, or keeping you on task. But they may also offer a way for malicious coders to get past Google Chrome’s notoriously tight …

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Starbucks app stores log-in credentials, location info in plain text

If you're concerned about someone getting their hands on your personal data, you'll want to read on -- this latest method's an unlikely culprit. The Starbucks mobile-payment app is reportedly saving user data, including email addresses, passwords and even your GPS location in plain text. …

Starbucks admits its iPhone app stores unencrypted user passwords

When you type a password into a mobile payment app, you'd probably expect it to protect that password somehow. But it seems that the Starbucks app for iOS doesn't actually lock its usernames and passwords down. According to a <i>Computerworld</i> report, company executives admitted today that the mobile …