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Fortnite Streamer Ninja Makes Over $500k A Month On Twitch - Report

Wildly popular Twitch streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins recently set a new record when he streamed Fortnite with Drake. While that proved to be a particularly big moment for Fortnite streaming, it's hardly a one-off success story for Ninja.<p>The streamer recently confirmed a Forbes report suggesting he …

What Hope Hicks Learned in Washington

On the morning of Wednesday, February 28, Hope Hicks arrived at the White House just after 8 a.m. Within a week, it would be snowing in Washington, …

'GrayKey' iPhone Unlocking Box Used by Law Enforcement Shown Off in Photos

Last week, news of a previously-unknown iPhone unlocking device called GrayKey surfaced, and today, MalwareBytes shared photos and additional information about the product, which is designed for law enforcement officials.<p>Created by a company named Grayshift, GrayKey is a small, portable gray box …

Mobile Technology

Suit demands TSA explain phone searches of passengers on domestic flights

The Transportation Security Administration is searching the cellphones and other electronic devices of domestic air travelers and should be ordered to document when, how and why, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday.<p>In December, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern …

Surveillance

Your Apple iCloud data is now stored on Google servers—surprised?

Apple also stores data with Amazon S3.<p>Apple has updated its publicly available iOS security documentation to disclose that personal data associated …

AT&T loses years-long quest to cripple FTC authority over telecoms

Unlimited data throttling case is back on after FTC wins major ruling.<p>AT&T's years-long quest to avoid punishment for throttling unlimited data plans …

Sorry, FCC: Montana is enforcing net neutrality with new executive order

State enforces net neutrality in government contracts, despite FCC preemption.<p>Montana will require Internet service providers to follow net …

China Has Already Gene-Edited 86 People With CRISPR

In the U.S., the first planned clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing in people are about to kick off. China, meanwhile, has been racing ahead, …

Genetic Engineering

Windows 10 VR headsets discounted by 50 percent on Amazon

All the bundles include motion controllers<p>Microsoft introduced its Windows Mixed Reality platform in October, with headsets from Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung. After only three months on the market, Amazon is offering some massive discounts on a range of Windows Mixed Reality headsets this …

Where the super rich store their money, and where everybody else does

Last month, President Donald Trump reportedly floated a potential new campaign slogan: “How’s your 401(k) doing?”<p>Fair enough... the stock market has …

The Gifted: Season 1 Review

Is Fox's X-Men show good despite not having any X-Men most people have heard of?<p><i>Author’s Note: This is a mostly spoiler-free review of Season 1 of</i> …

I Spent 15 Years Studying Why People Hate Their Jobs. This Is the Top Reason Why | Inc.com

Finding a career path that makes us feel satisfied and successful isn't easy. It's not something they teach us in school, which makes the journey that much more challenging.<p>For the past 15 years, I've been devoted to studying the deep disconnect people feel between themselves and their jobs, and …

Study Skills

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core

WASHINGTON — Jake Williams awoke last April in an Orlando, Fla., hotel where he was leading a training session. Checking Twitter, Mr. Williams, a cybersecurity expert, was dismayed to discover that he had been thrust into the middle of one of the worst security debacles ever to befall American …

Cybersecurity

Twisted light could make wireless data faster than fiber

As fast as fiber optic lines have become, they're still hamstrung by one key limitation: you still need to transmit that data over wires, which limits where you can transmit and the affordability of the fastest connections. Scientists may have a way to eliminate those cables while offering even …

Engineering

Hitman’s Bodyguard Pirates Get Automated $300 Fine

Late August a ‘piracy disaster‘ struck the makers of The Hitman’s Bodyguard, an action comedy movie featuring Hollywood stars Samuel L. Jackson and …

Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets

Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP , are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found.<p>Russian authorities are …

'Six strikes' anti-piracy initiative ends after failing to scare off 'hardcore' pirates

The MPAA and RIAA are giving up on their much-hyped "six strikes" initiative to scare people out of pirating TV shows, movies, and music. Their reason for ending it: the initiative didn’t really work.<p>The "six strikes" system — formally known as the Copyright Alert System — launched in 2013 as a …

'Six strikes' anti-piracy initiative comes to an end after being deemed a failure

The MPAA and RIAA are throwing in the towel for their so-called ‘six strikes’ initiative. The program — formally known as the Copyright Alert System — started in 2013 as a partnership between ISPs and copyright holders designed to scare off internet pirates.<p>It didn’t work.<p>As pirates were caught …

Is It Possible to Open an Airplane Door Mid-Flight?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora, the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You</i> …

Internet service appears to stablize after waves of cyber attacks

SAN FRANCISCO — Eleven hours after a massive online attack that blocked access to many popular websites, the company under assault has finally restored its service.<p>Dyn, a New Hampshire-based company that monitors and routes Internet traffic, was the victim of a massive attack that began at 7:10 …

How an attack on a company you've never heard of crushed the internet

Much of the Internet was brought to a screeching halt Friday as a cyberattack on a company many had previously never heard of brought down many of …

How to change your DNS and (maybe) take the internet back

Sometimes, when your favorite websites go "down," they're actually still right there. You just can't see them, because your computer doesn't know the route.<p>What if you could give your PC some better driving directions <i>right now</i>, in just a minute or two tops? What if this trick improved your privacy …

Information Security

21 beautiful beachfront hotels around the world | CNN Travel

(CNN) — From Australia to the Caribbean, there's no shortage of beautiful beachfront hotels around the world from which to choose. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>Whether you're after a glitzy, all-inclusive resort or a low-key island hideaway, we've picked 21 of the world's …

Why I Would Rather Travel The World Than Ever Have Kids

I like children, but to say I love them wouldn’t be completely accurate.<p>As I write this, I’m on a plane to Paris. Less than a week ago, I was in …

Vacationing Security Consultant Finds Stealthy ATM Card Skimmer

Always be vigilant.<p>Sometimes being paranoid can save your butt, or, at least in this case, your checking account.<p>Cybersecurity consultant Benjamin Tedesco was on vacation in Vienna, Austria, about to withdraw some cash, when he noticed something there was something off about the ATM machine he was …

In 40 years, the internet has morphed from a military communication network into a vast global cyberspace. And it all started in a California beer garden<p>In the kingdom of apps and unicorns, Rossotti’s is a rarity. This beer garden in the heart of Silicon Valley has been standing on the same spot …

Internet of Things

This Guy Used a Drone to Try to Catch Pokémon

<i>Pokemon GO</i> is a game that relies on its players going on long walks, meaning that some will eventually find any way to get around that system.<p>Tumblr …

Drones

Computer coughs up passwords, encryption keys through its cooling fans - ExtremeTech

By on June 29, 2016 at 2:46 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Here’s a security update to haunt …

These guys traveled to the ‘murder capital of the world.’ What they found there was a travel lesson we can all learn from.

This is what we were told by countless travelers, websites, guide books, friends and family, and we took it to heart. When planning our drive from …

Another 10 minutes of Star Wars Battlefront gameplay video slips out

Ten minutes of gameplay from what is apparently <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i>'s closed alpha on PC leaked to YouTube yesterday, offering a very long and unedited look at a match on the highly anticipated game's Hoth map.<p>To give a little more context, this is the "Walker Assault on Hoth" game type, which …