Bill Gillan

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How Permethrin Can Help Protect You From Ticks

As reported in The New York Times (Wirecutter’s parent company), the CDC recently announced that insect-borne illnesses have more than tripled in the …

Disease

Manafort and ally with Russian intel ties face new obstruction charges

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Robert Mueller's special counsel's office hit former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort with two more criminal charges Friday and added his longtime business associate Konstantin Kilimnik as a second defendant in the case, after accusing them earlier in the week of attempting …

Corruption

Former FCC Chairman Claims Ajit Pai Lied About DDoS Attack on Net Neutrality Forum

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai lied when he claimed a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack brought down the agency’s …

Net Neutrality

Facebook let select companies have “special access” to user data, per report

Such data sharing was supposed to have been fully cut off in 2015, but it wasn't.<p>Facebook maintained secret deals with a handful of companies, …

Internet

New Yorker's Adam Davidson: The media is missing a 'very simple' story about Trump

The near-constant stream of news out of Washington is muddying a "very simple, easy-to-understand story" about President Donald Trump's ties, path to office, and presidency, the New Yorker's Adam Davidson says.<p>Davidson, who previously covered the Iraq War and the 2008 financial crisis, told CNN's …

Donald Trump

America's poor becoming more destitute under Trump: U.N. expert

GENEVA (Reuters) - Poverty in the United States is extensive and deepening under the Trump administration whose policies seem aimed at removing the safety net from millions of poor people, while rewarding the rich, a U.N. human rights investigator has found.<p>Philip Alston, U.N. special rapporteur on …

Donald Trump

How to Listen to and Delete Everything Your Alexa Has Recorded

Last week a story circulated the web about Alexa recording the personal conversation of a woman and then sending it to a friend of hers. While that …

Smart Homes

How to Clean Earbuds and Headphones

Everything we wear on our bodies, from hats to socks, eventually needs cleaning. Just as your clothes get filthy (from the environment) and sweaty …

Cleaning

Dermatologists hate him! Meet the skin-cancer detecting robot

A new study shows they’re better at it than humans.<p>When it comes to diagnosing skin cancer, man may actually be worse than machine. A new study from …

Deep Learning

Things to-do app gets a big, keyboard-focused iPad update

If you're all-Apple all the time when it comes to your hardware preferences, the Things to-do app is one of the best ways to keep track of projects large and small. And if you're an iPad user who uses the tablet with a keyboard, an update that was released today makes the experience a lot better. …

Apps

The first cyberattack took place nearly 200 years ago in France

France created a national mechanical telegraph system in the 1790s; in 1834, a pair of crooked bankers named François and Joseph Blanc launched the …

Cybersecurity

How to listen to what Amazon's Alexa has recorded in your home

If you're worried about what exactly Amazon's Echo-connected speaker has been recording in your home, there's an easy way to find out.<p>Amazon makes all recent recordings available for listening in the companion Alexa app for iOS and Android.<p>Amazon has said consistently that the Echo speakers only …

Smart Homes

Alexa recorded a woman’s private conversation and sent it to a random contact

It’s every smart home speaker owner’s worst nightmare: a private message recorded and sent to a recipient without their knowledge. But that’s what happened to a Portland woman, who told CBS News affiliate Kiro-TV that her Amazon Echo recorded an audio clip of her conversation and sent it to a …

Smart Homes

Here's the Name of Every Senator Who Voted Against Net Neutrality—and When to Vote Them Out

A surprising thing happened on Wednesday: The Senate did something good.<p>Not only did it pass a resolution to save net neutrality but more Republicans …

20+ Times People Found Some Truly Perfect Handwriting Examples That Were Too Good Not To Share (New Pics)

One of the biggest casualties of the digital age has been the fine skill of handwriting, and the opportunities to show off one's artsy and …

6 things to know the next time you go through airport security

Vacation time is nearly here, and hopefully you’ve found a deal on a flight.<p>Now, all you need to do is think about packing and brush up on those ever-changing airport security rules. Failure to stay informed about TSA changes can cost travelers time and even money.<p>Watch the powders<p>This has to do …

Tech’s Two Philosophies

Even though Apple’s developer conference is still a few weeks away, I think it’s safe to say that the demo of Google Duplex at yesterday’s Google I/O …

Artificial Intelligence

Net Neutrality, Cambridge Analytica Scandal Fuel VPN Use

The findings come from new market data of VPN paid subscriptions made over Google Play and Amazon's app store.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, …

Cloudflare makes it harder for ISPs to track your web history

If you're privacy-minded, you probably aren't thrilled that governments seem hell-bent on giving internet providers free rein over your browsing data. Cloudflare just gave you a tool to fight back, however. It launched 1.1.1.1, a free Domain Name System service (the technology that translates IP …

How to ‘poison’ your data before you delete Facebook

Over the past few weeks, we’ve learned a lot about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and how Facebook uses your data. The revelations have pushed many …

How to get all of your data back from Google

When a company is interested in getting as much of your personal information as it can the most important thing you need to look into is how you can …

Facebook knows literally everything about you

Cambridge Analytica may have used Facebook’s data to influence your political opinions. But why does least-liked tech company Facebook have all this data about its users in the first place?<p>Let’s put aside Instagram, WhatsApp and other Facebook products for a minute. Facebook has built the world’s …

Apple Shares Tips on Avoiding App Store and iTunes Phishing Emails

Apple last week shared a new support document that's designed to help App Store and iTunes users avoid phishing emails that mimic legitimate emails from Apple.<p>In the document, Apple outlines techniques to identify an actual App Store or iTunes email, which the company says will always include a …

App Store

It's Time to Say It: Retirement Is Dead. This Is What Will Take Its Place | Inc.com

<b>We get old when the weight of our memories and regrets starts to exceed that of our dreams.</b><p>When it to comes to the topic of retirement, the old rules no longer apply.<p>In 1935, when the Social Security act was passed, the age of retirement was set at 65. At the time, the average life expectancy was …

Retirement

Did George Washington Predict Donald Trump?

In September 1796, George Washington, weary of partisan combat just eight years after the ratification of the Constitution and the founding of the nation, wrote a farewell address explaining why he would not seek a third term. His message is worth remembering in our current political moment.<p>In …

Zelle users are finding out the hard way there’s no fraud protection

Scammers have taken to Zelle, the Venmo alternative backed by U.S. banks, to defraud consumers who believe the service includes the same protections they’ve come to expect from PayPal. A number of customers report having lost hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, over Zelle, when they used it for …

SD Memory Cards: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About SD Cards But Were Afraid to Ask

If your digital camera is fairly new, odds are it stores images on SD cards. SD stands for Secure Digital but it may seem more like Strange & …

Cameras

A potent botnet is exploiting a critical router bug that may never be fixed | Ars Technica

With Internet stability hanging in the balance, router maker maintains radio silence.<p>A fast-moving botnet that turns routers, cameras, and other …

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More than 2,000 WordPress websites are infected with a keylogger

Malicious script logs passwords and just about anything else admins or visitors type.<p>More than 2,000 websites running the open source WordPress …