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Mysterious Friday Cyber Attack Disrupts Countless U.S. Websites

October 21, 2016 5:35 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 9122
A massive cyberattack hindered access to many major websites across the internet on Friday. On Friday morning, Dyn — a company that hosts domain name systems — announced it has been the subject of a cyberattack that caused major problems for numerous websites. People reported issues with Twitter, Spotify, SoundCloud, Vox Media sites, Airbnb and… View Article

Mall of America Will be Closed This Thanksgiving Day

October 7, 2016 12:37 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 12187
Mall of America, the biggest shopping mall in the U.S., announced this week that they will close for Thanksgiving Day—a bold move that disrupts the increasingly early Black Friday shopping trend of recent years. Located in Bloomington, Minnesota, Mall of America has been open for business on the Thanksgiving holiday for the past four years, following the… View Article

Another NSA Government Contractor Arrested for Stealing Secret Intelligence

October 6, 2016 1:09 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 14013
In August the FBI secretly arrested a National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who allegedly stole top secret intelligent information — including highly sensitive computer code the agency has been using to breach the security networks of foreign governments. The arrest, which was reported Wednesday in the New York Times, revealed the accused contractor — Harold Thomas Martin… View Article

Yahoo Confirms Massive Leak Of 500 Million User Accounts

September 22, 2016 3:45 pm  | Comments: 3 | Views: 19106
On Thursday afternoon, Yahoo officially confirmed data “associated with at least 500 million user accounts” have been stolen in what may be one of the largest cybersecurity breaches in history. In the statement, the recently-sold internet giant said it believes a “state-sponsored actor” — an individual acting on behalf of a government —  was behind the… View Article

Samsung Recalls 1 Million Galaxy Note 7 Phones Due to Exploding Batteries

September 16, 2016 12:41 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 13406
Just two weeks after Samsung launched its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) officially recalled the device Thursday after dozens of users reported it catching fire while charging. The recall comes a week after the CPSC told customers to “immediately stop using and power down” the device. The agency said they have received… View Article

Walmart Patents New Self-Driving Shopping Carts

September 15, 2016 3:36 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 21744
Last week the U.S. government granted Walmart a patent for a new system of self-driving shopping carts that the company hopes to roll out in stores across the country in the near future. According to the patent request, the shopping carts would be equipped with a detachable “Roomba-like” motor system that uses a combination of… View Article

First U.S. Commercial Flight to Cuba Lands in Over 50 Years

September 1, 2016 4:29 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 11846
On Wednesday, the first regularly scheduled commercial flight between the U.S. and Cuba in over 55 years successfully arrived in Santa Clara, marking a new chapter in the Obama administration’s effort to open trade and travel with the former Cold War foe. The historic JetBlue Flight 387 flight departed Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Wednesday morning and… View Article

Apple Continues to Expand into Digital Health Tracking with Gliimpse Acquisition

August 28, 2016 5:00 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 17648
Apple’s ambitions in the digital health technology sector continue to expand with its latest acquisition of Gliimpse, a startup that aims to make it easier for patients to manage their personal health records and data. Although Apple frequently purchases smaller companies, they rarely formally announce their acquisitions. However, the tech giant did confirm the Gliimpse purchase… View Article

Mylan Raises Cost of Potentially Life-Saving EpiPen By 500 Percent

August 23, 2016 2:19 pm  | Comments: 4 | Views: 9001
The cost of saving you or your child’s life has gotten a lot more expensive. Doctors and patients say that pharmaceutical company Mylan has increased the price of its EpiPen – a portable injectable shot filled the medicine that can stop a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction — by over 480 percent since purchasing the pen in… View Article