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Watch the video of FBI agents raiding woman’s home who allegedly hacked Capital One News 

Watch the video of FBI agents raiding woman’s home who allegedly hacked Capital One

Video of a dramatic raid on the Seattle home of the Capital One hack suspect by camouflaged FBI agents has just surfaced online, presenting footage of the episode that took place on Monday after agents had finally tracked down the suspect thanks to her bizarre boasting on social media. The video, shared with Seattle NBC affiliated King 5, was captured via home surveillance cameras by two roommates of the suspect, 33-year-old Paige Thompson. One of her roommates recounted to reporters the moment they heard the FBI command “Open up” and…

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60,000 bonus points and travel perks make this Amex Platinum so enticing News 

60,000 bonus points and travel perks make this Amex Platinum so enticing

If you were recently approved for The Platinum Card® from American Express, congratulations are certainly in order. But so is a reminder of the incredible slew of perks and card benefits now available to you, including everything from 5x points on everything from airfare and hotels booked through American Express Travel, up to $200 in annual Uber credits and more. In this post, we’ll walk through the myriad ways you can quickly start to take advantage of the Amex Platinum and how to squeeze every bit of value out of…

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Ring Partnerships With Police Are ‘Troubling,’ Home Security Lobbyists Say News 

Ring Partnerships With Police Are ‘Troubling,’ Home Security Lobbyists Say

The Monitoring Association, a major non-profit trade organization representing home security companies, has released a statement saying it is “troubled” by partnerships between local law enforcement and Ring, Amazon’s home surveillance company. The statement comes after extensive reporting by Motherboard and Gizmodo has revealed the scope and nature of these partnerships, which, in part, require police to promote Ring products either implicitly or explicitly. Ring is a member of TMA, according to a TMA Organization Directory search conducted by Motherboard. Ring is listed in the directory as “Ring Protect Inc,”…

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Enter here to win your very own iPad Pro for free Entertainment 

Enter here to win your very own iPad Pro for free

Laptops are getting smaller and more powerful each year, but they can never top a tablet experience when it comes to portability. Luckily, tablets are also becoming more powerful, and with the right accessories like an Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, you can enjoy a fully-fledged laptop experience from an iPad Pro. Now if only they were on sale… You’re in luck! Why wait for a sale when you can win your very own iPad Pro for free! By entering into this free giveaway, you’ll have a chance to win…

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Cyber security 101: Protect your privacy from hackers, spies, and the government News 

Cyber security 101: Protect your privacy from hackers, spies, and the government

“I have nothing to hide” was once the standard response to the occasional surveillance experience by way of cameras, border checks, or casual questioning by law enforcement. Privacy used to be considered generally balanced in many countries — at least, in the West — with a few changes to rules and regulations here and there often made only in the name of the common good. Things have changed, and not for the better. China’s Great Firewall, the UK’s Snooper’s Charter, the US’ mass surveillance and bulk data collection — compliments…

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Netflix series Diagnosis uses the internet to save lives News 

Netflix series Diagnosis uses the internet to save lives

For years, Angel Parker, a nurse in her mid-20s, experienced daily bouts of excruciating pain that started in her legs and shot up her back. As a high school athlete, she became so debilitated she had to cut most physical activity — and suffered the consequences when she dared to go on an occasional light hike. Tests for lupus and multiple sclerosis came back negative. No one could figure out what was wrong, and Parker’s discouraged parents fell into deep debt as they sought answers to what was causing their…

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YouTube TV vs. Sling TV vs. DirecTV Now vs. Hulu and more: Live TV channels compared Entertainment 

YouTube TV vs. Sling TV vs. DirecTV Now vs. Hulu and more: Live TV channels compared

Deciding to cut the cable TV cord doesn’t mean you have to give up live TV. One way to watch live shows without cable is to connect an antenna. It’s cheap and effective, as long as you’re willing to live with the handful of local channels available in your area. And assuming you get good reception. If that’s not good enough, and you’re willing to shell out a monthly payment, you should check out a live TV streaming service. They deliver numerous familiar channels like ESPN, CNN, Fox News and…

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MoviePass reportedly changed account passwords to prevent users from seeing films News 

MoviePass reportedly changed account passwords to prevent users from seeing films

Struggling theater subscription service MoviePass reportedly resorted to extreme tactics to prevent users from taking advantage of core features, according to a new report from Business Insider. In particular, the report highlights a strategy the company used to keep users from bankrupting it, by changing account passwords to prevent ticket purchases that might cost it money it didn’t have. Business Insider’s report looks at how Ted Farnsworth, CEO of MoviePass parent company Helios & Matheson Analytics, and MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe, transformed the company from a little-known subscription service to…

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Those robocall blocker apps are hanging up on your privacy News 

Those robocall blocker apps are hanging up on your privacy

Do you hate robocalls enough to let an app give your data to third parties in exchange for blocking the spam? Researchers found that’s exactly what’s happening to millions of people using the most popular robocall-blocking apps. Robocalls have become an epidemic, as lawmakers and phone carriers seek to stomp out the massive number of spam calls sent per day. A study found that there were 26.3 billion robocalls made in the US in 2018, and it’s the No. 1 source of complaints to the Federal Communications Commission and Federal…

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How Safecrackers Can Unlock an ATM in Minutes—Without Leaving a Trace News 

How Safecrackers Can Unlock an ATM in Minutes—Without Leaving a Trace

Safecrackers of the past put a stethoscope to a safe’s panel while turning its dial, listening for the telltale murmurs of the interlocking components inside. It turns out that modern safecracking, despite all its electronic upgrades, isn’t so different. But now those involuntary murmurs are electric, and the combination they betray takes the form of ones and zeros in transit between a lock’s silicon chips. At the Defcon hacker conference Friday, security researcher Mike Davis will present the results of years of research into a family of electronic safe locks…

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