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The Air Force Will Let Hackers Try to Hijack an Orbiting Satellite Technology 

The Air Force Will Let Hackers Try to Hijack an Orbiting Satellite

When the Air Force showed up at the Defcon hacker conference in Las Vegas last month, it didn’t come empty-handed. It brought along an F-15 fighter-jet data system—one that security researchers thoroughly dismantled, finding serious vulnerabilities along the way. The USAF was so pleased with the result that it has decided to up the ante. Next year, it’s bringing a satellite. That’s a promise from Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology, and logistics. While sending elite hackers after an orbiting satellite—and its ground station—might sound…

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Buy one iPhone XR, get the second free with a $200 prepaid Mastercard Technology 

Buy one iPhone XR, get the second free with a $200 prepaid Mastercard

What’s better than one Apple iPhone XR smartphone? TWO Apple iPhone XR smartphones! And what’s even better than that? Getting both while only paying for one! Right now at Verizon, as long as you add one of the phones to a new line and one of Verizon’s Unlimited plans, you can get an iPhone XR 64GB phone for free when you buy a second one of any capacity. You’ll get a $699.99 promotional credit applied to your account over the course of 24 months. That’s how much the iPhone XR…

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How to Stop Losing Remotes When You Have Kids Technology 

How to Stop Losing Remotes When You Have Kids

You see that remote in that baby’s hand? That’s gonna be missing in about 15 seconds. Because you’re going to turn away for a moment, you’re going to pop your coffee mug into the microwave (again) and by the time you return, it will be long gone. Little kids love remotes. But not toy remotes; they’re not falling for that shit. They like the real deal. And as technology improves, the real ones seem to get smaller and thinner and more easily wedged between couch cushions, kicked under the arm…

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Google Photos adds Memories, a private archive that looks like Instagram Stories Technology 

Google Photos adds Memories, a private archive that looks like Instagram Stories

Google Photos is adding features to encourage reminiscing, starting with a new tool that brings back old photos and videos on their anniversaries in a format that closely resembles Instagram Stories. The feature, called “Memories,” begins rolling out to users today. Photos previously prompted you to check out old photos with a feature called “rediscover this day,” which would drop them in the app’s Assistant tab. Now they’ll appear at the top of your photo gallery as small circles that will be familiar to anyone who uses Instagram. Tap on…

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YouTube will pay up to $200 million after allegedly violating children’s privacy Technology 

YouTube will pay up to $200 million after allegedly violating children’s privacy

On Friday, the Federal Trade Commission voted to settle federal privacy charges against YouTube, as first reported by Politico. The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg have corroborated the report, saying the official settlement will likely be made public next week. The exact terms of the settlement are unclear, but Google will reportedly pay fines between $150 and $200 million. The charges stem from data collection and targeting practices in YouTube, which consumer groups alleged violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Some details of the settlement had been reported…

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$6M Internet Romance Scam Targets Women Worldwide Technology 

$6M Internet Romance Scam Targets Women Worldwide

A Japanese woman was left with a huge amount of credit, lots of regrets, angry and depressed after being a victim of an internet romance scam that targets women worldwide. On Thursday, 17 people were arrested out of the 80 people charged by the U.S. prosecutor for conspiring in a scam that targeted women across the globe. Majority of the charged and arrested people behind what Nick Hanna, a U.S. Attorney calls as one of the largest cases of its kind were Nigerians. The internet romance scam acquired almost $6…

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6 signs your phone has stalkerware (and what to do about it) Technology 

6 signs your phone has stalkerware (and what to do about it)

Of all the “wares” out there, “stalkerware” is one of the most frightening. There’s nothing fun about malware or ransomware, and these can leave you feeling foolish and abused. But stalkerware is specifically designed to know where you physically are located. In many cases, stalkers know exactly what you’re doing and when, too. One popular app uses GPS to track a phone’s location, gives you a full log of all calls sent and received, and even shows you text messages and web activity. This information is available online after you…

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Database exposes loads of incoming Apple products Technology 

Database exposes loads of incoming Apple products

Multiple new MacBook, Apple Watch, iPod touch and iPhone models are coming this fall, according to a database that’s so far been very accurate about upcoming products. It belongs to the Eurasian Economic Commission, which become a gold mine for information on Apple computers that are right around the corner. More MacBooks on the way The database lists 11 products that are described as “portable personal computers,” that run macOS Catalina. The newest model numbers are A1466, A1932, A1989 and A1990. The EEC had already added entries for MacBooks with…

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SpaceX Starman Roadster completes its first orbit around the Sun Technology 

SpaceX Starman Roadster completes its first orbit around the Sun

Starman and his Tesla Roadster are now regular denizens of space. According to data from Where is Roadster, the cosmic driver has completed his first orbit around the Sun, taking 557 days since the first Falcon Heavy launch to circle our home star. Its path has taken it over 762 million miles since then, or enough to exceed its original 36,000-mile warranty over 21,000 times. You aren’t about to see Starman drifting through the night sky, unfortunately. Earth is currently on the opposite side of the Sun, and the EV…

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Don’t make calls with Siri or Google or you could get scammed Technology 

Don’t make calls with Siri or Google or you could get scammed

If you’ve ever used Siri or Google to call a business, you could be in danger of falling victim to a new scam. Phone calls made with voice assistants could open people up to scammers, who have found a clever new way to exploit our growing dependence on Siri and Google. That’s according to the Better Business Bureau, which issued a warning about the scheme. Here’s how it goes down, according to the BBB: you need to call a business, like an airline, but you don’t know what number to…

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