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Yahoo Mass Data Breach Hits Millions

A Yahoo mass data breach hits millions of Yahoo accounts. This happened in August, about a month ago. So why am I talking about it now? Because they're just getting around to confirming the breach. This is according to a recode.net article. Various sources said the breach hit over 200 million accounts. Last month Yahoo claimed to be investigating the matter. The hackers themselves claimed to be infecting and selling the accounts online. Here's more irony. A well known cyber [...]

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North Korea’s Internet Lack Is Revealed

North Korea is the most isolated nation on Earth. With dictator Kim Jong Un testing nuclear weapons, North Korea is one of the most dangerous. Somehow, North Korea accidentally confirmed what most of the world already knows. North Korea's Internet lack is revealed. Someone in Pyongyang (North Korea's capital and largest city) leaked access to all the websites on their government's servers. We find out there are only 28 website domains. That's right; there are only 28 websites available for [...]

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More People Are Watching Football on Twitter

Ratings for Thursday night's NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets were very high. Over 48 million Americans watched on TV. Two million watch through social media streaming. More people are watching football on Twitter. This Twitter streaming service is free. Twitter's audience was smaller than when Yahoo offered this free service last year. An average of 243,000 people watched the game on Twitter at any given time. This could mean at any given quarter, or maybe [...]

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World Of Optical Illusions

There's another trend breaking the Internet. It's not Pokemon Go. It's not a new hip-hop video. It's not a funny You Tube clip. It's the world of optical illusions. Yesterday, a game developer named Will Kerslake tweeted perpendicular gray lines on a white background. Twelve black dots appear throughout this contraption. They appear in 12 places where gray lines meet. It sounds simple and mundane. Not even six hours after Kerslake tweeted this, it was shared over 6,000 times. Here's [...]

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Social Media Network Guaranteeing Freedom

Do you ever have the idea the world is just too politically correct? Do you think social media has gotten politically correct? There's a new social media network guaranteeing freedom. The network is called Gab.ai. It's founder is Andrew Torba. Torba created this platform to compete against Twitter and Facebook. Not only that, Torba wants to combat what he sees as social media censorship. Facebook has been accused of censoring political speech, then claiming it was a 'glitch'. Recently, they've [...]

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Should Online Voting Happen?

We're less than two months away from the most contentious election in my lifetime. It's probably the most contentious in American history. That's why all Americans eligible need to to vote this year. Some embrace a new technical phenomenon called online voting. But should online voting happen? This concept is getting so popular it's being offered in thirty states this year. Online voting is aimed primarily at absentee voters. Such voters usually live overseas or in a state different from [...]

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Live Blog of iPhone7 Apple Keynote speech!

Welcome to my live blog of the 9/7/16 Apple Keynote that will include the unveiling of the iPhone 7 among other things. Feel free to comment, follow us on Facebook or Twitter as i post pictures and review some of the cooler things that Apple decides to show us! From features to dimensions and price-points, you can get it all here from Geek Choice. Keynote will start at 1pm EST, just click refresh on this blog and new content [...]

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Facebook Safety Check Is Activated

In 2014, Facebook launched a feature called 'safety check'. Let's say an emergency breaks out in someone's hometown. The person can check in to let his/her Facebook friends know they're okay. Facebook 'safety check' is activated again. During the overnight hours, a 6.2 earthquake hit central Italy. The hardest hit regions were the Lazio, Marche and Abruzzo regions in the Apennine Mountains. This is about 80 miles northeast of Rome, but the city of Rome felt the quake. As of [...]

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Twitter Continues War On Terrorism

Over the months, I've written several blogs about the tech industry's war against terrorism and extremism. Many social media corporations are in this fight. Few fight harder than Twitter. Twitter continues war on terrorism. Twitter suspended 235,000 accounts believed to promote terrorism and/or extremist causes. This accounts were suspended over a six month period. Twitter began their anti-terrorism campaign in summer 2015. Since then, over 360,000 Twitter accounts were suspended. A Twitter spokesperson issued this statement: "We...remain committed to eliminating [...]

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Turkey Shuts Down Media

On the weekend of July 16, a coup occurred. Turkey military leaders attempted to overthrow Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan. The coup failed. Nearly 246 were killed. Since this attempt, Erdogan has been on the purge warpath. Not even media is safe as Turkey shuts down media. Erdogan's government shut down many media agencies. This includes 45 newspapers, 16 TV stations, three media corporations, and dozens of radio stations. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and You Tube are also affected. [...]

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