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Mastercard targets major blockchain breakthrough

Mastercard is looking to make blockchain transactions easier for everyone with a new payments system.The company has applied for a patent concerning a simpler way to tie cryptocurrency payments to real-life accounts.The patent application, which was submitted to the USPTO, covers a, "Method and syst...

Tech

Hyper-targeted attack against 13 iPhones dropped malicious apps via MDM

Enlarge / Messages like this one would have come up every time hackers pushed a modified app to their victims. But YOLO, apparently. (credit: Cisco Talos) In what appears to be a case of highly focused social engineering against a small group of iPhone users, malicious actors managed to get 13 iP...

Tech

Really dumb malware targets cryptocurrency fans using Macs

Enlarge (credit: Lucasfilm) Someone impersonating administrators of cryptocurrency-related discussion channels on Slack, Discord, and other social messaging platforms has been attempting to lure others into installing macOS malware. The social-engineering campaign consists of posting a script in...

Various

Fourth of July sales from Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and more

The Fourth of July is around the corner and you know what that means: Colossal sales on all of the usually expensive things like TVs, laptops, and mattresses. Oh yeah, and I guess fireworks and cookouts and whatever also happen. But we're most excited about upgrading every room in the house and savi...

News

Maryland shooting: Five killed in 'targeted' attack on US newspaper - BBC News

A gunman has opened fire at a local newspaper office in Maryland, killing five people and injuring others in what police said was a "targeted attack". Staff at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis said the attacker, armed with a shotgun and smoke grenades, shot through a glass door into the newsroom....

Tech

AT&T buying company that delivers targeted ads based on your Web browsing

Enlarge / The AT&T logo is displayed at a retail store in Washington, DC, on Monday, March 21, 2011. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) AT&T is buying an advertising company that delivers personalized ads based on Internet users' Web browsing habits. AT&T today announced "a definitiv...

Tech

Tesla lawsuit target called “horrible human being” by CEO Elon Musk

Enlarge / Tesla's new Model 3 car on display is seen on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Tesla store in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images) Martin Tripp, the recently fired Tesla employee the company sued under accusations of "hacking" company systems, told Ars on Thursday morning that he...

Educational

What if the Fourth Plane Hit Its Target? (9/11)

On 9/11/01, United 93 was the last plane to be hijacked and crashed into a field instead of an unknown target. What many don't know is how close things came to that being different. Songs: Sad Piano Walk 3- Oscar Colin Momentum 1- Gavin Luke To Dark-Mochas Sad Piano Walk 2-Oscar Colin Sad Piano Wal...

Tech

What Is Target Disk Mode? How and When to Use It on Your Mac

Every Mac can use a variety of boot modes and startup key combinations. One of these is Target Disk Mode, which essentially turns your Mac into an external hard drive. By connecting two Macs together in this way, you can quickly transfer files, migrate your data to a new Mac, or access your startup...

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Millie Bobby Brown leaves Twitter after becoming the target of horrible meme

Millie Bobby Brown left Twitter on Wednesday after she became the target of a hateful meme.  The meme has been surfacing on social media since last year, but this week it went so far as to prompt Millie, an anti-bullying advocate, to put the brakes on her main account.  The homophobic meme...


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