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Yahoo Password Breach May Create Ripple Effect, Experts Warn

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Cyber-security investigators are continuing to assess the damage in the aftermath of the massive Yahoo password breach that occurred in 2014, in which scores of Yahoo users had their password data stolen. The concern of investigators now is that the data could potentially be used to hack other websites, such as banks and email accounts.

According to Shuman Ghosemajumder, Shape Security's chief technology officer in California, cybercriminals often use this data for "credential stuffing". This is a process in which they use stolen usernames and passwords on various websites to access confidential information. Today's software makes this process almost instantaneous for cybercriminals, although it is only successful approximately 2 percent or less of the time.

Finding The Best Election Coverage Sites

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The 2016 Presidential Elections are one of the most watched political events in throughout the world.  Both in the United States and abroad, people are wondering what the polls are saying, who is in the lead, and whether it will be a Trump or Clinton victory this November.  No matter whether you're interested in the economy or foreign relations, this election is sure to change the face of American politics.

Of course, for those who are truly interested in election coverage web sites, finding the best sites is a vital part of staying up to date.  The following is a list of the most comprehensive and interesting sites on the web:

-Politico.com is full of far more than just the latest news.  The site arranges massive amounts of data about the elections into easy to digest stories that will keep you reading.  One favorite feature is an interactive map that shows the results of the primary races.

-FactCheck.org is the best site for those who want to see just the facts, no bias involved.  The site is supported by those who visit it, so it isn't bought or paid for by either side.

-NY Times Polls is a feature of the New York Times that provides real-time election poll results.  With daily updates, it gives readers a real time feel for what voters are thinking.

- The Nation is one of the country's most renowned websites for political coverage.  With some of the best reporting and opinions from all sides of the political spectrum, it is sure to become a favorite.

Last.Fm Site Suffers Massive Breach

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A Leaked source reporter stated that a massive breach occurred on the Last.fm music website in March of 2012. Last.fm released a statement about its security about three months after the breach occurred. The statement showed great concern for site users.

Last.Fm officials urged their users to change their passwords immediately. They felt that such an action was necessary given all the recent reports about password breaches on other sites. It seems as if password hacking has become out hand lately.

No no one knew the exact number of passwords that were hacked or how severe the hack was until today. The site used the MD5 hashing method of encryption to store the passwords rather than the plaintext style. Just about all sites that store people's passwords use some type of encryption to do so. The problem is that some methods are much safer than other methods are.

The Self-Flying Security Guard

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The startup company known as Aptonomy has created a drone that acts as a self-flying security guard. This drone technology has the potential to drastically cut down on the numbers of prison escapes, home invasions, and bank robberies. The company's developers have built on the existing technology that film-makers frequently use. This has been added to the camera-carrying drone that has been dubbed the DJI S-1000+, and it's gotten a new flight-controlling mechanism added to this so-called skeleton drone.

The new security guard also has been equipped with loudspeakers, powerful lights, and a night-vision camera. What also sets this drone apart is the incorporation of artificial intelligence. Its AI navigation system can allow the drone to fly low while avoiding any detected obstacles. Human activity and faces are also automatically detected and recorded.

Tim Cook: CEO Of Apple

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According to Apple's CEO, any business should have the same positive values that individuals do. During his time at the helm of this company, he has only lost his temper one time. This incident happened in 2014, during an annual meeting with the corporation's shareholders. One particular representative for a conservative consultancy wanted the CEO to make some certain decisions that would only prove to be profitable for Apple.

Tim Cook retorted that his company doesn't care about the ROI, so much as improving the lives of customers through technology. One example is Apple's creation of accessible devices for the sight-impaired. He said that individual shareholders who only care about the return on investment should stop doing business with Apple.

Twitter Puts The Brakes On Yiannopoulos Trollings

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Twitter has finally decided to put the brakes on the troll coalition. The site has permanently banned head troll Milo Yiannopoulos, who is an editor at a conservative news outlet.

Yiannopoulos was notorious for trolling celebrities on Twitter. In fact, he just recently launched an attack on Leslie Jones, the "Ghostbusters" actress. Leslie apparently quit Twitter because of the trollings of this troll, who had 300,000 followers.

The troll group bombarded Jones with countless racist and sexist remarks. Even worse, they created fake messages that they designed to look as if they were coming from her account. She quit Twitter on Monday with much regret in her post.

Awesome Instagram Stats For Your Business

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With almost half a billion active users today what makes a lot of sense for your business to maintain an Instagram presence and have access to this huge number of Instagram users. It's not as simple as it looks though.

To be successful in promoting a product or service in this social media platform requires thorough analysis of demographics data to come up with the right marketing campaign for any specific product or service. This means that the demographics determine how the content should be written, how the images should be presented. Even how emojis should be used.

The amount of attention that any of your post potentially gets depends on how many followers you have. For example, to get at least 100 likes each time you post, your account should have more than 2,000 followers.

Get Ready The Pokémon Go App Is Dropping In The USA

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Pokémon Go is now available for iOS and Android in the US

Score! Pokémon Go, the wildly anticipated reality game with a backing from Nintendo, is on its way to Android and iOS devices today.

In May, this fan-powerhouse was released in beta in the U.S. and it also seems to be coming out for many other iOS and Android users same day. At first, the app will be limited to New Zealand and while that seems strange, it is quite common. This first step is often a sign of a worldwide launching with imminent hints at expansion. At the time of this article, this highly-anticipated app is not available in the U.S. or the UK. While these two major markets are being left out currently, we expect that it will be more readily available at some point throughout Wednesday.

Google Fiber is Purchasing High Speed web Company Webpass

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Google Fiber is expanding its' reach, after penning a deal to buy ISP Webpass, a thirteen year old firm that provides fast web connections to businesses and individuals throughout areas of America.

Google Fiber is owned by Alphabet and based in five American cities, however it intends to expand to over twenty in the near future. One city which has been targeted by Google Fiber is San Francisco, and this purchase will facilitate that move. Webpass is well established in California, because it has services operating in Oakland, San Francisco, Berkeley, San Diego and Emeryville. In addition, it is present in Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Miami, Boston and Chicago.

Webpass emailed its' current customers to announce the deal - which is predicted to complete over the summer. The email said that the normal daily operation of the service, and the prices, will remain the same for the foreseeable future.

Google Instant Apps

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Google has released a new feature that allows smart phone users the ability to work with Apps without installing them, its called Google Instant App. Users can click on a link and the phone App will be ready to use almost instantly. So if someone you know has an App installed that they want you to take a look at, but you don’t have the App yourself, click on a link and that the App page is available. Like the way to Internet used to work before everything became App based.

The new feature takes an App and breaks it into smaller parts called Atoms that perform just some features of the larger App. Thus the Atom opens quickly because it is very small in comparison to the complete App, and it performs just like the App because it is an actual piece of it. The links can be passed around and opened in Google Play.

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