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January 20, 2022
BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – A 22-year-old Chico man was sentenced to probation, fines and community service after admitting to illegally hacking multiple computers at Chico State. Alejandro Benitez appeared in Butte County Superior Court on Thursday where he entered a plea of no contest to the crime of unauthorized computer access. Butte County Superior Court...
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image: The Association for Computing Machinery, the world’s largest association for computing professionals, has named 71 of its members ACM Fellows.view more  Credit: Association for Computing Machinery ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named 71 members ACM Fellows for wide-ranging and fundamental contributions in areas including algorithms, computer science education, cryptography, data security and privacy,...
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Using an online video converter may be a quick way to get things done but it can be a privacy threat as well. If you are a content creator who works with various video formats, you have to deal with videos every day in your life. And sometimes, due to the incompatibility between videos and...
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The vast majority of antivirus companies that publish security software for the Macintosh started with a Windows product first, but not Intego. For well over 20 years, Intego’s central mission has been protecting Apple products. Intego Mac Internet Security, the latest release, is more than just an antivirus. It also includes a full-featured firewall that...
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Landry Signé Senior Fellow, Africa Growth Initiative, Global Economy and Development, Brookings InstitutionProfessor and Managing Director, Thunderbird School of Global Management Harnessing technology and innovation for a better future in Africa: Policy priorities for enabling the ‘Africa we want’ The COVID-19 crisis has changed how the world functions, bringing to light many limitations of existing...
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Late last year, members of a youth group held a computer literacy class in the Syrian town of Amuda. This was no ordinary extracurricular activity: its purpose was to recruit children for military service, and over the course of the lessons, organizers convinced two local girls to leave home and pick up arms. “It was...
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ROCKVILLE, Md. – A warning from Montgomery County Police – steer clear of a scam hitting shopping centers in Rockville and around the nation. Officials say the fraud involves dishonest violin players who solicit money – either cash or by electronic payment – in parking lots of shopping plazas. Montgomery County Police  Download the FOX...
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Apple has countersued Ericsson as a response to Ericsson’s lawsuits over Apple’s use of its 5G patents. Apple’s countersuit seeks to get a U.S. import ban on the Swedish firm’s mobile base station. Ericsson is suing Apple over the Cupertino firm’s continuing use of the Swedish company’s 5G patents in the iPhone, even though its...
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With tax season beginning Jan. 24, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation is warning taxpayers to watch out for tax-related fraud. Each year, taxpayers’ personal information is compromised through phishing scams or by unscrupulous tax preparers, according to the IRS. Here are 10 tips to avoid tax season fraud: Choose a tax preparer wisely. Look for...
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~~ ~ There seems to be no end to the fake accounts used to make political posts by people who are suspected to be Chinese on media sites such as Facebook (FB) and Twitter.  Disguised as phantom Americans or Europeans, they post statements and views in line with the stance of the Chinese government on...
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is warning citizens of a phone scam where callers are threatening people that they are being investigated by the National Exploited and Missing Children’s Unit regarding sex trafficking or other sex crimes. The police department said scammers are asking people for as much as $5000 or...
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Outlook for This Week in the Nation’s Capital Congress. The House and Senate are both in session this week. Hearings for this week include examining U.S. ports, FEMA’s workforce, the energy impacts of blockchain, NASA’s Artemis initiative, and a House Science Committee markup on a handful of bills. The House also plans to vote on numerous pieces of legislation...
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By Jeremy Herb, CNN (CNN) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky publicly pushed back Thursday on US President Joe Biden’s comments that a “minor incursion” by Russia into Ukraine would prompt a lesser response than a full-scale invasion, in an implicit rebuke of Biden’s comments. “We want to remind the great powers that there are no...
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In the latest release of its Edge beta, Microsoft introduced a new way for IT admins to better secure the Chromium-based browser against web-based attacks. The release notes for Microsoft Edge Beta Channel describe the new security features as employing several techniques to guard against so-called zero-day exploits; Zero-day exploits are software or network vulnerabilities...
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A widespread phishing operation targeting Southeast Asia’s second-largest bank – Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) – has prompted the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to introduce regulations for internet banking that include use of an SMS Sender ID registry. Singapore banks have two weeks to remove clickable links in text messages or e-mails sent to retail...
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A makeshift memorial sits outside Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., last week. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Scott Olson/Getty Images A makeshift memorial sits outside Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., last week. Scott Olson/Getty Images The family of Riley Franz, a student who was shot in the neck at Oxford High...
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Update 1/19: Apple is working on a fix, according to a Github post. Just days after Apple patched a bug that could allow a hacker to send your iPhone into an endless loop of crashes, FingerprintJS has uncovered a Safari vulnerability that could expose your internet activity and personal data to an open website. The...
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Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. Let the OSS Enterprise newsletter guide your open source journey! Sign up here. With much of the world having to rapidly embrace a remote- or hybrid-working ethos, this has created a need for tools that help businesses...
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Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Irreverent Labs aims to change the game industry with some very fancy looking chickens. Born from the mind of Voodoo PC founder...
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As per an article by The Hindu, 50,035 cases of cybercrime were reported in 2020, 11.8% more than in 2019 while 60.2% of cybercrimes were of fraud. Every organization or institution has some sort of information or data that needs to be protected. Organizations invest large sums of money to secure that information and data....
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