You can fight robocallers… with your own robot

How “hang on, there’s a bee on me” is defeating scam telemarketers at their own game.   “Roger” just woke up from a nap, so he’s a little out of…

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When robocallers pretend to be real

Watch out for “Can you hear me now?” robot telemarketers, the Federal Trade Commission warns.   You pick up the phone and hear a pause, then a young woman speaks. “Excuse me, I had a…

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Humans have a ‘black box,’ too

Life-giving technology tells a story after death—a story that can help solve crimes.   Two dark November nights in an Ohio town. Two murders. Two houses stained with blood.  Both victims—both under age 50—shared…

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How to protect yourself from the next big Twitter hack

Take steps now to make yourself less vulnerable to hackers from Turkey or any country.   “Learn Turkish,” the tweet said, along with a Nazi swastika.  And the tweet was…

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The Russians may have hacked your Yahoo account

A grand jury has indicted Russian intelligence officers & hackers for attacking Yahoo e-mail accounts.   All this talk of Russians hacking the election. It turns out, they may have…

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Hard questions for CloudPets after kids’ data exposed

Senator sends letter demanding answers about what happened & how in a data breach potentially affecting 800,000 people.   It was a fluffy toy with a terrible secret—a leaky database…

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