Judgment day for head of used phone scheme: pay up $42 million 

He earned millions scamming people & now he has to pay it back, says judge.   ***Updated on 5-22-17 at 1:45 pm with new information from the FTC about what…

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Backlash for popular cybersecurity company after Russian hack controversy?

Some Americans are talking about dropping Kaspersky computer security products over fears of Russian government connections.   Andres is removing the Kaspersky Lab security software from his computer. The former software…

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Your meat may be vulnerable, researcher says

Investigation finds vulnerabilities in the machines that process beef, chicken, fish & other foods.   Enjoying that burger, that drumstick, that salmon filet? There’s a chance it was processed by…

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Your new reality—how crooks can hijack your augmented world

As augmented reality becomes a part of your life, researchers warn security gaps could hurt you in the real world.   You get a message on your phone. “Battle is…

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What is a VPN?

You’ve probably seen the letters “VPN” in the news lately. Could stand for a lot of things—“Vodka Party Night” is one of them, according to Urban Dictionary. But the VPN…

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Be your own charger with new heat-harvesting fabric

Your body heat could power your smart devices and the Internet of Things.           “I got a smart phone with a dumb battery,” sing hip-hop artists DJ Pasquan and Lank from…

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