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‘Jerk’ website sued by FTC

'Jerk' website sued

As of Monday, the FTC has charged the website Jerk.com with taking data from Facebook and using it to create millions of disparaging profiles that it would then charge $30 to remove or edit. The trick was that paying money didn’t actually give access to anything, and Jerk appears to have been scamming its “customers.” Read More »

New Atomic Clock Will Keep Ticking for 300 Million Years

New Atomic Clock Will Keep Ticking for 300 Million Years

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has officially launched a new atomic clock, called NIST-F2, to serve as a new U.S. civilian time and frequency standard, along with the current NIST-F1 standard. NIST-F2 would neither gain nor lose one second in about 300 million years, making it about three times as accurate as NIST-F1, ... Read More »

Target May Have Ignored Pre-breach Intrusion Warning : Report

Target

Target Corp. is acknowledging that its security software picked up on suspicious activity after a massive cyberattack was launched, but says it decided not to take immediate action. The acknowledgement came after a media report said Thursday that Target’s security team in Bangalore received security alerts on Nov. 30 that indicated malicious software had appeared in its network. Read More »

Titanfall patch released (Video)

Titanfall patch released

Respawn’s debut game is now available on PC and Xbox One in North America ahead of its rollout in other regions throughout the rest of the week. The Xbox 360 Titanfall release date is March 25 in the US and March 28 in Europe. Read More »

Hackers attack Vegas casino

Hackers attack Vegas casino

Las Vegas Sands Corp. confirmed Friday that information about some customers of its Pennsylvania casino was stolen during a data breach earlier this month. All of the Las Vegas-based company’s sites were down for six days starting Feb. 11, after hackers posted images apparently condemning CEO Sheldon Adelson’s views about using nuclear weapons on Iran. Sands said hackers crashed its ... Read More »

Maine Girl’s iPhone catches fire

Maine Girl's iPhone catches fire

The “stop, drop and roll” mantra came in handy for a US student when her Apple iPhone 5C caught fire in her pocket at school. Kennebunk middle school principal Jeff Rodman told The Portland Press Herald that the girl heard a popping sound and smoke started billowing around her. Read More »

Facebook : 1.23 billion monthly active users

Facebook : 1.23 billion monthly active users

Ten years on Facebook is still the world’s biggest and most popular social network, and despite claims from many commentators and teenagers that its time has now come and the site is about to wane, nothing could be further from the truth. Facebook currently boasts 1.23 billion monthly active users, 60% of whom visit daily — that’s actually a 16% ... Read More »

Coolest gadgets from-CES 2014

Coolest gadgets from-CES 2014

While products like curved televisions, 3-D printers and driverless cars garnered the most attention at the big CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, there were plenty of video game-related products worth getting excited about. From virtual reality (VR) headsets and wireless controllers for mobile devices to “cloud”-based PlayStation titles and souped-up gaming PCs, here is a closer look at ... Read More »