Archive for month: December, 2019

No one is ready for California’s new consumer privacy law

The California Consumer Privacy Act goes into effect January 1st, and it doesn’t look like anyone, even the state of California itself, is totally ready. Draft regulations for enforcing the law are still being ...

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A Guide to Ethical Hacking

The term “hacking” has a negative connotation for most, but the right kind of hacking can actually protect you. Here’s how. Today I’m going to talk a little bit about ethical hacking to clear up some common m...

Zynga hack affected 170 million accounts!

A September password breach of online game company Zynga affected 170 million people, according to a new report from Have I Been Pwned. According to that site, the Zynga hack ranks 10th among its all-time large...

Best Gaming Laptop under $1000

NUMBER 1 GAMING LAPTOP 2019 The specs on this laptop are incredible considering the thin appearance. With a large screen of 17.3 inches and, you are able to see the finer details of almost any game. It also com...

I Ditched Google for DuckDuckGo. Here’s Why You Should Too

It all started with a realization: Most the things I search for are easy to find. Did I really need the all-seeing, all-knowing algorithms of Google to assist me? Probably not. So I made a simple change: I open...

Office 365 Accounts Targeted Using OAuth Apps – Phishing

A new and interesting phishing campaign has been discovered that doesn’t target a recipient’s username and password, but rather uses the novel approach of gaining access to a recipient’s Offic...

Your Internet Provider Likely Juiced Its Official Speed Scores

AT&T Inc. was dismayed at its report card from a government test measuring internet speeds. So the telecom giant sought to change its grade. The company pushed the Federal Communications Commission to omit ...

Chromebooks versus Windows laptops, Which should you buy?

A notebook PC powered by Microsoft Windows offers several advantages: Windows offers the most flexibility to run just about any app, as well as the choice of any browser you choose. You can tweak and configure ...

Why Some Cities Are Banning Facial Recognition Technology

A handful of US cities have banned government use of facial recognition technology due to concerns over its accuracy and privacy. WIRED’s Tom Simonite talks with computer vision scientist and lawyer Gretc...

AMD plots multicore domination with 64-core Threadripper 3990X processor, coming in 2020

In October, AMD launched the Epyc 7H12, a 64-core behemoth designed to take down Intel’s Xeon in the server market. Now AMD has confirmed plans for an epyc…er, epic smackdown of Intel in the desktop PC wi...