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31 min ago | KRON 4

Warning: 1,000 Retailers May Be At Risk To Hackers

More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Computers, Transportation, Trucking, United Parcel Service, Air Courier, Retail, Target

3 hrs ago | West Australian

Google wins victory in row with German publishers

A German regulator handed Google Inc a victory on Friday as it said it would not pursue a complaint brought against the internet search engine operator by a group of publishers for giving users access to their news articles.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Internet

7 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Arden admits to 'low shots' in fight over Calgary station shortening pop songs

Jann Arden concedes that, in anger, she "threw some low shots" at the masterminds of a Calgary radio station that was dramatically shortening pop songs, but she argues that she needed to take a strong stand for young artists.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Jann Arden, Programming Languages, Twitter

12 hrs ago | WWDE-FM Virginia Beach

Wet Blankets on Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been phenomenally successful, both in raising awareness about the disease and raising funds for continued research to combat and defeat it.

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Related Topix: Stem Cell Research

16 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

HitchBOT the hitchhiking robot wraps up cross-country journey in Victoria

Once he gets past the plastic-bucket body, the pool-noodle arms and the complete lack of a soul, Seb Leeson sees a lot of himself in HitchBOT, the ragtag robot that spent several weeks hitchhiking across Canada.

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Related Topix: Robots, Canada, North America, World News,

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WBTV

UPS says customer information at risk following hack

Another day, another security breach.The latest global firm to suffer at the hands of villainous hackers is logistics giant UPS, or, to be precise, retail chain The UPS Store, a subsidiary of UPS.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Family, Teenagers, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

Times Herald

Ozone-depleting compound remains in our atmosphere

Our atmosphere "contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source, decades after the compound was banned worldwide," reports a NASA study out this week.

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Related Topix: NASA, Space

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

Guilty plea from marathon bombing suspect's friend

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell downplayed the significance of his joy ride in a Ferrari owned by a former CEO of a dietary supplement maker.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Kentucky, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Stem Cell Research

KBCI CBS 2

Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group's funding of embryonic stem cell research is "in direct conflict with Catholic teaching."

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Stem Cell Research, Abortion, Iowa City, IA, Indie

WTEN-TV Albany

Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.

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Related Topix: US News, Ferguson, MO, Stem Cell Research, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

KTVN Reno

Lynx's Moore wins Wnba MVP award

A Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, citing its funding of research involving embryonic stem cells.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Ohio, Stem Cell Research, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Violent Crime

Click Orlando

Traffic lights are dangerously easy to hack

Anyone with a radio hooked up to a laptop can wreck havoc by remotely changing lights at will -- or by shutting them all down.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Wi-Fi

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Virginia Gets NASA Funding for STEM Education

Virginia is sharing more than $17.3 million from NASA to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at community colleges and technical schools.

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Related Topix: Space

ITworld

Amazon strikes deal in China to offer more imported goods

Amazon.com is hoping to attract more consumers from China, with a new agreement that will let the U.S. e-commerce company bring millions of products from its international sites to the country as imported goods.

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Related Topix: Internet

Wed Aug 20, 2014

ComputerWorld

HP reports surprise growth as PC sales climb

HP's revenue climbed 1 percent to $27.6 billion for the quarter ended July 31, the company announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Microsoft Windows

KTVK Phoenix

UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.

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Related Topix: UPS Store, Transportation, Trucking, United Parcel Service, Air Courier, Illinois, Computer Security

ContactMusic.com

AMC Say Yes To A Second Season of 'Halt And Catch Fire'

The show didn't come out strong, like a Game of Thrones of Boardwalk Empire, but has cultivated what AMC have called a 'core following', hence the renewal.

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Related Topix: Real Estate, American Mortgage Acceptance, Game of Thrones, Cyanide Studios, Video Games, Atlus Co., Firefly, Inventions, Guardians of the Galaxy

KMIZ

90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

Recent data shows 90 percent of health care organizations have exposed their patients' data -- or had it stolen -- in 2012 and 2013, according to privacy researchers at the Ponemon Institute.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Healthcare Law, Computer Security

Globe and Mail

Remember Heartbleed? Massive hospital hack linked to bug

To quote Codenomicon : The affected code is called OpenSSL and "is the most popular open source cryptographic library and TLS implementation used to encrypt traffic on the Internet."

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Related Topix: Codenomicon, Computer Security, Medicine, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

CIO

In his own words: Best quotes of Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer's decision to step down from Microsoft's board draws to a close a 34 year-long career that took him from business manager to CEO.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Digital Rights Management, Media Players, Family, Kids, Google, WebMD

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