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MGM Resorts data breach hits millions of guests: What to do now

Personal details of up to 10.6 million people, including Justin Bieber and Twitter head Jack Dorsey, who stayed at an MGM Resorts hotel in the past several years have been posted in an online hacking forum, the hotel chain confirmed.The compromised information includes 10,683,188 guest records co...
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Using WhatsApp on PC or Mac? Update right now to avoid this nasty flaw

If you use the WhatsApp desktop application on a Mac or a Windows PC, patch it now. The previous version is full of security holes. If you're using WhatsApp on iOS, you might as well update that, too."A vulnerability in WhatsApp Desktop when paired with WhatsApp for iPhone allows cross-site scrip...
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13 biggest tech fails of 2019

A lot went right with technology in 2019 — we saw fantastic phones, snappy laptops and services that made possible things we couldn’t even imagine at the start of the decade. But a lot went wrong, too. And we’re here today not to hail the landmark achievements of the past year but to paint and la...
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How Tech Can Help Domestic Abuse Victims

Technology lets domestic abusers harass and intimidate their victims even when they're out of the house, and to continue the emotional and psychological abuse even after the victim has left the abuser, said Chris Cox, executive director of Operation Safe Escape, which help victims flee abusive re...
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How to Survive Cyberbullying

In 2003, Emmy-nominated TV anchor Catherine Bosley was vacationing with her husband in Key West, after recovering from a life-threatening illness. On a whim, she decided to leave her comfort zone and enter a wet T-shirt contest. She could never have prepared for the consequences she would face.A ...
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Identity Theft Victim? Here's 6 Things You Need to Do

Have you just become one of the more than 25 million Americans who fall victim to identity theft every year? Are you wondering what to do now that your identity has been stolen?(Image credit: Ollyy/Shutterstock)If so, don't panic. You're going to have to do several things right away, but each wil...
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How to Get What You Still Can from the Equifax Settlement

If you wanted to net some substantial cash from the Equifax data-breach settlement, you are probably out of luck, unless you can prove the breach cost you a lot of money. Far too many people have filed for cash reimbursement to get the full $125 that was initially promised. The Federal Trade Comm...
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Live Streaming App Face-Off: Meerkat vs. Periscope

Meerkat and Periscope certainly aren't the only mobile apps that allow you to stream live video from your phone to the whole wide world. But they are grabbing the lion's share of headlines as of late.Meerkat burst onto the scene at this month's South by Southwest, as much for its ability to strea...
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How to Tell if Someone Blocked You On Snapchat

Snapchat is all fun filters and rewarding streaks between friends, until someone's feelings get hurt. If you're wondering how to tell if someone blocked you on Snapchat, out of concern that you've lost a friend or are on thin ice, we've got the instructions to help you out.(Image credit: Shutters...
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Facebook Is Working Like It's Supposed To (And That's the Real Scandal)

Since the scandal involving Facebook and the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica broke last Saturday (March 17), I've made a couple of media appearances and spoken to many friends and acquaintances about the issue.(Image credit: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the 2011 G8 summit in Fran...
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