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NSA Financial Spying Tools Released

NSA Financial Spying Tools Released It’s now feared that one of the world’s most secure methods of making payment orders has been irrevocably compromised with the NSA’s sophisticated arsenal of hacking tools now freely available online.Last week, the Shadow Brokers protested Donald Trump’s involvement in Syria when they released a password that unlocked a trove of NSA exploits.

Ultra Mobile rolls out new plans that offer more data than ever before

Ultra Mobile rolls out new plans that offer more data than ever before On Monday, the mobile carrier announced the launch of two new high data plans, which give users 10GB or 20GB of data every month for the relatively low price of $45 and $54, respectively.This marks the largest amount of data ever offered to Ultra Mobile customers.

Spotify, data, and how to become indispensable to the music industry

Spotify, data, and how to become indispensable to the music industry Maybe a million streams on Spotify won't make a musician rich, but Spotify believes it will help them get rich.That's valuable data for artists who now make much of their money from touring and merchandising instead of music sales.

New iMacs may have Xeon processors that protect your data from cosmic rays

New iMacs may have Xeon processors that protect your data from cosmic rays Digitimes reports that the new iMac will feature server-grade materials like an Intel Xeon E3-1285 v6 processor, and 16 to 64 GB of ECC RAM — a form of memory designed to protect against data corruption that can be caused by cosmic radiation.By using ECC RAM users who handle very sensitive data can ensure their systems are extraordinarily stable.

Upcoming Instagram update will let you browse photos while offline

Upcoming Instagram update will let you browse photos while offline At the F8 developer conference in San Jose, California, on Tuesday, parent company Facebook announced an update that will enable browsing on Instagram without the need for an internet connection.The upgraded Instagram app, by comparison, taps a cache — if you open a section (like your feed, Explore, or Instagram profiles) of the app, it will store the newest photos in that section on your device.

Unlimited data helps Verizon stem massive subscriber loss in first quarter

Unlimited data helps Verizon stem massive subscriber loss in first quarter And the losses would have been even greater, if not for the introduction of its unlimited data plan.The wireless carrier reported its first quarter results today, and the news wasn’t encouraging.

Researchers use ambient light sensors to steal browser data

Researchers use ambient light sensors to steal browser data Some researchers have found a way to use the innocuous-seeming ambient light sensor to grab potentially sensitive browser data and pass it along.The ambient light sensor is used for a couple of purposes.

NFL players can now sell their health data, thanks to Whoop partnership

NFL players can now sell their health data, thanks to Whoop partnership The National Football League Players Association has partnered with human performance company Whoop in a deal that will allow athletes to monitor and sell their own health data, Bloomberg reports.This is the first partnership between a professional sports players association and a wearable technology.

Your car’s dusty diagnostic port is getting a whole new life outside the garage

Your car’s dusty diagnostic port is getting a whole new life outside the garage But today we’re talking about bringing information from your car to you, and to the outside world wherever you might be.The device is called the Automatic Lite, and it plugs into your car’s On Board Diagnostic (OBD-II) port, and then connects via Bluetooth to your phone.

The future is being able to monitor the heart rate of your favorite NFL player

The future is being able to monitor the heart rate of your favorite NFL player In the perhaps not-so-distant future, NFL players will be able to monetize intimate data about their body.The NFL Players Association recently closed a deal with Whoop, a wearable tech company that makes wristbands that track heart rate, sleep quality, and more.

Verizon just announced a prepaid unlimited data plan for $80

Verizon just announced a prepaid unlimited data plan for $80 The deal includes unlimited data, talk, and text across the U.The carrier also offers a $30 basic phone plan with unlimited talk and text.

Your headphones aren't spying on you, but your apps are. Here's why.

Your headphones aren't spying on you, but your apps are. Here's why. Lawyers in the US are claiming that headphone and speaker company Bose, is secretly collecting information about what users listen to when they use its bluetooth wireless headphones.The app allows customers to interact with the headphones, updating software and also managing which device is connected at any time with the headphones.

AT&T lost nearly 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of the year

AT&T lost nearly 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of the year It’s not just Verizon that is losing subscribers — AT&T is in the same boat.AT&T lost a total of 191,000 postpaid subscribers from January to March of 2017.

Meet the 400-pound robots that will soon patrol parking lots, offices, and malls

Meet the 400-pound robots that will soon patrol parking lots, offices, and malls Chances are you haven’t heard of Knightscope, a security startup founded way back in 2013.The K5 is a 400-pound, 6-foot tall autonomous security robot that roves parking lot aisles, the hallways of office campuses, sports stadium foyers, and shopping malls on the prowl for suspicious activity.

Home Depot reportedly stored customer information on accessible webpage

Home Depot reportedly stored customer information on accessible webpage It is not uncommon to discover that a large corporate entity or organization is running a website with poor security, or even leaving customer information accessible to hackers.The security flaw seems to stem from Home Depot’s MyInstall program, a service which helps customers communicate with installers.

Uber makes it easier to delete your account, tougher to track your location

Uber makes it easier to delete your account, tougher to track your location On Friday, the ridesharing service announced Privacy Settings, a new system within the iOS and Android apps that offers self-service data controls.One new setting, known internally as “Dear John,” wipes your account data from Uber’s servers.

Google gets more aggressive in alerting users when web pages are not secure

Google gets more aggressive in alerting users when web pages are not secure In some cases, online security is a balance between users making good choices and systems providing the required information.Phishing attempts, for example, where fake sites grab private information by masquerading as official sites, only succeed because users are fooled into thinking they’re on legitimate pages.

Your wireless carriers are doing better and we have the numbers to prove it

Your wireless carriers are doing better and we have the numbers to prove it People hate their wireless carriers, yet we put up with them anyway.Alongside death, taxes, and the Star Wars prequels, wireless carriers are something we must accept.

Are you sacrificing your privacy for cheaper internet?

Are you sacrificing your privacy for cheaper internet? As it stands, ISPs can legally collect their users’ browsing history, and sell it on to marketers or other entities.It remains to be seen which ISPs will take advantage of their legal right to monetize user data.