Credit reporting firm Equifax: breach affecting up to US 143M consumers found on 7/29; 209K credit card numbers, 182K “dispute” docs with personal info stolen (Todd Haselton/CNBC)

September 7, 2017

Todd Haselton / CNBC: Credit reporting firm Equifax: breach affecting up to US 143M consumers found on 7/29; 209K credit card numbers, 182K “dispute” docs with personal info stolen  —  Equifax Inc., which supplies credit information and other information services, said Thursday that a cybersecurity incident … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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67% of Americans Use Social Media To Get Some of their News

Shan Wang, writing for Neiman Lab: Sixty-seven percent of Americans report getting some of their news via social media at some point, according to a Pew Research survey of just under 5,000 U.S. adults conducted last month and published Thursday. That overall percentage is only up slightly from 62 percent in 2016, in the run-up to the November election. But among specific demographics, using social media for news has increased:…

September 7, 2017
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BrandPost: Creating a Competitive Advantage Through Collaboration

In the fiercely competitive pharmaceutical industry, the most successful companies are  highly collaborative, coordinating  development, testing, production, and education teams and processes  to launch new drugs. Increasingly, organizations are turning to enterprise work management platforms to make this kind of coordination possible; in fact, in a recent survey of IT decision makers, 84% said that companies that do not strategically deploy a work management platform will be at a competitive…

September 7, 2017
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Indiegogo says it will compel campaigns to provide status of product’s development and update backers monthly (Jacob Kastrenakes/The Verge)

September 7, 2017

Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: Indiegogo says it will compel campaigns to provide status of product’s development and update backers monthly  —  Indiegogo is making a pair of changes today that are designed to compel crowdfunding campaigns to be clearer with backers about the state of their products. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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‘No Fire Risk’ With New Lithium Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries that are resistant to exploding or catching fire have been developed by scientists. From a report: The devices produced sufficient energy for use in household electronics, but did not ignite — even when punctured repeatedly with a nail. The batteries use a water-salt solution as their electrolyte, removing the risks carried by some non-aqueous commercial models. The research is published in the journal Joule. “In the past, if…

September 7, 2017
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Pew 2017 study of news use on social media: 55% of US people aged 50+ get news on social sites, up 10% YoY; Twitter users who get news on site up 15% YoY to 74% (Pew Research Center)

September 7, 2017

Pew Research Center: Pew 2017 study of news use on social media: 55% of US people aged 50+ get news on social sites, up 10% YoY; Twitter users who get news on site up 15% YoY to 74%  —  As of August 2017, two-thirds (67%) of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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AskSlashdot: How Do You See Your Life After Firefox 52 ESR?

Artem Tashkinov writes: Soon to be released Firefox 56 says that out of 35+ add-ons that I have installed only a single one is a proper WebExtension which means that Firefox 57 will disable over 95% of my add-ons many of which I just cannot live without and for most of them there are simply no alternatives. This number of add-ons sound like an overkill, but actually they are all…

September 7, 2017
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