FTC Releases Alerts on Protecting Against Identity Theft

Original release date: September 20, 2017 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released two alerts to educate consumers on recommended protections against identity theft after the recent after the recent data breach at Equifax. Users should consider placing security freezes with the three major credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Transunion, and Experian. Alternative security recommendations include using fraud alerts and free credit monitoring from Equifax.  US-CERT encourages users to refer to…

September 20, 2017
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Mathematical Formula Predicts Global Mass Extinction Event in 2100

Kate Lunau, writing for Motherboard: A new paper in Science Advances finds that a mass extinction period mirroring ones from our planet’s ancient past could be triggered when humanity adds a certain amount of carbon to the oceans, which are home to the majority of all plants and animals on our planet. The paper pegs that amount at 310 gigatons. According to lead author Daniel Rothman of MIT, based on…

September 20, 2017
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Source: Tesla working with AMD to develop its own AI chip for self-driving functionality in its cars, has 50+ people on project including chip star Jim Keller (Jordan Novet/CNBC)

September 20, 2017

Jordan Novet / CNBC: Source: Tesla working with AMD to develop its own AI chip for self-driving functionality in its cars, has 50+ people on project including chip star Jim Keller  —  – Tesla is working with AMD to refine its new chip, which will likely reduce its reliance on Nvidia. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Microsoft rolls out Minecraft’s “Better Together” cross-platform play update for mobile, VR, XBox, and Windows 10, says it will come to Switch later this year (Jessica Conditt/Engadget)

September 20, 2017

Jessica Conditt / Engadget: Microsoft rolls out Minecraft’s “Better Together” cross-platform play update for mobile, VR, XBox, and Windows 10, says it will come to Switch later this year  —  The Better Together update brings the biggest set of changes to hit Minecraft in years, expanding the Community Marketplace … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Equifax Has Been Sending Consumers To a Fake Phishing Site for Almost Two Weeks

An anonymous reader shares a Gizmodo report (condensed for space): For nearly two weeks, the company’s official Twitter account has been directing users to a fake lookalike website. After announcing the breach, Equifax directed its customers to equifaxsecurity2017.com, a website where they can enroll in identity theft protection services and find updates about how Equifax is handing the “cybersecurity incident.” But the decision to create “equifaxsecurity2017” in the first place…

September 20, 2017
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