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Target agrees to pay $10 million to settle data breach lawsuit

Target agrees to pay $10 million to settle data breach lawsuit | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
Target has proposed a huge $10 million settlement for victims of its 2013 data breach in which at least 70 million records were compromised.
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Disney's $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband | WIRED

Disney's $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband | WIRED | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
The Magicband wields access to the park, replacing virtually every transaction you’d make inside. Bob Croslin If you want to imagine how the world will look in just a few years, once our cell phones become the keepers of both our money and identity, skip Silicon Valley and book a ticket to Orlando. Go to…
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Some Guy Figured Out How to Delete Every Photo on Facebook

Some Guy Figured Out How to Delete Every Photo on Facebook | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
A security researcher recently made a seriously startling discovery. With just four lines of code, he says he could delete any photo album on Facebook. Zuck's wedding photos? Zap. Your high school graduation album? Lost forever. Lucky for you, he decided to report the bug to Facebook, which promptly cut him a check.
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Your Online Attention, Bought in an Instant by Advertisers

Your Online Attention, Bought in an Instant by Advertisers | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
In split-second auctions, companies are jockeying for the chance to buy online ads geared to your specific tastes. But consumer advocates see a risk of a computer-generated class system.
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Who's to blame for the Net neutrality mess? Look to Verizon - CNET

Who's to blame for the Net neutrality mess? Look to Verizon - CNET | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
Verizon fought hard to overturn 2010 rules governing Internet access. But it now faces the possibility that the FCC will impose even stricter regulations than the ones it had thrown out.
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Central Command's Twitter Account Hacked…As Obama Speaks on Cybersecurity | WIRED

Central Command's Twitter Account Hacked…As Obama Speaks on Cybersecurity | WIRED | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
Twitter and YouTube accounts belonging to the military’s US Central Command were hacked on Monday. Hackers supportive of the terrorist group Islamic State, also known as ISIS, took credit and issued a warning to the U.S. military.
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Sony Pictures should release The Interview online. Immediately.

With Seth Rogen and James Franco canceling promotional appearances and theaters choosing to not screen the film at all, it's clear that The Interview is in trouble. However, there's one move Sony Pictures can make to salvage the film's chances...
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RAW Creates Professional Looking Data Visualizations In Your Browser

RAW Creates Professional Looking Data Visualizations In Your Browser | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
If you need to present some data--for a work project or class--you want it to be visually interesting to look at. The RAW web app lets you upload tabular data in the form of text or spreadsheet files and lets you create an eye-catching chart or diagram in minutes.
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Nine Things You Don't Know About The Gathering Of Your Personal Data

Nine Things You Don't Know About The Gathering Of Your Personal Data | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
Here are nine things you probably don’t know about the private sector's collection of personal data: 1. In a 1967 address at MIT, Lester Wunderman, seen as the father of direct marketing, foresaw the vast knowledge marketers would one day have about customers. “A computer can know and remember as much marketing [...]
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"If a company knows just your ZIP code, date of birth, and sex, it can identify you 87% of the time"

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Epidemic of medical data breaches leaking our most sensitive information

Epidemic of medical data breaches leaking our most sensitive information | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
Health data is considered among the most private of information, but continues to leak out in a dazzling range of ways.
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'Facebook Killer' Ello Hatches Plan to Stay Ad-Free Forever | WIRED

'Facebook Killer' Ello Hatches Plan to Stay Ad-Free Forever | WIRED | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
Upstart social network Ello's has pegged a big part of its appeal on the promise that it will never sell ads to users. Now, it's used a novel legal maneuver to ensure that the company will live up that promise.
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Data breach investigated after Irish Water discloses bank details

Data breach investigated after Irish Water discloses bank details | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
Utility reports to Data Protection Commissioner after information sent to wrong individuals
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DEA agent steals woman's identity and photos to lure in suspects on Facebook

DEA agent steals woman's identity and photos to lure in suspects on Facebook | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
The woman gave up her rights when she handed over her phone in an arrest, the Feds are claiming in a court case, so that makes it OK for a DEA agent to put up a bogus account in her name, post her ...
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How to back up a country

How to back up a country | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
WIPING a country off the map is one thing. Wiping its data is another. Estonians know what the former is like. They are determined to avoid the latter. Just as...
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Etsy Lost Its Soul, But That Doesn't Matter to Its IPO | WIRED

Etsy Lost Its Soul, But That Doesn't Matter to Its IPO | WIRED | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
Etsy is now a ticker symbol on the NASDAQ stock exchange. And that's telling.
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A Researcher Just Published 10 Million Real Passwords and Usernames 

A Researcher Just Published 10 Million Real Passwords and Usernames  | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
Security consultant Mark Burnett has just published 10 million passwords along with their corresponding usernames. It's a thoughtful offering to other researchers--but a legally risky move given the current legal situation surrounding hacking.
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Verizon’s Mobile ‘Supercookies’ Seen as Threat to Privacy

Verizon’s Mobile ‘Supercookies’ Seen as Threat to Privacy | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
Advertisers, and possibly other third parties, are finding ways to exploit a hidden tracking mechanism that Verizon Wireless users cannot delete.
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David Cameron wants to ban encrypted apps like iMessage and Whatsapp

David Cameron wants to ban encrypted apps like iMessage and Whatsapp | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
In the wake of the Paris attacks, UK Prime Minister David Cameron is targeting encrypted communications that governments can't read.
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Never Buy a Phone Again | WIRED

Never Buy a Phone Again | WIRED | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
Don’t buy another phone ever again. That’s a weird thing for us to say, right? We’re WIRED! But by the end of last year, it was fancy-ice clear that the distinction between phones and the other little touchscreen computers with over-the-air Internet connections had become blatantly artificial. The only reason we still have electronics with that Bell-ian name is so carriers can sell us a plan.
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Amazon's Pricing Strategy Makes Life Miserable For The Competition

Amazon's Pricing Strategy Makes Life Miserable For The Competition | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
During the Christmas shopping season we will see Amazon change prices on as many as 80 million products during a single day. That is amazing since companies like Walmart, Best Buy and Toys “R” Us have already announced that they will not be undersold and will match any competitors’ prices [...]
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International Authorities Coordinate a Scorched-Earth Purge of the Internet Underground | WIRED

International Authorities Coordinate a Scorched-Earth Purge of the Internet Underground | WIRED | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
Europol along with the Feds has now arrested 17 people in as many countries and seized hundreds of Dark Web domains associated with over a dozen black market sites.
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This Graphic Offers Good-Looking Fonts to Replace Dull, Overused Ones

This Graphic Offers Good-Looking Fonts to Replace Dull, Overused Ones | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
Everyone knows not to use Comic Sans, but it's not the only played out, overused font all over the web. This graphic offers some great alternatives for some of the web's most popular fonts and typefaces so you can give your website, document, or presentation a fresh look.
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Verizon's 'Perma-Cookie' Is a Privacy-Killing Machine | WIRED

Verizon's 'Perma-Cookie' Is a Privacy-Killing Machine | WIRED | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
Verizon Wireless has been subtly altering the web traffic of its wireless customers for the past two years, inserting a string of about 50 letters, numbers, and characters into data flowing between these customers and the websites they visit. The company—one the country’s largest wireless carriers, providing cell phone service for about 123 million subscribers—calls…
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BBC to release Doctor Who online game to teach kids how to code

BBC to release Doctor Who online game to teach kids how to code | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
In a visionary move poised to teach more and more kids how to code, the BBC is about to launch a new online game called ‘The Doctor and the Dalek.’
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Innovative way to interest younger audiences

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BuckysRoom - Free Educational Video Tutorials on Computer Programming, Web Design, Game Development and More!

BuckysRoom - Free Educational Video Tutorials on Computer Programming, Web Design, Game Development and More! | Using the Web for Business | Scoop.it
Watch thousands of free educational video tutorials on computer programming, game development, web design, video editing, 3D modeling, iPhone app development, Android app development, and more!
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