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Forget Stealing Credit Cards, Now Hackers Just Straight-Up Blackmail You

Forget Stealing Credit Cards, Now Hackers Just Straight-Up Blackmail You | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
While hackers tried to get rich by stealing millions of credit cards from Target, other cybercriminals have quietly tried another method to make a quick buck: Asking companies to pay them to go away.

In recent weeks, two companies have publicly de...
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The Inside Story of How Facebook Got Oculus VR | TIME

The Inside Story of How Facebook Got Oculus VR | TIME | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
A 19-year-old hacker set out to invent a gaming headset. He ended up reviving a dead technology and creating an idea worth $2 billion
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Spokeo Opt Out | People Search | White Pages | Phone Book | FREE!

Spokeo Opt Out | People Search | White Pages | Phone Book | FREE! | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
Free people search and white pages returns phone, address, email and photos! 100% Guaranteed phone book.
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If you want to remove your info from Spokeo here's the link to do so.

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Student Loan Borrowers Win As Education Department Reverses Course

Student Loan Borrowers Win As Education Department Reverses Course | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
Borrowers with federal student loans may now access the U.S. government's latest rankings of loan specialists after the Department of Education on Tuesday abruptly reversed its temporary ban on providing customer service scores.

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Bitcoin: taxes are the real reason it's doomed - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet

Bitcoin: taxes are the real reason it's doomed - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
It's the taxman, rather than any private institutional failures, that will relegate the cryptocurrency to niche status.
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Even CEO Can't Figure Out How RadioShack Still In Business

Even CEO Can't Figure Out How RadioShack Still In Business | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
FORT WORTH, TX—After a thorough review of its operations, RadioShack CEO Julian Day could provide no real explanation for the analog- riddled company's staying power.
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The Onion tells it like it is

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AT&T Wants Money From Netflix, Too

AT&T Wants Money From Netflix, Too | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc, which agreed to pay Comcast Corp for faster video delivery, may have to make similar arrangements with other broadband providers to ensure customers get trouble-free access to its streaming movies and TV shows.

AT&T sp...
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So it begins...

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A Human Lung Was Just Grown in a Lab. Regenerative Medicine Will Never Be the Same.

A Human Lung Was Just Grown in a Lab. Regenerative Medicine Will Never Be the Same. | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
"It's been science fiction and we're moving into science fact."
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#Hashtag2 with Jimmy Fallon & Jonah Hill - YouTube

Jimmy & Jonah have a Twitter conversation in real life. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: http://bit.ly/1nwT1aN Watch The Tonight Show...
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Oh lord there's another one haha

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Netflix Accelerating Lobbying Efforts On Capitol Hill

Netflix Accelerating Lobbying Efforts On Capitol Hill | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
By Dave Levinthal
Center for Public Integrity

To be sure, Netflix doesn't have ruthless Frank Underwood advocating for its corporate interests.

But the "House of Cards" distributor is nonetheless building itself into a poli...
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Woman Arrested For Failing To Return Rented Movie

Woman Arrested For Failing To Return Rented Movie | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
That's one heck of a late fee.

Kayla Michelle Finley, of Pickens, S.C., was arrested Thursday when she went to the county sheriff's office to report a crime, according to Fox Carolina. Police discovered she had an active warrant for not returning ...
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Gates Spends Entire First Day Back in Office Trying to Install Windows 8.1

Gates Spends Entire First Day Back in Office Trying to Install Windows 8.1 | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
A Microsoft spokesman said that Mr. Gates’ first day in his new job had been “a learning experience.”
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Andy Borowitz is hilarious

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LOOK: This Is What Your Home Will Look Like In 2030

LOOK: This Is What Your Home Will Look Like In 2030 | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
We already know that the home of the future will connect your appliances to your phone and host a robotic butler that will transform entertainment forever, but the changes certainly don't stop there.

Based on a report from the UK nonprofit Forum ...
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US school to fork over $70K for hassling sixth-grader about Facebook posting

US school to fork over $70K for hassling sixth-grader about Facebook posting | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
Riley Stratton was forced to hand over her Facebook and email passwords and, with a police officer in the room, school officials searched her Facebook page for an alleged conversation she had with ...
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UnlistMy.Info - Your web privacy. In your hands.

Take control of protecting your Online privacy by opting out. Find out which top Online sites store data about you, and tell them to unlist your info.
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Here's a great site for websites that may have your information on them and links to where you can ask them to remove your information.

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Amazon Just Figured Out A Genius Way To Make You Spend More Money

Amazon Just Figured Out A Genius Way To Make You Spend More Money | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
Amazon just pulled the trigger -- the company raised the price of its popular Prime service from $79 to $99.

Although the 25 percent price increase may drive some customers away, the move could also get others to spend even more money at Amazon. P...
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Not sure if I'll keep my Prime membership after this one.

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Ethics Watchdog Calls GOP Campaign Boss 'Scam Artist'

Ethics Watchdog Calls GOP Campaign Boss 'Scam Artist' | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- An ethics watchdog filed a formal request Wednesday for an investigation of National Republican Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Greg Walden (Ore.), citing his team's use of phony websites.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in W...
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New Scam Is Landing Some College Kids In Jail

New Scam Is Landing Some College Kids In Jail | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
On paper, Roy Sun seemed an exemplary student. During his senior year at Purdue University, he made As in every class, despite rarely attending any of them.

But in reality, he was failing. Instead of studying, he spent his time stealing professors...
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3 Simple Reasons Google Doesn't Hire the Top College Grads

3 Simple Reasons Google Doesn't Hire the Top College Grads | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
The tech giant has a pretty refreshing approach to hiring.
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Arresting Development: Why the Comcast-Netflix Deal Should Worry You

Arresting Development: Why the Comcast-Netflix Deal Should Worry You | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
On Sunday, Netflix agreed to pay Comcast an undisclosed amount to ensure that its videos stream smoothly to Comcast customers. But fans of Francis Underwood’s manipulations on House of Cards might want to temper their celebrations.
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Girl Scout sells cookies outside pot dispensary: 117 boxes in 2 hours

Girl Scout sells cookies outside pot dispensary: 117 boxes in 2 hours | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
It's that time of year again. Time when your local market entrances are flooded with Girl Scouts selling boxes of Samoas, Tagalongs and Thin Mints. But one 13-year-old Girl Scout in San Francisco and her mother made a rather business-savvy decision to sell cookies outside of a medical marijuana dispensary.
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Not exactly tech-related, but the kid's definitely got a bright future in business.

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Your Visa Card Is About to Change in a Major Way

Your Visa Card Is About to Change in a Major Way | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
The way you pay may never be the same
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An Interactive Map of Racist, Homophobic and Ableist Tweets in America

An Interactive Map of Racist, Homophobic and Ableist Tweets in America | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
This is The Geography of Hate – a cartographical collection of every geotagged tweet in the continental U.S.
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Facebook Adds New Gender Options

Facebook Adds New Gender Options | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — You don't have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant is adding a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pron...
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Facebook Has Done Something Really Freaking Sweet For Each Of Its Users Today

Facebook Has Done Something Really Freaking Sweet For Each Of Its Users Today | Stream of Consciousness | Scoop.it
You're in for a treat as Facebook celebrates its 10th birthday.
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I won't lie, this is actually pretty cool.

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