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The Equifax Hack Included Almost 11 Million Driver’s Licenses

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Equifax hack exposed critical personally identifying information on more than 145 million American adults. That’s not all adults by any means, but it’s well over half the adults in the country. Now we know that social security numbers, credit cards (in some cases), full names, and home addresses aren’t the only thing the hackers made off with. They got nearly 11 million driver’s licenses, too. That’s the latest from the Wall Street Journal, which ...

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BAE Systems to cut almost 2,000 jobs

BAE Systems is planning to cut almost 2,000 jobs in military, maritime and intelligence services, the firm says. A total of 750 posts will go at the Warton and Samlesbury plants in Lancashire where parts for the Eurofighter Typhoon are manufactured. BAE is facing an order gap for the Typhoon so wants to slow production before an expected order from Qatar. In all, a total of 1,400 roles will go across England in the firm’s air and information business, Outside Lancashire, 400 posts will close in Brough, East Yorkshire, and ...

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Dak makes almost five times his NFL salary off the field

8:00 AM ET No NFL player signed more endorsement deals this offseason than Dak Prescott. For his head, he has New Era caps and Beats by Dre headphones. For his appetite, he has Campbell’s Chunky Soup and Tostitos tortilla chips. For his thirst, he has Pepsi and 7-Eleven. For private travel, it’s Nicholas Air. He also became the latest face of AT&T and DirecTV and signed a lucrative new autograph deal with card company Panini America. There is, of course, a reason why Prescott is so active in signing endorsement ...

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Mario Kart Wii Has Been Hiding A Secret Mode For Almost Ten Years

Mario Kart Wii has been harboring a deep secret for the last nine years–an unused mission mode hidden within the game’s code. Eagle-eyed YouTuber MrBean35000vr uncovered the mode. MrBean35000vr, a Mario Kart 8 hacker and streamer, claims that within the 2008 title, the main menu actually has five options in its code rather than the four we’ve come to know. In his video, he shows this to be true, pulling up sub-menus that lack any text but do work as options for some sort of Mission Mode similar to the ...

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Hyperloop One Hits Almost 200 MPH With Demo Pod

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. While Elon Musk was busy with SpaceX and Tesla, he toyed with the idea of building a super-fast levitating train he dubbed a Hyperloop. Musk opted not to pursue that particular venture, but he did make the concept available as a whitepaper in 2013. A few companies have popped up since then with the aim of making the Hyperloop a reality, but Hyperloop One is currently the furthest along. This company has not only designed ...

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Happy August! College football is almost here!

9:28 AM ET Every summer, we try to pinpoint the perfect day to get excited for college football. A prolonged countdown can trigger burnout. Starting the pre-party too close to the season leaves fans scrambling. It’s a tricky exercise. Fortunately, the calendar obliges. Go ahead and check for yourself. It’s August, y’all. Actual football games will be played this month. Preseason camps are under way around most of the country. The season is almost here, so consider this permission to start tomahawk-chopping, 8-clapping, hog-calling or whatever gets you pumped for ...

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Xbox Ultimate Game Sale Is Almost Over

The massive Xbox Ultimate Game sale is coming to an end soon. The huge sale, which features more than 300 deals, runs through July 10–so the clock is ticking. For the game deals, Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy discounts of up to 70%, while everyone else can take advantage of offers up to 60% off. Some of the titles discounted in the Ultimate Game Sale include Battlefield 1 ($ 30), BioShock: The Collection ($ 36), Call of Duty: Black Ops III Gold Edition ($ 36), Dark Souls III ($ ...

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Inside Apple: How the iPhone almost never happened

iPhone 10 Years Later: The phone that almost wasn’t The original iPhone’s development was an epic undertaking cloaked in layers of paranoid secrecy. When Apple’s smartphone went on sale on June 29, 2007, the world was dominated by flip phones and Blackberrys with tiny keyboards. People carried iPods for music, Palm Pilots for calendars, and compact cameras for photography. Putting all those things into a rectangle that fit in your pocked seemed crazy. Doing it without a keyboard was even crazier. Ten years later, details have come out about what ...

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Long wait for NBA's award winners almost over

2:33 PM ET The 2016-17 season was unlike any other in NBA history for a number of reasons, and the league will add another milestone to that long list Monday night when — 75 days after the regular season ended — it finally hands out all six major individual trophies at its first awards show. The lengthy delay between the voting for these awards and the actual awarding of them has certainly dimmed some of the memories surrounding them, in particular with the Most Valuable Player, which will go to ...

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Data of almost 200 million voters leaked online by GOP analytics firm

How to protect yourself from hackers Personal information of almost 200 million registered U.S. voters was accidentally exposed online due to an improperly configured security setting, security firm UpGuard revealed on Monday. The leaked information, compiled by Republican data firm Deep Root Analytics and two other Republican contractors, included names, birth dates, addresses, voter registration details and data information that included a cache of posts scraped from Reddit. UpGuard cyber risk analyst Chris Vickery discovered the open database of 198 million voters on June 12, and it was secured on ...

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