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Researcher: It’s Easy to Steal iOS Passwords, Just Ask for Them

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Anyone who’s spent more than a few minutes using iOS has been prompted to input their iTunes password. This can ensure that no one but you has access to your important account data. However, iOS tends to ask for your password quite often, and security researcher Felix Krause points out this good-intentioned practice could actually have the opposite effect. According to Krause, Apple’s constant insistence that users type in their passwords leaves them open to ...

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It's not just Amazon: Chinese tech giants are selling groceries too

You need an app to shop in Alibaba’s grocery stores China’s biggest e-commerce companies are hungry for groceries. Amazon(AMZN, Tech30)‘s move to swallow Whole Foods for $ 13.7 billion grabbed attention in the U.S., and the internet giant has also been dabbling in cashier-less grocery stores. But experts say China is already ahead of the curve. Alibaba(BABA, Tech30), the country’s biggest online shopping company, has introduced a grocery store that has both a virtual and physical presence. It quietly started rolling out the stores two years ago “because no one ...

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Equifax just scored a $7 million contract to protect the IRS from fraud

Legislators grill former Equifax CEO Equifax has landed a $ 7.25 million government contract to help the IRS detect fraud. The deal was finalized last week, according to the federal government website that tracks contracts. The timeline is notable; earlier in September, the credit monitoring firm announced a massive security breach that may have exposed the personal information of as many as 145.5 million people. Equifax(EFX) is now tasked with helping the agency “verify taxpayer identity and to assist in ongoing identity verification and validations needs,” according to contract details ...

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March to NL Central crown just might be Joe Maddon's best work as Cubs manager

6:33 PM ET ST. LOUIS — How did Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon do at least one thing San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy wasn’t able to accomplish in three tries? Something Kansas City Royals skipper Ned Yost and Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell also couldn’t do? All three won at least one World Series in recent years, but none returned to the playoffs the next season. Maddon’s Cubs are on the verge of doing just that despite losing to the St. Louis Cardinals 8-7 on Tuesday night. Their magic ...

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Trevor Siemian, Broncos' defense do just enough to get opening win

3:14 AM ET DENVER — Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian was efficient in answering questions people had about him heading into opening night. Denver’s running game delivered. And the defense made a critical final stand as Shelby Harris blocked a 41-yard field goal attempt with one second remaining to hold off a furious comeback by the Los Angeles Chargers. All in all, it was a lot more difficult than Vance Joseph might have wanted in his head-coaching debut, but the Broncos still escaped with a 24-21 victory on Monday night. ...

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Why your need to fly cheap just created a new aerospace giant

Boeing vs. Airbus: The middle of the market battle Two of the biggest suppliers to Boeing and Airbus are getting together — and it’s mostly because you want cheaper plane tickets. United Technologies(UTX), a conglomerate that makes equipment for the aerospace and building industries, said late Monday it’s buying high-tech aerospace and defense electronics supplier Rockwell Collins(COL) for $ 23 billion. The combined company would have annual sales of around $ 34 billion, making it the world’s fourth largest aerospace firm by revenue after Boeing(BA), Airbus(EADSF) and Lockheed Martin(LMT), according ...

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With Your Brain Waves and Virtual Reality, ‘The Matrix’ May Be Just Around the Corner

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Earlier this year, we reported on some of the alternately weird and inspired devices created in pursuit of immersive virtual reality. While it was an interesting list that included giant hamster wheels and levitating whole body suspension kits, all of it fell well short of The Matrix-like immersion. For the latter, you would probably need to interface directly with a person’s brain, intercepting thoughts directly at their source and translating them into movement within a virtual world. That ...

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Mayweather-McGregor was just the start

12:34 PM ET LAS VEGAS — As he held a cup of Irish whisky in his right hand and adjusted his tailored suit with his left hand, Conor McGregor looked over at Floyd Mayweather and smiled. One of the greatest boxers of all time and the biggest star in mixed martial arts had returned to the ring an hour after their much-publicized boxing match for a postfight news conference, and McGregor couldn’t help but ignore the trash-talking that had become such a driving force behind their unlikely pairing. “It was ...

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Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Finale Just Made Up For Everything

Spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7, up through its finale, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” below Game of Thrones has had its ups and downs over the last few seasons. I’ve always been quick to call it out for its failings, like I did after Season 7, Episode 6, “Beyond the Wall,” mangled Westeros’s rules of time and space beyond recognition. I criticize Game of Thrones because I love it, which also makes it a joy for me to point out that the Season 7 finale, “The Dragon and ...

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SpaceX just teased a chic new spacesuit

Elon Musk unveils SpaceX’s new spacesuit The world just got a glimpse of the suits astronauts may one day wear when they travel to the International Space Stationaboard a SpaceX craft. Elon Musk — the billionaire serial entrepreneur behind SpaceX — shared a photo Wednesday of an astronaut wearing a crisp white suit with black paneling, and a helmet with a large, tinted face shield. Musk said via an Instagram post that the suit pictured is an actual, functioning version of what the company will one day give to astronauts. ...

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