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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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Microsoft’s new Windows 10 build can tie licenses to your online account

Ever since Microsoft introduced Product Activation, the feature has been known to cause problems, deactivate PCs, and generally behave obnoxiously. Reactivating a PC that suddenly thinks your copy of Windows isn’t genuine (usually due to a hardware upgrade) ranges from a few clicks of the Activation Manager (best case) to a phone call to Microsoft. Now, the company wants to streamline this process and associate Windows activation codes with specific systems. Here’s how PC World describes the new capability: Using the Activation Troubleshooter, users can associate a digital Windows 10 ...

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Alabama chief justice orders halt to same-sex marriage licenses

The chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court ordered the state’s probate judges on Wednesday not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court last year legalizing gay marriage. Chief Justice Roy Moore said judges have a duty to uphold the state’s law banning same-sex marriage while the Alabama Supreme Court weighs the effect of the national ruling on the state. Legal experts and gay marriage activists rebuked the directive, noting the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision last June provided same-sex couples the ...

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