Breach Brief – Government Payment Service Inc.

September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Government Payment Service Inc, doing business as GovPayNow.com has suffered a data breach reaching back to 2012. The service accepts online payments for over 2,300  local governments in 35 states. It handles payments for court-ordered fines, traffic tickets and licensing fees. KrebsonSecurity.com reported that more than 14 million customer records may have been compromised.   Names, addresses, phone numbers...

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Apple Drops New iPhones and iOS

September 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Apple, being the trillion dollar company that it is, has just dropped yet the latest version of its iPhone. The new devices, the iPhone XR,  iPhone XS and XS Max,  are the new flagships of the Apple product line.  The XR is replacing the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus  and bringing updates like Face ID and...

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Terrarium TV Will Die Soon

September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Last night the developer of television streaming app Terrarium TV announced the service will officially shut down at the end of this month. Terrarium TV was an extremely  popular television streaming app that was free for users of Android devices especially the Amazon Fire Stick. And best of all, it was free. This is very...

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Netflix Names Verna Myers to VP of Inclusion

September 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Streaming television service Netflix has named Verna Myers to its newly created post of Vice President, Inclusion Strategy. Although the post is new the relationship between Myers and Netflix is not. Netflix stated in the announcement that  Myers has worked with the company as a consultant. In her new role she will “devise and implement strategies...

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Celebrity Cyber Report – Kenya Barris

August 25, 2018 | 1 Comments

Netflix has netted yet another major black television producer. Kenya Barris, creator of the ABC comedy Black-ish and the spin-off Grown-ish, has signed a multi-year deal with the streaming television service. Barris will remain an executive producer on those shows while exclusively developing new series for Netflix. According to Techcrunch Barris’ deal only covers his television...

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Breach Brief – T-Mobile

August 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mobile phone service provider T-Mobile has announced a data breach of its customer information. According to a post on  the carrier’s website  the hack was discovered on August 20 by its cybersecurity team. The team shut down unauthorized access to certain information and T-Mobile quickly reported the incident to authorities. T-Mobile reported that the attackers...

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Facebook announced that it had uncovered websites that may have been intended to disrupt the coming mid-term elections. According to the Washington Post Facebook deleted 32 false pages and profiles that were created between March 2017 and May of this year.  The misinformation websites lured nearly 300,000 people with ads, events and regular posts focused...

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Microsoft, the world’s biggest maker of computer software, announced a partnership with Black Girls Code and the Technology Access Foundation to bring STEM education to students of color. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the $500,000 partnership.  (STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.) Black Girls Code provides programming and technology education to young and pre-teen girls...

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Television producer Shonda Rhimes, who joined Netflix last year and for the next 15 years, is finally talking about her projects for the streaming service. The shows will be produced under her Shondaland label. Rhimes has a series of television hits to her credit that include “Scandal“, “How to get Away with Murder” and “Grey’s...

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Filmmaker Tyler Perry is warning fans of a Facebook hoax claiming he is giving away money and other prizes. In a Facebook video Perry said “I am not giving away anything on Facebook. I am not giving away any money. My team has to shut down these things every day.” According to Perry his team...

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