Apple, making a push into the streaming television market, scored a major coup by signing Oprah Winfrey to a multi-year deal to produce streaming content. The Wall Street Journal reported that Winfrey is expected to become part of Apple’s billion dollar push into direct-to-consumer video streaming.  Although what Oprah will produce has not yet been...

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Breach Brief – Exactis

June 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Who is Exactis and what do they know about me? That is the question you need to be asking.  No, you haven’t heard of Exactis but they may have exposed some of your most personal information to hackers. You, along and the everybody else in the U.S. Exactis is a major data gathering company based in...

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Breach Brief – Ticketfly, MyHeritage

June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Concert ticketing service Ticketfly reported last week that it was hit by a major data breach involving the personal information of 26 million customers. According to Ticketfly “some customer information has been compromised including names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers.” Tech news blog Engadget reported that the hacker behind the attack has uploaded much of...

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“Get Out” producer Jordan Peele has signed a deal that will give Amazon first pick of any new television series coming out of Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions company. Monkeypaw is responsible for “Get Out” and the Key & Peele comedy series. Peele gained fame as half of the comedy team of Key & Peele before winning an...

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ALERT! Reboot Your Router NOW! – ALERT!

June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The FBI has issued an urgent warning and request to everyone who owns a home router to reboot the device to thwart a Russian cyber attack. Cisco security researchers at the company’s cyber intelligence unit by the name of Talos warned of the attack by malware named VPNFilter.  According to Talos VPNFilter has infected an...

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 Spotify, the most popular music streaming service, recently stopped promoting R. Kelly’s music along with rapper XXXTentacion from its playlists as part of its new policy on hateful content and conduct.  Now it seems that Spotify is admitting it may have been wrong. According to a Spotify spokesperson the R&B balladeer’s music will remain on...

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Breach Brief – Chili’s

May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Popular restaurant chain Chili’s has issued a statement reporting a data breach of its payments system. According to the statement Chili’s became aware of the breach on May 11th of this year and admitted that some customer’s payment information was compromised. The data breach is believed to impact patrons who ate at the chain between...

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It seems Tidal music streaming service continues to have problems. The company has been called out for suspect financials and false claims about the number of subscribers, among other issues. Now it seems that Tidal may be falsifying the number of downloads for two of its biggest stars. According to the Swedish newspaper Dagens Næringsliv...

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Your computer is probably running the Windows 10 operating system. And you’re probably reading this website using Internet Explorer . So you need to pay attention. Hackers are currently taking advantage of a zero-day flaw known as  “Double Kill”  in Internet Explorer to infect PCs across the globe. A “zero day” flaw is a software...

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Tech Diversity Still a Struggle

May 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) payed another visit to Silicon Valley last week with the intent of holding tech companies feet to the fire for more diversity. Apple, PayPal, Twitter, Square, and Airbnb were on the schedule. The CBC has made this trip twice before but this time they expanded the number of members...

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