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(Reuters) - J.P. Morgan Chase & Co learned about hackers who stole the bank's contact information for 76 million households and 7 million small businesses through a corporate event that it sponsors, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. According to the reports, the bank discovered that the intruders had used some of the same offshore servers to hack both the bank and the website of the JPMorgan Corporate Challenge. ...

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese regulators will allow foreign firms access to the yuan-denominated credit card clearing business from August next year, Hong Kong's South China Morning Post newspaper reported on Saturday. The paper quoted a source from China's largest credit card supplier, Goldpac Group, saying People's Bank of China (PBOC) officials had informed them of the date in September. "When the central bank gives a date, they always follow through with that," the source, an unidentified department head, was quoted as saying. ...

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Just like with other electronic devices that used to be “dumb,” TVs have become increasingly smart lately, but that doesn’t mean that’s necessarily a good thing, especially when it comes to user privacy. At least that’s what Brennan Center’s Michael Price seems to think after he replaced his older TV that could offer access just to TV programs with a smart TV model that also delivers “streaming multimedia content, games, apps, social media and Internet browsing.” FROM EARLIER: Agree to share stuff with LG or it’ll make your Smart TV ‘stupid’ “The only problem is that I’m now afraid to use it. You would be too — if you read through the 46-page privacy policy,” Price wrote. “The amount of data

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Grumpy Cat, neé Tardar Sauce, was born in 2012, and because she happens to have feline dwarfism, she has a distinctly pissed off face. Now there's a Lifetime Christmas movie! With Aubrey Plaza voicing her (which isn't altogether inappropriate, but still). You're alright.) Can any of us honestly imagine life being anything other than grump-inducing for Grumpy Cat at this point?

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An Estonian man accused of being part of a ring that swindled advertisers out of millions of dollars by "hijacking" online traffic was hauled before a US judge. Vladimir Tsastsin, 34, was extradited to a federal court in New York to face charges including computer intrusion, wire fraud and money laundering, according to US prosecutors. "Now that Vladimir Tsastsin has been delivered to the Southern District of New York, he can answer for his alleged role in a scheme in which he and others manipulated Internet advertising techniques and reaped at least $14 million in ill-gotten gains in the process," Manhattan US attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement, released Friday. Malicious code in infected machines could also be used to replace digital ads at legitimate websites with marketing messages that earned money for the fraudsters, according to prosecutors.

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A team of deaf entrepreneurs is developing software to bridge the communication gap between hearing and hearing-impaired people.>

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You text your live friends with emoji, so why not give ghosts the same chance to use their favorite symbols to communicate? Help fund the Emouija Board to give spirits a chance to chat.>

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One of this year’s coolest new iOS 8 additions is Handoff, a new feature that lets you quickly move information and data between iOS devices and your Mac. While Android users can’t get this feature on their devices, they can get some of its functionalities by downloading the PPLNotify Notifications on PC & Mac app onto their Android phone. RELATED: Here’s a complete list of apps that use the awesome new Handoff feature in iOS 8 Essentially, the app lets you get all of your smartphone notifications right on your PC or Mac by delivering a small popup window on the upper-right hand side of your web browser, similar to the way that chat apps like Slack deliver notifications that someone is

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The explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry wait for more details on what happened over the Mojave Desert on Friday.

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If for some reason you really need to know when you’ll die, then the App Store’s got you covered, as Business Insider found a new $0.99 iPhone app that will guesstimate your death day for you. The Deadline app integrates with Apple’s iOS 8 Health app, to give you the answer to this rather morbid action, which means that in theory you could live longer if you better watch your health. FROM EARLIER: Apple threatened to remove the best iOS 8 widgets in the App Store… and then changed its mind “You’re going to die. Sorry, we all do eventually. I don’t want to, either,” the app’s description reads. “But, what if you knew the date of your death? Would

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Take your bookmarks, surf internet, and experience the private web usage everywhere

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One of the biggest inventions of our time was made at a mind-numbingly boring Swiss headquarters of European Organization of Nuclear Research. 25 years ago, Tim Berners Lee’s idea about “a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents” led to the birth of the very first web page. It is spectacularly ugly and mind-blowingly meaningful and stated curtly that “everything there is online about W3 is linked directly or indirectly to this document.” The World Wide Web was born. This ugly little collection of fewer than two dozen links is the granddaddy of everything that now consumes our lives: Twitter, Facebook, Google, BuzzFeed, etc. That ultimate government-sponsored conflagration of taxpayer money across the

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The US Department of Health and Human Services has installed several iBeacons and other wireless transmitters throughout its headquarters building in Washington, D.C. that send employees alerts encouraging them to "take the long way back to their desks," and hydrate more, as Bloomberg reports. The executive in charge of the project calls them "an angel on your shoulder helping you make the right choices." Although just an experiment for now, the Health Department already has set up a scoreboard of its employees showing who is the "healthiest" in the office, and plans to implement an even more ambitious version of the system that will encourage people to take the stairs and potentially even collect data on their activity from their smartphones. At the same time, Bloomberg notes that many other companies are trying similar technologically-assisted ways of encouraging their employees to be more fit and healthy, but that it will probably take some time to see mainstream adoption throughout US corporate culture.

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It's an ultra-creepy episode of The 404 today -- way creepier than normal. Will Seth Rogen play Steve Wozniak? Can an app pinpoint your death? Why would you want Starbucks delivered to your house?>

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Amazon's diversity scorecard fills out how one would expect from tech firms these days, unfortunately.>

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Director Christopher Nolan has a new movie coming out soon: Interstellar, a big budget, original sci-fi film (original, as in, not adapted from any pre-existing novel or comic book property), which hits theaters and IMAXes across the US on Friday, November 7th. I'm excited to see it, as I'm sure many of you are. But until then, you can whet your appetite with a lengthy New York Times Magazine profile of Mr. ...

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The only thing more frightening than watching a scary movie in the middle of the night is a playing scary video game in the middle of the night. There’s something especially terrifying about interactive horror, when you have be the one to open that door at the end of the hallway. The horror genre has already begun to leave its mark on the new generation of consoles with recent releases Alien: Isolation and The Evil Within, but video games have been freaking players out for decade. Getting into the holiday spirit, Keith Stuart at The Guardian asked game developers at the GameCity festival in Nottingham to share the scariest moment of any game they have ever played. Their choices range from ancient Amiga releases to games that just

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Recover lost, damaged, formatted, and accidentally deleted data

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