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New Software Targets Streaming Service Password Sharing

New Software Targets Streaming Service Password Sharing

Streaming service users who share passwords may soon be in for a rude awakening. A new service from U.K.-based software maker Synamedia has been unveiled that uses machine learning to detect shared passwords on these types of... 
Oceans Warming Faster Than Previously Thought

Oceans Warming Faster Than Previously Thought

Scientists have released some alarming new findings that the world’s oceans are warming far more quickly than previously thought. According to a new analysis published in the journal Science, researchers have found that the... 
J.C. Penney Reports Disappointing Holiday Sales Numbers

J.C. Penney Reports Disappointing Holiday Sales Numbers

J.C. Penney Co. (NYSE: JCP) announced that its holiday sales fell more than expected during the crucial holiday season period. The company reported that its same-store sales fell 3.5 percent on an adjusted basis for the nine weeks... 
Hundreds Of German Politicians Hacked

Hundreds Of German Politicians Hacked

The data of hundreds of Germany’s most powerful leaders was posted online in the days before Christmas. Some of the stolen information was freely available online for weeks before the attack came to prominence. Politicians... 
911 Call From Space Station Sparks NASA Response

911 Call From Space Station Sparks NASA Response

A 911 from space had security teams at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas in a scramble to respond. Dutch astronaut André Kuipers accidentally called 911 from the International Space Station when making a call... 
Antarctic Lake Beneath 3,500 Feet Of Ice Subject Of Study

Antarctic Lake Beneath 3,500 Feet Of Ice Subject Of Study

Scientists in Antarctica have accessed a lake buried under more than 3,500 feet of ice. The Subglacial Antarctic Lakes Scientific Access (SALSA) researchers drilled into the Mercer Subglacial Lake on Dec. 26 after about two days... 
New Jersey Surgery Center Patients Potentially Exposed To HIV, Hepatitis

New Jersey Surgery Center Patients Potentially Exposed To HIV, Hepatitis

The HealthPlus Surgery Center, located in Saddle Brook, NJ, has been in contact with more than 3,700 patients to inform them that they may have been exposed to infections such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV at the center. Officials... 
Instagram Horizontal Scrolling Sparks Fierce Backlash

Instagram Horizontal Scrolling Sparks Fierce Backlash

Facebook Inc’s (NASDAQ: FB) photo-sharing social network Instagram was pilloried online after a bug fix switched its scrolling feature to horizontal instead of vertical. The momentary change sparked widespread outrage among users... 
AT&T Facing Criticism For ‘5G E’ Plan

AT&T Facing Criticism For ‘5G E’ Plan

AT&T (NYSE: T) phones will start showing a controversial “5G E” icon in the coming months. The company announced that it will be replacing the LTE indicator on its smartphones with a 5G E symbol in markets that support... 
Scientists Make New Discovery On Tornadoes

Scientists Make New Discovery On Tornadoes

Scientists researching the formation of tornadoes have made a surprising discovery. They found that instead of funnel clouds gradually descending until they make contact with the ground, tornadoes may form from the ground up. The team... 
Scientists Discover Saturn’s Rings Disappearing

Scientists Discover Saturn’s Rings Disappearing

One of the most impressive features of Saturn is its iconic rings, icy bangles that stretch nearly 175,000 miles. Unfortunately, those rings won’t be around forever, according to new research released by NASA. In fact, the rings... 
LVMH Reaches Deal To Buy High-end Hotels

LVMH Reaches Deal To Buy High-end Hotels

One of the largest luxury brands has announced plans to buy some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and restaurants. French luxury-goods company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE has agreed to acquire London-based Belmond... 
Virgin Galactic Reaches The Edge Of Space

Virgin Galactic Reaches The Edge Of Space

Virgin Galactic’s milestone test flight for its supersonic space plane officially reached the edge of space before turning around and touching back down to Earth. The rocket-powered plane, VSS Unity, reached a maximum altitude... 
CDC Issues Annual Raw Cookie Dough Warning

CDC Issues Annual Raw Cookie Dough Warning

It’s that time of year again, the time when many families break out their Christmas cookie recipes and make goodies for the ones they love. Sadly, many Christmas cookies never make it from the mixing bowl to the oven, eaten as raw... 
ISS Gets Christmas Delivery From SpaceX

ISS Gets Christmas Delivery From SpaceX

A special delivery has arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) just in time for the holidays. A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship delivered more than 5,600 pounds of fresh supplies, including a variety of holiday treats. The spacecraft... 
‘Adult Content’ No Longer Allowed On Tumblr

‘Adult Content’ No Longer Allowed On Tumblr

Tumblr, owned by Verizon (NYSE: VZ) subsidiary Oath, has announced that it will begin banning “adult content” from its service starting Dec. 17. CEO Jeff D’Onofrio said in a blog post that the site would no longer allow adult... 
Amazon Expands Cashierless Technology Testing

Amazon Expands Cashierless Technology Testing

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has expanded the testing of its cashierless checkout technology. The online retail giant is reportedly experimenting with the technology in Seattle, Washington in a large space formatted like a big store.... 
Health Warning Issued For Male Enhancement Supplements

Health Warning Issued For Male Enhancement Supplements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning users of a particular type of male enhancement supplement of potentially life-threatening health issues associated with the product. Users of Rhino male enhancement supplements... 
VA’s Controversial Experiments On Dogs To Continue

VA’s Controversial Experiments On Dogs To Continue

A government agency is under fire over its use of dogs in some controversial experiments. The Department of Veterans Affairs currently has nine studies involving dogs occurring at four of its facilities. The tests have been opposed... 
Southern California Edison Equipment Linked To Thomas Fire

Southern California Edison Equipment Linked To Thomas Fire

Southern California Edison said its equipment likely sparked one of the two starting points for the blaze. Witnesses reported a fire igniting along Koenigstein Road in Santa Paula near a SCE power pole. The other starting point for... 
Music Modernization Act Signed Into Law

Music Modernization Act Signed Into Law

The Music Modernization Act has been signed into law in a high-profile event at the White House. H.R. 1551, known formally as the “Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act”, was written to update music copyright law... 
Montana Judge Blocks Grizzly Bear Hunts In Wyoming, Idaho

Montana Judge Blocks Grizzly Bear Hunts In Wyoming, Idaho

A federal judge in Montana has reinstated legal protections for grizzly bears living in and around Yellowstone National Park. The move reverses a 2017 decision by US Fish and Wildlife Service officials to remove the bears’ protections... 
US Sanctions Chinese Agency Over Russian Arms Purchase

US Sanctions Chinese Agency Over Russian Arms Purchase

The United States government has levied economic sanctions against a Chinese military agency and its director over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment. According to a statement from US State Department... 
US Accused Of Plotting Coup Of Venezuelan President

US Accused Of Plotting Coup Of Venezuelan President

Venezuela has accused the United States of plotting a coup of its president, Nicolás Maduro. Officials from President Donald Trump’s administration reportedly met secretly with Venezuelan military officials to discuss plans... 
Missouri Regulates What Can Be Called Meat

Missouri Regulates What Can Be Called Meat

This week, Missouri becomes the first state in the country to have a law on the books that prohibits food makers from calling plant-based meat alternatives “meat.” The state law says that if a product doesn’t come from... 
Walt Disney World Employees To Receive Wage Increases And $1,000 Bonuses

Walt Disney World Employees To Receive Wage Increases And $1,000 Bonuses

A settlement reached between Walt Disney World (NYSE: DIS) and a group of unions will give thousands of employees raises under a new contract. The unions represent 38,000 service employees at Walt Disney World, roughly 50 percent of... 
Hurricane Maria Donations Found Rotten And Infested

Hurricane Maria Donations Found Rotten And Infested

Trailers of donations meant for distribution to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico have been found rotten and infested in the parking lot of at a state elections office in San Juan. Radio Isla, a local radio station, posted... 
Justice Department Launches Religious Liberty Task Force

Justice Department Launches Religious Liberty Task Force

The Department of Justice has announced a new religious liberty task force aimed at protecting the rights of the religious across the nation. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the task force at the Religious Liberty Summit held... 
Former South Korea President Receives Additional 8 Year Sentence

Former South Korea President Receives Additional 8 Year Sentence

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to an additional eight years in prison for abusing state funds and violating election laws. She now faces more than three decades behind bars. Park, 66, has denied wrongdoing.... 
Universal Scores A Win With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Universal Scores A Win With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Universal Pictures, which is owned by Comcast (CMCSA), has scored another hit with “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”. The fifth installment in the “Jurassic” franchise, co-produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment,... 
Fiat Chrysler Issues Recall For 5.3 Million Vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Issues Recall For 5.3 Million Vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE: FCAU) has issued a recall for more than 5.3 million vehicles in North America because of a defect that could prevent drivers from deactivating the vehicle’s cruise control feature. The company... 
Vladimir Putin Opens Crimea Bridge To Russia

Vladimir Putin Opens Crimea Bridge To Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has opened a much-anticipated bridge linking southern Russia and the Crimean peninsula. The new road-and-rail bridge will be the longest dual-purpose span in Europe. Until now, Crimea was accessible... 
Amazon Debuts New Delivery Option

Amazon Debuts New Delivery Option

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has announced a new delivery service where couriers leave ordered packages inside a person’s vehicle. Amazon has been beta testing the new service for the past six months in California and Washington state.... 
North Korea Announces Retreat From Weapons Program

North Korea Announces Retreat From Weapons Program

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared the nation will stop nuclear and missile tests in his country. He also said that he will shut down the site where the previous six nuclear tests were conducted as a show of his dedication... 
China Announces Retaliatory Tariffs On U.S. Goods

China Announces Retaliatory Tariffs On U.S. Goods

China has responded to President Trump’s new tariffs by threatening tariffs of its own. Beijing is planning to place 25 percent levies on a range of U.S. goods worth about $50 billion. The list of products that would be affected... 
Second Transgender Troops Ban Issued

Second Transgender Troops Ban Issued

President Donald Trump has issued orders to ban transgender troops from serving in the military except in select cases. The memorandum states that “persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria — including individuals... 
United Airlines Under Fire For Bonus Lottery

United Airlines Under Fire For Bonus Lottery

United Airlines parent company, United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL), has announced that it is rethinking its plan to replace its modest monthly employee bonuses with a lottery system. The new plan would have offered large... 
Venezuela Launches Cryptocurrency

Venezuela Launches Cryptocurrency

Venezuela has started the world’s first sovereign cryptocurrency. The Petro will be backed by some of the country’s massive crude oil reserves, as well as its storehouses of gold and diamonds. President Nicolas Maduro hopes the... 
Dutch Intelligence Helped FBI Detect Russian Hacking

Dutch Intelligence Helped FBI Detect Russian Hacking

A Dutch newspaper and television show have jointly reported that the Netherlands’ spy service was the first to alert the FBI to the hacking of the U.S. Democratic National Committee. The reports were published in the highly-respected... 
General Electric Under SEC Investigation

General Electric Under SEC Investigation

A $10 billion quarterly loss has apparently sparked a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into General Electric’s (NYSE: GE) financial accounting. The investigation initially began in late November and focused on long-term... 
Spacewalk To Repair International Space Station Successful

Spacewalk To Repair International Space Station Successful

Two NASA astronauts have completed a scheduled spacewalk to make necessary repairs to the International Space Station (ISS). The mission was the 206th spacewalk supporting the station’s assembly and maintenance. It was the first... 
This Year’s Flu Season Worse Than Expected

This Year’s Flu Season Worse Than Expected

The flu season has been particularly bad this year. Flu-like cases reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s national network have spiked sharply over the past two weeks. Dr. Dan Jernigan of the CDC, said,... 
General Electric Takes $6.2 Billion Charge For Finance Unit

General Electric Takes $6.2 Billion Charge For Finance Unit

General Electric (NYSE: GE) has announced it will take a $6.2 billion charge in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year to pay for lingering problems in its GE Capital unit. G.E. said it was making the move after conducting a review... 
Chelsea Manning Declares Candidacy For Senate

Chelsea Manning Declares Candidacy For Senate

Former U.S. army private Chelsea Manning has filed to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, according to federal election filings. The news of Manning’s filing was first reported in a tweet by Red Maryland, a conservative media outlet.... 
Sam’s Club Locations Closing Across America

Sam’s Club Locations Closing Across America

Walmart (NYSE: WMT) has announced it will be closing 63 of its Sam’s Club locations across the U.S. The company released a statement saying, “After a thorough review of our existing portfolio, we’ve decided to close a series... 
Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Announces Senate Run

Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio Announces Senate Run

Joe Arpaio has announced that he is running in Arizona for the United States Senate. He will be running for the seat being vacated by Republican Senator Jeff Flake. Flake abandoned his 2018 re-election campaign after coming under criticism... 
Raw Water Trend Emerges As New Health Craze

Raw Water Trend Emerges As New Health Craze

There is a new health trend emerging that is worrying health experts from coast to coast. Drinking “raw water” is the latest craze being touted for the “health benefits” it provides. The trend has primarily caught on over on... 
Car Sales in UK Slump Thanks to Brexit

Car Sales in UK Slump Thanks to Brexit

Car buyers in Britain are experiencing empty tanks. UK new car sales slumped during 2017, down almost 6% from 2016 record levels, and Brexit has been blamed for much of the drop that is the first annual decline in seven years. A member... 
Spotify Sued for $1.6 Billion by Publisher Representing Artists

Spotify Sued for $1.6 Billion by Publisher Representing Artists

Spotify was hit with a lawsuit for $1.6 billion from Wixen Music Publishing that handles titles by Neil Young, Donald Faven, Rivers Cuomo, Tom Petty, and Stevie Nicks amongst others. The suit alleges that Spotify uses thousands of... 
Reports: Oakland Raiders Eyeing Jon Gruden

Reports: Oakland Raiders Eyeing Jon Gruden

The Oakland Raiders will pursue Jon Gruden, the former NFL head coach and current ESPN analyst, with an offer to return to coaching that may even include ownership in the team, said several media reports on Saturday. Sources says Gruden...