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Phishing apps posing as popular payment services infiltrate Google Play

InfoWorld - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:21

Google's efforts to police the Android app store -- Google Play -- are far from perfect, with malicious apps routinely slipping through its review process. Such was the case for multiple phishing applications this year that posed as client apps for popular online payment services.

Researchers from security firm PhishLabs claim that they've found 11 such applications since the beginning of 2016 hosted on Google Play, most of them created by the same group of attackers.

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The apps are simple, yet effective. They load Web pages containing log-in forms that look like the target companies' websites. These pages are loaded from domain names registered by the attackers, but because they are loaded inside the apps, users don't see their actual location.

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Obama announces new steps to reduce gun violence - STLtoday.com

Google - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:18

Obama announces new steps to reduce gun violence
STLtoday.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is announcing new steps to reduce gun violence, mainly by helping manufacturers understand what law enforcement agencies need from so-called smart guns. Smart guns are firearms that use technology ...

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Punished after reporting rape at Brigham Young University - CNN

Google - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:46

CNN

Punished after reporting rape at Brigham Young University
CNN
Provo, Utah (CNN) The horror of rape or sexual assault is traumatizing enough for any victim. But for multiple young women at Brigham Young University, they claim they received backlash, instead of support, after reporting sexual violence to the school.
Petition aims to shield sex abuse victims from punishment over Mormon college's 'honor code'UPI.com
BYU petition continues to gain signatures, university has no timeline for TitleIX/Honor Code investigationDaily Herald
Police criticize BYU's practice of investigating sex assault victimsKansas City Star
Utah Public Radio
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Oklahoma legislature will fix sodomy law, lawmaker says - CNN

Google - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:21

CNN

Oklahoma legislature will fix sodomy law, lawmaker says
CNN
(CNN) An Oklahoma lawmaker is promising to close what he called a "court-created loophole" in state law that blocked the prosecution of a teenager accused of sexually assaulting a drunken girl two years ago and set off cries of protest around the nation.
Outraged legislators vow to fix loophole in sodomy lawCBS News
Oklahoma Says Drunk Girls Cant Get Raped and the Other Worst Rape Laws in the U.S.Daily Beast
Oklahoma court: it's not technically rape if it's oral and she's drunkVox
Slate Magazine (blog) -Mother Jones -Raw Story -NOLA.com
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Most states do bare minimum on fire-foam contamination

AP - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:17
The military is checking U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination from a toxic firefighting foam, but most states so far show little inclination to examine civilian sites for the same threat....
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Cuba finds it hard to dampen afterglow of Obama visit

AP - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:17
HAVANA (AP) -- Thursday morning was looking bad for Lazaro Martinez, who makes his living playing trombone for tourists on the Malecon, the sweeping boulevard overlooking the jewel-clear Florida Straits....
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APNewsBreak: San Francisco chief releases racist texts

AP - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:17
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco's police chief has ordered effective immediately that all officers attend an anti-harassment class, even as he released more transcripts of a former lieutenant and two former officers exchanging racist text messages....
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Emergency landing halts flights at Philadelphia airport - USA TODAY

Google - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:41

USA TODAY

Emergency landing halts flights at Philadelphia airport
USA TODAY
Philadelphia's airport halted flights temporarily Friday morning after the emergency landing of an American Eagle flight from Richmond, Va., the airport and airline said. Flight 4801, operated by Piedmont Airlines, landed safely at 8:15 a.m. after the ...
Flights Grounded at Philadelphia Airport After Plane Makes Emergency LandingNBCNews.com
FAA Investigating 2 Emergency Landings at Philadelphia International AirportABC News
2 Planes With Problems Make Safe Landings At Philadelphia International AirportCBS Local
Patch.com -CNBC -NBC 10 Philadelphia -NJ.com
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A President Clinton or Trump Would Be More Alike Than Different on Foreign Policy - Huffington Post

Google - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:38

Huffington Post

A President Clinton or Trump Would Be More Alike Than Different on Foreign Policy
Huffington Post
Daniel Wagner CEO of Country Risk Solutions / co-author of the book “Global Risk Agility and Decision Making”. Mary Schwalm / Reuters. For many decades the U.S. has vacillated between interventionism and isolationism, so the stark contrast between ...
The Era of Big Government is Not OverThe Weekly Standard (blog)
For the Record's week in review: We play the 'politics newsletter' cardUSA TODAY
Hillary slams Trump: I've dealt with men 'off the reservation'New York Post
WND.com -Newsmax -Daily Caller -RushLimbaugh.com
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Massive growth shows why Amazon is the public cloud leader

InfoWorld - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:32

Amazon showed off its dominance in the public cloud market on Thursday as the capstone to a better-than-expected quarterly earnings report.

Revenue from Amazon Web Services during the first quarter of 2016 was up 64 percent year-over-year, showing the big money that's still out there as companies invest more and more in the public cloud. 

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Amazon's cloud platform generated revenue of $2.56 billion, putting it on pace to make $10 billion this year, in line with a letter from CEO Jeff Bezos sent to shareholders earlier this month. That's big money to go with Amazon's massive customer base, which includes names like Netflix, Time Inc., and Intuit. 

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Supreme Court approves rule change that expands FBI computer search powers

InfoWorld - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:28

The Supreme Court has adopted amendments to a rule to give judges the authority to issue warrants to remotely search computers whose locations are concealed using technology.

The proposed move had been criticized by civil rights groups and companies like Google that said it threatened to undermine the privacy rights and computer security of Internet users.

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The top court has approved changes to the Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure, including Rule 41, which with some exceptions prohibits a federal judge from issuing a search warrant outside of the judge’s district. The change in the rule was proposed by the Advisory Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure at the request of the Department of Justice .

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Violence follows California Trump rally, about 20 arrested

AP - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:06
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) -- Raucous protesters and supporters of Donald Trump violently confronted each other in California leading to some 20 arrests as the Republican presidential contender brought his campaign to conservative Orange County after sweeping the Northeast GOP primaries....
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Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river

AP - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:06
MUSLYUMOVO, Russia (AP) -- At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank....
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AP Exclusive: Prince's 'Purple Rain' coat is up for auction

AP - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:06
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) -- A rare piece of movie memorabilia from Prince's 1984 classic film "Purple Rain" is hitting the auction block....
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How Prince William & Kate Middleton's Married Life Reinvigorated the Royals - E! Online

Google - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:03

E! Online

How Prince William & Kate Middleton's Married Life Reinvigorated the Royals
E! Online
Kate borrowed Queen Elizabeth II's tiara and looked every bit the perfect princess in her custom (and newsworthy once again) Alexander McQueen gown from designer Sarah Burton. William looked dapper in red, wearing the Irish Guards Mounted Officer's ...
Prince William and Kate's 5th Wedding Anniversary: 5 Momentous Moments From Their MarriageABC News
Will and Kate celebrate 5th anniversaryUSA TODAY
5 Days of William and Kate Love: United for a CausePeople Magazine
Vanity Fair -Daily Beast -Brides.com (blog) -Parade
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US aircraft carrier denied entry to Hong Kong, American consulate official says - South China Morning Post

Google - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:25

South China Morning Post

US aircraft carrier denied entry to Hong Kong, American consulate official says
South China Morning Post
Beijing denied a US aircraft carrier permission to make a port call in Hong Kong, a US consulate official says, a rejection that comes amid escalating tensions in the South China Sea. The Chinese Foreign Ministry told the US on Thursday night the visit ...

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Scandal-plagued, Rome is becoming a 'do it yourself' city

AP - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:06
ROME (AP) -- Armed with shovels and sacks of cold asphalt, Rome's residents fill potholes. Defying rats, they yank weeds and bag trash along the Tiber's banks and in urban parks. Tired of waiting years for the city to replace diseased trees, neighbors dig into their own pockets to pay for new ones for their block....
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'John Wayne Day' in Calif. rejected because of actor's statements about minority groups - Washington Post

Google - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:44

Washington Post

'John Wayne Day' in Calif. rejected because of actor's statements about minority groups
Washington Post
California lawmaker Matthew Harper, a Republican representing one of the state's more conservative pockets, delivered his pitch with the unrelenting enthusiasm of someone who grew up watching “True Grit” re-runs on late night TV. “John Wayne was an ...
Calif. lawmakers strike down resolution to honor actor John WayneFox News
California scraps John Wayne Day proposal: Was 'Duke' racist?Christian Science Monitor
California assembly nixes 'John Wayne Day' because of 'racistAmerican Thinker (blog)
Fusion -Sacramento Bee -Daily Caller -Examiner.com
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Oklahoma Court Ruling in Rape Case Spurs Calls to Change State Laws - New York Times

Google - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:20

Oklahoma Court Ruling in Rape Case Spurs Calls to Change State Laws
New York Times
Outraged activists and prosecutors in Oklahoma called for changes to a state law on forced oral sex after a court rejected the prosecution of a teenage boy in Tulsa because his 16-year-old accuser had been intoxicated to the point of unconsciousness.

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Helicopter carrying 14 crashes in Norway - USA TODAY

Google - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 06:50

Irish Independent

Helicopter carrying 14 crashes in Norway
USA TODAY
A helicopter carrying 14 people crashed Friday near the Norwegian city of Bergen, police said. Morten Kronen, a spokesman for Norwegian police, said the helicopter was "totally smashed." He said there were local media reports of people in the sea.
Helicopter crashes on Norway coastBBC News

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