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Hack vs Flack? What's the Problem? Geography!

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.29.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In an increasingly globalized world, albeit with local interests, where stories often break on social media before anyone has time to breathe, journalists and PR pros can't afford to be "geography challenged."

Technology Companies Need To Take Responsibility And Give Us A Better Default

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.05.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It's no longer a surprise to hear that a major company has had their customers' personal information compromised. Every day identity theft becomes mor...

5 Reasons Not to Look for Those Nude Celebrity Photos

Adam Levin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

If you are not particularly worried about being high-minded here, there is another consideration, which is, by looking at the pictures, you are giving criminals a purpose for their act (at least with a degree or so of separation) and causing someone distress. Is it really worth it?

Gerry Smith

Your Password Laziness Makes Life So Much Easier For Russian Hackers

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology

A gang of Russian hackers recently stole more than 1 billion usernames and passwords, and they likely got help from an unlikely accomplice: you. Ou...

The Next Big Programming Language You've Never Heard Of

Wired | Cade Metz | Posted 07.07.2014 | Huffpost Code

"C++ is an extremely fast language—meaning software built with it runs at high speed—and it provides great control over your code. But it’s not ...

A Trick For Juicing Citrus

Food52 | Posted 09.06.2014 | Taste
Food52

You deserve 10 citrus desserts for being so efficient.

Hacking Cubanos: Our Version Of The Cubano

Anne Maxfield | Posted 08.09.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Since we've been loving the smoked pork tenderloin so much, I thought it would be interesting to try it in a sandwich.

Spotify Hack Hits One Unlucky User

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology

Dun-dun-dun. Spotify has discovered that a hacker was able to exploit a security vulnerability, which the company says affected only one user. Ther...

eBay Wants You To Change Your Password After Huge Hack

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 05.21.2014 | Technology

On Wednesday morning, eBay told its users to change their passwords. The online auction house and retailer announced in a press release that it had be...

How To Magically Make A Hard Taco Shell In The Microwave

Foodbeast | Posted 07.20.2014 | Taste
Foodbeast

Life is filled with unexpected shortcuts to make your suburban life easier.

Giving Away My Smarts: 5 Premium Social Tools to Grow Your Business

James Calder | Posted 05.24.2014 | Small Business
James Calder

Social marketing for business is a long-term business strategy that takes years to perfect regardless of whether you are using free or premium tools to execute your goals.

Who Needs the Gestapo When You Have 'Angry Birds'?

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

What is alarming is the depth of detail, as well as the breadth of the information, gleaned from the ubiquitous mobile phone apps, including political affiliation and gender preferences, geographical location, an extensive network of one's friends and even distant associates.

How to Trick Your Oven into Thinking It Works in a Pizzeria

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 10.22.2013 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

The trick for perfectly crispy crust.

Nasdaq Site Hacked

Reuters | John McCrank | Posted 09.18.2013 | Technology

By John McCrank NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cyber-criminals targeted Nasdaq OMX Group's community forum website and gained access to the email...

Why Behavior Change Apps Fail to Change Behavior

Nir Eyal | Posted 09.16.2013 | Technology
Nir Eyal

Imagine walking into a busy mall when someone approaches you with an open hand. "Would you have some coins to take the bus, please?" he asks. But in this case, the person is not a panhandler. The beggar is a PhD.

What the Hack at Reputation.com Means for Your Data

Drew Hendricks | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology
Drew Hendricks

Building a reputation online is difficult enough; re-building one is another story entirely. It's still too early to tell how this attack will impact the site's bottom line, but there are things to learn from the incident. How can sites help ensure they're hack-proof?

Anonymous, GoDaddy and SOPA: A Warning of What's to Come

Dan Johnson | Posted 11.11.2012 | Technology
Dan Johnson

If a disruption of service for less than eight hours will make this big of a splash on the internet, as is the intent of recent cybersecurity legislation, imagine what a complete shutdown of the internet will do.

Do Hackers Owe The FBI An Apology?

NBC News | Posted 11.10.2012 | Technology

A small Florida publishing company says the million-record database of Apple gadget identifiers released last week by the hacker group Anonymous was s...

10 Things in Stand-Up Comedy That Should Be Retired

J-L Cauvin | Posted 11.06.2012 | Comedy
J-L Cauvin

I have decided after hearing certain things too much that it might make sense to retire them. In full disclosure, I did many of the things listed early in my career so this is less judgmental and more aspirational.

Hackers Claim To Breach FBI Laptop, Reveal 1 Million Apple UDIDs

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology

A group tied to the hacker collective Anonymous claims to have hacked into an FBI agent’s laptop and revealed more than 1 million numbers used to tr...

How To Hack A Human Brain

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.28.2012 | Technology

Every time we turn around, it seems like there's another social network security breach or a targeted attack on cloud-based data. We're increasingly f...

Here's The Device That Might Be Able To Hack Your Brain

Gizmodo | Posted 08.28.2012 | Technology

The thought of someone being able to read your mind is frightening. And according to some new research presented at the 21st USENIX Security Symposium...

In Computers We Trust: The Thrill of Victory, the Agony of Defeat

Terrence McNally | Posted 10.16.2012 | Technology
Terrence McNally

How vulnerable are we? How serious are the threats we face? How dangerous? Will we ultimately experience irreparable calamity? Are there obvious lessons or conclusions? What must we do to minimize the chances of something going horribly wrong?

My Agent Faked Her Own Death - Just Like In My Novel

Jeb Harrison | Posted 09.08.2012 | Books
Jeb Harrison

I wrote a novel about faked death and identity fraud. And then I heard that my literary agent had been killed in a car crash. But Melanie Mills had a thing for resurrection.

WATCH: New York Throws A 'Hackathon' To Improve NYC.gov

Posted 10.01.2011 | New York

Hackers and computer wiz's gathered at General Assembly over the weekend for Reinvent NYC.gov, NYC's first "hackathon." In a 36-hour coding spree,...