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Charter Spectrum tweets terrible wifi security advice

The Super Bowl is in two weeks. The Patriots vs the Falcons. And Charter Communication’s Spectrum service wants you to change your wifi password to support your favorite team! Don’t do that. Don’t change your wifi password to GO_ATLANTA or GO_NEWENGLAND. That’s terrible advice. As always, use a unique password, ...

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Whitehouse.gov petition seeking Trump tax returns flies past 100,000 signature goal

A Whitehouse.gov petition calling for President Donald Trump to immediately release his tax returns has surpassed the 100,000-signature threshold in under a day, garnering a Whitehouse response. It’s not clear that the current administration intends to follow the practice established under Former President Barack Obama, of accepting petitions online, reviewing and responding to ...

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Look, a nice round candy-colored mechanical keyboard

Who likes gadgets? You do! Here’s a nice one. It’s a cute wireless keyboard with round, friendly buttons and a shiny, happy look to it. It has no agenda but to be pretty and useful. Everything is fine. It’s called the Lofree (although they use a lowercase “l”) and it’s ...

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Hacking the Army

A lthough the idea of bug bounties reportedly originated in the mid-1990s at Netscape. Rice traced it back even further, digging up a Hunter & Ready advertisement from 1983 that offered to reward hackers who discovered bugs in its VRTX operating system with Volkswagen Beetles. “Get a bug if you find ...

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Microsoft rolls out big update to its Beam game-streaming platform

Microsoft has been making notable improvements to the experiences on its Twitch competitor, Beam, since it purchased the startup this past August. A major update was just launched globally for the service which highlights a new faster video player, Xbox Live sign-ins and a redesigned home page that makes the service’s various communities ...

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Four pricing mistakes you’re making with your developer product

Peter Chapman Crunch Network Contributor Peter Chapman is director at Heavybit, a nine-month program for post-seed startups building developer products. How to join the network Developer product companies are asked to do two things: achieve near-ubiquitous adoption through an accessible, hobbyist-friendly offering, and convince large companies to pay them money. ...

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