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The lies Comcast allegedly told customers to hide full cost of service

Enlarge / A Comcast Service Vehicle in Indianapolis, Indiana, in March 2016. (credit: Getty Images | jetcityimage) A new lawsuit filed against Comcast details an extensive list of lies the cable company allegedly told customers in order to hide the full cost of service. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sued Comcast in Hennepin County District …

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Bay Area: Join us 1/9 to talk about personal data security in 2019

Enlarge / Askhan Soltani has worked with the FTC and as an independent researcher, exploring data privacy issues. Recently, he testified about Facebook’s privacy policies before the US and UK governments. (credit: Ashkan Soltani) The Cambridge Analytica scandal. Data breaches at hotels, banks, rideshare companies, and hospitals. Facial recognition. DNA databases. We’re living through the …

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Texas indicts Cody Wilson on multiple counts of sexual assault of a minor

Nathan Mattise AUSTIN, Texas—More than three months have passed since a warrant (PDF) initially went out for Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson’s arrest. That document detailed Wilson’s alleged sexual assault against a female “child younger than 17 years of age” whom he reportedly solicited through the website SugarDaddyMeet.com. Last Friday, December 28, the State of …

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Wild monkeys with killer herpes are breeding like crazy in Florida

Enlarge (credit: Getty | DEA / C.DANI / I.JESKE) A quick reminder: there’s a band of feral monkeys running wild in Central Florida that carries a type of herpes lethal to humans. The mischievous simians—who are not shy around people—can transmit deadly disease with just a scratch, nip, or fling of poo. Last year, experts …

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Tales of an aging gamer: Why don’t I pick up a controller as often as I used to?

Fortnite.”> Enlarge / Gaming, circa 1946, may have been easier for older players when compared to present-day rounds of Fortnite. (credit: Getty Images / Archive Images) Despite a wider variety than ever before, video games don’t have the same effect on me as they used to. That might not sound like a problem to some …

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These States Are Being Hit the Hardest By the Government Shutdown

The U.S. government shutdown is affecting federal workers around the country, but some areas have been hit harder than others. Finance website WalletHub recently compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine those most affected. It won’t come as a surprise that the area most impacted by the shutdown is the District …

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