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Goldman Sachs-Backed Email Security Startup Quietly Replaces CEO

Agari, an email security startup backed by Goldman Sachs, has quietly replaced its chief executive officer, Fortune has learned. Patrick Peterson, who was Agari’s CEO until he stepped aside in June 2016 to become executive chairman, earlier this month retook the reins of the company he founded in 2009, as indicated on the company’s website, …

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Forget Phishing and Ransomware. Formjacking Is the New Favorite Hack of Cyber Crooks

Every month, thousands of retail websites are targeted by cyber criminals, who insert a small piece of malicious code that allows them to snatch customers’ credit card information. The hacking technique is called formjacking, and it’s the virtual equivalent of putting a device on an ATM to skim debit card numbers. Affecting an average of …

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How Pinterest Is Going Further Than Facebook and Google to Quash Anti-Vaccination Misinformation

In an attempt to stop the spreading of false medical information, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the photo-sharing platform has blocked all “vaccination” related searches since most results touted the scientifically disproven claim that vaccines aren’t safe. (In case you were wondering: They are.) “If a search returns largely polluted results that violate …

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Putin Says Russia Is Willing to Negotiate for Nuclear Arms Control—If Trump Acts First

Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the United States during his state of the nation speech Wednesday, saying his country would be willing to participate in nuclear arms control talks if Washington initiates the conversation. “We don’t want confrontation, particularly with such a global power as the U.S.,” said Putin, according to the Associated Press. This …

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Viacom Strikes Deal With FuboTV to Add Comedy Central, MTV, BET, and More

FuboTV continues to broaden its offerings beyond just live sports viewing. The streaming service, in the past referred to as the “Netflix of soccer,” struck a deal with Viacom to make the company’s nine entertainment networks–BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Paramount Network, TV Land, and VH1–available on Fubo for a base $45-a-month …

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Study: U.S. Ambassador Picks Are Increasingly Unqualified for Foreign Diplomacy

Are ambassadors appointed by President Trump less qualified than in previous administrations and what role have political contributions played in assigning the diplomatic posts? These are questions studied in a recent academic report that considers presidential-appointed ambassadors, as opposed to those who are career diplomats. According to Marquette University Law School’s Ryan Scoville, the ambassadors …

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It’s Time to Close the Loopholes on Child Marriage in the U.S.

Today, child marriage is a global epidemic. Every year, 12 million girls are married as children, and approximately 650 million girls and women alive today were married before their 18th birthday. Although the global rate of child marriage has declined in the past decade–25 million marriages have been prevented due to increased attention to the …

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