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Amazon email scam targets personal information

Another Amazon-related scam is targeting holiday shoppers this season.Fraudsters are using email to extract personal information from customers of the online retailer, according to reports.The email states that a recent order cannot to be shipped due to a processing issue, according to Fox News...

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 9:12pm

'B.S. Detector' lets Chrome users know when they're reading fake news

After the truth came out about the reach of fake new on Facebook during the final months of the election, a web developer proved it is possible to help readers cut through the crap — so to speak.New York-based development company The Self Agency created a new Chrome extension, named the B.S....

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 1:22am

Map shows Boston bars and restaurants with free WiFi

Bars may be where we go to get away from work, but with Smartphones and the 24-hour need to connect, more people are demanding internet everywhere we go.That’s why Olivia Vanni, a staff writer at BostInno decided to map out the bars, lounges and restaurants in the Greater Boston area that offer...

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 8:12pm

SEE IT: Students create films about cyberbullying for film competition

Students in New York City have a chance to share their experiences with cyberbullying thanks to funding from AT&T and the Tyler Clementi Foundation, a non-profit that works to end online and offline bullying in schools and workplace, according to the organization.To highlight the impact of...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 3:15am

Yahoo says at least 500 million accounts hacked

Yahoosaid on Thursday information associated with at least 500 million user accounts was stolen from its network in 2014 by what it believed was a "state-sponsored actor."The data stolen may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and hashed passwords but may not...

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 12:27am

New York City’s hidden networks revealed in new book

Did you check your email while you were on the train or before you left home? If you’re reading this on a smartphone or laptop, does your reading history get stored in “the Cloud,” an all-knowing nebula of information that floats above us? What does the internet look like?Those are some of the...

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 2:30pm

Preserving Philly’s data

The internet is forever—but only with a lot of maintenance.Temple University Libraries has received a grant to research on how to better protect important data that is posted on the web. They want to simplify the process on permanently hosting data on online information hubs, such as Open Data...

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 2:30pm

Kadenze brings arts education to the masses

In May 2015, the first graduates of Berklee College of Music’s online bachelor degree program walked across a (real, not virtual) stage at a commencement ceremony in Boston. At the time, the program was one of the first arts education degrees that could be earned entirely online, making music...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 12:22am

New law legalizes return of online fantasy sports in New York

A new law in New York will allow online fantasy sports sites like DraftKings and FanDuel to resume business in the state.On Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the law, which labeled online fantasy sports contests “games of skill,” contradicting Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s previous...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 11:15pm

Is sharing streaming accounts now a crime?

A court ruling in a hacking case brought into question whether sharing the password on your Netflix, Hulu or HBOGO accounts could be treated as a crime.The Ninth Circuit appeals court in California made a ruling that one of the panels' judges said would illegalize all password sharing to various...

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:41pm

Quincy man impersonated women online, solicited rape and torture

A Quincy man has been charged in connection to allegations he created fake internet profiles of real women then asked others to assault them and their families.On Thursday, Thomas Sheehan, 46, was indicted after police said he impersonated three women from across the state on an adult website and...

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 12:13am

More NYC parks, beaches are getting free public Wi-Fi and charging stations

No matter where they decide to relax this summer, New Yorkers will stay connected.The city’s Parks Department announced Tuesday that the agency, together with AT&T, will be extending free public Wi-Fi in parks and beaches across the city for five more years.In total, the free Wi-Fi is available...

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 2:21am

Webby Awards 2016 red carpet highlights

The 20th annual WebbyAwards was held on Monday to honor and celebrate internet personalties and industry visionaries. The event was held in New York City.This year, Jessica Alba was honored with an award forEntrepreneur of the Year, andKrysten Ritter' received an award for Actress of the Year....

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 2:29am

Dating site matches Americans fleeing Trump with Canadians

Adatingwebsiteis pledging to matchAmericanswho can't live with a DonaldTrumppresidency toCanadianslooking for love, facilitating the pledge often made by U.S. voters to move to Canada if the real estate billionaire is elected."Maple Match makes it easy forAmericansto find the ideal Canadian partner...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 9:26pm

Artist 'Biancoshock' creates real-life Internet in small village

In this day and age where everyone is online, it’s difficult to imagine what life was like before being ‘connected’. A small village of 400 people in Italy called Civitacampomarano, with a little help from Italian artist Biancoshock and his project WEB 0.0, shows us that people can socialize, shop...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 10:44pm

Boston-area police investigate explicit online photos of high schoolers

Authorities are investigating a Dropbox page that allegedly contained nude and partially nude photographs of female Duxbury High School students.On Thursday, Duxbury police and school officials said that the photos had been removed but authorities were focusing on uncovering how the images got...

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 8:45pm

'Game of Thrones' premiere causes Pornhub to lose views

A recent report shows that people are more interested in watching “Game of Thrones" than pornography.Last Sunday fans around the world tuned in to HBO to watch the highly anticipated Season 6 premiere of the fantasy drama.Adult entertainment sitePornhubcrunched the numbers to determine what porn...

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 12:28am

You’ll never get this Disney parody song about steak and eggs out of your head

A video of a man singing a Disney parody song about cooking his breakfast of steak and eggs has gone viral.The video, called “Steak & Eggs Snapchat Song Disney Parody” was shared to YouTube on Tuesday and has racked up more than 18,000 views in one day.“I had a funny idea for a snapchat story,...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 11:59pm

PayPal changes plans due to transgender bathroom law

PayPal Holdings Inc. on Tuesday canceled plans to open a global operations center in Charlotte, North Carolina, and invest $3.6 million in the area after the state passed a controversial law targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens.The digital payment company's protest is the first...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 4:29pm

New website helps catch illegal subletters

A new website aims to assist property owners in uncovering illegal subletting offers for their properties on sites like Airbnb and Craigslist.Sublet Spy, based in New York City, claims to use the latest in military intelligence and online technology to analyze billions of data points to reveal...

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 10:42pm