Cluster of “megabreaches” compromise a whopping 642 million passwords

CBS Less than two weeks after more than 177 million LinkedIn user passwords surfaced, security researchers have discovered three more breaches involving MySpace, Tumblr, and dating website Fling that all told bring the total number of compromised accounts to more than 642 million. “Any one of these 4 I’m going to talk about

Scientists find brain area responsible for learning from immediate experience

Mediodorsal thalamus allows us to incorporate new information in decision-making Scientists have confirmed one of the brain areas responsible for rapid updating of information during learning — the sort of information we use to negotiate many changing situations in everyday life. In a study funded by the Medical Research Council and published in

CA school district mulls spending $800,000 on yoga program

ENCINITAS, Calif. – Encinitas Union School District officials plan to spend $800,000 to continue a controversial yoga program at local elementary schools, and parents are not happy about it. “As beneficial as yoga might be, we must be wise stewards of these public funds,” parent Anne-Katherine Pingree told board members at a

The Untold Story Behind Saudi Arabia’s 41-Year U.S. Debt Secret

The basic framework was strikingly simple. The U.S. would buy oil from Saudi Arabia and provide the kingdom military aid and equipment. In return, the Saudis would plow billions of their petrodollar revenue back into Treasuries and finance America’s spending. It took several discreet follow-up meetings to iron out all the details, Parsky

Leaving the electrical grid in the Upper Peninsula

Known for snow rather than sun, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula could still support a significant network of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems. Solar energy alone in the region is seasonally restricted. However, solar coupled with cogeneration and batteries could overcome any cloudy, cold winter day. Michigan Tech engineers and sociologists explored what this

Finding Your Off-Grid Survival Retreat in Montana

ReadyNutrition Readers, Survivalists, Preppers, and Homesteaders, lend me your ears!  I come to give you some pointers Montana land for a survival retreat, and a plug for myself in the bargain.  Why not?  And what would that plug be?  I have a piece of property for sale that would suit the interests

Google Promotes Pirate Movie Ratings In Search Snippet

In recent years Hollywood has taken a rather aggressive approach against Google. The movie studios believe that the search engine isn’t doing enough to limit piracy, and have demanded more stringent measures. One of the suggestions often made is to boost the visibility of legal movie services in search results. For example,

Why Didn’t Anyone See Leidos as the ‘No-Brainer’ Winner in Multibillion EHR Deal?

Last summer, it was considered a major upset when defense IT firm Leidos and electronic health records vendor Cerner were awarded the Pentagon’s $9 billion health care modernization contract. Yet, in hindsight, Leidos and Cerner – which topped the favored duo of IBM and commercial market leader Epic Systems and a third team

Obama Administration’s National Cyber Plan Could Mean Big Business

A federal effort to clean up cyber practices may soon spur a boom in business for tech vendors.  The Cybersecurity National Action Plan, released months after a large-scale hack exposed millions of individuals’ government background checks, proposes $19 billion in cyber investments as part of the President’s 2017 fiscal year budget.  To make

New Hampshire’s governor again vetoes constitutional carry legislation

For the second time in as many years, Gov. Maggie Hassan rejected a bill that would have made the Granite State the 11th to codify the right to concealed carry without a permit. Last fall, the staunch anti-gun Democrat vetoed a measure placed on her desk changing state law to make obtaining a

Ex-Barclays director accused by U.S. of illegal tips to plumber

A former director at Barclays Plc was arrested on Tuesday on U.S. charges that he provided inside information about impending mergers that he learned about at the bank to a plumber, who used the tips to illegally make $76,000 (£52,526). Steven McClatchey, 58, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in Manhattan federal

Goldman Sachs Financed Hillary Clinton’s Son-in-Law to Make Bullish Greek Bets After It Structured...

Goldman Sachs will interminably, thanks to Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone, conjure up images of “a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.” The vampire squid has now popped up in the middle of a potential new scandal involving the

Whole-person perspective is needed to assess obesity, researchers suggest

Authors from the Cleveland Clinic’s Bariatric and Metabolic Institute recommend physicians use obesity staging models to recognize and manage weight-related health issues that may not be captured by traditional diagnosis criteria. The review article was published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. The authors urge physicians to take a broader

Turning human waste into next generation biofuel

Researchers affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea, have found a new way to convert human waste into renewable energy sources. A brand new outdoor laboratory has been recently launched at UNIST and this is expected to convert human waste into renewable energy sources, and possible to

Cops can easily get hundreds of days of location data, appeals court rules

Julian Carvajal A full panel of judges at the Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals has now overturned last summer’s notable decision by the standard trio of appellate judges, which had found that police needed a warrant to obtain more than 200 days’ worth of cell-site location information (CSLI) for two criminal suspects.