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Amazon sellers advertise freebies on Facebook—just don’t forget to leave a review

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Facebook users are being inundated with ads offering free electronics on Amazon. The catch? They need to put down money upfront and leave a review.

Over the past few months, I’ve noticed an uptick in the frequency of targeted Facebook ads offering free electronics, including smartphone batteries, wireless security cameras, and microphones, as well as beauty supplies. 

To receive the item, all the user has to do is leave a fake or incentivized review of the product on Amazon. It sounds like…

New Zealanders warned not to eat ‘sexy pavement lichen’

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The lichen has been found on the side of the road. While the lichen is said to have properties similar to Viagra, the plant also has some harmful substances.

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A sonic cyberattack could hijack a device’s speakers

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Weapons that injure crowds of people by emitting dangerous sounds may seem like the stuff of science fiction. Unfortunately, malicious hackers might be able to do just that — but with Bluetooth- or WiFi-capable smartphones, headphones, speakers, or laptops.

Researcher Matt Wixey is unveiling research at the Def Con hacking conference that shows the potential for devices with speakers to be hacked and turned into sonic weapons, as reported by the BBC

Wixey found that by creating a virus…

A sonic cyberattack could hijack a device’s speakers

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Weapons that injure crowds of people by emitting dangerous sounds may seem like the stuff of science fiction. Unfortunately, malicious hackers might be able to do just that — but with Bluetooth- or WiFi-capable smartphones, headphones, speakers, or laptops.

Researcher Matt Wixey is unveiling research at the Def Con hacking conference that shows the potential for devices with speakers to be hacked and turned into sonic weapons, as reported by the BBC

Wixey found that by creating a virus…

A sonic cyberattack could hijack a device’s speakers

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Weapons that injure crowds of people by emitting dangerous sounds may seem like the stuff of science fiction. Unfortunately, malicious hackers might be able to do just that — but with Bluetooth- or WiFi-capable smartphones, headphones, speakers, or laptops.

Researcher Matt Wixey is unveiling research at the Def Con hacking conference that shows the potential for devices with speakers to be hacked and turned into sonic weapons, as reported by the BBC

Wixey found that by creating a virus…

Inside the fight to keep 8chan offline

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Days after one of its members shot and killed 22 people in an El Paso Wal-Mart, the hate-filled imageboard known as 8chan is finding it hard to stay online.

In a 180 degree turn from its original position, web security provider Cloudflare decided Sunday to terminate its services with the online community.  The imageboard was back online via a different security service several hours later — until another firm that service relies on gave it the boot.

The El Paso shooter was found to have…

Inside the fight to keep 8chan offline

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Days after one of its members shot and killed 22 people in an El Paso Wal-Mart, the hate-filled imageboard known as 8chan is finding it hard to stay online.

In a 180 degree turn from its original position, web security provider Cloudflare decided Sunday to terminate its services with the online community.  The imageboard was back online via a different security service several hours later — until another firm that service relies on gave it the boot.

The El Paso shooter was found to have…

Best laptop and tablet deals this weekend: MacBook Air, iPad Pro, and more

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If you’re not in the loop on weird holidays, you may not have known that today is international beer day, national coloring book day, national ice cream sandwich day, and national water balloon day.

But we’re not going to talk about any of that stuff, because most importantly, it’s Friday — that means it’s once again time for us to bring you the best deals on laptops and tablets for the weekend, because what time isn’t a good time to treat yourself? 

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Facebook removed hundreds of fake accounts tied to Saudi government

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Another day, another massive account takedown on Facebook.

The company has removed hundreds of accounts, pages, and groups it says were tied to the Saudi Arabian government for engaging in “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” 

The ring of accounts consisted of 217 Facebook accounts, 144 pages, five groups, and 31 Instagram accounts, which combined reached more than a million people across Facebook and Instagram, according to the company.

“Although the people behind this activity attempted to…