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Tumblr reappeared on the App Store this week, after being pulled in November over child pornography concerns and 10 days after announcing a ban on…

Brian Heater / TechCrunch : Tumblr reappeared on the App Store this week, after being pulled in November over child pornography concerns and 10 days after announcing a ban on adult content   —  Tumblr is back.  Sort of.  The social blogging platform reappeared on Apple's App Store this week, some three weeks after being pulled over child pornography concerns.

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Iranian phishers bypass 2fa protections offered by Yahoo Mail and Gmail

Enlarge A recent phishing campaign targeting US government officials, activists, and journalists is notable for using a technique that allowed the attackers to bypass two-factor authentication protections offered by services such as Gmail and Yahoo Mail, researchers said Thursday. The event underscores the risks of 2fa that relies on one-tap logins or one-time passwords, particularly if the latter are sent in SMS messages to phones. Attackers working on behalf of the Iranian government collected detailed information on targets and used that knowledge to write spear-phishing emails that were tailored to the targets’ level of operational security, researchers with security firm Certfa Lab said in a blog post . The emails contained a hidden image that alerted the attackers in real time when targets viewed the messages. When targets entered passwords into a fake Gmail or Yahoo security page, the attackers would almost simultaneously enter the credentials into a real login page. In the event targets’ accounts were protected by 2fa, the attackers redirected targets to a new page that requested a one-time password. “In other words, they check victims’ usernames and passwords in realtime on their own servers, and even if 2 factor authentication such as text message, authenticator app or one-tap login are enabled they can trick targets and steal that information too,” Certfa Lab researchers wrote. Read 7 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Starbucks partners with UberEats to deliver food and coffee from a quarter of its US stores starting in 2019, following a pilot program in Miami in…

Nivedita Balu / Reuters : Starbucks partners with UberEats to deliver food and coffee from a quarter of its US stores starting in 2019, following a pilot program in Miami in September   —  (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) said on Thursday it is partnering with UberEats to deliver food and coffee from nearly a quarter …

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Verizon cuts 10,000 jobs and admits its Yahoo/AOL division is a failure

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Spencer Platt ) Verizon is parting ways with 10,400 employees in "a voluntary separation program," despite the Trump administration providing a tax cut and various deregulatory changes that were supposed to increase investment in jobs and broadband networks. The cuts represent nearly seven percent of Verizon's workforce and were announced along with a $4.6 billion charge related to struggles in Verizon's Yahoo/AOL business division. Verizon described the voluntary buyouts as well as ongoing Yahoo/AOL failures in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Tuesday . The buyouts affect "US-based management employees" in multiple business segments, not just Yahoo and AOL. Here's what Verizon says about its Yahoo/AOL problem: Read 9 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Apple is notifying artists that it is removing their ability to post to Apple Music Connect and is removing previously posted content from Artist…

Zac Hall / 9to5Mac : Apple is notifying artists that it is removing their ability to post to Apple Music Connect and is removing previously posted content from Artist Pages   —  Apple Music Connect appears to slowly be going the way of iTunes Ping.  Apple has started notifying Apple Music artists that it is removing …

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Ohio Congressman: We can fund border wall with “WallCoin”

Enlarge / Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) wants Americans, Mexicans, or just about anyone else to be able to donate cash to build a wall. And he thinks a "WallCoin" could help do that. (credit: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images ) As President Donald Trump threatened to allow a government shutdown if Congress did not provide funding for his proposed wall along the Mexican border, a Republican congressman from Ohio offered up alternative routes to getting the wall built: through Internet crowdfunding or through an initial coin offering. During an interview with NPR's Morning Edition on December 12, Rep. Warren Davidson said that he had offered what he referred to as a "modest proposal" in the form of his " Buy a Brick, Build a Wall Act ." The bill, which  he submitted on November 30 , would authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to accept monetary gifts from anyone "on the condition that it be used to plan, design, construct, or maintain a barrier along the international border between the United States and Mexico." The funds would go into an account called the "Border Wall Trust Fund," and a public website would be set up to process donations electronically. Rep. Davidson told NPR's Steve Inskeep that the donations could come from anyone and be gathered in a number of ways."You could do it with this sort of, like, crowdfunding site," Davidson explained. "Or you could do it with blockchain—you could have Wall Coins." Read 1 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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