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Top 100 Stories to Know for 26 Apr 2017 - United States

Man who made his livingScott Van Zyl made his living taking wealthy clients on "safaris" for the sole purpose of bringing home trophies like leopards, zebras, wildebeests and even lions. Now, investigators in Zimbabwe... believe that Van Zyl ended up on the wrong end of the predator-prey relationship, and DNA tests have confirmed that he was attacked, killed, and eaten by crocodiles while on a hunting trip. Van Zyl, who ran SS Pro Safaris, offered specials for hunters to spend a week or more on his hunting lands which border nature preserves, with the promise of killing up to seven different species for $9,000. He also offered other hunting expeditions with targets like elephants and giraffes, though specifics for those, including prices, aren't listed on the company's site. Photos of clients holding the bodies of...
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Galaxy S8 front camera hidesJust like any movie or TV show script, not everything planned gets into production and the final episode or film. Same is especially true with devices, with features that get left on the cutting... board. Most of the time, however, those features vanish without a trace. To JerryRigEverything’s surprise, one such feature made it to the retail Galaxy S8. That …
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You're gonna need some helpHow do you spot a phishing scam when the URL looks perfectly legit?  An old phishing technique has recently popped back up in the news, and it has the potential to fool some folks no matter how many... times they inspect a URL for typos. SEE ALSO: Your internet data is absolutely a national security issue Phishing works like this: Some fool sends people an email that asks readers to please click on this link or download this thing. The person sends the link from a URL with a (theoretically) clever typo (think yhaoo.com instead of yahoo.com). But this other kind of phishing scheme — called a homograph attack — sends an email from a URL that looks nearly identical to the real thing, replacing some the letters with similar ones from other alphabets. 
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Tor node operator arrested inEarlier this month, a Tor node operator in Russia was arrested in a potential misunderstanding about the nature of the decentralized network. Dmitry Bogatov, a lecturer at the Moscow Finance and Law... University, was taken into custody on April 6 and charged with organizing mass unrest, which was later appended with the more serious charge of incitement to terrorist activity. He remains in…
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NASA Astronaut Peggy WhitsonNASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson set the endurance record for time in space by a U.S, astronaut today, Monday, April 24, during her current stint of living and working aboard the International Space... Station (ISS) along with her multinational crew of five astronauts and cosmonauts. The post NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets US Space Endurance Record, Speaks to President Trump appeared first on Universe Today.
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Wikipedia co-founder launchesJimmy Wales' "Wikitribune" will bring journalists and others together to produce fact-checked news stories online.
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Russian hackers target FrenchEmmanuel Macron's campaign said its staff received phishing emails meant to steal their passwords.
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Ransomware Is Being HiddenRansomware attacks are getting more and more clever as the public gets wise to them. The latest involves hiding a malicious macro inside a Word document attached to a seemingly harmless PDF file.
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Have Aliens Built Huge Structures around Boyajian's Star?

Scientific American - 24 Apr 2017 14:30
Have Aliens Built HugeAlien technology is probably not causing Boyajian's star to dim mysteriously. But alternative explanations are hard to come by --
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Taiwan's 'hacker minister'Taiwan's "digital minister" Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming when she was 8, hopes to use the internet to transform public involvement in government
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Long-distance call: Trump toPresident to congratulate her record-breaking stay on the International Space Station.        
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A 3D-printed patch could helpScientists have dreamed of easily patching up heart tissue in the wake of heart attacks, but there are always gotchas: for example, it's no mean feat to replicate the complex structures of real... tissue. However, there may be a solution in sight. Res...
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Why the Wikileaks CIA dump wasThere are no hackers anymore — now it’s all about the spies we in the intelligence and security communities are trying to stop. The “insiders” have known this for some time, but it’s... becoming more apparent to the business community and now individuals.
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In March for Science, EarthThousands of scientists and science enthusiasts of all ages flooded the streets of Washington despite a drizzling rain Saturday (April 22) in a March for Science to show their support for the... scientific work that has made modern life possible
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Internet companies are already taking action against hate speech, but it's no secret that they don't always tackle it in the same way. One may delete the hostile material immediately, while the other... might spend days reviewing it before taking actio...
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Tens of thousands of protestors participated in Earth Day marches across the country on Saturday, protesting cuts to research and programs to fight climate change. Dr. Jon LaPook has more.
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March for Science goes to"What do we want? Science! When do we want it? After peer review!"​ Protesters marching in tech central Saturday call for political choices based on facts, not opinions.
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The EFF calls out Google forChromebooks for education is an excellent program, but it looks like the educators need a little more teaching when it comes to getting started. The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) has renewed... their charge against Google, Microsoft, and Apple for the way student privacy is handled in their respective educational markets. They say "Students and their families are backed into a corner." As students across the United States are handed school-issued laptops and signed up for educational cloud services, the way the educational system treats the privacy of students is undergoing profound changes—often without their parents' notice or consent, and usually without a real choice to opt out of privacy-invading technology. We should want the EFF to act as a watchdog when it comes to our...
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Tens of thousands of scientists will participate in marches across the country on Saturday, protesting cuts to research and programs to fight climate change. Dr. Jon LaPook has more.
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Researchers use ambient lightOur gadgets are stocked with sensors that extract information from our environments. Some researchers have found a way to use the innocuous-seeming ambient light sensor to grab potentially sensitive... browser data. The post Researchers use ambient light sensors to steal browser data appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Apple Hires Satellite Experts away from Google

The Mac Observer - 22 Apr 2017 03:05
Apple Hires Satellite ExpertsApple has hired away a pair of Google’s top satellite experts, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Citing unnamed sources, Mr. Gurman reported that Apple hired John Fenwick, who previously led... Google’s spacecraft operations, and Michael Trela, head of satellite engineering at Google. They are part of a new hardware team at Apple headed by another former Googler, Dropcam cofounder Greg Duffy.
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Apple Runs Up Against State Censorship in China, Again

The Mac Observer - 21 Apr 2017 07:05
Apple Runs Up Against StateApple is once again running into issues with state censorship in China. Chinese newspaper Xinhua reported Thursday that two different agencies will call Apple into their offices to demand Apple... tighten up controls over streaming apps available in the App Store.
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Earth Beams From BetweenCassini took this rare photo of the Earth and moon on April 12 just before the start of its daring Grand Finale mission this weekend. The post Earth Beams From Between Saturn’s Rings in New Cassini... Image appeared first on Universe Today.
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(Reuters) - Tesla Inc founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink Corp is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices.
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A new image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows planet Earth as a point of light between the icy rings of Saturn....
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