The Nigerian Fraudsters Ripping Off the Unemployment System

The Nigerian Fraudsters Ripping Off the Unemployment System

The email security firm Agari today will release findings that an actor within the Nigerian cybercriminal group "Scattered Canary" is filing fraudulent unemployment claims and receiving benefits from multiple states, while also receiving CARES payouts from the Internal Revenue Service.

Dangerzone Lets You Open Email Attachments Safely

Dangerzone Lets You Open Email Attachments Safely

Dangerzone also uses the optical character recognition software Tesseract to convert letters and numbers in the PDF back to machine-readable text, letting you copy text from and search the file.

Jeff Bezos’ Hacked Phone, Coronavirus Hits the US, and More News

Jeff Bezos’ Hacked Phone, Coronavirus Hits the US, and More News

Jeff Bezos was hacked and a new virus is on the attack, but first: a cartoon about social media breakups .Everything we know about the Jeff Bezos phone hack.You can sign up right here to make sure you get the news delivered fresh to your inbox every weekday!

These Plastic Bunnies Got Their Own DNA Data Storage. Next up, the World?

These Plastic Bunnies Got Their Own DNA Data Storage. Next up, the World?

The bunnies, and the digital files that described them, remained identical over many months.“This is a very initial foray into one of the more promising applications of DNA data storage: ubiquitous storage,” says Sriram Kosuri, a biochemist at UCLA who was not involved in the work.

How to Change the Default Apps on All Your Devices

How to Change the Default Apps on All Your Devices

If you want to go back to the way Windows was when you first installed it—the Mail app for email, Microsoft Edge for web browsing, and so on—click the Reset button underneath the list of default apps.Setting your default web browser is done differently: Open the Apple menu, then choose System Preferences and General .

How To Delete Your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat

How To Delete Your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat

Log in to your Twitter, go into your account settings, then scroll to the bottom and click “Deactivate my account.” After that, you’ll be prompted to enter your password, and once you do so your account will be deactivated.

The Rise and Fall of Facebook’s Memory Economy

The Rise and Fall of Facebook’s Memory Economy

Facebook’s Memories feature—where it shows you pictures and posts from a day in the recent or far-gone past—used to be my favorite thing about the platform.

Facebook Rolls Out More Features for Dead People

Facebook Rolls Out More Features for Dead People

Facebook has to balance the interests of grieving loved ones with the privacy of someone who is now dead, says Alice Ely, a product manager at Facebook.“We have a hard stance against never allowing anybody to log into [someone else’s] account, but that’s exactly why we wanted to create a legacy contact to give [people] these controls to manage the profile after the person has passed away,” she explains.

Filing Your Taxes? Watch Out for Phishing Scams

Filing Your Taxes? Watch Out for Phishing Scams

The domains target a large pool of potential victims: More than 135 million Americans filed their taxes electronically last year, according to the IRS.Louise Matsakis covers cybersecurity, law, and internet culture for WIRED.Lookout discovered that tax scammers start early: Dozens of these websites were created in December, right around the time people begin receiving their W-2 forms.

How Do I (Safely) Use Dating Apps?

How Do I (Safely) Use Dating Apps?

On the one hand, this is a good thing: Importing information from the social network can give you an extra layer of security, since it allows you to tell which potential matches have Facebook friends in common with you.

How to Find Your Netflix Freeloaders—and Kick Them Out

How to Find Your Netflix Freeloaders—and Kick Them Out

(A few years ago I looked at the list of devices registered on the friend's Hulu account I've freeloaded off of since 2011. The other way you can keep tabs on your Netflix is by going to Account > Viewing activity and looking at what everyone's been watching.

5 Tips and Tricks for the Amazon Kids Tablet and Echo Dot

5 Tips and Tricks for the Amazon Kids Tablet and Echo Dot

Call Santa on the Echo Dot!I found that the Echo Dot for Kids was less useful than the Fire tablet for a closely supervised 3-year-old, but one of Amazon's latest features may make me reconsider.

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WriterJennifer Lentfer is a writer and consultant that champions responsive, small grant-making mechanisms supporting local leaders and organizations in the developing world. Serving with various international organizations over the past decade, she has worked with over 300 grassroots groups in sub-Saharan Africa.Blogging on: Social Enterprise Innovations

Crispr’s Epic Patent Fight Changed the Course of Biology

Crispr’s Epic Patent Fight Changed the Course of Biology

In addition to the Broad Institute’s claims, UC-Berkeley also has to contend with another foundational patent for Crispr-Cas9 gene editing filed before anyone else in March 2012, by Virginijus Šikšnys, a Lithuanian scientist who shares the prestigious Kavli Prize with Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna and The University of Vienna’s Emmanuelle Charpentier for their early work on Crispr.