HealthCare.gov took off without a test-flight, memo says

October 30, 2013 Bob Sullivan 0

When Boeing builds an airplane, several parts are constructed separately — the engines, the fuselage, the landing gear.  While these parts go through manufacturers’ testing, when they are finally assembled into a completed aircraft, Boeing flies the thing to make sure it’s airworthy. (Airbus does this too) It sure sounds […]

Amid flap over spying on Germany’s leader, NSA.gov goes down

October 25, 2013 Bob Sullivan 0

The National Security Agency’s website was unavailable for users on Friday afternoon. Twitter accounts associated with the loosely-affiliated hacker group known as Anonymous called attention to the outage moments after the site went down, but there was no way to immediate identify a cause for its unavailability. The website DownForEveryoneOrJustMe.com […]

Seniors are sexting, oversharing, McAfee says

October 25, 2013 Bob Sullivan 0

Grandma and Grandpa are sexting? Yup, says a new survey of 50- to 75-year-olds conducted by security firm McAfee. The research suggests older social media and smartphone users are also oversharing at an alarming rate, putting them at greater risk for identity theft. More than half of older Net users have shared […]

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