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  • Target email to customers offering free credit monitoring is NOT a scam

    Published: Fri, Jan 17, 2014

    Target’s recent effort to regain the trust of its shoppers after a credit card security breach seems to have backfired, says the Huffington Post. Customers, it seems, are still on edge when it comes to the retailer. Target sent an email to those who may have been affected by a security breach offering a year's worth of free credit monitoring and identity theft insurance. Many of those customers believe the email is a hoax. It’s not.

  • Harvey Weinstein and Meryl Streep making movie attacking NRA

    Published: Thu, Jan 16, 2014

    Movie producer Harvey Weinstein announced for the first time on Howard Stern’s radio show that he is making a full feature drama to try to destroy the National Rifle Association. Mr. Stern asked Mr. Weinstein on Wednesday whether he owned a gun. The Hollywood heavyweight replied that he did not and never would. “I don’t think we need guns in this country. And I hate it,” the producer said. “I think the NRA is a disaster area.”

  • Chevy Corvette is North American Car of the Year

    Published: Mon, Jan 13, 2014

    DETROIT -- Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, the American icon completely redone last year for its seventh generation, was named Monday as the North American Car of the Year at the opening of the press preview for the North American International Auto Show here, reports USA Today. It was a double win for General Motors, which also won North American Truck of the Year Monday for the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado.

  • Sources: More well-known U.S. retailers victims of cyber attacks

    Published: Sun, Jan 12, 2014

    Target Corp and Neiman Marcus are not the only U.S. retailers whose networks were breached over the holiday shopping season last year, according to sources familiar with attacks on other merchants that have yet to be publicly disclosed. Smaller breaches on at least three other well-known U.S. retailers took place and were conducted using similar techniques as the one on Target, according to the people familiar with the attacks. Those breaches have yet to come to light. Also, similar breaches may have occurred earlier last year.

  • 2 Investigators: Woman Has To Prove Her Healthy Daughter Isn’t Dead To Claim Tax Refund

    Published: Fri, Jan 10, 2014

    Every year, thousands of people are mistakenly reported as dead even though they are not. And as 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports, the results can cause incredible complications for those who are still alive. “It’s been very stressful both emotionally, financially,” says Laurie Villareal.

  • Target says data stolen from 70 million customers

    Published: Fri, Jan 10, 2014

    Up to 70 million customers had their personal information stolen in a data breach at Target, the retailer said Friday and USA Today reports. Target announced last month that encrypted personal identification numbers were stolen for up to 40 million credit and debit cards in the breach. Now its investigation finds "that the stolen information includes names, mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses for up to 70 million individuals."

  • Harold Hamm fires back after call to slow oil development in North Dakota

    Published: Thu, Jan 9, 2014

    Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm fired back this week to comments made by the chairman of North Dakota’s Republican party calling for the oil industry to take a “moderated approach” to development. Hamm, whose company was a pioneer in the use of horizontal drilling that fueled the Bakken oil boom, said he felt compelled to respond to statements made by Robert Harms in news coverage in the aftermath of the explosive train derailment near Casselton. “It looks to me like he’s saying we shouldn’t overreact to these situations, but that’s exactly what he’s doing,” Hamm said in an interview with Forum News Service this week.

  • YELP critics must be identified, court rules in online landscape altering decision

    Published: Thu, Jan 9, 2014

    In a decision that could reshape the rules for online consumer reviews, a Virginia court has ruled that the popular website Yelp must turn over the names of seven reviewers who anonymously criticized a prominent local carpet cleaning business. The case revolves around negative feedback against Virginia-based Hadeed Carpet Cleaning. The owner, Joe Hadeed, said the users leaving bad reviews were not real customers of the cleaning service — something that would violate Yelp’s terms of service. His attorneys issued a subpoena demanding the names of seven anonymous reviewers, and a judge in Alexandria ruled that Yelp had to comply.

  • Biography casts critical light on Fox News chief

    Published: Wed, Jan 8, 2014

    From the New York Times: Roger Ailes was so eager to influence national politics that in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, he told fellow Fox News executives point-blank: “I want to elect the next president.” In the corporate thicket of News Corporation, according to a new book, Mr. Ailes dared to battle with Lachlan Murdoch, a son of Rupert Murdoch, the chairman, openly gloating when the younger Mr. Murdoch eventually left his post at the company and even commandeering his chair. At Fox News, the book says, Mr. Ailes was disdainful of even his most bankable on-air talent, privately calling Bill O’Reilly “a book salesman with a TV show” and Brian Kilmeade, a peppy Fox host, “a soccer coach from Long Island.” Those episodes are described in “The Loudest Voice in the Room” by Gabriel Sherman, a 560-page biography of Mr. Ailes being published on Jan. 21 by Random House.

  • Judge scraps Chicago's ban on retail gun shops

    Published: Tue, Jan 7, 2014

    A federal judge on Monday stripped away a key element of Chicago's gun ordinance, ruling that it is unconstitutional to prohibit licensed gun stores from operating in the city. U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang found that the city failed to convince him that banning the sale of guns by licensed dealers was necessary to reduce gun violence.

  • Meet the faces of ELLE's women in TV

    Published: Tue, Jan 7, 2014

    For the fourth annual Women in TV Issue, Elle celebrates the smartest, funniest small-screen stars. Check out Mindy Kaling and the rest of the talented ladies in Elle's February 2014 issue hitting newsstands Jan. 14.

  • New 'Old Spice' ad: Terrifying for teen boys, hilarious for everyone else

    Published: Mon, Jan 6, 2014

    Old Spice unveiled a hilarious new commercial that's up there with some of the brand's best (and zaniest) work, says Business Insider. The spot, called "Momsong," features moms creeping on their teenage sons' dates, and mourning the loss of their childhood because "Old Spice sprayed them into men." It's hilarious and original and slightly terrifying.

  • News 9: Edmond gun range goes out of business

    Published: Mon, Jan 6, 2014

    EDMOND - After nearly four and a half years in business, an Edmond gun range and store has closed up shop, reports News 9. Barry Bryant is the owner at Heartland Outdoors and says he's disappointed that ...

  • Pot Shops in Denver Open Door to $578 Million in Sales

    Published: Tue, Dec 31, 2013

    Toni Fox plans to open the doors of her Denver marijuana shop at 8 a.m. tomorrow to a line of customers including some who camped overnight to be the first in the U.S. to legally buy pot for recreational use. Fox has arranged for canopy tents, heaters and a food truck to offer donuts and pastries to patrons waiting for the state-appointed hour. She expects sales at her 3D Cannabis Center, operating since 2010 as a medical-marijuana dispensary near the Denver Coliseum, to surge to at least $250,000 a month from $30,000, she said.

  • The NSA Reportedly Has Total Access To The Apple iPhone

    Published: Tue, Dec 31, 2013

    As with most good stories, revelations of the NSA spy program will almost certainly keep getting worse before anything gets better. Yesterday we reported on claims—based on leaked NSA documents—that the spy agency was rerouting laptops ordered online to install spyware and malicious hardware on the machines.

  • Young users see Facebook as 'dead and buried'

    Published: Fri, Dec 27, 2013

    A study of how older teenagers use social media has found that Facebook is “not just on the slide, it is basically dead and buried” and is being replaced by simpler social networks such as Twitter and Snapchat. Young people now see the site as “uncool” and keep their profiles live purely to stay in touch with older relatives, among whom it remains popular.

  • Does Snapchat have a major security hole?

    Published: Thu, Dec 26, 2013

    Tech and business site ZDNet reports that the popular app Snapchat has ignored a security hole since August and that a group called Gibson Security has published code for two exploits that allow for simple hacking into users' information. Those exploits could result in Snapchat user names, aliases and users' phone numbers being harvested, even if the user's account is private. According to ZDNet, Google Play lists the Snapchat Android app as having been installed between 10 million and 50 million times. Snapchat is also one of the top five free apps in the iTunes Store. Snapchat is particularly popular among younger users, according to ZDNet.

  • Brawls breakout over Air Jordans

    Published: Tue, Dec 24, 2013

    NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The release of the latest Nike Air Jordan sneaker brought out throngs of crowds across the country and several brawls broke out, too. Video making the rounds online taken at a shoe store in Stockton, California, shows various fist fights erupting, apparently over the Gamma Blue 11s.

  • Warren Buffett's wealth soared $37 million a day in 2013

    Published: Thu, Dec 19, 2013

    CNBC reports that Warren Buffett gained more wealth than any other U.S. billionaire, adding $37 million a day, according to one study. Through Dec. 11, Buffett's net worth—at least on paper—shot up by $12.7 billion to $59.1 billion in 2013 from $46.4 billion at the start of the year, according to Wealth-X, the wealth research firm. That works out to a paper gain of $1.5 million an hour.

  • If you're a Bitcoin proponent, you might want to ignore this

    Published: Wed, Dec 18, 2013

    The price of bitcoin has plummeted following an announcement from China's largest bitcoin exchange that it would no longer be accepting new yuan deposits. BTC China said that due to action by a third-party payment provider, YeePay, it could no longer accept deposits in the Chinese currency, although it would still be able to process withdrawals. BTC's chief executive, Bobby Lee, said that YeePay gave notice on Wednesday morning Shanghai time that it would no longer provide services.