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Accelerated Degree Programs Are Gaining Popularity [Infographic] Accelerated Degree Programs Are Gaining Popularity [Infographic]

One of the things I admire most about my mom is that she never gave up on getting a college education. She raised three of us through the ’80s and ’90s, a young stay-at-home mother, and in the chaos of …

China Has Hacked Every U.S. Major Company, Claims Richard Clarke China Has Hacked Every U.S. Major Company, Claims Richard Clarke
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“There are two kinds of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that will be.” If you listen to people talk about cyber security long enough, you’ll hear a hundred subtle variations of that statement. Another version goes: “There …

The Rise of Hacktivism [Infographic] The Rise of Hacktivism [Infographic]

Depending on who’s telling the story, propagators of today’s cyber attacks are usually labelled either cybercriminals or hacktivists. It’s easy to spot the difference in connotations here; the first is a nefarious, mysterious, generally bad term, while the second lends …

Trayvon Martin’s Tweets Are Now Available Trayvon Martin’s Tweets Are Now Available
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Last month’s shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has sparked a world of controversy in the public arena, especially over topics like racial profiling and “stand your ground” self-defense provisions. The case appears shrouded in mystery and confusion, with …

Geek Dad Busts Teen Daughter’s Party Via Energy Monitoring App Geek Dad Busts Teen Daughter’s Party Via Energy Monitoring App

“Your sin will find out out.” Numbers 23:23, New American Standard Bible. More posts need epigraphs. Privacy is dead. Period. I mean, we may be able to slip unnoticed through the cracks every once in a while, or even get …

Weird Things To Write Off On Your Taxes [Infographic] Weird Things To Write Off On Your Taxes [Infographic]

I love covering pseudo-holidays. Earlier this month we had Pie Day, Steak and a BJ Day (same day, actually — great day, actually), and the Ides of March. And, of course, April Fools’ Day is just over them thar hills. …

How Not To Suck At Meetings [Infographic, Video] How Not To Suck At Meetings [Infographic, Video]

Meetings suck. They really do. What’s that old adage? “The camel was a horse designed by committee?” Or something like that. By the way, does anybody have a better idea of how to being this article? If so, please dress …

Services Like Identified Use Game Elements to Encourage User Participation Services Like Identified Use Game Elements to Encourage User Participation
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Fast-growing startup Identified, a Facebook-based professional networking platform, is reaching out to members of the “Facebook generation” through “gamification” — the process of applying game-like elements (badges, scores, level-ups, invincibility — well, maybe not that last one) to non-game platforms …

Having A Big Brain Could Help You Keep Friends [Study] Having A Big Brain Could Help You Keep Friends [Study]

A new study by researchers in the United Kingdom has found a link between the number of friends you have and the size of a particular region of your brain. If you have a relatively large orbital prefrontal cortex, you’re …

Watch 130 Episodes of the Simpsons Simultaneously [Video] Watch 130 Episodes of the Simpsons Simultaneously [Video]

Technology can be great. It’s purported to speed up and streamline the stuff we have to do, leaving us with more time to relax and watch our favorite shows. But it also brings us near-instant and almost universal access (if …

The Solar System As Infographic (It’s Huge) The Solar System As Infographic (It’s Huge)

How big is our solar system? The short answer is it’s really, really big. The more technical answer is that it’s at least 50,000 Astronomical Units, or 7.4799 × 10^12 kilometers, or not quite a light-year to the Oort cloud …

Microsoft Releases Video of Scranton Botnet Raid [Video] Microsoft Releases Video of Scranton Botnet Raid [Video]
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WebProNews’s Drew Bowling reported earlier about a raid conducted by Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) on a botnet operation in Scranton, PA. Microsoft’s DCU, with a court order and aid from U.S. Marshals, raided command and control centers and seized …

The Merits of Online Dating [Infographic] The Merits of Online Dating [Infographic]

People represent themselves accurately on the internet, right? No. No, they don’t. But that doesn’t stop people from dating, or at least from looking for a hookup, online. Your options here are many: you can look for one-night stand with …

Pedophiles Hide Child Porn in Web Stores Pedophiles Hide Child Porn in Web Stores

Nearly every large, well-organized criminal operation needs a good “front” — a seemingly legitimate business that helps lawbreakers arrange transactions, supplement their funds, launder money, and otherwise evade detection. (Think the bakery in “Weeds.”) Traditionally, fronts have been real brick-and-mortar …

What Prescription Drugs Are Doing to Your Brain [Infographic] What Prescription Drugs Are Doing to Your Brain [Infographic]
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I had a friend in college tell me once that she was glad she never got into doing drugs. She then took a long pull on her third Mountain Dew of the night and put a cigarette back up to …

Zynga Is Top Dog In the Facebook Gaming Market [Infographic] Zynga Is Top Dog In the Facebook Gaming Market [Infographic]

Earlier today WebProNews’s Mike Fossum reported that Zynga CEO Mike Pincus is selling 15 percent of his stock in the company’s secondary offering to prevent share dumping. The news comes just two days after the social network game developer acquired …

The White House Says “We the People” Petitions Don’t Fall on Deaf Ears [Video] The White House Says “We the People” Petitions Don’t Fall on Deaf Ears [Video]
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Some people bemoan the seeming superficiality rampant on the internet (I’m often one of these people, to tell you the truth). Others fight an ongoing struggle against bills like SOPA, ACTA, C-11, and others that attempt to wrest digital freedom …

Court Orders FDA To Evaluate Safety of Agricultural Antibiotics Court Orders FDA To Evaluate Safety of Agricultural Antibiotics

A new court decision will send the U.S. Food and Drug Administration back in time to 1977. The decision, which was handed down Thursday by New York Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz, requires the FDA to follow through on hearings …

Pat Robertson Puts a Heavenly Bounty on Manning: Twitter Reacts Pat Robertson Puts a Heavenly Bounty on Manning: Twitter Reacts
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Pat Robertson has said some crazy things in his day. So it’s keeping with tradition that the 700 Club host should say even more crazy things, maybe even take those crazy things into the world of sports talk. He could, …

More Pink Slips Handed Out At AOL More Pink Slips Handed Out At AOL

Looks like even more people got fired at AOL yesterday. Business Insider reports that a number of employees in the New York office marketing department were called in to meet with managers about their positions. The meetings didn’t go well. …

How HTML 5 Really Stacks Up To Incumbent Platforms [Infographic] How HTML 5 Really Stacks Up To Incumbent Platforms [Infographic]

HTML 5 is gaining strong industry backing from internet platform and mobile developers, but how does the revised language stack up against current king of the mountain Flash and other Web development platforms? With three years to go before the …

American Pie’s Jason Biggs Parodies Jason Russell’s Post-Kony 2012 Naked Incident American Pie’s Jason Biggs Parodies Jason Russell’s Post-Kony 2012 Naked Incident

Remember American Pie? No, not Don McLean’s moving tribute to Buddy Holly. I meant the late-nineties teen flick where Jason Biggs’s character famously copulates with an apple pie. Yeah, that one. Well they’re making another sequel, called American Reunion (I …

Survey Gives Owner’s Perspective Of Compromised Websites Survey Gives Owner’s Perspective Of Compromised Websites

Cyber security company Commtouch teamed up with anti-malware nonprofit StopBadware recently to survey over 600 owners and administrators of previously compromised websites. The survey discovered a variety of surprising factoids, from the fact that WordPress is a favorite content management …

Scientists Link Prostaglandin Protein To Male Pattern Baldness Scientists Link Prostaglandin Protein To Male Pattern Baldness

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine may be hot on the trail of a new cure for baldness, following their discovery of a link between male pattern baldness and the protein prostaglandin D synthase. Scientists have …