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2/20/2020

Information on 10.7 million hotel guests that was stolen in a breach last year has been posted in a hacking forum. MGM Resorts, whose properties include the Luxor, Mandalay Bay and Bellagio, says guests have been notified that names, addresses, dates of birth, emails and phone numbers were stolen.

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CNET
2/20/2020

The cryptic "1 1" message that popped up on Samsung Galaxy phones around the world was a glitch related to internal testing, the company says. The fact that it came from the preinstalled Find My Mobile app, which allows remote locking of phones, made some Galaxy owners anxious, but other than possible battery drain, the notification had no effect.

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2/20/2020

Verizon has dismissed a report that it will no longer sell Google's Pixel phones, saying it is "look[ing] forward to the new portfolio of devices." Google has not commented on the matter.

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CNET
2/20/2020

Google has launched the first developer preview of Android 11, which is available as installable system images for Pixel devices. Android 11 enhances foldable devices, 5G bandwidth awareness, SHAKEN/STIR call screen authentication support, location permission options, camera capabilities and video decoding for game streaming.

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ZDNet, The Verge
2/20/2020

Microsoft is expanding its Dynamics 365 product line with the addition of first- and third-party data connections to the Customer Insights data platform. It is also debuting Dynamics 365 Finance Insights, which customers can use to predict cash flow, and Dynamics 365 Project Operations, which provides a way for project-based businesses to track operational resources and needs.

2/20/2020

Identity theft has been a problem for years, and credit report changes, such as unfamiliar charges and accounts, can be a sign of trouble. Other signs include rejected or unexpected medical claims and refused personal checks.

2/20/2020

Police say impostor scams, which cost victims $667 million last year, are the top fraud they're informed of. In one case, an 80-year-old Oregon widower lost $200,000 when a scammer stole a Florida woman's identity, befriended the man and convinced him to invest in what the scammer claimed was a business.

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Seaside Signal (Ore.)
2/20/2020

Women traveling on trains in the UK are receiving unsolicited pornographic images on iPhones via the AirDrop function, which allows anonymous sending of files and photos. Sixty-six cases of cyberflashing were reported in 2019 -- almost double the number in 2018 -- but police think the actual number of such incidents is much higher.

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Infosecurity (U.K.)
2/20/2020

Trouble connecting, playing music and syncing with other devices are among the issues Google Nest Mini users encounter. Tech writer Tyler Lacoma offers solutions to those problems and others.

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Digital Trends
2/20/2020

The use of special glasses with flickering lights can stimulate the release of brain chemicals that could help fight Alzheimer's disease, say researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. "The idea that you could use an entirely non-invasive method to change how the brain's immune system works, to potentially to move it back toward a healthy state in these diseases, would be revolutionary," says Georgia Institute of Technology assistant professor Levi Wood, who is part of the research team.

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