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Heart Bleed Bug Test: Tech Companies Create Fund for OpenSSL

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The Heartbleed security bug can be tested here and theere's a list of websites affected.(Screenshot Heartbleed.com)

The Heartbleed bug exposed a critical flaw in the OpenSSL security system that’s used to protect passwords and other data, but tech giants on Thursday...


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  • A user of Russia’s leading social network internet site VKontakte, poses holding an iPhone showing the account page of Pavel Durov, the former CEO and founder of VKontakte, in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The network’s founder, Pavel Durov, described as Russia’s Mark Zuckerberg, left his post as CEO and is reported to have left Russia.(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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  • FILE - In this May 1, 2012, file photo, a police lieutenant swings his baton at Occupy Wall Street activists in New York. This photo is among the many put on Twitter in response to a New York Police Department request for Twitter users to share pictures of themselves posing with police officers. The NYPD sent a tweet on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, saying it might feature the photographs on its Facebook page.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

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  • "The application of stretchable electronics to medicine has a lot of potential," says Yonggang Huang. "If we can continuously monitor our health with a comfortable, small device that attaches to our skin, it could be possible to catch health conditions before experiencing pain, discomfort, and illness." (Northwestern University)

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    Assassin’s Creed 5: New Four Player Co-op Mode to be Included in Assassin’s Creed V ‘Unity’

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  • A McDonald's sign entices customers to try its iced coffee, Nov. 2007 in Seattle. Obesity expert Dr. Yoni Freedhoff said that food advertising and convenience are partially responsible for the obesity epidemic. (Ted S. Warren/AP Photo)

    McDonald’s 100% Beef Hoax: ‘McDonald’s Uses Worm Fillers in Meat From Company Called 100% Beef’

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  • A Lyrid meteor shower captured by NASA astronaut Don Pettit out the window of the International Space Station on April 21, 2012. The lights of Florida are also visible. (NASA)

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    Bitcoin Gold Rush: Are You Late to the Party?

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  • A screenshot of YouTube shows rapper Chief Keef.

    Chief Keef Shot 3 Times, ‘Hospitalized in Critical Condition’ in Chicago Report a Hoax

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    Wireless ‘Tattoo’ Patch Tracks Health 24/7

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    Game On — Can Video Games Make Your Brain Level Up?

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  • A Lyrid meteor shower captured by NASA astronaut Don Pettit out the window of the International Space Station on April 21, 2012. The lights of Florida are also visible. (NASA)

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  • CORRECTS TO 4/20 MARIJUANA FESTIVAL -Police officers mounted on bikes patrol Civic Center Park on the first of two days at the 4/20 marijuana festival at Civic Center Park in Denver, Saturday April 19, 2014. The annual event is the first 420 marijuana celebration since retail marijuana stores began selling in January 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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  • Google Glass Price: Free Frames Available After Glasses Sell Out (+Review, Apps)

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  • FILE - This Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, file photo, taken in Washington, shows part of the HealthCare.gov website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace. People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government’s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the HealthCare.gov site has been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

    Heart Bleed Bug Test: Healthcare.gov Flagged

    A list of websites the Heartbleed bug is affecting can be accessed here. WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for... Read more

  • The Microsoft Windows XP logo is seen at an expo previewing the system October 24, 2001 in New York City. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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     NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry... Read more

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    Heart Bleed Bug: Canadian Man Charged; What Website Passwords Are Affected? Facebook, Yahoo, Gmail, YouTube, Twitter Affected?

    The Heartbleed bug has affected a number of websites and here’s the passwords that should be changed. OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Police have charged a... Read more

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    Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date: German Researcher Finds Security Flaw in New Phone (Price, Specs)

    BERLIN—A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print. Ben... Read more

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  • A Michaels store logo is seen on a shopping-cart child's seat in this file photo in Mount Prospect, Illinois.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK — Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million cards, or about 7 percent of all debit and credit cards used at... Read more

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    ‘Jesus died to give us two bank holidays’ is Satire; Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby Story is Fake

    An article that says the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby “ has given thanks to Jesus, who gave his life so that we could have... Read more

  • Florida State's Jameis Winston tries out some Google glasses during media day for the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Newport Beach, Calif. Florida State plays Auburn on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Google Glass Price: Google to Sell Device to Bigger Pool (+Review of Apps)

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lot more people are about to get a chance to buy Google Glass, the Internet-connected eyewear that has become the... Read more

  • An employee shows Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea, in this March 27, 2014 file photo. Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices nationwide, the company said Friday April 4, 2014. The world's largest mobile-phone maker said users will be able to activate for free its "Find My Mobile" and "Reactivation Lock" anti-theft features to protect the soon-to-be-released Galaxy 5 S.  (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date: Phone Durable, but iPhone Has Edge (Specs, Review, Price)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year’s model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperformed all... Read more

  • Amazon Fire TV is unveiled during a press conference in New York, Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  At $99, Amazon Fire TV is the easiest way to watch Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, and more on your big-screen TV.  (Diane Bondareff/Invision for Amazon/AP Images)

    Amazon Fire TV Has a Lot of Potential But Not Fully Read Yet (Review)

    NEW YORK—Amazon’s new Fire TV streaming device shows a lot of potential in bringing together the best features from competing devices and adding voice search... Read more

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    Amazon Fire TV has Great Potential but Not Fully Ready

    NEW YORK — Amazon’s new Fire TV streaming device shows a lot of potential in bringing together the best features from competing devices and adding... Read more

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  • Marcus Ingvarsson tests out the PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset Project Morpheus in a demo area at the Game Developers Conference 2014 in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 19, 2014.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Project Morpheus Photos: See Sony’s New Virtual Reality Goggles

    SAN FRANCISCO—The promise of virtual reality in the living room is coming closer to, well, reality. Sony unveiled a prototype headset this week capable of... Read more

  • Associated Press Technology Writer Barbara Ortutay poses wearing Google Glass in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

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  • Rumors point to new maps, iTunes Radio and more in iOS 8.

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  • A user of Russia’s leading social network internet site VKontakte, poses holding an iPhone showing the account page of Pavel Durov, the former CEO and founder of VKontakte, in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The network’s founder, Pavel Durov, described as Russia’s Mark Zuckerberg, left his post as CEO and is reported to have left Russia.(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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  • FILE - In this May 1, 2012, file photo, a police lieutenant swings his baton at Occupy Wall Street activists in New York. This photo is among the many put on Twitter in response to a New York Police Department request for Twitter users to share pictures of themselves posing with police officers. The NYPD sent a tweet on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, saying it might feature the photographs on its Facebook page.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

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  • Magcon, a group of teenaged Vine stars, allegedly “broke up” on Thursday, but one of the members of the group explained what is going on.

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    McDonald’s 100% Beef Hoax: ‘McDonald’s Uses Worm Fillers in Meat From Company Called 100% Beef’

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    MAGCON Tour: Weekend Event is Still Going On Following ‘Break Up’

    This Saturday and Sunday’s MAGCON: Atlanta even is still going on following rumors that the Vine tour group has broken up. On the group’s website,... Read more

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    Scientists in ‘Japan Clone 98 % Pure Saber-Tooth Tiger’ is Fake; There’s No Baby ‘Ryu’

    An article saying that scientists in Japan have cloned a “98 percent pure saber-tooth tiger” is not real. The article was published on News-Hound, which... Read more

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    Valeria Lukyanova, ‘Human Barbie,’ Posts Photo Without Makeup

    Valeria Lukyanova, the Ukrainian self-described “human Barbie,” posted a photo of herself without makeup, drawing reactions.  This came just a few days after she made... Read more

  • A screenshot shows Lil Terrio 's Twitter profile picture

    Lil Terrio ‘Hospitalized After Getting Stuck In Chuck E. Cheese Tube,’ #PrayForTerrio is Not Real; Fans React

    Lil TerRio, the 6-year-old Vine star, hasn’t been hospitalized or sent to a hospital because he got “stuck” in a Chuck. E. Cheese slide or... Read more

  • In this 2003 photo released by the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI), Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, left, is seen in Monterrey, Mexico. Behind is Colombian journalist Jose Salgar. Garcia Marquez died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. The author's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. The FNPI was founded by Garcia Marquez. (AP Photo/Andres Reyes, FNPI)

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez Farewell Letter Hoax: ‘If God for a second’ Letter Isn’t His

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian novelist who died this week, did not pen a letter that’s being going around that starts off with “if God,... Read more

  • One Direction, from left to right,  Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Harry Styles with documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock  at a photocall to promote the film, This Is Us, at the Sky Studios, London,  Monday Aug. 19, 2013. The film is an intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon.  (AP Photo, PA, Ian West) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    One Direction Tour: ‘Where We Are’ Setlist Not Real

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  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and Rev. Al Sharpton bow their heads for the opening prayer of the National Action Network  convention in New York, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The 16th annual convention will run through April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Al Sharpton Relates Easter Resurrection to Obama’s Political Career.

    Al Sharpton, the Baptist minister, has drawn ire online after he made a statement about President Barack Obama–comparing the president’s political resurrection with the resurrection... Read more

  • Magcon, a group of teenaged Vine stars, allegedly “broke up” on Thursday, but one of the members of the group explained what is going on.

    Magcon Breaking Up? Nash Grier Posts Video About Group; Will Not Use ‘MAGCON’ Name

    Magcon, a group of teenage Vine stars, allegedly “broke up” on Thursday, but one of the members of the group explained what is going on... Read more

  • A Facebook sign at the main entrance of Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on Feb. 1, 2012. (KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘She ended up in emergnecy as her friends did did this forcefully Painful Video’ is a Scam

    A viral video that says “she ended up in emergnecy [emergency] as her friends did did this forcefully” is a Facebook scam. The post reads... Read more

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    MAGCON Tour Apparently ‘Breaks Up’; ‘Cut for MAGCON’ Pops up on Twitter

    Some members of the MAGCON Tour group said that it broke up on Thursday, and some fans apparently cut themselves over the news. However, some... Read more

  • In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, singer Justin Bieber takes a "selfie" with a fan at the premiere of the feature film "Justin Bieber's Believe" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live  in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, Invision)

    Selfie a ‘Mental Disorder’? Nope, American Psychiatric Association Article is Fake

    An article saying that the American Psychiatric Association has made taking “selfies” a mental disorder is fake. The article was published on the Adobo Chronicles,... Read more

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    Fukang Meteorite Photo Goes Viral

    A photo showing a piece of the 1,003-kilogram meteorite that was discovered near Fukang, a city in China, has gone viral. The meteorite was discovered... Read more

  • A screenshot shows Lil Terrio 's Twitter profile picture

    Lil Terrio ‘Hospitalized After Getting Stuck In Chuck E. Cheese Tube’ is a Hoax

    An article saying Vine sensation Lil TerRio got stuck in a “Chuck E. Cheese tube” is fake. The article was published on Huzlers.com, a website... Read more

  • An article saying that a lawmaker has introduced a bill--the “Fortify & Unite Communities to Keep Veterans’ External Threats Secure Act (H.R. 1874)”--that requires “veterans to warn neighbors of their combat service” is fake. (Screenshot / The Duffel Blog)

    Lawmaker Introduces ‘Bill Requiring Veterans To Warn Neighbors Of Combat Service’ is Fake;

    A fake report saying that a lawmaker has introduced a bill–the “Fortify & Unite Communities to Keep Veterans’ External Threats Secure Act (H.R. 1874)”–that requires... Read more


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