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Why did Yahoo take so long to disclose its massive security breach?

Why did Yahoo take so long to disclose its massive security breach?

Need you announce you've been hacked? The clock is ticking.Woman with clock and megaphone via shutterstock.comIn late September, Yahoo announced that at least 500 million user accounts had been compromised. The data stolen included users’ names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of bir...

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The curious origin of the double-conk theory for curing amnesia

The curious origin of the double-conk theory for curing amnesia

Image of head bandage engraving via www.shutterstock.com.You’re probably familiar with the TV or movie plot device where a character is conked on the head, loses memory or identity and then gets conked again and memory is restored. Classic examples are in the 1951 Tom and Jerry Cartoon Nit-Wit...

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Déjà vu: Positive train control could have prevented Hoboken accident as officials run out of track on excuses

On the morning of Sept. 29, a packed New Jersey Transit commuter train crashed into the Hoboken Terminal where other commuters were waiting at the platform at the busy transit hub. Initial reports indicate that at least one person has been killed and over 100 injured.Sadly, but also tellingly, the m...

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Putin’s cyber play: What are all these Russian hackers up to?

Putin’s cyber play: What are all these Russian hackers up to?

Russia is pressing its national interests online.Flags and keyboard via shutterstock.comRussia has been implicated in many breaches of U.S. networks in recent months, most notably the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee hacks, whose data were subsequentl...

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How to vote for president when you don't like the candidates

How do voters select a candidate when no one they like is on the ballot? Behavioral scientists have studied decision-making – including voting – for decades. However, researchers usually give respondents at least one appealing option to choose from.This led us to wonder: What do voters d...

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Want to understand your child’s test scores? Here’s what to ignore

Want to understand your child’s test scores? Here’s what to ignore

What do you need to know about test score reports?Mother image via www.shutterstock.comNow that the first month of school is over, parents can get ready for the next milestone of the school year – they will soon get reports of the state tests their children took last year.My estimates show tha...

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Opinion

The 2016 Election Is Not The First In History To Be Full of Surprises

The 2016 Election Is Not The First In History To Be Full of Surprises

The election battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may be filled with surprises, but this is far from the first time in ...

Useful Idiots and the Theater of the Absurd

Useful Idiots and the Theater of the Absurd

Recently I had the opportunity to spend some time with a person who would easily qualify as one of Lenin’s useful idiots.  Here is...

Arab World:  Searching Reason in Ruins of Insanity

Arab World: Searching Reason in Ruins of Insanity

Failed International Institutions are Dehumanizing Global Mankind   Baghdad, Damascus and Aleppo - the hubs of ancient cultures ...

Obama Boom Builds Obamatowns

Obama Boom Builds Obamatowns

According to the megaphones of the Progressive-controlled media the Obama economy is booming.  For the investor class it has been ...