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  1. FINAL School 1 2 3 4 Score Status Pittsburgh8-5 7 0 14 7 28 21 Navy11-2 14 7 10 13 44 VIDEO HIGHLIGHT » GAMECENTER » FINAL School 1 2 3 4 Score Status Cent. Michigan7-6 0 7 0 7 14 Minnesota6-7 3 7 3 8 21
  2. Three men were arrested on Monday for engaging in a wide-ranging hacking and spamming scheme that targeted personal information of 60 million people including Comcast customers, U.S. prosecutors announced Tuesday.Timothy Livingston, 30, Tomasz Chmielarz, 32, and Devin McArthur, 27, were named in an indictment filed in federal court in Newark, New Jersey that charged them with conspiracy to commit fraud and related activity among other offenses. Prosecutors said Livingston, a Boca Raton, Florida, resident, was the leader of a series of computer hacking and illegal spamming schemes that targeted multiple companies and generated illegal profits exceeding $2 million. The three men were arrested at their respective residences on Tuesday morning, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman in New Jersey said. Michael Koribanics, Chmielarz's lawyer, said his client would plead not guilty at a court hearing on Tuesday. A lawyer for Livingston did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and an attorney for McArthur could not be identified. Prosecutors said Livingston, who owned a spam company called "A Whole Lot of Nothing LLC," hired Chmielarz of Rutherford, New Jersey to author hacking tools and other programs that facilitated the hacking and spamming schemes. Among the companies they targeted was a Pennsylvania-based telecommunications company that employed McArthur, a resident of Ellicott City, Maryland, who installed hacking tools in company networks to gain access to records for 50 million people, prosecutors said. The company was not identified by name in court papers. But McArthur's LinkedIn page says he worked at Comcast Corp during the period in question. A Comcast spokeswoman had no immediate comment. Livingston and Chmielarz also compromised tens of thousands of peoples' email accounts, including customers of a New York telecommunications company, which they then used to send spam, the indictment said. Other companies targeted in the schemes included a New York-based technology and consulting company whose website was compromised and a Texas-based credit monitoring firm that was hacked, the indictment said. In the case of the unnamed credit monitoring firm, the indictment said Livingston paid Chmielarz to write a program to steal a database containing 10 million records. When law enforcement seized Livingston's computer in July, they discovered a database with 7 million of that company's records, the indictment said.
  3. Sony's PlayStation 4 – the hottest-selling gaming console in the United States – has been in the market for a while now, and since its release, hackers have been tinkering with it to find a way to run unauthorized software. Though breaking the protection on PlayStation 4 is a huge deal, a hacker who calls himself CTurt has claimed to develop a fully jailbroken version of the PlayStation 4 with the help of a kernel exploit that he previously created. The current jailbreak allows dumping of the system RAM from other processes and installing custom firmware that can be used to run homebrew applications that aren't approved by Sony. Of course, there is still a few other security issues to get by, but it is a foot in the door for game piracy, which can affect the gaming market as a whole. The Twitter account of CTurt seems to indicate that currently the exploit only works for PlayStation 4 firmware version 1.76, but apparently it can be tweaked to work for more recent firmware. CTurt successfully managed to take advantage of an exploit in PlayStation 4 v1.76 to inject an external code in the system, thereby taking control of the hardware. Sony would certainly be unhappy with the launch of PlayStation 4 jailbreak and would be trying hard to eliminate any vulnerabilities for the most recent version of PS4 firmware.
  4. After targeting the Islamic State (ISIS) group in the wake of Deadly terror attacks in Paris, hacktivist group Anonymous has now turned its attention to controversial US presidential candidate Donald Trump. The hacktivist group has declared war against Donald Trump following his recent radical speech stating he wanted to ban Muslims from entering the United States. Anonymous vs. Donald Trump On Wednesday, Anonymous slams Trump by posting a YouTube video in which a man in a Guy Fawkes mask says: "Donald Trump, it has come to our attention that you want to ban all Muslims to enter the United States. This policy is going to have a huge impact. This is what ISIS wants. The more Muslims feel sad, the more ISIS feels that they can recruit them. Donald Trump, think twice before you speak anything. You have been warned, Donald Trump." Watch the Video: Anonymous Takes Down Donald Trump Website Moreover, the group started #OpTrump hacking campaign against Donald Trump on Wednesday night and took down the website for New York City's Trump Towers (xxx.trumptowerny.com) by hitting it with Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. The website was reportedly down for hours. However, it appears to be operational now. While the online hacktivist group has yet to officially claim responsibility for the DDOS attack on Trump's website, Twitter users showed their full support to Anonymous and its #OpTrump campaign. This is not the first time the group has targeted Trump. Few months ago, Anonymous broke into Trump.com in an effort to deliver Jon Stewart a message as he was about to leave The Daily Show. As we await Anonymous's next move, the group has already declared Friday to be a day to troll ISIS, urging Twitter users to troll ISIS using the #Daeshbags hashtag. This Hack Lets You Find Which of Your Facebook Friends Like Trump Meanwhile, a website known as FriendsWhoLikeTrump.com has been created to show you which of your Facebook friends have "Liked" Donald J. Trump. Clicking on the site will land you to a Facebook search feature that shows what your friends have liked, or you can achieve the same yourself by simply typing "My friends who like Donald J. Trump" in the Facebook search bar.
  5. A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo is seen in this illustration in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 13, 2015. Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Files Facebook Inc has quietly debuted a feature that helps users find local businesses based on customer reviews, bringing it in direct competition with similar services from Yelp Inc and Angie's List Inc. The service has been operational on the social networking site since last month, is available globally and can be accessed even without a Facebook account. "We're in the early stages of testing a way for people to easily find more Pages for the services they're interested in," Facebook spokesman Mike Manning said. Facebook allows businesses to create profile pages on its site and these pages have a section where users can post and read reviews. Companies such as Yelp and Angie's List are known for similar services that allow users to find and rate restaurants and a variety of other businesses. Facebook's shares closed little changed at $104.55 on Tuesday. Yelp's shares ended down 9.1 percent at $26.88, while Angie's shares finished up 1.7 percent at $9.24. The Facebook webpage for the new feature reads "Find local businesses with the best Facebook reviews and ratings" and can be accessed through the URL, The feature was first reported on tech blogs Search Engine Land and acodez. (Reporting by Sai Sachin R in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila and Savio D'Souza)
  6. The Ford logo is seen on a vehicle at Ford car plant in Craiova, 230km (143 miles) west of Bucharest, October 29, 2012. Reuters/Bogdan Cristel/Files Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it secured a permit from California to begin testing its self-driving car on public roads from next year. Ford, which will test its Ford Fusion Hybrid car, joins companies ranging from Alphabet Inc's Google to Volkswagen AG in testing the fast-growing self-driving technology. Other carmakers already approved by California include Honda Motor Co Ltd, Daimler AG's, Mercedes Benz, Tesla Motors Inc, Nissan Motor Co Ltd and BMW AG. California is one of a handful of states, along with Michigan, Florida and Nevada, that have passed legislation enabling testing of self-driving cars on public roads. Google and other automotive manufacturers and suppliers have said the technology to build self-driving cars should be ready by 2020. (Reporting by Kshitiz Goliya in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)
  7. Vivek Ranadivé, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur whose software innovations helped automate Wall Street trading floors, will lead a $250 million fund aimed at promoting ideas hatched in the University of California's educational system. Ranadivé and a team plan to invest in the best ideas emerging from the 10-campus system, including advances in pharmaceuticals, food production, technology and energy. The fund will be temporarily dubbed UC Ventures, although the name is expected to change, university officials said. A computer scientist from India and owner of basketball's Sacramento Kings, Ranadivé said the University of California system, which also includes five medical centers and three affiliated national laboratories, is on the cutting edge of innovation. The UC's Office of the Chief Investment Officer will be an anchor investor with a $250 million commitment and Ranadivé contributing 5 percent of the overall fund, UC officials and Ranadivé said Tuesday. Ranadivé said the $250 million is only a starting place for the fund, which he expects to grow significantly as his team uncovers new ideas and brings aboard some of the prestigious investors he said have already contacted him about investing in it. "We are going to have as much money as we need to make the kinds of investments we get excited about," he said during a call with reporters on Tuesday. Ranadivé is known for his time as chief executive of Palo Alto, California-based Tibco Software Inc, which launched as a subsidiary of Reuters Holdings Plc. in 1997. Tibco went public in 1999 and, with Ranadivé at the helm, sold for $4.3 billion to a private equity firm in September. Thomson Reuters Corp is no longer a material shareholder in the company. (Reporting by Rory Carroll; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)
  8. An aerial view of the Pentagon in Washington August 31, 2010. Reuters/Jason Reed The U.S. Air Force will continue work on an alternative ground control program and explore outside options to hedge against further cost spikes and delays on Raytheon Co's (RTN.N) troubled ground control system for next-generation GPS satellites, according to an Air Force document seen by Reuters. The Air Force on Tuesday said a "deep dive" review led by the Pentagon's chief arms buyer last week resulted in a further two-year delay in completion of the Raytheon program and potential cost increases, but gave no additional details. The delays and cost increases are the latest troubles facing a program slammed as "a disaster" on Tuesday by General John Hyten, commander of Air Force Space Command. Raytheon won a contract worth up to $1.5 billion in 2010 to develop the GPS Operational Control System, or OCX, to operate the next generation GPS 3 satellites being built by Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N). By December 2014, the program's projected cost had soared to $3.6 billion, including inflation, due to increased cyber security requirements and poor contractor performance, according to Air Force and Pentagon officials. Earlier this month, Air Force officials estimated that the program could require an additional 47-month delay that could send its total cost, including inflation, as high as $5.6 billion, according to a source familiar with the issue. However, officials agreed at Friday's deep-dive review to stretch the program only for 24 months, which should result in a smaller cost increase, said the source, who expressed continued skepticism despite the belief of some Air Force officials that the program was now beyond the worst of its problems. "This program is a big mess and there aren't any good options in terms of how to fix it," said the source, who was not authorized to speak publicly. Starting from scratch with a new contractor would take too long, the source added, but the current plan meant that the Air Force would be unable to test or use the full capabilities of its new GPS 3 satellites for years after they were launched. Needed cyber security protections would also be delayed. At Friday's review, officials agreed to expand oversight of the program; institute quarterly reviews by the Pentagon's top acquisition official, Frank Kendall, and Raytheon Chief Executive Tom Kennedy; and expedite contingency plans meant to ensure the older GPS ground control system could be used to operate the new GPS 3 satellites until the new system was done. The Air Force also agreed to continue work on an alternative ground control system and explore options outside the OCX program, including adding military code functions to other systems, to hedge against further cost growth and delays. Air Force officials had no immediate comment on the additional, previously unreported, plans for the program, or the cost estimates prepared earlier this month. Raytheon declined to comment. The company is now expected to complete work on the OCX system by July 2022, two years later than expected in a revamped baseline established in October, the document showed. The longer 47-month delay would have increased the program's cost by over 30 percent from its current baseline, or 50 percent above the initial plan, triggering a live-or-die review of the program required under the Nunn-McCurdy law, the document said. It said it was uncertain if the shorter delay would also trigger such a review.
  9. People talk outside a Wal-Mart Pickup-Grocery test store in Bentonville, Arkansas, in this file photo taken June 4, 2015. Reuters/Rick Wilking/Files Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) said it would launch 'Walmart Pay,' to become the first U.S. retailer to offer its own payment feature to expand consumer payment options and increase the speed of checkouts. Walmart Pay will be introduced in select U.S. stores on Thursday and in additional stores after the holiday season, Wal-Mart executives said on a video call with reporters on Wednesday. The free service, integrated into the retailer's app, will be available nationwide by the first half of 2016, the executives said. Walmart Pay will be available on devices using Apple's (AAPL.O) iOS or Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Android operating system and allows payments with any major credit, debit, pre-paid or Walmart gift cards, the company said. It will also allow for the integration of other payment options such as mobile wallets in the future. The feature requires customers to choose Walmart Pay within the retailer's mobile app at a checkout counter, activate their phone camera and scan the code displayed at the register after which an e-receipt will be sent to the app. The company is in talks with mobile wallet developers, Daniel Eckert, senior vice president of services for Walmart U.S., said on the call, but did not specify who the companies were. Wal-Mart has been working with a consortium of retailers to develop a mobile wallet, called CurrentC, which was beta-launched in August, in a bid to rival Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) Apple Pay. Wal-Mart said Walmart Pay was developed independently, but it continues to remain associated with CurrentC as a possible mobile wallet addition to Walmart Pay.
  10. A Facebook logo is displayed on the side of a tour bus in New York's financial district July 28, 2015. Reuters/Brendan McDermid Facebook at Work, Facebook Inc's professional version of its social network, is expected to launch in the coming months, after spending a year in tests, a company executive said. The new service, geared towards workplace collaboration, is nearly identical to its ubiquitous social network, with a scrolling news "feed", "likes" and a chat service. "I would say 95 percent of what we developed for Facebook is also adopted for Facebook at Work," Julien Codorniou, director of global platform partnerships at Facebook, told Reuters. However, Facebook at Work users will maintain special profiles that are distinct from their existing Facebook profiles. The company is also developing exclusive products for Facebook at Work, including security tools, Codorniou said. Facebook started beta-testing the service in January and has kept it as a free, "invite-only" service for companies so far. The service will be open to all companies once launched and Facebook plans to charge "a few dollars per month per user" for premium services such as analytics and customer support, a company spokeswoman said. The online career market, which includes LinkedIn Corp and Monster Worldwide Inc, is worth about $6 billion a year, market research firm IDC had said in August. More than 300 companies, including Heineken, Royal Bank of Scotland and jewelry company Stella and Dot, are using Facebook at Work and Club Mediterranee SA is set to be the latest adopter. The French resort company will offer the service to all its 13,000 employees through summer 2016, Anne Browaeys-Level, Club Mediterranee's chief marketing & digital officer, told Reuters. Facebook's Codorniou said almost everything on Facebook at Work is the same as the regular Facebook social network, with some minor exceptions. "You cannot play Candy Crush on Facebook at Work."
  11. MIAMI (AP) — Diabetes, arthritis and open-heart surgery have kept Sherice Bennett from working, but she can't afford her medicine and became homeless while waiting for more than two years for a chance to convince a judge that she qualifies for federal disability benefits. Maria Ruiz also is waiting to appeal her denial; meanwhile, she's been in and out of psychiatric wards since being diagnosed as bipolar, and hasn't been able to buy her meds since August. Still others die waiting. One man had already been dead for two months this summer before his request for a hearing reached the desk of Miami Judge Thomas Snook. He ultimately approved the claim and the man's spouse will collect his benefits. Overburdened administrative judges are working through huge caseloads of these appeals all over America, but Miami has the country's longest average wait for a hearing, at 22 months. And while they wait, many slip into poverty, burdening their families and dragging down the economy. Experts blame aging baby boomers for the backlog, which piled up after the Social Security Administration got $1 billion less in funding than it sought for more staff. The roughly $126 billion Social Security disability program is funded through payroll taxes and keeps many of America's most vulnerable people off the streets by sending an average $1,165 a monthly check to about 9 million permanently unemployed who qualified through prior work history. More than 8 million others qualify because they are low-income and receive an average $540 a month — both groups require medical proof that they can't work. A million hearings are pending, and it makes sense for them to keep pushing: Just under half of applicants eventually get the benefits, including millions who convince an administrative law judge on appeal that their disability makes a job impossible. The Social Security Administration says two new judgeships are planned for Miami to lighten this load, but it's unclear if any candidates want to work there. "The system doesn't work," said Bennett, 58, whose son quit college to help her pay rent after she was evicted. "No one should have to wait two years for a hearing. We have criminals that wait less time than that. These are people that are sick and have paid into the system." Delays in other cities are nearly as bad: Brooklyn, New York; Spokane, Washington; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Fort Myers, Florida, have 20-month waits. Atlanta, Charlotte, North Carolina, Cincinnati, Baltimore and Chattanooga, Tennessee, are close behind with 19 months. The shortest wait time is eight months in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The national average is about one year and four months, according to the Social Security Administration, and petitioners typically wait another four to five months for a decision after the hearing. Three years ago, the agency tried to resolve these appeals more quickly by limiting caseloads, but then judges felt pressure to approve more cases, and since approvals take far less time and paperwork than denials, the program's overall cost soared. In a scathing review last year, the House Oversight and Government Reform committee alleged that hundreds of judges were rubber-stamping approvals and costing taxpayers unnecessary billions. Four judges alone cost taxpayers $11 billion since 2005, according to the committee's investigation. Fort Myers Judge Larry Butler said judges who took the time to comb over sometimes hundreds of pages of medical documents to reach a decision were put on the radar for discipline for not approving cases fast enough. "The people who are not generating a high volume of cases were the judges who were doing their jobs ... and those judges tend to have a lower payment rate," Butler said. Seattle-based attorney John Chihak, whose firm handles 600 cases a year, says these judges "are in fact every bit subject to the capricious whims of the process as the subjects who have to wait two years to get a hearing." The Obama administration said there's no indication judges are rubber-stamping cases. Overall approval rates have decreased from 56 percent in 2011 to 44 percent this year, according to the agency, but some of the raw data was not made public and could not be verified. The agency's current goal is to reduce the wait to 270 days or less by 2020. A pre-hearing triage program has begun, and the hiring of 400 more judges is planned by 2018.Video hearings also can reduce backlogs as judges with lighter caseloads in other states share the burden. JoNel Newman, who directs the University of Miami's Health Rights Clinic, is suing in federal court on behalf of Bennett, Ruiz and 10 other applicants, alleging unreasonably long waits. "It's just insurmountable the bureaucracy, the wait and the paperwork," she said. In Buffalo, paralegal JoAnn Lewandowski says that for most of her clients, a disability check would be a lifeline. "You've got people who are terminally ill and those benefits could mean so much more to them," she said. "I don't see that it's going to change drastically anytime soon." Judge Randy Frye in North Carolina said additional funding and new policies will make a difference. "I know that someone waiting for two years can't see it yet, but things are happening and I think it's all positive," said Frye, who is president of the Association of Administrative Law Judges. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of people like Ruiz are desperate. The Miami woman, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and depression, has been in and out of hospital psychiatric wards. Her disability applications have been rejected at least three times, and she can't afford her medicine. "I'm struggling more than ever now," said Ruiz.
  12. That crashed into Earth on Friday the 13th, caught on camera
  13. THURSDAY, NOV. 12: ON TRACK -- 4:30-6:55 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice (Leaderboard) FRIDAY, NOV. 13: ON TRACK -- 12:45 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying, FS1 (Leaderboard) -- 2-3:25 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, NBCSN/Live Extra (Leaderboard) -- 3:30-4:25 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series practice, NBCSN/Live Extra (Leaderboard) -- 5-6:25 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice, NBCSN/Live Extra (Leaderboard) -- 6:45 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying, NBCSN/Live Extra (Leaderboard) -- 8:30 p.m: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 (150 laps, 150 miles), FS1 (Leaderboard) GARAGECAM (Watch live) -- 1:30 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- 3 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series PRESS CONFERENCES (Watch live) -- Post-NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying -- Post-NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race SATURDAY, NOV. 14: ON TRACK -- 11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, NBCSN/Live Extra (Leaderboard) -- 12:45 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series qualifying, NBCSN/Live Extra (Leaderboard) -- 2:30-3:20 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice, NBCSN/Live Extra (Leaderboard) -- 4 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series DAV 200 Honoring America's Veterans (200 laps, 200 miles), NBCSN/Live Extra (Leaderboard) PRESS CONFERENCES (Watch live) -- Post-NASCAR XFINITY Series race SUNDAY, NOV. 15: ON TRACK -- 2:30 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 (312 laps, 312 miles), NBC/Live Extra (Leaderboard)
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