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23andMe Hackers, Deadly Strikes, and Rusting Cybertrucks

By February 17, 2024No Comments

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Joke of the Day: What did the tree say when he got asked why he got cut down?

I’m stumped.

Keeping up with America

Tesla Cybertruck owners complain their new vehicles are rusting: Tesla’s Cybertruck hasn’t been on the road for long, but the stainless steel vehicles are already showing signs of rust, some owners are complaining.

The top doctor for CBP tried to order fentanyl lollipops for a helicopter mission in New York, whistleblowers say: The whistleblowers also allege Dr. Alexander Eastman was already under investigation for trying to procure narcotics for a friend who worked as a chopper pilot for the border agency.

Tech companies sign accord to combat AI-generated election trickery: Major technology companies signed a pact Friday to voluntarily adopt “reasonable precautions” to prevent artificial intelligence tools from being used to disrupt democratic elections around the world.

Hackers got nearly 7 million people’s data from 23andMe. The firm blamed users in ‘very dumb’ move: The company pointed at people who ‘failed to update their passwords’ as sensitive data was offered for sale on forums.

Study finds chlormequat in Cheerios and Quaker products: What to know about the pesticide.

Around the World

Israel’s defense chief says military ‘thoroughly planning’ offensive in crowded Gaza border town: Israel’s defense minister on Friday said Israel is “thoroughly planning” a military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, signaling determination to move ahead despite growing international concerns about the safety of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians seeking refuge there.

Ukraine war: Deadly strike on Russian shopping centre in Belgorod: Seven people – including a one-year-old baby girl – have been killed in a Ukrainian air attack on Russia’s city of Belgorod, the region’s head says.

Lets Talk Business and Tech

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Richer, Wiser, Happier

4 Surprise Costs of Raising a Family That Can Break Your Budget: Think about expenses like medical bills, outside child care, and educational costs when budgeting to raise a family.

Should You Tip an App for a Paycheck Advance? | Anna Davies, Her Money. Imagine your bank’s ATM asking for a tip when you withdraw money. You insert your debit card, select $40 and before the machine gives you cash, it requests a small gratuity. Would you pay it?

The Average American Household Budget: Many Americans spend a pretty penny each month to keep a roof over their heads, food on the table and a means of transportation.

Sports and Showbiz Shenanigans

Jazz Guard Keyonte George Ties NBA Rookie Record | Five NFL teams poised to take major fall in 2024: Browns could take step back; Saints, Vikings have questions

Can Brits save the Fantastic Four from another flop? | Ridley Scott to direct movie about the Bee Gees

Snoop Dogg mourns death of younger brother: ‘You always made us laugh’ | Lionel Richie Addresses Katy Perry’s ‘American Idol’ Exit: “It Just Made Me Run Off the Road”

 Life Hacks to Hack Your Life

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Atlantic Diet: Study Finds It May Shrink Waistline, Drop Cholesterol

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