Hospital Pays Hackers $17,000 to Regain Control of Its Computers

A Los Angeles hospital has paid a ransom of around $17,000 to anonymous hackers to regain control of its computer network. The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center paid 40 Bitcoins to regain control of its medical devices, portals, and file systems, after its network was infected with ransomware by the attackers. CEO Allen Stefanek …

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Apple’s Noble Stand Against the FBI Is Also Great Business

Apple CEO Tim Cook has vowed to fight a court order demanding that the company help the FBI unlock the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. The move is, to say the least, polarizing. Whistleblower Edward Snowden slammed the FBI on Twitter. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has …

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With Scalia’s Death, the Paris Climate Plan Is Back in Play

For an aspect of nature that unfolds on geologic time, Earth’s climate seems like it’s moving pretty fast. Just last week, it seemed like the Supreme Court had wrecked the US’ participation in the Paris climate accords, a sweeping international agreement that could be the planet’s last best hope of …

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The Best Part of TED? Its Ban on Screen Time

TED is an attention machine. There’s no better global launching platform for a big idea than the round red rug in the middle of the TED stage, those iconic three letters glowing in the back. Careers have been made on this stage. Advances in everything from science to public health …

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The 5 Coolest High-Tech Toys of Toy Fair 2016

Your kids’ toys are now as smart as yours. For proof, look no further than the floor of the 2016 International Toy Fair. Held from Feb. 13 to Feb. 16 at New York’s Jacob Javits Center, the show featured thousands of the newest toys that’ll be hitting store shelves this …

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