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Irony: A site with a .fish domain was used to phish French bank customers

It’s a hacking worthy of an Alanis Morissette song; a website with a generic .fish domain name was used to phish French banking customers, as spotted by the folks at Netcraft. When anyone visited, they would be redirected to a Vietnamese-based site masquerading as the French bank BRED (Banque régionale d’escompte et de dépôts), which would try to hoover up their credentials. is registered anonymously with the Toronto-based hosting service, Tucows. This isn’t usual (hell, I think I have a few anonymously-registered domains myself), but it makes it almost impossible to figure out who owns the site, and…This story continues at The Next Web by Matthew Hughes #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

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These games know exactly when you’ll quit playing

We have a tendency to consider ourselves unique and unpredictable, but digital games research shows that this is far from the case. In fact, we can be categorised into groups of people who show the same behaviours, and what we do in the future is imminently predictable. For example, how you play a game will reveal what you are likely to do in the game next and how long you are going to stay interested in doing it. This means that games can now change tack while you’re in them to provide you with the best possible experience and to…This story continues at The Next Web by Anders Drachen #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

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Google could launch a new Chromebook Pixel this fall

Android Police reports that Google is developing a new Chromebook Pixel as a successor to its 2015 Chrome OS-based laptop; the device is slated to be launched alongside two new Android Oreo-based Pixel phones this fall. The outlet’s source couldn’t share any specifications, or whether this would be a convertible tablet-laptop hybrid like the late-2015 Pixel C, which ran on Android. If it’s a traditional laptop, I’ll be interested to see what Google can bring to the table to convince people to opt for the next Pixel over a Windows or Mac offering. With its 2015 Pixel, Google announced a…This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Chromebook,Google by Abhimanyu Ghoshal #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

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California Proves That Environmental Regulations Don’t Kill Profits

Will California’s long-term green ambitions turn its economy as chilly as a San Francisco summer? by Nick Stockton #Wired #News #Tech #Internet

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Microsoft announces Age of Empires IV

At the ongoing Gamescom expo in Germany, Microsoft announced the impending arrival of Age of Empires IV, the latest in its epic real-teal strategy game franchise. The title is being developed by Relic Entertainment, which previously worked on the Company of Heroes and Dawn of War series. That’s a shift away from Ensemble Studios, which created the original AoE, and was disbanded by Microsoft after it acquired the developer. Microsoft didn’t show off in-game footage or announce a release date, but its trailer, filled with concept art, depicts numerous different armies and time periods throughout history, from Romans to Japanese Samurai…This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Microsoft by Abhimanyu Ghoshal #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

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Two Minutes of Total Solar Eclipse in John Day, Oregon

Some 600 people watched the eclipse in a field in eastern Oregon. And photographer Brian Guido watched them. by Jenna Garrett #Wired #News #Tech #Internet

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The Events of Charlottesville Summed Up in Two Photos

Images taken days apart capture the emotions polarizing the country. by Laura Mallonee #Wired #News #Tech #Internet

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A Very Dumb Mistake Costs Cryptocurrency Investors Big Time

Crypto’s fine and good, but make sure you’re looking after the basics. by Lily Hay Newman #Wired #News #Tech #Internet

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Google is About to Make Your Browser More Paranoid, with More Warnings for Unencrypted Sites

Forthcoming version of Chrome will display more warnings for unencrypted sites. by Klint Finley #Wired #News #Tech #Internet

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Elon Musk taps his inner customer service rep on Twitter

Elon Musk spent part of his weekend replying to individual Tesla customers’ requests on Twitter. The electric car company CEO responded to several customers requesting updates to the automatic seating, headrest, and steering wheel settings for Tesla driver profiles. Tesla is known for customer satisfaction; Consumer Reports gave it a 91 for owner happiness and rated it an 87 overall which is currently best in class. As any Tesla owner will tell you, part of the experience is knowing that you’re driving something different. And that feeling follows everything Musk does. Including engaging on Twitter in a way that’s more…This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Twitter by Tristan Greene #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

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