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December 4, 2018

IN THE NEWS: LEAK WEBSITE DEBUTS

LONDON (AP) — Ever wonder what happens with all that information that gets leaked from all those data leaks we’ve been hearing so much about? A new website suggests that you can get your eyes on some of it with a series of clicks, in some cases. The site is unofficially known as Distributed Denial of Secrets. It’s aimed at collecting leaked data as it makes its way through the web — and archiving it. The site holds more than 1 terabyte of data from many of the highest-profile leaks from the past decade. It also has copies of material swiped from the Ashley Madison cheating site as well as data drawn from the religious dating site Muslim Match. But that information won’t be available to the public; it was pulled just before the site went live yesterday.

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Distributed Denial of Secrets: http://ddosecrets.com

Dark web site: http://ddosecretspzwfy7.onion

IN THE NEWS: CHiPs: TESLA AUTOPILOT USED TO STOP CAR AFTER DRIVER FELL ASLEEP

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in California are claiming success in using the autopilot system of a Tesla to stop a car after its driver fell asleep. The California Highway Patrol spells it out for us this way: officers were trying to stop a Tesla Model S — which was doing about 70 mph on a highway early Friday. After the driver didn’t respond to lights or sirens, officers pulled alongside the car — and saw that the driver was asleep. Officers say they pulled in front of the vehicle in hopes the Tesla’s driver-assist program was on — and would force the car to stop. It did. Though the Tesla helped avoid an accident, it didn’t do anything to salvage the driver from his actions. Authorities say Alexander Samek of Los Altos was awakened — and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Tesla hasn’t confirmed whether the car was using Autopilot.

ON THE WEB: AMERICAN AIRLINES - ABANDONED WOMAN

CYBERSPACE (AP) — American Airlines is trying to figure out how a 67-year-old woman in a wheelchair was left alone overnight at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport when her flight was canceled. The incident started Friday night when Olimpia Warsaw’s flight from Chicago to Detroit was canceled and a porter was assigned to take care of her. Her son says Warsaw was offered a hotel room, but nobody would take her. An American rep says the airline has met with the family, refunded Warsaw’s ticket and is taking steps to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

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American Airlines site: http://www.aa.com

IN STORES: SAN DISK ULTRA MICRO SDXC UHS-I CARD

MILTIPAS, Calif. (AP) — Imagine having something that can hold more than 7,000 photos or nearly 1,000 music albums — all in the size of a thumbnail. No need to imagine with the SanDisk Ultra Micro SDXC USH-I card. It’s in the micro SD format, so it’s tiny. But at 400 gigabytes, it has more capacity for storage than the hard drives of many computers on the market these days. That’s helpful if you have a lot of photos, HD movies or music you want to store on your computer, tablet or phone. And with transfer rates up to 100 megabytes per second, it can make storing and shuttling of your digital stuff a breeze. The data card comes with a 10-year warranty.

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Online:

SanDisk site: http://www.sandisk.com

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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