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US says 115000 could lose Obamacare insurance over immigration

US says 115000 could lose Obamacare insurance over immigration
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Monday said 115,000 people in 36 states could lose their private health insurance under Obamacare after Sept. 30, because of unresolved data problems involving their citizenship or immigration …
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In just a year Obamacare goes from top Congress issue to barely mentioned
Was it really only a year ago that we were gearing up for the big unveil of Healthcare.gov where the uninsured could seamlessly go online and shop for health care as they would their vacation travel? It was last September when Republicans sparred with …
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In one year, Obamacare goes from top congressional issue to barely mentioned
With so many other issues at center stage this fall, the health-care law is simply not on voters' minds. Our colleague Aaron Blake noted this month that polls show voters are generally unhappy with the country's direction, but few cite Obamacare as the …
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Will light field photography replace DSLRs? Lytro’s CEO Jason Rosenthal says yes — eventually

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On July 31, photographers will finally be able to wrap their hands around the Lytro Illum, the world’s first pro-level light field camera. Unlike the DSLRs that everyone is now used to, the Illum lets you create what Lytro calls “living pictures,” derived from the camera’s sensor and lens, specialized software and 3D graphics. Together, these create a novel, immersive visual experience. The most compelling aspect of living pictures is their interactivity. Because the camera shoots images with information on the direction, color and intensity of the light rays, viewers can later shift the focus, tilt, perspective, and depth of field to different subjects in a frame on…

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Dropbox says its outage is due to a ‘routine internal maintenance’ issue, denies any security breach

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Cloud storage service Dropbox is experiencing intermittent outages this evening. Around 6:00pm PST, accessing the service either by Web or through its mobile apps not possible. The API has also apparently stopped working as of 5:45 PST, as Dave Winer noted.

A company spokesperson issued a statement saying: “We are aware of an issue currently affecting the Dropbox site. We have identified the cause, which was the result of an issue that arose during routine internal maintenance, and are working to fix this as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

Update: Dropbox has fixed the outage and confirmed that the leaked user info is a hoax:

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Around the same time, a Twitter account allegedly belonging to the hacking group 1775Sec claimed responsibility for the downtime and for compromising Dropbox’s website.

The account has more Tweets that talk about how the hackers did so to expose vulnerabilities in Dropbox’s website. Additionally, it claimed to have access to a database and threatened to leak it if fixes weren’t made. It’s interesting to note that this weekend marks the one year anniversary of the death of Internet activist and computer programmer Aaron Swartz.

Later, a sample of what is purported to be Dropbox’s database was revealed. A hacker going by the name “Thomas Jefferson” supposedly belonging to 1775Sec claimed responsibility. We have reached out to Dropbox for confirmation on whether these are legitimate users — this could all be a clever ruse.

Update: As many have pointed out in the comments section and on Twitter, the “leak” is a hoax. Our apologies for the error and this post has been updated to reflect this.

When inquiring with Dropbox about whether it had a security breach, the company remained firm in its response and attributed its current outage on a “routine maintenance” issue.


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The Kardashians Are Having the ‘CHRISTMAS FROM HELL,’ Says Friend

Source: jezebel.com – Tuesday, December 24, 2013
According to an anonymous "friend," the Kardashian clan is having a rough time this Christmas. Between Khloe 's divorce proceedings, Bruce and Kris 's split, Scott Disick 's partying, Rob 's thunder thighs, and Kanye forcing Kim to move to Paris ( quelle horreur !), everyone just wishes they could skip the holiday season altogether. Reportedly. Thanks for the info, "a friend." Read more…

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Marissa Mayer apologizes for Yahoo Mail outage, says access has been restored to ‘almost everyone’

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has issued an apology to users of the company’s Mail service after an extended outage affected 1 percent of its users this week.

Mayer called the downtime, which began late Monday, “unacceptable.” A “particularly rare” hardware failure caused the issue. According to Mayer, service is back for “almost everyone,” but the full restoration process is still ongoing.

“While our overall uptime is well above 99.9%, even accounting for this incident, we really let you down this week,” she said. “We can, and we will, do better in the future.”

Mayer’s also wrote in the post that the week had been “frustrating” for users, a bit of an understatement considering that Flickr also had downtime this week and a number of small businesses website owners are upset about having their sites deactivated due to the conclusion of a partnership with AT&T/SBC

Yahoo’s issues come at an especially unfortunate time, as AllThingsD recently published an internal memo reportedly from the firm’s executives berating their colleagues for not switching from Microsoft Outlook to Yahoo Mail.

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