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Report: Millennial Employees the Biggest Threat to Network Security

Millennials are tremendously comfortable with, and active users of, great amounts of social media—but unfortunately, do not often do so with the proper security precautions, which can lead to data breaches.

Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers do pose a higher risk in one category: accessing work information from their own devices. Nearly 50 percent of these groups access work information from their own devices ‘very often’ and nearly 30 percent access it ‘sometimes.’

Millennials represent the most likely group to ‘never’ access work info from their own devices. However, Millennials are most likely to search for workarounds for their company’s security systems.

http://bit.ly/1e9Db8H

Study: Millennials Get Political News from Facebook; Baby Boomers Stick with Local TV

61 percent of millennials get political news from Facebook during a given week, while 60 percent of baby boomers do so from local TV. Just 37 percent of millennials get political news from local TV, and only 39 percent of baby boomers do so from Facebook. Gen X fell in the middle, with 51 percent getting political news from Facebook and 46 percent from local TV.

http://bit.ly/1e9FdFV

Why the iPhone 6s is poised to blow away all previous iPhone sales records

During the company’s most recent April quarter, Apple sold 61 million iPhones, representing an astounding year-over-year increase of 40%. During the previous quarter — the always lucrative holiday quarter — Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones, representing a year-over-year increase of 46%.

So in just six months time, Apple managed to sell over 135 million iPhones. To put that figure into context, that’s about one iPhone sold for every 2.3 people in the United States.

The upcoming iPhone upgrade cycle — set to be anchored by the iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus — will represent the biggest upgrade cycle Apple has ever seen yet. Suffice it to say, expect Apple to completely shatter all existing iPhone sales records over the next 12 months.

http://bit.ly/1C3Cl2q

Why Is Almost No One Using Apple Pay?

My family, friends and work colleagues all own iPhones or Android smartphones. We’re not afraid to download Apple Pay or Google Wallet or another mobile payment service and get it configured. And yet, we are still overwhelmingly using credit cards like we’ve always been doing.

Why? Small merchants aren’t getting on board. Why?

http://onforb.es/1e9HWPJ

U.S. plan to cede Internet domain control on track: ICANN head

Some Republican lawmakers have raised concerns about the plan to hand over the stewardship of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to a global multi-stakeholder body, worried that it may allow other countries to capture control.

The White House on Tuesday issued a veto threat to a bill proposed in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives that would restrict the Commerce Department’s ability to use its funding to relinquish ICANN oversight.

http://reut.rs/1B8PFaR

DEA eavesdropping tripled, bypassed federal courts

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration more than tripled its use of wiretaps and other types of electronic eavesdropping over the past decade, largely bypassing federal courts and Justice Department lawyers in the process, newly obtained records show.

The DEA conducted 11,681 electronic intercepts in the fiscal year that ended in September. Most of that ramped-up surveillance was never reviewed by federal judges or Justice Department lawyers, who typically are responsible for examining federal agents’ eavesdropping requests.

Drug investigations account for the vast majority of U.S. wiretaps, and much of that surveillance is carried out by the DEA. Privacy advocates expressed concern that the drug agency had expanded its surveillance without going through internal Justice Department reviews, which often are more demanding than federal law requires.

http://usat.ly/1FQ7hVv

Federal officials voiced growing alarm over Clinton’s compliance with records laws

Over a five-year span, senior officials at the National Archives and Records Administrations (NARA) voiced growing alarm about Hillary Clinton’s record-keeping practices as secretary of state, according to internal documents shared with Fox News.

During Clinton’s final days in office, Paul Wester, the director of Modern Records Programs at NARA – essentially the agency’s chief records custodian – privately emailed five NARA colleagues to confide his fear that Clinton would take her official records with her when she left office, in violation of federal statutes.

http://fxn.ws/1C3HkAk

New gadget zaps your brain to make you feel excited or sad

A newly-released headset hopes to wake people up or calm them down by manipulating the electricity in their brain.

Thync costs $299 and has just been released to the public. It provides “calm or energy on demand”, the company says, by using “neurosignalling” to activate nerves and change people’s state of mind.

http://ind.pn/1f7xNTI

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