FCC Investigating CenturyLink Outage – Says “Unacceptable”

FCC Investigating CenturyLink Outage – Says “Unacceptable”

Yesterday we reported on the nationwide CenturyLink outage – an outage which is still going on in many parts of the country, more than 24 hours later. We also reported that as a result of this outage, many 911 emergency services were and are unreachable. Now the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is investigating the CenturyLink outage, calling the breadth and duration of it “unacceptable”.

The Best Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe on the Internet

The Best Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe on the Internet

This time of year lots of people are searching online for the ultimate sugar cookie recipe. For that one recipe for the best sugar cookies out there, but one that is also easy to make, and yet allows you to make great cut out or decorated (or cut out and decorated) Christmas sugar cookies. But wait, it also has to be a recipe for make-ahead sugar cookies. Well, this recipe is all that, and more!

How to Disable the WordPress Gutenberg Editor

How to Disable the WordPress Gutenberg Editor

If you’ve recently set up Wordpress, you may have the version which includes the new Wordpress editor, Gutenberg, from the ‘Gutenberg Team’ (not Project Gutenberg, which is a group that digitizes reading material). It may have been installed as your default editor, or you may have clicked on a button to try Gutenberg; either way now it’s your default editor, and you don’t like it, so you want to uninstall or disable Gutenberg.

Facebook says Millions of Pictures Exposed by ‘Bug’ – Including Unpublished Ones

Facebook says Millions of Pictures Exposed by ‘Bug’ – Including Unpublished Ones

Facebook has announced that up to 1500 third-party Facebook apps had access to user photos that they were not supposed to be able to access – including unpublished photos. The self-inflicted privacy hole was due to a ‘bug’ in the Facebook photo API which, Facebook says, granted the apps unpermitted access to the photos of as many as 6.8 million Facebook users for 12 days in September of 2018.

The Best Way to Monitor Your Bank and Credit Card Accounts after All the Data Breaches

The Best Way to Monitor Your Bank and Credit Card Accounts after All the Data Breaches

Given all of the data breaches in 2018 (Marriott Starwood, 1-800-FLOWERS, Quora, Walgreens, the Post Office, etc.) it is no longer a question of whether your data has been breached – you need to assume that it has been – rather the question is what is the best way to monitor your bank accounts and credit card accounts for fraudulent activity? And what are some ways to protect against it in the future? (The answer to the latter may surprise you!)

1-800-FLOWERS Data Breach Second Breach Revealed for December 2018

1-800-FLOWERS Data Breach Second Breach Revealed for December 2018

Close on the heels of Quora’s data breach just two days ago, online florist 1-800-FLOWERS has announced that they have been subject to a data breach that has been going on for 4 years. The breach was of payment data including credit card number, expiration date, card security code, and the first and last name of the card holder. As many as 75,000 1-800-FLOWERS customers have been affected.