Scammers stole $2.3 billion in "business email compromise" attacks, FBI reports

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Businesses around the world have lost billions of dollars over the past few years to an increasingly popular internet scam in which criminals pose as company executives, and send faked emails to their staff ordering subordinates to transfer money into financial accounts controlled by the scammers. That's all according to an FBI alert issued this week.

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Emergency room doctors used a patient's FitBit to determine how to save his life

The same Fitbit model reported to have saved a man's life in the emergency room. [photo: fitbit.com]

Many of us wear fitness trackers to motivate ourselves to be more active. But after a 42-year-old man in New Jersey had a seizure at work, some very smart emergency room doctors used data they saw on his Fitbit Charge HR to decide on the best way to treat him. They decided to reset his heart rate with electrical cardioversion. His Fitbit may have saved his life.

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Wrapped: magical short film about mutant monster ivy that engulfs New York City

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"Wrapped" is a short film created by Roman Kaelin, Falko Paeper and Florian Wittmann from Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, at the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction.

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What sound does this animal make? Google just got better at answering that.

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Do a Google search for 'animal noises.' You should see a field up at the top of your search results that shows images of various animals, and audio samples of a noise each of them makes.

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Donald Trump rates his one-year-old baby daughter's breasts in 1994 interview

Marla Maples, Donald Trump, and Tiffany Trump as a young girl. Reuters/Jeff Christensen

Donald Trump on the tabloid TV show Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, back in 1994, when asked what qualities his child has from her mom, and which come from dad: “Time will tell” if my one year old daughter Tiffany Trump will grow out a rack as hot as that of my legally-wedded broad, Marla Maples. She already has her mother's sexy legs, though.

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Sensual photos of teens smoking marijuana, taken for the U.S. government in 1973

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These striking shots of two young women chilling out with some herb while relaxing sur l'herbe are official federal government photographs, captured in 1973 by a photographer on assignment for the newly formed EPA.

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Google Autocomplete interview with astronauts who are in space

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From our friend Joe Sabia, a wonderful video his team created with WIRED:

NASA astronauts Tim Kopra and Jeff Williams and European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake are currently living on board the International Space station and answer the internet’s most searched questions in the latest installment of WIRED’s Google Auto Complete Interview.

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Crowdfunding OMATA, a gorgeous analog GPS Speedometer for bicycling

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My artist/serial entrepreneur friend Julian Bleecker's new labor of love is OMATA. The company and gadget that he and co-founder Rhys Newman have been working on intensely for the last year or so today officially launched on Kickstarter.

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Badass ladies wrestling: 10 awesome old photos

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Starting with this awesome shot of Bettie Page pretend-ladyfighting with a sexy foe, here are some wonderful photographs of female wrestlers from the 19th century through the 20th, all the way up through the '80s and '90s.

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Reddit can't talk about National Security Letters and warrant canaries, but ACLU can, in a Reddit AMA, LOL

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Well, that's one way to get around a federal gag order.

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A rare California Condor chick just hatched on the internet. Watch it emerge via webcam.

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Just minutes after U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologists flipped on live streaming video of a California condor nest in Ventura County, the long-awaited condor chick hatched.

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California and New York raise state minimum wage to $15

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California governor Jerry Brown today approved a mandatory minimum wage of $15 an hour by 2022. The bill's enactment came within hours of a similar bill signing in New York by governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Avocados should not exist

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“The avocado is highly regarded by many people as delicious and nutritious, but the most extraordinary thing about avocados may be their very existence.”

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How many times did Trump say 'excuse me' at the latest GOP Town Hall?

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Guess how many times Republican presidential race front-runner Donald Trump said "Excuse me" at a recent Town Hall? “More. Nope, more. Keep guessing. More...”

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An early peek at 'The Jungle Book,' new Disney live-action remake of Kipling classic

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Disney today released two new clips and a new little featurette from the studio's upcoming live action film “The Jungle Book.” I'm also loving the stunning poster art for the new film by Vincent Aseo, shown above in detail and below in full.

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Obama touts nuclear arms reduction record, but he's failed to reduce US nukes stockpile

Just two BFFs discussing nuclear security at this week’s summit. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
Obama is touting his record on reducing nuclear arms, but he's been a dismal failure at reducing the US's stockpile, writes Freedom of the Press Foundation's Trevor Timm at the Guardian today.

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TPP is the 'worst trade deal ever,' Nobel-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says

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Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, could be the worst trade agreement ever negotiated in history. In an interview with CBC News, he recommended that the government of Canada insist on reworking it.

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