FBI aware of bomb threats in multiple U.S. cities

The FBI said on Thursday it was aware of bomb threats made in cities around the United States and had offered assistance to local law enforcement authorities.

Anthony Joshua says he wants to fight Deontay Wilder in April

Anthony Joshua says he’s willing to fight WBC champion Deontay Wilder in April and told the American “I’m running the game”.

Verizon cuts 10,000 jobs and admits its Yahoo/AOL division is a failure

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Verizon is parting ways with 10,400 employees in “a voluntary separation program,” despite the Trump administration providing a tax cut and various deregulatory changes that were supposed to increase investment in jobs and broadband networks. The cuts represent nearly seven percent of Verizon’s workforce and were announced along with a $4.6 billion charge related to struggles in Verizon’s Yahoo/AOL business division.

Verizon described the voluntary buyouts as well as ongoing Yahoo/AOL failures in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Tuesday. The buyouts affect “US-based management employees” in multiple business segments, not just Yahoo and AOL.

Here’s what Verizon says about its Yahoo/AOL problem:

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Adobe’s quarterly revenue surges 23 percent

Adobe Systems Inc on Thursday reported a 22.8 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher subscriptions for its flagship Creative Cloud suite of software that includes Photoshop.

West Virginia mine rescue: ‘It’s a Christmas blessing’

After five days trapped underground in an abandoned mine, the three people were brought to the surface.

macOS App Analytics Now Available in App Store Connect



Apple today announced that developers can now view analytics for their macOS apps in App Store Connect:

Your app data from the new Mac App Store on macOS Mojave is now available in App Store Connect. Now you can find out how many times your app was seen on the Mac App Store, how many times your product page was viewed, and how many new customers downloaded your app. You can also see sales numbers for in-app purchases as well as for paying users, and more.

The dashboard was previously limited to iOS and tvOS apps.

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Scammers are sending bomb scares to nab BTC

A new scam is making the rounds that promises to disrupt countless offices and schools. The scam is simple: the scammers send an email threatening to detonate a bomb if they don’t get a certain amount of Bitcoin within a specified time frame. Because there is little upside to ignoring a bomb threat at this point in history, entire offices are now being evacuated as this scam spreads.

The scammers usually send something like this:

My man carried a bomb (Hexogen) into the building where your company is located. It is constructed under my direction. It can be hidden anywhere because of its small size, it is not able to damage the supporting building structure, but in the case of its detonation you will get many victims.

My mercenary keeps the building under the control. If he notices any unusual behavior or emergency he will blow up the bomb.

I can withdraw my mercenary if you pay. You pay me 20.000 $ in Bitcoin and the bomb will not explode, but don’t try to cheat -I warrant you that I will withdraw my mercenary only after 3 confirmations in blockchain network.

Here is my Bitcoin address : 1GHKDgQX7hqTM7mMmiiUvgihGMHtvNJqTv

You have to solve problems with the transfer by the end of the workday. If you are late with the money explosive will explode.

This is just a business, if you don’t send me the money and the explosive device detonates, other commercial enterprises will transfer me more money, because this isnt a one-time action.

I wont visit this email. I check my Bitcoin wallet every 35 min and after seeing the money I will order my recruited person to get away.

If the explosive device explodes and the authorities notice this letter:
We are not terrorists and dont assume any responsibility for explosions in other buildings.

This particular address is empty and the address changes with each email. The NYPD reacted to these threats and noted that they are not credible.

The FBI wasn’t so certain and recommend vigilance.

Ultimately scams like this one do more harm than good and are rarely credible. While nothing is impossible, please take a moment before panicking if you receive one of these emails.

How To Feel Great Before You Start Work At 9 A.M.

Start your morning right, and your work day stands a better chance of going well. A series of good days can turn into a great week. Do this for a month or even a year, and you’ll feel amazed at what you’ve accomplished.