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Did Palestinians Recognize Texas as Part of Mexico?

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CLAIM The Palestinian National Authority has announced that it will recognize Texas as a state of Mexico. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN On 6 December 2017, President Donald Trump announced a shift in foreign policy under which the U.S. would officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and he set in motion a plan to […]




Globes English – Phishing prevention co IRONSCALES raises $6.5m

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Israeli automated phishing prevention, detection and response company IRONSCALES today announced that it has completed a $6.5 million Series A financing round led by K1 Investment Management, LLC, with participation from existing investor RDC. After three consecutive years of triple digit revenue growth, IRONSCALES will use the capital investment to accelerate its channel partner program, […]




Did Cash-Strapped Puerto Rico Pay Government Employees More Than $100 Million Christmas Bonuses?

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In early December 2017, various web sites and right-wing personalities began circulating on social media stories and blog posts reporting that the United States territory of Puerto Rico will give government employees their annual Christmas bonuses — despite the island being ravaged by Hurricane Maria just months earlier. Puerto Rico’s plight in the face of a […]




Phishing Schemes Are Using HTTPS Encrypted Sites to Seem Legit …

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A massive effort to encrypt web traffic over the last few years has made green padlocks and “https” addresses increasingly common; more than half the web now uses internet encryption protocols to keep data protected from prying eyes as it travels back and forth between sites and browsers. But as with any sweeping reform, the […]




Does the 2017 Tax Reform Bill Help Private Schools and Hurt Public Schools?

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CLAIM The 2017 tax reform bill eliminates personal deductions for state and local taxes (primary sources of public school funding), while offering tax breaks for parents who send their children to private schools. TRUE RATING TRUE ORIGIN Changes proposed in the 2017 tax reform bill working its way through Congress will have palpable repercussions in […]




Does the 2017 Tax Reform Bill Help Private Schools and Hurt Public Schools?

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CLAIM The 2017 tax reform bill eliminates personal deductions for state and local taxes (primary sources of public school funding), while offering tax breaks for parents who send their children to private schools. TRUE RATING TRUE ORIGIN Changes proposed in the 2017 tax reform bill working its way through Congress will have palpable repercussions in […]




Phishing prevention co IRONSCALES raises $6.5m

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Israeli automated phishing prevention, detection and response company IRONSCALES today announced that it has completed a $6.5 million Series A financing round led by K1 Investment Management, LLC, with participation from existing investor RDC. After three consecutive years of triple digit revenue growth, IRONSCALES will use the capital investment to accelerate its channel partner program, […]




Does the 2017 Republican Tax Bill Cut Cancer Treatments for Medicare Patients?

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After the initial passage of the Senate version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on 1 December 2017, speculation mounted about its potential effect on cancer patients seeking treatment through the Medicare benefit program, with several readers contacting us wondering if the bill would eliminate enrollees’ treatment plans. Neither the House nor Senate versions […]




Salted Hash Ep 10: Office 365 phishing examples, the bad and the ugly

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This week’s episode of Salted Hash is a personal one, as we’re taking a look at some Office 365 phishing emails that have targeted staffers at CSO Online and CIO.com. The attempts themselves are really low quality, but they work. We’ve covered this topic a lot this quarter and since we’ve gotten questions, it’s clear […]




Did Tokyo Open the First Human Meat Restaurant?

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CLAIM A new restaurant recently opened in Japan is the first in the world to legally offer human meat to diners. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN In November 2017, many Internet users began encountering multiply posted versions of an article reporting that the city of Tokyo had recently seen the opening of a restaurant (operating under […]




BEWARE: Another PayPal phishing scam attempts to steal personal …

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A new PayPal phishing scam is attempting to deceive users by sending emails that claim unauthorized changes have been made to their accounts. The Palo Alto-based service is one of the world’s largest online payment processors, and cyber criminals hope to take advantage of customers’ busy holiday schedules to trick them into handing over personal […]




BEWARE: Another PayPal phishing scam attempts to steal personal …

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A new PayPal phishing scam is attempting to deceive users by sending emails that claim unauthorized changes have been made to their accounts. The Palo Alto-based service is one of the world’s largest online payment processors, and cyber criminals hope to take advantage of customers’ busy holiday schedules to trick them into handing over personal […]




ABC News Suspends Brian Ross for Erroneous Flynn Report

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NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which it called a “serious error.” Ross, citing an unnamed confidant of Flynn, the former national security adviser, had reported Friday that during the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump had […]