Posted May 7, 2015 by Editorial Staff in Technology
 
 

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Comedian Kevin Hart in association with Lionsgate will launch a streaming comedy app entitled “Laugh Out Loud” on August 3rd. Content for the show appears to be plentiful with Hart’s comedy front and center. Among the shows planned are “Campus Law,” which places recent grads in security guard jobs at their alma mater. Another sitcom planned for the service is “Dead House,” where a human joins a reality show alongside four zombies. Comedian Jo Koy will host a series that highlights viral pranks called “Inglorious Pranksters.” Another show,”Black Geo,” is a comedy series that satirically investigates the origins of black culture.

“Laugh Out Loud” will also offer all the “Def Comedy Jam” seasons as well as standup sets …MORE >>

Millions of Verizon customer’s information has been exposed online. Last Wednesday UpGuard, an Internet security firm, reported finding millions Verizon accounts exposed on an unsecured server. Customer information included subscriber’s names, cellphone number, and the account PIN. Exposed PINs are the most critical because criminals could fool a customer-service representative into giving them access to a subscriber’s account allowing them make changes.

Reports indicate the breach exposed 14 million accounts. But a statement from Verizon claims the number was actually 6 million. UpGuard informed Verizon of the exposed data on June 13. According to CNN the problem was fixed by June 22nd.

Customers who called Verizon customer service in the past six months had their data exposed through call logs …MORE >>

JayZ continues to show that he still is a hip-hop force and businessman to be reckoned with. The rapper/businessman’s most recent release, 4:44, has gone platinum in less than a week. JayZ’s album was released on his Tidal music streaming service last week via the link 444.tidal.com. JayZ’s partner and co-owner Sprint also released the album exclusively to Sprint customers.

But is this news real or fake? According to SPIN.com and Billboard.com all may not be as it appears. According to these industry websites Sprint may have played a role in the achievement by giving away the album for free. But a sale is a sale according to an RIAA spokesperson who said that “sales count toward certification …MORE >>

Written by Robin White Goode for BlackEnterprise.com, June 27th, 2017

Intel Corporation announced the Intel HBCU Grant Program, a three-year, $4.5 million initiative, to help retain students in STEM pathways at six historically black colleges: Florida A&M University, Morgan State University, Howard University, Prairie View A&M University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Tuskegee University.

“The key goal of the program is retention, in college as well as in STEM careers,” Barbara Whye told me, Intel’s chief diversity and inclusion officer and vice president of Human Resources. “We’re working to increase retention rates in partnership with the universities.”

This is not an easy goal. The New York Times has previously reported that black people make …MORE >>

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The AACR is the emerging leader providing vital news, information and analysis about the Internet, electronic communications and e-commerce to black people. Our mission is to enhance the level of knowledge and security for black people who access the Internet. It is our goal to alert people of color about the numerous hazards and dangers of the cyber space. This includes viruses and other malware, changes in the law, scams, hoaxes and information thefts of all kinds. We also highlight useful technology and opportunities available via the Internet. We sincerely believe that black people are under served when it comes to information security and we are working to change that equation. Read more>>