Posted May 7, 2015 by Editorial Staff in Technology

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Landry’s restaurant chain has announced a data breach of its extensive chain of eateries.

Based in Houston Landry”s owns and operates more than 60 restaurant chains nationwide. The company wrote that the data breach likely affected cards swiped between March 13 and Oct. 17, 2019.

It is likely you have eaten in Landry’s owned established since March of last year. To see the list of their more than 600 restaurants click here.

According to Landry’s the breach most likely happened when servers swiped customers’ credit cards in machines intended to submit food and drink orders to the kitchen and bar, as opposed to separate machines used on “point-of-sale terminals.”

The company said Landry’s Select Club rewards were not involved in the potential breach.

Landry’s advised customers who think …MORE >>

It seems that Oprah and Apple TV+ may not be the love fest it was thought to be. Oprah Winfrey is backing out of a documentary she produced about music industry executive Drew Dixon. Dixon, along with another women, accused Russell Simmons of rape in an interview with The New York Times just a month ago.

In a statement to several film industry publications Oprah said, “I have decided that I will no longer be executive producer on The Untitled Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering documentary and it will not air on Apple TV+.”

Why you may ask? Well Apple has not responded to requests for comment on the issue. But Oprah …MORE >>

You can be and say whatever you want online. Lie to anybody and everybody if you wish. Especially if you’re a politician. Facebook’s got your back!

The world’s largest social media company has decided that it has no obligation to police what politicians, or their supporters, tell you on their platform.

Facebook issued a blog post detailing its ad policy. The company basically says it will not relent to pressure to regulate political ads. It did however offer to let people opt out of political ads in general. But even that has a catch.

Facebook is catching flack from pretty much everybody over its decision to do basically nothing about its political ads that lie or mislead it members. Its policy reflects it hands off approach …MORE >>

If you want to be cussed out by the best you need to get yourself an Alexa device and equip it with the voice of actor Samuel L. Jackson.

As part of Amazon’s Celebrity Voice Program for its voice assistant first announced back in September you can get Jasckson’s voice for as little as a $1.

You can ask him Jackson to tell you jokes, sing jingle bells and to grant your lifelong wish that he’d wish you a Merry Christmas.

I’d love to hear Jackson respond with something like “MOTHERFUC*ER! WHAT DO I LOOK LIKE F*CKING SANTA CLAUSE?

Now that I would love to hear come from an Alexa device!


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Tom Huskerson
Publisher, AACR


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>>