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Yup, it looks like the internet is down

Yes, it's down.Image: Michael Bocchieri/Getty ImagesNo, it's not just you.  Large swaths of the United States experienced internet connection problems today, with several major ISPs apparently affected. Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T all appeared to have issues, with Comcast blaming the outage on an "external network issue." SEE ALSO: Sites

PSA: Dont share your old AIM screen name

Hello it’s the fun police! Were you having a nice time engaging in nostalgia about the death of AOL Instant Messenger? Was it fun to look back on your old AIM login, how young you were, KrazyKat99, without a care in the world? Yes, we at TechCrunch were also

Murdoch’s Control of Fox Targeted by Investor in Proxy Filing

Rupert Murdoch’s control over media conglomerate 40 percent of the voting power, according to the filing and a statement by the foundation. The group has unsuccessfully pursued a similar change at another Murdoch company, News Corp., for several years and proposed such a change at Fox in 2013. “There are

Equifax apologizes to customers with free credit-locking service

Image: JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/REX/ShutterstockEquifax really, really doesn't want you to hate them. The company launched an apology tour for its massive data breach on Wednesday with a letter from the interim CEO, published in The Wall Street Journal, weeks after it revealed that a hack had exposed the personal information

Equifax has been sending people to a fake phishing site for weeks

Equifax, whose recently disclosed security breach put the personal information of 143 million Americans at risk, isn’t done being technologically inept. Apparently the company has been tweeting a link to a fake phishing site for nearly two weeks. Since announcing the breach, Equifax has been directing concerned

Equifax used a really dumb password to protect employee data

Image: Getty ImagesOh, Equifax. Things just keep getting worse. Equifax protected some accounts connected to an internal portal in Argentina with the password "admin," in a move that was either incredibly amateur or hubristic (or both).  SEE ALSO: This chatbot could help you sue Equifax The screwup was discovered

Here’s how to tell if you’re affected by the Equifax hack

Are you in there?Image: Christopher Mineses/mashable So Equifax was hacked. Like, badly. But how to tell if you, personally, are affected by the massive data breach? There's a website for that — as long as you don't mind forking over even more information to Equifax.  The credit reporting agency announced

How DDoS attacks knock your favorite websites offline

On Oct. 21, 2016, an otherwise casual Friday morning, millions of users across the U.S. found themselves unable to access popular websites such as Amazon, GitHub, Shopify, Twitter, and the New York Times. The lack of access had nothing to do with the users themselves or their internet

ISIS allegedly turned to eBay to get cash across borders

The flag of the Islamic State.Image: AP/REX/ShutterstockLike anything, terrorism costs money, but it's not easy for individuals marked as extremists to transfer significant amounts of cash. Government officials watch for such transactions, forcing extremists to find other ways to send money where they want it to go. For alleged

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