Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Sounds like the plot of “Wargames” doesn't it?
Hackers Arrested for Cracking US Army Network
Four members of an international hacking ring were charged with cracking the networks of the US Army and developers of blockbuster war video games to steal software, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Two of the men entered guilty pleas in the case, which centers on the"cyber theft" of at least $100 million worth of software and data, according to the Justice Department.
The hackers are accused of breaking into programs used for the Army's Apache helicopter pilot training, Microsoft's Xbox One consoles, and yet-to-be released video games "Gears of War 3" and "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3."

Not the best advertisement for UPS.
Terrence T. McDonald reports:
More than two months after a compact disc containing personal data of Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health patients went missing, hospital officials say the disc was found and no data was compromised. The CD, which was sent to an outside firm that reviews medical billing data back in June, was delivered earlier this month by UPS, JCMC spokesman Mark Rabson told The Jersey Journal.
The package was “still sealed in its original packaging,” Rabson said.
[From the Article:
A Barnabas Health spokesman said JCMC has implemented policies intended "to minimize the chance of other such incidents." [How could their policies improve UPS delivery? Bob]

Sex? There's an App for that! No doubt every high school male will have this App on his phone. I can already see the potential for phishing...
NY Daily News reports:
Want to make sure you and your partner are on the same page before you hook up? There’s an app for that.
Good2Go, which launched on Wednesday, is designed to get two parties to explicitly agree to sexual activity and log their level of intoxication with the hope of combating sexual assault, particularly on college campuses.
“Good2Go should be treated in the same manner as putting on a condom,” its website explains. “It may stop the action for a second, but everyone understands it is in the interest of safety, so it is worth the momentary pause.”
Read more on NY Daily News.

I wonder why? (This is not what I would have guessed.)
Do Academically Marginal Students Benefit from College? The Data Says Yes.
A study of Florida high-schoolers whose grades were just good enough for admission to a public university shows that higher education provided significant financial benefits for these students: 8 to 14 years after high school, their earnings were 22% higher than those of peers who hadn’t gone to college, with male students showing the largest gains, says Seth D. Zimmerman of Yale. These benefits outstrip the costs of college attendance, he says.

For the next time I teach Statistics.
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For my students.
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