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postheadericon Free VPN Fail: Hotspot Shield, Opera Max & More

Interested in using a Free VPN Service? You may want to think again. Yet another Free VPN Fail has occurred. This time it is Hotspot Shield.

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postheadericon Homeowner Holds Burglar At Gunpoint For Free Ride To Jail

GREENWOOD, IN — A man is now in jail after breaking into someone else’s home and picking the wrong house, according to WIBC. Not only did he pick the wrong house to attempt to rob — a gun owner’s — he also had a really, really weird excuse for why he was there.

According to local news:

Greenwood Police say Kyler Thompson, 46, had entered a home in the 800 block of N. Madison Ave. around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday. A woman in the home said she and her husband woke up to the sound of the breaking glass in another room. That’s when officers say the man grabbed a gun and found Thompson in a spare bedroom. Investigators say the homeowner held Thompson at gunpoint until police arrived to take him to jail.

According to officers, Thompson (said) he had been next door and was trying to stop a friend of his from entering the home. But investigators say Thompson’s friend was never found or identified.

Police say they found several items from inside the home belonging to the couple laying in the yard.

Thompson is in the Johnson County Jail without bond. Officers say he also has a felony arrest warrant in Marion County for possession of a firearm.

Seems legit.

Seriously, who on earth would think to use that excuse?

Even if he had gone over to prevent some other friend from doing wrong, what on earth is he doing in the house?

It’s amazing what people think other folks will believe.

It is doubtful that Thompson will get away with that excuse in court, and his felony arrest warrant is not likely to do him any favors. Hopefully, the man will not be able to endanger society for a long, long time.

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postheadericon What’s the cost of a free lunch?

We all know that there is no such thing as a free lunch, or security product, so what’s the catch?

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postheadericon New WhatsApp scam: Netflix free for a year

ESET’s Lucas Paus looks at a new WhatsApp scam that is making the rounds. The fraudsters behind it claim that users can get Netflix free for a year.

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postheadericon Beware new WhatsApp scam offering “free internet without Wi-Fi”

The number of scams spreading through the messaging app WhatsApp keeps on increasing, reports Lucas Paus. And there’s already a new one in 2017.

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postheadericon Free VPN vs Paid VPN: FlashRouters FAQ

Looking for a VPN provider? Unsure if you should pay? FlashRouters dishes out some advice on the battle of Free VPN vs Paid VPN.

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postheadericon Microsoft and Code.org announce free Minecraft Hour of Code tutorial for Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 5–11

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 15, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. and Code.org on Tuesday unveiled the Minecraft Hour of Code Designer, a coding tutorial for students and educators created for Hour of Code, an annual, global campaign held during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 511. The new web-based tutorial available for free at http://code.org/minecraft — enables beginner coders to create and share their own simple “Minecraft” game, and is designed to empower anyone to begin learning the problem-solving and critical thinking skills required in today’s tech-fueled world.

mchoc2016Created by “Minecraft” game designers at Mojang and Microsoft, in partnership with Code.org, the fun and easy-to-learn one-hour experience builds on the success of last year’s record-breaking “Minecraft” tutorial, which reached more than 30 million students worldwide. With the goal of inspiring millions more to try coding for the first time — and to keep going on their journey of learning computer science — as of today’s launch, the tutorial is available in 10 languages, including Spanish. It is scheduled to be available in 50 languages by Dec. 5.

With the immense popularity of “Minecraft” around the world, Microsoft and Code.org believe the tutorial has the potential to reach people of all ages and likeness. Women and girls already compose nearly half of the game’s global fan base. The tutorial also underscores Microsoft’s commitment to ensuring all young people have the opportunity to learn computer science, an economic and social imperative in this era of digital transformation, which is expected to generate 1.4 million computing jobs in the U.S. alone by 2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the U.S., 40 percent of schools do not teach computer science, and Microsoft aims to reach students most likely to be among those without access, particularly girls and minorities.

“We are partnering with Code.org again this year to make computer science more accessible to millions of youth around the world with ‘Minecraft’ and Hour of Code,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “I am inspired by the ‘Minecraft’ generation who view themselves not as players of a game, but as creators of the new worlds they dream up. This is the generation that will imagine, build and create our future, and together we can equip them with the computational thinking and problem-solving skills to seize the opportunities ahead.”

Designed for ages 6 and up, the Minecraft Hour of Code Designer teaches students to create their own “Minecraft” experience where they can program the rules. They can make chickens that drop gold, or zombies that run away instead of attacking. Along the way, students use Code.org’s familiar drag-and-drop coding interface to learn computer science concepts such as object-oriented programming, event handlers and repeat loops. Players face a series of 12 challenges, culminating in creating their own simple game, which they can share with friends.

bts-1080-copy-07-00_00_31_23-still001“The 2016 Minecraft Hour of Code tutorial builds on the success of the original in a great way,” said Mike Harvey, technology teacher from Falmouth, Maine. “By programming familiar game events themselves, learners will be able to experience computer science in a way that is authentic as well as fun. The open-ended challenges help to show that our favorite games (like ‘Minecraft’) are ultimately created with code.”

“Code.org was founded with the vision that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science — not only because it’s foundational for any career, but because students love it,” said Hadi Partovi, co-founder and CEO, Code.org. “‘Minecraft’ is a special game that appeals to a diverse global community. We’re delighted to have the chance to teach students coding with the fun familiarity of ‘Minecraft,’ to engage students of all backgrounds and skill levels.”

In support of Code.org and the global Hour of Code campaign, Microsoft will also lead thousands of youth coding events in more than 60 countries. During Computer Science Education Week, this includes hundreds of free workshops hosted by Microsoft Stores across the globe. Students can reserve a spot in a store workshop by visiting microsoft.com/youthsparkprograms and also visit their local Microsoft Store to learn more.

In addition to the latest tutorial and coding events, Microsoft has also been receiving rave reviews from educators on the newly launched “Minecraft: Education Edition” title, a fully featured title that brings the magic of “Minecraft” to the classroom for more immersive, long- term lesson plans.

About Code.org

Code.org® is a 501c3 public non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Its vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer programming. Code.org is the organizer of the annual Hour of Code campaign, which has engaged 10% of all K-12 students in the world, and the leading provider of curriculum for K-12 computer science in all of the largest school districts in the United States. Code.org is supported by philanthropic donations from corporations, foundations, and generous individuals, including Microsoft, Facebook, the Infosys Foundation, Google, Omidyar Network, Ballmer Family Giving, and others.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

For more information about Code.org, visit https://www.Code.org.

For more information about Minecraft’s use in education, visit http://education.minecraft.net.

For more information about Microsoft’s commitment to ensuring access to computer science education for all youth, visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/philanthropies/youthspark.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://news.microsoft.com. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://news.microsoft.com/microsoft-public-relations-contacts.

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postheadericon New airline scam promises free Emirates flight tickets

A new airline scam is promising people free Emirates flight tickets if they take part in a “fast survey”, ESET’s Denise Giusto Bilić reports.

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postheadericon Spotify Free hits sour note with infected ads

Some users of the ad-supported music streaming service Spotify Free got more hits than they bargained for, according to numerous reports.

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postheadericon No More Free Hulu Streaming; Yahoo View Takes Over

Say goodbye to the days of free Hulu streaming, but Yahoo View will take up the mantle.

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