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postheadericon FOLLOW UP: Woman Who Thwarted Kidnapping Reveals Gun Used, And Incident Details

MOLINE, ILLINOIS — In a story that we brought you last week, we saw a woman defend herself against a kidnapper with a large knife in a parking lot. Now, the woman gives the whole story and shares the experience with everyone during an interview with local news.

Her Glock 42 saved her life that day.

“The grace of God is what saved me, and the sense to have calm, and have my weapon, ” Diane McIntire told a reporter during an interview.

What we didn’t know is that the kidnapper, 61-year-old Floyd R. May, made McIntire drive for 20 minutes until he made her pull over on a rural part of the road.

“He apologized for the cut in my arm,” she said.

“He also said I know you can identify me. I know it’s kidnapping.”

Watch her interview below:

The initial story tells us that McIntire was able to get her gun and point it at May, which ultimately made him flee to a nearby home.

For the whole car ride, she didn’t have a move to make until May made a crucial mistake.

“He got out of the truck and the butcher knife fell onto the ground and he got out to pick up the knife, I opened the console and grabbed my pistol. I went ahead and got out of the truck. I had the gun at his chest, and I told him do not come near me,” she recalled.

“I said, if you come near, me, I’m going to shoot you.”

She says May retreated to a house, and she took off in her truck. She drove herself to a hospital, and called police.

“I didn’t want to take a human life, if I didn’t have to. If he took one more step toward me, my finger was already squeezing the trigger, and yes, I would have shot him. There’s no doubt in my mind,” she said.

There is no telling that McIntire’s fate would have been if she didn’t have her Glock 42 with her — and what would have happened if she were unable to get to it.

McIntire made the decision to get her concealed carry permit three years ago. Back in 2013, Illinois became the last state in the country to allow it’s citizens to carry concealed. With this timeline, it wasn’t long after the law was enacted that McIntire applied for her permit.

And if Illinois hadn’t passed concealed carry, McIntire may not have made it out of this terrible situation. It goes to show how important it is for citizens to be armed, if they choose, to defend themselves when they need it.

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postheadericon InterContinental Hotels Group reveals ‘how it minimized recent malware attack’

The InterContinental Hotels Group says the implementation of its SPS system helped to minimize the damage caused by a recent data breach.

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postheadericon Metadata from phone calls ‘reveals personal information’

Metadata that is generated through phone calls discloses a significant amount of personal information, a new study from Stanford University in the US has found.

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postheadericon IT manager has his bikes stolen after cycling app reveals his home address

British IT manager Mark Leigh is rueing the day that he was careless about information he shared without thinking via a smartphone app because – he believes – it ended up with him having two bikes stolen from his garage.

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postheadericon Bing reveals top searches of 2015

REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 2, 2015 — On Wednesday, Bing is releasing its annual search trends revealing that 2015 was a year shaped by impactful people, events and moments. From inspiration and hope, to moments of shared tragedy and pain. From people who captured our hearts, to those who challenged us to rethink our views of the world. Looking back at the billions of searches conducted on Bing this year reveals the events and people that stood out above the rest to make 2015 memorable. The complete list of Bing search trends is available at BingTrends.com.

Caitlyn Jenner rises to the top

As in past years, Bing released the Most Searched Celebrities and Most Searched Athletes and added two new lists: Top Celebrity Moments and Celebrities on the Rise. After holding the top spot last year, Kim Kardashian was dethroned, making way for a new family member to take the Most Searched Celebrities list. After coming out as a transgender female, Olympian and reality TV star Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner rose to the top of the Most Searched Celebrities list with a powerful primetime interview on “20/20,” an iconic magazine cover, and a moving acceptance speech while accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYS. Thanks to a year full of colorful antics and attire, Miley Cyrus was runner-up.

Female athletes take center stage

In Bing’s 2015 Most Searched Athletes list, women took center stage, with twice as many women on the list as in 2014. Ronda Rousey took the second spot after an extraordinary year and her high-profile match against Holly Holm. Serena Williams also made the list as the most searched tennis player in the world. In fact, with her sixth Wimbledon championship title and triumphs at the French Open and Australian Open, Williams was searched more than the top five men’s players combined in 2015.

Moments that shaped 2015

The Bing End of Year recap also takes a look at the data behind some of the top searched stories and celebrities to reveal those moments that moved us — to research, to discuss and to act. From a World Cup victory to Caitlyn Jenner’s iconic Vanity Fair cover, to the tragedy that rallied the world in support of Paris, these pivotal people and events impacted us well beyond the news story, sparking a conversation that was ultimately reflected in the way we search. Some captured our sense of adventure, as images from the Pluto mission saw searches for the dwarf planet grow 160 percent from June to July, while the discovery of water on the surface of Mars helped drive a fivefold increase in “Mars” searches from August to September. From moments of awe and inspiration, hope and sometimes even shared tragedy and pain, these events and people captured our interest. Explore the stories and unique insights from the Top 10 Search Lists at BingTrends.com.

Following are a few of Bing’s Top Searched lists for 2015. View the complete lists and the powerful stories behind this year’s moments that moved us at BingTrends.com.

2015 Most Searched Celebrities

1.     Caitlyn (Bruce) Jenner

2.     Miley Cyrus

3.     Taylor Swift

4.     Kim Richards

5.     Kim Kardashian

6.     Bindi Irwin

7.     Chris Brown

8.     Kylie Jenner

9.     Justin Bieber

10.   Kelly Clarkson

2014 Most Searched Celebrities

1.     Kim Kardashian

2.     Beyoncé Knowles

3.     Miley Cyrus

4.     Katy Perry

5.     Justin Bieber

6.     Joan Rivers

7.     Jennifer Lopez

8.     Kendall Jenner

9.     Kaley Cuoco

10.   Robin Williams

2015 Top News Stories

1.    Paris attacks and the threat of ISIS

2.    The EU refugee crisis

3.    Earthquake in Nepal

4.    Snowstorm buries Northeast U.S.

5.    Germanwings 9525 crash

6.    Wildfires and drought devastate

7.    U.S.-Cuba relations restored

8.    Planned Parenthood faces potential defunding

9.    Ashley Madison hacked, data leaked

10.    Discoveries on Pluto and Mars

2015 Most Searched Athletes

1.     Tom Brady

2.     Ronda Rousey

3.     Jordan Spieth

4.     Stephen Curry

5.     Aaron Rodgers

6.     Serena Williams

7.     Caroline Wozniacki

8.     LeBron James

9.     Danica Patrick

10.   Cristiano Ronaldo

About Bing

Bing is the search engine from Microsoft. It was introduced in 2009 with a mission to empower people with knowledge — to answer any question and provide useful tools to help you best accomplish your goals, from the everyday to the extraordinary. Bing continues on that mission today by moving beyond the search box to power intelligent experiences across a range of devices and services from Microsoft and third parties.

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.

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postheadericon Cybersecurity and manufacturers: what the costly Chrysler Jeep hack reveals

As the cost of fixing security mistakes in Jeep Chrysler Dodge vehicles mounts, so does the need for manufacturers to weigh cybersecurity risks in the product development process, alongside features and benefits.

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postheadericon Google reveals failure of ‘secret question’ password recall

A research paper from Google has looked into the difficulties of standard ‘forgotten password’ personal information verification.

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postheadericon Kris Jenner reveals naked video could be leaked in iCloud hack

Kris Jenner is reportedly being blackmailed over a naked video that was stolen from her iCloud and could be released in the public sphere.

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postheadericon WhatsApp privacy is ‘broken,’ reveals proof-of-concept hack

WhatsApp’s privacy settings are “broken” and can be bypassed by downloading a simple bit of software, claims the Dutch developer behind proof-of-concept tool WhatsSpy Public.

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postheadericon UK Office of Communications reveals nature of recent cyberattacks

A Freedom of Information request to the UK’s Office of Communications has revealed exactly how persistent hackers are at attacking government departments in the country.

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