Heads up to University of Maryland students: You had your data stolen
- 309k the number of people whose personal records were stolen in a data breach at the University of Maryland. Students, faculty members, you name it—if you had an affiliation with the university since 1998, you had your names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth swiped. “We recently doubled the number of our IT security engineers and analysts,” UMD President Wallace Loh said. “We also doubled our investment in top-end security tools. Obviously, we need to do more and better, and we will.” source
Books Read in 2014: #5
Assassination! The Brick Chronicle of Attempts on the Lives of Twelve US Presidents, by Brendan Powell Smith
I was first introduced to Smith’s work through his Brick Bible, a website that retold stories of the Old and New Testaments in Lego form. When I saw this book in stores approximately a decade later, I knew it had to be the same guy.
This book is great for history fans with a light heart. My boyfriend, who has trouble finding books that keep him interested, liked flipping through this with me and learning about the different would-be - and sometimes successful - assassins.
Highly recommend as a fun coffee table book!
This actually is a super awesome fun book FIVE STARS
Facebook adds new gender options
AP: Facebook is rolling out a change to its 159 million US users that will give them more options than ever before when it comes to choosing their gender.
A new, customizable option gives users about 50 different terms to identify their gender, including androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual.