Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Monero being mined by ‘HIJACKING’ Starbucks wifi | City & Business | Finance

Customers who tried to access the free wifi were having their electronic devices infected with a malicious code aimed at mining cryptocurrencies. How long the Starbucks free wifi has been mining online money is unknown. It was only noticed earlier this month when a New York-based technology company executive, Noah Dinkin, received a notification about the attempted attack while trying ...

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PBS Pulls Tavis Smiley’s Talk Show After Misconduct Allegations

Photo Tavis Smiley, whose nightly talk show was pulled by PBS, its distributor. Credit Rich Fury/Invision, via Associated Press PBS stopped distributing a talk show hosted by Tavis Smiley on Wednesday after an investigation found “credible allegations” of misconduct against him, the network announced. The public broadcasting network said it had referred claims of inappropriate behavior by Mr. Smiley, who ...

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AT&T and Union Reach Accord on Job Protection for Workers

The AT&T wireless workers had been without a long-term contract since February and staged a strike in May that lasted less than three days. Under the labor accord, which primarily covers workers in call centers and retail outlets, AT&T will significantly increase the proportion of calls it routes to centers in the United States, reversing a recent trend. It will ...

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Walmart, Huge U.S. Employer, Will Let Workers Take Pay Before Payday

For decades, Walmart has taken heat for how it treats its work force, including paying low wages and creating unpredictable schedules. Now, the giant retailer is trying to ease some of its workers’ financial strain, allowing them to receive wages before their next payday. Instead of waiting two weeks between paychecks, Walmart workers can now use an app to access ...

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DealBook Briefing: Fed Still Projects Three Rate Increases Next Year

• Fed officials lowered their projections for the unemployment rate at the end of 2018 to 3.9 percent from 4.1 percent. Despite its improved outlook for the economy, the Fed remains cautious about raising rates too quickly. Two officials — Charles L. Evans, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank ...

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