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Galaxy S5′s fingerprint scanner has already been hacked, PayPal accounts at risk

Originally posted on BGR:

When it comes to Samsung’s fingerprint scanner technology embedded in the home button on the new Galaxy S5 , there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that we have spent plenty of time testing it, and we’ve found that it works very well. The bad news, however, is that it has apparently already been hacked, leaving Galaxy S5 owners’ devices and their PayPal accounts at risk.

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Genesis Media Raises $6M For Ads That Interrupt But (Hopefully) Don’t Annoy You

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Ad company Genesis Media is announcing that it has raised $6 million in Series B funding.

When I discussed the funding with CEO Mark Yackanich, he described the company as “a data-driven decisioning platform that intercepts users with media” — which even he admitted was a bit of a mouthful. Put more simply, online publishers use the company’s ContentUnlock product to show ads (usually video ads) to their readers on a timed, targeted basis.

And yes, you have to watch those ads if you want to continue reading the article (or otherwise access the content). Yackanich pitched it as an alternative type of pay wall, where the reader doesn’t actually have to pay. He also said Genesis tries to “contextualize” the ad so that it’s clear that once you watch it, you won’t have to see another one for a while (the gap period may be “seven articles or…

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