Dennis Faas

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08
Dec
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Sextortion - What to Do (and What Not to Do)

Infopackets Reader Steve C. writes: " Dear Dennis, I've managed to get myself caught up in Instagram sextortion and I don't know what to do. A few weeks ago this beautiful woman DM'd me on Instagram, claiming to be 21. After a bit of harmless ... back-and-forth, we exchanged some photos. Later on, things got a little more heated and I sent some nudes (but only after she initiated). She's got my phone number, though for the past week we've been communicating on Snapchat. A few days ago, her 'father' called me on the phone (from a New York area code) and claims she's under age and threatened to go ... (view more)

Wed
11
Oct
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How to Fix: Move Thunderbird Menu Bar to Top

Infopackets Reader Jim H. writes: " Dear Dennis, My Thunderbird just updated to version 115.3.2 (dubbed 'Supernova') and the menu layout has changed. Specifically, the Menu Bar (which I previously enabled) is now no longer at the very top - it's ... below another menu. I prefer to have the Menu Bar at the very top of Thunderbird. Any idea how to fix this? " My response: I have also noticed this unwelcomed change and found a few articles describing the process that were overly complicated or missing information. I've decided to simplify it with my own instructions. How to Fix: Move Thunderbird ... (view more)

Tue
10
Oct
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How Long Does Sextortion Last?

Did you get caught up in a romance scam? Are blackmailers threatening to expose your pictures and videos through Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or LinkedIn? If so, you've come to the right place. Got questions? I've got answers! Contact me here to ... receive a complimentary phone consultation. Ask up to 3 questions, up to 15 minutes FREE . I've been studying this scam extensively since 2019, have completed over 1,000+ cases, and I'm happy to share my knowledge and experience with you. Too shy for a call? Keep reading - there's LOTS of good advice below, including insight into this crime you'll ... (view more)

Mon
02
Oct
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iPhone 15 Launch Marred with Overheating Complaints

Apple has acknowledged widespread complaints regarding overheating issues with the newly launched iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. These problems stem from a variety of factors, with a key contributor being a software glitch found in iOS 17 and a few ... apps. iPhone 15 Pro Max Heats Up to 98F Shortly after the iPhone 15 series hit the market, reports began to surface from users who experienced excessive heat or overheating with their new devices. Some users even found it uncomfortable to hold their phones, and there were instances of infrared thermometers registering temperatures exceeding 80 degrees ... (view more)

Tue
29
Aug
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iPhone Thieves use Passcode to Drain Bank Accounts

An increasingly prevalent method of seizing control over an individual's iPhone and permanently locking them out of the device is causing concern. As outlined in a recent report by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), certain iPhone thieves are exploiting ... a security feature called the recovery key. This technique makes it exceedingly difficult for owners to access their photos, messages, and other data. Disturbingly, some victims have reported unauthorized access to their financial apps, resulting in drained bank accounts. (Source: wsj.com ) How the iPhone Recovery Key Exploit Works It's important ... (view more)

Tue
22
Aug
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DMV Investigation Prompts 50% Cut in Robotaxi's

Cruise, a subsidiary of General Motors, is set to reduce its robotaxi fleet by 50% in San Francisco, according to information from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). ( Source: cnbc.com ) The decision follows a series of mishaps ... involving Cruise's autonomous vehicles in the city. These incidents include instances where the self-driving cars halted in intersections and a collision with a fire truck. The move is a setback for Cruise, as it had recently launched a paid robotaxi service in San Francisco, operating alongside Google parent company Alphabet's Waymo. Driverless ... (view more)

Fri
09
Jun
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Google's Wing to Fly Online Orders to Your Door

Imagine a world where your favorite takeout and essential online purchase items are whisked through the air and delivered right to your doorstep with unparalleled efficiency. Thanks to Wing - the drone delivery subsidiary of Google parent company ... Alphabet - this vision is becoming a reality. Autoloader Station a 'Game Changer' Wing has recently unveiled its groundbreaking "autoloader" station, set to revolutionize the way retailers transport products to customers through the air. Simply put, the autoloader promises to simplify the process of sending goods via drones. Designed as a compact Y- ... (view more)

Mon
05
Jun
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Intel's PowerVia to Boost PC Chip Speeds in 2024

In an attempt to regain its chip making advantage, Intel is set to introduce PowerVia, a new technology that could enhance the speed of its 2024 PC chips. While Intel faces tough competition from leading companies like Taiwan Semiconductor ... Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) and Samsung, the introduction of PowerVia could help Intel bridge the gap and even entice competitors to utilize its manufacturing services. Arrow Lake Processors to Receive Significant Speed Boost Intel's forthcoming Arrow Lake processor, slated for release in 2024, will benefit from a substantial speed boost thanks to PowerVia. In ... (view more)

Fri
02
Jun
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USAF Retracts Claim AI Drone Killed Operator in Sim

The US Air Force (USAF) official who previously claimed that the Air Force conducted a simulated test where an AI drone killed its human operator is now retracting his statement, stating that he "misspoke." USAF's Chief of AI Test and Operations, ... Colonel Tucker "Cinco" Hamilton clarified that the test described was a hypothetical thought experiment rather than an actual simulation carried out by the Air Force. The Royal Aeronautical Society, the organization where Hamilton made the initial statement, confirmed this in an email to Motherboard's vice.com.(Source: vice.com ) Misinterpretation of ... (view more)

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29
May
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Apple to Reveal $3,000 'Mixed Reality' Headset

Apple's highly anticipated mixed reality headset is set to make its debut at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Priced at any eye-watering $3,000, the product is expected to revolutionize the way we experience virtual reality (VR) ... and augmented reality (AR). With its unique features and seamless integration with Apple's ecosystem, the Reality Pro headset promises to be a game-changer. A Paradigm Shift in VR and AR For years, VR and AR have remained separate entities, detached from our everyday devices like smartphones and laptops. Here's the difference between the two: ... (view more)

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