Rebekah Jones, Fired Florida Data Scientist, Raises $100K After Cops Stormed Her Home

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Florida man accused of changing Florida Governor's voter registration

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The Florida Governor ran into some trouble when he attempted to cast his ballot Monday, reports the local NBC affiliate , and police are pointing the finger at another Florida man. Officials have accused 20-year-old Anthony Steven Guevara, a resident of Naples, Florida, of altering DeSantis' primary residence in the Florida voter database and thereby changing his polling place. More about Cybersecurity , Florida , Election 2020 , Tech , and Cybersecurity.


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Passwords of Florida County Election Officials Temporarily Exposed

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Login credentials belonging to several Martin County, Florida, election officials were inadvertently exposed by what an election security researcher says was an unsecured backup database that had likely been publicly accessible since 2017.

Eta Is a Hurricane (Again) as It Threatens Florida (Again)

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make it stop hurricane season hurricanes floridaLast week, I kindly asked then-Tropical Storm Eta to go away because it was clearly drunk. It did not listen. Read more.

Florida Plans to Fix Its Mosquito Problem With 750 Million More Mosquitoes

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Hundreds of millions of mosquitos will soon be released in Florida. mosquitoes jurassic world florida dengue zikaOn purpose. The mosquitoes are being released as a form of pest control, but they could wreak havoc on local ecosystems.

Florida's voter registration website failed miserably on night of deadline

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Florida Sheriff Bans Masks As State's Covid-19 Death Toll Breaks New Daily Record

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Billy Woods, the sheriff of central Florida’s Marion County, banned masks for all deputies and visitors to the sheriff’s office starting Tuesday, according to a new report from the Ocala Star Banner —a strange decision to make in the middle of a pandemic that’s still wildly out of control.

Disney World Is Still Reopening This Weekend as Florida's Covid-19 Cases Skyrocket

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Florida is nearing a breaking point. However, that hasn’t stopped Florida leaders from defending Disney’s decision to reopen Disney World Resorts , calling it a “safe environment” for park guests—even though… Read more. disney walt disney world florida coronavirus covid 19 disneyland sars cov 2 theme parks disneys california adventure californiaThe novel coronavirus pandemic has surged across the state, passing 200,000 cases over the July 4 weekend.

Florida Whistleblower Rebekah Jones Turns Herself In 'to Protect Her Family' From Local Police

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Rebekah Jones, the Florida data scientist turned whistleblower who accused state authorities of manipulating covid-19 data, turned herself in to local police on Sunday night to, as she put it , “protect her family” from ongoing police harassment.

A Hunter in Florida Got a Rare Brain Infection From Feral Hogs

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A man’s habit of hunting feral pigs exposed him to a rare brain infection, doctors in Florida say. In a recent case report, they detail how the man developed a serious kind of infection that’s mostly disappeared in the U.S., caused by Brucella bacteria. Read more.

Magic Leap is Giving Away More Hardware Soon, Dev Conference Coming to Florida HQ in May

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The company additionally released dates for its developer conference, LEAP Developer Days, which will be held in May at Magic Leap’s headquarters in Florida. Slated to take place at the company’s Plantation, Florida headquarters, the company says developers should expect “behind-the-scenes access to help accelerate their development and the growth of their businesses.”

Anti-Mask Idiots Rally at Florida Restaurant As State Becomes Covid-19 Epicenter

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Anti-mask advocates rallied over the weekend at a restaurant in Florida, the current covid-19 capital of the world, insisting that no one should wear a mask to fight the spread of the deadly disease. coronavirus covid 19 pandemic idiots florida masks public healthThe rally proves yet again that no amount of infection or death will convince some people to do the right thing and… Read more.

Nearly Two Months After 'Reopening,' Florida Hits 9,000 Coronavirus Cases in a Single Day

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Florida is witnessing a major spike in confirmed covid-19 cases roughly seven weeks after Gov. the sunshine state florida covid 19 coronavirusRick DeSantis announced plans to reopen the state following consultation with the White House. In a single day this week, 8,942 new cases were confirmed, state health officials said on Friday. Read more.

Florida Records 15,000 New Covid-19 Cases in a Day, the Most for Any State During the Pandemic

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Florida broke the nation’s covid-19 single-day case record on Sunday, reporting 15,299 new infections, the most new cases ever reported by a state during the pandemic. coronavirus covid 19 florida texas healthThe news underscores the raging state of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S., proving once again that the virus will not simply “ sort of just disappear … Read more.

Generators help grids stay up through Florida hurricane

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Several OpenSim grids using a Florida-based data center for their hosting have been able to stay up during Hurricane Irma with the help of backup generators. View of Hurricane Irma from space. Image courtesy NASA.). The grids include DigiWorldz, Great Canadian Grid , Genesis Metaverse , The Encore Escape , 3rd Rock Grid and Baller Nation , DigiWorldz founder Terry Ford said in an announcement.

Teen Hacker Charged with Paralyzing Miami Schools in Embarrassingly Simple Cyberattack

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A Florida teenager allegedly used an embarrassingly simple program to launch a series of DDoS attacks that helped shut down one of the nation’s largest school districts for its first three days of virtual classes, the Miami Herald reported this week.

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Epic Games sued by Florida museum over Fortnite destination

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The lawsuit comes after Epic started its own legal war against Apple and Google. Gaming News Epic Games Fortnite

Lockheed Martin Is Getting Sued for Creating an 'Environmental Nightmare' in Florida

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On Monday, lawyers filed two suits against Lockheed Martin. They allege that the weapons manufacturer spawned an “environmental nightmare” by exposing people to toxic chemicals in Orlando. Just in case you needed another reason to fight the military industrial complex. Read more.

A Florida university is making Quidditch a (virtual) realityI.


A Florida university is making Quidditch a (virtual) reality I hold in my hands what looks and feels like a wand from a Harry Potter film. The game—and the wand—were developed by Pat Starace , director of the digital fabrication course at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. But this isn’t one of the cheap replicas you can buy in a souvenir shop. It was 3D-printed right here, in the high-tech workshop where I’m standing.

Florida will release gene-edited mosquitoes into the wild, despite outcry

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Florida online voter registration deadline extended after website crash

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Florida residents protesting mandatory masks is like a 'Parks and Rec' fever dream

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A handful of folks in Palm Beach County, Florida have some. ideas. about not wearing masks. And those ideas touch on everything from "devil love," to the constitution, to Bill Gates needing to be jailed for entirely unclear reasons. The anti-mask crusaders made their voices heard on Tuesday ahead of a vote where the county's board of commissioners would ultimately pass a measure requiring people to wear masks in public. To be clear: This is a good thing.

Virginia Tech, University of Florida, HaptX win $1.5M NSF grant to create full-body haptic feedback for VR and robotics


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It's Iguanas-Falling-Out-of-Trees Cold in Miami

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The weather forecast for South Florida is sunny with a chance of stunned iguanas. weather is happening florida igunas cold

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Historic NASA Launch Platform Will Be Demolished

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Florida based Outer Brain Studios has released their indie VR horror game just in time for the season

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Florida based development studio Outer Brain Studios have released their VR survival horror adventure ORGAN QUARTER. The title is available on Steam (for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift) now. Organ Quarter is a 5–8 hour adventure taking place across a large, nightmarish urban environment.

Contact Lens-Removing Robot Requires More Faith in Technology Than I'll Ever Have

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A Florida man has invented a robot that can insert and remove contact lenses for someone who can’t, although seeing it in… Read more. robots florida man inventor contact lenses health medical gadgets tech consumer tech

“Luke Skywalker” Unveils a New Virtual Reality Program for Pediatric Patients at Florida Hospital


Mark Hamill, known for his depiction of the famous Star Wars character, Luke Skywalker, visited the pediatric patients at the Florida Hospital for Children to introduce a new Virtual Reality program. The new virtual reality program aims to bring entertainment to the pediatric patients at the Florida Hospital for Children. The Florida Hospital also has a Twitter account and they thanked Hamill and his crew who came over to make the kids smile.

A look at Montana 17, a licensed VR Football experience for Google Daydream from small town Florida kid done good Damon Grow.

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Lucie, Florida. So last week was a pretty busy week for me with GDC17, Stanford Sports Innovation Expo, Starters VR In Sports, and general work week things. That all being said I decided to make one more trek into the world of VR networking to check out the VR Gaming Summit put on by SF Beta. As much as I like VR networking it was not what I wanted to do with both Resident Evil VR and Breath Of The Wild at home.

Chris Nikic makes history as first athlete with Down Syndrome to complete Ironman triathlon

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Chris Nikic has been recognized by Guinness World Records after crossing the finish line of the Ironman Florida competition just 14 minutes under the 17 hour cutoff line. More about Florida , Down Syndrome , Triathlon , Ironman , and Culture.

One-Third of All Coronavirus Tests Came Back Positive in Miami-Dade County on Thursday

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One-third of coronavirus tests came back positive for the novel virus in Miami-Dade County, Florida on Thursday, with a 14-day average of 24.87 miami dade miami health coronavirus sars cov 2 pandemic covid 19 florida science covid 19 reopeningpercent, according to CBS News. Even 20 percent would be considered very high. Read more.

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Covid-19 Testing Center Opens on Disney World Property [Updated]

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Massive Twitter hack: 2 teens and a 22-year-old arrested

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a 22-year-old in Orlando, FL, and a minor it declined to identify who is under the custody of local Florida authorities. More about Twitter , Florida , Tech , Social Media Companies , and Cybersecurity. Twitter Florida Tech Social Media Companies Cybersecurity

Three Charged in the Single Worst Hack in Twitter's History [Updated]

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florida boy twitter hack bitcoin graham clarkEarlier this month a number of Twitter accounts belonging to prominent, highly-followed individuals like Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos were compromised , seemingly to defraud strangers out of bitcoin.

This Is How Firefighters Are Preparing to Battle Wildfires During a Pandemic

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The Five Mile Swamp Fire had been burning for nearly three days in the muddy swamps of Florida’s Santa Rosa County when firefighter Mike Facente arrived. wildfire season is year round now coronavirus covid 19 wildfires video floridaThick smoke hung over the area, acrid and pungent in the springtime air. High winds and low humidity aided the fire in growing to 2,000 acres by the time Facente… Read more.

Hong Kong Disneyland Is Closing Again After a Coronavirus Spike of 50 Cases Per Day

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Magic Leap on sale starting from $2295, ships only in the US

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augmented reality AR florida magic leap mixed reality releaseFinally, the day has come. After a lot of words, flying whales, rock throwing guys and a lot of debates, Magic Leap has been released. You can buy it on the company website. Really, in the past years I thought this day would have never arrived… and instead, sometimes the unexpected happens. Let’s start from the bad news: the device is expensive and costs $2295.