Tech News Today for September 22, 2016

Tech News for September 22, 2016

Yahoo confirmed a data breach today that happened back in 2014 and could affect the acquisition of the company by Verizon. A state-sponsored actor accessed 500 million accounts, which means this could be the largest hack of all time. If your personal information has been compromised, you should have received an email with instructions on what to do, which includes changing your password and security questions, and reviewing your accounts for suspicious activity. Read more at

LinkedIn is putting its acquisition of Lynda from a year and a half ago to new use with its newly launched site called LinkedIn Learning. With 9,000 courses on offer, LinkedIn is presenting a number of subjects including programming, writing, accounting, business management, and more. Much of the content is pulled in from Lynda. Read more at

Lenovo users on Reddit have been reporting that the company is stopping users from running Linux on their machines. Someone proporting to be a Lenovo "product expert" on the Best Buy help site said Microsoft insisted Lenovo not support Linux on "signature edition PCs". Lenovo then responded with an official statment that the company does not intentionally block customers using other operating systems on its devices and is fully committed to providing Linux certifications and installation guidance on a wide range of products, but the computers that the Reddit users were trying to use are not on that Linux supported list. Read more at

Apple wasted no time getting its first beta of iOS 10.1 out the door, and it features an upgrade to the camera functionality that was shown off at the announcement called Portrait Mode for iPhone 7 Plus. This utilizes the dual camera setup to allow for bokeh effects that simulate shallow depth of field effects that can be executed on larger format DSLR cameras. Read more at

A full version of the Minecraft: Education Edition will launch November 1. It will cost $5 a year per student and it will include a companion app that helps teachers build lesson plans in a wide range of subjects from urban planning to ancient history. Read more at

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