The Morning After: Friday, October 13th 2017

The Morning After: Friday, October 13th 2017
From Engadget - October 13, 2017

I do not recognize myself on social media anymore.
Fear of the US government led me to censor myself on Twitter

Reviews Editor Cherlynn Low discusses the Department of Homeland Security's modified system of records, and how it would allow the DHS, Border Patrol and other immigration authorities to collect social media handles as part of an individual's official record. Working in the US on a visa, she was immediately worried about how it would affect her standing -- and it's already changed how she uses social media.

Free tickets, travel and gadgets.Win a trip to LA and two tickets to the Engadget Experience

Next month we are hosting a series of futuristic art installations and panels, bringing together the brightest minds in art and technology. To make the Engadget Experience happen, we gave out $100,000 apiece to five visionaries making art out of VR, artificial intelligence and even search results. We are so excited to showcase our winners at LA's Ace Hotel on November 14th. Tickets are on sale now, but one lucky reader can win two free tickets -- plus a boatload of other stuff. We are also throwing in a two-night stay at the Ace Hotel, a $1,000 airfare stipend and a collection of gadgets that includes a Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Gear VR and more. Enter here to win -- good luck!

It was not a hack, but it was not good either.
Malicious code spotted on Equifax's website

As if the company did not have enough problems, a malicious Flash pop-up appeared on its customer site. An Equifax rep said the company's website was not compromised, and the errant Flash downloader came from one of its vendors' code -- but it raised concerns of another hacker attack. According to Equifax: "Since we learned of the issue, the vendor's code was removed from the webpage and we have taken the webpage offline to conduct further analysis."

Moving forward.
Richard Branson and Virgin join forces with Hyperloop One

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