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+ - Redbox DVD daily increase

Submitted by SatanClauz
SatanClauz (741416) writes "Just got this email:

New Daily DVD Rental Price

Redbox is making an announcement about its prices today, and we want to make sure that you hear it from us first.

Starting on Monday, October 31, the daily rental charge for DVDs will change to $1.20 a day.* The price change is due to rising operating expenses, including new increases in debit card fees. Daily rental charges for Blu-ray Discs and video games won't change.** Additional-day charges for DVDs rented before 10/31 won't be affected, either.

In order to make the transition easier, Redbox will discount the first day of all online DVD rentals to $1.00 from 10/31 through 11/30. Additional rental days will be $1.20.***

If you have any questions, please visit redbox.com/pricechange. There, we've provided additional information.

This marks our first price change in more than eight years as we work hard to keep prices low for our customers.

Thank you,

Redbox

*Daily rental charge will be $1.27 in Maryland.
**Maryland pricing for Blu-ray and games: $1.59 a day for Blu-ray; $2.12 a day for games.
***Maryland pricing for online reservations: $1.00 the first day, $1.27 for additional days. May not combine offers. Normal rental fees apply after first day."

+ - Cloud Engines Recalls Pogoplug Video File Sharing ->

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SatanClauz
SatanClauz writes "From the CPSC site: " This recall involves the Pogoplug Video file sharing device. The device is a black desktop electronics box, measuring about 2.5 inches wide, 7 inches deep, and 5.5 inches high. It is used to stream and share videos, photos, and music and to provide remote access to files stored on drives attached to the device. The device has the word “Pogoplug” on the side. “Model: Pogoplug Video” is listed on a label on the bottom of the device. Hazard: The unit can overheat or catch fire, emitting excessive heat, sparks, smoke or flames.""
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+ - Kroger rewards program email database breached->

Submitted by SatanClauz
SatanClauz (741416) writes ""We were notified and became aware of unauthorized access to our email list by someone outside our company. We want to assure you that the only information that was obtained were names and email addresses. Unfortunately, this sort of data theft is becoming more common across many industries, and we take it extremely seriously." At least they were smart enough to separate the email db from the rest of customer information! or so they say..."
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+ - 75 computers stolen from Purdue University in Dec.-> 1

Submitted by SatanClauz
SatanClauz (741416) writes "" Purdue University is beefing up security at the campus' computer labs following the theft of 75 computers from two buildings."

Even if the labs were "locked", one only has to be inside of the building to gain access. Utilities that pass through walls are the weakest link here. Unfortunately, having the doors lock from BOTH sides would be a safety issue."

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