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3 Things You Need to Know Today: April 11, 2014

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Friday’s here! We made it. Soak in some of what everyone might be talking about today, then relax with a couple of videos that we loved this week…


Heartbleed Security Bug is No Joke: Is Your Info Vulnerable?
Get ready to change your passwords. Experts have been warning Internet users of the bug “Heartbleed” which can potentially expose private data you give all kinds of websites–meaning things like your usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers. They say it’s affecting 66 percent of sites on the web, and the problem is, there isn’t a whole lot you can do about it other than change your passwords wherever privacy is an issue, and wait for each site to fix it. Google has said they’ve already taken care of the problem; Yahoo is working on a fix. Photo: Huffington Post


Senate Republicans Block Bill for Equal Pay for Women
The highly publicized Paycheck Fairness Act, which would allow for greater recourse for pay inequality, was introduced by Senate Democrats but blocked by the GOP Wednesday. Democrats promptly pummeled Republicans for being “out of touch,” to quote Sen. Chuck Schumer. Republicans fired back, with Sen. John Thune accusing Democrats of using the entire bill as a distraction to “get a headline.” Let’s hear it for progress! Photo: Politico/AP


Fake or Real? Dutch Reporter Falls Off Boat During Interview
A reporter in the Netherlands fell off a boat while interviewing a public official on camera… but was it just a stunt? Some say her positioning and reaction were just a little too convenient, but it’ll make you chuckle nevertheless.

And those videos I mentioned…


78-Year-Old Grandma Loves Riding Rollercoasters
Dutch grandmother Ria Van den Brand is today’s example of being awesome and living in the moment.


World’s Cutest Judo Fight Ends in Draw… and Awwws.
Admit it, your heart melted.

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