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Editor's Pick: Mt. Gox Scrambles for Chap. 11 Cover

Mt. Gox Scrambles for Chap. 11 Cover

Richard Adhikari
02/28/14 1:28 PM PT
Whether Mt. Gox made some really bad mistakes due to growing pains or criminals hacked into its system and pilfered its Bitcoins, the results are the same: Investments and confidence have been lost. "I think [CEO Mark] Karpeles made a mistake in the code he wrote five years ago, and he's just finding that out," remarked F-Secure CRO Mikko Hypponen. [More...]

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Google has added hands-free voice search to the latest beta version of the Chrome Web browser. Users need not have to interrupt messy housework and first wash their hands in order to search for a recipe for homemade glass cleaner, for example. All they need to do is open a new tab or go to the Google homepage, say the words "OK Google," and dictate their search terms. [More...]

Brits Hoovered Yahoo Webcams, Say Snowden Papers
A British intelligence agency indiscriminately collected photos from the webcams of Yahoo users and reportedly stored them on its servers over a period of several years as part of a surveillance program called "Optic Nerve." The operation was run by the UK's NSA counterpart, GCHQ, according to a top secret documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden. [More...]

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