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Explained: Bitcoin and its dramatic plunge in value today

Explained: Bitcoin and its dramatic plunge in value today | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Regardless of your views of the Bitcoin currency, it's become large enough and in enough market flux at the moment that we need to pay it mind. Today news is out that a major Bitcoin ...
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Here's Why Bitcoin's Price Continues to Plunge

Here's Why Bitcoin's Price Continues to Plunge | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Bitcoin plunged by as much as 12% after China's central bank urged investors to take a cautious approach to investing in digital currency.
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The Guardian view on internet privacy: technology can’t fix it | Editorial

The Guardian view on internet privacy: technology can’t fix it | Editorial | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Editorial: ‘This changes everything’ was a marketing slogan that turned out to be true. So how should we live in the changed world?
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Hacking: Truth or treason? - BBC News

Hacking: Truth or treason? - BBC News | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
BBC Newsnight Editor Ian Katz asks if truth trumps all in a world of hacking
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Cybersecurity Trends: Are the Cloud's Days Numbered? - Cloud Computing on Top Tech News

Cybersecurity Trends: Are the Cloud's Days Numbered? - Cloud Computing on Top Tech News | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Are the Cloud's Days Numbered? - Top Tech News https://t.co/FJ61sKVH5y #NN #NetNeutrality #Hacktivism https://t.co/LOy2Lfjanu
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Welcome to Bitcoin, everyone. Don't worry, he'll recover. • /r/Bitcoin

Welcome to Bitcoin, everyone. Don't worry, he'll recover. • /r/Bitcoin | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
reddit: the front page of the internet
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Google Maps now notes if a location is wheelchair accessible

Google Maps now notes if a location is wheelchair accessible | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
"Can I get in the building?" It might not be a question you find yourself asking regularly — but for the 3 million+ wheelchair users in the U.S., it's a..
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Trump Promises a Revelation on Hacking

Trump Promises a Revelation on Hacking | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Mr. Trump said that he knew “things that other people don’t know” and that the information would be revealed “on Tuesday or Wednesday.”
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Evidence of Russian malware found on US electrical company laptop

Evidence of Russian malware found on US electrical company laptop | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
A utilities company in Vermont has detected evidence of Russian malware, according to a report this evening from The Washington Post, which cited anonymous US officials. The code is said t
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Ford’s going to put Alexa in cars starting later this year

Ford’s going to put Alexa in cars starting later this year | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
A lot of car makers are building Alexa skills for their vehicles, but these tend to be about making it possible for car owners to do things like turn on their..
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We're living through the first world cyberwar – but just haven’t called it that | Martin Belam

We're living through the first world cyberwar – but just haven’t called it that | Martin Belam | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Nation states have been attacking each other electronically for a decade or more. Historians will eventually give it a name and a start and end date
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Beyond bitcoin: 4 surprising uses for blockchain

Beyond bitcoin: 4 surprising uses for blockchain | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Blockchain, the technology originally designed to run Bitcoin, could be used to make the world a better place. Here's how.
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Hacked in just six seconds: How criminals only need moments to guess card number and security code

Hacked in just six seconds: How criminals only need moments to guess card number and security code | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Criminals can work out the card number, expiry date and security code for a Visa debit or credit card in as little as six seconds using guesswork, researchers have found.
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Europol enhances cybercrime and internet security cooperation by signing MoU with EURid

Europol enhances cybercrime and internet security cooperation by signing MoU with EURid | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Europol and EURid, the European Commission-appointed internet registry manager for .eu domains, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague on 20 December 2016. The scope of this cooperation is to engage in joint efforts related to fighting cybercrime, to exchange statistical data and trends pertaining to cybercrime, and to commit to cooperate on projects designed to combat cybercrime.

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Reported “backdoor” in WhatsApp is in fact a feature, defenders say

Reported “backdoor” in WhatsApp is in fact a feature, defenders say | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
At issue is the way app behaves when an end user's encryption key changes.
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Documentary ‘Banking on Bitcoin’ to Hit Select Theatres - CryptoCoinsNews

Documentary ‘Banking on Bitcoin’ to Hit Select Theatres - CryptoCoinsNews | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
A new documentary called ‘Banking on Bitcoin’ is to be release in select theatres and VOD on January 6, focusing on the history of money and bitcoin.
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WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages

WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Privacy campaigners criticise WhatsApp vulnerability as a ‘huge threat to freedom of speech’ and warn it could be exploited by government agencies
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In the News: Bitcoin tumbles below $800 amid rumors China to ban currency — Steemit

In the News:  Bitcoin tumbles below $800 amid rumors China to ban currency — Steemit | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Investing.com - Prices of web-based digital currency Bitcoin collapsed  below the $800-level on Wednesday, after… by mrfoot
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US Commerce Department Weighs Blockchain at Washington Event - CoinDesk

US Commerce Department Weighs Blockchain at Washington Event - CoinDesk | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
An event held in Washington, DC, today saw the US Commerce Department speak with blockchain startup executives and technology enthusiasts.
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21 Biggest Cybercriminal Busts Of 2016

21 Biggest Cybercriminal Busts Of 2016 | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
This year has been a tornado of major cyberattacks and hacker arrests. Here, we look back on the 21 most interesting 'cyberbusts' of 2016.
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Bitcoin Price Within $25 of New All-Time High - CoinDesk

Bitcoin Price Within $25 of New All-Time High - CoinDesk | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Bitcoin prices have shot past the $1,100 mark having already risen more than $100 over the course of the day's trading.
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How to Fix the Internet

How to Fix the Internet | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Anonymity has poisoned online life.
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Cyberattack Exposes Law Firms’ Weak Spots

Cyberattack Exposes Law Firms’ Weak Spots | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Major U.S. law firms have become more vigilant in recent years about the risks of cyberattacks, but revelations this week of a major hack on two New York firms are a reminder that the industry remains vulnerable.
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Not Just Bitcoin: The Top 7 Cryptocurrencies All Gained in 2016

Not Just Bitcoin: The Top 7 Cryptocurrencies All Gained in 2016 | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
CoinDesk contributor Frederick Reese gives an overview of trends in the digital currency and digital asset markets during 2016.
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Bitcoin price at record high against pound and euro

Bitcoin price at record high against pound and euro | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Bitcoin has hit a new all-time high against the pound, with the virtual currency now well above the previous record levels of late 2013.
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Could a digital currency bring Africa closer to China?

Could a digital currency bring Africa closer to China? | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Bitcoin start up BitPesa has launched a payment service which they hope will make it easier for African companies to do business with China.
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