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Google Won't Approve Glass Apps That Recognize People's Faces… For Now

Google Won't Approve Glass Apps That Recognize People's Faces… For Now | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
The potential creep factor of Google Glass is something that the search giant has to mitigate as best it can if it wants that kooky head-worn display to become a mass-market sensation (and even that may not be enough), but a recent announcement...
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Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. At least for now Google is opting to protect our privacy - hopefully they'll hold to this...

Lauren Scime's curator insight, June 4, 2013 4:58 AM

Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should - At least for now Google is opting in favor of privacy over voyerism with its Google Glass...let's hope they stick to their guns here...

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Citing encryption, FBI lobbying to keep phone metadata spying powers

Citing encryption, FBI lobbying to keep phone metadata spying powers | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
The law that the Obama administration cites to allow bulk telephone metadata collection expires on June 1, and the FBI has already begun lobbying to keep Section 215 of the Patriot Act from expiring.
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Spam Uses Default Passwords to Hack Routers — Krebs on Security

Spam Uses Default Passwords to Hack Routers — Krebs on Security | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Interesting phishing campaign uses default credentials to hijack router DNS settings http://t.co/scCd3WMX0c
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Google Builds An AI That Can Learn And Master Video Games

Google Builds An AI That Can Learn And Master Video Games | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
 Google has built an artificial intelligence system that can learn – and become amazing at – video games all on its own, given no commands but a simple instruction to play titles.
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WordPress CEO: We Haven't Given Up on Bitcoin - CoinDesk

WordPress CEO: We Haven't Given Up on Bitcoin - CoinDesk | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
WordPress co-founding developer Matt Mullenweg says his company hasn't given up on bitcoin, despite its disappearance from his platform's checkout page.
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Obama to create new cyber threat center - Washington Times

Obama to create new cyber threat center - Washington Times | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
President Obama on Wednesday said he’ll establish a new “Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center” aimed at coordinating ongoing federal efforts to counter hackers and other cyber threats aimed at the U.S.
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The growth of cyber crime and why it may take a Manhattan Project-scale ... - National Post

The growth of cyber crime and why it may take a Manhattan Project-scale ... - National Post | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
The question is what can we do to stop the spies and cyber criminals? Marc Goodman, a former cop who specializes in technology, attempts an answer in his new book
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NSA chief declines comment on spyware reports - CNBC

NSA chief declines comment on spyware reports - CNBC | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Navy Admiral Michael Rogers declined to comment Monday on reports about U.S. implanting spyware for surveillance purposes.
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As Homeland Security Steps Up Cybercrime Fight, Tech Industry Wary - NPR (blog)

As Homeland Security Steps Up Cybercrime Fight, Tech Industry Wary - NPR (blog) | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
The Department of Homeland Security, an agency repeatedly criticized for internal mismanagement and bloat, is the cornerstone of the new White House initiative to fight cybercrime.
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Snowden: Spy Agencies ‘Screwed All of Us’ in Hacking Crypto Keys

Snowden: Spy Agencies ‘Screwed All of Us’ in Hacking Crypto Keys | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden didn’t mince words during a Reddit Ask Me Anything session on Monday when he said the NSA and the British spy agency GCHQ had “screwed all of us” when it hacked into the Dutch firm Gemalto to steal cryptographic...
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Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right.

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all find a preference for old-fashioned print.
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‘DarkLeaks’ Black Market — Anonymously Selling Secrets for Bitcoins

‘DarkLeaks’ Black Market — Anonymously Selling Secrets for Bitcoins | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Anyone can now Sell Secrets for Bitcoins Anonymously on DarkLeaks underground black market website.
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Interview: The Evolution Of a Veteran Dark Market Dweller #2 - Deep Dot Web

Interview: The Evolution Of a Veteran Dark Market Dweller #2 - Deep Dot Web | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
The second part in a 3 parts series - the other parts are available here: #VeteranDarkMarketDweller ...
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CNN Money Introduces Bitcoin Ticker XBT - newsBTC

CNN Money Introduces Bitcoin Ticker XBT - newsBTC | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
World’s largest business news website CNN Money recently launched a new and insightful Bitcoin Ticker XBT
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Watchdog says spyware violates human rights guidelines

Watchdog says spyware violates human rights guidelines | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
If you think that commercial software designed to spy on computers is problematic, you're not alone. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Devel
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Is Bitcoin Speculative Foolery or a Financial Services Breakthrough? - Entrepreneur

Is Bitcoin Speculative Foolery or a Financial Services Breakthrough? - Entrepreneur | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
The author of 'The Bitcoin Big Bang' on what entrepreneurs need to know about the budding digital currency.
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Boston Fed Researchers: We're Bullish on Bitcoin as a Technology - CoinDesk

Boston Fed Researchers: We're Bullish on Bitcoin as a Technology - CoinDesk | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
CoinDesk speaks with researchers from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to learn more about their thoughts on bitcoin and its role in payments tech.
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Forget Big Data -- Small Data Is Driving The Internet Of Things - Forbes

Forget Big Data -- Small Data Is Driving The Internet Of Things - Forbes | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
When people talk about the Internet of Things (IoT) they tend to think about big data technologies like Hadoop where petabyte size datasets are stored and analyzed for both known and unknown patterns.
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BitBeat: For Bitcoin, Some Good Press, Finally - Wall Street Journal (blog)

BitBeat: For Bitcoin, Some Good Press, Finally - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Bitcoin, the six-year-old fledgling cryptocurrency with an image problem, will be getting a makeover.
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Hackers encrypt Midlothian Police DataBase with Cryptoware and get paid to decrypt it

Hackers encrypt Midlothian Police DataBase with Cryptoware and get paid to decrypt it | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Hackers use Cryptoware ransomware to encrypt Midlothian Police Department Database and get paid by the Police to decrypt it
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BitchCoin: A New Cryptocurrency for Buying Art and Investing in the Artist

BitchCoin: A New Cryptocurrency for Buying Art and Investing in the Artist | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
What would happen if you were to invest in the artist instead of the art itself?
The post BitchCoin: A New Cryptocurrency for Buying Art and Investing in the Artist appeared first on WIRED.
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Why Firmware Is So Vulnerable to Hacking, and What Can Be Done About It

Why Firmware Is So Vulnerable to Hacking, and What Can Be Done About It | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
When Kaspersky Lab revealed last week that it had uncovered a sophisticated piece of malware designed to plant malicious code inside the firmware of computers, it should have surprised no one.
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SGI extends deadline for facial recognition service bids - Biometric Update

SGI extended its deadline to submit proposals to provide facial recognition services for the provincial driver’s licence and identification card services.
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Mt Gox Robbery an Inside Job, Report Suggests | PYMNTS.com

Mt Gox Robbery an Inside Job, Report Suggests | PYMNTS.com | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
New evidence suggests the downfall of the Tokyo based Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox might have been an inside job executed by an automated bot. According to a
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The Darknet Isn't Just for Dark Deals

The Darknet Isn't Just for Dark Deals | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
When discussing the darknet, the focus has shifted from its use as infrastructure for malware communication to the hidden services it offers.
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Computer Security Flaw, 'Breakthrough' NSA spyware shows deep grasp of hard drives

Computer Security Flaw, 'Breakthrough' NSA spyware shows deep grasp of hard drives | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
NSA is the leading intelligence company that receive appreciations from mass surveillance agency by embedding spywares to hard drives.
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