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Germany plans tax on bitcoin after virtual currency recognised as 'private money' - Telegraph

Germany plans tax on bitcoin after virtual currency recognised as 'private money' - Telegraph | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Germany is to impose a 25pc capital gains tax on Bitcoin transactions following a ruling that the virtual currency is a form of money.
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Bitcoin Will Never Be a Currency—It’s Something Way Weirder

Bitcoin Will Never Be a Currency—It’s Something Way Weirder | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
A new kind of hedge fund bets that bitcoin is way more valuable if you don't think about it mainly as money.
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Connected Devices Give Spies a Powerful New Way to Surveil

Connected Devices Give Spies a Powerful New Way to Surveil | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Opinion: A pair of Israeli security researchers argue that the advent of connected home devices presents a new opportunity for spy agencies.
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Court rules against man who was forced to fingerprint-unlock his phone

Court rules against man who was forced to fingerprint-unlock his phone | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Unlocking a phone like this "is no more testimonial than furnishing a blood sample."
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Bitcoin Trading Faces Greater Scrutiny in China

Bitcoin Trading Faces Greater Scrutiny in China | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
In a development that could hurt bitcoin trading in its biggest market, Chinese regulators say two bitcoin exchanges improperly engaged in margin financing and failed to impose controls to prevent money laundering.
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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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ProtonMail launches Tor hidden service to dodge totalitarian censorship

ProtonMail launches Tor hidden service to dodge totalitarian censorship | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Known oppressive regimes including Egypt, and er... the UK? Oh, the IP Act i
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Intelligence bill drops FBI bid to read Americans' browser history, email records

Intelligence bill drops FBI bid to read Americans' browser history, email records | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
The provision would have expanded the FBI's powers to use national security letters to grab Americans' browsing histories without a court order.
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Why You Shouldn’t Invest in Bitcoin

Why You Shouldn’t Invest in Bitcoin | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Bitcoins price rose to near all-time highs this week. Here's our advice on whether you should invest in the popular cryptocurrency.
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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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