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President Foreshadows New Internet Surveillance Proposal During National Security Speech

President Foreshadows New Internet Surveillance Proposal During National Security Speech | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
President Obama gave an influential speech on counter terrorism and national security policy last week, and while much of the media coverage discussed the President remarks on Guantanamo prison and drone strikes, buried in the speech was a line...
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Pentagon to triple its security workforce by 2016

Pentagon to triple its security workforce by 2016 | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently announced the recruitment efforts during a speech in Fort Meade, Md.
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Microsoft's Chaitanya Sareen gets candid on the evolution of Windows 8 - CNET

Microsoft's Chaitanya Sareen gets candid on the evolution of Windows 8 - CNET | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Chaitanya Sareen, who has managed every version of Windows since 7, shares his thoughts with us about the always-evolving state of the desktop operating system.
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IAPP : UMaryland President: Breach Would Have Bankrupted Many Institutions

IAPP : UMaryland President: Breach Would Have Bankrupted Many Institutions | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
By Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP/US, CIPP/E
On Wednesday, representatives from the University of Maryland and Target—organizations that have both suffered large da
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It's 2014 and you can pwn a PC by opening a .RTF in Microsoft Word

It's 2014 and you can pwn a PC by opening a .RTF in Microsoft Word | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Windows giant warns security flaw exploited in wild, but no patch available right now
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Hidden 'Windigo' UNIX ZOMBIES are EVERYWHERE

Hidden 'Windigo' UNIX ZOMBIES are EVERYWHERE | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Check and wipe: The la-la-la-its-not-happening plan is no good
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Why is tiny Tokelau the 3rd largest country domain on the Internet? It's a phishing economy. -- GCN

The .tk domain of Tokelau, a New Zealand island territory with 1,400 people and no airport or seaport, is a primary channel for phishing e-mails from China.
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College Board SAT Partnership | Khan Academy

College Board SAT Partnership | Khan Academy | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Khan Academy is partnering with the College Board, creators of the SAT, to develop free, world-class test prep for the redesigned SAT.
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REPORT: MTGOX SUBPOENAED BY US PROSECUTOR

REPORT: MTGOX SUBPOENAED BY US PROSECUTOR | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
MtGox has been subpoenaed by the U.S....
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Google acquires Spider.io to combat ad fraud

Google acquires Spider.io to combat ad fraud | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Ultimately, Google wants to make as iron-clad as possible the relationship between the metrics it provides to advertisers and the actual number of people who are viewing its ads. Read this article by Don Reisinger on CNET News.
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Get your Bitcoin in cash: World's second Bitcoin ATM to open in Hong Kong

Get your Bitcoin in cash: World's second Bitcoin ATM to open in Hong Kong | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The world's second Bitcoin ATM is due to land in Hong Kong by the end of this month, according to U.S. based software company Robocoin.
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How to delete your Snapchat account

How to delete your Snapchat account | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
After a recent data leak from Snapchat, for some the only answer is to delete your account. Here's how. Read this article by Jason Cipriani on CNET.
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Even Google Employees Are Giving Up On Google Glass

Even Google Employees Are Giving Up On Google Glass | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Google employees are not wearing Google Glass anymore.
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New Linux worm targets routers, cameras, “Internet of things” devices

New Linux worm targets routers, cameras, “Internet of things” devices | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Too many Internet-connected devices run code that's woefully out of date.
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First Phase of TrueCrypt Audit Turns Up No Backdoors | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

First Phase of TrueCrypt Audit Turns Up No Backdoors | Threatpost | The first stop for security news | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The initial phase of the TrueCrypt audit has been released and 11 vulnerabilities were uncovered, but no evidence of a backdoor.
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LinkedIn Sends Cease-and-Desist to Sell Hack Plug-In Maker | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

LinkedIn Sends Cease-and-Desist to Sell Hack Plug-In Maker | Threatpost | The first stop for security news | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
LinkedIn has sent a cease-and-desist letter to the makers of Sell Hack, a browser plug-in that scrapes email addresses associated with social media profiles
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Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne to Keynote Bitcoin 2014 Conference

Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne to Keynote Bitcoin 2014 Conference | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Overstock.com CEO and bitcoin advocate Patrick Byrne will deliver the keynote at the Bitcoin 2014 conference in Amsterdam.
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Seattle Police to Use Facial Recognition Software | TIME

Seattle Police to Use Facial Recognition Software | TIME | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The city will be the largest to implement the technology
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Say hello to Project Tango! - YouTube

Say hello to Project Tango! - YouTube | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Project Tango is an exploration into giving mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion. What if you never found yourself lost in a new bu...
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Security At MtGox Much Worse Than Originally Imagined - Falkvinge on Infopolicy

Security At MtGox Much Worse Than Originally Imagined - Falkvinge on Infopolicy | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
The now-bankrupt bitcoin exchange MtGox appears to have been run on security practices so weak, only an idiot would use them for their luggage.
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Thieves Jam Up Smucker’s, Card Processor — Krebs on Security

Thieves Jam Up Smucker’s, Card Processor — Krebs on Security | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
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JRAT Targets UK and UAE in Payment Certificates Spam Campaign. | Symantec Connect Community

JRAT Targets UK and UAE in Payment Certificates Spam Campaign. | Symantec Connect Community | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
Java remote access Trojan (RAT) campaigns aren’t rare anymore. Their prevalence has increased in the past few years and they have continued to target both enterprises and individuals.
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On Facebook, clicking 'like' can help scammers

On Facebook, clicking 'like' can help scammers | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
It's called "like farming" on Facebook. Those heartstring-tugging posts that try to get you to "like" and "share" aren't always harmless.
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On Facebook, clicking 'like' can help scammers

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Confused about the NSA’s quantum computing project? This MIT computer scientist can explain.

Confused about the NSA’s quantum computing project? This MIT computer scientist can explain. | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
A MIT computer scientist explains quantum computers in plain English.
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How to delete your Snapchat account

How to delete your Snapchat account | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
After a recent data leak from Snapchat, for some the only answer is to delete your account. Here's how. Read this article by Jason Cipriani on CNET.
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Microsoft tweets advice about phishing, but too late to save Skype

Microsoft tweets advice about phishing, but too late to save Skype | Technology by Mike | Scoop.it
I guess it's as good time as any for Microsoft to help internet users learn how to spot a phishing attack. I hope they shared that advice with their colleagues at Skype as well.
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