Technology

Australian Police Raid Home of Reported Bitcoin Creator

By Byron Kaye SYDNEY, Dec 9 – Australian Federal Police raided the Sydney home on Wednesday of a man named by Wired magazine as the probable creator of cryptocurrency bitcoin, a Reuters witness said. The property is registered under the Australian electoral role to Craig Steven Wright, whom Wired outed as the likely real identity

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EU: Turkey Violated Freedom of Expression Rights by Blocking YouTube

STRASBOURG, France, Dec. 1 (Reuters) – Turkey violated freedom of expression rights by blocking video platform YouTube for two and a half years, the European Court of Human Rights said on Tuesday. Ankara had blocked access to YouTube between May 2008 and October 2010 on the ground that the website contained some 10 videos which

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Austrian Supreme Court to Decide on Lawsuit Against Facebook

VIENNA, Nov. 23 – Austrian student Max Schrems’s attempt to bring a class-action lawsuit against Facebook over its privacy policies will head to Austria’s Supreme Court to determine whether such collective legal action is allowed, his group said on Monday. The law student has claimed 500 euros ($531) in damages each for the more than

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Facebook Activates “Safety Check” For Nigeria Blasts After Criticism

Nov. 18 – Facebook Inc activated its “Safety Check” feature after deadly blasts in Nigeria late on Tuesday following criticism from users that the social media network was being selective about deploying it. Facebook usually activates the feature, which allows users to mark themselves as safe, after natural disasters, but not bombings or attacks. The

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Anonymous Hackers Declare Cyber War On Daesh

LONDON, Nov. 16 – The Anonymous hackers collective is preparing to unleash waves of cyberattacks on Daesh following the attacks in Paris last week that killed 129 people, it said in a video posted online. A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask said Daesh militants who claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks were “vermin” and

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Mind Your Viewing: TV Networks Open Labs to Study Telly Watching Habits

NEW YORK, Nov 4 (Reuters)  TV networks are trying a new tactic to understand what shows and commercials people like to watch: read their minds. Comcast Corp’s NBCUniversal and Viacom Inc are each opening labs where they will study TV viewers in mock living rooms filled with infrared cameras tracking their biometrics – such things

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Spacewalkers Prepare Station for Space Taxi Parking Spots

CAPE CANAVERAL (Reuters)  Two U.S. astronauts wrapped up nearly seven hours of electrical work and maintenance chores outside the International Space Station on Wednesday, part of an ongoing upgrade to prepare the outpost for new commercial space taxis. Station commander Scott Kelly and flight engineer Kjell Lindgren left the station’s airlock around 1230 GMT, the

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Five Drones to Consider for Your Family This Christmas

  Filed Under: Tech & Science, Drones, Consumer Technology Christmas is in two months, but it’s never too early to brainstorm gift ideas for your family. With the surging popularity of hobbyist drones—more than a million drones are expected to be sold this holiday seaso—perhaps you are considering one for your loved ones. One caveat:

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Apple Issues Free Repairs for MacBooks With Stained Retina Displays

MacBook and MacBook Pro users who have seen their Retina display’s anti-reflective coating wear off, leaving behind blotchy screens, may be entitled to a free repair or a refund. MacRumors, a Apple-focused tech website, reported last Saturday that Apple issued an internal notice of a new quality program to replace any damaged Retina displays for free.

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Hacker Said to Have Breached CIA Official’s Email Releases List of Names, Social Security Numbers

A hacker who claims to have breached the AOL email account of CIA Director John Brennan released email addresses, phone numbers and Social Security numbers supposedly belonging to various government officials and consultants. The purported hacker tweeted an image with personal information of a list of individuals. Some of those on the list have previously worked for

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