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Bitcoin Thefts Surge, DDoS Hackers Take Millions – InformationWeek “Bitcoin Internet Payment System (BIPS), a Denmark-based Bitcoin payment processor, suffered a denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.” Tags: ddos, bitcoin, cryptography, ITGS, hackers – By dr tech Bitcoin mining malware could be hidden in app, security researchers warn | Technology | theguardian.com “Malwarebytes points to desktop app whose […]

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$10 Cellphones Bring Health Care to Developing World “Each of these community health workers typically works with 100 families, and they used to hand-deliver patient updates to doctors by foot. But by equipping these individuals with $10 cellphones, Medic Mobile helped to create a hub-and-spoke model of health care that’s revolutionized the way millions of […]

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Data Shows Google Robot Cars Are Smoother, Safer Drivers Than People Tags: data, shows, google, robot, cars, peopleandmachines, reliability, ITGS BBC News – View to a skill: The next big education player? “While the Moocs are associated with high-status universities, Alison’s focus is on the vast numbers of people around the world needing to improve […]

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Surgeon Simulator 2013: One Of The Hardest Yet Funniest Simulators Tags: simulations, surgeon, ITGS, reliability, peopleandmachines 3D Printer Bot Creates Perfect Replicas of Classic Paintings | Urbanist “The 3-D imaging method used to create the prints yields an enormous depth map while also capturing exact color. The resulting print has a resolution of 50 microns, […]

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London School of Economics: piracy isn’t killing big content; government needs to be skeptical of entertainment industry claims – Boing Boing “Copyright and Creation, a policy brief from a collection of respected scholars at the rock-ribbed London School of Economics, argues that the evidence shows that piracy isn’t causing any grave harm to the entertainment […]

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NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of web users | World news | The Guardian “The National Security Agency has made repeated attempts to develop attacks against people using Tor, a popular tool designed to protect online anonymity, despite the fact the software is primarily funded and promoted by the US government […]

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Chaos Computer Club claims it can unlock Iphones with fake fingers/cloned fingerprints – Boing Boing “”As we have said now for more than years, fingerprints should not be used to secure anything. You leave them everywhere, and it is far too easy to make fake fingers out of lifted prints.” Tags: chaos, iphones, fingers, fake, […]

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UK Farmers Track Cows’ Behavior by Connecting Them to the Internet Tags: internet, farmers, behavior, ITGS, environment Terms and Conditions May Apply: documentary about abusive license terms, privacy and surveillance – Boing Boing “READ CAREFULLY. By reading this post, you agree, on behalf of your employer, to release me from all obligations and waivers arising […]

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The web giants pumping us for information | Technology | The Observer Tags: web, technology, ITGS, big data, metadata, anonymity, privacy, security SurfEasy Private Browser: Portable USB VPN-Enabled Browser On A Card [Giveaway] Tags: private, browser, portable, usb, ITGS, security How We’re Democratizing Healthcare with Mobile Phones | Health on GOOD “The app then measures […]

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NSA paid tech companies millions to cover cost of PRISM compliance – Boing Boing Tags: nsa, compliance, prism, ITGS, politics and government Already in Use in Canada and India, Iris Scans Get Thumbs-Up in U.S. Government Study | Singularity Hub “But which parts of an individual’s anatomy are truly unchangeable, even as he or she […]

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