CryptoKitties, a game about digital cats, is bringing cryptocurrencies to the mainstream

A flood of demand in buying and selling digital cats brought cryptocurrency Ethereum to a crawl last week after unexpected demand clogged up the network. The cats being sold, called CryptoKitties, ended up making up 25 percent of Ethereum’s demand and earned the host site 4.5 million page views about a week after the digital cats launched.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/14/cryptokitties-game-about-digital-cats-is-bringing-cryptocurrencies-to-mainstream.html

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Internet Pioneers Urge Cancellation of Net Neutrality Repeal Vote


A group of 21 leading technology pioneers this week penned an open letter to key congressional leaders asking them to pressure FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to cancel Thursday’s planned vote to repeal Net neutrality. The process is severely flawed, they argued, and a rules repeal poses an imminent threat to the Internet. The FCC proposal seeks to rescind Obama-era regulations that treat Internet access providers like utilities, protecting consumers and rival services from preference of one content service over another.

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Heartbreaking video of starving polar bear stirs controversy among conservationists

A video of a starving polar bear recently went viral, tugging at viewers’ heartstrings as the emaciated creature makes its way across an iceless wasteland. Some experts, however, say that the video, which has been seen by millions of people, may not be all that it seems.

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Intel Reportedly Cutting ‘Intel Inside’ Spending, Could Drive Higher PC Prices

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A new report suggests Intel will sharply reduce its advertising cost-matching as it pivots to new markets like the Internet of Things, data centers, and cloud services.

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Video purportedly shows diver's terrifying encounter with great white shark

A video that purportedly shows a diver’s terrifying encounter with a massive great white shark has gone viral.

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Tragedy as famous daredevil climber plunges to death from well-known skyscraper

A daredevil climber was attempting to scale a 62-story skyscraper in China when he plunged to his death, according to media reports.

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'Jaws' spotted? Massive great white shark sighted off Australian coast

A massive great white shark has been spotted off the coast of a popular beach in Western Australia, one that may be between 15 and 20 feet long, or nearly the size of the fictional shark in “Jaws.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/11/jaws-spotted-massive-great-white-shark-sighted-off-australian-coast.html

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Uber paid hacker $100G to keep data breach last year a secret

A 20-year-old Florida man, responsible for the data breach at Uber last year, was paid $100,000 to destroy the information through a “bug bounty” program, Reuters reported.

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Lawyer: Swede convicted of 'online' rape will appeal

A Swede convicted of rape over the internet after coercing teenagers in Canada, Britain and the United States to perform sexual acts in front of webcams, will appeal the verdict.

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Redditors don’t read what they vote on, according to a new study

A new study has found that almost three-quarters of posts to Reddit are voted on by users who haven’t actually clicked through, and many visitors to the site merely scan through headlines.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/01/redditors-don-t-read-what-vote-on-according-to-new-study.html

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China seeks ultimate weapon of warfare

A research arm of the U.S. intelligence community just wrapped up a competition to see who could develop the best facial recognition technology. The challenge: identify as many passengers as possible walking on an aircraft boarding ramp.

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Knocking Trump off Twitter was a 'mistake,' ex-employee says

A former Twitter employee who stunned the world earlier this month by deactivating President Donald Trump’s account for 11 minutes has now stepped forward.

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Canadian 'hacker-for-hire' pleads guilty in Yahoo breach

A Canadian man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from a massive breach at Yahoo that authorities say was directed by two Russian intelligence agents and affected at least a half billion user accounts.

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750 Raspberry Pis Turned Into Supercomputer for Los Alamos National Laboratory

A new project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s High Performance Computing Division seeks to make supercomputers more accessible with a little help from some Raspberry Pi clusters.

The post 750 Raspberry Pis Turned Into Supercomputer for Los Alamos National Laboratory appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Drone drops leaflets over football stadiums, raising security concerns

A drone pilot was arrested Sunday afternoon after he sent his drone over football stadiums in Santa Clara and Oakland and dropped anti-media leaflets, raising safety fears over such future stunts involving drones.

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Hackers putting porn on ISIS propaganda sites, report says

A group of Iraqi computer hackers have launched a cyberoperation against the ISIS terror group by slipping pornographic images into its official communication channels, according to a report published this week.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/24/hackers-putting-porn-on-isis-propaganda-sites-report-says.html

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Hacker targets Sacramento Regional Transit, deletes 30 million files in ransomware attack

A hacker hit Sacramento Regional Transit over the weekend, deleting about 30 million files in a ransomware attack.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/21/hacker-targets-sacramento-regional-transit-deletes-30-million-files-in-ransomware-attack.html

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