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Bitcoin biggest bubble in history, says economist who predicted 2008 crash

The economist credited with predicting the 2008 global financial crisis said a 12% fall in the value of bitcoin on Friday was the latest proof that the cryptocurrency was the biggest bubble in history and destined for a crash.<p>Nouriel Roubini, professor of economics at New York University, said …

Cryptocurrencies

Apparently a Way of Hacking ATMs Called 'Jackpotting' Has Spread to the US

ATM manufacturers are warning that criminals are hacking into their devices using a method called “jackpotting”that has recently spread to the U.S. …

Everything you need to know about the federal government shutdown

<b>(CNN) —</b> Good morning! Your federal government is officially shut down. Wonder how it all affects you? We've got <b>everything you need to know</b> about it in this special Saturday edition of CNN's 5 Things newsletter. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox every …

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New security service from Cloudflare hopes to kill the VPN once and for all

Remote workers or business travelers have long been familiar with the travails of working through virtual-private network software, but Cloudflare …

Edward Snowden Tweeted Support For A Journalist Who Exposed A Breach In India's Controversial Biometric Program

The US NSA whistleblower said the Indian government agency responsible for the country's controversial Aadhaar program should be held responsible for putting the privacy of more than a billion Indians at risk.<p>Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower, has …

Microsoft releases PowerShell script to check if your PC is vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre

In the wake of the Meltdown and Spectre chip bug revelations, people around the world are wondering whether or not they are affected. Bearing in mind …

This AI-Fortified Bot Will Build the First Homes for Humans on Mars

When humans are finally ready to relocate civilization to Mars, they won’t be able to do it alone. They’ll need trusted specialists with encyclopedic …

127 tech firms team up against Trump's immigration ban (updated)

Google, Apple and more filed a brief supporting lawsuits against it.<p>As expected, Intel, Google, Microsoft, Apple and 93 other tech firms have filed an amicus brief in support of lawsuits against President Donald Trump's executive order barring immigrants from seven countries. "The Executive Order …

LG's G6 invite drops more hints about the 'Big Screen' phone

With the Galaxy S8 missing MWC, LG could capitalize.<p>As usual, LG is continuing to slowly drop hints about its big product unveiling ahead of Mobile World Congress 2017 next month. Our official invite to the launch event for its next flagship mobile phone has arrived and positions the G6 as having a …

Mobile Technology

Hacker Claims He Hacked 150,000 Printers to 'Raise Awareness' About Hacking

Over the weekend, a hacker who goes by the name Stackoverflowin claimed he hacked 150,000 insecure printers in an effort “to raise everyone’s …

5 Takeaways From Cisco's Big Cybersecurity Report

Companies are still using outdated technology leaving them prone to cyber attacks, security researchers are losing their confidence, and hackers are …

How software developers helped end the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone

A team of open source software developers solved the problem that most urgently needed solving: distributing wages to healthcare workers<p>Little known to the rest of the world, a team of open source software developers played a small but integral part in helping to stop the spread of Ebola in Sierra …

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