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5 Years Later, The Most Surprising Part About Instagram Is That No One’s Ruined It

As Instagram turns 5, we had an exclusive chat with cofounder Kevin Systrom and his design team about how they haven’t ruined it.<p>Today, Instagram turns five years old.<p>Despite being purchased by Facebook (everyone’s love-to-hate social network), despite adding video, despite changing the filters, …

What we know about the spreadsheet a hacker claims to have stolen from CIA director John Brennan’s email account

A hacker claims to have accessed the personal email account of John Brennan, director of the US Central Intelligence Agency. In a Twitter post that is no longer available, the hacker posted an image of what appears to be a spreadsheet containing the personal information of a number of government …

Bitcoin Ponzi scheme operator pleads guilty to securities fraud

He only made out with around $165,000<p>Trendon Shavers pleaded guilty today to operating a Ponzi scheme using the virtual currency bitcoin. The 33-year-old McKinney, Texas native started his own company, Bitcoin Savings & Trust, in 2011 and used it to collect bitcoins from prospective investors over …

Coca-Cola: IRS says $3.3B in back taxes owed

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this story contained a photo that misidentified the World of Coca-Cola museum in Atlanta.</i><p>NEW YORK — Coca-Cola was notified by the IRS that it owes $3.3 billion more in federal taxes, as well as interest, for 2007 to 2009, the company said …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Executive arrested over disappearance of $390 million in Bitcoins

Mark Karpeles, head of collapsed MTGox Bitcoin exchange held by Japanese police<p>Japanese police on Saturday arrested Mark Karpeles, head of the collapsed MtGox Bitcoin exchange, over the disappearance of about $390 (£250 million) worth of the virtual currency, local media said.<p>France-born Karpeles, …

Fraud Still Plagues Medicare's Prescription Drug Program

Fraud and abuse continue to dog Medicare's popular prescription drug program, despite a bevy of initiatives launched to prevent them, according to two new reports by the inspector general of Health and Human Services.<p>Their release follows the arrests of 44 pharmacy owners, doctors and others, who …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

The disastrous events that would break the internet

Could the internet ever be switched off – or destroyed? Chris Baraniuk investigates what it would take to bring down the network we all now rely on.<p>The internet is unbreakable. At least, we think it is. That’s why when something goes extremely viral, such as pictures of Kim Kardashian’s bottom or …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

The disgusting creatures inhabiting your body

Humans are teeming with bugs, including tiny spiders, lice and microbial colonies. Far from being a hazard, however, they are the making of you.<p>We hate to break it you, but you’re not totally human. It’s nothing about you personally. It’s just that more than 90% of the cells in the human body are …

Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

Immunotherapy

Top NASA Scientist: We'll Find Signs of Alien Life 'Within a Decade'

Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASA scientists say.<p>"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years," NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday …

Astronomy

How to access the secret hidden menus on your iPhone or Android phone

So you think you’re a smartphone expert. You know your iPhone or Android phone inside and out and you constantly help your friends and family with …

The disturbing truth behind the Premera, Anthem attacks | FierceHealthcare

As details continue to emerge following the recent hack attacks on payers Anthem and Premera--in which information for close to 90 million consumers …

Bitcoin named by banks as major threat, MasterCard agrees

The British Banking Association has recently published the report “Digital Disruption: UK Banking Report” which focuses on the rise, challenge and …

If you love Bitcoin and privacy, you need to check out Wiper

Most messaging apps promise to deliver text, video, or audio to their intended recipients and leave it at that. The users have no say in what happens …

Interest in Bitcoin Grows on Wall Street

Corporate America is gradually warming to bitcoin.<p>Amid a slew of deals involving prominent finance and tech companies lie signs that the U.S. business establishment is exploring innovative new enterprise uses for digital currencies. They are making early, tentative bets that the so-called …

Wall Street

Bitcoin blockchain exploitation could allow for malware spreading

Bitcoin's blockchain can do more than store transactions, according to new research from Kaspersky that demonstrates the way in which the …

Bitcoin: Blockchain could become 'safe haven' for hosting child sexual abuse images

The blockchain, the public ledger of transactions in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, could be used as a safe haven for hosting illegal data, …

Bitcoin Around the World: Turkey - Inside Bitcoins - News, Price, Events

When one looks at a map of the world, it might seem a little odd that Europe and Asia are considered to be two separate continents. The distinction …

DEA agent arrested for stealing Silk Road bitcoins also orchestrated murder-for-hire scheme

The former undercover federal agent who was arrested on Friday for allegedly stealing bitcoins from the online black market Silk Road also helped …

Bitcoin as a Smart Contract Platform

<i>Distributed Ledger Platforms may be Getting All the Hype but the architecture of Bitcoin is more sophisticated than many people realise</i><p>I was a guest …

Book Review – The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order | The Freedom Pub

Science Director at The Heartland Institute<p>Jay Lehr, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned speaker, scientist, and author who has testified before …

Federal Agents Face Arrest for Alleged Silk Road Bitcoin Theft

Two federal agents who took part in the US government's efforts to take down illicit online black market Silk Road have been charged with fraud for …

Bitcoin Entrepreneur Charlie Shrem Reports to Prison

Undercover agents 'stole Bitcoin' while investigating Silk Road

US Department of Justice alleges that Carl Mark Force and Shaun Bridges kept a large amount of the Bitcoin from undercover transactions<p>Two undercover federal agents in the investigation of Bitcoin market Silk Road extorted and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of the virtual currency for …

Boeing's 'force field': The newest idea in IED defense; here are 6 more

Boeing got the attention of a lot of tech blogs Monday when it was discovered the aerospace company had patented what looks to be a science …

How I Made a Homemade Ice Light for Less Than $30

The Ice Light is “a portable, dimmable, daylight balanced, continuous LED light source with a built in battery” that costs $450. In this post I will …

Home Depot

Welsh Taxi Driver Photographs His Diverse Passengers

The job of a taxi driver is not limited to the safe transportation of people from one location to another. Willing to lend their ears to candid …

Street Photography