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Do quantum computers threaten global encryption systems?

<b>The modern world is a house of cards built upon encryption.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of Business<p>The world is not enough<p>Keeping the cyber thieves at bay<p>Nollywood finds its global audience online<p>Thwarting Senegal’s cattle rustlers<p>Can drones tackle wildlife poaching?<p>Make a mobile phone call and …

Bitcoin Is Actually Illegal In California, But That Could Change Soon

Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) wrote the bill that would legalize not just Bitcoin, but all forms of alternative and digital currency, from cryptocurrencies like Litecoin and Dogecoin to rewards points like Starbucks Stars and Amazon Coins, the San Francisco Business Times reports.<p>The …

YouTube Plans To Add Built-In Crowdfunding Capability

Internet<p>A few changes are on the way for YouTube's power users, and perhaps the most exciting feature is a way for video creators to raise money from their fans directly on the site.<p>People who make money from YouTube do so mainly in two ways: advertising, which of course happens on YouTube itself, …

What Bitcoin Users Need To Know About Heartbleed

If you’re using a bitcoin wallet or an online wallet or exchange, Heartbleed could be a very real problem for you and your BTC. Luckily, things have finally settled down after a few days of panic and there are a few very easy ways to ensure you’re protected.<p>First, understand that the core bitcoin …

Bitcoin Could Strengthen The World Economy If Washington Doesn't Destroy It

<i>“You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.”</i> Ayn Rand<p>Sometimes our greatest strengths are also our greatest weaknesses. In the case of Bitcoin, the decentralized nature of the network plays to both sides, creating great freedoms, which in turn create great …

Europe: We don’t know what 5G is yet, but we’re damn sure going to lead the way with it

European Union vice president and digital chief Neelie Kroes is in an unenviable position. She’s trying to convince all of Europe to invest in 5G, …

Automated texts to your girlfriend? There’s an app for that

BroApp allows users to 'outsource their relationships' and spend more time with 'the bros' by sending automated romantic texts to a girlfriend’s phone<p>An app which sends “sweet texts” to the user’s girlfriend in order to give him more time to spend with “the bros” has gone on sale in the <b>Android Play</b> …

Samsung adds biometrics to latest Galaxy smartphone

<b>The next iteration of Samsung's Galaxy smartphone range will feature biometric security, the company has announced.</b><p>In a similar way to Apple's iPhone 5, the main button on the front of the device doubles as a fingerprint scanner used to unlock the device.<p>The S5, which is water and dust-resistant …

S Korea credit card firms punished over data theft

<b>South Korean regulators have punished three credit card companies for their role in the country's largest-ever theft of financial data last month.</b><p>KB Kookmin Bank, Lotte Card and NH Nonghyup Card will each be fined 6 million won (£3,371; $5,640).<p>They will also be banned from issuing new credit cards …

BITCOIN: How It Works, And Why It Could One Day Threaten Legacy Payments Tools Like Credit Cards

Bitcoin offers merchant and individuals an extremely low-cost, virtually frictionless payments system. Value can easily be transferred around the world without transmitting sensitive information that could be used for fraud, and without forcing merchants to pay extortionate transaction fees.<p>But, …

The Economist - World News, Politics, Economics, Business & Finance

<b>Click here to save everything</b>Visit <i>The Economist's</i> Open Future initiative<i>A global conversation on the challenges of the 21st century</i><p>The two-hour …

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24 Iconic Celebrities Photographed During The 1970's

In the 1970's there was certainly a lot of new trends in fashion emerging, but when we look back on patterns, shirts, flares and haircuts some 40 …