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Analysts: Credit Card Hacking Goes Much Further Than Target

The holiday season data breach at Target that hit more than 70 million consumers was part of a wide and highly skilled international hacking campaign that's "almost certainly" based in Russia. That's according to a report prepared for federal and private investigators by Dallas-based cybersecurity …

Netflix Flirts With a New Idea: “Big” Movies at Your House, the Same Day They’re in Theaters

Netflix made a splash this year by creating its own TV shows and delivering them over the Web. Now it’s toying with the same idea for movies.<p>This …

Google will soon let Glass users upgrade their hardware and invite their friends to buy one (updated)

Well, that was quick. Shortly after a <i>Financial Times</i> report to the effect, Google has confirmed that it is indeed preparing an invite system that will let current Glass owners invite up to three friends to join its Explorer program and buy a device of their own. The company isn't saying exactly …

How The Government Shutdown Might Ruin Halloween

Market research company IBISWorld predicts that there will be only modest increases in Halloween spending compared with a year due to the government shutdown.<p>Americans will spend far less on Halloween tricks and treats this year than expected because of uncertain economic and political conditions, …

Can Mayors Save the World?

Untangling the theory that local ideas can fix global problems.<p>Reuters<p>People elect a mayor to get the trash off of their sidewalks. Maybe prominent leaders like New York's Michael Bloomberg don’t don coveralls and hop on the 4 a.m. pick-up shift, but they're responsible for making sure someone does …

Bluebird DC50 launch at Beaulieu delayed

The name Bluebird may be synonymous with speed, made as it were by the land speed record car that bore the name the better part of a century ago. But speed doesn't always come without its setbacks.<p>In July we reported on plans to release a pair of high-performance electric vehicles to revive the …

House Votes To Slash $40 Billion From Food Stamp Program

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted Thursday to slash $40 billion from the federal food stamp program.<p>GOP lawmakers cited what they said was widespread abuse of the program, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which is intended to help poor …

House Republicans OK deep reductions in food stamps

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans narrowly approved deep reductions to the food stamp program Thursday that would reduce or eliminate benefits for nearly 4 million Americans, setting up an all but certain showdown with the Senate.<p>GOP leaders yielded to conservative demands to make austere cuts to the …

Number of children blackmailed into webcam sex acts increasing, says report

Children as young as eight are being blackmailed into performing sexual acts on webcams by abusers in increasing numbers, research by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre shows.<p>In a report published on Friday Ceop says it has uncovered a number of children self harming or, in one …