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Bitcoin hacks take over $650k as two exchanges admit break-ins

Bitcoin hacks take over $650k as two exchanges admit break-ins

Bitcoin hackers have claimed two more victims, with exchange Flexcoin announcing its virtual vault has been drained and that it will be ceasing operations immediately, while Poloneix confessed a security lapse of its own. "On March 2nd 2014 Flexcoin was attacked and robbed of all coins in the hot wallet" the company announced. "The attacker made off with 896 BTC," Flexcoin says, which works out to around $600,000 at today's rate.

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NSA tight-lipped on webcam spy role as privacy advocates seethe

NSA tight-lipped on webcam spy role as privacy advocates seethe

The NSA has refused to detail exactly how much access to secret Yahoo webcam surveillance that snapped photos of millions of unwitting video chatters, including those involved in adult activities, as demands from privacy regulators for more transparency in monitoring increase in volume. Allegations earlier this week that a clandestine UK scheme run by GCHQ tapped into millions of Yahoo webcam streams and recorded numerous still images to create a vast virtual "mugshot" book of potential terrorists, with technical assistance from the US' NSA in setting up the system, has reawakened criticism of the federal agency after moves by President Obama to try to dampen down what have been seen as overly intrusive methods.

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Snapchat hack sends photos of smoothies to friends list

Snapchat hack sends photos of smoothies to friends list

If you are an avid user of the app Snapchat, you are familiar with hacks and other issue that make the app not so secure. One of the big issues in the past were hacks that allowed people to save the pictures that you sent them indefinitely. If it was something mundane like a shot of your lunch, perhaps not such a big deal. If it was a racy photo of something else, saving it could be a big deal indeed.

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As coffee brewing methods go, this one’s super-geeky

As coffee brewing methods go, this one’s super-geeky

Coffee can be super-geeky when you want it to be. Not everyone is content with Nespresso or Keurig, but while drip methods can be simple and still deliver far greater results, winning awards for your brewing takes a little extra work. 2014 North East Brewers Cup champion Todd Carmichael has one such method, snatching first prize with a convoluted but fun double-filtering system that's likely to prove divisive for coffee enthusiasts. Check out the video after the cut.

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