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Link between 'Satoshi' bitcoin account and the Silk Road dissolves

Israeli researchers defend their paper, while the real account holder blamed sloppy research.

Google maps airports, train and subway stations with Street View update

The images mark Google's first efforts to map global transit hubs.

Oops -- YouTube's new commenting system actually increased spam

That's unfortunate, since YouTube says it put the new system in place to clean up spam on its website.

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Can a celebrity news team help revive Yahoo?

TV news anchor Katie Couric is the latest high profile journalist to join Yahoo's staff.

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Did Satoshi Nakamoto transfer 1,000 bitcoins to the Silk Road?

Mystery surrounds a sizable transfer in March between an early bitcoin account and the underground marketplace.

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Bitcoin gets new friends, but still a bit player

The digital currency is gaining in legitimacy with new supporters.

AdBlock Plus erases YouTube's clutter and contentious Google+ comments

If you don't like YouTube's move to Google+ comments, you'll love AdBlock Plus's latest banhammer.

Legal ruling

Silk Road defendant deemed flight risk, denied bail

Ross William Ulbricht will remain behind bars as he awaits trial for allegedly running the underground online drugs marketplace.

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'Encrypt everything:' Google's answer to government surveillance is catching on

And the Giants of the Web seems to agree in the wake of recent NSA spying revelations. Lock it all down!

Google Chrome experiment takes you on a stunning tour of Tolkien's Middle-earth

If you ever wanted to explore Rivendell or battle the monsters of Trollshaw Forest or Dol Guldur, now's you're chance.

Pinterest

Pinterest tackles mapping with Place Pins

Pinterest is tweaking its service to make it easier for users to plan trips and locate content with location-based pins

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Microsoft Store now selling snarky anti-Google 'Scroogled' mugs and T-shirts

"Keep calm while we steal your data!" the gear cries, below a Chrome logo. Keep it classy, Microsoft.

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US agencies see some benefits in virtual currencies

Justice Department officials say virtual currencies like Bitcoin may "have the potential to promote more efficient global commerce" but still associate it with illegal activities.

Google to warn users of 13,000 search terms associated with child pornography

Google will display warnings above the search results for 13,000 terms it believes are associated with more explicit child sexual abuse terms.

ICANN 'coalition' created to tackle concerns about the future of the Internet

ICANN has set up a panel, consisting of people in government, civil society, the private sector, the technical community and international organizations, to address concerns about the governance of the Internet.