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'Hash Hunters' Web service cracks password hashes for bitcoins

A web service, Hash Hunters, lets users offer a reward payable in Bitcoin to people who can convert a password hash into the original password.

How to see what your Facebook profile looks like to others

Wondering if your private pictures and posts are public? It's easy to find out!

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Google patents 'scroogling,' but it's not all about ads

Mere months after Microsoft launched a blistering ad campaign ripping apart Google's targeted ads, the US Patent Office awards Google a patent for just that.

FAQs about hacks: Everything you need to know about the Syrian Electronic Army

What is the Syrian Electronic Army? What are they after? Should you be scared? Read on for the answers.

New York Times website hacked

Less than two weeks after suffering a prolonged website outage, the New York Times was knocked offline again on Tuesday--apparently as the result of a malicious hacking attack.

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Judge approves $20 million Facebook fund to settle advertising suit

A U.S. judge has approved a $20 million fund for Facebook to settle a class-action advertising suit, despite objections from groups representing minors on the site.

US regulators explore rules for Bitcoin

A Bitcoin trade group met with representatives of several U.S government agencies Monday as regulators debate whether the online currency should comply with currency rules.

AdBlock launches crowdfunding campaign to create ads about blocking ads

The popular AdBlock extension is fighting fire with fire to spread the word to people unaware of its website-killing power.

Facebook Gifts returns to marketing only virtual goodies

Less than a year after launching Facebook Gifts, the social network is dropping physical items from the selection and focusing on gift cards, primarily its own.

Zuckerberg's Internet sharing push draws doubts, praise

After Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a coalition with several other major tech companies to bring the Internet to areas of the globe that remain disconnected, the tech world reacted with a mix of criticism, mockery, doubt and praise.

The comeback kid: How Yahoo, a site your friends never visit, dominates the Internet

comScore's July traffic numbers show Yahoo catapulted to the top of the Internet. But how?

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Creative Commons co-founder wages 'fair use' war over YouTube takedown notice

Creative Commons co-founder Lawrence Lessig has filed a complaint in a U.S federal court after he was forced to take down a YouTube video of his lecture which included clips that depicted groups of people dancing to a copyrighted song.

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MTV Video Music Awards: Where to stream and follow all the hot young talent

This collection of videos, information, and links will put you in the know on all the nominees and their illustrious bodies of work. Or just their bodies.

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Who knew? Privacy is a concern for teenagers, Pew study shows

Half of teenagers have avoided a mobile app due to concerns about personal information, a new Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project survey found

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Illegal downloads surge after the Netherlands blockades Pirate Bay, study finds

Downloading from illegal sources has increased instead of decreased six months after a court ordered ISPs in the Netherlands to block access to The Pirate Bay, according to research from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Tilburg University, released Thursday.