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Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox suspends service following huge swing in trading price

Mt. Gox, the largest exchange for buying and selling bitcoins, is temporarily shutting down following an uptick in activity on the site sparked by a massive drop in the digital currency's price.

Bitcoin rival Ripple looks to make waves

The online virtual currency Bitcoin has generated some serious buzz lately, with its value soaring past $200 for the first time this week. Now a smaller player hopes to emerge as a rival by processing transactions faster and giving its users more payment options.

Bitcoin volatility caused by surge in demand, slow software

Bitcoin's roller-coaster price swings on Wednesday were caused by an influx of new buyers and software that couldn't keep up, according to the largest exchange, Mt. Gox.

Critics question wording of Internet freedom bill

Legislation that would make it official U.S. policy to promote a global Internet "free from government control" could restrict the U.S. Federal Communications Commission from using its authority and prevent law enforcement agencies from taking action against cybercriminals, some critics have said.

WikiLeaks launches library with Kissinger-era intelligence cables

WikiLeaks, best known for its release of secret documents pertaining to U.S. activities in current wars, Monday opened an online database of Henry Kissinger-era cables.

Lawmakers to again push Internet freedom resolution

U.S. lawmakers want to make it clear that they're against a takeover of the Internet by the U.N.'s International Telecommunication Union and member governments.

Bitcoin storage service, Instawallet, suffers database attack

An online bitcoin storage service, Instawallet, said Wednesday it is accepting claims for stolen bitcoins after the company's database was fraudulently accessed.

As Mozilla turns 15, Firefox 20 debuts with new privacy features

The new Firefox for Android supports private browsing on a per-tab basis.

Flaw leaves servers vulnerable to denial-of-service attacks

A flaw in the widely used BIND Domain Name System software can be exploited by remote attackers to crash DNS servers and affect the operation of other programs running on the same machines.

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Spamhaus attack overhyped, traffic monitoring service says

Much of the news reporting about the massive denial-of-service attack against anti-spam service Spamhaus over the past week or so went way too far in describing it as creating a slowdown on the Internet itself, says one company monitoring website performance.