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Microsoft joins Google in the fight against revenge porn

The software maker shares tools to help victims of "nonconsensual pornography" and will scrub links from its search engine.

By July 22, 2015

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Federal agent pleads guilty to corruption charges in Silk Road case

A former DEA agent admits to pocketing more than $100,000 worth of bitcoins that he solicited from Ross Ulbricht, founder of the online bazaar for illegal drugs.

By July 2, 2015

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First 'Spectre' trailer hints at 007's deep, dark secrets

The new James Bond film trailer picks up right where "Skyfall" left off, but this time it looks like the film will delve into the hidden darkness of Bond's past.

By March 27, 2015

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Silk Road paid off hackers to keep site running

According to testimony in US federal court, more than a few hackers tried to blackmail the illegal marketplace before it was shut down in 2013 -- and at least two were paid off.

By January 29, 2015

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Your computer and smartphone, held hostage

Cybercriminals are making their attacks personal, remotely locking your computers and smartphones until you pay a hefty ransom.

By January 19, 2015

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Sony to release 'The Interview' after all?

Two days after saying it wouldn't release the controversial film, the movie maker now says it wants to offer customers a way to see it "on a different platform."

By December 19, 2014

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James Bond, license to spill: 'Spectre' script leaked in Sony hack

An early draft of the next 007 outing has leaked a pretty massive spoiler -- but don't worry, we're keeping it top secret.

By December 15, 2014

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Hotelpower, the new site that pinky promises to be cheaper

You don't need a new hotel booking site? Oh, but what about one that will get you a better price? And LIfestyle Cash to spend.

By October 14, 2014

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The 404 1,515: Where this game rocks (podcast)

Finding our own zen moment with "Rock Simulator 2014," digital home security recommendations, pizzerias getting extorted for BitCoin, and why the Internet is so blue, literally!

By June 27, 2014

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New UK cybersecurity training scheme prepares for hackers

Government and business are under constant cyber attack and must learn to "take the hit," says the director of a new cybersecurity training programme.

By June 24, 2014