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First Heartbleed attack reported; taxpayer data stolen

Canadian police arrest a man they say used the notorious bug to nab about 900 social insurance numbers, along with other possible data.

By April 16, 2014

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Russian hackers behind $50 million IRS scheme, report says

The hackers used data stolen from the IRS to file fraudulent tax returns and received $50 million before they were caught, according to the report.

By May 29, 2015

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Senators to IRS: Don't snoop on taxpayers' private messages

A dozen senators, including Democrats and Republicans, want the IRS to pledge publicly not to snoop on Americans' Twitter and Facebook messages and other correspondence without a warrant.

By April 17, 2013

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IRS remains mum on taxpayers' e-mail privacy rights

The IRS is not answering questions about internal documents showing the agency believes Americans have "generally no privacy" in their e-mail, Facebook chats, and Twitter direct messages.

By April 15, 2013

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Space smells awful or awesome, depending where you're floating

There's nothing quite like the smell of space in the morning... until you realize there's no real bacon to go with the scent of it.

By March 5, 2015

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TurboTax back to full speed after fraud concerns

Software maker Intuit had shut down the filing of state income tax returns via TurboTax due to worries over "suspicious" filings. But the company says there was no breach and filings have resumed.

By February 7, 2015

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Elon Musk thinks you could travel to Mars really soon

The SpaceX founder hopes to put humans on Mars in the mid-2020s, but that's just the first tiny baby step toward creating his vision of a Martian metropolis.

By October 3, 2014

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Assange dubs Google 'privatized NSA,' pillories Eric Schmidt

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange doesn't let the walls of the Ecuadorian embassy in London stop him from criticizing on the Google exec for allegedly collaborating with the US.

By September 24, 2014

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NASA's Mars rocket to launch on maiden voyage in 2018

The world's most powerful rocket, designed to carry humans to Mars, is scheduled for a test launch in 2018.

By August 27, 2014

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Wikileaks' Julian Assange: I'm still here

Two years after he took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, lawyers for the controversial Wikileaks honcho rally for another attempt to secure his freedom.

By June 18, 2014