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Michaels confirms breaches exposed nearly 3M credit cards

Arts and crafts retail chain says malware at its point-of-sale terminals impacted 2.6 million cards, as well as another 400,000 at Aaron Brothers subsidiary.

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The 404 1,465: Where we drift into la dolce vita (podcast)

On today's 404 episode, Justin and Jeff discover a French law banning work-related e-mails after 6 p.m., why Amazon's "pay to quit" program should replace HR departments, amateur pornographers broadcasting on the Playstation 4, and imagining a day where a pill could replace your passwords.

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Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer at the time of his arrest.

Appeals court overturns conviction of AT&T hacker 'Weev'

A federal appeals court rules that Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer was tried in the wrong state and overturns his conviction under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

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The 404 1,464: Where we come back for seconds (podcast)

On today's episode of The 404 Show, Justin and Jeff chat about a local restaurant that Googles every customer that walks through the door, why young people are actually more likely to leak passwords than baby boomers, a new TV channel airing 24/7 entertainment for your dog, and the story of a kid that gamed Uber for $50,000 in credit!

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Why Twitter is becoming more like Facebook

Twitter's morphed appearance calls to mind another popular social network. And it's the end of an era for 12-year-old Windows XP, but nearly 30 percent of Windows PCs are at risk of running the no-longer-protected system.

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Watch out, journalists: Hackers are after you

Google security experts say that many of the world's largest news organizations are being targeted by hackers that are likely state-sponsored.

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Trustwave sued by banks over Target hack -- report

The lawsuit argues that security firm Trustwave failed to identify and address security issues in the retailer's technology.

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China seeks answers from US over alleged Huawei spying

The NSA reportedly hacked the Chinese telecommunications giant's servers to spy on company executives and government officials. Now, the Chinese government wants to know why.

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NSA's reported Huawei hack gives glimpse of agency's role in 'cyber Cold War'

The latest report based on leaks by Edward Snowden has it that the NSA hacked into the servers of a Chinese router company that had itself been accused by the US of potentially aiding government espionage.

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My, Times Square is looking particularly lush today.

Google Maps hack turns any Street View into an urban jungle

A clever Google Maps hack overlays Street View with vines, trees, grass, and other vegetation for an altered view of reality.

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The 404 1,444: Where we're trapped in a phone booth (podcast)

Why you can still afford to pay for Amazon Prime despite the new price hike, the legendary tale of the most elusive phone booth in the country, and the story of 12 strangers that watched "Gravity" in zero gravity.

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DDoS attack is launched from 162,000 WordPress sites

Using unsuspecting WordPress sites as amplification vectors, a hacker takes down a popular Web site for hours.

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