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2014: The Year of the Hack

We ended this year the same way we rang it in - reeling from cyberattacks. Meanwhile, tech experts forecast doom for the future of privacy.

This will be remembered as the year of the hack.

The tone was set in January as we learned details about the Target credit card breach, along with a Snapchat hack that revealed millions of user phone numbers. Now we're witnessing hackers cripple Sony Pictures Entertainment, stopping the release of CNET Update looks back at a year of cyberattacks, as well as a new Pew Research report on privacy:

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This episode also touches on another stressful topic -- holiday shopping. Amazon launches a one-hour delivery service called Prime Now. But most of us need to get our online orders in by Friday for free shipping in time for Christmas. ( Or Monday if you're feeling brave.)

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