Robocoin rolling out first bitcoin ATM in the US

Robocoin rolling out first bitcoin ATM in the US

Call it the dawn of the bitcoin ATM. In Austin, Texas, on Thursday, Robocoin is unveiling the first of what it intends to be many bitcoin ATMs around the world, including at least seven in the United States by May. “We will be all over the world before end of spring,” CEO Jordan Kelley told CNBC. The ATMs are being manufactured in Arizona, and the company has the ability to make 200 to 250 units per month. Bitcoin is the cryptocurrency that’s not backed by the U.S. or other governments, isn’t backed by banks, and has...

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Apple security flaw……

Apple security flaw……

A major flaw in Apple Inc software for mobile devices could allow hackers to intercept email and other communications that are meant to be encrypted, the company said on Friday, and experts said Mac computers were even more exposed. If attackers have access to a mobile user’s network, such as by sharing the same unsecured wireless service offered by a restaurant, they could see or alter exchanges between the user and protected sites such as Gmail and Facebook. Governments with access to telecom carrier data could do the same. (Read...

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DHS cancels plan to collect license plate data

DHS cancels plan to collect license plate data

A plan by the Department of Homeland Security to establish a national license-plate recognition database to collect information from commercial and law enforcement tag readers has been abruptly canceled after concerns were raised over privacy and how the data might be scrutinized. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the agency recently issued a solicitation notice seeking bids for the database project, which would collect data from license-plate readers that rapidly scan the tags of passing vehicles, to help track down and arrest...

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Facebook to Snatch Up WhatsApp

Facebook to Snatch Up WhatsApp

Facebook (FB) inked a deal late Wednesday to buy popular texting service WhatsApp in a colossal cash- and stock-deal valued at $19 billion. The purchase price includes $4 billion in cash, roughly $12 billion worth of Facebook shares as well as an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units to be granted to WhatsApp’s founders and employees to vest four year after the deal closes. Shares of Facebook fell 4.75% after hours to $64.70. The massive deal allows Mark Zuckerberg’s social network to devour a fast-growing cross-platform mobile...

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University of Maryland data breach affects 300,000

University of Maryland data breach affects 300,000

The president of the University of Maryland says there has been a breach of a database that contains personal information about more than 300,000 faculty, staff, students, and others. Wallace Loh said in a statement posted Wednesday on the university’s website that the database contained records of those who have been issued a university ID since 1998. Loh said the database has information from the College Park and Shady Grove campuses. The records include names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth and university identification...

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Las Vegas Sands Hack

Las Vegas Sands Hack

A cyber breach of Las Vegas Sands (LVS) that caused a six-day website outage appears to have done far more damage than the casino operator previously realized. Hackers who took credit for the cyber attack posted images online that suggested the intrusion was carried out by politically-motivated hackers, or hacktivists, angered by Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson’s close ties to Israel. The images also showed the hack compromised some employee data, including Social Security numbers and email addresses. However, an 11-minute video posted on...

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