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Bitcoin and other currency

Coinbase set to launch licensed Bitcoin exchange in the US

Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase will launch the first U.S. licensed exchange for the digital currency on Monday, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

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NASA tests robotic helicopter that would act as Mars scout

To speed up the rovers’ work, NASA is considering sending a robotic helicopter to Mars that could act as a scout for their explorations.

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No worries! Asteroid to safely pass Earth on Monday

An asteroid that will zoom past Earth on Monday poses no threat, but will be in a good position for scientists to study, NASA said.

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Winklevoss twins plan regulated Bitcoin exchange

The most famous twins in social media and cryptocurrency want to launch a regulated Bitcoin exchange -- named Gemini, of course.

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IT shops grapple with new healthcare codes for hurled turtles, fiery water skis

The OCD-10 medical coding system triples the number and length of codes hospitals and physicians use for billing as well as to describe diagnoses' and treatments. Two delays and billions of dollars later, the industry is still nervous...

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Attacks using stolen credentials are on the rise

Organizations are seeing a sharp increase in attacks using stolen account credentials, with crooks using new techniques to beat fraud detection systems.

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Huawei's elusive founder tries to dispel spying concerns and air of mystery

U.S. security concerns may still haunt the reputation of Huawei Technologies, but the Chinese company's elusive founder brushed off any involvement in state-sponsored cyber espionage in a rare interview on Thursday.

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Amazon ditches Wallet mobile payment service

The app let people store and use reward and loyalty cards for making purchases

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IRS warns of downtime risk as Congress cuts

Successive budget cuts by Congress are forcing the Internal Revenue Service to delay system modernization and improve its ability to prevent fraud.

Q&A

Nordstrom's use of APM lets it identify app performance issues in minutes vs. days

Application performance is critical in most organizations, but it is particularly vital when it comes to the booming world of online retail. Nordstrom uses Dynatrace Application Performance Management tools in development all the way...

HealthCare.gov sends personal data to Twitter, Yahoo and Google

Information entered into the U.S. government's health insurance website is being passed to companies such as Twitter, Yahoo and Google.

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This tool may make it easier for thieves to empty bank accounts

Banks and payment services are in a constant fight to detect account fraud, employing sophisticated ways to detect abnormal activities. One of those ways is "fingerprinting" a Web browser, or analyzing its relatively unique software...

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Apple users: How healthy are your iOS 8 Health apps?

A new report will make it much, much easier to figure out which health apps are healthy and which are not.

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Let’s not make patent trolls stronger

Bill proposed by National Retail Federation wouldn’t shut them down, and it might simply legitimize them.

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FAIL: NSA can't shield DoD or Sony from N. Korea hacks

The National Security Agency (NSA) -- tasked with protecting American computers -- apparently fell asleep on the job. The latest story: The NSA allegedly watched North Korea hack Sony for over four years, yet did nothing about it,...

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Inside North Korea's network, NSA saw signs of Sony attack

The NSA has had a secret foothold for years in North Korea's networks and saw signs of the Sony Pictures Entertainment attack, according to the New York Times.

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Cuba's pending tech revolution

Cuba is on the threshold of getting, potentially, a massive technology upgrade, thanks to a U.S. decision to ease economic sanctions. But this tiny island nation needs a lot of work.

Google teams up with PwC on military cloud bid

Google is adding its muscle to PriceWaterhouseCoopers' bid to build a new cloud-based healthcare system for the military that would support its more than 9.7 million beneficiaries.

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