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US consumer agency warns of several Bitcoin risks
Bitcoin and other virtual currencies can expose users to a number of risks, including hackers and scammers trying to take advantage of hype surrounding the technology, a U.S. consumer protection agency warned Monday.Bitcoin and other popular virtual currencies such as XPR and Dogecoin offer fewer consumer protections than traditional banks or credit card providers, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) said in a consumer advisory. The six-page document appears to be aimed largely at new users of virtual currencies, and it includes an explanation of virtual currencies and an advisory on how to buy them.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Hacker hunts and pwns WiFi Pineapples with 0-day at Def Con
After finding people using a WiFi Pineapple at Def Con, @IHuntPineapples supposedly deployed a zero-day exploit to "wreck" it before sending a message to the "skiddies." Read More

The Linux Desktop-a-week Review: KDE Plasma
KDE Plasma did not meet my expectations, which is both a good and a bad thing. Read More

Google backs $300 million undersea Internet cable to Japan
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Oracle slaps Oregon with a lawsuit over troubled Obamacare website
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10 signs Google Glass is disrupting the enterprise
Image by REUTERS/Stephen LamGoogle Glass, the tech giant's connected eye-worn computing device, has generated plenty of buzz and controversy in consumer markets, where people seem just as excited about its apps as they are concerned about its potential threat to privacy. Although many questions remain to be answered for consumer wearable technology in general, Google Glass is already making inroads to several enterprise markets, while inviting competitors looking to capitalize on the businesses that could put it to use. Here are 10 signs that Google Glass is already making an impact on the enterprise.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Skully heads-up display motorcycle helmet now available for preorder
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Know When to Walk Away: Top 6 Job 'Deal Breakers'
At what point do workplace annoyances become 'deal breakers?' Here are six signs that it's time to pack it in and move on. Read More

New products of the week 08.11.2014
  Our roundup of intriguing new products. Read how to submit an entry to Network World's products of the week slideshow. Product name: HotLink DR ExpressTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Microsoft still believes in basic phones, launches Nokia 130 for $25
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