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Creepy or Cool: the anti-surveillance mask

There is one man setting out to fight for your privacy and against mass-surveillance. His name is Leo Selvaggio, and he wants you to use his face instead of yours, to keep your privacy.

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Soon you will be able to pay for things in Bitcoin with a wave of your hand

imageWearables + Bitcoin = Magic. It might look silly at first, but the technology and ease of making payments without even having to pull out your wallet is almost here.

It takes two key ingredients. First you need a payment system that is super fast and reliable. Enter in Bitcoin. Then, you need a wearable device. Enter in MEVU. Combined, you have something special and futuristic.

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Catholic church: Bitcoin is the Mark of the Beast

I couldn’t believe it when I read it, but yes, it’s there. In an article published on catholic.org, the Catholic church says that the future of currency, which in the article includes Bitcoin, “calls forth the “Mark of the Beast” as spoken in the Book of Revelations.”

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Video of DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus drone shows impressive quality

imageI was quite impressed to see the video shot by technophile Robert Scoble of the new DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus drone. The Phantom 2 Vision Plus is a remote controlled drone that is made specifically for aerial filmmaking, that provides extreme stability, for great quality shots.

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Some of the very first tweets about Bitcoin

imageWith my interest in Bitcoin, and Twitter, I found myself over the past couple of days trying to find the very first tweet about Bitcoin. And I found it, along with some of the very earliest tweets on the digital currency.

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Using flying drones to hack your smartphone data

Security researchers in London have successfully pulled off a hack for a program called “Snoopy,” that controls a flying drone which finds smartphones in any given area and steals it’s data.

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A story of how bitcoins are making a positive impact in the world

imageSean’s Outpost is a homeless outreach program located in Pensacola, Florida. Its mission: to find lasting solutions to homelessness, hunger, poverty, and social injustice. And Sean’s Outpost is able to operate thanks to Bitcoin, and the community that stands behind it.

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Scientists are closer to reading minds, are able to reconstruct faces from memory

What are you, a mind reader? It’s a cliche phrase dating back centuries, where mind reading was thought of a magic. Today, the possibility of mind reading isn’t that far fetched. As a matter of fact, it’s possible right now, as scientists work to put the puzzle together in our minds.

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Chamath Palihapitiya: Facebook can help bring mass adoption to Bitcoin

imageAccording to former Facebook executive and venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya, adding identity to the pseudo-anonymous Bitcoin currency will help legitimize it. In it’s current state, Bitcoin transactions are anonymous to an extent. Bitcoin addresses and transactions don’t carry any identity, and could be kept anonymous by the owner if they wanted. But in the public Bitcoin ledger, the block chain, all transactions can be viewed and analysed by anyone.

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If Google Search happened in real life

imageImagine sitting down with a guy named Google, and asking him the same questions you ask in Google Search. “Cream cheese is cheese?” you might ask. Or how about the Internet’s favorite, “How is babby formed?" Well, this is exactly how it would go down. Including the NSA part too, I’m sure. 

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IRS issues notice saying that Bitcoin is property, not a currency

imageThe Internal Revenue Service just issued a notice saying officially that Bitcoin is a property, and not a currency. Since Bitcoin is now considered a property in the eyes of the United States government, Bitcoin will be treated as a commodity, similar to gold. 

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The NSA responds to Edward Snowden’s recent TED Talk

imageThe NSA was “surprised” by the recent TED Talk by Edward Snowden. In response to the recent talk Snowden did, where he discussed taking back the Internet, Deputy Director of NSA Richard Ledgett came and talked to TED too. Ledgett took some time to answer questions about the NSA, security, privacy, and how the NSA perceives Edward Snowden.

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How to emulate mobile devices in Chrome

Anybody that is interested in web design in some fashion knows that websites can be viewed in many different flavors. From desktops to tablets to mobile phones, each view is different. And of course, I’m sure most of you don’t own every single mobile device to test what your website will look like on it. 

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A sum-up of social networks

Social networks continue to evolve. From the early days of Friendster and Myspace, to the big days of Facebook, social networking is changing all the time. Especially with the advent of Twitter, short bursts of information both visually and textually are popular.

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Edward Snowden: Here’s how we take back the Internet

imageEdward Snowden did a TED Talks speech on government surveillance and Internet freedom, via a “telepresence” robot in Russia. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the Internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. “Your rights matter,” he says, “because you never know when you’re going to need them.” Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.

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