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Australian Bitcoin bank hacked, $1.3million stolen

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An Australian bitcoin bank holding over US$1 million of the crypto-currency has been hacked, leaving an unknown number of users with nothing – one of the largest thefts in the currency’s four-year history. The incident took place on October 26, when the bank was hacked, with 4,100 bitcoins valued at …

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Join the ‘Million Vet March’ on Sunday Oct 13th, Washington DC

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Angered by President Obama’s decision to instruct federal departments to place barriers around the open-air World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., among other actions, veterans from around the country plan to march on the nation’s capital this weekend, with the goal of opening the attraction to the nation. In …

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97% opposed to TSA body scanners

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After two and a half years of stalling, delaying and ignoring court orders, the TSA this week finally completed its public notice and comment rulemaking period regarding the mass rollout of body scanners in airports. The results don’t look good for the agency. Comments ranged from covering the health issues surrounding the …

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‘Monsanto Protection Act’ slips silently through US Congress

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The US House of Representatives quietly passed a last-minute addition to the Agricultural Appropriations Bill for 2013 last week – including a provision protecting genetically modified seeds from litigation in the face of health risks. The rider, which is officially known as the Farmer Assurance Provision, has been derided by …

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Google accused of spying on Gmail users

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Google isn’t exactly a stranger to allegations that they invade the privacy of their customers, but now the search engine is being asked to explain itself in court over accusations that they snoop through messages sent through its Gmail service. Representatives from Google are asking a federal judge to dismiss …

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Academi: Ex-Blackwater fined $7.5m over illegal arms trading

The American private military company Academi, formerly known as Blackwater, has just agreed to pay between $5 and $7.5 million in a settlement for illegal arms trading and operating in countries where sanctions prohibited it. It was accused by the US Justice Department of seventeen counts of selling arms and …

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Russian troops to train on American soil

The US has confirmed that Russian troops will carry out joint anti-terror drills on American soil in May. Reports of the unprecedented initiative had triggered hysteria in American public debate, with claims of the US fraternizing with “the enemy.” Commander Wendy L. Snyder, US Defense Press Officer for policy told …

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Apple’s iOS 6 includes ‘Government Alerts’

Apple’s eagerly awaited iOS 6 update for iPhones and iPads will include controversial ‘government alerts’ that some fear are part of the federal government’s takeover of communications networks. “In compliance with the National Alerting Program, the WEA will be coming to Apple devices that will run on the new mobile …

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US Geological Survey admits fracking causes earthquakes

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It has taken years to finally admit it, but the U.S. Geological Survey has just confirmed that three million Americans are at risk from human-induced earthquakes caused by wastewater disposal, a process in fracking, in 2017. The study was focused on the U.S. Central East, primarily on Oklahoma and Kansas, who don’t …

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Boost for biotech as big pharma faces patent cliff

By Filip Karinja The Big Pharma industry is set for a major shakeup as many blockbuster drugs begin to come off patent. Some high revenue generating drugs will soon no longer be covered by their protective patents, meaning cheaper generic drugs can flood the market. AstraZeneca’s blockbuster cholesterol drug Crestor was one of the …

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