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CrowdCurity shines a security spotlight to the bitcoin industry with crowdsourced bug bounties

We’ve all heard of the healthy rewards available to ethical hackers who report bugs and system vulnerabilities to major corporations like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and PayPal. But what of the tens of thousands of other corporations behind the software and web applications the world relies on everyday? How do they leverage the wisdom of the [...]

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CrowdCurity shines a security spotlight to the bitcoin industry with crowdsourced bug bounties

We’ve all heard of the healthy rewards available to ethical hackers who report bugs and system vulnerabilities to major corporations like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and PayPal. But what of the tens of thousands of other corporations behind the software and web applications the world relies on everyday? How do they leverage the wisdom of the [...]

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Why Yahoo’s plan to replace Google as Apple’s search default might backfire

Yahoo is hoping to become even more important to iPhone owners. The company already provides the data used for the device’s stock-and weather-tracking apps — now it’s looking to replace Google as the Safari browser’s default search service, according to a Re/code report. Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer is said to have already pitched several [...]

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Google Street View Accidentally Made an Algorithm That Cracks CAPTCHAs

House numbers on Google Street View can turn up as blobby, blurry things, so its engineers built a pretty crazy neural network to decipher them. Except this algorithm also turns out to be very very good at deciphering other blobby, blurry texts—like CAPTCHAs, which it cracks with 99 percent accuracy. Take that, human. Read more… [...]

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Can Glassholes find safety in numbers?

You’re about to see a lot more Glassholes walking around. Google today announced that it has no more Glass headsets to offer consumers after allowing the general public to purchase the controversial face-based computer for just 24 hours. The company previously allowed select buyers to sign up for its Explorer program, which provides access to [...]

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