Australia euthanasia advocate rues Silk Road shutdown

Right-to-die campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke, pictured on August 27, 2007, in Sydney, says the shutdown of the 'Silk Road' website will have consequences for those hoping to buy euthanasia drugs
Right-to-die campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke, pictured on August 27, 2007, in Sydney, says the shutdown of the 'Silk Road' website will have consequences for those hoping to buy euthanasia drugs
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Prominent Australian right-to-die campaigner Philip Nitschke on Friday said the shutdown of black market website Silk Road will have a devastating impact on people who use it to obtain euthanasia drugs.

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Hackers steal data from 2.9mn Adobe customers

Adobe Systems warned Thursday that hackers stole credit card numbers and other information relating to nearly three million customers
Adobe Systems warned Thursday that hackers stole credit card numbers and other information relating to nearly three million customers
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Software titan Adobe Systems warned that hackers stole credit card numbers and other information relating to nearly three million customers.

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Samsung expects record Q3 profit

A South Korean man walks past a Samsung Electronics logo displayed at the company's main building in Seoul on July 26, 2013
A South Korean man walks past a Samsung Electronics logo displayed at the company's main building in Seoul on July 26, 2013
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Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday it expected to post a record operating profit of 10.1 trillion won ($9.4 billion) in the third quarter of this year.

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Silk Road wound through dark side of the Internet

Bitcoin's minted to reveal a code are displayed in a shop on April 26, 2013 in Sandy, Utah
Bitcoin's minted to reveal a code are displayed in a shop on April 26, 2013 in Sandy, Utah
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There is a dark side to the Internet, and it can be used for evil as well as for good.

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New app turns Van Gogh fans into art detectives

A gallery assistant poses with Vincent van Gogh, Self-portrait (December 1886-January 1887), during an exhibition preview in London on September 25, 2013
A gallery assistant poses with Vincent van Gogh, Self-portrait (December 1886-January 1887), during an exhibition preview in London on September 25, 2013
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Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum on Thursday launched a new app for tablets allowing users to turn “art detective” when looking at the Dutch master’s paintings.

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US authorities shut down Silk Road website

A pile of Bitcoin slugs sit in a box ready to be minted on April 26, 2013 in Sandy, Utah
A pile of Bitcoin slugs sit in a box ready to be minted on April 26, 2013 in Sandy, Utah
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US authorities said Wednesday they had shut down the Silk Road website and arrested its owner on charges he ran an online black market for illegal drugs and services.

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Facebook says 56 million 'like' it in Arab world

A view of a tablet and a smartphone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen on May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC
A view of a tablet and a smartphone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen on May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC
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Facebook announced Tuesday that it has 56 million active users in the Middle East and North Africa, where activists used the social media network to organise Arab Spring uprisings.

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Yosemite closed as Google fetes park's birthday

A view of Half Dome and the Yosemite Valley on August 28, 2013 in Yosemite Nationall Park, California
A view of Half Dome and the Yosemite Valley on August 28, 2013 in Yosemite Nationall Park, California
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Google celebrated Yosemite’s 123rd birthday Tuesday by devoting its signature search engine doodle to the world-famous tourist attraction — just as the park was closed due to the US government shutdown.

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EU nears Google anti-trust deal

European Union Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia talks to the media in Brussels, on July 17, 2013
European Union Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia talks to the media in Brussels, on July 17, 2013
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The EU executive hopes to close a high-stakes anti-trust dispute with Internet giant Google by next spring, Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said on Tuesday, with a settlement seeming increasingly possible.

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'Anonymous' hackers hit Jordan PM website over prices

Jordan's Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur in Amman on April 23, 2013
Jordan's Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur in Amman on April 23, 2013
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Hackers have attacked the official website of the Jordanian prime minister’s office, the information minister said on Sunday, in a protest over rising prices.

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