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Newsweek’s Bitcoin man insists he has nothing to do with the digital currency

His name is Satoshi Nakamoto but the idea that he's THE Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of Bitcoin, seems to be losing steam. Newsweek created a stir Thursday when it claimed to have found the cryptocurrency creator, though Mr. Nakamoto insists…
Photography

No stealing: Getty Images puts up millions of photos for free non-commercial use

In a game-changing move, Getty Images is making tens of millions of photos available to everyone for non-commercial use, through a new embed feature. It reflects the difficulty of policing the Internet for copyright infringement.
Web

Spotify acquires The Echo Nest, buffs up its musical expertise

Spotify announced that it plans to acquire The Echo Nest, a self-proclaimed "music intelligence company," for an undisclosed amount of money. While The Echo Nest will seemingly continue to operate independently, time will tell how long that…
Cool Tech

Bitcoin enthusiasts are boiling after Newsweek unmasks its secretive inventor

In a blockbuster new report, Newsweek claims to have unmasked the identity of 'Satoshi Nakamoto,' the creator of Bitcoin. His real name? Satoshi Nakamoto. But the Bitcoin community isn't happy with Newsweek and its reporter.
Mobile

Facebook’s firearms: Site hopes new rules will curb illegal gun sales

Following campaigns by a number of lobby groups, Facebook on Wednesday announced new measures to change the way firearms are advertised and sold on the social networking site, as well as on Instagram.
Web

Yahoo Fantasy Sports users won’t lose their data after Facebook, Google ID drop

Yahoo plans to stop allowing users of its services to sign in with their Facebook or Google ID credentials. So, what happens to all the account data currently associated with Facebook and Google logins?
Social Media

Best online dating sites

There are so many dating sites out there that it can be hard to find one that fits your needs. We compiled a list of the best dating sites so you can spend less time searching and more time meeting people.
Web

Watch Stephen Colbert’s full NSA-ripping 2014 RSA Conference keynote

Just like the NSA’s top-secret documents, Stephen Colbert’s controversial keynote speech at this year’s RSA cybersecurity conference has leaked onto the Web. Watch the full speech here.
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$620,000 theft kills another Bitcoin exchange, but Bitcoin prices still rise

Cyber-thieves have delivered a fatal blow to the second Bitcoin exchange in a week – but that hasn’t stopped the value of the embattled cryptocurrency from rising nearly 30 percent since last week's low.
Social Media

Facebook in talks with drone maker Titan Aerospace about possible acquisition

Facebook is reportedly in talks with drone maker Titan Aerospace over a possible acquisition. It's believed the New Meixico-based company can help Facebook with its plan to bring affordable Internet access to locations around the world.
Web

Google Street View goes polar bear spotting

Google has teamed up with Polar Bears International to capture Street View images of the animals in their natural habitat — images that can now be used to chart the effects of climate change.