Bitcoin Prices Surge Past $5,000 Three Weeks After Passing $4,000

Less than three weeks after surging past $4,000, Bitcoin reached $5,000 on Asian exchanges Friday. An anonymous reader quotes Fortune: The idea of Bitcoin breaking the symbolic milestone of $5,000 would have been unthinkable to most people at the start 2017, when the price topped $1,000 for the first time. If you’re keeping track, the digital currency is up 500% this year, and nearly 2200% since mid-2015, when it was…

September 2, 2017
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Solve a ‘Simple’ Chess Puzzle, Win $1 Million

An anonymous reader brings an important announcement: Researchers at the University of St Andrews have thrown down the gauntlet to computer programmers to find a solution to a “simple” chess puzzle which could, in fact, take thousands of years to solve, and net a $1 million prize. Computer Scientist Professor Ian Gent and his colleagues, at the University of St Andrews, believe any program capable of solving the famous “Queens…

September 2, 2017
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60,000 Germans Evacuate While Officials Try To Defuse a WWII Bomb

More than 70 years ago the UK’s Royal Air Force dropped an 1,100-pound bomb on Germany. They just found it. An anonymous reader quotes ABC: Residents in two German cities are evacuating their homes as authorities prepare to dispose of World War II-era bombs found during construction work this week. About 21,000 people have been ordered to leave their homes and workplaces in the western city of Koblenz as a…

September 2, 2017
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‘Pay With Your Face’ Technology Tested in a KFC Store In China

An anonymous reader quotes Quartz: Ant Financial, the financial services spinoff of e-commerce giant Alibaba, announced Friday it has rolled out a service with a KFC branch in Hangzhou, in eastern China, that lets customer pay for orders with their faces. It works just as one might expect — diners approach a virtual menu, select the item they want to purchase, and then choose “facial scan” as a payment option….

September 2, 2017
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Hack the 6days VM (CTF Challenge)

September 2, 2017

Hello friends! Today we are going to take another CTF challenge known as 6days. The credit for making this vm machine goes to “CanYouPwn.Me” and it is another boot2root challenge where we have to execute flag file to complete the challenge. You can download this VM here. Let’s Breach!!! Let us start form getting to know the IP of VM (Here, I have it at 192.168.0.18 but you will have to find…

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Police Allegedly Arrest UK News Photographer For Standing In A Field

Long-time Slashdot reader Andy Smith, a Scotland-based news photographer, writes: I’m a press photographer. Slashdot has previously covered how the police used underhanded tactics to seize some of my work photos. But that was far from the end of the story. Several months of harassment culminated in me being arrested for standing in a field, something protected by law here in Scotland. I was given a police caution, which is…

September 2, 2017
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Do Code Bootcamps Work?

“Computer programming is highly specialized work; it can’t be effectively taught in an intensive program,” writes Inc. magazine’s contributing editor: Last month, two of the country’s largest and most well-regarded coding bootcamps closed. While there are still over 90 such camps in the U.S. and Canada, these for-profit intensive software engineering schools aren’t successfully preparing their students for programming jobs. According to a recent Bloomberg article, the Silicon Valley recruiter…

September 2, 2017
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US Cops Can’t Keep License Plate Data Scans Secret Without Reason, Court Rules

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Register: Police departments cannot categorically deny access to data collected through automated license plate readers, California’s Supreme Court said on Thursday — a ruling that may help privacy advocates monitor government data practices. The ACLU Foundation of Southern California and the Electronic Frontier Foundation sought to obtain some of this data in 2012 from the Los Angeles Police Department and Sheriff’s Department,…

September 2, 2017
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