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Time_Ngler (564671) writes "KUTV News reports on a woman who stumbled upon
250 million fake identities. The website, xdd.org published fake records for everyone in
the United States, and had google crawling the site, polluting all
searches for phone numbers and social security numbers.
Update: Google has since removed xdd from the index." top
Scientists develop a way to extract energy from coal without burning it
Time_Ngler (564671) writes "Scientists have developed a new method to utilize the power from coal, by having it chemically react with iron-oxide pellets. Working over a span of 10 years with a budget of $15 million, barring any unforeseen problems, the new process should be ready to go into commercial production within the next 5 years. The reaction does not produce carbon dioxide and leaves water and coal ash as its byproducts. Furthermore, the iron used in the reaction can be recycled." Link to Original Source top
Rogue ransoms Romney's Return for $1 million in BTC
Time_Ngler (564671) writes "A hacker claiming to have stolen Mitt Romney's tax return is ransoming it for $1 million in BTC. If not paid, he will release it to the world on Sept 28th. The hacker set up two BTC addresses. He stipulated if $1 million is paid to the first, Romney's return will be kept secret forever. However, if $1 million is paid to the second, Romney's return will be released publicly immediately." Link to Original Source top
Time_Ngler writes "The next Sony console, codenamed Orbis, is rumored to be released by holiday season, 2013. The console is also rumored not allow playing of used games, even in single player / offline mode. Users will have to phone home to PSN every time they put a game previously unplayed by them in the console." Link to Original Source top
Time_Ngler writes "The TV series The Good Wife will air an episode entitled "Bitcoin for Dummies" about a mysterious client who created an "illegal" online currency. Is Bitcoin rising from the grave, or will its final incarnation end as a silly plot device used and abused by Hollywood?" Link to Original Source