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Traders work in a trading pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Chicago, as they trade futures and options unrelated to bitcoin. Trading in bitcoin futures began Sunday on the CBOE. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
Bitcoin futures soar amid frenzy over virtual currencySecurity based on volatile digital currency bitcoin begins trading on major US exchange for 1st time
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
He's 6 Years Old and Makes Millions on YouTubeMeet Ryan. He's 6 years old, likes to play with toys, and has just been listed as one of Forbes' highest-earning YouTube celebrities. Per Business Insider , the young entrepreneur, who hosts his family's Ryan ToysReview channel on the video-sharing site, helped his household bring in about $11 million in pretax...
Newser1 hour ago
FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, Hans-Georg Maassen, head of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, arrives for a public hearing at the parliamentary control committee of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany.  The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency, Maassen warned Sunday Dec. 10, 2017, that China is using computer social networks to target sources of information. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, FILE)
German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspyingThe head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency is warning that China is using social networks to try to cultivate sources of information
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pope Francis arrives for an audience with the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, at the Vatican Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.  (L'Osservatore Romano/Poo Photo via AP)
Pope urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutionsPope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to fight climate change
The Associated Press1 day ago
Music streaming giants Spotify, Tencent invest in each otherSwedish music streaming service Spotify and Chinese internet company Tencent have struck a deal to take minority stakes in each other
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Monday, April 7, 2014, file photo, a bitcoin logo is displayed at the Inside Bitcoins conference and trade show in New York. The bitcoin miner NiceHash says it is investigating a security breach and the theft of the contents of the NiceHash "bitcoin wallet." The company said Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 in a statement posted on its website that it had stopped operations and was working to verify how many bitcoins were taken. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Bitcoin soars then falls back; banks raise risk concernsBitcoin surges but then falls sharply; banks raise concern about risk ahead of the debut of bitcoin futures next week
The Associated Press3 days ago
NJ advances bill barring drunken drone flyingNew Jersey lawmakers are set to vote on legislation that would make it illegal to operate a drone while drunk
The Associated Press3 days ago
In this Nov. 21, 2017 photo provided by the Montefiore Health System, Dr. Tova Koenigsberg at The Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care in New York shows an example of a traditional mammogram scan. U.S. health officials are beginning a huge study to compare traditional mammograms with 3-D versions, to see if the newer choice might really improve screening for breast cancer. (Montefiore Health System via AP)
Are 3-D mammograms really better? US puts scans to the testUS puts 3-D mammograms to a rigorous test to see if the newer, sometimes pricier choice really improves breast cancer screening
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - In this Monday, April 7, 2014, file photo, a bitcoin logo is displayed at the Inside Bitcoins conference and trade show in New York. The bitcoin miner NiceHash says it is investigating a security breach and the theft of the contents of the NiceHash "bitcoin wallet." The company said Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 in a statement posted on its website that it had stopped operations and was working to verify how many bitcoins were taken. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Bitcoin tops $17,000; hack raises concerns ahead of US tradeBitcoin topped $17,000, while a hacking at a bitcoin mining company raises new concerns about the security of digital currencies.
The Associated Press4 days ago
Report: Uber Paid $100K to Hacker Who Lives With MomUber last month revealed a major 2016 hack that exposed information for 57 million customers and drivers, as well as the fact that it paid out $100,000 to the attackers to scrub the information and keep the breach secret. Now, sources tell Reuters it was actually one hacker who...
Newser4 days ago
As Bitcoin Hits $15K, a Warning From Dante's InfernoTo say it's a meteoric rise isn't too hyperbolic. Bitcoin hit $15,000 early Thursday, just 12 hours after it passed the $14,000 mark, reports Business Insider , which puts the digital currency's 36-hour increase at more than $3,000. To illustrate the massive growth another way: 10 days ago,...
Newser4 days ago
Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio speaks at a news conference at the Government Center about the hacking of Mecklenburg County's servers in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. A $25,000 ransom in bit coin was being sought for the files being held. County officials said late this afternoon they are not paying the ransom. (Diedra Laird/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
Ransomware slows North Carolina county government to a crawlA hacker's attack has slowed county government services to a crawl Wednesday in North Carolina's most populous metro area
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 1995, file photo, a wolf leaps across a road into the wilds of Central Idaho. Idaho officials are challenging a federal court order to destroy information collected from tracking collars placed on elk and wolves obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho wilderness area. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, requested a stay of the judgment in U.S. District Court in Idaho pending an appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. (AP Photo/Douglas Pizac, File)
Idaho fighting order to destroy wilderness wolf, elk dataIdaho officials are challenging a federal court order to destroy information collected from tracking collars placed on elk and wolves obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho wilderness area
The Associated Press4 days ago
The Internet Just Bought an 800-Year-Old Castle in FranceThe French castle about 200 miles away from Paris was built in the 13th century, captured twice by the English in the Middle Ages, sacked during the French Revolution, and partially burned down in 1932, the Guardian reports. Now the internet may have saved the Chateau de la Mothe-Chandeniers. According...
Newser4 days ago
A police officer escorts Alexander Vinnik, center as they arrive at Greece's supreme court in Athens, on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Greece's Supreme Court holds an extradition hearing for Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, wanted in the United States on charges of laundering billions of dollars' worth of bitcoin. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Greek high court to rule on Russian bitcoin suspect Dec 13Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik appears before Greece's Supreme Court for a hearing into his extradition to the U.S.
The Associated Press5 days ago
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