US Marshals leak likely Bitcoin auction bidders, by mistake

Committing a common email blunder, the government agency accidentally reveals a list of potential bidders for Silk Road’s seized bitcoins. It’s happened to most people — you write an email and press send only to realize the message also went to unintended recipients by accident. Well, that’s what has happened to the US government. The US Marshals Service admitted on Wednesday that it mistakenly leaked the names of more than a dozen people possibly preparing to anonymously bid on the agency’s upcoming Bitcoin auction. The auction involves roughly 30,000 bitcoins that the government seized from the defunct online drug market … Continue reading US Marshals leak likely Bitcoin auction bidders, by mistake

How to stream the World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is set to kick off on June 12 in Brazil. Here’s how you can tune in on all of your devices. Wikimedia Commons People all over the world are preparing for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The tournament is set to begin on June 12 in Brazil and will run through the middle of July. In the United States, all 64 matches will be broadcast live in English on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN 2, and in Portuguese on ESPN Deportes. ESPN will air 43 games, ESPN 2 will carry 11, and ABC will air 10 … Continue reading How to stream the World Cup

Mandela tops Google Zeitgeist 2013

World peace icon Nelson Mandela leads Google’s Zeitgeist as the top trending search term of 2013. Mandela, the former South African President who died on December 5 aged 95, also tops Google’s list of the most searched people of the year. American actor Paul Walker, who died in a car accident on November 30 aged 40, was the second top trending term as well as the second most searched person. Pakistani campaigner for girls’ education Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban last year, came in at 3rd place on the searched people list, while American actor James Gandolfini, … Continue reading Mandela tops Google Zeitgeist 2013

Obama ropes in former Microsoft executive to oversee website

  The Obama administration on Tuesday announced the appointment of a former Microsoft Corp executive to oversee its revamped website and expand on technology improvements achieved by the site’s outgoing czar, Jeffrey Zients.Kurt DelBene, who recently retired as head of the software company’s Microsoft Office unit, will spearhead efforts to continue the overhaul of the website, which was set up to provide federally subsidized health insurance to millions of consumers in 36 states. DelBene, who starts his new job on Wednesday, takes over only days before a December 23 deadline for people to sign up for coverage to begin on January 1, which … Continue reading Obama ropes in former Microsoft executive to oversee website

The WWW as we all know it…?

What’s the WWW ? WWW stands for World Wide Web. The Web Is a Big Collection of HTML Pages on the Internet, unlike Internet which is often confused as the WWW, it’s not, an Internet is a bunch of computers around the globe connected togather to communicate and transcieve information amongst them, so what’s the big idea behind the WWW as in World Wide Web..? [1][2]The World Wide Web, or “Web” for short, is a massive collection of digital pages: that large software subset of the Internet dedicated to broadcasting content in the form of HTML pages. The Web is … Continue reading The WWW as we all know it…?