GeekSpeak for 2014-03-01

Mt. Gox Can't Afford the $25 Phone

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Mozilla aims for the emerging world with plans for the $25 smartphone

“In Barcelona today, Mozilla announced its Firefox OS plans for the next year. The highlight: plans for a line of smartphones starting at $25 each, bringing HTML5-powered smartphones to billions of people who can’t afford more expensive devices.”

Mt. Gox files for bankruptcy, hit with lawsuit

“Mt. Gox, once the world’s biggest bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan on Friday, saying it may have lost nearly half a billion dollars worth of the virtual coins due to hacking into its faulty computer system.”

Millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by GCHQ

“Britain’s surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal.”

How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

“One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents.”

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Test your SSL and the recent Apple SSL bug.