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February 8, 2014, 7:55 PM

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New York Times:
Officials say Snowden used web crawling software to download classified NSA documents  —  Snowden Used Low-Cost Tool to Best N.S.A.  —  WASHINGTON — Intelligence officials investigating how Edward J. Snowden gained access to roughly a huge trove of the country's most highly classified documents …
Owen Good / Kotaku:
Creator of #1 free app Flappy Bird says he's pulling the game tomorrow  —  Flappy Bird's Creator Says He's Taking the Game Down  —  The creator of Flappy Bird, the difficult, barebones mobile game whose mere existence roiled video games discussion over the past two weeks …
Michael Carney / PandoDaily:
Mt. Gox suspends bitcoin withdrawals (temporarily?), market falls amid concerns of impropriety  —  The other shoe may have dropped for embattled Mt. Gox, the world's third-largest bitcoin exchange by volume.  Last night Mt. Gox published a message on its website alerting users that it will be temporarily suspending bitcoin withdrawals.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
From fashion to fitness: the experts behind Apple's wearable future  —  Apple has been developing a sensor-laden, fitness- and medical-focused wearable computer as indicated by several notable recent hires and information we have received from sources.  —  New Apple hires on both the senior executive …
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The Coinbase Blog:
More security and granular control with the new API keys  —  API keys can now be customized in a number of ways.  —  Users can now have multiple API keys, the keys have a secret to sign requests and you can set granular permissions and whitelist IPs for each and every key separately.  —  Multiple API keys
Kyle Wilhoit / Trend Micro Simply Security:
Behind the NBC report that Olympic visitors can expect to be hacked: all attacks required user interaction, could happen anywhere  —  Details Behind the NBC Honeypots: Part 2  —  Recently, I was asked by NBC to participate in an experiment to deploy honeypots in Moscow, Russia, to see how fast they would be compromised.

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