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Developer scrapes 200k+ students’ personal information, exam results after finding security flaw

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(Screenshot by Terence Huynh) A developer has managed to scrape the personal information and the national examination results of over 200,000 students in India; after he found a security flaw in the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations exam results website. Debarghya Das, a software intern at Google, wrote on Quora that he initially tried hacking into the system before the day of the exam results were released in order [...]

BitCoin exchange Mt. Gox ends relationship with Technocash

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Australian BitCoin holders with accounts with Japanese-based BitCoin exchange Mt. Gox will no longer be able to deposit and withdraw cash in Australian Dollars from June 15 through Technocash, after its local money-transfer partner was linked to one of the biggest global money laundering schemes. “After some deliberation and discussion with Technocash, an Australian service for Mt. Gox customer account funding and withdrawals, it has been decided that our customers [...]

ASIO targeted by Chinese hackers, blueprints for new building stolen

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ASIO’s new building – its blueprints have been allegedly stolen by Chinese hackers (Image: ASIO) Chinese hackers have managed to steal the blueprints of a new $630 million building that will become home to the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, according to a report by the ABC’s Four Corners. The plans, according to the report, include the communications layout of the new building, server locations, and even information about its security [...]

Nintendo schedules Nintendo Direct for June 12; it’s do-or-die for the Wii U

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E3 is approaching, and Nintendo has just scheduled a global Nintendo Direct event on midnight June 12 (Sydney time) – updating the Nintendo faithful about the future of Wii U games. And given the fact that most of the Wii U games have come from first-party, as opposed to third-party, it needs to really find a way to excite the fan base. The press conference is essentially do-or-die. The Xbox One [...]

Xbox One First Impressions

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The Xbox One has been on everybody’s minds after the reveal of what is going to be the biggest thing in Home Entertainment. With a huge focus on TV, Sports, Gaming Experience and Immersion, the Xbox One looks to be a very awesome water cooler. Microsoft are really set on redefining the Entertainment experience. but what does our Pwnage editor Adrian think about Microsoft’s new direction? Design Firstly i would [...]

Microsoft: Xbox One does not require “always on” internet connection; is not compatible with Xbox 360 games

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Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One will not have an “always on” internet connection – something that has been an on and off again rumor during the past few months, however it will need to be connected to the internet at least once every 24 hours – this includes single player games; in addition confirming that the games on the Xbox 360 will not work with the Xbox One. [...]

Microsoft, Steven Spielberg combine to create Halo television series

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Microsoft and 343 Industries has announced that they will bring Halo to television, and will partner with critically-acclaimed director Steven Spielberg to create “Halo: The Television Series”. The show will be an exclusive to the Xbox One. 343 Industries have already made a live-action miniseries of the Halo franchise, titled Forward Unto Dawn; and a move to creating a television series is similar to how many online video services are investing [...]

Microsoft reveals the next-generation Xbox One

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After months of rumours and speculations, Microsoft has lifted the lid of its new next-generation console called Xbox One, promising to put you at the centre of entertainment and create a relationship with your television. Described as an “all-in-one device” for both gaming and entertainment, the console is designed to be simple and will use voice commands as its primary way to navigate through the console. For instance, it can [...]

Yahoo updates Flickr and offers 1TB of storage – for free

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After buying Tumblr for $1.1 billion, another Yahoo property is getting a revamp. Flickr, the photo sharing website, has received a major redesign with a brand new experience that centres around your photos. As well, it will be giving all of its free users one terrabyte of storage for free. Yes, one freaking terrabyte. Enough to store at least 500,000 high resolution images on the service – and now also longer video. Flickr will [...]

It’s official: Yahoo buys Tumblr and promises “not to screw it up [like every other site it ever bought]“

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It’s now official. After a week of speculation, Yahoo has announced that they have reached a deal with Tumblr to acquire the blogging service, worth approximately $1.1 billion in an all-cash deal. Knowing users are very unhappy about the move, Yahoo has an agreement (and a promise “not to screw it up” – that’s in the press release, I should add) with Tumblr that will see the company be operated [...]

Deal Done? Yahoo to acquire Tumblr in a $1.1 billion deal

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Yahoo’s board has approved a US$1.1 billion deal to acquire Tumblr, according to “people familiar with the matter” talking to the Wall Street Journal. It is unknown if Tumblr would accept the deal or not; but the deal’s announcement could be held on Tuesday (our time). Forbes is reporting that the Tumblr board has already voted in favour. Marissa Mayer has assured that Tumblr will continue being on its own [...]

Yahoo eyes Tumblr – but will it acquire it?

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According to anonymous sources talking to AllThingsD, Yahoo is rumoured to be negotiating a deal for either a strategic alliance, a small investment in the company, or even a complete buyout of the blogging platform Tumblr – all because they want to become “cool again”. AllThingsD reports that CEO Marissa Mayer has been interested in the service for some time, and has met with its top executives, including its CEO and founder David [...]

Google Maps get a massive redesign – focuses on what matters to you

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Google Maps is about to change – at Google I/O, the company showed off its next-generation Maps product with the ability to create millions of custom maps based on what you want to do instead of one map for everyone. Google will tailor a map just for you highlighting what it considers as useful – like the roads and landmarks that may help you get to a different location. It [...]

Google reveals 41 new features for Google+

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41 new features. Yes, you heard that right. Google has announced 41 new changes to its social network Google+ that will affect the Stream, Hangouts and Photos. First out of the block was the Google+ Stream – it will be getting a redesign to bring it in line with its mobile applications and can fit multiple devices. Also being rolled out is “Related Hashtags”, so you can go deeper on [...]