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7. Early Microsoft code included f-bombs and bad jokes
Microsoft programmers developing the first versions of MS-DOS and Word were not afraid of throwing in the occasional joke line of code or "easter egg." In some lines of code, expletives and fart-jokes were included. Granted, the code was written more than 30 years ago and so a bunch of mostly in their early-20s can be mostly excused.
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8. Government data requests to Google have more than doubled in 4 years
Google's latest transparency report shows that requests by governments have gone up by 120 percent since 2009. The search, cloud, and mobile giant has been pushing back against the U.S. Justice Dept. for months in efforts to try to release more information about the data requests made by the U.S. in the wake of the National Security Agency surveillance leaks.
9. Stolen Twitter accounts can be 'more valuable' than credit cards
A Twitter account can be more valuable to a hacker than someone's credit card, latest research shows. Credit card data once stood at $20-$135 per account, but that dropped to about 75 cents per record. Nowadays, social media accounts can be more valuable, ranging in at as much as $325 per account, depending on the reach of the profile.
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