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Teenage Hacker Once Again Takes $60,000 Prize for Exploiting Chrome Vulnerabilities

Teenage Hacker Once Again Takes $60,000 Prize for Exploiting Chrome Vulnerabilities

Sean P. Aune

For the second time this year, a hacker that goes by the name of "Pinkie Pie" has taken home a $60,000 prize for finding a security exploit in the Chrome Web browser. Google is serious about making sure the Chrome browser is as secure as possible, and the company puts its money where its mouth is by paying bounties to anyone who can exploit it. At Pwnage 2 in Kuala Lumpur earlier this...

Facebook's Facepalm: Network Goes After Poor Shlub For Commenting on Blog Post

Facebook's Facepalm: Network Goes After Poor Shlub For Commenting on Blog Post

Adriana Lee

Rick Stratton had no idea what was going on. As founder of Feed.us, he would’ve loved to have been featured on a high-profile tech blog. But his venture didn’t get the attention — his face did when it happened to appear in a screengrab used in a 2011 TechCrunch story. How ironic. And Stratton totally got that when he posted a funny comment under the article: “Hey I finally made it onto...