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- Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks
A look at Nasdaq 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading: Apple Inc. fell 2.6 percent to $95.60 with 55,014,100 shares traded. BlackBerry Ltd. fell 3.9 percent to $9.33 with 24,706,500 shares traded. ...
- Business Highlights
___ As US job market strengthens, many don't feel it For millions of workers, happy days aren't quite here again. Though the U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year ...
- Wall Street hammered, Dow closes down more than 300 points
- Snowden a recluse one year on from Russia asylum
Fugitive US intelligence agent Edward Snowden marked on Thursday one year of political asylum in Russia, where he continues to live a life shrouded in mystery amid a dearth of public appearances. Little has been heard on the movements of the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor since he first obtained provisional leave to remain in Russia after spending -- according to the official version -- a month in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport. The popular website LifeNews also published an image of Snowden pushing a supermarket trolley while out shopping, which his lawyer, Anatoli Kucherena, confirmed to be genuine. In April, Snowden made a shock appearance on an annual question and answer session with President Vladimir Putin, probing the Kremlin strongman on the surveillance of Russia's population.
- Usain Bolt in controversy at Commonwealth Games
- Home owned by Trump holdout auctioned for $530,000
- The scariest USB hack of all-time is almost completely undetectable
When you plug a USB stick into your laptop, you probably aren’t too worried about it completely taking over your computer. However, Ars Technica reports that researchers at Security Research Labs in Berlin are scheduled to unveil a new exploit at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas next week that will allow an infected USB stick to take over your computer and use it to execute malicious code. The researchers have found a way to hack USB sticks so that once you plug them into your computer, it can make your machine “act as a network card that causes connected computers to connect to malicious sites impersonating Google, Facebook or other trusted destinations.” And this technique doesn’t just work with