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Gold Eases With Stocks, Euro As Risk Appetite Wanes

Central Bank Gold Demand To Hit Highest Level Since 1964

Demand for gold by central banks and official sector institutions were more than double the level reported a year ago, as emerging market central banks continue to gobble up gold due to concerns about fiat currencies, such as the U.S. dollar and especially the euro, according to World Gold Council data released Thursday.

Demonoid Taken Down By Ukrainian Government; Domains For Sale

Demonoid is one of the most popular torrent sites, but its massive base of subscribers is without service after what originally appeared to be a DDoS attack has turned out to be a move by the Ukrainian government, possibly to appease the U.S. in its campaign against online piracy.
A London 2012 Olympic Games gold medal

2012 Olympics Medal Count Of Shame Has Britain Losing The Most Of Any Country

The 2012 Olympics medal count of shame is a list curated by the Wall Street Journal during the London Games which shows that though Britain has done stunningly well when it comes to bringing home gold, silver and bronze medals, its athletes have also had by far the most last, second-to-last and third-to-last performances of any nation this year.
Wheat grains

Russia Won't Stop Feeding The World, For Now

Russia's food security commission on Wednesday ruled out imposing a ban on grain exports, saying -- for now -- concerns that a serious drought will not cause one of the world's largest wheat producers to deliver a worldwide blow to the price of bread.
Wheat prices to double in 2012

US Weather Woes Crimp Wheat Supply In Europe: Analyst Insight

The wheat production downgrade, made after corn and soybean prices reached fresh, all-time highs, is a blow for global wheat suppliers, especially those in Canada and the Black Sea, which includes Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, Barclays PLC said on Monday.
Grum Spambot Shut Down: Massive Botnet Created 18 Percent Of World's Spam Email

Grum Spambot Shut Down: Massive Botnet Created 18 Percent Of World's Spam Email

The Grum botnet, which experts believe is responsible for about 18 percent of the world's spam email traffic, has been shut down, according to security company FireEye, based in Milpitas, Calif. According to M86Security, Grum was responsible for roughly 17.4 percent of the worldwide spam email traffic, which made it officially the third largest active botnet in the world, after Cutwail and Lethic, respectively. In January 2012, however, Grum became the No. 1 spam botnet in the world, accounti...


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