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TITLE: Cybercrime is Super Expensive* 1024GUEST CO-ANCHOR: Lindsey Turrentine

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This is Tech News Today for Monday, June 9, 2014!

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Welcome to Tech News Today, I'm Mike Elgan - I'm Jason Howell.

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Tech News Today explores the big stories of the day with some of the world's best journalists.

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Our guest co-anchor today is ... Lindsey Turrentine! Lindsey is editor-in-chief for CNET Reviews.Lindsey Turrentine
Editor-in-Chief, CNET Reviews @lturrentine

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Amazon is launching a payment service today for subscription payments and recurring payments of any kind. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/09/us-amazon-com-payment-idUSKBN0EK0HW20140609

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Deepa Seetharaman covers e-commerce for Reuters.
Q: This new service puts Amazon into direct competition with eBay’s PayPal, Braintree, Google Wallet, Stripe and others. Why would they want to get into this business?
Q: Amazon’s customers have about 240 million active credit cards on file. Is this a big advantage?
A: Is the service for US only?
A: Who’s leading in this space?
A: Is there any connectioon between this service and the expected unveiling of a smartphone on June 18th?
A: Amazon will charge a small fee on transactions. Is their pricing competitive?
Deepa Seetharaman
Reporter, Reuters @dseetharaman

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A: Amazon will charge a fee on each transaction
A: Amazon has 240 million active users with current credit cards
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Deepa Seetharaman * reuters.com * @dseetharaman

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Cybercrime costs the world between $375 billion and $575 billion a year, according to a new report by U.S. officials and economists.http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/09/hacking-worse-than-piracy-not-as-bad-as-counterfeiting/?mod=ST1

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Danny Yadron covers cybersecurity for The Wall Street Journal
Q: Can you tell us about the report? Who published it, for example, and how are they defining cybercrime?
Danny Yadron
Cybersecurity reporter, The Wall Street Journal @dannyyadron

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A: sponsored by McAfee (owned by Intel)
A: about .5% and .8% of global GDP a year
A: Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies
A: covers hacking, piracy and counterfeiting
A: exact number unavailable; companies don’t fess up
A: Report: outlook “is increased losses and slower growth,” with no “credible scenario in which cybercrime losses diminish”
A: 40 million people in the U.S. having their personal information stolen within the last year
A: unnamed oil company losing hundreds of millions of dollars in business opportunities when hackers obtained its oilfield exploration data
A: online crime could result in the loss of 200,000 U.S. jobs and 150,000 European jobs
A: Why the $$$ is dubious: biggest driver in the cost is stolen intellectual property

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Danny Yadron * wsj.com * @dannyyadron

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A Swiss programmer named Frederic Jacobs discovered an interesting privacy feature in Apple’s upcoming iOS 8 -- the operating system generates random MAC addresses from your phone. A MAC address is a unique identifier on any device that connects to WiFi. In recent years, companies have been harvesting the MAC addresses of smartphones to track the behavior of shoppers and even people walking by on the street. https://twitter.com/FredericJacobs/status/475601665836744704?_ga=1.238357128.924355978.1399297671http://qz.com/218437/a-tiny-technical-change-in-ios-8-could-stop-marketers-spying-on-you/

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A: a Media Access Control (MAC) address is a unique identifier
A: devices reveal their MAC addresses while hunting for WiFi networks
A: WiFi routers get MAC addresses, even if a connection isn’t established
A: companies can record your phone’s MAC address without your knowledge or permission
A: they don’t know who you are, but they know when you return and how often
A: The current iOS 7 prevents app developers from using MAC addresses to track how many people have installed their apps or to target ads
A: One company offering MAC address tracking: Presence Orb presenceorb.com

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Microsoft might build Kinect -- or something like it -- into future Windows phones. The Verge’s Tom Warren reports that a future phone code-named McLaren may have sensors that enable in-the-air gesture control for the phone. http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/9/5792802/microsoft-3d-touch-real-motion-windows-phone-features

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A: McLaren is Nokia’s successor to the Lumia 1020
A: Might be called 3D Touch or Real Motion
A: answer calls by holding phone to ear
A: phone on table starts speaker phone
A: mute when hold hand over or hold to chest
A: dismiss alert by waving hand in front of screen
A: picking up phone could wake it up

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Artificial Intelligence software passed the Turing Test for the first time ever. (The Turing Test is passed when 30 percent of judges believe an artificial human is real after a typed conversation.) The event happened Saturday at a Turing Test competition at the University of Reading. The software is called “Eugene Goostman,” and interacts as a 13-year-old Ukranian boy. Judges grilled the artificial boy about what he likes, and about his family and the software convinced the judges that he was a real person. http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR583836.aspx

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A: created by computer engineers led by Russian Vladimir Veselov and Ukrainian Eugene Demchenko.
A: a third of judges were convinced that Goostman was a human is significant
A: test created by legendary computer scientist Alan Turing in 1950

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Today’s Google Doodle was created by a an 11-year-old girl. Audrey Zhang won the 7th annual Doodle 4 Google competition, beating out more than 100,000 other entries. Her drawing is called "Back to Mother Nature” and it shows a water purification system that looks like a submarine with wings. Google’s professional doodlers turned her drawing into an animation for the google dot com site. Zhang won a $30,000 college scholarship. Plus Google donated $50,000 for education to her school and $20,000 in Zhang’s name to the charity water project, which provides clean water to schools in Bangladesh.SHOW FULL SCREEN; START AT 1:12
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Lindsey Turrentine is our co-anchor today

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We interview Reuters reporter Deepa Seetharaman

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and Wall Street Journal writer Danny Yadron.

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We'll tell you all about Amazon's new payment system...

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Plus, a new report that says cybercrime is super expensive...

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Apple is going to make iPhones harder to track...

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