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The numbers for June 6, 2013: Botnets and birthdays

Katie Long Jun 6, 2013

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$500 million

The amount of money investigators believe a global cybercrime network stole by hacking bank information and personal identities. Microsoft is working with the FBI to crack the botnet. (Reuters)

37%

The percent of Americans who think their birthday should be a federal holiday, and give them the ability to take a day off. (YouGov)

#1

The bible is the number one best-selling book in Norway, which the AP notes is an increasingly secular country. The scriptures even out-paced what seemed the un-seatable “50 Shades of Grey.” (AP)

9

The number of days YouTube was shutdown in Tajikistan, perhaps to stop an embarrassing karaoke performance by the country’s president from going viral. (Marketplace)

20%

England loves its privacy. 20 percent of respondents believe Google Glass should be banned. (TechCrunch)

 

 

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