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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)


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


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)


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)


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



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