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SATURDAY, 24 MARCH 2018, 19:53


Pablo Escobar’s Brother Says He Met an FBI Agent Posing As Satoshi Nakamoto

Yesterday at 16:51 PM, via Slashdot

Jordan Pearson, writing for Motherboard: Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s brother, Roberto Escobar, is launching a new cryptocurrency called “Dietbitcoin.” It’s a clone of Bitcoin of the kind that can take mere minutes to create, with no changes or improvements whatsoever. But Escobar is nonetheless hawking virtual coins for $2 USD each now, and $1,000 in later rounds of the crowd sale. Now...

More Evidence Ties Alleged DNC Hacker Guccifer 2.0 To Russian Intelligence

Yesterday at 16:10 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader shares a report: It may be a while since you’ve heard the handle “Guccifer 2.0,” the hacker who took responsibility for the infamous DNC hack of 2016. Reports from the intelligence community at the time, as well as common sense, pegged Guccifer 2.0 not as the Romanian activist he claimed to be, but a Russian operative. Evidence has been scarce, but one slip-up may have given...

There are plenty more like Cambridge Analytica. I know – I’ve used the data

Yesterday at 15:31 PM, via The Guardian

In a world where companies have a monopoly over our eyeballs, the Facebook scandal is the tip of the iceberg

In 2007, a Facebook application popped up that allowed users to take a quiz that would tell them exactly what kind of person they were: how emotionally stable they were compared with their friends, or how friendly they were. All that was required was that they tick a little box to share...

Tech Tip: Giving Videos a Window of Their Own

Yesterday at 15:00 PM, via New York Times

Recent versions of the Mac operating system include the ability to watch web video in a separate floating window so you can play while you work.

Man Starts ‘Gunbook’ Social Media Site After His Gun-Loving Friends Were Kicked Off Facebook

Yesterday at 15:00 PM, via Slashdot

CaptainDork shares a report from BuzzFeed: A British gun enthusiast whose friends were banned from Facebook for posting pictures of firearms has started his own version of the site for gun lovers. Called Gunbook, it was set up by David Scott, a 57-year-old shooting instructor who lives in Kilsyth, 20 miles from Dunblane. It went live three weeks ago and he says it already has more than 1,000...

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