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China Issues Digital Currency Guide for Party Cadres

</header> <strong>Understanding a complex subject should be easier with access to educational materials. With blockchain and CBDC now part of Beijing’s political vocabulary, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has issued a guide to digital currencies meant to prepare party officials for upcoming changes in the country’s financial system. </strong> Also read: China Saw $11.4 …

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Judge Rules Snowden Must Give Book Proceeds to US Government

</header> <strong>A U.S. district judge has ruled that former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden must turn over the proceeds of his new book to the U.S. government. According to the ruling, Snowden failed to obtain clearance for the materials and information used in his book. The same judge previously ruled against Kim Dotcom and Megaupload.</strong> Also …

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How a basement hacker transformed Donkey Kong for the Atari 2600

Enlarge / If you’re unfamiliar with the name, “Atari 2600,” fellow kids, have a gander at this piece of hardware. (It actually worked, promise.) Wahyu Ichwandardi / Getty Images <div class=”article-intro”><em>The following excerpt comes from </em>Arcade Perfect: How Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat, and Other Coin-Op Classics Invaded the Living Room<em> by David L. Craddock</em>.</div> Sickly green …

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Review: The indestructible humanity of A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World

Warning: Mild spoilers ahead. Enlarge Orbit Books Dystopian stories take many forms, but it’s a rare dystopian novel that prominently features man’s best friend. Author of the Oversight and Stoneheart trilogies, C.A. Fletcher doesn’t hide the importance of dogs in his latest novel. Aptly titled A Boy and His Dog at the End of the …

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Infinite Detail review: The dystopia that awaits when the Internet goes out

Warning: Mild spoilers ahead. Enlarge Macmillan Publishers Cranky. Irritable. Anxious. That’s how I feel when my home security-camera livestream goes black, when my bank’s website goes down and sequesters my money, or when my Twitter feed doesn’t refresh automatically. Maybe you feel the same way, maybe you don’t. But it’s undeniable that most things we …

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