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Ninja’s Twitter account was hijacked

Sponsored Links Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images Tech giants and sports organizations aren’t the only ones wrestling with high-profile Twitter account hijacks. An intruder compromised the account of well-known streamer Ninja (aka Tyler Blevins) in mid-day on February 22nd, trying to use opportunity to rack up followers, start a beef with Fortnite star Tfue and …

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Hitting the Books: A brief history of industrial espionage and corn

Sponsored Links stevanovicigor via Getty Images Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we’ve done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and delivering an easily digestible nugget …

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Reuters: UK Google users will lose GDPR protections

Sponsored Links TOLGA AKMEN via Getty Images Google users in the UK might feel another effect of the Brexit process, and it’s one they may not have expected. According to Reuters, the tech giant is planning to place British users’ accounts under US jurisdiction, which means they’re losing the protections of the EU’s General Data …

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Exploit During ETHDenver Reveals Experimental Nature of Decentralized Finance

Decentralized finance (DeFi) project bZx has suffered an attack in which a hacker successfully gamed multiple DeFi protocols to extract $350,000 from the platform, about 2 percent of the assets under management. In response, the company took down its lending and trading protocol Fulcrum at 7 AM UTC. The company was presenting at ETHDenver during …

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Bloomberg: India may soon make controversial social media rules official

Sponsored Links Chinnapong via Getty Images The Indian government might soon publish a set of controversial rules that could give it access to the identities of social networking and messaging app users. According to Bloomberg, India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is expected to publish the new rules later this month without making major …

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Rental cars can be remotely started, tracked, and more after customers return them

Enlarge / The screen displayed by FordPass four days after an Enterprise Rent-A-Car customer returned his Ford Mustang. Masamba Sinclair In October, Ars chronicled the story of a man who was able to remotely start, stop, lock, unlock, and track a Ford explorer he rented and returned five months earlier. Now, something almost identical has …

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Bitgo to Offer Regulated Crypto Custody in Switzerland and Germany

</header> <strong>European crypto exchanges, as well as other companies with significant crypto holdings they need to protect, now have another option for cold storing their digital fortune. Bitgo is expanding out of the U.S. and into Europe with two new companies in Switzerland and Germany.</strong> Also Read: German Fintechs Rush to Offer Crypto Custody Services …

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How to Red Flag Scams: Bitcoin Doubler Club, Cryptomia247, Mining Cheap, Orelex, and Wintrust

</header> <strong>Last week’s news.Bitcoin.com post warning about common bitcoin scams like “The Bitcoin Code” elicited a plethora of comments and suggestions from readers, asking about and reporting other platforms and services claiming to provide bitcoin investment opportunities. This article examines some of these, and most importantly seeks to provide readers with basic tips for recognizing …

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The Morning After: Microsoft’s Windows 10 search problem

Sponsored Links Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Ever since Windows 10 debuted, people have taken issue with its push to connect everything to Microsoft’s cloud services. Generally, the tradeoff feels worthwhile when I’m using the OS, but yesterday morning, an unspecified server issue turned the search box — the same one used to find …

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Crypto’s Dotcom Era Begins as Handshake Launches Decentralized Domains

</header> <strong>Handshake, one of the more original crypto projects to have spawned during the ICO era, has completed its long-awaited launch. The decentralized domains registrar, founded by MIT engineers, has spent the last year in stealth mode but is now opening up to the general public. The Handshake protocol, coupled with the Namebase registrar, enables …

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