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ECB"s Christine Lagarde Blasts Bitcoin"s Role In Facilitating Money Laundering

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde took aim at Bitcoin's role in facilitating criminal activity, saying the cryptocurrency has been enabling "funny business." "For those who had assum.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJan 13th, 2021

Original Content podcast: ‘Bridgerton’ is an addictive reimagining of Jane Austen-style romance

“Bridgerton,” the Shondaland drama that launched last month on Netflix, offers a few key updates to the standard formula of Regency-era  romance. For one thing, there’s a racially diverse cast, with Black actors taking on the role.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 hr. 33 min. ago

As Bitcoin Price Surges, DDoS Extortion Gangs Return in Force

Extortion groups that send emails threatening companies with DDoS attacks unless paid a certain fee are making a comeback, security firm Radware warned today. From a report: In a security alert sent to its customers and shared with ZDNet this week, R.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Military intelligence buys location data instead of getting warrants, memo shows

A long and growing list of agencies are using money to bypass Carpenter ruling. Enlarge / If your phone knows where you are, the feds can, too. (credit: Luis Alvarez | Getty Images) The Defense Intelligence Agency, which provides military inte.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

CenturyLink, Frontier missed FCC broadband deadlines in dozens of states

US law gives the ISPs one extra year before they have to forfeit money. Enlarge / A CenturyLink service van parked in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on May 2, 2019. (credit: Getty Images | Robert Alexander ) CenturyLink and Frontier Communications have.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Sounding Board raises cash as startups wake up to executive coaching

In an unprecedented work environment defined by distributed teams and virtual-only communication, two co-founders think their 2018 bet reigns truer than ever: mentors need mentorship, too. Christine Tao and Lori Mazan, the brains behind Sounding Boar.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Anatomy of a Keyboard

Input devices have a key role in the computing landscape, so the guts of them must be pretty cool to look at. Naturally, this means getting our scalpels out for another dissection of the anatomy of hardware......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

White paper on flame retardant epoxies and silicones

Flame retardant epoxies and silicones meet critical safety requirements Epoxies and silicones used in aircraft applications must maintain their primary role as adhesives or coatings while exhibiting resistance to heat and flame in accor.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Beyond Bitcoin: China’s Surveillance Cash

As bills and coins fade away, so does financial privacy Illustration: Greg Mably Of all the technological revolutions we’ll live through in this next decade, none will be more fundamental or pervasive than the transit.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

US Panel Asks FBI To Review Role of Parler In Capitol Attack

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: The House Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday asked the FBI to investigate the role Parler, a social media website and app popular with the American far right, played a role in the violence at.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

How Bitcoin is helping middle-class users survive the pandemic

Regulators may still want to imply Bitcoin is merely a tool for criminals, but for many middle-class users, it’s proving to be a lifeline. Leigh Cuen Contributor Share on Twitter.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Small electric fields can play decisive role in formation of diamond

Diamond, like graphite, is a special form of carbon. Its cubic crystal structure and its strong chemical bonds give it its unique hardness. For thousands of years, it has also been sought after as both a tool and as a thing of beauty. Only in the 195.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Pandemic Paved the Way for Sim Racing, but Will It Last?

It takes more than gasoline to make a racecar run. It requires money. And money requires sponsors. And sponsors require spectators who they hope will become customers. Which became a problem for motorsports when Covid-19 shut down tracks worldwide ea.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Social media giants grilled on hate content

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok asked about their role in the recent violent events in Washington......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

African edtech startup uLesson lands a $7.5 million Series A

ULesson, an edtech startup based in Nigeria that sells digital curriculum to students through SD cards, has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Owl Ventures, which closed over half a billion in new fund money just months ago......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

On the origins of money: Ancient European hoards full of standardized bronze objects

In the Early Bronze Age of Europe, ancient people used bronze objects as an early form of money, even going so far as to standardize the shape and weight of their currency, according to a study published January 20, 2020 in the open-access journal PL.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

LG says it might quit the smartphone market

LG says it needs to make "a cold judgment" about its only money-losing division. The LG Velvet is LG's closest thing to a normal flagship right now. With only a non-flagship Snapdragon 765G So.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Monzo founder Tom Blomfield is departing the challenger bank and says he’s ‘struggled’ during the pandemic

Monzo founder Tom Blomfield is departing the U.K. challenger bank entirely at the end of the month, staff were informed earlier today. Blomfield held the role of CEO until May last year when he assumed the newly created title of president and resigne.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Reddit"s Former CEO Is Now In the Forest-Planting Business

Terraformation, a startup led by Yishan Wong, former CEO of Reddit, is demonstrating an approach to reforest the planet quickly enough to fight climate change. Fast Company reports: Trees can play a key role in capturing carbon at scale -- by one est.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Free online tool calculates risk of COVID-19 transmission in poorly-ventilated spaces

The vital role of ventilation in the spread of COVID-19 has been quantified by researchers, who have found that in poorly-ventilated spaces, the virus spreads further than two meters in seconds, and is far more likely to spread through prolonged talk.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

CRISPR technology shown to dial down gene activity in bacteria

In a series of experiments with laboratory-cultured bacteria, Johns Hopkins scientists have found evidence that there is a second role for the widely used gene-cutting system CRISPR-Cas9—as a genetic dimmer switch for CRISPR-Cas9 genes. Its role of.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021