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Tron and Poloniex Relationship Scrutinized After Digibyte Delisting

The crypto firm Circle recently revealed that it was spinning off the trading platform Poloniex and has since warned customers to withdraw assets or they may be sent to state governments. Following the announcement, the founder of the crypto network Digibyte (DGB), Jared Tate, explained he was extremely upset that his friend’s and family’s [Read More...]

DOJ charges two members of Evil Corp, a Russian hacker gang behind the Dridex malware, which allegedly stole $100M+ from banks; US Treasury sanctions Evil Corp (Brian Barrett/Wired)

Brian Barrett / Wired: DOJ charges two members of Evil Corp, a Russian hacker gang behind the Dridex malware, which allegedly stole $100M+ from banks; US Treasury sanctions Evil Corp  —  The US is charging Maksim Yakubets over two of the biggest cybertheft campaigns of the last decade, and offers a record reward for information on the [Read More...]

The Politics of Destruction

For some time now, I have been aware of a widespread fascination among many libertarians with Jim Bell’s “Assassination Politics” (AP). At my request, Robert Vroman has defended the merits of AP. In this article, I will argue that AP is just about the single worst idea that libertarians could advocate. Despite my misgivings, I thank Vroman [Read More...]

Fourteen former employees say CEO Min-Liang instituted and celebrated a culture of fear at Razer; Tan says threats of violence have been “figurative or in jest” (Cecilia D’Anastasio/Kotaku)

Cecilia D’Anastasio / Kotaku: Fourteen former employees say CEO Min-Liang instituted and celebrated a culture of fear at Razer; Tan says threats of violence have been “figurative or in jest”  —  Min-Liang Tan was “officially pissed off,” he wrote in an email to members of Razer’s marketing team in February of [Read More...]

Sundar Pichai’s most important job now is to stabilize Google’s internal culture, which became increasingly closed and antagonistic during his tenure as CEO (Dieter Bohn/The Verge)

Dieter Bohn / The Verge: Sundar Pichai’s most important job now is to stabilize Google’s internal culture, which became increasingly closed and antagonistic during his tenure as CEO  —  Yesterday’s news that Sundar Pichai is taking on the new role of CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet was not exactly a “knock you [Read More...]

ECB Nominee Blames Resistance to Negative Rates on Financial Illiteracy

European Central Bank (ECB) executive board nominee and member of the German Council of Economic Experts, Isabel Schnabel, recently remarked at a European Parliament hearing that “This scapegoating [of the ECB] is extremely dangerous: it may damage the trust in the euro.” Schnabel was speaking out in defense of negative deposit rates being [Read More...]

Facebook sues a Hong Kong-based company and two persons for compromising user accounts via a browser extension and running deceptive ads using those accounts (Craig Silverman/BuzzFeed News)

Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News: Facebook sues a Hong Kong-based company and two persons for compromising user accounts via a browser extension and running deceptive ads using those accounts  —  Facebook is suing a Hong Kong-based company and two Chinese citizens it says used malware to compromise user accounts in order [Read More...]

Microsoft brings Fluent Design to mobile Office apps, creates mobile UI toolkits to let third-party developers adopt Fluent Design elements in their apps (Tom Warren/The Verge)

Tom Warren / The Verge: Microsoft brings Fluent Design to mobile Office apps, creates mobile UI toolkits to let third-party developers adopt Fluent Design elements in their apps  —  Nearly a decade ago, Microsoft launched its Windows Phone platform with the promise that its software would free users from their [Read More...]

Apple says iPhone 11 Pro shares location data even when the feature is turned off due to ultra wideband tech, will provide a new toggle in an upcoming update (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch: Apple says iPhone 11 Pro shares location data even when the feature is turned off due to ultra wideband tech, will provide a new toggle in an upcoming update  —  This week, security reporter Brian Krebs asked why the newest iPhone 11 Pro appeared to be sending out a user’s location [Read More...]

After criticism, DHS drops a proposal to expand facial recognition scans to US citizens arriving and departing the country (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch: After criticism, DHS drops a proposal to expand facial recognition scans to US citizens arriving and departing the country  —  Homeland Security has confirmed it will not expand face recognition scans to U.S. citizens arriving and departing the country, days after it emerged the agency proposed making the scans for [Read More...]

DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman, who has been on a leave for the past six months, is joining Google to work on “opportunities and impacts of applied AI” (Madhumita Murgia/Financial Times)

Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times: DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman, who has been on a leave for the past six months, is joining Google to work on “opportunities and impacts of applied AI”  —  The co-founder of DeepMind, the UK’s leading artificial intelligence company, is leaving to take up a role at sister company Google in [Read More...]
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