How Dutch Police Took Over Hansa, a Top Dark Web Market

Dutch police detail for the first time how they secretly hijacked Hansa, Europe’s most popular dark web...

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Ad-Blocker Ghostery Just Went Open Source—And Has a New Business Model

Ghostery, Edward Snowden’s preferred ad-blocker, details how a privacy tool can actually make money without being gross.

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Russians Think Bitcoin Makes a Great Present
Mar09

Russians Think Bitcoin Makes a Great Present

Cryptocurrency is gaining popularity in Russia as a good idea for a gift. According to a new survey, more and more Russians believe cryptos, like bitcoin, would make their girlfriends and wives happy on special occasions. The 8th of March is celebrated as Women’s Day in Russia and in many other countries.   Also read: Popular Social Networks in Russia to Accept Bitcoin Bouquets, Gadgets, and Bitcoins Russian women expect...

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Europe’s Clocks Are Running Slow and Crypto Mining Is Being Blamed
Mar09

Europe’s Clocks Are Running Slow and Crypto Mining Is Being Blamed

From wrecking the environment to making it harder to search for alien life, cryptocurrency mining has been blamed for a multitude of sins. But to cause time itself to slow down is a fresh charge and one which, on the surface, sounds impossible. Something strange is happening in Central Europe right now: clocks are running slow, and not by fractions of a second, but entire minutes. Could large scale crypto mining be responsible or is...

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Plattsburgh Officials Want Bitcoin Miners to Vacate the Small Town
Mar09

Plattsburgh Officials Want Bitcoin Miners to Vacate the Small Town

Last week officials from the small town of Plattsburgh New York filed a moratorium request against bitcoin mining operations that currently reside in the town and future mining endeavors. The proposal was issued by the Mayor’s office and cites concerned over electricity use and energy consumption. Also Read: From ‘Attack’ to ‘Optimization’ — Slush Pool Reveals ASIC Boost Compatibility A...

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