Palantir Manual Shows How Law Enforcement Tracks Families

An Apple Watch bug, a hackable hair straightener, and more security news this...

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Panda Group’s Crypto Terminals Offer Venezuelans a Bridge to Economic Prosperity
Jul14

Panda Group’s Crypto Terminals Offer Venezuelans a Bridge to Economic Prosperity

Arley Lozano, founder of the cryptocurrency based startup Panda Group, recently explained how his firm is spreading cryptocurrency adoption throughout Colombia and Venezuela. Panda Group has deployed 10 hybrid cryptocurrency point-of-sale (PoS) terminals that also act as automated teller machines (ATM). Four of the machines are situated near the border of Venezuela, giving refugees from the country and Colombian citizens access to...

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South African Payment Gateway Drops BTC Over Fees and Network Congestion
Jul14

South African Payment Gateway Drops BTC Over Fees and Network Congestion

On July 12, South African payment gateway service Payfast announced the company is dropping bitcoin core (BTC) payments due to network congestion and high fees. Payfast emphasized that BTC has a number of limitations and design flaws which makes it an “impractical substitute for cash.” Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A Look at Their Commitments Network Congestion and High Transaction Fees...

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Binance Adds Margin as Exchange Competition Heats Up
Jul14

Binance Adds Margin as Exchange Competition Heats Up

This week, the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance, launched margin trading. In doing so, it made the elite group of exchanges that offer crypto derivatives less exclusive than it once was. Binance, Kucoin, and Bitmax have all rolled out margin products this year, in a bid to give market leaders Bitmex and Deribit a run for their money. Also read: Miners Flock to Iran Where Bitcoin Mining Is Set to Be Sanctioned...

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Aptoide Removes ‘Popcorn Time’ and ‘Showbox’ Apps Following Piracy Lawsuit (Updated)
Jul14

Aptoide Removes ‘Popcorn Time’ and ‘Showbox’ Apps Following Piracy Lawsuit (Updated)

Aptoide is a third-party alternative to Google’s official Play Store. Among other things, it allows users to install a variety of apps on their Android devices. The marketplace, which is operated from Portugal, recently accused Google of anti-competitive behavior after is was flagged as being insecure. The brawl with Google is not Aptoide’s only concern though. A few weeks ago the company was sued by two movie outfits; TBV...

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