Browser Extensions Scraped Data From Millions of People

Slack passwords, NSO spyware, and more of the week’s top security...

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Why You Can’t Bet With Bitcoin at Online Casinos in the US
Jul21

Why You Can’t Bet With Bitcoin at Online Casinos in the US

Since the dawn of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency landscape has seen a lot of digital currency gaming websites where users can wager their coins in games like poker, dice, blackjack and slots. Because public blockchains are transparent, the protocols have made online gaming provably fair. However, throughout most states in the U.S., residents cannot participate in online gambling as politicians from the ‘Land of the Free’ stop...

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G7 Agrees on Crypto Action Plan Spurred by Facebook’s Libra
Jul21

G7 Agrees on Crypto Action Plan Spurred by Facebook’s Libra

G7 finance chiefs met this week and Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency was high on their agenda. They agreed on several crypto initiatives and fast regulatory responses to projects such as Libra, calling for them to meet the highest standards of financial regulation. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – A Look at Their Commitments A Call for Urgent Action The G7 finance ministers and central bank...

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Alleged KickassTorrents Founder Continues to Fight US Extradition
Jul21

Alleged KickassTorrents Founder Continues to Fight US Extradition

On July 20th, 2016, exactly three years ago today, the torrent community was in dire straits. Polish law enforcement officers had just apprehended Artem Vaulin, the alleged founder of KickassTorrents (KAT), at a local airport. The arrest was part of a U.S. criminal case which also listed two other men as key players. At the time, KAT was the most-used torrent site around, so the authorities couldn’t have hit a more prominent...

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Google Fined Again For Not Removing Banned Sites From Search Results
Jul21

Google Fined Again For Not Removing Banned Sites From Search Results

In order to control what kind of information its citizens have access to online, Russia operates an Internet ‘blacklist’. Known locally as FGIS (Unified Register of Prohibited Information), the database contains the domains of thousands of sites containing anything from extremist material to pirated copies of movies and TV shows. Major online technology platforms are expected to interface with FGIS to ensure they receive...

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