An Iranian Hacking Campaign, Social Media Surveillance, and More News

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Amazon Takes a Swipe at PayPal's $4 Billion Acquisition

The retail giant warned holiday shoppers that Honey, a popular browser extension, was a “security risk.” Honey denies the claim.

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Iranian Hackers Have Been ‘Password-Spraying’ the US Grid

A state-sponsored group called Magnallium has been probing American electric utilities for the past year.

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Philippine ‘Crypto Valley of Asia’ to Get Own Airport
Jan10

Philippine ‘Crypto Valley of Asia’ to Get Own Airport

The Philippines has a “Crypto Valley of Asia,” an initiative of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority, the government agency responsible for managing the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport. An airport is now being planned for inside this economic zone to address the needs of its investors and crypto service providers. Many cryptocurrency exchanges have been licensed to operate within the zone. Also read: Regs...

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How Dropgangs and Dead Drops Are Transforming Darknet Practices
Jan10

How Dropgangs and Dead Drops Are Transforming Darknet Practices

Since the creation of the Silk Road, authorities have waged a war against the online drug trade with a wave of surveillance and enforcement. However, crypto-anarchists are developing new ways to evade the state’s tentacles as the next technological phase started to emerge in late 2017. On Monday, the Cypherpunk Bitstream podcast discussed the evolution of darknet markets as new ideas like dropgangs and dead drops proliferate...

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