Spies Say Covid-19 Isn't Manmade

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Eric Hughes: A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto
May03

Eric Hughes: A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto

Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy. A private matter is something one doesn’t want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one doesn’t want anybody to know. Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world. **The following essay was written by Eric Hughes and published on March 9, 1993. “A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto” was...

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Bitcoin Sextortion: Scams Using Email, Videos, Passwords to Extort BTC
May03

Bitcoin Sextortion: Scams Using Email, Videos, Passwords to Extort BTC

Millions of people worldwide have received sextortion scam emails in 2020 asking for bitcoin. These bitcoin sextortion schemes sometimes include recipients’ passwords to make the threat more real. The authorities have advised what to do if you receive a bitcoin sextortion email. Bitcoin Sextortion Scams Proliferate Globally The number of people targeted by bitcoin sextortion scams in 2020 has increased rapidly. According to an...

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ECB in Full-On Emergency Mode as ‘Unprecedented Decline’ Hits Eurozone
May03

ECB in Full-On Emergency Mode as ‘Unprecedented Decline’ Hits Eurozone

The euro area is facing an “unprecedented” economic decline, the worst since records began. European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde paints a picture of a central bank in full-on emergency mode after the bank kept its interest rates unchanged. Unprecedented Economic Contraction in Eurozone New data released on Thursday reveals that the 19-member region’s economy contracted significantly to the lowest...

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Player Hits $250,000 (29 BTC) Slots Jackpot Staying at Home
May03

Player Hits $250,000 (29 BTC) Slots Jackpot Staying at Home

Staying at home can pay off, not only for one’s health but also for one’s Bitcoin stash. This statement has never been more true for anyone than the lucky player who just added over 29 BTC to his wallet by playing the exclusive game of Slots. Let’s face it, in most cases, the odds of winning a jackpot in any game of chance are usually stacked against you — but at some point, a game will be played that will...

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