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  • Photo of Hackers Leak Alleged Internal Files Of Chinese Social Media Monitoring Firms

    Hackers Leak Alleged Internal Files Of Chinese Social Media Monitoring Firms

    Hackers Leak Alleged Internal Files Of Chinese Social Media Monitoring Firms A group of hackers that goes by the name CCP Unmasked, in reference to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), claimed they have breached into three Chinese social media monitoring companies and obtained internal files. The group released some of the accessed documents on Twitter but later its account was…

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  • Photo of Tokyo Unveils Public Toilets With Transparent Walls

    Tokyo Unveils Public Toilets With Transparent Walls

    Tokyo Unveils Public Toilets With Transparent Walls Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban has designed two public toilets for the Tokyo Toilet project with transparent glass walls that become opaque when they are occupied. But this time, they may have crossed some border of good taste. A group of artists and architects from Japan has designed a bunch of public toilets……

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  • Photo of Former Uber Security Chief Charged Over Covering Up 2016 Data Breach

    Former Uber Security Chief Charged Over Covering Up 2016 Data Breach

    Former Uber Security Chief Charged Over Covering Up 2016 Data Breach The federal prosecutors in the United States have charged Uber’s former chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, for covering up a massive data breach that the ride-hailing company suffered in 2016. According to the press release published by the U.S. Department of Justice, Sullivan “took deliberate steps to conceal, deflect,…

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  • Photo of Publishers File European Commission Complaint Against Google For Hosting Piracy Apps

    Publishers File European Commission Complaint Against Google For Hosting Piracy Apps

    Publishers File European Commission Complaint Against Google For Hosting Piracy Apps An anti-piracy group representing publishers in Russia has filed a complaint against Google with the European Commission. According to the letter, Google fails to remove piracy-enabling apps from Google Play, creating barriers to entry for legal platforms. The complaint, however, is far from straightforward. Google Play and Apple’s App…

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  • Photo of Man Charged With Attempting To Hire Hitman On Dark Net

    Man Charged With Attempting To Hire Hitman On Dark Net

    Man Charged With Attempting To Hire Hitman On Dark Net A New Jersey man has been charged with trying to hire a hitman on the dark net to kill a child with whom he exchanged sexually explicit images. John Michael Musbach was arrested on Thursday for allegedly paying $20,000 in Bitcoin to have his then 14-year-old victim murdered. The 31-year-old Haddonfield…

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  • Photo of China Bans Free Text Editor Notepad++ After ‘Stand With Hong Kong’ Update

    China Bans Free Text Editor Notepad++ After ‘Stand With Hong Kong’ Update

    China Bans Free Text Editor Notepad++ After ‘Stand With Hong Kong’ Update The web site of Notepad++ is banned in China as of Monday, “obviously due to” its launch of editions named ‘Free Uyghur’ and ‘Stand With Hong Kong’, the supply code and textual content editor announced on Twitter (below). First released in 2003 by France-based developer Don Ho, free-to-use…

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  • Photo of Michael Jordan Shoes Auctioned For $615,000 Setting New Record

    Michael Jordan Shoes Auctioned For $615,000 Setting New Record

    Michael Jordan Shoes Auctioned For $615,000 Setting New Record A pair of Nikes worn by Michael Jordan has broken the record for the most expensive sneakers ever sold at auction, fetching $615,000. The Nike Air Jordan 1 High shoes, which had an estimated sale price of between $650,000 and $850,000, were used by the basketball star during an exhibition game…

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  • Photo of Microsoft Confirms It Wants To Buy TikTok

    Microsoft Confirms It Wants To Buy TikTok

    Microsoft Confirms It Wants To Buy TikTok The rumors were right Microsoft has now confirmed that it is pursuing an acquisition of the viral app TikTok. The Xbox company said in a blog post that it is “committed to acquiring TikTok” pending a review of the “security” of the app. The software behemoth went public Sunday with its plans, announcing…

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  • Photo of TSMC Cuts Off Computer Chip Sales To Huawei In September

    TSMC Cuts Off Computer Chip Sales To Huawei In September

    TSMC Cuts Off Computer Chip Sales To Huawei In September Back in May, it became clear that TSMC was going to cut off Huawei Technologies, the Chinese technological giant whom the US Government has decided to sanction. Due to the United States’ newest export controls, the nation is restricting “all non-U.S. chip manufacturers using American chipmaking equipment”, in an effort…

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  • Photo of Seized Batmobile, Ecto-1 And DeLorean Replicas To Be Auctioned

    Seized Batmobile, Ecto-1 And DeLorean Replicas To Be Auctioned

    Seized Batmobile, Ecto-1 And DeLorean Replicas To Be Auctioned Illegally-bought recreations of the iconic cars from Batman, Ghostbusters, and Back to the Future are soon heading to the auction block. The U.S. Marshals Service announced plans for a car-forfeiture auction on August 1st containing three of the most iconic movie cars of the 1980s: Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, the DeLorean time…

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