July 27, 2019

McAfee detained in Dominican Republic, released after 4 days

SANTO DOMINGO, July 25 (Reuters) – John McAfee, the eccentric creator of eponymous antivirus computer software, and an entourage were detained by Dominican immigration authorities for entering the country with a cache of firearms and ammunition, the Public Ministry said on Thursday. McAfee, who is on the run from U.S. tax authorities, was detained after […]

July 26, 2019

Mikal Bridges was chosen for USA Select Team

USA Basketball has chosen Suns’ forward and rookie steals leader Mikal Bridges as one of thirteen players to join the USA Select team this summer. He’s not the first. The Phoenix Suns have had multiple players honored with a selection to the USA Basketball Select team in the past, including Devin Booker in 2017, Miles […]

July 26, 2019

Libra Accused of Stealing Structural Design from Another Coin

Did Libra Take Its Structure from Another Coin? The Royal Society’s Open Science publication released a whitepaper in 2018 . It was written by several members of MIT, one of which was Fellow Alex Lipton. In the paper, Lipton describes an “asset-backed, supra-national digital token.” This correlates with the goals and ideals of Libra, which […]

July 26, 2019

Yahoo Yahoo: Inside the life of a Nigerian cyber criminal

Source: Pixabay Editor’s Note : Internet scam is a fraudulent activity as spelt out by section 419 of Nigeria’s Criminal Code. TechCabal stands against cyber fraud in all its forms but our knowledge of our society is dependent on understanding all its moving parts. This article is an attempt at doing just that. The age-old […]

July 25, 2019

Did Erik Finman Really Just Brief Congress on Bitcoin?

Share Tweet Send Share Erik Finman, the famous kid who became one of the first teenaged crypto millionaires, briefed congressional representatives on Bitcoin yesterday – or so he says. He even posted a picture with a lectern and a US flag. Is This For Real? So, Finman hasn’t seen his name in the media for […]

July 25, 2019

Bitcoin Presidential Candidate McAfee Walks Free From Detention

Share Tweet Send Share Bitcoin advocate and US 2020 Presidential Candidate John McAfee walked free from detention July 24 after his arrest in the Dominican Republic. McAfee: ‘I Was Well Treated’ Writing on Twitter, McAfee’s Presidential campaign manager said that the entrepreneur would move to an unspecified location, whereupon he would update followers.McAfee, his wife, […]

July 25, 2019

Nobody knows when Bitcoin Satoshi Vision’s hard fork for 2GB blocks starts

Fledging blockchain Bitcoin BTC Satoshi Vision is ready for a “ hard fork ” upgrade to increase the size limit of its blocks from 128MB to 2GB — but there’s confusion over when it’s actually supposed to occur. According to BitMEX Research (the analytic arm of cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX), BSV miners and nodes are likely […]

July 24, 2019

Libra cryptocurrency scams are already a thing – and they’ve been spotted on Facebook

Now Facebook has your soul, it’s coming for your wallet Multiple accounts have been spotted trying to scam consumers by posing as official sellers for Facebook’s upcoming cryptocurrency Libra. And they’re doing it on Facebook. Of course they are. Facebook seemed slow to catch on as a dozen groups have been discovered trying to tout […]

July 24, 2019

‘The Great Hack’: Netflix doc unpacks Cambridge Analytica, Trump, Brexit and democracy’s death

It’s perhaps not for nothing that The Great Hack – the new Netflix documentary about the connections between Cambridge Analytica, the US election and Brexit, out on July 23 – opens a moment from Burning Man. There, Brittany Kaiser, a former employee of Cambridge Analytica, scrawls the name of the company onto a strut of […]

July 24, 2019

Jupiter family upset over Facebook deleting local business page

–> PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — A Jupiter family has a bone to pick with social media site Facebook. They say they worked hard to build up their own business over the last two years and relied heavily on social media like Facebook to help with marketing their business. But over the weekend, their Facebook […]