Bitcoin is a fraud that will blow up, says JP Morgan boss

September 24, 2017

Jamie Dimon claims cryptocurrency is only fit for use by drug dealers, murderers and people living in North Korea Bitcoin is a fraud that will ultimately blow up, according to JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon, who said the digital currency was only fit for use by drug dealers, murderers and people living in places such as North Korea. Speaking at a conference in New York, the boss of Americas biggest…

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Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals

September 15, 2017

Exclusive: Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the implications for health. Scores of tap water samples from more than a dozen nations were analysed by scientists for an microplastic contamination in the global…

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Unlearning the myth of American innocence

August 24, 2017

The long read: When she was 30, Suzy Hansen left the US for Istanbul and began to realise that Americans will never understand their own country until they see it as the rest of the world does My mother recently found piles of my notebooks from when I was a small child that were filled with plans for my future. I was very ambitious. I wrote out what I would…

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The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

August 18, 2017

A shadowy operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign heavily influenced the result of the EU referendum. Is our electoral process still fit for purpose? The connectivity that is the heart of globalisation can be exploited by states with hostile intent to further their aims.[] The risks at stake are profound and represent a fundamental threat to our sovereignty. Alex Younger,…

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This is the most dangerous time for our planet | Stephen Hawking

August 15, 2017

We cant go on ignoring inequality, because we have the means to destroy our world but not to escape it As a theoretical physicist based in Cambridge, I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble. Cambridge is an unusual town, centred around one of the worlds great universities. Within that town, the scientific community that I became part of in my 20s is even more rarefied. And within…

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Uber failing to report sex attacks by drivers, says Met police

August 14, 2017

Senior officer says firm putting concerns for its reputation over public safety by not notifying police of some serious crimes Uber has been accused by police of allowing a driver who sexually assaulted a passenger to strike again by not reporting the attack, along with other serious crimes. In a strongly worded letter, Insp Neil Billany of the Metropolitan polices taxi and private hire team suggested the company was putting…

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WannaCry ‘hero’ to plead not guilty to accusation he wrote banking malware

August 5, 2017

US attorneys claim Marcus Hutchins, heralded as incidental hero for stopping major ransomware attack, admitted to creating Kronos malware targeting banks The British defence investigate who stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack, is accused of helping to create, spread and insist the banking trojan Kronos between 2014 and 2015 and is fronting six weighs of hacking-related commissions from the US Department of Justice( DoJ ), according to a lately unsealed indictment….

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Monkey selfie photographer says he’s broke: ‘I’m thinking of dog walking’

July 13, 2017

David Slater has been fighting for years over “whos had” the copyright to photos taken a number of monkeys applying his camera, and told me that he struggling as a result A US appeals court has pondered whether or not a ape can own intellectual property rights to a selfie while the photographer whose camera captivated the notorious portrait watched a livestream of the proceedings from his home in the…

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UK dealer charged in US over multimillion-dollar fake Bitcoin site scam

July 1, 2017

Renwick Haddow developed posh corporations and cheated investors into thinking they were great success, approvals in New York allege US approvals on Friday accused a British entrepreneur with insurances forgery, accusing him of betraying investors over what turned out to be a fake trading scaffold for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The Securities and Exchange Commission( SEC) alleged the surreptitiou Renwick Haddow, a UK citizen living in New York, diverted stores invested…

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Russian hackers ‘traded stolen passwords of British MPs and public servants’

June 23, 2017

Credentials of officials including MPs, officials and senior police officer apparently sold on Russian websites after 2012 attack on LinkedIn Passwords belonging to British politicians, officials and elderly police officers have been sold by Russian hackers, it has been reported. Security credentials said to have belonged to tens of thousands of government officials, including 1,000 British MPs and parliamentary organization, 7,000 police employees and more than 1,000 Foreign Office staff,…

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