This June, an ex-employee posted an announcement on the official website of cryptocurrency investment fund Bitsonar. According to it, the organization is a Ponzi scheme, and its founder is not the same person as the website had earlier stated. Meanwhile, users post numerous claims as to the impossibility of withdrawal of funds and suspect the […]
Government public record databases apparently help law enforcement officials save lives, prevent further crimes from being committed by perpetrators, and also provide a detailed information platform that can stitch together obscure tidbits of data that can help them hunt down and capture fugitives and individuals fleeing from an arrest warrant.
Since mid-June, analysts have been noticing an active movement of funds associated with the Chinese PlusToken Ponzi scheme. Abnormal jumps in the price of individual tokens with subsequent emptying of hot wallets were observed at exchanges affiliated with scammers.
Recently, the news broke that TikTok, a popular Chinese online platform and mobile app for sharing short-form mobile videos, collects user personal data in an amount unusual for a social media app.
Binance exchange took off in 2017. In a few months’ time, it became one of the leading platforms by trading volume. By now, it’s got a multitude of new services and clients all over the world.
In early March of 2020, the US Senate introduced the draft of the notorious EARN IT (Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies) Act.
This spring, an array of European countries faced a massive cyberattack campaign, with nearly 80 critical infrastructure institutions in Eastern and Central Europe affected. The attacks reportedly were in favor of Russia’s and China’s interests in Europe.
While it lasted, Telegram’s TON project has been a tempting target for investors. A few managed to get into TON’s private token sale while the rest had to wait till launch or look for futures contracts for Gram tokens, which were offered by several trading platforms.
According to Gallup, in 2018, about two-thirds of people worldwide had confidence in their local police. Given the law enforcement response to the protests in the U.S., this number will probably be quite different in subsequent reports. But batons, rubber bullets, and tear gas aren’t the only tools for the job.
Like any other high-power computing hardware, Proof-of-Work mining rigs turn lots of electricity into lots of heat, which makes this business very sensitive to geographic location. Large mining farms and data centers tend to congregate around the cheapest electricity providers available, preferably somewhere colder.
“A big battle has been raging in recent years over our privacy. The coronavirus crisis could be the battle’s tipping point.” That’s a warning from a Financial Times’ article by Yuval Noah Harari, the author of “Sapiens,” about the loss of freedom in a time when many are willing to sacrifice everything for the feeling […]
In November 2018, Binance cryptocurrency exchange blocked an account containing almost $1 million worth of funds. Its owner accuses the site employees of embezzlement. This was initially reported to Forklog by the representatives of HackControl.