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Feds ran a bitcoin-laundering sting for over a year

Feds ran a bitcoin-laundering sting for over a year

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More than 40 alleged dark-web drug dealers have been arrested as part of a sweeping federal effort described by the Department of Justice as “the first nationwide undercover operation targeting dark net vendors.” The core of the operation was an online money-laundering business seized by agents from Homeland Security Investigations and operated as a sting […]

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Windows 10’s clever app tabs won’t ship with the next update

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Microsoft isn’t planning to ship its tabbed app feature, dubbed Sets, with the next major Windows 10 update later this year. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the company is aiming to tweak and improve the tabs integration in apps like Edge and Microsoft Office before they’re broadly available in Windows 10. […]

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Ticketmaster says an unknown third party stole some customers’ personal data

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Last Saturday, Ticketmaster UK found malicious software on a customer support product that had accessed a small percentage of customers’ data. Ticketmaster says it contacted the customers who were affected, which were “less than 5 percent of our global customer base.” The software was found on a customer service product supplied by an external company […]

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The interstellar space rock that mystified astronomers is actually a comet

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A mysterious space rock, first spotted in 2017, bewildered astronomers — was it an icy comet, a rocky asteroid, or something entirely new? As the object, called ‘Oumuamua, hurtles away from us, the mystery may be solved: it’s accelerating like a comet. Researchers tracked the space rock’s trajectory on its way out of this solar […]

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Some Google Home and Chromecasts are down

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Some users are reporting that their Google Homes and Chromecasts aren’t working properly, possibly following a software update. Google has responded to a bunch of users on Twitter to say that it’s working on a fix and will let users know once it has one. Hey there, sorry for the trouble. We don’t have a […]

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NASA’s next flagship space telescope is delayed again

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NASA has again delayed the launch of its next-generation space observatory, known as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the space agency announced today. The telescope now has a new launch date of March 30th, 2021. It’s the second delay to the project’s timeline this year, and the third in the last nine months. “We’re […]

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Disney wins antitrust approval to acquire 21st Century Fox

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Disney has cleared a key hurdle in its bid to acquire 21st Century Fox: the company has won antitrust approval from the Justice Department, albeit with one condition. The Justice Department required that Disney divest Fox’s regional sports networks, as they would create anti-competitive conflicts due to Disney’s ownership of ESPN, according to Variety. Disney […]

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Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Premium gets $999.99 price tag and July 30th release date

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Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Premium now has a price and release date, and as expected, the upgraded version of the already $800 XZ2 won’t be cheap: it’ll cost $999.99 unlocked when it ships on July 30th. Preorders in the United States for the XZ2 Premium will be available at Amazon and Best starting on July 9th, […]

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Giveaway: Toshiba OCZ RC100 M.2 & SX700 USB-C 240GB SSDs

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In the mood for some free hardware? Well then you’re in luck: our awesome community team in conjunction with Toshiba is holding a giveaway for a quartet of the company’s SSDs. Altogether we have two 240GB OCZ XS700s – Toshiba’s new line of SATA-based USB-C portable drives – along with a pair of literally tiny […]

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Facebook is testing a way to mute keywords

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Today Facebook announced it is testing a snooze option, which will allow users to temporarily hide any posts from their timeline that contain keywords they’ve marked. The feature is being rolled out to a small group of users today, and if it’s available for you, will appear in the options within a post’s upper-right drop […]

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