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Telegram Releases Test Gram Wallet Despite Pending SEC Suit

  Telegram has released a test version of its desktop wallet for its own digital coin, known as Grams, despite an injunction from the SEC preventing the launch of its planned blockchain, Telegram Open Network (TON). Users can download the desktop app on Windows, macOS, and Linux 64 bit from Telegram’s official website. The app greets users with the message, “Now you have...

Tether Launches New Gold-Backed Stablecoin on TRON

Tether has launched a new stablecoin backed by physical gold reserves called Tether Gold (XAU₮), according to a press release published on January 23. One coin will be equal to one troy fine ounce of physical gold, currently worth approximately US$1,550. Tether Gold is available as a TRC20 token on the TRON blockchain as well as an ERC-20...

Diet autopilot Thistle raises $5M for health food subscriptions – TechCrunch

What if it was easier to eat salad than junk food? Most diet routines take a ton of time, whether you’re cooking from scratch, making a meal kit, or seeking out a nutritious restaurant. But on-demand prepared food delivery companies like Sprig that tried to eliminate that work have gone bankrupt from poor unit economics. Thistle is a different...

Hackers Acting in Turkey’s Interests Believed To Be Behind Recent Cyberattacks

Sweeping cyberattacks targeting governments and other organizations in Europe and the Middle East are believed to be the work of hackers acting in the interests of the Turkish government, Reuters reported Monday, citing three senior Western security officials said. From the report: The hackers have attacked at least 30 organizations, including government ministries, embassies and security services as...

Sen. Wyden Asks NSA About Trump Administration Device Security

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Rui Pinto: Hacker Who Targeted Football and Angola’s ‘Princess’

Prosecutors in Portugal have denounced him as a criminal hacker, but his supporters describe the man behind the "Luanda Leaks" revelations as a public interest whistleblower. Rui Pinto, the Portuguese self-taught hacker already tied to the "Football Leaks", has now come forward as the source of the spectacular "Luanda Leaks" revelations. The stories based on his latest massive leak have already...

Attacks on ADC Ramp Up as Citrix Releases Remaining Patches

Citrix has released the full set of patches for the recently disclosed security flaw tracked as CVE-2019-19781, but attacks on vulnerable systems are ramping up. Impacting Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Gateway (previously known as NetScaler ADC and NetScaler Gateway), the vulnerability was disclosed in December 2019, and the first attacks targeting it followed only weeks later, shortly after...

Ripple Eyes Aggressive Expansion of Payments Network This Year

XRP has now firmly established itself as the world’s third-biggest cryptocurrency, and Ripple, the company that holds the highest number of those tokens, has grown at a steady pace as well. The company has managed slowly but surely to build up its payments network, and that is definitely good news for XRP investors. In a new development, the San...

Ripple Eyes Aggressive Expansion of Payments Network This Year

XRP has now firmly established itself as the world’s third-biggest cryptocurrency, and Ripple, the company that holds the highest number of those tokens, has grown at a steady pace as well. The company has managed slowly but surely to build up its payments network, and that is definitely good news for XRP investors. In a new development, the San...

NY Bills Would Ban Municipalities From Meeting Ransomware Demands

Two state senators from New York State introduced bills that would ban municipalities from meeting ransomware attackers’ demands. On January 14, 2020, NYS Senator Phil Boyle of the 4th Senate District proposed Senate Bill S7246. Senator Boyle along with his cosponsors Senator George M. Borrello of the 57th Senate District and Senator Sue Serino of the 41st Senate District note in...

German Privacy Watchdog Investigates Clothing Retailer H&M

A German privacy watchdog says it has opened an investigation into clothing retailer H&M amid evidence that the Swedish retailer had committed “massive data protection breaches” by spying on its customer service representatives in Germany. Hamburg’s data protection commissioner said in a statement Monday that a hard drive containing about 60 gigabytes of data revealed that superiors at the site...

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Tether Launches New Gold-Backed Stablecoin on TRON

Tether has launched a new stablecoin backed by physical gold reserves called Tether Gold (XAU₮), according to a press release published on January...

Diet autopilot Thistle raises $5M for health food subscriptions – TechCrunch

What if it was easier to eat salad than junk food? Most diet routines take a ton of time, whether you’re cooking from...

Hackers Acting in Turkey’s Interests Believed To Be Behind Recent Cyberattacks

Sweeping cyberattacks targeting governments and other organizations in Europe and the Middle East are believed to be the work of hackers acting in...