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March 11, 2018, 6:50 PM

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Julia Reinstein / BuzzFeed:
Twitter has suspended several accounts, some with millions of followers, that allegedly engaged in tweet stealing and “tweetdecking”, mass-retweeting each other  —  Continuing their battle against the “tweetdeckers,” Twitter suspended on Friday several popular accounts known …
Oscar Williams-Grut / Business Insider:
Mt.Gox trustee sold $400M worth of Bitcoin since Sept.; half of bitcoins sold were transferred from bankrupt exchange on Feb.5, a day before BTC dropped to $6K  —  - Bankruptcy trustees have been selling the company's bitcoin since September to raise funds to pay creditors.
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
FBI arrests CEO of Phantom Secure, which customized BlackBerrys for criminals by removing mic and camera, routing encrypted messages via overseas servers, more  —  Phantom Secure is one of the most infamous companies in the secure phone industry.  Sources and court documents detail …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Kaspersky Lab details sophisticated Slingshot malware likely used for spying on targeted individuals and organizations, which remained hidden for six years  —  Nation-sponsored Slingshot is one of the most advanced attack platforms ever.  —  Researchers have discovered malware so stealthy …
Rian Wanstreet / Motherboard:
American farmers, threatened by big data, proprietary systems, and restrictive EULA agreements, hack their own machines to fight back  —  Big data, proprietary systems, and restrictive EULA agreements threaten farmers, but the right to repair movement shows they are fighting back.
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
The term blockchain needs a universal definition as its general usage has become diluted and has led to many misconceptions about its capabilities  —  'You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means'  —  Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies have entered …

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