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Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Cambridge Analytica co-founder and whistleblower Wylie started a new firm, Eunoia, in 2014 that had the same dataset of 50M+ Facebook users, according to emails   —  “We have developed a series of algorithms that can predict the personality traits of individual voters by analyzing their voterfile, social, online and consumer data."
Mar 28, 2018, 2:50 PMIn context
BuzzFeed:
Twitter is investigating how cryptocurrency scammers changed handles on verified accounts and kept verified badges to trick users into giving away funds   —  This is the Twitter account for Tron Foundation, the organization behind a cryptocurrency that has a current valuation of $2.8 billion.
Feb 23, 2018, 9:45 PMIn context
BuzzFeed:
How scammers impersonating Twitter celebrities con people via fake giveaways, asking for small bitcoin, ether amounts, promising to send back several times more   —  And they're using automated networks of bot accounts to do it.  —  What do @Eilon_Musk, @ElonMuski, @EloonMusk, @Elonn_Musk, and @Alon_Musk have in common?
Feb 11, 2018, 1:20 PMIn context
BuzzFeed:
How scammers are getting rich using social media, phony news sites, and private pump and dump group chats to spread false information about cryptocurrencies   —  In the largely unregulated world of bitcoin and cryptocurrency, fraudsters are getting rich by deliberately spreading false information …
Jan 22, 2018, 9:25 AMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Kodak now is not Kodak we knew, it's a shell of a bankrupt company that was worth $135M before blockchain announcements like KODAKCoin and KashMiner this week   —  The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) can be a showcase of invention.  Each year, giant corporations from around the world flock …
Jan 10, 2018, 11:25 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
A look at the “Coinbase effect”, the popular trading platform's power in influencing the nascent cryptocurrency markets with its 10M+ users   —  On Tuesday, Justin Blau, a well-known DJ and amateur bitcoin trader, was fixed to his computer monitor, caught up in what he thought would be the latest cryptocurrency gold rush.
Dec 22, 2017, 11:55 AMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Jacobs' letter alleges corporate espionage, unlawful surveillance, wiretapping, bribery, and illicit hacking by Uber; Jacobs walked back some claims under oath   —  The judge in the $1.9 billion civil suit between Waymo and Uber released the letter of a disgruntled former employee on Friday …
Dec 15, 2017, 9:50 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Political opposition firm files to dismiss Shervin Pishevar suit, says court will “see through his strategy of filing suits to intimidate women coming forward”   —  Venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar, who has been accused by multiple unnamed women of sexual misconduct in a recent news report …
Dec 6, 2017, 7:50 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Lawyers for Peter Thiel file a motion to block efforts that have prevented him from bidding on Gawker.com assets during bankruptcy proceeding   —  In a federal bankruptcy court filing on Wednesday, lawyers for venture capitalist Peter Thiel objected to the ongoing sale process of Gawker.com …
Nov 22, 2017, 8:15 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with Y Combinator; source says Thiel did not rejoin YC after the startup accelerator ended its part-time partners program   —  Billionaire venture capitalist and Facebook board member Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with startup accelerator Y Combinator, according to an edited company blog post.
Nov 17, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context

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