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David Canellis / The Next Web:
CipherTrace: at least $356M of cryptocurrencies were stolen from exchanges in Q1 2019; cross-border payments from US exchanges are up 46% in past two years   —  ... AND IT'S GOING TO NEED LAUNDERING  —  Cryptocurrency thieves earned at least $356 million in the first quarter of 2019 …
May 1, 2019, 2:25 PMIn context
David Canellis / The Next Web:
Bitcoin wallet Electrum hit by DoS attack with the attackers apparently directing users to download “backdoored” versions of Electrum to steal their bitcoin   —  The servers of popular Bitcoin wallet Electrum are under heavy attack, and users are advised to be extra careful when using the pl
Apr 8, 2019, 11:00 PMIn context
Ivan Mehta / The Next Web:
WhatsApp now allows users to control who can add them to group chats   —  WhatsApp's group conversations can be awfully annoying when you're dragged into them without your consent.  It's finally rolled out a fix for that, in the form of a new setting that lets you choose who can add you to group chats …
Apr 3, 2019, 10:00 AMIn context
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
WhatsApp debuts a fact-checking tip line in India to combat fake news, will work with startup Proto to help review text, photos, links, and video sent by users   —  WhatsApp has launched its next weapon in the fight against misinformation on its platform in India: a tip line to which you can send forwards …
Apr 2, 2019, 7:40 AMIn context
Már Másson Maack / The Next Web:
Report: 2.7M patient calls to Sweden's healthcare hotline were found exposed on an unprotected server, along with other sensitive personal information   —  The audio recordings of 2.7 millions calls made to 1177 Vårdguiden — Sweden's healthcare hotline — were left exposed to anyone online …
Feb 18, 2019, 6:05 PMIn context
David Canellis / The Next Web:
An Italian judge orders Francesco Firano, founder of cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail, to repay the $170M worth of cryptocurrency that went “missing” early 2018   —  THAT'S IF HE EVEN HAS IT ANYMORE ...  An Italian judge has reportedly ordered Francesco Firano …
Feb 2, 2019, 9:25 PMIn context
Yessi Bello Perez / The Next Web:
Symbiont raises $20M Series B for its enterprise blockchain-based platform for financial instruments such as securities and loans, led by Nasdaq Ventures   —  Blockchain startup Symbiont has raised a $20m Series B as traditional exchanges from across the world look to capitalize …
Jan 23, 2019, 2:00 PMIn context
Matthew Hughes / The Next Web:
GitHub now gives users of its free plan access to unlimited private repositories, but those repos are limited to three collaborators apiece   —  Due to a scheduling error, we published this story one day before the embargo lifted.  This feature isn't live yet, but Github will formally unveil it tomorrow.
Jan 7, 2019, 12:40 PMIn context
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
Inside digital music piracy and sharing in the 2000s via P2P networks like Napster, LimeWire, Gnutella, as well as IRC and internet music service Audiogalaxy   —  A couple of decades ago - well before a $10 monthly fee would unlock access to virtually every song ever recorded through streaming services …
Dec 30, 2018, 6:25 PMIn context
Matthew Hughes / The Next Web:
Survey of 900 IT companies in US and Europe finds that Microsoft Teams' marketshare grew from 3% in 2016 to 21% in 2018, while Slack grew just 2% to 15% in 2018   —  A report from Spiceworks shows that adoption of Microsoft Teams - the Slack rival from Redmond - is growing rapidly and is set …
Dec 10, 2018, 1:15 PMIn context

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