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Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Faces Second Day of Critical Hearings by NATHANIEL POPPER and MIKE ISAAC


By NATHANIEL POPPER and MIKE ISAAC

Skeptical House committee members said Facebook’s Libra plans could be a threat to central banks and aid tax evaders and drug dealers.

Published: July 16, 2019 at 07:00PM

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FaceApp Isn’t Creepy Because It’s Russian, It’s Creepy Because It’s Capitalist


FaceApp Isn’t Creepy Because It’s Russian, It’s Creepy Because It’s Capitalist
FaceApp’s privacy policy is bad. Its policy isn’t uniquely bad because it’s a Russian company.

July 17, 2019 at 08:19PM
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Why I’m Turning My Son Into A Cyborg


Why I’m Turning My Son Into A Cyborg
When my son was diagnosed as autistic, I reacted not just as a mom. I reacted as a mad scientist and built him a superpower.

July 17, 2019 at 05:57PM
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Samsung podría haber encontrado al fin la alternativa al LED de notificaciones para sus móviles

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MITRE ATT&CK Framework Not Just for the Big Guys

At Black Hat, analysts from MITRE and Splunk will detail how organizations of many different sizes are leveraging ATT&CK’s common language.

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Party Like a Russian, Carder’s Edition

“It takes a certain kind of man with a certain reputation
To alleviate the cash from a whole entire nation…”

KrebsOnSecurity has seen some creative yet truly bizarre ads for dodgy services in the cybercrime underground, but the following animated advertisement for a popular credit card fraud shop likely takes the cake.

The name of this particular card shop won’t be mentioned here, and its various domain names featured in the video have been pixelated so as not to further promote the online store in question.

But points for knowing your customers, and understanding how to push emotional buttons among a clientele that mostly views America’s financial system as one giant ATM that never seems to run out of cash.

WARNING: Some viewers may find this video disturbing. Also, it is almost certainly Not Safe for Work.

The above commercial is vaguely reminiscent of the slick ads produced for and promoted by convicted Ukrainian credit card fraudster Vladislav “BadB” Horohorin, who was sentenced in 2013 to serve 88 months in prison for his role in the theft of more than $9 million from RBS Worldpay, an Atlanta-based credit card processor. (In February 2017, Horohorin was released and deported from the United States. He now works as a private cybersecurity consultant).

The clip above is loosely based on the 2016 music video, “Party Like a Russian,” produced by British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams.

Tip of the hat to Alex Holden of Hold Security for finding and sharing this video.

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Bluetooth Bug Enables Tracking on Windows 10, iOS & macOS Devices

Researchers discover a third-party algorithm in multiple high-profile Bluetooth devices exposes users to third-party tracking and data access.

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