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Russian hackers used bitcoin to fund election interference, so prepare for FUD – TechCrunch

The indictment filed today against 12 Russians accused of, among other things, hacking the DNC and undermining Hillary Clinton’s campaign also notes that the alleged hackers paid for their nefarious deeds with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This unsavory application of one of tech’s current darlings...

The indictment filed toda...

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As facial recognition technology becomes pervasive, Microsoft (yes, Microsoft) issues a call for regulation – TechCrunch

Technology companies have a privacy problem. They’re terribly good at invading ours and terribly negligent at protecting their own. And with the push by technologists to map, identify and index our physical as well as virtual presence with biometrics like face and fingerprint scanning, the increasing...

Technology companies have...

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Facebook would make a martyr by banning Infowars – TechCrunch

Alex Jones’ Infowars is a fake news-peddler. But Facebook deleting its Page could ignite a fire that consumes the network. Still, some critics are asking why it hasn’t done so already. This week Facebook held an event with journalists to discuss how it combats fake news. The...

Alex Jones’ Infowars is...

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s brutal education in net neutrality – TechCrunch

DC Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated for the position of Supreme Court Justice, and on this occasion I think it warranted that we revisit in detail the sound intellectual thrashing this man suffered at the hands of his colleagues just last year...

DC Circuit Court Judge Br...

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