Day: May 7, 2020

Viral conspiracy theory video tests companies’ misinformation policies

Sponsored Links Thomas Tolstrup via Getty Images A viral video peddling conspiracy theories about the coronavirus has become the latest flashpoint for social media platforms struggling to contain health misinformation.  The video, an almost 30-minute clip from a film known as “Plandemic Movie” or “Plandemic Documentary,” spreads debunked conspiracy theories about the coronavirus and features …

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Samsung to launch a Samsung Pay debit card this summer

Samsung plans to launch a Samsung Pay debit card this summer, the company announced today in a blog post by Sang Ahn, vice president and general manager of Samsung Pay in North America (via Android Central). Samsung will launch the card, which will be backed by a cash management account, in partnership with personal finance …

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“Disquisting whores”: Document reveals GirlsDoPorn plans to harass victims

Enlarge RyanJLane / Getty Images The FBI says that the men behind the disgraced GirlsDoPorn website were willing to go to extraordinary lengths to harass and intimidate 22 women who sued them for fraud and coercion. A judge awarded those women $13 million in January. Now one of the men, Matthew Wolfe, is in custody and facing criminal …

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Researchers engineer photosynthetic bacteria to produce hydrogen

Enlarge State of Oklahoma The price of photovoltaic power has plunged, making it competitive with fossil fuel-powered electrical generation. But there is still a range of applications, like ships and aircraft, where electrical power doesn’t help much. And storing the electricity produced by solar power so that it can be used at night remains an …

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Microsoft’s new Surface notebooks are a grab bag of bad decisions

Microsoft’s Build conference may still be two weeks out, but the company isn’t saving its hardware news till then. It announced a slew of new Surface devices this week, and some of these products have been a long time coming. The new Surface Earbuds, for example, are finally going to retail after being announced in …

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Zcash Researchers Discover Criminals Are Laughably Unskilled at Using Crypto

A study by Rand Corporation unveiled that people using Zcash for illicit or criminal purposes in the dark web may not fully understand the underlying technology. According to the 65-page report published on May 7, the US-based think tank and government contractor highlighted that criminals have doubts regarding the anonymity offered by Zcash. The research …

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Elon Musk talks Neuralink, coronavirus, and the future in Joe Rogan podcast Round 2

By Joey Klender Posted on May 7, 2020 Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently made his second appearance on the widely popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast, which was released today. Unlike many of Rogan’s podcasts that are streamed live for viewers to watch in real-time, Musk’s second episode was pre-recorded and released on May …

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Decentralized Finance Startup Focused on Bitcoin Cash Raises $1 Million for Expansion

On May 7, the decentralized finance (defi) startup General Protocols revealed the team has raised over $1 million from investors. The creators of General Protocols have introduced innovative projects on the Bitcoin Cash network such as Anyhedge, and have also participated in helping forward the Bitcoin Cash Node (BCHN) project and Flipstarter.cash. The BCH community …

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