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Much of Russia’s Blockchain Voter Data Is Now for Sale on the Dark Web

Passport data from 1.14 million Russians is now available for sale on underground shops via the dark web. This data was stolen from citizens who voted in the country’s recent constitutional reform referendum, which utilized Blockchain technology. According to Kommersant, quoting information provided by the hackers, illegal sellers have already sold over “30 thousand lines” …

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Bitcoin’s 10% Drop Shrugged Off – Traders Expect More Big Dips On the Way Up

Bitcoin investors are shrugging off the recent drop in value that saw a loss of over 10.9% on Sunday. A number of speculators believe the price is still very bullish but expect some more big dips along the way. Meanwhile, optimism has been cushioned as onchain statistics show that exchange withdrawals also surpassed deposits on …

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Google’s latest Chrome extension shows detailed ad-tracking data

Steve Dent/Engadget Google has released a Chrome extension that can give you more insight into how you’re being targeted by advertisers. Called “Ads Transparency Spotlight,” it shows the number of ads loading on a page, the advertisers and ad tech companies present, and the personal data (demographics, re-marketing, interests, location, etc.) that is being used …

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Ethereum Is the Best-Performing Asset Class of 2020

The average performance across Ethereum (ETH)-based assets has been a nearly 130% year-to-date (YTD) gain, according to data published by market data aggregator Messari. The data provides an overview of the 178 assets that currently exist on Ethereum, totaling a combined market capitalization of $63.7 billion — just shy of 20% of the entire crypto …

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93% of Bitcoin’s Supply Profitable at $11K, ‘Realized Price’ Recovers from Black Thursday

Onchain data shows that bitcoin’s breakout above $11,000 puts 93% of the circulating supply in a state of profit. Additionally, seven-day metrics show that bitcoin’s “realized price” has recovered from the low that took place on March 12. The research and analysis firm Glassnode revealed that when the price of bitcoin (BTC) is over the …

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Seven Hong Kong VPN providers accused of exposing private user data

ISAAC LAWRENCE/AFP via Getty Images Many activists and privacy advocates turn to virtual private networks to keep their internet activity away from prying eyes, but it appears that some VPN providers might have put their customers at risk. VPNMentor reports (via The Register) that sensitive user data from seven free Hong Kong VPN services, ostensibly …

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FBI reportedly uses a travel company’s data for worldwide surveillance

Spencer Platt/Getty Images The FBI doesn’t necessarily have to rely on spy databases or phone records to collect vast amounts of information about suspects — it might just have to ask a travel company for help. Forbes understands the FBI is using info from Sabre, the world’s largest travel data holder, to conduct surveillance around …

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Miner Hoards: Q2 Bitcoin Mining Supply Outflow Touches 12-Month Low

700,000 Expedia Hotels Can Now Be Paid With Cryptocurrencies via Travala More than 700,000 Expedia Group hotels and accommodations are now available via crypto-friendly travel booking platform Travala. Bookings can be paid with more than 30 cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin. Despite covid-19, Travala saw a 170% increase in booking revenue from its … read more. Bitcoin.com …

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Australia and the UK open joint investigation of Clearview AI

SDI Productions via Getty Images Australia and the UK have opened a joint investigation into Clearview AI. Specifically, the regulatory bodies are concerned with Clearview’s practice of using “scraped” data and biometrics.  The two countries aren’t the first to question Clearview AI, the company behind the controversial facial recognition program. Clearview AI claims to have …

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Holders Gather 233K BTC This Year, While Bitcoin Cash Savers Outshine Composition by Time Held

Not So Private: 99% of Zcash and Dash Transactions Traceable, Says Chainalysis Chainalysis says it can track 99% of transactions involving Zcash, and almost all of Dash’s – coins that both fancy themselves as private and untraceable. Now, that’s because the majority of users do not utilize the optional privacy-enhancing features available … read more. …

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