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Okex Halts Withdrawals Due to ‘Out of Touch’ Private Key Holder, Founder Star Xu Talks With Police

Interest in Bitcoin Soars in Egypt Amid Economic Crisis and Unemployment A growing number of Egyptians are reportedly turning to bitcoin amid rising unemployment and the economic crisis. An Egyptian bitcoin community is seeing a huge spike in the number of members interested in bitcoin mining and trading. Egyptians Increasingly Attracted … read more. UK …

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FBI sent a team to ‘exploit’ Portland protesters’ phones

REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Federal agents tend to focus their phone cracking efforts on terrorists, but they appear to have shifted their attention to civil disobedience. NYR Daily has learned that the FBI sent its “Fly Team” counterterrorism unit to Portland in mid-July to conduct the “initial exploitation” of phones and other …

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Law Decoded: Police and thieves on their screens, Oct 2–9

Every Friday, Law Decoded delivers analysis on the week’s critical stories in the realms of policy, regulation and law. Editor’s note Historians typically date the birth of international policing as we know it today to the 1800s, a response to the explosion in nationalist movements and non-governmental political radicalism in Europe. Just as new linking …

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Kucoin CEO Says Exchange Hack Suspects ‘Found,’ $204 Million Recovered

According to the Kucoin exchange CEO Johnny Lyu, the trading platform has recovered $204 million in crypto assets since October 1. The exchange executive says the hacking suspects have been “found” and the “police are officially involved” in order to take action. On September 25, 2020, the crypto community found out that the Kucoin exchange …

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Amazon’s data request portal for police is visible on the web

Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images You might not have to wonder just what data police can request from Amazon — some of those details just became public. TechCrunch has discovered that parts of Amazon’s law enforcement request portal are visible to anyone on the web without requiring a login. They show what officers need …

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Crooked police chief sentenced to 8 years for dark web shenanigans

Former police chief Yuri Zaitsev was recently sentenced to eight years in prison for acting as a bounty hunter for a dark web marketplace. In December 2018, Zaitsev was working as the leader of his unit within the Main Directorate for Drugs Control of the Republic of Khakassia — a law enforcement division which is analogous …

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Indian police begin probe into alleged $270K cryptocurrency exchange scam

The operator of Delhi-based cryptocurrency platform Pluto Exchange is accused of duping 43 investors of more than $272,000. A local news outlet Millennium Post reported that the Economic Offence Wing of the Delhi Police has launched a probe against the operators of the Pluto Exchange after 43 investors filed a complaint with the EOW. Bharat …

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Police summon Bithumb chairman for questioning over alleged fraud

The drama over alleged fraud involving Bithumb’s senior executives continues as the company’s chairman has reportedly been summoned for interrogation. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency is purportedly seeking to question Lee Jung-hoon, chairman of board at Bithumb Korea and Bithumb Holdings, according to a Sept. 18 report by South Korea’s state-run news agency Yonhap. As …

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Seoul police reportedly investigating South Korea’s largest crypto exchange Bithumb

Seoul police have reportedly raided Bithumb, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea. According to a report by local publication Seoul Shinmun, an intelligence crime unit at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency has reportedly conducted search and seizure investigations at Bithumb’s office in the Gangnam District on Sept. 2. As reported, the latest checks are …

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Cops in Miami, NYC arrest protesters from facial recognition matches

Enlarge / Demonstrators marching on a roadway during a protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, on May 31, 2020, in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Law enforcement in several cities, including New York and Miami, have reportedly been using controversial facial recognition software to track down and arrest individuals …

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