LockBit, the new ransomware for hire: a sad and cautionary tale

Enlarge Getty Images Ransomware has emerged as one of the top threats facing large organizations over the past few years, with researchers reporting a more than a fourfold increase in detections last year. A recent infection by a fairly new strain called LockBit explains why: after it ransacked one company’s poorly secured network in a …

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk opens up about Robotaxi rollout for next year

By Joey Klender Posted on April 30, 2020 Tesla CEO Elon Musk fielded many questions during the company’s Q1 2020 Earnings Call. However, when Gene Munster of Loup Ventures asked about Tesla’s development of Robotaxis, Musk gave one of his most in-depth answers to the Q&A session. Munster, an analyst at Loup, asked Musk to …

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ICANN votes down controversial .org sale proposal

The organization that oversees internet domain names has rejected a proposal to transfer management of the .org top-level domain from a nonprofit to a private equity group. ICANN said it wouldn’t approve the sale of .org operator Public Interest Registry because it would create “unacceptable uncertainty” for the domain, citing concerns about debt and the …

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Japan Implements Significant Changes to Cryptocurrency Regulation Today

Major changes are happening in the cryptocurrency space in Japan as new cryptocurrency regulation enters into force today. Among notable changes are the regulation of crypto custody service providers and crypto derivatives businesses. Japan has 23 regulated crypto exchanges; unregulated platforms have modified their terms of service affecting Japanese residents. Japan Adopts New Way to …

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Coronavirus causes worst smartphone market contraction in history

The coronavirus pandemic has caused the smartphone market to suffer its fastest ever first-quarter year-on-year decline, according to new data from analyst firms. Counterpoint Research and Canalys both put the overall drop in global shipments at 13 percent, though Counterpoint says the drop in China alone was 27 percent while Canalys calculates it at 18 …

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Charlie Shrem Says QE, Halving Will Spark Bull Run … in 2021

At Virtual Blockchain Week, crypto pioneer Charlie Shrem made a strong bull-case for Bitcoin, saying the combination of diminishing supply due to the halving, and wholesale quantitative easing, will drive prices higher over the next one to two years. Bitcoin halving and QE During a fireside chat with the VBW hosts on April 30, Shrem …

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Making my Tesla model X suck LESS

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Walmart launches two-hour delivery service for groceries, electronics, and more

Walmart is launching a new delivery service, called Express Delivery, that will get purchased items to a customers’ home in less than two hours, the company announced on Thursday. The new service could be helpful if you need to get items in a hurry while respecting shelter-in-place orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll be able …

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Oculus Makes Improvements to Iteration Time for Unity Quest Developers

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–>Oculus has introduced three changes to significantly speed up the iteration process for developers building Quest applications with Unity. Because Quest is its own standalone headset, testing how an application will run on the requires packaging the application and then deploying it to the headset before being able …

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Justin Amash Reveals Third-Party Presidential Bid: Pro-Bitcoin Libertarian Candidate Targets Trump’s Seat

U.S. President Donald Trump now has an unexpected challenger as the independent congressman from Michigan, Justin Amash, says he plans to run as a Libertarian candidate in the 2020 election. Besides John McAfee and Adam Kokesh, Amash is also a pro-crypto candidate, a believer in free markets, and has spoken positively about bitcoin seven years …

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