Hackers Made $300k in Bitcoin to Keep Dirty Online Secrets

Hackers Made $300k in Bitcoin to Keep Dirty Online Secrets

A new type of scam has emerged in which fraudsters attempt to solicit a Bitcoin ransom from victims by claiming to have incriminating videos.Security experts warn about ‘Sextortion,’ a new form of crypto scam that was first reported in 2017 and gained popularity in 2018. Last week, a UK-based cybersecurity company Digital Shadows published research investigating this new phenomenon. The experts of digital risk protection detailed how cybercriminals have diversified their blackmailing methods.

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Tobacco plants transformed into ‘green bioreactors’ to benefit human health

Tobacco plants transformed into ‘green bioreactors’ to benefit human health

Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute are using tobacco plants as ‘green bioreactors’ to produce an anti-inflammatory protein with powerful therapeutic potential. The plants are being used to produce large quantities of a human protein called Interleukin 37, or IL-37. The protein is naturally produced in the human kidney in very small quantities and has powerful anti-inflammatory and immune-suppressing properties, providing potential for treating a number of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders like type 2 diabetes, stroke, dementia and arthritis.

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Canadian Dairy Farmers Forced To Remove Lying Adverts Claiming Milk Contains No Growth Hormones

Canadian Dairy Farmers Forced To Remove Lying Adverts Claiming Milk Contains No Growth Hormones

Canadian dairy farmers have been forced to pull adverts which falsely claimed there are no growth hormones in their milk. The adverts, which had been running nationwide, prompted complaints to Advertising Standards Canada – the advertising industry's self-regulating body. According to the Plant Food Council, all dairy naturally contains growth factor 1 (IGF-1), which is intended to promote rapid growth in calves, as well as large amounts of estrogens and progesterone as cows on large farms are milked throughout pregnancies.

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Facebook’s Patreon competitor is a bad deal for creators

Facebook’s Patreon competitor is a bad deal for creators

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Studies Keep Showing That the Best Way to Stop Piracy Is to Offer Cheaper, Better Alternatives

Studies Keep Showing That the Best Way to Stop Piracy Is to Offer Cheaper, Better Alternatives

Study after study continues to show that the best approach to tackling internet piracy is to provide these would-be customers with high quality, low cost alternatives. For decades the entertainment industry has waged a scorched-earth assault on internet pirates. Usually this involves either filing mass lawsuits against these users, or in some instances trying to kick them off of the internet entirely. These efforts historically have not proven successful.

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Why are millennials burned out? Capitalism.

Why are millennials burned out? Capitalism.

“If Millennials are different, it’s not because we’re more or less evolved than our parents or grandparents, it’s because they’ve changed the world in ways that have produced people like us.” That’s how Malcolm Harris, an editor at the online magazine the New Inquiry, begins his book Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials. It’s a smart, contrarian look at the social and economic problems plaguing millennials — defined as people born between 1980 and 2000.

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Apple COO Jeff Williams ‘Very Aware Of’ Concerns Over Apple Product Cost

Apple COO Jeff Williams 'Very Aware Of' Concerns Over Apple Product Cost

Apple COO Jeff Williams spoke at Elon University on Friday, Feb. 22 and spoke of his history in joining Apple in 1998. The Times News covers his talk in detail. Williams also took questions from students in the audience. One student asked Williams if Apple had any plans to reduce prices considering the seemingly large margins on Apple products based on analyst reports.

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Anthem’s physical sales half Mass Effect Andromeda’s

Anthem's physical sales half Mass Effect Andromeda's

Anthem topped the UK boxed game sales chart during its first week of release, but with half the physical sales of BioWare's previous game Mass Effect Andromeda. Without digital sales through EA's Origin service on PC, or download sales on PlayStation or Xbox, it's difficult to draw exact comparisons. But from the comparisons we can make, Anthem's sales do not paint a hugely positive picture.

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Warren Buffett says he’d buy more AAPL stock if it was cheaper, not interested in selling

Warren Buffett says he’d buy more AAPL stock if it was cheaper, not interested in selling

Warren Buffett, through his company Berkshire Hathaway, is Apple’s second biggest shareholder, having dramatically increased his stake in the last few years. In an interview with CNBC, Buffett says that he is unlikely to sell his AAPL shares, and would buy more if it was cheaper. AAPL has fallen from highs of $233 at the end of last year to as low as $142 in January. After becoming the first company to hit a trillion-dollar valuation, Apple stock cratered by as much as 40% as part of a wider market selloff and fears about under-performing iPhone sales.

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