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Police roll up crime Programs in Europe after infiltrating popular encrypted chat app

Police roll up crime Programs in Europe after infiltrating popular encrypted chat app

Hundreds of alleged drug dealers and other criminals are in custody today after police in Europe infiltrated an encrypted chat system reportedly used by thousands to discuss illegal operations. The total failure of this ostensibly secure method of communication will likely have a chilling effect on the shadowy industry of crime-focused tech. “Operation Venetic” was…

Job M Accelerates punk rock satire Website The Hard Times

Job M Accelerates punk rock satire Website The Hard Times

Matt Saincome knows that compared to many of the startup acquisitions that we write about on TechCrunch, selling a website for a little over $1 million (mostly cash, with a little stock) isn’t a huge deal. “But in the world of punk comedy media? Whoo boy!” he said. Saincome is happy to poke fun at…

Let’s stop COVID-19 out of undoing diversity gains

Let’s stop COVID-19 out of undoing diversity gains

Rachel Sheppard Contributor Any disaster will have its harshest repercussions on people who were already marginalized. It’s unsurprising, then, that when it comes to jobs and businesses, the COVID-19 lockdown is impacting women and ethnic minorities more than anyone else. In April, unemployment shot up to 15.5% among women, 2.5% higher than for men. The…

Apps Like Pinterest, Twitter, Netflix View Surge In Downloads During Coronavirus

Apps Like Pinterest, Twitter, Netflix View Surge In Downloads During Coronavirus

With few entertainment options during the coronavirus pandemic, locked-down mobile users around the globe turned to app stores. Global Google Play downloads spiked 35% year-over-year and 18% sequentially in the second quarter, with net in-app revenue rising 18% and 5%, respectively. Downloads of Apple products saw less dramatic growth, with 23% year-over-year and 2% sequential download increases…

Stroke Appears 8 Times More Likely With COVID Than With Flu

Stroke Appears 8 Times More Likely With COVID Than With Flu

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Both flu and COVID-19 can raise your risk for a stroke, but the odds appear to be eight times higher with the coronavirus, a new study finds. Among more than 1,900 patients with COVID-19, 1.6% suffered a stroke, versus 0.2% of nearly 1,500…

How Safe Is it to Use A Public Toilet?

How Safe Is it to Use A Public Toilet?

July 2, 2020 — With dirty door handles, heavily trafficked toilet bowls, and proximity to strangers, public restrooms can be a germophobe’s worst nightmare. But the COVID-19 pandemic adds a new layer of risk, and infectious disease doctors are urging people to be cautious ahead of the holiday weekend. A recent study published in Physics…

What’s On Tonight:’Warrior Nun’ Battles Demons On Netflix, And A Romanian Heist Film Comes To Hulu

What’s On Tonight:’Warrior Nun’ Battles Demons On Netflix, And A Romanian Heist Film Comes To Hulu

If nothing below suits your sensibilities, check out our guide to What You Should Watch On Streaming Right Now. Warrior Nun (Netflix series, Thursday) — This manga-comic-book adaptation does indeed contain warrior-ing and nunn-ing, but it’s much more than that, including a superhero origin story, a coming-of-age tale, and an often-schlocky creation that arrives with…

Countless elephants die Strangely in Botswana

Countless elephants die Strangely in Botswana

By Julia Hollingsworth | CNN More than 360 elephants have died in mysterious circumstances in Botswana in the past three months, according to local conservationists. Some carcasses were found clustered around waterholes, while others appeared to have died “falling flat on their faces,” according to Niall McCann, director of conservation at United Kingdom charity National…

Blockchain Bites: BlockFi’s Revenue, DEX Volume and a Wallet Bug – CoinDesk

Blockchain Bites: BlockFi’s Revenue, DEX Volume and a Wallet Bug – CoinDesk

Jul 2, 2020 at 17:16 UTCUpdated Jul 2, 2020 at 17:17 UTCBlockFi CEO Zac Prince (CoinDesk archives)Blockchain Bites: BlockFi’s Revenue, DEX Volume and a Wallet BugNew research shows certain wallets are vulnerable to a quasi double-spending attack, a federal appeals court effectively said blockchain data is not protected under the Fourth Amendment and more. Here’s…

The Robinhood Revolution Is the Future of Finance, Feat. Jill Carlson – CoinDesk

The Robinhood Revolution Is the Future of Finance, Feat.

Jill Carlson – CoinDesk

Why the Robinhood Revolution Is the Future of Finance, Feat. Jill CarlsonFar from a fly-by-night, uneducated mania, the new day trader class represents a much more significant force for how public markets are changing. For more episodes and free early access before our regular 3 p.m. Eastern time releases, subscribe with Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocketcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox,…

Bitcoin Miners Saw 23% Revenue Drop in June – CoinDesk

Bitcoin Miners Saw 23% Revenue Drop in June – CoinDesk

Jul 2, 2020 at 19:14 UTCUpdated Jul 2, 2020 at 19:19 UTCBitcoin miners suffered a 23% drop in revenue during June, resulting from lower network fees and a reduced block subsidy after the halving in May.  Down from $366 million in May, bitcoin miners generated an estimated $281 million in revenue in June, a three-month…

Canada’s Sparrows Are Singing a New Song. You’ll Hear It .

Canada’s Sparrows Are Singing a New Song.

You’ll Hear It .

TrilobitesOver 20 years, scientists tracked the transformation of the traditional trill of a common bird from western Canada to Ontario.A white-throated sparrow.Credit…Scott M. RamsayJuly 2, 2020Updated 1:40 p.m. ETEven if you’re not a bird person, you probably know the jaunty song of the white-throated sparrow. It plays on loop in North America’s boreal forests, a…

To find giant black holes, start with Jupiter

The revolution in our understanding of the night sky and our place in the universe began when we transitioned from using the naked eye to a telescope in 1609. Four centuries later, scientists are experiencing a similar transition in their knowledge of black holes by searching for gravitational waves. In the search for previously undetected…

The Morning After: Vizio Sets a price on its Original OLED 4K TVs

The Morning After: Vizio Sets a price on its Original OLED 4K TVs

As we prepare to start a new console era this fall, the latest TVs will have to match their capabilities. Vizio just announced specs and prices for its latest models, with HDMI 2.1 features like variable refresh rate on models available for as little as $400.Vizio Of course, even at Vizio’s typically lower prices, opting…

‘NBA 2K21’ comes with a next-gen Update… if you spend $100

‘NBA 2K21’ comes with a next-gen Update… if you spend $100

But wait, there’s more! If you’re willing to wait for next-gen hardware, you can buy the basic edition of NBA 2K21 for $69.99 — not $59.99 — on PS5 and Xbox Series X. Finally, you can get a version of the Mamba Forever Edition, which is meant primarily for PS5 and Xbox Series X owners,…

Get a No Cost Nest Hub when you buy a Nest Hub Max

Get a No Cost Nest Hub when you buy a Nest Hub Max

Buy Nest Hub Max bundle at Home Depot – $229Buy Nest Hub Max bundle at B&H Photo – $229The 10-inch Nest Hub Max is one of our favorite Google Assistant devices, earning a score of 86. It’s arguably the best speaker of all of Google’s first-party displays and its larger screen makes it best for…

EARN IT Act amendments transfer the fight over Section 230 into the Countries

EARN IT Act amendments transfer the fight over Section 230 into the Countries

The other major concern opponents of the EARN IT Act raise has to do with Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which says that companies are not liable for much of the content that users post. Originally, the EARN IT Act proposed requiring that companies “earn” Section 230 protections by following recommended practices outlined…

‘Hyper Scape’ brings fresh ideas to a crowded battle royale arena

‘Hyper Scape’ brings fresh ideas to a crowded battle royale arena

All the core battle royale genre hallmarks are here. Matches start with players dropping into the virtual city of Neo-Arcadia, and scavenging for gear and weapons. The play area shrinks over time as map sectors deteriorate, forcing players closer together until one team is left standing.What helps make Hyper Scape a little different is that…

Palmer Luckey’s startup will build a’virtual’ border wall

Palmer Luckey’s startup will build a’virtual’ border wall

Anduril’s hardware almost looks like it belongs in orbit, rather than sitting amid desert scrub. On the ground, two wide solar panels collect energy to keep the surveillance tower running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. And at the top of a lengthy mast sit a cluster of cameras, sensors and antennae designed…

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