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  • Facebook’s cryptocurrency to debut next week backed by Visa, Mastercard, Uber, and others: WSJ

    06/14/2019 5:22:02 AM PDT · by DEPcom · 37 replies
    The Verge ^ | Jun 14, 2019 | Jon Porter
    Facebook has secured the backing of over a dozen companies for its upcoming Libra cryptocurrency set to be announced next week, The Wall Street Journal reports. These companies include major financial organizations like Visa and Mastercard, and internet darlings like PayPal, Uber, Stripe, and Each will invest around $10 million to fund development of the currency, and will become part of the Libra Association, an independent consortium that will govern the digital coin independently of Facebook.
  • For my followers: my recent tweets are less for you than they are fir my pursuers.(mcafee naming)

    06/09/2019 12:24:16 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 52 replies
    twitter ^ | 6/9/2019 | mcafee
    For my followers: my recent tweets are less for you than they are fir my pursuers. They are shots across the bow ..
  • Cybersecurity LEGEND McAfee:‘Russian Hack’ Is NOT TRUE! (McAffee: evidence intel “ignorant & naïve")

    01/06/2017 8:59:54 AM PST · by xzins · 57 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 6th, 2017 | Ryan Saavedra
    John McAfee Talks About ‘Russian Hack’ One of the most brilliant cyber-security experts has come forward to give his thoughts on the supposed Russian hack of the U.S. election. I will be on @RT_America today at 8pm ET. I’ll drop a bombshell on today’s US intelligence claims. @realDonaldTrump I hope you’re listening. — John McAfee (@officialmcafee) January 5, 2017 From RT: The sloppiness of the alleged DNC hack by itself proves it was not organized by a nation state, and the “utter nonsense” presented as proof of Moscow’s involvement is rather evidence of intelligence agencies being “ignorant and naïve,” John...
  • John McAfee: 'Iran hacked the DNC, and North Korea hacked DYN'

    10/22/2016 12:43:53 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 42 replies
    CSO ^ | October 21, 2016 | CSO
    "John McAfee -- in an email exchange and follow up phone call just moments ago -- said sources within the Dark Web suggest it was Iran, and he absolutely agrees. While Russian hackers get more media attention nowadays, Iranian hackers have had their share. "
  • John McAfee Reveals How The FBI Can Unlock An iPhone In 30 Minutes

    03/02/2016 11:57:21 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 48 replies
    IBTimes ^ | March 3, 2016 | BY DAVID GILBERT
    John McAfee, the anti-virus program pioneer and gadfly U.S. presidential candidate, claimed that unlocking the Apple iPhone of Syed Farook, one of the shooters who carried out a deadly attack in San Bernardino, California, late last year, is a “trivial” exercise and explained how it should take the FBI just 30 minutes to complete it. McAfee, who is among 12 candidates vying for the Libertarian Party nomination to run for president this year, spoke to Russia Today about the continuing debate over the FBI’s attempt to force Apple Inc. to unlock the iPhone 5C used by the terrorist by creating...
  • [From December 26, 2015] McAfee anti-virus creator to run for U.S. president as Libertarian

    02/15/2016 3:24:02 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    UPI news ^ | December 26, 2015
    John McAfee, better known in recent years for his brushes with the law in Belize and Guatemala than for his anti-virus software, filed to run for United States president as a Libertarian candidate. McAfee told USA Today he plans to run on a platform of pardoning all marijuana users in prison and and to "stop the U.S. from being the world's policeman." Doug Craig, a national board member of the Libertarian Party, said,"He fits right in with our political philosophy.: Earlier this year, McAfee vowed to run as a member of the Cyber Party to "disrupt the political status quo"...
  • John McAfee Announces He's Running for President

    John McAfee, the antivirus software magnate who fled Belize after police tried to question him for murder, confirmed to CNNMoney that he plans to run for President in 2016 and that he'd created his own party -- the Cyber Party. McAfee explained that he decided to run after being encouraged by "almost everyone" he knows and meets. "I have a huge underground following on the web," McAfee said. "I promise you I will win because I have the votes."
  • John McAfee manifesto: Open US borders, end War on Drugs and abandon TSA 'in its entirety'

    09/17/2015 9:07:03 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 49 replies
    I B Times ^ | 9-17-2015 | Anthony Cuthbertson
    US presidential candidate John McAfee has released his manifesto for the 2016 elections, revealing policies that include opening US borders to immigrants, ending the War on Drugs, and abandoning the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in its entirety. McAfee, who founded the antivirus software company of the same name, confirmed his unlikely presidential bid – as a new third party candidate – earlier this month with the campaign slogan "privacy, freedom, and technology". The 1,700-word manifesto lists 10 key policy areas: foreign policy, War on Drugs, immigration, taxation, education, welfare, TSA, economy, cyber awareness and the FDA (Food and Drug Agency)....
  • Ex-Fugitive Anti-Virus Creator John McAfee Running for President

    09/08/2015 10:29:47 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sep 8 2015 | M. Alex Johnson
    Computer anti-virus creator John McAfee, the self-described "eccentric millionaire"-turned-fugitive from Belize, filed paperwork Tuesday to run for president — of the United States — as a third-party candidate. "I am founding a new party yet to be announced," McAfee, who turns 70 next week, said in a statement of candidacy filed with the Federal Election Commission, which was first reported by the political newspaper The Hill. A campaign website soon appeared.
  • John McAfee arrested after being caught driving high on Xanax/gun in his car (tr)

    08/07/2015 1:33:51 PM PDT · by dware · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08.07.2015 | Chris Pleasance
    Eccentric tech millionaire John McAfee has been arrested in Tennessee after being caught driving under the influence and for illegal gun possession, police say. McAfee, who created the virus-scanning software by the same name, was found driving erratically along a road in Henderson County on Sunday night and was arrested, police said. McAfee later admitted to being under the influence of Xanax, but said it was a new prescription and he was not aware it would impair his driving.
  • Bitcoin Bull John McAfee Warns US Government: ‘I Will Bury You’

    06/11/2019 8:14:29 AM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 22 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 9 June 2019 | Samantha Chang
    Bitcoin millionaire John McAfee — who’s a fugitive from the law for tax evasion — derisively taunted the U.S. government on Twitter. McAfee warned them to leave him alone or he will “f***ing bury” them. In a dizzying weekend Twitter rant, McAfee claimed that the Department of Justice is compiling a bogus case against him for money-laundering, racketeering, and murder.
  • Facebook plans June 18th cryptocurrency debut. Here’s what we know

    06/06/2019 2:19:26 PM PDT · by cann · 21 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | JUNE 06, 2019 | JOSH CONSTINE
    Facebook is finally ready to reveal details about its cryptocurrency codenamed Libra. It’s currently scheduled for a June 18th release of a white paper explaining its cryptocurrency’s basics, according to a source who says multiple investors briefed on the project by Facebook were told that date. Meanwhile, the company’s Head of Financial Services & Payment Partnerships for Northern Europe Laura McCracken told German magazine WirtschaftsWoche‘s Sebastian Kirsch that the white paper would debut June 18th, and that the cryptocurrency would indeed be pegged to a basket of currencies rather than a single one like the US dollar to prevent price...
  • US Congressman Brad Sherman Calls for US Ban on Cryptocurrencies

    05/24/2019 4:13:57 PM PDT · by amorphous · 62 replies
    Toshi Times ^ | 10 May 2019 | By Rasmus Pihl
    A US Representative is urging his colleagues to join him in implementing a nationwide US ban on cryptocurrencies. This cryptocurrency-averse stance comes as the Representative fears that cryptocurrency could replace the US dollar if not immediately curbed. Sherman: ”Cryptocurrencies are only useful for criminals” Specifically, the Congressman in question is the notoriously Bitcoin-averse California Democrat Representative Brad Sherman (D). He made these recent comments during a meeting of the House Financial Services Committee on May 9th. Sherman argued that a US ban on cryptocurrencies is necessary in order to counter, what Sherman claims, are cryptocurrency-specific hazardous effects. Moreover, Sherman made...
  • Hackers steal $41M in bitcoin from world's largest cryptocurrency exchange

    05/08/2019 10:00:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    UPI ^ | 05-08-2019 | By Nicholas Sakelaris
    May 8 (UPI) -- Hackers have stolen more than $40 million worth of bitcoin from the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, officials said. The Binance exchange said it discovered the breach Tuesday, and learned hackers stole 7,000 bitcoins in a single transaction. The company said it will cover the incident "in full" so no users' funds will be affected. As of early Wednesday, 7,000 bitcoins carried a value of about $41,009,000. The multi-prong attack used phishing, viruses and other methods to breach the accounts, Binance said. Sensitive user data was also mined, officials said. "The hackers had the patience to wait...

    03/23/2019 12:43:57 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 16 replies ^ | March 22, 2019 | Christina Comben
    Table of Contents Centralized Cashless Payments in China Facial Recognition to ‘Name and Shame’ Is Not Enough Push vs Pull Payments: Centralization vs Decentralization China Has Control Over Your Financial Sovereignty Like a scene from an Orwellian nightmare, authorities in Shenzhen China show where the future of centralized cashless payments is headed. And it isn’t pretty. CENTRALIZED CASHLESS PAYMENTS IN CHINA China is known for its high rate of technology adoption. Of the 2 billion or so smartphones around the world, two-thirds of them are in China. Unlike most users in the West, Chinese smartphones are particularly popular for making...
  • Majority of bitcoin trading is a hoax, new study finds

    03/22/2019 9:59:46 AM PDT · by NRx · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03-22-2019 | Kate Rooney
    New research is casting even more doubt on the legitimacy of bitcoin trading. An analysis published by Bitwise this week shows that 95 percent of bitcoin spot trading is faked by unregulated exchanges. The survey, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, echoes concerns by regulators that cryptocurrency markets are still ripe for manipulation. Bitwise, an asset manager in the process of trying to list the first-ever bitcoin exchange traded fund, said it met with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday to discuss its application. As a part of the process, it submitted analysis that could help regulators cut...
  • Cryptocurrency Exchange Says It Can't Access $190 Million After CEO Unexpectedly Died

    02/05/2019 7:01:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies ^ | February 4, 20193:46 PM ET | Bill Chappell
    The QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange says it can't access some $190 million in bitcoin and other funds after its founder and CEO, Gerald Cotten, died at age 30 — without sharing the password for his encrypted laptop. Cotten was "the sole officer and director" of the Canadian cryptocurrency exchange when he died, said his widow, Jennifer Robertson, in an affidavit that is part of the company's request for court assistance as it seeks protection from its creditors. The debt filing comes weeks after Robertson announced that Cotten had died — an event she described as "a shock to all of us."...
  • American anarchist 'John Galton' shot dead in Acapulco

    02/04/2019 3:52:56 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/3/2019 | Amy Guthrie
    MEXICO CITY — An American anarchist who went by the name John Galton was shot dead at his home in the Mexican resort of Acapulco, sending shivers through a tightknit anti-establishment community of expatriates that organizes events in the violence-torn retreat with seminars on topics such as how to make money via cryptocurrencies. A woman describing herself as John’s partner, Lily, said via social media that she saw the gunmen go straight for John and his friend Jason Henza, 43. Henza made it to a private hospital with bullet wounds in an armpit, leg and hand. The hospital said he...
  • Anybody here trade options?

    02/02/2019 2:57:08 PM PST · by Vision · 61 replies
    Have a few questions and my head is spinning.
  • Tropicana Field to become cashless this season

    01/28/2019 5:46:05 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 85 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Jan. 25, 2019 | By Marc Topkin
    ST. PETERSBURG — Tropicana Field will become the first cashless sports venue in North American, the Rays announced Friday. The Rays said tests with analytics and emerging tech firm E15 showed that switching to cash-free will cut transaction times in half. Payment forms to be accepted at Tropicana Field this season include major credit cards, Rays gift cards, mobile payments such as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay and season-ticket holder Rays Cards, the team announced in a press release. Fans without electronic forms of payment can exchange cash at all retail locations and through roaming gift-card vendors in $10 and...