The 24-year-old CEO of a popular Bitcoin exchange has been arrested on charges of selling bitcoins to be used to buy and sell illegal drugs anonymously.
The CEO of a bitcoin exchange has been arrested on charges of selling bitcoins to be used to buy and sell illegal drugs anonymously.Charlie Shrem, the 24-year-old CEO of BitInstant, along with Robert M. Faiella, a user of Silk Road, were both arrested according to a federal criminal complaint from the Southern District of New York.According to the complaint, both men are accused of participating in a scheme to sell more than $1 million in Bitcoins to users of “Silk Road,” the underground website that allowed people to anonymously buy and sell illegal drugs.
Predictive tech is either the most revolutionary idea of a generation, or the end of thinking as we know it.
If knowledge is power, we’ve got a lot to be worried about.Because forget musing on what drink you fancy, or which book you should buy to make you look kooky in artisanal coffee houses, or even when you should dump your whiny boyfriend: your gadgets can now decide all of those things for you, before the thoughts have even crossed your mind.Indeed, our once innocuous gadgets now know us better than we know ourselves thanks to a surge of tech-sperts tightly enveloping us in their digital bosoms.
Sean Strub, activist and founder of Poz magazine, has relished taking center stage in fighting for dignity, justice, and care for those living with HIV.
On September 5, 1991, the AIDS activists Sean Strub and Peter Staley unfurled a giant condom made of parachute fabric over Senator Jesse Helms’s Virginia home. The music producer David Geffen had given them $3000 to have it made. The men’s other compadres from the direct action group ACT UP powered a generator which inflated the condom to keep it as “life-like” as possible. The legend across the outsized sheath read: “A CONDOM TO STOP UNSAFE POLITICS.
Download these apps to help you start meditating right now and get started on the path to a more peaceful existence.
For just one minute, calm your mind and breathe.Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. And one more time, inhale. And exhale. Feeling calmer?You, and millions like you, may have recently discovered meditation, an age-old practice dating back to the 1st millenium BCE.In 2013, meditation was front page news, catching the attention of not just holistic health enthusiasts but business leaders and celebrities across the Western world. Google meditates. Facebook meditates.
A new survey reveals a whopping 69% of singles are confused over what, exactly, constitutes a date. How did things get so fuzzy in the world of dating?
Over the course of one’s single years, an overwhelming amount of gchats with friends, glasses of red wine, and sleepless nights are spent replaying and analyzing an exchange with another human being and wondering “was it a date?”And if you think you’re the only one who has rehashed ad nausea whether that coffee meet-up means you’re more than just friends, take solace knowing you are not alone. A new survey of 2,647 singles shows that 69 percent are at least somewhat confused over what constitutes a date.
By Diana Kelly for Life by DailyBurn Think back on the last time you got a good night’s sleep. If last night comes to mind, lucky you! But can you remember when you got some great shut-eye every night for a week? It may be a little more challenging to recall. And you’re in the majority. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 50 to 70 million Americans have sleep or wakefulness disorder, and calls insufficient sleep a public health epidemic.
The Gillette-Schick duopoly better watch out for Dollar Shave Club and Harry’s, which promise more convenience and less cost to do what men hate most in the morning.
Don’t look now, bros but your morning routine is getting disrupted—in a good way.While stubble, beards, and moustaches may be in vogue everywhere, lots and lots of men feel like they have to shave every day—or at least every other day. Which means they are subject to an industry dominated by a few big players who are quite set in their ways.For more than a century, the shaving market has been essentially stagnant. In 1901, King Gillette introduced the safety razor in 1901, and the company bearing his name has involved into a huge firm, which is now part of the consumer products conglomerate Procter & Gamble.
How one pharmaceutical company could become the safest and most trusted of all cannabis dealers.
It’s rare that I get to say something nice about a licit drug company.Usually I’m all, “this anti-depressant drug is being prescribed off label and is making kids under 18 kill themselves” or “that pharmaceutical drug company is encouraging scripts of 180 pills of an opiate, at two a day, creating an addict at the end of their 90-day supply.”But this time, when I was asked to write about UK-based GW Pharmaceuticals and their cannabis product, the nasal-spray Sativex, I couldn’t find a nasty side effect to pair it with.
It’s annoying enough when you receive junk email. But what do you do if your home appliances are the ones sending it—or worse?
Over the holiday season, the research team at security company Proofpoint (where I work) found what’s believed to be an Internet first: conventional household appliances, including televisions and at least one refrigerator, were sending email solicitations for fake pharmaceuticals.Worse, email recipients who clicked on the fake links may have had their computers exposed to hostile software with the capability to steal information.So what, exactly, had happened, how did Proofpoint figure it out, and what should appliance owners around the world do now?So what happened?Between December 23rd 2013 and January 6th 2014, attackers sent waves of malicious email, in bursts of 100,000 emails three times per day, targeting enterprises and individuals worldwide.
A Rhode Island middle school has warned parents that kids risk “nasal maggots” and future drug use if they inhale the rainbow candy pellets. Why the panic is overblown.
If you haven’t noticed a multi-colored powdery substance caked in your pre-teen’s nostrils, better take a closer look.Administrators at a Rhode Island middle school have warned parents about a dangerous “new trend” among students: snorting Smarties (not a street name for a highly addictive amphetamine, but the chalky candy pellets). In an email advisory, Portsmouth Middle School lists the risks—culled from unidentified “research”—associated with the alleged fad, including nasal infection, lung irritation, future cigarette smoking and drug use, and “possible maggots.
The man who taunted heads of state, published George W. Bush’s paintings, and leaked a ‘Downton Abbey’ script was arrested by Romanian authorities.
In Arad, Romania, yesterday authorities say they finally caught up to the hacker known as “Guccifer.” Before his arrest, “Guccifer” had gained infamy for hacking former presidents, high-ranking politicians and celebrities, and leaking a collection of online artifacts that included Colin Powell’s personal emails, an unreleased script of Downton Abbey, and the paintings of George W. Bush. After a raid on his house by the Romanian Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT), Marcel Lazar Lehel, 42, was accused of being “Guccifer” and led away in handcuffs.
Tweeting racist or otherwise libelous bile can land you in jail in the UK, but the victim, as ever, is not the target of the tweet but free speech.
When Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman briefly melted down in a post-game interview Sunday, shouting something about his superior skills as a football player and the relative insignificance of a player on the opposing team, the Internet did what the Internet does best: In high dudgeon, it sputtered, typed in all caps, and excreted hundreds of witless tweets. Well, most of it was witless. Some of it, predictably, was racist. A young lad named Travis Ozegovich, representing the latter category, tweeted “Richard Sherman = typical nigger.
— By Shaquille O’NealMost of you know me as Shaq, longtime NBA center for the Lakers and the Heat. I want to dive into the topic at hand—health care—but thought I would first give you all some context as to how I became involved with the World Economic Forum’s Voice of Leaders campaign.For the past few months, I have been engaged with the technology company Qualcomm, learning about how wireless and health technologies can improve health and cut the costs of health care.
A new app that lets you order booze from your smartphone and get it 30 minutes later just got $2.25 million in funding.
Want to order booze from your iPhone? There’s an app for that, too.Boston-based Drizly announced today it has raised $2.25 million in seed capital to become “the Amazon.com for Alcohol.”“Drizly is the Amazon.com for alcohol,” Nick Rellas, founder and CEO of Drizly, says in an email sent on behalf of the company. “The liquor store experience hasn’t evolved since Prohibition ended in 1933. A tiny fraction of $83 billion in liquor store revenue comes from deliveries.
Struggling with a decision? ChoiceMap, an iPhone app, uses an algorithm to help you make the right call.
I’m not the world’s greatest decider.When faced with a tough decision, I tend to waver, stress, sleep, cry, talk to everyone, ignore everyone, watch Netflix, fret, and then, finally, make the call. Sometimes I’ll just go with my gut and hope for the best.Rarely do I sit down and list out the pros and cons of each and every choice that is on the table to compare them side-by-side. But thankfully—and finally—there’s an app for that.Meet ChoiceMap, an iOS app that claims to help people make better decisions.
Personal genetic tests are safe, innovative, and the future of medicine. So why is the most transparent administration ever shutting down an inexpensive and popular service? Because it can.