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Analyst Calls 2,400% – 4,900% Bitcoin Moonshot

Today: Bitcoin, Trojan Malware, iPhone, App Store, BTC, Crypto, Tim Cook, Facebook, Clicker, Online Influencers, Face data lawsuit, Analyst Calls 2,400% – 4,900% Bitcoin Moonshot, Says BTC and Crypto Will Benefit From Global Monetary Madness That Old iPhone Sitting In Your Night Stand? Tim Cook Is Actually Going To Need That Back 17 apps on […]

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Why Nation States are Petrified of Crypto… Zuckerberg’s Shadow Bank

Today: POT, Crypto, Libra, Bitcoin, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg The Invention of Money Fascinating history of money and our current financial system.  “In finance and economics, we keep stepping on the same rakes”. Think Tank: Branding Lessons From ‘E-commerce Giants’ Katie Lundin is a marketing and branding specialist at Crowdspring, a marketplace for

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How To Become At Millionaire By Your 28th Birthday

Today: Becoming a millionaire, Apple in a post-Facebook world, “Relevance” in advertising, Koch Brothers buy Apple? 10 money rules that helped me become a millionaire at 28 Billionaire Koch brothers latest bet: Spending US$7.2 billion to buy an Apple iPhone supplier Molex Inc. agreed to a US$7.2 billion acquisition by Koch Industries Inc., the holding […]

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“Stringent” new online censorship law could affect domain companies

Blame Zuck. The UK government is planning to introduce what it calls “stringent” new laws to tackle abusive behavior online, and there’s a chance it could wind up capturing domain name registries and registrars in its net. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport this morning published what it calls the Online Harms White Paper, […]

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Surprise! Most private Whois look-ups come from Facebook

Facebook is behind almost two-thirds of requests for private Whois data, according to stats published by Tucows this week. Tucows said that it has received 2,100 requests for Whois data since it started redacting records in the public database when the General Data Protection Regulation came into effect last May. But 65% of these requests […]

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This is how AppDetex works

A small brand-protection registrar with a big friend caused quite a stir at ICANN 63 here in Barcelona this week, after accusing registrars for the second time of shirking their duties to disclose private Whois data to trademark owners. AppDetex, which has close ties to Facebook, has sent something like 9,000 Whois requests to registrars […]

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ICANN 63, Day 0 — registrars bollock DI as Whois debate kicks off

Blameless, cherubic domain industry news blogger Kevin Murphy received a bollocking from registrars over recent coverage of Whois reform yesterday, as he attended the first day of ICANN 63, here in Barcelona. Meanwhile, the community working group tasked with designing this reform put in a 10-hour shift of face-to-face talks, attempting to craft the language […]

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He too started with a small million loan from family…but his next IPO is the mother of all IPOs

Meet Trump supporter Peter Thiel…  A gay immigrant who has probably done more to move the world forward then more iconic tech geniuses we hear about.  Thiel has started, invested in and advised some of the most important technology companies in the past 20 years, earning himself a fortune in the process.  Limited thinking is […]

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Registrars still not responding to private Whois requests

Registrars are still largely ignoring requests for private Whois data, according to a brand protection company working for Facebook. AppDetex wrote to ICANN (pdf) last week to say that only 3% of some 9,000 requests it has made recently have resulted in the delivery of full Whois records. Almost 60% of these requests were completely […]

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Empty Whois a threat to the US elections?

Could a lack of Whois records thwart the fight against attempts to interfere in this year’s US elections? That’s the threat raised by DomainTools CEO Tim Chen in a blog post, and others, this week. Chen points to recent research by Facebook, based on an investigation by security company FireEye, that linked a large network […]

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