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Bitcoin Is Actually Traceable, Pipeline Investigation Shows

When Bitcoin burst onto the scene in 2009, fans heralded the cryptocurrency as a secure, decentralized and anonymous way to conduct transactions outside the traditional financial system.

Criminals, often operating in hidden reaches of the internet, flocked to Bitcoin to do illicit business without revealing their names or locations. The digital currency quickly became as popular with drug dealers and tax evaders as it was with contrarian libertarians.

But this week’s revelation that federal officials had recovered most of the Bitcoin ransom paid in the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack exposed a fundamental misconception about cryptocurrencies: They are not as

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Supreme Court’s Computer Fraud Case Shows Generational Divide

In an important 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court pushed back against prosecutorial overreach in computer-related misconduct. What’s most interesting about the case is the breakdown among the justices: On one side, all five justices appointed since 2008 — by Barack Obama and by Donald Trump — plus Justice Stephen Breyer; on the other side, three conservative justices appointed before 2005, two by George W. Bush and one by George H.W. Bush. Generational change is afoot on the Supreme Court, at least with respect to cases involving computers.

At issue in the case, Van Buren v. U.S., was the scope

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Toyota shows how hydrogen technology could save the exhaust note

Hearing the exhaust is part of the experience of driving a sports car, and silence is something many manufacturers struggle with as they add electric vehicles to their range. Toyota proved that zero emissions doesn’t necessarily mean zero noise by building a hydrogen-powered Corolla race car that manages to sound like a proper hot hatch.

Published on YouTube by enthusiast website Toyota Times, the 34-second clip was shot on a race track in Japan. It shows the rear end of the experimental race car announced in April 2021, and it zooms in on an odd-looking exhaust tip with a

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This chart shows the deluge of corporate spending on technology since 1980

Think big tech stocks are too toppy?

Lately, it has been a near daily tug of war when it comes to whether the lofty share prices of highflying technology companies can be justified, particularly as benchmark bond yields
rise from pandemic lows and a greater share of the U.S. population gets vaccinated against COVID-19, spurring hope for a robust economic recovery.

The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index
closed down 0.9% Tuesday, while the S&P 500 index
lost 0.7% and blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average
slumped 0.8%.

Shares of Apple, Inc.

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Fantasy football rankings 2021: Computer model shows NFL sleepers, breakouts, busts, top 300

The New York Jets cut the cord on the Sam Darnold era in recent weeks, trading the third-year quarterback to the Carolina Panthers for three draft picks. That means the Jets are once again casting about for a franchise quarterback and could select one with the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft. Does that mean whomever the Jets take is in line to become one of the season’s top 2021 Fantasy football breakouts? Will Darnold become one of the 2021 Fantasy football sleepers heading into a new situation in Charlotte?

Choosing your fantasy team’s signal-caller is a pivotal choice,

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A website is offering $1,000 for someone to binge-watch home improvement shows

Originally Published: 10 APR 21 15:46 ET

By Rachel Trent, CNN

    (CNN) — If you feel like watching home improvement shows causes you to spend more money on your remodeling, here’s your chance to earn some cash while binge-watching “Fixer Upper.”

The website ReviewHomeWarranties is offering to pay someone $1,000 to watch 10 episodes of three different home improvement shows.

The shows chosen by the website to watch include “Curb Appeal,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “Fixer Upper,” “Flip or Flop,” “Flipping Out,” “HGTV Design Star,” “House Hunters,” “Property Brothers,” “Rehab Addict” and “This Old House.”

The selected candidate will have

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