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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin price decline accelerates’ :(

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Jane Didion used to say: There’s only one way to go from here! Bitcoin Price We closed the day, November 21 2019, at a price of $7,642. That’s a notable 4.74 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$380.89. It was the lowest closing price in twenty-seven days. We’re still 61 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

PSA: Twitter finally ditches SMS for two-factor authentication

Twitter has finally done the impossible: it’s allowing users to enroll for its two-factor authentication (2FA) program without requiring a phone number. What’s more, it’s also providing an option to disable SMS-based 2FA, which is known to be flawed and insecure. The decoupling comes in the wake of revelations that the social blogging platform “accidentally” targeted ads at some users by way of their email addresses and phone numbers, which they provided only for account security purposes. Twitter admitted it didn’t know exactly how many were impacted by the inadvertent error, but said the issue was fixed as of September. To setup… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Twitter

OneCoin lawyer found guilty in $4B cryptocurrency scam

Mark Scott, the lawyer who made $50 million by routing $400 million on behalf of the OneCoin cryptocurrency scam, has been found guilty of money laundering and fraud, and is facing a 50-year prison sentence. Scott’s lawyers said he was not aware that OneCoin’s cryptocurrency was worthless, adding that he was simply doing what Dr Ruja Ignatova, co-founder of the Bulgaria-based scam, asked him to do. A federal jury in Manhattan, however, rejected those claims following a three-week trial. “Mark S. Scott, an equity partner at a prominent international law firm, used his specialized knowledge as an experienced corporate lawyer to… This story continues at The Next Web

Watch the Tesla Cybertruck’s unbreakable glass, uh, break

Earlier, Elon Musk unveiled Tesla‘s long awaited truck. And what’s it called? Yes, the Cybertruck. It might sound like a country and western version of a London-based rave-ware store (a niche reference I know), but the Cybertruck appears pretty impressive. On paper at least. We covered the full launch here, but as a summary, the Cybertruck’s top configuration can tow over 14,000 pounds (that’s more than 6350 kilograms in real measurements) and can go from zero to 60mph in 2.9 seconds. Oh, and the Cybertruck’s glass is “armored.” But, seemingly not amored enough to withstand being broken live on stage during the unveil.… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Tesla

Tesla unveils the wildly futuristic Cybertruck, starting at $39,900

It’s finally here – after years of teasing, Tesla has unveiled the Cybertruck. Yes, that’s the official name, and it’s like no truck you’ve seen before. No real truck, anyway. With an angular design that would make Christopher Nolan’s Batmobile jealous, the Cybertruck is built to be tough. So tough, that Tesla demonstrated hitting it with a sledgehammer and a gun (the latter, thankfully not on stage). The truck is able to tow 14,000+ pounds in its top configuration; Musk showed it beating a Ford F-150 in a friendly game of tug of war. But just because it’s bigger doesn’t mean… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Tesla

Facebook considers political ad limits after Twitter and Google take action

Facebook has encountered serious backlash for the way it’s chosen to go about dealing with political ads – in some cases allowing ones that purposefully told blatant lies. Zuckerberg has fallen back on the ‘free speech’ argument, implying it’s not the company’s role to dictate which ads run on the platform. Many aren’t buying it. Since recent attacks on Facebook, Snapchat has verified it will fact-checks ads while Google imposed strict limits on ad targeting, and Twitter banned political ads altogether. Now it appears Facebook is finally relenting. Well, a little bit anyway. According to a Wall Street Journal report, sources within the company say the social… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Facebook,Google,Twitter

These songs inspired by Trump’s handwritten quid pro quo defense are peak Twitter

The Twitter-verse is alive with the sound of music that was inspired by the most unusual of lyricists: US President Donald J. Trump. Earlier this week the embattled number 45 put on one of the strangest performances of his presidency as he spoke to media outside the White House. Starring as both narrator and lead, the President acted out what it might look like if he directly responded to inquiries raised by US Ambassador Gordon Sondland during the ongoing impeachment hearings. It has to be seen to be believed, here’s a video from C-SPAN: But if you’re not able to… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Twitter

Jedi: Fallen Order is the best Tomb Raider game I’ve played in a while

While playing the most recent piece of Star Wars media, Electronic Arts’ Jedi: Fallen Order, I’m getting some definite Lara Croft vibes. And I’m very much okay with that. Jedi: Fallen Order is perhaps the first true attempt by EA to produce a single-player Star Wars game. After years of hearing about such games getting canned in favor of two Battlefront titles, playing this game feels like an achievement in and of itself. I’ve been playing it off-and-on ever since it came out. Keep in mind I haven’t finished the game — Death Stranding and Pokémon Sword & Shield exist, and I only have so many hours in… This story continues at The Next Web

Review: Vankyo’s all-new Performance 620 is a fantastic budget-friendly 1080p projector

Vankyo’s back on the projector scene with a new edition to its Performance lineup, the updated 620. This is an inexpensive brighter-than-you’d-expect 1080p projector that improves on the 600 model in all the right ways. On its own merit, the Performance 620 is a fine projector from Vankyo. It throws a crisp image, doesn’t cost a whole lot, and doubles as a portable home theater thanks to its built-in stereo speakers. It doesn’t have any wireless connectivity and it relies on manual focus and keystone correction, but for a projector under $300 you’re getting a 300-inch HD picture that you… This story continues at The Next Web

Where did the Apple Store’s online reviews go?

We’ve got a mystery on our hands. Apple removed all reviews and ratings from its online store on November 17, as first reported by AppleInsider. What gives? Apple has so far done no policing of its customer reviews, as far as I’m aware. Unlike some manufacturers that try to hide negative reviews, Apple has typically kept them on display, even when products received low ratings. As far as I’m concerned, that actually makes me trust the company more. AppleInsider’s tipster noticed the reviews were removed from US, UK, and Australian Apple stores, pointing to a purposeful move rather than a mistake on Apple’s… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Apple Store,Apple