Russian Facebook hit with fake Telegram token ads using Pavel Durov’s face

When new crypto or digital currency projects are announced it doesn’t take long for scams to follow. It appears that Telegram’s supposedly incoming TON token is the latest to be exploited by opportunistic scammers. According to Russian news outlet Kommersant, fraudsters are using the face of Telegram founder Pavel Durov to push fake TON investment opportunities. The advert appears to be a sponsored post made under a page called “Successful Investor.” On clicking the post, users are redirected to a website that imitates the appearance of Russian news site, RBC. Kommersant says the imitation website displays what looks to be…
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Ripple Labs wants the US to forget it’s being sued for selling Ripple (XRP) illegally

Ripple Labs, the company behind the Ripple (XRP) cryptocurrency, has formally requested a US federal court dismiss a class action lawsuit that alleges it illegally sold unregistered securities, Fortune reports. A number of investors are claiming to have lost money after Ripple Labs convinced them to buy its Ripple (XRP) cryptocurrency. The group has demanded that Ripple Labs pay damages and declare that Ripple (XRP) is security. In response, Ripple Labs says that federal regulators have already concluded that Ripple (XRP) is a currency and a commodity, not a security — an assumption based on interpretation of previous regulator statements and not official rulings…
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This digital marketing masterclass is a must for every new entrepreneur

Even if you’ve never tackled the treacherous depths of digital advertising before, the direction from a course like the Digital Marketing Masterclass: Get Your First 1,000 Customers can help make that daunting task a lot more manageable. Right now, you can get that training at literally hundreds off its regular price, just $15 from TNW Deals.

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VPN apps with 500M+ installs caught serving disruptive ads to Android users

Google Play Store has a malware problem. And it doesn’t seem to go away despite the company’s best efforts to rein in sketchy apps. In a yet another instance of Android adware, New Zealand-based independent security researcher Andy Michael found four Android VPN apps with cumulative downloads of over 500 million that not only serve ads while running the background, but are also placed outside the apps, including the home screen. The apps in question are Hotspot VPN, Free VPN Master, Secure VPN, and Security Master by Cheetah Mobile. It’s notable that all these apps originate from Hong Kong and China,…
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How to use iOS 13’s dark mode like a boss

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Apple just released iOS 13 for iPhones (till iPhone 6) and iPods (till 7th gen). One of the most talked-about features is, naturally, the dark mode. In this post, we’ll help you figure out how to make the most of the feature. Enable dark mode through the control center Open the control center on your phone. Long press on the brightness indicator. Select the dark mode option from the toggle buttons below to enable it. You…
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How product managers can bring human insights to agile development

Today’s product manager is “the mini-CEO of the product,” a McKinsey report says. It’s a huge job, occupying the intersection between customers, business issues, and products. Product managers must understand customer needs, prioritize features, and work with the engineering team to build them. They are ultimately responsible for a product’s success or failure. The job was already a hot seat, and agile methods — now the go-to development paradigm at most organizations — have turned up the temperature. Because of the relentless pace of accelerated software delivery, product managers often have as little as a day to make key decisions…
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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin network shifted the equivalent of 412 tons of gold in one day’

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 Nightingale used to say: I got the horses in the back. Bitcoin Price We closed the day, September 19 2019, at a price of $10,266. That’s a minor 0.64 percent increase in 24 hours, or $65. It was the highest closing price in two days. We’re still 48 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s market cap…
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The messy iOS 13 rollout shows Apple needs a revised release schedule

iOS 13 is finally here. The big addition this time around is the system-wide dark mode, and much-needed refinements to apps like Maps, Photos, and Reminders. Then there are the new security and privacy features that alerts you about the apps that use your location, and those that want to access your Bluetooth. Safari even packs in a few more anti-tracking features that make it difficult for ads to track you across the web. But you may want to hold back for a couple of days more before embracing the dark side. For iOS 13.1 is right around the corner. Apple…
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Vivo’s new phone has a dual-cam pop-up because what else is left to do?

We’ve seen pop-up mechanisms for the front camera on phones in all shapes and sizes till now: Single, motorized assembly, pizza-shaped. Now, since there isn’t much left to do in that part, folks at Vivo has just introduced a phone with dual pop-up selfie cameras called the V17 Pro. The dual-front camera setup has a 32-megapixel primary sensor and an 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor. Apart from this, the device features a quad-camera assembly on the rear with a 48-megapixel primary sensor. Looking at the spec sheet, the phone certainly belongs at the higher-end of the mid-range segment: Specifications: Screen: 6.44-inch full…
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Score Arkham Knight and 5 more fantastic Batman PC games for free

To celebrate 80 years of Batman – the iconic superhero character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger waaaay back in 1939 – Epic Games is giving away six PC games starring the Caped Crusader until September 26. And you’d be a fool to skip out on them. Here’s what’s on offer: Batman: Arkham Asylum Batman: Arkham City Batman: Arkham Knight LEGO® Batman™: The Videogame LEGO® Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes LEGO® Batman™ 3: Beyond Gotham These are all third-person adventure titles, with plenty of ass-kicking and detective work to do. The first three were developed by Rocksteady Studios, and…
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