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How the US demolished the world’s largest dark web drug marketplace

Earlier this month, we heard that AlphaBay – a marketplace for illegal drugs and falsified documents on the dark web – was facing a major outage, and it was believed that the incident was tied to plans of stealing users’ funds and vanishing into thin air. Now, the story has taken another dramatic turn. The US Department of Justice announced today that it’s now shut down AlphaBay, following the arrest and suicide of the marketplace’s creator and administrator, Alexandre Cazes. That’s a huge blow to the 200,000-odd dealers and consumers…

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US Justice Department shuts down dark web market AlphaBay with the help of international partners

The US Justice Department said on Thursday it had shut down the dark web marketplace AlphaBay, working with international partners to knock offline the site accused of allowing a global trade in drugs, firearms, computer hacking tools and other illicit goods. Authorities said the law enforcement action was one of the largest ever taken against criminals on the dark web, part of the internet that is accessible only through certain software and typically used anonymously. AlphaBay allowed users to sell and buy opioids, including fentanyl and heroin, contributing to a…

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OxygenOS 4.5.6 OTA for the OnePlus 5 is rolling out now with a hotfix for 911 bug

OnePlus has announced the roll out of OxygenOS 4.5.6 update for its latest release, the OnePlus 5. The company announced that the update will be rolled out in an incremental manner. This means that the update will reach users in batches to ensure that there are no hidden bugs plaguing a large number of users at once. OnePlus has advised users to upgrade to this version as soon as possible after the broader rollout. The reason for this advisory is because this version fixes the bug where users were reporting…

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets “verbal approval” to build NYC-DC underground hyperloop

One of the biggest barriers to realizing Elon Musk’s bold infrastructure ambitions is regulatory. Expansive, underground tunnels and hyperloops are largely untested technologies, and the legal framework simply isn’t there to bring it to life. But according to Elon Musk, things are picking up pace, and his ‘Boring Company’ has apparently gained “verbal approval” to build a hyperloop stretching from Washington D.C., to New York City. Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July…

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Google’s redesigned app includes ‘Google Feed’, a personalized feed of links based on your interests

Google on 19 July, 2017 announced an overhaul of its search app on mobile phones to include a personalized feed of links about hobbies, travel, sports and other topics, a move that puts the search company into more direct competition with social networks such as Facebook. Google, the world’s largest search engine and a unit of Alphabet Inc, said the changes would begin rolling out in the United States on 19 July, 2017 and other countries in the coming weeks. The new offering is called “Google Feed,” a name that…

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