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Tornado Cash hit with sanctions, accused of helping North Korea hackers

The US on Monday imposed sanctions on virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash, accusing it of helping hackers, including from North Korea, to launder proceeds from their cyber crimes. A senior Treasury Department official said Tornado Cash, one of the largest mixers identified as problematic by the Treasury, has reportedly laundered more than $7 billion worth of virtual currency since it was created in 2019. Monday’s move...

‘Victims of Instagram’: Meta faces novel legal threat over teen suicides

Meta is facing a fresh storm of lawsuits that blame Instagram for eating disorders, depression and even suicides among children and teens — and experts say the suits are using a novel argument that could pose a threat to Mark Zuckerberg’s social-media empire. The suits — which are full of disturbing stories of teens being barraged by Instagram posts promoting anorexia, self-harm...

Elon Musk says AOC has ‘great taste in lipstick’

Elon Musk said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has “great taste in lipstick” in an apparent reignitiion of his feud with the New York Congresswoman. Musk made the remark on a podcast called Full Send, in which several co-hosts made comments about the the 32-year-old Congresswoman’s appearance.  Two of the co-hosts called AOC “attractive,” then another said the New York socialist was “alright.”  Musk...

Elon Musk’s countersuit accuses Twitter of fraud over $44B deal

Elon Musk accused Twitter of fraud in a countersuit over his aborted $44 billion deal for the social media company, which he said held back necessary information and misled his team about its true user base, according to media reports. According to The Washington Post, the countersuit filed by the billionaire and Tesla CEO filed Thursday alleges that Twitter committed fraud, breach...

‘Stray’ cat video game brings some benefits to real cats

The virtual cat hero from the new video game sensation “Stray” doesn’t just wind along rusted pipes, leap over unidentified sludge and decode clues in a seemingly abandoned city. The daring orange tabby is helping real-world cats as well. Thanks to online fundraising platforms, gamers are playing “Stray” while streaming live for audiences to raise money for animal shelters and other cat-related...
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