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The Willy Report: proof of massive fraudulent trading activity at Mt. Gox, and how it has affected the price of Bitcoin

May 25, 2014

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Originally posted on The Willy Report:
Somewhere in December 2013, a number of traders including myself began noticing suspicious bot behavior on Mt. Gox. Basically, a random number between 10 and 20 bitcoin would be bought every 5-10 minutes, non-stop, for at least a month on end until the end of January. The bot was…

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Crime, and Identity: a radio roundup

March 10, 2014

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Here is my latest appearance on CKNW with Sean Leslie, talking Bitcoin. It was a busy week, with the continuing MtGox fallout, the hacking and closure of Flexcoin, and Newsweek’s purported discovery of the “real” Satoshi Nakamoto (wait, that part actually got cut. But it was funny, trust me). Enjoy? And in case Dropbox is […]

Bitcoin Basics for Beginners: a new workshop for Vancouver and Victoria

March 8, 2014

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First new lectures in two years! Our courses are capped at a dozen participants to ensure maximum personalized attention and conviviality. We feature BOTH online and in-person workshops. See them all on our Google calendar. Register securely with Paypal. Thursday, March 20th in Victoria: Bitcoin for Beginners. 2-4 pm (a second session from 7-9 will […]

Inside The Billion-Dollar Hacker Club

March 2, 2014

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Originally posted on TechCrunch:
[tc_dropcap]For this group of old friends, assembled for an impromptu reunion, the venue would feel familiar: an online chat room running on a secure private server. Each were former members of the elite hacking group “w00w00” and they had reconvened that afternoon to celebrate and share in the success of one…

Jobs: London Calling!

February 9, 2014

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I’m relatively sure I know which company this is for, but don’t quote me. Got it from Eric Weaver’s FB posting. Gad, why do they always quadruple-space these things? and make them a thousand lines long? Are HR managers and headhunters paid by the word??? JOB OPENING – Content & Community Manager in London, UK […]

Big Data is illuminating the murky world of porn

January 28, 2014

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Originally posted on WordsByNowak:
Lisa Ann is apparently the most popular porn star in the world, according to Pornhub searches. We hear a lot about Big Data, but we don’t usually get many easy-to-relate-to examples of it. Well, look no further: it’s the porn world to the rescue. Montreal-based Pornhub recently released some thoroughly engrossing…

How to Access Banned WordPress.com Blogs

October 29, 2013

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Originally posted on Lorelle on WordPress:
As discussed in WordPress.com Banned Again: Why Aren’t You Concerned?, WordPress.com continues to be a target for censorship and blocking from various countries and groups around the world attempting to penalize the whole for the “wrongs” of the few the courts or governments decide to penalize, those cutting off…

Job: Three Jobs at the Electronic Frontier Foundation

October 18, 2013

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All ye digital do-gooders have just found your most exciting blog post of the week, right here, because here are three hands-on jobs for one of the most badass units at the intersection of the internet and personal rights. They’re looking for an international project coordinator, a web developer, and a finance director. None of […]

Beware the ToS Rights Grab of Headliner

October 8, 2013

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Originally posted on Memoirs of an Underwater Photographer:
This is just a warning folks…. This came to my attention recently, wordpress.com has integrated a new 3rd Party Service into its post blogging panel (you know, the panel that comes up after you publish a post). I wondered about it – ostensibly it looks like a…

Jobs: Automattic is hiring!

October 6, 2013

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Very clever, guys! They messed with the search function on the Support documents so that no matter what you search for WORK WITH US comes up first. But if people have to search the Support docs, are they really the people you want to hire? Oh well, here are the specs, and one thing you […]

Calling revolutionaries!

September 18, 2013

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Ca Looking for work but looking to make a difference? Democracy Now is looking for you: Systems Administrator Democracy Now!, a non-profit daily television/radio news hour, is seeking a reliable, innovative and friendly Systems Administrator to run day-to-day IT operations. Democracy Now! is a fast-paced live broadcast work environment driven by a team of committed […]