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FBI Nabs Blockparty’s Rikesh Thapa for Stealing BTC, Defrauding Firm

The FBI announced on Wednesday that it had arrested 28-year-old Rikesh Thapa for stealing funds, in the form of Bitcoin from his employer. Thapa, who worked at a blockchain firm that was experimenting with cryptocurrencies in order to diversify its portfolio, had offered to save some company funds in his personal account, but later refused

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New search technique to help find ‘green’ minerals – Technology Org

In what is an Australian first, JCU Geochemistry researcher and lecturer Dr Brandon Mahan said his team was able to confirm signatures of copper isotopes (a type of atom) in water taken from existing groundwater bores near Mt Isa ore deposits, confirming the deposits’ valuable copper-sulfide minerals known as chalcopyrite. An example of some of

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Proton’s encrypted cloud storage is going mobile

Proton, the privacy-focused company behind a hit VPN service and an e-mail provider, has brought its end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) cloud storage to iOS and Android. The announcement (opens in new tab) of the launch of Proton Drive follows the launch of the service as a web application in September 2022, and sees Proton continuing to

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Foxconn Reports Fall in Sales After Protests at China iPhone Plant

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. reported sales for November were down 11.4% from the prior year after some shipments were affected by a Covid outbreak in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, where the company operates the world’s largest iPhone assembly complex. The company, also known as Foxconn, said November was the period most affected

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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Gets the Dirt on Mars – Technology Org

The mission’s first two samples of regolith – broken rock and dust – could help scientists better understand the Red Planet and engineers prepare for future missions there. Two holes are left in the Martian surface after NASA’s Perseverance rover used a specialized drill bit to collect the mission’s first samples of regolith – broken

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Elon Musk isn’t giving you crypto – it’s a scam

In the newest example of Elon Musk’s identity (opens in new tab) being abused in cryptocurrency scams, a threat actor is targeting the eccentric billionaire’s newest Twitter followers, security experts have warned. As reported by BleepingComputer, a scammer has created a nameless Twitter account, and placed the company logo on the profile picture, to create

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How to Watch the Game Awards 2022 Livestream

The Game Awards is back with its 2022 edition to celebrate the best in video games, in an all-around extravaganza with the promise of new announcements. Games industry titan Geoff Keighley is returning to host the show live, backed by its musical orchestra and an in-person audience, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. A

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Germany will build RCH-155 for Ukraine: Impressive destructive power, firing rate and range – Technology Org

German self-propelled howitzers RCH-155 will be sent to Ukraine. This weapon has a range of impressive technical features. German self-propelled howitzer RCH-155. Image credit: KMW This news was officially announced by the German government. In total, 18 wheeled self-propelled artillery installations RCH-155 caliber 155mm will be handed over to the Ukrainian Army. This military aid

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