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Daily Archives: February 16, 2018

How the new cybercriminals use cryptocurrency to commit cybercrimes

One of the economic drivers that powers cybercrime and cybercriminal activities is cryptocurrency. We hear a lot of hype about the blockchain and about Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, the list goes on, but the fact that cryptocurrency can be acquired and traded pseudo-anonymously, if not entirely anonymously, has put it at the center of cybercriminal activities. TechRepublic met with Malwarebytes CEO ...

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U.S. seeks to block AT&T from citing Trump statements in arguments

© Reuters. An AT&T logo is pictured in Pasadena WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday moved to prevent AT&T Inc (N:) from arguing that politics played a role in the federal government’s decision to stop its merger with Time Warner Inc (N:), a deal that President Donald Trump had publicly criticized. “There was no selective enforcement,” ...

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U.S. seeks to block AT&T from citing Trump statements in arguments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday moved to prevent AT&T Inc (T.N) from arguing that politics played a role in the federal government’s decision to stop its merger with Time Warner Inc (T.N), a deal that President Donald Trump had publicly criticized. “There was no selective enforcement,” Justice Department lawyer Craig Conrath said at a court ...

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A C$3.93b deal creates Canada's largest Reit to tap boom

Sat, Feb 17, 2018 – 7:12 AM [TORONTO] Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, the real estate arm of Loblaw, agreed to buy Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit) for about C$ 3.93 billion (S$ 4.13 billion), the latest in a flurry of transactions in Canada’s booming commercial-property market. The deal will create the country’s largest Reit, with an enterprise ...

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FEATURE-African startups bet on blockchain to tackle land fraud

NAIROBI/ACCRA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – On a recent Saturday afternoon, Joseph Njuguna received a worrying call. Without his permission, someone was excavating a small piece of land he had bought six years ago. When he reached the site he found an excavator digging up soil, and two yellow Tata trucks waiting to ferry it away. Njuguna stopped them, but that ...

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