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Uber Settles Dispute With Alphabet’s Self-driving Car Unit

In a shocking development, Uber said on Friday it has settled the high-stakes trade-secret theft lawsuit brought by Alphabet's Waymo, resolving a conflict that already cost the ride-hailing giant its top driverless car engineer and threatened to further embarrass the company. From a report: Uber will pay Waymo a 0.34 percent equity stake amounting to about $245 million at Uber's recent $72 billion valuation, the companies said on Friday, after days of courtroom theatrics. Uber has also agreed not to incorporate Waymo's confidential information into its hardware and software, though Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi writes that he doesn't believe his company used any of Waymo's trade secrets in the first place. Khosrowshahi says that he feels “regret” over the dispute and wished his predecessors had handled it differently.

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Source Code of iOS Security Component iBoot Posted on GitHub

What appears to be the source code of iBoot, a key component of Apple’s iOS platform responsible for trusted boot operation, was posted on GitHub yesterday.

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IRS Forms New Team To Track Down Crypto Tax Evaders

The IRS has formed a 10-person team to work with international crime agencies to track down people who have been evading taxes on their cryptocurrency profits.
The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has assembled a team of 10 investigators for international crime investigations as well as for finding tax evaders who use cryptocurrency, Bloomberg reports Thursday, Feb. 8.
Chief of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division Don Fort said that the team will work with international criminal agencies to investigate unlicensed exchanges as well:
“It’s possible to use Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the same fashion as foreign bank accounts to facilitate tax evasion.”
According to Fort, the group’s focus for now is on how crypto users change their fiat currency into crypto.
“We know that you want to get your money out at some point.”
In March 2014, the IRS began issuing guidance for the taxation of cryptocurrency, which they treated as a property that had capital gains or capital loss..

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The Cryptocurrency Future Lies with PLAAK

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New Jersey Issues Cease-and-Desist to Crypto Investment Firm

New Jersey regulators have sent a cease-and-desist letter to an online cryptocurrency investment site called Bitstrade.

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2018 Guide to Participating in ICOs

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BitPesa acquires European money transfer service TransferZero

BitPesa, the first and largest blockchain payments platform for Africa and Europe, announced today their acquisition of TransferZero, an international, online money transfer platform that specializes in sending money to consumers and companies in 200…

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2018 年 1 月の最新インテリジェンス

Necurs ボットネットがマルウェアメールからその他のメール詐欺に移行し、メールマルウェア全体の比率が減少しました。
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IoT Chain Launched its Test Network and Bounty

The ITC (IoT onchain Token) is an operating system based on blockchain that aims to solve the serious security problems of IoT. The IoT industry has many challenges to face… Continue reading “IoT Chain Launched its Test Network and Bounty”

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Nvidia Will Focus on Gaming Because Cryptocurrencies Are ‘Volatile’

Graphics card manufacturer Nvidia made almost $10 billion dollars in the last fiscal year, that's up 41 percent from the previous period. The GPU company broke the news to its investors in a conference call on Thursday, and said that video games such as Star Wars: Battlefront II and Playerunknown's Battlegrounds as well as the unprecedented success of the Nintendo Switch led to the record profits. That and cryptocurrency. From a report: Graphics cards are the preferred engine of today's cryptocurrency miners. It's led to a shortage of the GPUs, a spike in their prices, and record profits for the company that manufactures them. “Strong demand in the cryptocurrency market exceeded our expectations,” Nvidia chief financial officer Colette Kress told investors during its earnings call yesterday. “We met some of this demand with a dedicated board in our OEM business and some was met with our gaming GPUs.” But Nvidia is having trouble keeping up with the demand and it&#03..

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