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A German programmer has two guesses to unlock bitcoin worth $240 million

The password will let him unlock a small hard drive, known as an IronKey, which contains the private keys to a digital wallet that holds 7,002 Bitcoin

Fast food workers to strike on MLK’s Birthday, demand $15 minimum wage

Rita Blalock has worked at a North Carolina McDonald’s for 10 years, taking the bus to and from work each day. During the COVID-19 crisis, the 54-year-old has continued cranking out food while suffering from cataracts, risking her health and her life for $1

COVID-19 vaccination: Here’s which vaccine states have received and what they have planned

The Health Ministry has clarified that both the approved vaccines - Covishield and COVAXIN - will be treated at par.

GitLab oversaw a $195 million secondary sale that values the company at $6 billion

GitLab has confirmed with TechCrunch that it oversaw a $195 million secondary sale that values the company at $6 billion. CNBC broke the story earlier today. The company’s impressive valuation comes after its most recent 2019 Series E in which it raise

Facebook blocks new events around DC and state capitols

As a precaution against coordinated violence as the U.S. approaches President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, Facebook announced a few new measures it’s putting in place. In a blog post and tweets from Facebook Policy Communications Director Andy

Extra Crunch roundup: antitrust jitters, SPAC odyssey, white-hot IPOs, more

Some time ago, I gave up on the idea of identifying a thread that could connect each story in this weekly roundup. There are no unified theories for technology news.

Biden unveils $1.9 trillion COVID-19 pandemic relief and economic recovery plan

President-elect Joe Biden released a $1.9 trillion emergency COVID-19 relief plan Thursday. His proposal is a wide-ranging package intended to address the dual public health and economic crises of the pandemic, with $400 billion targeted to coronavirus respon

Minds next? Google sends ‘24 hour warning' to free-speech 'anti-Facebook' platform, forces changes to app

The social media platform Minds had to remove ‘major functionality’ from its Android app after getting a chilling warning from Google. Its co-founder said plans for a censorship-resistant infrastructure are in the works. Read Full Article at

Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor to make $22.3 million in 2021

The 27-year-old known for flashing his wide smile in the infield and at the plate explained that he's keen on signing an extension to stay in New York but added that he wouldn't want to negotiate after the start of spring training. 

He went viral for saving the Senate, but Army vet Eugene Goodman ‘was a hero long before'

The Black police officer who went viral for his bravery in distracting the angry Donald Trump mob that took over the Capitol is being rightfully called a hero, not just by Americans nationwide but representatives in Congress. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goo

Corey Kluber, Yankees agree to contract pending physical

The 34-year-old won Cy Young Awards in 2014 and 2017 and is a three-time All-Star.

Wolves' Karl-Anthony Towns tests positive for COVID-19

Karl-Anthony Towns announced the news on social media shortly after Friday’s game between Minnesota and Memphis was postponed.

Browns' Garrett wants to 'leave an impression' on Chiefs' Mahomes

Myles Garrett respects Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. Reverence aside, Garrett hopes to make Mahomes remember meeting him in the playoffs.

Facebook blocks new events close to White House, US Capitol through Inauguration Day - CNET

The measure is designed to prevent people from using the platform to incite violence, the social network says.

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and 5 Days Left FRIDAY!

Late Night Snark: Oops, He Did It Again Edition «President Trump was impeached today for a second time. Or as Fox News reported it: Fun rainy-day crafts to do with your grandkids!!!» —Seth Meyers «The impeachment articles charged the pr

Advocates say Biden must end Stephen Miller policy using pandemic as excuse to expel asylum-seekers

While Joe Biden has previously committed to ending anti-asylum policies like Remain in Mexico, the president-elect has been notably cautious about saying he’d end other disastrous and inhumane Trump policies, like the alleged public health order t

Six Wizards players tested positive for COVID-19 amid outbreak

Coronavirus-related issues have resulted in the NBA postponing 12 games this week and 13 contests since the season began on Dec. 22.

WhatsApp delays privacy policy update as fleeing users voice concerns over Facebook data-sharing with NO opt-out

WhatsApp said it will push back a planned policy update to give users time to review its terms amid fears the Facebook-owned platform will share private data with its parent company, helping to drive a mass migration from the app. Read Full Article at

Karl-Anthony Towns tests positive for COVID-19; Grizzlies-Timberwolves game postponed

The NBA has announced that Friday's game between the Grizzlies and Timberwolves has been postponed. Shortly after, Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns took to Twitter to announce he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

GitLab raises $195M in secondary funding on $6B valuation

GitLab has confirmed with TechCrunch that it raised a $195 million secondary round on a $6 billion valuation. CNBC broke the story earlier today. The company’s impressive valuation comes after its most recent 2019 Series E in which it raised $268 millio

State capitols across the country lock down and increase security ahead of Inauguration

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel raised eyebrows earlier this week when she emphatically warned the public that the state Capitol was «not safe» despite a recent ban on openly carrying firearms in the building. Anyone, she said, regardle

WandaVision episode 1 and episode 2 Easter eggs and Marvel references - CNET

What secrets did you spot in the first two episodes, streaming now? Warning: Spoilers ahead.

Light up your bedroom or office with this surprisingly smart lamp that's 25% off - CNET

This eye-friendly gooseneck lamp has a dimmer, color temperature control and sleep timer. You can snag it now for $30 with code and coupon.

Why physicist Avi Loeb thinks there's a «serious possibility» that 'Oumuamua was an alien spacecraft

It's a «serious possibility that we should contemplate,» Loeb says in his new book on the bizarre space object

NBA moving toward expanding rosters amid COVID-19 crisis

The NBA is trying to figure out how to handle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Phillies make big new offer to J.T. Realmuto?

He is a career .278 hitter, and he hit 11 home runs in 47 games for Philadelphia in 2020. He turns 30 in March.

Dallas Stars to open season on Jan. 22 after COVID-19 outbreak

Dallas confirmed on Friday afternoon that its season will begin Jan. 22 with a home game against the Nashville Predators.

Earth Matters: Haaland to ditch racist place names; ZETA pushing Biden on 100% EV sales by 2030

Earth Matters is a weekly compendium of wonderful, disturbing, and hideous news briefs about the environment. Rep. Deb Haaland, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of the Interior. AS INTERIOR secretary, HAALAND COULD CH

The pandemic was top of mind in the tech of CES 2021

Of course COVID-19 was bound to be an unavoidable topic during the first-ever all-virtual CES. After all, the topic is at front of mind regardless of the topic these days. Close to a year into the pandemic, presenters still understandably feel obligated to ad

EC president von der Leyen dares European nations to call her bluff with announcement of (mandatory?) vaccine certificates

Europeans must carry certificates proving they’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel, EC president Ursula von der Leyen told Portuguese media - likely shocking Europeans who’d never heard of such a rule. Read Full Article at

Democrats cheer as NRA declares bankruptcy, seeks to escape ‘corrupt’ New York by moving to Texas

Citing the ‘toxic political environment’ in New York, the National Rifle Association announced it will initiate bankruptcy proceedings, to cheers from Democrats. The NRA wants to move to Texas and continue operating from there. Read Full Article at

Wolves-Grizzlies rematch postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

The Timberwolves would not have the league-required eight players available to play against Memphis because of ongoing contact tracing within the organization.

My Pillow guy visits Trump carrying notes on declaring martial law

Fervent Trump supporter and My Pillow CEO Michael Lindell was pictured Friday entering the White House with a document that seemed to outline a path to declaring martial law along with potential personnel changes atop the nation's national security

Cartoon: Republican couphemisms

Congress must expel these and the 140+ other seditionists who rejected the election results before they’re emboldened to do another coup. If not for the country, than for their own self-preservation. Find me online.

Banks don't want to lend to gun makers or frackers, and Republicans are ON IT

Democrats long ago lost the messaging battle on regulations by calling them “regulations.” Every single regulation is a protection because left unimpeded, corporations will run roughshod over consumers, the environment, and anything else that stands

Wild Amplified: Hockey is back!

Wild Amplified episode 8

Daily Crunch: WhatsApp responds to privacy backlash

WhatsApp delays enforcement of a controversial privacy change, Apple may get rid of the Touch Bar in future MacBooks and Bumble files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch for January 15, 2021. The big story: WhatsApp responds to privacy backlash Earlier th

‘Jake Paul p****** off the wrong Irishman! I'll rip his head off!’ Conor McGregor sparring partner Dylan Moran to RT Sport (VIDEO)

Conor McGregor's sparring partner in Dubai, Irish pro boxer Dylan Moran, has vowed to rip YouTuber Jake Paul's head off and insists he's «pissed off the wrong Irishman» when the «spoiled brat» mocked him online. Read Full Article at RT

Marc Lore leaves Walmart a little over four years after selling for $3B

Marc Lore, the executive vice president, president and CEO of U.S. e-commerce for Walmart, is stepping down a little over four years after selling his e-commerce company to the country’s largest retailer for $3 billion. Lore’s tenure at th

Twitter’s vision of decentralization could also be the far-right’s internet endgame

This week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey finally responded publicly to the company’s decision to ban President Trump from its platform, writing that Twitter had “faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance” and that he did not “feel pride&
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