Infosec star accused of sexual assault booted from professional affiliations

Enlarge / Morgan Marquis-Boire, then a security researcher at the University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs’ Citizen Lab, seen here on July 24, 2012. Jacob Kepler/Bloomberg via Getty Images reader comments 67 Share this story A well-known computer security researcher, Morgan Marquis-Boire, has been publicly accused of sexual assault. On Sunday, The Verge […]

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Bitcoin rival doubles in price in four days as Bitcoin price slumps

Enlarge Thomas Trutschel / Getty Images News reader comments 39 Share this story One bitcoin is now worth less than $5,900, down 25 percent from Wednesday’s high above $7,800. Meanwhile, the currency of a rival, spinoff network called Bitcoin Cash has doubled to more than $1,500 over the same four-day period. This is good news […]

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Forest Service suggests Trump could reopen uranium mining near Grand Canyon

Canyon Uranium Mine Tower, Arizona, 2013. Kaibab National Forest reader comments 33 Share this story The US Forest Service recently submitted a report (PDF) to the Trump Administration, suggesting that an Obama-era order could be revised to allow uranium mining on National Forest land, reopening old tensions in an area that sustains tribal interests, mining operations, […]

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Puerto Rico’s governor seeks to end deal with small Montana grid repair company [updated]

Enlarge / On Sept. 22, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority staff start emergency power restoration plans in the utility’s command center. Western Area Power reader comments 129 Share this story On Sunday, Puerto Rico’s governor Ricardo Rosselló demanded that the state-owned utility end its $300 million grid-repair deal with a small, Montana-based energy company called Whitefish […]

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Lawsuit accuses Facebook of scheming to weasel out of paying overtime

Enlarge / The Facebook sign and logo at its Menlo Park, California headquarters. Josh Edelson/Getty Images reader comments 57 Share this story Facebook is being hit with a proposed class-action federal lawsuit alleging that the social-networking company purposely misclassifies employees to exempt them from overtime pay. The suit (PDF) was brought Friday by a former salaried client […]

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Head, limbs of Kim Wall found, sinking story of suspect in submarine murder

Enlarge / Peter Madsen, inventor and submarine and space enthusiast, after his rescue from the waters off Copenhagen. It appears he sank his sub to destroy evidence of the murder of his passenger. BAX LINDHARDT/AFP/Getty Images reader comments 247 Share this story Danish investigators have announced that divers discovered bags containing the head, arms, legs, […]

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FBI may keep secret the name of vendor that cracked terrorist’s iPhone

Enlarge Kārlis Dambrāns reader comments 3 Share this story A federal judge ruled Saturday that the FBI does not have to disclose the name of the vendor, and how much it was paid by the government for a hacking tool that unlocked the iPhone of a terrorist behind the San Bernardino, California attacks that left […]

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