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The Morning After: Samsung unveils a more durable Galaxy Z Fold 3 with S Pen support
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The Morning After: Samsung unveils a more durable Galaxy Z Fold 3 with S Pen support

I’m not sold on foldable phones. They’re expensive, have questionable durability and — at least so far — don’t offer a compelling reason for the form factor. Having said all that, the Galaxy Z Flip 3, Samsung’s new clamshell foldable, is almost enough to change my mind. Revealed alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which unfurls into a squarish almost-tablet display, it’s the $1,000 Flip 3 that had me considering buying a foldable. Maybe it’s because Samsung seems to be trying to address those issues I have. Both phones are cheaper (if not cheap) compared to their predecessors, with the Z Fold 3 now $200 less than the Z Fold 2 was at launch. Engadget, Mat Smith After the broken screen debacle of the original Galaxy Fold, Samsung is keen to stress the hardiness of its new premium phone, which it ...
OnlyFans’ policy switch is the latest victory in Big Banking’s war on sex
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OnlyFans’ policy switch is the latest victory in Big Banking’s war on sex

OnlyFans, the platform that allows creators to sell material directly to customers, will soon implement new restrictions on the publication of adult content. Starting in October, the company will ban the sale of sexually explicit content and depictions of sexual acts. The move does not cover all nudity, but says that specific rules will be outlined in an as-yet unpublished acceptable use policy. In a statement, OnlyFans said that the changes were prompted by “requests” made by its “banking partners and payout providers.” In short, the company’s arm has been twisted by the same big banks that have waged war on online sex work for years. Big Business The business can certainly attribute much of its success to enabling sex work and helping sex workers to get paid. Over the last two years, Onl...
The Morning After: Crypto heist hacker returns all $610 million they stole
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The Morning After: Crypto heist hacker returns all $610 million they stole

It’s the weirdest cryptocurrency heist so far. On Monday, Poly Network, a cryptocurrency finance platform, was hacked by “Mr. White Hat” who exploited a vulnerability in its code to steal $610 million in Ethereum, Shiba Inu and other cryptocurrencies. The company now says it has recovered all the money it lost in the theft. Less than a day after stealing the digital currencies, the hacker started returning millions saying they were “ready to surrender.” They subsequently locked more than $200 million in assets in an account that required passwords from both them and Poly Network. They said they would only provide their password once everyone was “ready.” At that point, Poly Network offered the hacker a $500,000 reward — a fraction of what they had stolen. It’s not entirely clear why the ha...
Poly Network says it has recovered all $610 million it lost in cryptocurrency heist
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Poly Network says it has recovered all $610 million it lost in cryptocurrency heist

One of the most unusual cryptocurrency heists in recent memory has come to a close. On Monday, Poly Network, a decentralized finance platform that saw a hacker named “Mr. White Hat” exploit a vulnerability in its code to steal $610 million in Ethereum, Shiba Inu and other cryptocurrencies, says it has recovered all the money it lost in the theft. “At this point, all the user assets that were transferred during the incident have been fully recovered,” the company said in a Medium post. Poly Network is now working to return control of those digital currencies to their rightful owners, a process the company says it hopes to complete as soon as possible. The Poly Network hack took one strange turn after another. Less than a day after stealing the digital currencies, the hacker started return...
PayPal brings cryptocurrency trading to the UK
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PayPal brings cryptocurrency trading to the UK

PayPal is bringing the ability to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies across to the other side of the pond, the better part of a year after it launched in the US. In a statement, the company said that UK-based users would be able to buy, hold and sell Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash via their PayPal account. In addition, the PayPal app will enable users to view real-time cryptocurrency prices and access information about the opportunities and risks that buying such currencies entail. Buying and selling cryptocurrencies was introduced to all users of the app in the US back in November 2020. Since then, users have been able to check out with crypto, and the feature has also been rolled out to Venmo. The company adds that users can buy as little as £1 of cryptocurrency, and whil...
How to Pay For Your Vacation With Crypto
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How to Pay For Your Vacation With Crypto

Photo: Pozdeyev Vitaly (Shutterstock)Retailers are increasingly accepting cryptocurrency for physical items, but did you know you can spend crypto on ephemeral experiences like travel too? As more cryptocurrency holders indicate a willingness to spend, travel retailers are rushing to meet the demand. Here’s a look at your options for funding a vacation with crypto.Ways you can spend crypto on travelThe following travel agencies have an option to make purchases for travel using cryptocurrencies: Destinia, CheapAir, BTCtrip, Berkeley Travel, Fluege.com, Bitcoin Travel and Travala.com. Notably, Travala has partnered with Expedia, which means that crypto holders can also spend their money on more than 700,000 Expedia Group hotels and accommodations. Another notable option is Bitcoin Travel, a ...