Day: January 18, 2023

Ted Lasso season three confirmed for spring as Apple TV+ unveils a dozen new original series

Apple TV+ today presented at the winter Television Critics Association press tour, unveiling much of its spring content slate with first looks at a dozen new original series. The service also finally confirmed that the third season of its hit comedy Ted Lasso will premiere in the ‘spring’.

New shows featured include Shrinking, The Reluctant Traveller, Hello Tomorrow, The Big Door Prize, and dramas Dear Edward, City on Fire, The Last Thing He Told Me, and Extrapolations.

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UK’s Online Safety Bill Gets Ridiculous: Includes Jail Time For Tech CEOs

For years now we’ve written about the problems of the UK’s latest (in a long line) of attempts to “Disneyfy” the internet with its Online Safety Bill. While the bill had faced some hurdles along the way, made worse by the ever-rotating Prime Minister position last year, there was talk last week that some more

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Intel insists it will go ahead with construction of new German chip fab
Intel Corp.’s chief global operations officer Keyvan Esfarjani has insisted that the company remains committed to going ahead with the construction of a new, multi-billion semiconductor manufacturing plant in Germany, just weeks after announcing the project was on pause. Esfarjani told Reuters today that Intel still intends to build the proposed $21 billion chip fab,

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DOJ charges tiny crypto exchange Bitzlato with money laundering after teasing ‘major’ crypto announcement

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After a hellish 2022, was crypto’s biggest reckoning about to hit in the first weeks of 2023? That’s what many thought after word quickly spread on Wednesday from the United States Department of Justice about an upcoming press conference announcing a “major international cryptocurrency action.”

Many assumed the announcement could very possibly be about the world’s largest crypto exchange, Binance. And the news from the DOJ was indeed about a crypto exchange. And the name of that exchange? Bitzlato!

No, that’s not Binance…but they both start with “B.” Close enough, right? Not quite.

According to crypto analytics firm Arkham, Bitzlato-associated crypto wallets held no more than $6 million at its peak. So, what’s the deal with Bitzlato? How did this tiny crypto exchange end up on the U.S.’s radar?

The DOJ announced that the company was charged with money laundering for unlicensed money transmitting. According to the DOJ’s press released, Bitzlato was “conducting a money transmitting business that transported and transmitted illicit funds and that failed to meet U.S. regulatory safeguards, including anti-money laundering requirements.”

Prosecutors also announced that the Hong Kong-based crypto exchange’s founder, Russian national Anatoly Legkodymov, was arrested in Miami on Tuesday night. If convicted, Legkodymov faces a maximum of 5 years in prison for running an illegal money transmitting business.

And what likely caught the attention of U.S. officials was the crypto exchanges’ connections to dark web marketplace, Hydro Market. Users on the illicit marketplace, where they can buy drugs, stolen credit cards, and more, had exchanged more than $700 million in cryptocurrency with Bitzlato. The exchange also received “more than $15 million in ransomware proceeds” according to the DOJ.

Still, it was odd that the DOJ made a big deal about a rather inconsequential player in the crypto industry, even going so far as to categorize it as a “major international cryptocurrency action.”

On social media, crypto users were preparing for the worst before the news dropped. In a post-FTX collapse world, any major player seems vulnerable. In fact, just last month, a Reuters report shared that the DOJ had been investigating Binance for the past four years over potential money laundering and criminal sanctions violations. It seemed like something big was about to drop.

Instead the U.S. Dept. of Justice’s big news was about Bitzlato, a company many in the industry had never even heard of until today.

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A Better Implementation of Enhanced Repository Pattern in .NET C#

Learn how to implement a better enhanced “Repository” pattern following Best Practices to satisfy extended requirements like throttling. The most interesting part of the requirements was related to the Repository to be implemented. Some code implementation exists for demonstration purposes only. Some best practices would be ignored/dropped in order to drive the main focus to the other best practices targeted on this article.

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Ankr’s Kev Silk Discusses Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities of Decentralization

Kev Silk is the Product Manager of Ankr, a company focused on ANKR token staking and app-specific blockchain (AppChain) infrastructure. Silk says the decentralization of the internet and the adoption of web3 technologies have the potential to transform the way we interact fundamentally and do business online.

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Wikipedia Has a Fresh New Look

Allmy/ShutterStock.com Wikipedia has largely looked the same for the last decade, with no major variations to its design. Now, though, Wikipedia has rolled out what might be its largest redesign ever. Wikipedia is rolling out a new, more modernized design for the English version of the online encyclopedia. It had previously tested this design in

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