November 18th, 2020
According to CoinDesk, Binance Holdings Limited, which is a legal entity behind cryptocurrency exchange Binance, filed a lawsuit against Forbes Media LLC and two journalists. The lawsuit is focused around a Forbes article from last month that detailed a document pointing to Binance's alleged plans to avoid various regulations in the United States.
According to BleepingComputer, the Egregor ransomware includes a script that tells all available printers to print out physical ransom notes.
According to Russian-language bitcoin news site Forklog, Abkhazia President Aslan Bzhania has commented on domestic bitcoin mining amid local power outages caused by the energy-intensive industry.
According to CBC, the Canadian federal government is introducing the Digital Charter Implementation Act today, which is intended to protect consumer privacy via fines up to five percent of global revenue or $25 million (whichever is larger) for the most serious offenses related to data collection without user consent.
According to a blog post from Liquid CEO Mike Kayamori, the cryptocurrency exchange experienced a security incident on November 13, 2020. During the incident, Liquid believes the attacker was able to obtain some personal data, such as names and addresses, of Liquid customers.
According to a paywalled report in Wired, anti-tracking browser extension Ghostery is working on their own privacy-focused browser and ad-free search engine.
According to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), an Australian man who was involved in the multi-billion dollar BitConnect Ponzi scheme is facing up to ten years in prison related to his promotion of the scam.
According to Buzzfeed News, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has banned the use of third-party facial recognition software like Clearview AI.
According to CNN, President Trump's nominee to join the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Judy Shelton was not able to get past a procedural vote in the U.S. Senate. Shelton has long advocated for a return to the gold standard.