How easy is it to securely leak information to some of America’s top news organizations? I wanted to see just how easy it actually was to use SecureDrop, which I’d never done before. I enlisted ProPublica’s help: I told them I’d be sending them a document (a single-page PDF with “This is a test” on it), and asked them to confirm that they received it. This is not what you do if you are actually leaking something and want to remain confidential, duh, but I was interested to see what things look like on the other side. The full instructions for sources to use SecureDrop are on the SecureDrop website, but essentially, this is what I did — and what you need to do. 1. Download the Tor browser here. Install it, just as you would install any app on your computer. 2. Open Tor. It’s like usi
VENEZUELA ARRESTS 4 BITCOIN MINERS AS TRADING HIGHS CONTINUE As reported in local news resource Criptonoticias, four people running 300 machines to mine bitcoins are now in custody in Charallave, Miranda province. The Venezuelan Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigation Corps said that the operation, which also involved the selling of bitcoins on the country’s border, was having a negative impact on the national grid. “The modus operandi of these citizens was as follows: through the Internet they had more than 300 miners Antminers to obtain Bitcoins, which they later monetized using a commercial website,” Corps director Douglas Rico commented. (via Bitcoinist)
Homemade Vanilla Cupcake with toppings made in a shape of a Udon bowl
Every. Damn. Time.