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Recent articles by Jeff:

Why We Should Let Young People Enlist in a Year of Cyber Service

The military already provides such opportunities, of course, but there are also other organizations like Code for America. → Read More

Judge Blasts IRS Over Bitcoin Probe, Lets Coinbase Customer Fight Summons

A judge granted a bitcoin owner the right to intervene in a closely watched court case involving the digital currency exchange Coinbase. → Read More

Gotcha: U.S. and Europe Take Out Dark Web Sites

Law enforcement announced a massive sting operation that took out AlphaBay and Hansa, two of the sites on the so-called "Dark Web." → Read More

Hoax Over ‘Dead’ Ethereum Founder Spurs $4 Billion Wipe Out

Fake news about Vitalik Buterin's death sent Ethereum prices crashing. → Read More

Supreme Court to Hear Gay Wedding and Bakery Case

The country's top court will hear an appeal involving a Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. → Read More

Coinbase to Pay Back Ethereum Flash Crash Losses

The VP of GDAX, Adam White, said in a blog post the exchange would make the flash crash losses, reversing the company's earlier position. → Read More

Why Tech Investors Love ICOs—and Lawyers Don’t

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) are red-hot, but they fall into a scary regulatory gray area. → Read More

Traders Get Burned In Ethereum Flash Crash

The crypto-currency Ethereum went on a wild ride on Wednesday, plummeting from around $320 to around 10 cents in a so-called "flash crash." → Read More

Hacked: How Business Is Fighting Back Against the Explosion in Cybercrime

Businesses are under attack from cybercriminals. Here’s what companies are doing to safeguard their digital assets from hackers. → Read More

Here Are 10 of the Biggest Corporate Hacks in History

Here are the 10 biggest corporate hacks in history, including companies like Target and Chipotle. → Read More

Microsoft and Accenture Unveil Global ID System for Refugees

A new software tool, unveiled at the United Nations will let millions of refugees use a phone to show who they are and where they came from. → Read More

New York Times Opens Up Comments With Google-backed AI

The New York Times launched Moderator, which will rely on machine learning developed by Jigsaw to expand online comment forums → Read More

Amazon Just Changed the Net Neutrality Debate

Amazon signed on to nation-wide "Day of Action" set for July 12 to show support for the FCC's current net neutrality. → Read More

Harvard Yanks 10 Acceptance Letters Over Offensive Facebook Posts

Harvard rescinded acceptance offers to at least 10 incoming freshman over offensive and racist memes. → Read More

New Social Media Screening for U.S. Visitors Goes Into Effect

The Trump administration has implemented a plan for visitors to disclose their social media history before entering the country. → Read More

Supreme Court’s Printer Decision Is Good News for Retailers and Consumers

Supreme Court said printer maker Lexmark can't use patent monopolies to prevent other companies selling ink refills without its permission. → Read More

Amazon Is Giving Out $70 Million in App Refunds: See If You’re Eligible

If you have kids who played games on an Amazon device, you may collect a refund as part a $70 million deal the company reached with the FTC. → Read More

7 People Set to Make a Killing from the Bitcoin Boom

But here is a list of those who have a big stake in bitcoin, and are set to clean up if the boom continues. → Read More

Blockchain Offers Hope for the Broken Internet

Blockstack is building a new type of Internet browser using the distributed ledger software known as blockchain. → Read More

Bitcoin’s Wild Ride: Are Governments Fueling the Price Surge?

National governments jostling for control of bitcoin could also trigger new forms of crime or economic aggression on the Internet. → Read More