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John Boehner says it's time Americans "go all in on the cannabis industry

John Boehner says it's time Americans "go all in on the cannabis industry

John Boehner is well-known for his fondness for red wine and cigarettes. But in his new career since retiring as House speaker, the veteran Ohio GOP lawmaker has added marijuana -- or at least the industry -- to his list of vices. In a striking scene, the ex-speaker on Tuesday made a public pitch for why Americans should invest in the growing marijuana market.
Tether Treasury Holds Nearly 30% of Total USDT Supply

Tether Treasury Holds Nearly 30% of Total USDT Supply

The “Tether Treasury’s” USDT wallet has rapidly risen up the ranks to become the top holder of the stablecoin, suggesting that some market participants may have managed to successfully withdraw their holdings from circulation. The removal of roughly 28.5 percent of the total number of Tether in circulation has coincided with a significant depletion in the amount of USDT held in two wallets separately owned by Binance and Huobi.
Citus Data Donates 1% of Equity to Non-Profit PostgreSQL Organizations

Citus Data Donates 1% of Equity to Non-Profit PostgreSQL Organizations

Stock grant to benefit efforts to advance growth of the open source PostgreSQL database in the U.S. and in Europe Citus Data, a leading provider of scale-out Postgres database technologies, today announced it is donating 1 percent of its equity to the non-profit PostgreSQL organizations in the US and Europe. The United States PostgreSQL Association has received the stock grant and will work with the PostgreSQL Europe organization to support the growth, education, and future innovation of the open-source Postgres database in both the US and in Europe.
New DDoS botnet goes after Hadoop enterprise servers

New DDoS botnet goes after Hadoop enterprise servers

Hacker group targets misconfigured Hadoop YARN components to plant DemonBot DDoS malware on resource-rich servers. For nearly a month, a new botnet has been slowly growing in the shadows, feasting on unsecured Apache Hadoop servers, and planting bots on vulnerable servers to be used for future DDoS attacks. First spotted in honeypot data by a NewSky Security researcher while it was still in its infancy, the botnet has matured and expanded in the meantime.
President Donald Trump reportedly refuses to give up his unauthorized Phones

President Donald Trump reportedly refuses to give up his unauthorized Phones

When President Trump calls old friends on one of his iPhones to gossip, gripe or solicit their latest take on how he is doing, American intelligence reports indicate that Chinese spies are often listening — and putting to use invaluable insights into how to best work the president and affect administration policy, current and former American officials said.
'Shark Tank': This app turns your spare change into bitcoin — and Kevin O'Leary invested $100,000

'Shark Tank': This app turns your spare change into bitcoin — and Kevin O'Leary invested $100,000

Everyone's talking about bitcoin and cryptocurrency (even NFL star Richard Sherman's grandmother). Still, investing in it can be more than a little confusing. On Sunday's episode of ABC's "Shark Tank," one entrepreneur found a way to simplify the process — and got Kevin O'Leary to invest six figures. Dmitri Love walked into the Tank Sunday seeking $100,000 in exchange for a 10 percent stake in his company, Bundil, a platform that lets people turn their spare change into crypto.
Mozilla is matching all donations to the Tor Project

Mozilla is matching all donations to the Tor Project

Firefox parent Mozilla is returning to back the Tor Project, its long-time ally after it committed to matching all donations made to fund Tor, the open source initiative to improve online privacy which has just started its annual end of year funding drive. Tor announced Mozilla’s support today, extending the pair’s partnership which last year helped Tor raise over $400,000 from a similar campaign last year. That is a small seed round for a tech startup, but it represents an important source of income for Tor, which began soliciting ‘crowdfunded’ donations in 2015 in a bid to offset its reliance on government grants.
Trump reportedly still uses an unsecured iPhone, and China and Russia are listening in

Trump reportedly still uses an unsecured iPhone, and China and Russia are listening in

President Donald Trump routinely calls old friends, business partners, and confidants on his personal iPhone while in the White House, giving Chinese and Russia spies easy access to his personal communications and interests, reports The New York Times. The story cites American intelligence reports, which detail how Trump aides have repeatedly warned the president not to use his personal iPhone and to use the secure White House landline instead. Despite the warnings, Trump continues to take personal cellphone calls, and the White House has resolved to simply hoping the president doesn’t discuss classified matters over the phone.
Here are where the first Amazon Go stores in San Francisco will be located

Here are where the first Amazon Go stores in San Francisco will be located

Amazon is getting ready to introduce some more of its futuristic convenience stores where buyers can skip the line. San Francisco may be the center of techie desires and culture but all of Amazon’s five existing Go locations have been elsewhere. Today, the company is announcing some new locations for upcoming stores, including one that will be opening in San Francisco today.
Samsung’s Odyssey+ VR headset claims 1233 PPI user-perceived resolution

Samsung’s Odyssey+ VR headset claims 1233 PPI user-perceived resolution

Leaked two months ago by the FCC, Samsung’s HMD Odyssey+ Windows Mixed Reality headset became official today with a somewhat unexpected feature: a “user-perceived resolution” of 1,233 pixels per inch, double the apparent detail of the original Odyssey. Of course, there’s a catch.
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