Feb 22 • 2M

🚨 Austrian Ex Crypto CEO Likely Stole $11 Billion Of Ether

Plus: 'little tech' can be dangerous too, Yale Law School to Cover Full Tuition for Lowest-Income Students, and more...

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Exclusive: Austrian Programmer And Ex Crypto CEO Likely Stole $11 Billion Of Ether. Who hacked The DAO in 2016, diverting 3.6 million ether? We identify the apparent hacker — he denies it — by following a complicated trail of crypto transactions and using a previously undisclosed privacy-cracking forensics tool. (Laura Shin via Forbes)


Never mind Big Tech - 'little tech' can be dangerous too. An inquiry opened last week into a scandal that has horrified Britons: how hundreds of people running UK post offices were wrongly prosecuted for false accounting and theft on the basis of a faulty computer system. (Sarah O’Connor via Financial Times)


Yale Law School to Cover Full Tuition and Fees for Lowest-Income Students. Yale Law School will begin covering full tuition for its lowest-income students next fall, as the elite graduate program aims to diversify its ranks and make obtaining a law degree more affordable. (Melissa Korn and Sara Randazzo via Wall Street Journal)


The US Copyright Office says an AI can't copyright its art. The US Copyright Office has rejected a request to let an AI copyright a work of art. Last week, a three-person board reviewed a 2019 ruling against Steven Thaler, who tried to copyright a picture on behalf of an algorithm he dubbed Creativity… (Adi Robertson via The Verge)


The US is unmasking Russian hackers faster than ever. The White House was quick to publicly blame Russia for a cyberattack against Ukraine, the latest sign that cyber attribution is a crucial tool in the American arsenal. (Patrick Howell O'Neill via MIT Technology Review)


An Obscure Corner of Wall Street Is Making Billions Trading Inflation. Small teams have been making the most of global price shocks with trades that can be just as volatile. (Donal Griffin via Bloomberg)


TikTok Wants Longer Videos-Whether You Like It or Not. The company knows that clips over 60 seconds in length stress users out. That won't stop it from chasing the lucrative long-video market. (Chris Stokel-Walker via WIRED)


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