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Venmo now allows transactions with cryptocurrency

CNN – Venmo announced on Tuesday that it is allowing its users to sell, buy and pay with cryptocurrency on the app. Venmo, which is owned by PayPal, said its more than 70 million customers can buy bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin and bitcoin cash for as little as $1. Cryptocurrency is often daunting to newbies, so Venmo is offering in-app guides and videos to help answer frequently asked questions. More than 30% of Venmo customers have already started purchasing cryptocurrency or equities, according to the payments company. And 20% of those customers started doing so during the pandemic. Cryptocurrency...

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Experts believe increased screen time has lead to ‘Zoom Zombies’ on the road

During the pandemic people turned to social media to stay connected with loved ones, or use video conference apps, such as Zoom, to work or go to school — but experts believe all this screen time could turn us into ‘Zoom Zombies’. “We have to remember what we’re doing when we’re on a Zoom call. Normally we have a Brady bunch screen where we’re looking at everyone’s face and we’re trying to pay attention to their facial emotions, and behaviors that they’re exhibiting on their face. It’s exhausting,” said Alise Bartley at FGCU. Increasing screen time has lead to more distracted...

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Half a billion Facebook users’ information posted on hacking website

  (CNN) — The personal information of about half a billion Facebook users, including their phone numbers, have been posted to a website used by hackers, cybersecurity experts say. There are records for more than 32 million accounts in the United States, 11 million in the United Kingdom, and 6 million in India, according to Alon Gal, the CTO of cyber intelligence firm Hudson Rock. Details in some cases include full name, location, birthday, email addresses, phone number, and relationship status, he said. The leak was first reported by the news website Insider. “This...

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