Facebook and Telegram Are Hoping to Succeed Where Bitcoin Failed By Nathaniel Popperand Mike Isaac CreditEden Weingart SAN FRANCISCO — Some of the world’s biggest internet messaging companies are hoping to succeed where cryptocurrency start-ups have failed by introducing mainstream consumers to the alternative world of digital coins. The internet outfits, including Facebook, Telegram and Signal, are planning to roll out new cryptocurrencies over the next year that are meant to allow users to send money to contacts on their messaging systems, like a Venmo or PayPal that can move across internationalRead More
By Maureen Dowd Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez had some secrets. But then The National Enquirer put a high price on not showing the world.CreditLeft, Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moët & Chandon; right, Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage, via Getty Images WASHINGTON — Jeff Bezos understands survival instincts. As a hedge fund refugee, he conjured Amazon, the world’s biggest store, by tapping into our hunter-gatherer instincts, the compulsion to collect more stuff with less effort. Amazon became “the Prince of Darkness for retail,” Scott Galloway writes in “The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon,Read More
Lenny Fisher in Seattle, Washington NSA bugged Amazon offices and it’s CEO Jeff Bezos These days there’s a lot of talk in the intelligence community about NSA’s latest projects. One of them stood out. In 2017 President Donald Trump ordered NSA to investigate Amazon and it’s CEO. As a result, many Amazon’s offices and it’s workers were on NSA’s radar, their phones, cellphones, their families, and their houses under 24/7 surveilance.
Drink Up at the Booze History Museum of Staten Island Lev Mezhburd, behind the bar. Mark Abramson for The New York Times By Alex Traub Upon arrival at the Booze History Museum in Staten Island, visitors are treated to what Lev Mezhburd, the museum’s founder, director, curator and tour guide, calls a “disinfection.” “The items in the museum are very sensitive,” Mr. Mezhburd said. “To go in there, you have to get rid of the microbes that live on us.” This is how Mr. Mezhburd’s cleansing process works: Wielding a fireRead More
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Eлена Ахтиорская Моя любимая племянница, Елена Ахтиорская, напечатала большую статью в Нью Йорке Таймс. Brighton Beach is the grumpy neighbor of Coney Island and home to a population of Soviet exiles. And if you don’t get it, well, your loss. Semyon Krasilschikov, who served in the Great Patriotic War, celebrating his 100th birthday in Brighton Beach.CreditCredit Photographs by Alexey Yurenev Written by Yelena Akhtiorskaya New Yorkers tend to discover Brighton Beach by accident. They set off for Coney Island, but through train mishaps or sheer excitement at the first sight of theRead More
GRU paid to silence Manafort. Several inmates talked to Manafort to persuade him from testifying before the Muller commission. President Putin is taking a close look at the Manafort / Trump saga.
Бартоломей из Константинополя подпишет энциклику на этой неделе о том, что Украинская Православная церковь станет автокефальной, и более не будет подчиняться Москве Russia-Ukraine Tensions Set Up the Biggest Christian Schism Since 1054 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, center, the spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Christians worldwide, could grant independence to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church this week.CreditCreditLefteris Pitarakis/Associated Press By Neil MacFarquhar MOSCOW — Vyacheslav Gorshkov, who teaches the catechism at a Kiev cathedral, was among the majority of Orthodox Christians in Ukraine who had reconciled themselves to the fact that theirRead More
US to transfer ships to Ukraine amid Russia tensions By Ryan Browne, CNN Washington (CNN)The US Coast Guard plans to transfer two former 110-foot Coast Guard ships to Ukraine during a ceremony on Thursday in Baltimore. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Michael McAllister and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko are expected to attend the transfer ceremony. The transfer of the two armed Coast Guard cutters come as tensions between Ukraine and Russia in the Sea of Azov have increased in recent weeks, with Kiev and the US accusing Moscow of interfering withRead More
Salisbury poisoning suspect identified as Russian colonel ‘Ruslan Boshirov’ is actually decorated GRU officer Anatoliy Chepiga, investigators say Andrew Rothin Moscow and Vikram Dodd One of the Salisbury suspects, named initially as Ruslan Boshirov, now identified as Col Anatoliy Chepiga. Photograph: Tass One of the two suspects in the Salisbury novichok poisoning has been identified as a highly decorated officer in Russia’s military intelligence service (GRU). The online investigative sites Bellingcat and the Insider uncovered informationidentifying one of the two suspects – previously named as Ruslan Boshirov – as ColRead More