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  • Where Did WikiLeaks' $25 Million Bitcoin Fortune Go? - Daily Beast

    Where Did WikiLeaks’ $25 Million Bitcoin Fortune Go?

    thedailybeast.com 28 Dec '17, 10am

    that all received a substantial amount of bitcoin from the main WikiLeaks address, and three WikiLeaks-linked addresses are holding around 1,500 bitcoin, or just shy of $25 million, at the time of publication. A second source, who has access to blockchain analysis software used by law...

  • Marines Share Photo of Nude Unconscious Woman in New Revenge Porn Leak

    thedailybeast.com 13 Jul '17, 8pm

    Five months after the Marines United nude-photo scandal broke, there is a new group of victims, including an unconscious woman who was photographed naked. Explicit videos and photos of female servicemembers were posted last week in a Dropbox drive called “Girls of MU” and were shared ...

  • The High-Tech Flesh Palace Where Strippers Dance for Bitcoins

    High-Tech Flesh Palace Where Strippers Dance for Bitcoins

    thedailybeast.com 19 Aug '17, 9am

    Educating a mini army of adult entertainers in cryptocurrency could be the start of a digital currency revolution. For adult stars who accept bitcoins, there’s an upside: no charge-backs since once the coins are transferred it’s irreversible. Additionally, banks won’t be able to discr...

  • Stories of the Victims of the Pulse Gay Nightclub Massacre in Orlando

    thedailybeast.com 12 Jun '17, 7pm

    Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37, at Perfumania where he worked. They were both murdered during the Pulse shooting. On Facebook, a family member of Wilson-Leon's announced, "It is with a broken and heavy heart that I share the sadness the loss of my cousin, my love, Dani or Lestat Wilson a...

  • Trump Hasn’t Tweeted When a U.S. Soldier Died in Six Months https://t.co/UfauRwlKVS

    Trump Hasn’t Tweeted When a U.S. Soldier Died in Six Months

    thedailybeast.com 06 Sep '17, 7pm

    As for A.J., Brooks and the other soldiers who have died this year, Trump has said nothing on Twitter, the platform that he claims allows him to get “the truth” to the American people without the filter of the “Fake News.” If anyone can get around the media’s obsession with everything...

  • JCC bomb caller used Bitcoin, Google Voice to outrun FBI — then he slipped up https://t.co/WpyiL0XKi3

    Slip-Up That Caught the Jewish Center Bomb Caller

    thedailybeast.com 23 Mar '17, 7pm

    The suspect arrested Thursday for a wave of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers in the United States employed an array of technologies, including Bitcoin and Google Voice, to make himself virtually untraceable for months, The Daily Beast has learned. But in the end, it only ...

  • 55 Retired #Military Brass Say @realDonaldTrump Is Unfit to Lead

    55 Retired Military Brass Say Trump Is Unfit to Lead

    thedailybeast.com 18 Oct '16, 10pm

    Fifty-five retired general and flag officers have released a letter condemning Donald Trump’s behavior toward women, calling him “utterly unworthy” of the Oval Office. “If given such power, Donald Trump would create a command climate intolerant of women and incompatible with a trained...

  • Shady Pastor to Pray With Trump at Inauguration

    thedailybeast.com 29 Dec '16, 2pm

    In 2007, TV preacher Paula White got investigated by the U.S. Senate for her shady fundraising practices. Ten years later, she will pray at Donald Trump ’s inauguration. Yes, really. White is a televangelist with a huge audience and a knack for stirring controversy. She’s been a Trump...