Goodbye to another landmark: Lord & Taylor sells Fifth Avenue store

WABC MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) — Lord & Taylor is selling its landmark Fifth Avenue flagship store in Manhattan to WeWork for $850 million. The flagship store is expected to continue to operate in the entire building through the 2018 holiday season, and then rent lower floors after that. The holiday displays will continue to go on this year and next year, a company spokeswoman said. … Continue reading Goodbye to another landmark: Lord & Taylor sells Fifth Avenue store

‘Civilize the market’ for common good, care of creation, pope says

Cindy Wooden CRUX Pope Francis said on Friday that in societies where profit is allowed to be the only concern, “democracy tends to become a plutocracy, where inequality and the exploitation of the planet grows.” The pontiff said political action “must be placed truly at the service of the human person, the common good and respect for nature.” Greater inequality and a more rapid destruction … Continue reading ‘Civilize the market’ for common good, care of creation, pope says

Palm Beach County residents stock up on supplies as Hurricane Irma heads west

Amy Lipman NBC5 West Palm Beach “There was nothing at Walmart,” said Bianca Rodriguez of Palm Beach Gardens. “Not even like one thing of water.” Emergency officials recommend people have one gallon of water per person, per day for at least five days in the event of a hurricane. Rodriguez found cases of bottled water at a Winn-Dixie on Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens … Continue reading Palm Beach County residents stock up on supplies as Hurricane Irma heads west

Just smile: In KFC China store, diners have new way to pay

Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Diners at a KFC store in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou will have a new way to pay for their meal. Just smile.

Customers will be able to use a “Smile to Pay” facial recognition system at the tech-heavy, health-focused concept store, part of a drive by Yum China Holdings Inc to lure a younger generation of consumers.

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Jimmy Nukebot Explodes on the Scene, Transforming NeutrinoPOS

Tara Seals
InfoSecurity

The NeutrinoPOS banking trojan, a constantly evolving malware thanks to its source code having been posted online last spring, has a new form, ominously dubbed Jimmy Nukebot.

Interestingly, it’s no longer in the banking business. Rather, it’s designed to help bad actors do so much more.

“The authors seriously rewrote the trojan—the main body was restructured, the functions were moved to the modules,” explained Kaspersky Lab researcher Sergey Yunakovsky, in an analysis. “The trojan has completely lost the functionality for stealing bank-card data from the memory of an infected device; now, its task is limited solely to receiving modules from a remote node and installing them into the system.”

Those modules contain the payloads, which notably include web injects (which can perform functions similar to those in NeutrinoPOS, like taking screenshots, setting up proxy servers and so on); and a large number of updates for the main module in various droppers. Continue reading “Jimmy Nukebot Explodes on the Scene, Transforming NeutrinoPOS”

US Law Enforcement Have Spent Hundreds of Thousands on Bitcoin Tracking Tools

Joseph Cox Motherboard Private firms continue to fill in the gaps for digital investigators. The blockchain can be pretty overwhelming, with criminals moving their funds through a string of addresses before finally cashing them out. Presumably to deal with that issue, several US law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have … Continue reading US Law Enforcement Have Spent Hundreds of Thousands on Bitcoin Tracking Tools

A New Financial System is Being Born

Michael Krieger
Liberty Blitzkrieg

If Bitcoin blew you away when you first discovered it, and continues to do so to this day, Spiral Dynamics can help explain why. Bitcoin was an expression in the physical world of the newly emergent leading-edge integral level consciousness. It drew lessons from history and attempted to take the best of orange and green worldviews and incorporate them into an entirely new form of money. We see the clear presence of free markets and individualism, as well as the intentional separation of the system from dominator hierarchies (bureaucratic government meddling), which had corrupted all money before it. Its greenness is evident in the fact that by design no individual or company controls the network. Global, decentralized, revolutionary technology. This is perhaps the perfect example of integral consciousness operating on our planet at this time from an economics standpoint, and why it has captured the imagination of so many, while at the same time being violently rejected by so many others. Continue reading “A New Financial System is Being Born”

Free Money: Potential Presidential Candidate Mark Zuckerberg Suggests That All Americans Should Get A ‘Universal Basic Income’

Michael Snyder
The Economic Collapse

Should everyone in America receive a “basic income” directly from the federal government?  Considering the fact that we are already 20 trillion dollars in debt, such a concept may sound quite foolish to many of you, but this is an idea that is really starting to gain traction in leftist circles.  In fact, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested that this was something that we should “explore” during the commencement speech that he just delivered at Harvard.  For quite a while it has been obvious that Zuckerberg is very strongly considering a run for the presidency in 2020, but up until just recently we haven’t had many clues about where he would stand on particular issues.  If he is serious about proposing a universal basic income for all Americans, that would make Zuckerberg very appealing to the far left voters that flocked to the Bernie Sanders campaign. Continue reading “Free Money: Potential Presidential Candidate Mark Zuckerberg Suggests That All Americans Should Get A ‘Universal Basic Income’”

Self-driving cars could soon be cheaper and easier to build

Roberto Baldwin Engadget There’s no shortage of companies working on artificial intelligence for cars. If anything there’s a glut. Every automaker and startup seems to be building a nearly sentient system designed to operate cars and avoid objects (especially humans). AImotive (pronounced “AI Motive” — yeah, it’s confusing) is doing the same thing, except it’s also designing the accompanying hardware. What’s more, it’ll play nice … Continue reading Self-driving cars could soon be cheaper and easier to build

China’s Spending $500 Billion to Reshape the World in Its Image

Bloomberg China is one of the few countries in the world today with money to spend, and Xi Jinping is ready to write some checks. China’s president will host almost 30 world leaders in Beijing on Sunday at the first Belt and Road Forum, the centerpiece of a soft-power push backed by hundreds of billions of dollars for infrastructure projects. More than 100 countries on … Continue reading China’s Spending $500 Billion to Reshape the World in Its Image