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Fortnite maker Epic Games just set an antitrust trap for Apple, and Tim Cook walked right into it

Fortnite maker Epic Games just set an antitrust trap for Apple, and Tim Cook walked right into it

12 minutes ago   |   Business Insider   |   3 articles

Apple on Thursday removed the popular game Fortnite from its App Store, and in doing so, fell right into the trap set by Fortnite's maker, Epic Games. Epic set its snare by...
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Federal agents tricked Hamas into sending Bitcoin to Uncle Sam

Federal agents tricked Hamas into sending Bitcoin to Uncle Sam

3 hours ago   |   Fortune

Criminals have long seen cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin as a stealthy way to transfer money. But in an unusual sting operation, federal agents not only infiltrated a terrorist...
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US seizes virtual currency alleged to fund militant groups

3 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   2 articles

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department said Thursday that it has seized millions of dollars from cryptocurrency accounts that militant groups, including al-Qaida and the Islamic...
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Justice Department seizes millions of dollars in cryptocurrency from terror groups

4 hours ago   |   NY Daily News   |   2 articles

The Justice Department has seized millions of dollars in digital currency that militant groups in the Middle East hoped to use to fund terrorist attacks, federal prosecutors...
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Trump Claims a Lead in Global Rebound With Cherry-Picked Data

6 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

President Donald Trump says America is leading the global economic and financial market recovery. Others contest that claim, while the data - as usual - depend on how you parse...
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$600 billion: Despite Covid-19 crisis & falling oil prices, Russia's gold & foreign exchange reserves reach all-time high

$600 billion: Despite Covid-19 crisis & falling oil prices, Russia's gold & foreign exchange reserves reach all-time high

7 hours ago   |   RT

The value of Russia's gold and foreign currency holdings has risen by almost $9 billion in a week. This means it's sitting on $600 billion in forex reserves - an all-time...
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U.S. Seizes Bitcoin Said to be Used to Finance Terrorist Groups

8 hours ago   |   NY Times

ISIS and other groups openly solicited virtual currency donations because they mistakenly believed that the transactions would be anonymous, officials said.
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The maker of 'Fortnite' is now letting players bypass Apple's and Google's app stores, the latest escalation in an ongoing battle between the tech giants and app developers

The maker of 'Fortnite' is now letting players bypass Apple's and Google's app stores, the latest escalation in an ongoing battle between the tech giants and app developers

9 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Epic Games, the company behind "Fortnite," is offering a new way to make in-app purchases that bypasses the controversial 30% fee charged by Apple's and Google's app...
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Lebanon's Deepening Economic Crisis Laid Bare by Beirut Blast

20 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Even before last week's explosion, vested interests and sectarian politics had already brought the country to its knees.
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Jokowi Faces Budget Funding Dilemma as He Battles Surge in Virus

1 day ago   |   Bloomberg

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is trying to tackle a surge in virus cases and the worst economic crisis in more than two decades with dwindling fiscal resources.
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President Trump opposes postal money that would help vote-by-mail

President Trump opposes postal money that would help vote-by-mail

President Trump also predicted, without providing evidence, that mail-in ballots would lead to widespread voter fraud in November. Read more ...

President Trump says UAE to open diplomatic ties with Israel

President Trump says UAE to open diplomatic ties with Israel

The announcement means that the UAE, which is home to the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, would become the first Gulf Arab state to have ties to Israel. Read more ...

Joe Biden Calls For Nationwide Mask Mandate 'Immediately'

Joe Biden Calls For Nationwide Mask Mandate 'Immediately'

Biden made his stance on coronavirus face masks clear during one of the first official campaign events he's held with running mate Kamala Harris. Read more ...

LIVE: Attorneys from Breonna Taylor's family speak about meeting with...

LIVE: Attorneys from Breonna Taylor's family speak about meeting with attorney general

Attorneys for the family of Breonna Taylor are holding a news conference Thursday to discuss the meeting they had with Kentucky's attorney general. Read more ...

US jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain high

US jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain high

WASHINGTON - The number of laid-off workers applying for unemployment aid fell below 1 million last week for the first time since the pandemic intensified five months ago yet... Read more ...

AMC Theaters reopening in Mass.; 15-cent tickets offered on first day

AMC Theaters reopening in Mass.; 15-cent tickets offered on first day

AMC Theatres, the nation's largest movie theater chain, will reopen in the U.S. on Aug. 20 with retro ticket prices of 15 cents per movie. Read more ...

DOJ: Yale Discriminates Against Asian American and White Applicants In...

DOJ: Yale Discriminates Against Asian American and White Applicants In Admissions

The Justice Department said its two-year investigation found that race is "the determinative factor in hundreds of admissions decisions each year." Yale categorically denies... Read more ...

Trump announces peace deal between Israel, United Arab Emirates

Trump announces peace deal between Israel, United Arab Emirates

President Trump on Thursday announced a historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates that would pave the way for full normalization of relations between... Read more ...

Apple just removed 'Fortnite' from the App Store and the company behind the...

Apple just removed 'Fortnite' from the App Store and the company behind the game fired back with a scathing video that roasts the iPhone-maker's most iconic ad

Epic Games, the company behind "Fortnite," aired a video on Thursday roasting Apple and its iconic "1984" television ad, after Apple yanked the game from the App Store. Epic... Read more ...

Travis Kelce cashing in with huge extension from Chiefs

Travis Kelce cashing in with huge extension from Chiefs

The Chiefs and star tight end Travis Kelce are reportedly closing in on an extension. According to multiple reports Thursday, the five-time Pro Bowler is about to ink a... Read more ...