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Google battles human trafficking with global hotline

Coordinating with three anti-trafficking organizations, the Web giant aims to use data collected by helplines around the world to fight modern-day slavery.

By Apr. 9, 2013

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Silk Road forfeits $28M in Bitcoins seized from its servers

Prosecutors emphasize that the Bitcoins were seized in connection with a probe of the online drug marketplace -- not because they were Bitcoins.

By Jan. 16, 2014

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Liberty Reserve co-founder pleads guilty to money laundering

Vladimir Kats, a co-founder of the Costa Rica-based online currency company, pleads guilty to several charges in US federal court.

By Oct. 31, 2013

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Congressman: If we ban Bitcoin, let's ban dollar bills too

"The dollar bill market has been extremely susceptible to forgers, tax fraud, criminal cartels, and armed robbers stealing millions of dollars from their legitimate owners," Rep. Jared Polis writes to federal regulators.

By Mar. 5, 2014

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Buy an abandoned amusement park on eBay

Live out all your horror-film fantasies with Berlin's deserted Spreepark, for sale on eBay for a mere $2.2 million. Warning: it's a fixer-upper.

By Feb. 21, 2014

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Majority of Snapchat users are women, its CEO says

About 70 percent of the photo and video messaging app's users are women, according to a Wall Street Journal account of the CEO's talk at a closed-door conference.

By Nov. 20, 2013

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Chinese couple sell daughter to buy an iPhone

One couple in China sold their daughter, and used the profits to buy an iPhone and other luxury goods.

By Oct. 19, 2013

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U.S. shuts down alleged online money-laundering outfit

Based in Costa Rica, Liberty Reserve has been accused of laundering more than $6 billion through its digital currency system, says The New York Times.

By May. 28, 2013

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Hey Hollywood, Google can secure your content

Google has agreed to acquire Widevine, a firm that offers digital-rights management and distribution tools that will likely come in handy as the search engine builds out its video services.

By Dec. 3, 2010