31 Aug '17, 5am

Cyber-Criminals Abandon Bitcoin; Homeland Admits "It's A Lot More Legitimate Than People Think"

Or just use your real name - I do elsewhere and not here only because of an original joke some five years ago - be open, use PayPal (secure and very easy) and be uninteresting, just like everyone here, just like 99.99999% of any given population (Julian Assanges are very rare) and just like most celebreties. Maybe I am down-playing things a bit, but I find it ludicrously laughable that ordinary, uninteresting people fear sundry bogeymen. Worry about security in such contexts as getting hacked, so obviously have secure passwords and anti-virus for instance, but until and unless things go full-on Nazi (or something), or if you are actually engaged in illicit activity, you have no rational worries. If the day comes when a totalitarian regime rounds up people largely at random, or a Mad Max scenario prevails, you are fucked anyway. I have actually dealt with personally hazardo...

Full article: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-30/cyber-criminals-...

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