Woz sues YouTube over scam video

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Steve Wozniak's likeness was used in a video to scam people out of Bitcoin.
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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is suing YouTube for allegedly failing to remove a video in which his likeness was used by thieves to scam people out of money.

Woz was among a group of individuals who were fraudulently featured in videos posted to YouTube, supposedly offering a live giveaway of bitcoins. The video suggested that anyone who sent him bitcoins would receive double the number back. Of course, when people did transfer the funds, they inevitably got nothing in return.

Hackers hit Apple’s Twitter account in widespread bitcoin scam

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Apple's Twitter account and other high-profile accounts hacked in massive Bitcoin scam.
Apple’s very first Tweet ever isn’t about Bitcoin. Twitter got hacked.
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Apple is one of many companies and people who had their Twitter accounts hijacked on Wednesday. A hacker found a way to post on what seems to be any account, indicating that it’s Twitter itself that has been hacked.

All the posts pointed readers toward a bitcoin scam.

Apple Card isn’t for jailbreakers or cryptocurrency buyers

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Not the card for Bitcoin lovers.
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Apple eagerly anticipated Apple Card could be the most consumer-friendly credit card on the market. However, there are a few rules that could put off a small number of users.

In Goldman Sachs’ customer agreement for the card, it notes that Apple Card is not for people who jailbreak their iPhones. And it can’t be used for buying Bitcoin, lottery tickets, and a few other things, either.

Woz got scammed out of $70,000 worth of bitcoin

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Woz could've been rich off bitcoin, now he's just rich off Apple.
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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has a cautionary tale for people hoping to strike it rich off bitcoin.

During an appearance at the Economic Times global business summit, Woz admitted that he had been scammed out of several bitcoin worth about $70,000 earlier this year by falling for a common fraud tactic that can happen to any bitcoin buyer.

Square plans to add Apple Pay and Bitcoin support to next register

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Apple Pay is threatening to put mobile payments companies like Square and PayPal out of business when it launches next month, but according to Square co-founder Jack Dorsey, Apple Pay isn’t actually a threat to his company.

Dorsey revealed yesterday that Square is hoping to use Apple Pay to its advantage by building a new register for sellers that accepts Apple Pay and pretty much every other form of payment you can slide across a counter.

Alleged iCloud hack sees nude celebrity selfies sold for Bitcoins

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The iCloud accounts of numerous Hollywood celebrities have been hacked, with naked images being sold for Bitcoins. (Picture: Killian Bell)
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An alleged mass iCloud hack has seen a veritable who’s who of Hollywood nude selfies leaked onto the Internet.

The photos — which include the likes of Avril Lavigne, Hayden Pannettiere, Kate Upton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Rihanna — appeared first on 4Chan, with an anonymous poster telling people he/she had obtained the photos by hacking iCloud accounts. In addition, the photos were being sold for Bitcoins, which most likely makes this a first.

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Cryptic Twitter account sparks hunt for hidden Bitcoin

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SAN FRANCISCO — There’s a new kind of gold hidden in the hills of this city: A mysterious Twitter account is leading locals on a treasure hunt for Bitcoin.

The folks behind @SFHiddenBitcoin, which has been active since July 1, are hot on the heels of @HiddenCash, the Twitter account that made news doling out the dough of a real estate mogul.

While judges debate whether Bitcoin is money and crashing economies around the globe fear the virtual currency’s wake, it’s the coin of the realm in certain circles here. If you can handle being a “cyphervegan,” you can basically already live on Bitcoin.

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