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- First-Ever Android App Pirates Plead Guilty
Two of several suspects arrested for running a trio of fake Android app stores pleaded guilty today in an Atlanta court and are now awaiting sentencing. The two are Aaron Blake Buckley, 22, of Moss Point, Mississippi, and Gary Edwin Sharp II, 29, of Uxbridge, Massachusetts. The two admitted to running Applanet, a website that distributed over four million pirated copies of Android apps that caused financial damages of $17 million to the app's legal owners. The two are the first suspects ever arrested on pirating mobile apps and ran their website from May 2010 through August 2012, when the FBI seized their domain along with two others, SnappzMarket and Appbucket. Buckley ran Applanet while Shar ran SnappsMarket According to the FBI, Buckley was in charge of Applanet while Sharp had a minor role. Sharp later created his own ...
- Here's How to Enable YouTube's Upcoming Material Design Skin
Users on Reddit have spotted a live version of Google's upcoming YouTube redesign, one that uses more Material Design elements than the current version. YouTube received a light Material Design facelift a few years back when the company started deploying its custom-built visual design language for all of its major products like Android, Google Search, and Gmail. Last year at the Google I/O conference, Google's design gurus made some changes to the Material Design language, further advancing its core elements. The changes are subtle, but they are still there Some of these changes made their way into Android 6.0, so it's natural that they are now making their way into Google's money-maker project, YouTube. The most glaring changes are YouTube's homepage and channel pages, with fewer changes in the actual video (playback) page, where Google only changed the background from white&gray to full white. The main YouTube side-menu received a stylistic m...
- Man Claims He's Bitcoin's Creator, Is Immediately Contested
In interviews with three media outlets today, Australian businessman Craig Wright claimed to be and attempted to prove he was "Satoshi Nakamoto," the moniker used by Bitcoin's inventor in the cryptocurrency's early life. In front of reporters from the BBC, The Economist and GQ, Mr. Wright executed a Bitcoin transaction and signed the operation using the same public key used to sign the first ever Bitcoin transaction back in 2009. Influential people in the Bitcoin world believe Wright's claims Mr. Wright also posted a technical write-up on his blog, providing the evidence to support his claims. Jon Matonis, founding director of the Bitcoin Foundation, gave Wright's demonstration legitimacy and
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