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500M Avira Antivirus Users Introduced to Cryptomining

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Many readers were surprised to learn recently that the popular Norton 360 antivirus suite now ships with a program which lets customers make money mining virtual currency. But Norton 360 isn’t alone in this dubious endeavor: Avira antivirus — which has built a base of 500 million users worldwide largely by making the product free — was recently bought by the same company that owns Norton 360 and is introducing its customers to a service called Avira Crypto.

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Original Article: securityboulevard.com

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Scientists Are Racing to Understand the Fury of Tonga’s Volcano

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The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunami that have devastated Tonga are unlike anything volcanologists have seen before.

Original Article: wired.com

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Congress Is Trying to Figure Out What to Do About Crypto’s Colossal Carbon Footprint

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House members pushed back on crypto CEOs’ assertion that bitcoin’s energy consumption is actually a “feature not a bug.”

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Original Source: buzzfeednews.com

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Humanity Has Turned Land Itself Into a Menace

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All of our meddling has primed Earth to collapse under cities and belch greenhouse gases, a nasty feedback loop that’s accelerating global warming.

Original Article: wired.com

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