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‘Huge mess of theft and fraud:’ artists sound alarm as NFT crime proliferates open_in_new     The Guardian
The digital marketplace for NFTs grew to an estimated $22bn last year but companies face challenges monitoring stolen artWhen Lois van Baarle, a Dutch artist, scoured the biggest NFT marketplace for her name late last year, she found more than 100 pieces of her art for sale. None of them had been put up by her.Van Baarle is a popular digital artist, with millions of followers on social media. ... read more
Nearly All NFTs Created With OpenSea’s Free Minting Tool Are Fake, Plagiarized, or Spam open_in_new     Gizmodo
A free non-fungible token minting tool from OpenSea, one of the largest NFT marketplaces online, is being overwhelmingly misused to commit fraud and create spam, the company said on Thursday. ... read more
Google seems to be giving its Android Tablets division some attention open_in_new     The Verge
One of Android’s original founders, Rich Miner, is working on Android tablets, a fact that was recently revealed in a ComputerWorld report digging into Google’s history with tablets. Miner’s LinkedIn page appears to confirm it, listing his current title as “CTO Android Tablets,” and says he’s been in that role since March, 2021. ... read more
The FBI Reportedly Considered Buying Spyware That Could Hack Any Phone in the U.S. open_in_new     Gizmodo
The Federal Bureau of Investigation spent two years considering whether it should procure a clandestine commercial spyware tool that could reportedly hack any phone within the United States, according to an investigation by New York Times Magazine. ... read more
Britain approves extradition of Mike Lynch to U.S. to face charges over HP fraud case open_in_new     CNBC
Earlier Friday, a British judge ruled in favor of HP in a civil case against Lynch. ... read more
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