Tech News Today 1814: Do Nothing in No Tubes
The US Department of Justice announced the takedown of Alpha Bay and Hansa, two dark web marketplaces selling mostly fake IDs and illegal drugs like heroin and fentanyl. The networks also sold hacking tools, guns, and toxic chemicals.
Microsoft released another strong quarterly earnings report, especially in the Cloud. The company also updated its support lifecycle policy in terms of hardware support, saying they will not update the operating systems on some older CPUs, specifically certain older Atom-based Windows devices.
Elon Musk tweeted that he got “verbal approval” for his underground hyperloop from NY to Philadelphia to Baltimore and DC in 29 minutes. The tweet was met with skepticism about what exactly “verbal approval” meant, but a rep from the White House said they have had some conversations.
YouTube TV comes to more markets, a new class on how to find credit card information online, and how Dolby is using skin sensors to determine whether or not you like a particular movie.