Tag: Turkey

Hackers In Turkey Steal $2.5M While Chatting Through An Online Game

Hackers in Turkey made away with $2.47 million worth of cryptocurrencies. And while this may not be the biggest hack in the recent past, this one was quite unique. The hackers used an online game chatting platform to communicate. As reported by a local media outlet, the crypto exchange detected the intrusion and immediately alerted the police. The police swung into action right away, stopping the attack. However, the hackers had …
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Turkish Imams Fired for Violating Fatwa Against Bitcoin Trading

When dealing with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, it is important to keep religious rules in mind at all times. Two Turkish imams found that out the hard way, as they have been fired over their Bitcoin activity. It’s a very strange turn of events, although it isn’t entirely surprising. The Fatwa Against Bitcoin Trading For those who are unaware, using, buying, and trading Bitcoin is perfectly legal in Turkey as of right now. …
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Turkey To Remove Evolution from Biology Textbooks

The Turkish Education Ministry has decided to remove evolution from biology textbooks and the curriculum of 9th graders. This backwards move has been received very poorly by many, and it is an example of a world that seems increasingly hostile to science and facts. If You Disagree With a Fact, Discredit It as Opinion The Head of the Ministry’s curriculum board, Alpaslan Durmuş, announced last Wednesday that Evolution will be …
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Turkish ISPs Started Actively Blocking VPN Providers And The Tor Network

A few days ago, we reported on how Turkish ISPs were actively restricting access to social media platforms and other websites. At that time, using Tor or VPN software was a quick and convenient way to bypass this blockade. It looks as if the government has forced ISPs to restrict access to those networks as well, effectively censoring the entire country during the ongoing protests. Turkey Is Taking Things Several …
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