Bowing to public pressure, Coinbase announces it will "transition out" the ex-Hacking Team cybermercenaries whose company it just bought

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/03/05/bye-felicias.html

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Sounds good. Now I totally trust them.

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I spend more care in buying a pen than they do a who-knows-how-many million dollar company.

Granted, I do spend too much time and effort deciding which pen to buy. But still.

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Sure. I believe them. Someone will follow up on this and make sure it happens. Right? I mean, it’s not like a person can hack from their house or anything. Or be rehired as a consultant. Those things don’t happen.

blind-man-s-bluff

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I was out as soon as I heard there were shenanigans going on with account deletions. I cashed out my $12.84 worth of BTC, deleted my stuff, and am not looking back. I am not sure who it is that they are bowing too, didn’t the users protest by deleting their accounts?

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It’s stories like this that make me realise that the stupid laws making it a requirement for people to ask suppliers “Do you use slaves?” or “Do you have ties to genocidal regimes?” may actually be necessary.

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