Bitcoin: London police make first cryptocurrency seizure from prolific hacker

When Grant West was arrested on a train last year by undercover British police, surveillance footage showed passengers clapping at what looked like the quick capture of another petty criminal.

But West’s arrest was a milestone for Scotland Yard: The 25-year-old was the first cybercriminal taken into custody and had his Bitcoin currency, worth about $700,000, seized by London Metropolitan Police.

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ICE USED PRIVATE FACEBOOK DATA TO FIND AND TRACK SUSPEICE USES FACEBOOK DATACTS, INTERNAL EMAILS SHOW

CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA May have had access to the personal information of tens of millions of unwitting Americans, but a genuine debate has emerged about whether the company had the sophistication to put that data effectively to use on behalf of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.  But one other organization that has ready access to Facebook’s trove of personal data has a much better track record of using such information effectively: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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