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Weekly Update: 24 crypto assets live on ParJar fiat on/off ramp, FantomVision PWA, $LINK + Voyager, $GHOST for $ESH Hodlers... – 17 Apr - 23 Apr'20

Weekly Update: 24 crypto assets live on ParJar fiat on/off ramp, FantomVision PWA, $LINK + Voyager, $GHOST for $ESH Hodlers... – 17 Apr - 23 Apr'20
Hiya folks! Hope the shelter-at-home is treating you well. As you might know that the super cyclone Amphan struck Eastern India and Bangladesh day before yesterday. As a result, I went into radio silence for two days. Now that I am back in the grid (albeit with ultra-super slow internet; this post took 4+ hours of retries just to upload pictures), let’s get rolling with the weekly update catch-up series again. Here’s your week at Parachute + partners (17 Apr - 23 Apr'20):

24 cryptocurrencies are now live on ParJar for trading with fiat in Europe, India and UK. This is massive! The new ParJar and #cryptoforeveryone masks look great Clinton! Designers in Parachute, Clinton is looking for fresh original designs for merchandise in the Parachute Shop. You can bag some cool $PAR and discount codes if your art makes it to the store. The #par4par raffle currently has a 500k $PAR prize pool. If you have 10k $PAR in your ParJar, you can claim a ticket. Get in on it! Foo hosted a Parena so that winners can get a taste of the raffle with their prize $PAR. Bose hosted a random TTR trivia this week for a 10k $PAR prize pot. Don't forget her rules: "you argue and you're wrong, you skip next question". Gamerboy's Tiproom quiz theme was a secret. Did you find out what it was? Charlotte’s Tuesday TTR trivia was fun as always. Victor hosted an animal-themed trivia for 1k $PAR in prize per question. Two-for-Tuesday continued with the ongoing series of letters. This week Gian got Parachuters to post music "featuring bands or artists whose name starts with the letters M, N, O or P". As always, super thankful for the playlist Sebastian! 136 music videos in total. Dang! Jason’s #wholesomewed prompt involved Parachuters sharing unconventional art pieces. "They can be made by you or someone else".
Visit the Parachute Shop for more epic merch like these
Uber cool #wholesomewed entries by (clockwise from top left) Fakhir, Erol, Pars, Georg, Eric, OilJam, Peace Love
Click here to track this week’s aXpire burn transaction. CEO Gary Markham wrote about Time Recording in his latest blog post. More insights into 2gether’s study about women in crypto were released. This is part of their original study report on female crypto consumers which was first published in March. $BOMB founder Zachary Dash set the ball rolling on a proposal system for brainstorming on ideas for the project. Click here for a sample proposal. For #XIOSocial discussions, Citizens talked about what interest rate would be ideal for $XIO when the dApp launches. $LINK was added to Voyager’s platform this week. Click here for the full range of available assets. Voyager also featured in MyFirstBitcoin.info's list of "Where To Buy Bitcoin". They also launched an integration with crypto trading education platform Market Rebellion this week. Switch announced that $ESH token holders will be eligible to claim John McAfee-backed $GHOST coins on 25th May. News of Ghost’s launch was shared in bitcoin.com, Cointelegraph, CoinPedia, Crypto News Flash and CryptoNewsZ. Neva Fomo’s review of SwitchDex was released this week. The winners of the #BUIDLonFantom Developer contest were announced this week. The FantomVision block explorer was upgraded to a Progressive Web App (PWA) which can be installed on your device as an application. The team hosted a monthly AMA in their Discord. This will be happening every month from now. A new technical paper on smart was contracts was published as well.
Bitcoin is a clear favourite for trading among female users
Bounty0x’s fundraiser on Republic came to a close this week with funding crossing over targeted amount by nearly three times. Founder Angelo Adam also shared a sneak peek into how the Hypedia platform could look like. Uptrennd Head of Community, Luke, started an #InfectedWithGratitude giveaway that brought 2 days of wholesome joy to the community. Founder Jeff Kirdeikis sat down for an Altcoin Buzz interview to talk all things crypto. IOST joined Uptrennd this week. Coingecko joined in the fun too. Awesome! Congratulations on onboarding 30k+ new users in 2020 alone. The team also set the ball rolling for a community-powered blockchain awards. The District0x District Weekly can be read here. Meme Factory now has a fixture inside the virtual world of Cryptovoxels. Hydro made it to the semifinal round of Ground Up Ventures’ March Madness Startup Competition. Congrats! With news of Google’s smart debit card leaking out recently, the team at Hydro discussed the implications of the tech giant entering digital banking. They also wrote at length about FinTech in Brazil and strategies to bank the unbanked. The team also made a presentation at the Canada FinTech Summit this week. For the latest Sentivate development updates click here, here, here and here. SelfKey’s $KEY token was listed on Kyber Network this week. Read more details here. The team opened up an AMA questionnaire form for the community. AMA date not decided yet. They are also hiring currently. Apply if you’re up for it. SimpleSwap listed $KEY and joined SelfKey’s Crypto Exchange Marketplace. To learn more about Constellation’s ERC20 to mainnet $DAG swap, click here. COTI crew sat down for an AMA with KuCoin this week. The KuCoin staking campaign (announced last week) reached its cap within 5 minutes of opening up. If you were hoping to be a mode operator, hope you reached out to the team on time. To read the fee policy, click here. $COTI will be listed on Coinbit next week. Main registration for Staking 2.0 was started.
The Hypedia mockups look great!
Pynk is now SEIS/EIS approved which entitles investors in its fundraise round to tax benefits. Wibson hosted an online meetup with Crypto Resources Academy for their Spanish community. This was followed by an ETHSantiago meetup to discuss data privacy. Harmony founder Stephen Tse was part of a Miami DevCon Fintech panel to talk about DeFi and blockchain in finance. Also, congratulations on becoming the top blockchain project by GitHub activity. Stake Heist was formally opened with bounties to find bugs in the Open Staking Testnet Network and build stuff on it for some sweet $ONE. Delegators were also invited to test the staking dashboard in return for $ONE prizes. Watch more about it here. $ONE got listed on WazirX. Ankr published a comprehensive Open Staking node setup guide. Another major announcement this week was that a chunk of block rewards from staking in the phase 2 testnet will be converted to mainnet $ONE. Woohoo! Click here for an early sneak peek into the new IntelliShare website. A quick introduction of the testnet Pacific Program was also released. In his latest article, GET Protocol CEO Maarten Bloemers expanded on the significance of contactless ticketing in the post-coronavirus world. The article was an excerpt from the team’s submission to the Dutch Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sport to explore possible opportunities. Maarten was interviewed by HKB News of Korea where talked about all things GET. Their crowd management solution was featured on Cointelegraph as well.

And with that, we have to say Bye for now. See you again with another update. Cheerio!
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[Discussion] TestFlight Public Beta Links V2

EDIT: I'm really baffled as to why there are people downvoting this. You're only preventing other people on the sub-reddit from seeing this by doing so. Think about other people who have been looking for some of these links for months before you downvote this post for zero reason.

New Thread for y'all!

Here are the TestFlight links I have come across so far. I will update this continually as I find more and as you guys post more. Happy testing!

Tip: Use Ctrl+F to find links to your favorite applications quicker

If you like what you see, feel free to Venmo me! I just graduated college and will have to start paying back loans soon, so anything is extremely appreciated. Feel free to send me your username too, if you want a shoutout on this post!

Venmo: MichaelBertolino

Old Post: https://www.reddit.com/iOSBeta/comments/9so4u8/discussion_testflight_public_beta_links/

Update #1: Added column for the people who wanted to know when new links were added. You're welcome.
Update #1.5: I will remove the links after every tenth link that is added, so make sure to check the list daily!

Update #2: Since this list is becoming a lot bigger, I'm adding a column for apps that I endorse (whether I like them or not) or have on my phone, so that people can find better quality apps quicker.

Up to date as of 10/24/19 @ 10:05 AM EST
Date Added OP approved // On My Device Application Link Sauce // Instructions
Yes // Yes 1.1.1.1: Faster Internet https://testflight.apple.com/join/Sl7m9yyz Courtesy of u/rgllm
1Blocker X https://testflight.apple.com/join/KjmVWFnT Courtesy of u/loudmoutholeary
Yes // No 1Password https://testflight.apple.com/join/flDiG5AU Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
2Do - Todo List, Tasks & Notes https://testflight.apple.com/join/McBV96Wi Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Yes // No 9GAG: Best LOL Pics & GIFs https://testflight.apple.com/join/S2q4mD2b Courtesy of u/jengyong
AdGuard https://surveys.adguard.com/beta_testing_program/form.html Courtesy of u/Birdman-82 // Form
all 4 hue (for Philips Hue) https://testflight.apple.com/join/4Jc5hX2s Courtesy of u/bkmgtpe
Area51: A Client for Reddit https://testflight.apple.com/join/V6vpApGX Courtesy of u/Nicolaspatate
Airchat for AirPods https://testflight.apple.com/join/wL0ZRXln Courtesy of u/Vegetapple
Yes // No Airmail https://testflight.apple.com/join/1AcpfFq3 Courtesy of u/TSUTiger
AmazFaces https://testflight.apple.com/join/4hBEKHHg Courtesy of u/RobinBaerheim
Andrana Project https://testflight.apple.com/join/RorSFmpx Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Yes // No AnyList https://testflight.apple.com/join/xwvLPc6o Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Armajet https://armajet.com/ Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis // Form. Scroll down to bottom
Artstudio Pro: Draw Paint Edit https://testflight.apple.com/join/Npva2kOl Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Banana Racer https://testflight.apple.com/join/F7OpC9rE Courtesy of u/potencia2001
Yes // No BBC Sport https://testflight.apple.com/join/LWzWwU8q Courtesy of u/Vegetapple
Beatwave https://testflight.apple.com/join/2ZowJ3D3 Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Yes // No BETA PUBG MOBILE https://testflight.apple.com/join/N2px9MKy Courtesy of u/suuuuuuuuja
9/18/19 Binfinder: Find litter bins https://testflight.apple.com/join/B4geEYHD Courtesy of u/RobinBaerheim
Yes // No BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMwOqEZn6mFtuz9FhzreOdysmTbSaRnOO3LCIHY1Uwt2f31A/viewform Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis // Form
Yes // No Buffer: Social Media Manager https://testflight.apple.com/join/DOpMcusn Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Bullet Force https://bulletforce.herokuapp.com/ Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis // Form
CARROT Fit https://testflight.apple.com/join/rhsofJcx Courtesy of u/loudmoutholeary
9/29/19 Castro Podcast Player https://testflight.apple.com/join/rcoPrQZ3 Courtesy of u/RobinBaerheim
Cs Music Player https://testflight.apple.com/join/dU2r1pkq Courtesy of u/Birdman-82
ChastiKey https://testflight.apple.com/join/0pHRZcVD Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
CHUNE https://testflight.apple.com/join/7gH8i3pN Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Cloud Baby Monitor https://testflight.apple.com/join/LiFkmauz Courtesy of u/alexrianne
CoinView: Bitcoin Altcoin App https://testflight.apple.com/join/zjjpM7eC Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Comet https://testflight.apple.com/join/AShWXMYH Courtesy of u/Cesuva
Controller for HomeKit https://testflight.apple.com/join/W8RcBWhh Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Custom Contacts 2 https://testflight.apple.com/join/uOLgKHRN Courtesy of u/RisksvsBenefits
9/29/19 Dark Odds https://testflight.apple.com/join/oyTaqKjv Courtesy of u/RobinBaerheim
Darkroom – Photo Editor https://testflight.apple.com/join/mzR3XvHe Courtesy of u/Vegetapple
Yes // No Day One Journal https://testflight.apple.com/join/NXLBigzY Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Debit & Credit https://testflight.apple.com/join/FvufwHrV Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Yes // No Deezer https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScFW5Cc0tdycEegIASXWqEn-512i_qTVPlvXoaearB12r35Fw/viewform?c=0&w=1 Courtesy of u/K2rtman
detektor.fm https://testflight.apple.com/join/XocX8UGc Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
DEV Community https://testflight.apple.com/join/7Wq8VRLQ Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Yes // Yes Discord https://testflight.apple.com/join/gdE4pRzI Courtesy of u/TSUTiger
Dog Scanner https://testflight.apple.com/join/OOrSaq4J Courtesy of u/arcangel_06
Yes // Yes Dropbox https://testflight.apple.com/join/LBZaRq4I Courtesy of u/Nicolaspatate
9/18/19 Yes // Yes Email - Canary Mail https://testflight.apple.com/join/oH6AKZC0 Courtesy of u/kamsa6-fojbiz-nesXem
Emma - Money Management https://testflight.apple.com/join/KSO9dtAn Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
9/18/19 Eternal Love M https://testflight.apple.com/join/4O9GPjMk Courtesy of u/RobinBaerheim
Yes // No Facebook Light https://testflight.apple.com/join/UqEC1ibq Courtesy of u/Birdman-82
Yes // Yes Facebook Messenger https://testflight.apple.com/join/njVWbUm0 Courtest of u/dmbaio
FanFiction.Net https://testflight.apple.com/join/NLrhkf2U Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Yes // No Feedly https://testflight.apple.com/join/DcxRQdP9 Courtesy of u/TSUTiger
Yes // No Fenix For Twitter https://testflight.apple.com/join/poQA1Iml Courtesy of u/TSUTiger
FIFA: Gameplay First Look https://testflight.apple.com/join/B0QRLciS Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
9/18/19 Fight Back to the 80's Match 3 https://testflight.apple.com/join/xt9cIUk1 Courtesy of u/RobinBaerheim
Yes // No Firefox https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ios/testflight/ Courtesy of u/syralspiral // Requires an E-Mail Address
FotMob Live Soccer Scores https://testflight.apple.com/join/zEAwGlrV Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Freebox https://testflight.apple.com/join/q9vICEOv Courtesy of u/Vegetapple
GAMEE - Play with your friends https://testflight.apple.com/join/WdjtLFsf Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Garadget 2 https://testflight.apple.com/join/fdJQnYQ2 Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
GawkBox https://testflight.apple.com/join/miOgmpZa Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
GROM - Get Rid of Minions https://testflight.apple.com/join/5k0dF9zs Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Yes // No GroupMe https://testflight.apple.com/join/6CcTotfX/ Courtesy of Yours Truly
Yes // Yes Google Apps (Every. Single. One.) (Best find ever) https://previewapps.withgoogle.com/ Courtest of u/ryangoldstein // Click on "Get Access" at the top right of the screen
Yes // Yes Google Chrome Beta https://www.google.com/chrome/beta/ Courtesy of Yours Truly // Click on "Download Chrome Beta" on an iOS device
Guide Meditation https://testflight.apple.com/join/Apcb3YLW Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Yes // No Happy Mail for Gmail https://testflight.apple.com/join/Pg9PbgEw Courtesy of u/arcangel_06
Hexer – Hex File Viewer https://testflight.apple.com/join/YqMTA9lr Courtesy of u/Kamik423
Highlights - Export PDF Notes https://testflight.apple.com/join/Abrd4mE4 Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
9/18/19 Yes // No Hire by Google https://testflight.apple.com/join/pv5dbYgF Courtesy of u/RobinBaerheim
Home Assistant Companion https://testflight.apple.com/join/XCUga7ko Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
iCertifi https://testflight.apple.com/join/hnyqQHH0 Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Idle Space: Cargo Empire https://testflight.apple.com/join/SGPJ8FJK Courtesy of u/Ultimastar
Yes // Yes IFTTT https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXzjY_hv8F8UMa58IIEmqAyZ_ixAbxxltiuwQAWa_9uyYEMQ/viewform?c=0&w=1 Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis // Form
Yes // No Imgur - Meme & GIF Maker https://testflight.apple.com/join/Qd42y5Pw Courtesy of u/Vegetapple
infltr - Infinite Filters https://testflight.apple.com/join/In6e3GcJ Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
iSH Shell https://testflight.apple.com/join/97i7KM8O Courtesy of u/gnomeuser
Yes // No Jira Cloud by Atlassian https://testflight.apple.com/join/2lm7vHBS Courtesy of u/thekirbylover
KARMA: Social Network For Good https://testflight.apple.com/join/lpnVgcmV Courtesy of u/Vegetapple
Yes // No Kaspersky Security Cloud https://testflight.apple.com/join/yst7K78b Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Yes // No LastPass Password Manager https://testflight.apple.com/join/fy7LvHVA Courtesy of u/RobinBaerheim
LFIX https://testflight.apple.com/join/TYoQEz4T Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Map Pilot for DJI https://testflight.apple.com/join/FWOdp61T Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
10/3/19 Maze Machine https://testflight.apple.com/join/37BftFj2 Courtesy of u/RobinBaerheim
Yes // No Mega https://testflight.apple.com/join/4x1P5Tnx Courtesy of u/Nicolaspatate
9/19/19 Memento: Modern Reminders https://testflight.apple.com/join/aRvubPov Courtesy of u/kamsa6-fojbiz-nesXem
Yes // No Microsoft Cortana https://testflight.apple.com/join/4IHpEYnz Courtesy of Daniel Rubino from Windows Central
Yes // Yes Microsoft Edge https://testflight.apple.com/join/VtDI7uRL or See Right Column Courtesy of u/DarkUv77 & Yours Truly // Go into the settings within the Microsoft Edge browser and look at the middle option for "Join Microsoft Edge Beta" and badda-boom-badda-bing
Yes // No Microsoft Excel https://aka.ms/iOSInsiderExcel Courtesy of Yours Truly
Yes // Yes Microsoft OneDrive https://testflight.apple.com/join/LtgPLzrQ Courtesy of u/TSUTiger
Yes // No Microsoft OneNote https://aka.ms/iOSInsiderOneNote Courtesy of Yours Truly
Yes // No Microsoft Outlook https://aka.ms/iOSInsiderOutlook Courtesy of Yours Truly
Yes // No Microsoft PowerPoint https://aka.ms/iOSInsiderPowerPoint Courtesy of Yours Truly
Yes // No Microsoft Remote Desktop Beta https://testflight.apple.com/join/vkLIflUJ Courtesy of u/Rukario
Yes // Yes Microsoft To-Do https://testflight.apple.com/join/JSq3UkAz Courtesy of u/DiegoNavarro
Yes // No Microsoft Word https://aka.ms/iOSInsiderWord Courtesy of Yours Truly
Mojo - Create Video Stories https://testflight.apple.com/join/AJlrDMao Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Momento - GIF Maker & Creator https://testflight.apple.com/join/HzErGQWT Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Moonscape - Crypto Tracker https://testflight.apple.com/join/eIKd6q8T Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Musixmatch Lyrics Finder https://testflight.apple.com/join/7yLzN5td Courtesy of u/Vegetapple
MyPal https://testflight.apple.com/join/Jj3B6vQ8 Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Netwa - spy for Whatsapp https://testflight.apple.com/join/7GMwTEZw Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Yes // No The New York Times https://testflight.apple.com/join/gfiSREAr Courtesy of u/sushiinyourface
Nextcloud https://testflight.apple.com/join/GjNbfo2a Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
NoiseHub https://testflight.apple.com/join/ulV8RPis Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
10/3/19 Yes // No Notability https://support.gingerlabs.com/hc/en-us/articles/216037238-Apply-to-Beta-Test-Notability- Courtesy of u/jraspiprojects // Form
NotePlan - Markdown Calendar https://testflight.apple.com/join/mrSbc937 Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
NSScreencast https://testflight.apple.com/join/zNLNVYtN Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Omlet Arcade https://testflight.apple.com/join/xqSLy94a Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Onedox: For household bills https://testflight.apple.com/join/Dqh55OBl Courtesy of u/CashMc1234
Yes // No osu! https://testflight.apple.com/join/2tLcjWlF Courtesy of u/151010
Overcast https://testflight.apple.com/join/ua0oicPc Courtesy of u/Kamik423
ownCloud https://testflight.apple.com/join/Oktj0iKv Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Parcel - Delivery Tracking https://testflight.apple.com/join/fMeg6C4A Courtesy of u/KvasiSide
Password AR https://testflight.apple.com/join/BUsyXf0e Courtesy of u/RobinBaerheim
PDF Expert 7: PDF Editor https://testflight.apple.com/join/UE75wprO Courtesy of u/Icy_Instance
PDF Viewer Pro by PSPDFKit https://testflight.apple.com/join/6IMUtZ8n/ Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Phosphor https://testflight.apple.com/join/IuKvZwqy Courtesy of [deleted]
Yes // No Plex https://testflight.apple.com/join/MY6JTzix Courtesy of u/Birdman-82
Yes // No Pocket: Save. Read. Grow. https://testflight.apple.com/join/LxKzQMpu Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Pushover Notifications https://testflight.apple.com/join/vkwfdWM0 Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Pythonista 3 https://testflight.apple.com/join/qDkBu2ur Courtesy of u/HarryLafranc
Yes // No Quizlet https://testflight.apple.com/join/mwhcPqxJ Courtesy of u/Vegetapple
Rad Trails! https://testflight.apple.com/join/S7tXxfKK Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
RainViewer Storm Radar https://testflight.apple.com/join/OZ1B4sTS Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Yes // Yes Reddit (Ayyy!) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLqxowkVPOenOPx5PISXK4dnXAW7FJ3mw434UX_IDeIMTXzQ/viewform Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis // Form
RetailBox https://testflight.apple.com/join/nNT4O8vg Courtesy of u/RobinBaerheim
Revolut - Radically Better https://testflight.apple.com/join/oqrinjQB Courtesy of u/liamdaly
rIPTV https://testflight.apple.com/join/CtqNdLDe Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
RoomScan Pro https://testflight.apple.com/join/srkYDsAE Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Screens https://testflight.apple.com/join/soRRXSyT Courtesy of u/Vegetapple
SHAREit - Connect & Transfer https://testflight.apple.com/join/eKumKU50 Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
SideCoach https://testflight.apple.com/join/nT69xbrU Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Yes // No Signal - Private Messenger https://testflight.apple.com/join/8FHtd1Jq Courtesy of u/yxkillz
Skies Of Chaos https://testflight.apple.com/join/l31tKFJF Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Yes // No Skype For iPhone https://testflight.apple.com/join/fB5IkJT7 Courtesy of u/Suavechef
Yes // No Skype For iPad https://testflight.apple.com/join/vnSIsolv Courtesy of u/Suavechef // May need to initiate beta from an iPad
Yes // No Slack https://slack.com/intl/en-en/beta/ios Courtesy of u/TSUTiger // Form
Sleep Cycle alarm clock https://testflight.apple.com/join/8RcEFqFF Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Slide for Reddit https://testflight.apple.com/join/NpnhNwID Courtesy of u/TSUTiger
Yes // Yes Snapchat https://testflight.apple.com/join/crlFhtQy Courtesy of Yours Truly
Social Dummy https://testflight.apple.com/join/lQu46sXI Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Speck - Web Playground https://testflight.apple.com/join/r6kZKMzv Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
9/18/19 SpeedCN - 海外VPN网络加速器 https://testflight.apple.com/join/Ks9a8MlH Courtesy of u/RobinBaerheim
Yes // Yes Spotify https://testflight.apple.com/join/1SyedSId Courtesy of u/mainhathao
Status - Ethereum. Anywhere. https://testflight.apple.com/join/J8EuJmey Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
10/24/19 Stop Motion Studio Pro https://testflight.apple.com/join/rfWbdRvr Courtesy of u/mitarm
Stream Status https://testflight.apple.com/join/j0WQVihy Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Stripe Dashboard https://testflight.apple.com/join/yUNxkvHz Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
sudo crabs https://testflight.apple.com/join/dGjdmtXH Courtesy of u/Thumbender
Yes // No SwiftKey Keyboard https://testflight.apple.com/join/yhIhAvjp Courtesy of u/khaskin
Tapatalk - 200,000+ Forums https://testflight.apple.com/join/oGFXVgl6 Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Yes // No Telegram Messenger https://testflight.apple.com/join/u6iogfd0 Courtesy of u/RobinBaerheim
Tik-App https://testflight.apple.com/join/wGEkmFU9 Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
tippin wallet https://testflight.apple.com/join/lZN7Ovt4 Courtesy of u/RobinBaerheim
Yes // No Todoist https://testflight.apple.com/join/L2pBORZN Courtesy of u/TSUTiger
TouchViZ https://testflight.apple.com/join/7BF3A3uz Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
TrackMyTour https://testflight.apple.com/join/tv9dt6po Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Yes // No Trello https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdAPooUD9bUqo3NeKNgMyB0nyyxacLIZPhpTUa_TKeq5V2x5g/viewform?c=0&w=1 Courtesy of u/CashMc1234 // Form
Truecaller https://testflight.apple.com/join/EvXKvGti Courtesy of u/adriank1410
Yes // No Tumblr https://testflight.apple.com/join/nTNSXGV3 Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
TV Time - #1 Show Tracker https://testflight.apple.com/join/hjKkDsc4 Courtesy of u/BillyCurtis
Yes // Yes Twitch Beta https://testflight.apple.com/join/8vRKFAiY Courtesy of u/ImFirstPlace
Yes // Yes Twitter https://survey.twitterfeedback.com/survey/selfserve/53b/190114# Courtesy of Yours Truly // Form
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Youtube is CENSORING Bitcoin educational video for no obvious reason! [it's spam, SCAM or deceptive?!?!]

As some of you know we produce educational bitcoin videos. Well our last one was taken down for violating youtube guidelines. Of course no one tells you what exactly you have violated. At first I was sure it's mistake but they just rejected my appeal confirming they see reason for the suspension, without pointing the actual reason though. So please help me figure out the reason and also to make some noise around this case, beucase we shouldn't leave thinkgs like that.
Here is mirror of the video at Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/102230977
and here is the orignal version at youtube, so you can see the suspension notice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XImwmL4eBXk
and here is our previous work, which isn't touched yet, and can give you better idea for the kind of content we do:
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I'm an Undercover FBI Agent on the Deep Web

Part one
My name is Special Agent “Barry Allen” . (Not my real name of course) It's actually my code name. Given to me by my colleagues. You may recognize this name from the comic book character “The Flash”. I was given this name due to my quickness to obtain IP addresses , bypass firewalls and hack into certain deep web sites and shut them down. That is my area of expertise.
However, I've also been assigned to a Joint Task Force before which tracked and arrested drug runners, firearms dealers and human trafficking rings. Believe it or not. The federal government is everywhere. Social media, Reddit, YouTube. You name it. We have our guys on it. We monitor everything. That being said, the FBI only has jurisdiction to operate within the borders of the United States.
In this new digital age we find ourselves living, Cybercrime is much more of a direct threat. Now more than ever…
Yes in the past we feared as a nation, biological and chemical warfare. As an example, right after 9/11 the United States had an Anthrax attack. In the FBI, it was known as “Amerithrax” Letters were mailed containing anthrax spores to several news media offices and to Democratic Senators Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy, killing 5 people and infecting 17 others. Once the victim opened the letters they would immediately be exposed to the spores. Inhaling them is the most deadly form of the attacks. And it quickly destroys your immune and respiratory system's.Back then there were no known cures and it was difficult to treat as the symptoms often times confused doctors. The death rate once exposed was nearly 95% .No one was ever officially arrested or tried as the primary suspect for this horrific crime. If you ask me though, the scariest part of this investigation is where it led us….To a lab on an Army base. Essentially the US Army was weaponizing Anthrax using independent scientists specializing in microbiological warfare.
Of course though, if you wanted to bring down Western Civilization today , all you'd have to do is manipulate or destroy our satellites and we would be back in the dark ages. Computers, banks , grocery stores and cell phones, power plants, even the water filtration system runs with electronics and the ability to communicate with satellites.
Essentially, our world now depends on this. It's scary to think about. Especially when 14 year olds are hacking into the largest banks in the world from their mother's basement. Somehow they are able to bypass the best security systems we know of. (I personally believe they are using password skimmers) We joke in my department that in order to work for us, you simply only need to be smarter than a teenager.
My background is in IT while in the military. While serving i also obtained several certifications and degrees in my field..
I worked alongside someone i never thought i would. Turns out the federal government often times hires former hackers to “consult” for them. In fact they have an army of internet soldiers at their disposal. I was actually trained by a convicted felon. It's been said he is one of the best hackers in the world. Eventually i was put in contact with men in the FBI. Essentially went through a series of rigorous “tests” to determine my operating field of work. After seeing our skills, they then placed myself and the felon on the Cyber Anti-Terrorism unit (or CAT as we call it) .
Our first assignment was to locate a man on the Deep Web known only as “Captain Death” He runs this anonymous site in which the viewers would donate bitcoin to watch unspeakable acts of torture, mutilation and murder. Often times called “Red Rooms”. After searching for a while, clicking on every single link given to us, we found the exact link which directed us to the host site.We visited the website. For a moment the page was completely black. So we waited a few moments. Suddenly a bright red colored text appears across the top of the screen. “Welcome! To the house of pain, tonight's events will commence in 2 minutes. Enjoy” Looking over at my colleague, Jeff begins penetrating the sites security systems attempting to find the IP address of the hosts location. Viewing the site still with my eyes locked onto the screen. Using my laptop separate from Jeffs. The monitor goes black, Then a video attempts to load. Buffering now for several minutes. “Any luck Jeff”? I ask. “I'm searching for a weakness in the security firewall. Give me a minute” he responds. Frustrated i say, “We may not have a minute” Using access control, Jeff was able to find and manipulate the users login information bringing down the video before the it began. Believe it or not. One of the weakest points to a website can often times be it's login feature. Jeff found a vulnerability in the source codes software and exploited it. Still haven't found the guy. As that process is much more difficult. For now, we can rest a little bit easier knowing his account is compromised.
The best hack is when you can invade a security system and not ever be noticed. This was not one of those instances. “Who are you” appears on Jeff's computer screen. He responds quickly “The Dark Knight” in bold green text as he looks over the offenders account. Attempting to track down banking information. Recent transactions. Even bitcoin exchange.
Searching over the vast amount of data pouring into the site. Seems they have gone through great lengths to keep themselves hidden from the public. The Identity of the perp is still unknown. Patting Jeff on the shoulder i thank him for saving my eyes from witnessing god only knows what. I suppose for now it's a small victory. “Let's take a break Jeff” I urge. Shutting down our laptops we exit the dark cold room we sat in with monitors, computers, servers and many other electronic components all around us. One thing to remember, heat is the enemy of electronics. and for some strange reason, we enjoy freezing our asses off while hacking.
Walking outside Jeff lights up a cigarette and takes a drag. Putting on his sunglasses “Want one?” He asks “No thanks, they really break my concentration, I don't seem to function well with that in my system” i reply… he scoffs and quietly whispers (amateur) while choking and coughing. I smile and look up “Yeah well at least I can breathe” I say laughing. (A smile forming on ny face) We begin walking to a nearby restaurant. My phone lights up and rings loudly. It's my supervisor. “Go for Barry” I speak confidently. My boss is breathing heavily into the phone and says sternly “What's the News on Captain Death”? I begin to inform him on our progress and our struggles. “Keep me posted Barry, good work.” He says. (Not telling him Jeff did most of the work, i feel bad for taking credit for this one)
Reaching the doors of the bar and grill, I notice a man sitting in the corner of the restaurant with his family. Jumping back quickly while peering around the corner. Jeff gives me a strange look as I inform him that man is a fugitive from an earlier investigation. I call in for back up and sit back in our unmarked unit waiting for the Cavalry to arrive as he is armed and extremely dangerous. 15 minutes pass as back up swarms the parking lot. We exit the vehicle and surround the building. Rushing in 12 men strong, guns drawn we make the arrest. Fortunately, he did not resist. No civilians were harmed on the takedown.This man has been on the run for months moving from state to state. I had previously set up a sting operation to illegally buy stolen guns from the man which had been arranged through the deep web. However , this particular sting was an in-person arms deal. He appeared very spooked and got away from us before the transaction was made. After searching his panel van today we found an entire armory of weapons. A few days pass and we now have a search warrant issued by the judge for his last known address. Confiscating all of his computers, hard drives and weapons. My partner and I found a hidden room below the living room floor boards with $1.4 million dollars in it. It also had passports and other documents. He was ready to flee the country for sure. Why he was out in public is beyond me. Though often times, men like him feel they are untouchable and above the law.
It's several weeks later and work has been slow. (Not sure if that is good or bad) Until today that is, I began chatting on forums and meeting interesting characters in chat rooms. On the clear net and deep web. Today I met a dark shadowy figure online. He claims to have worked with a group of hackers who specializes in debit and credit card theft online. (Playing the part ask in a private chat) “How much does this pay?” Moments pass with no answer. I sit and wait for a response. A message appears with a link and a phone number. “Contact him for a trial run, if you do well. He'll set you up with further work” he writes. (Thinking for a moment, finally an adversary worth hunting) Typing quickly I say “Who is he, do you know him personally”? He responds rapidly and the text box closes after he writes “Rule number one, no names!” Fortunately I was able to copy the link and phone number before my computer screen went completely blank.
Reaching for the burner phone i recently acquired i begin dialing the number provided. It rings several times. No answer. So i check out the link i copied. Right before i click on it. My phone lights up and rings beside me forcing me to jump out of my seat. Startled i look at the cell phone. Mildly confused as it reads 'unknown number’. Quickly i answer the phone. A man on the other end speaks. “How did you find this number”? he asks. I inform him i was searching online for a while. Im new and im looking for work. “I was told you're the man to call if i wanted some action, i need the money” i implore. “Competition is next week, meet at this address, winner gets a spot on my team, if you think you're up for the test, be on time” he demands. I thank him and abruptly hang up.
Jeff comes over to my place. He has some info on low level guys in the fraudulent/stolen debit card scheme. Using an unmarked and totally not suspicious surveillance van. We follow a few men on their day to day operations. For the most part, this portion of our job is the worst. Very daunting and boring. Sitting and waiting isn't exactly glamourous as the movies depict it to be.
From what we can tell so far these men are using credit card skimmers. Victims of credit card skimming are completely blindsided by the theft. They notice fraudulent charges on their accounts or money withdrawn from their accounts, but their credit and debit cards never left their possession. How did the theft happen?
You may be wondering, what exactly is this? Credit card skimming is a type of credit card theft where crooks use a small device to steal credit card information in an otherwise legitimate credit or debit card transaction. When a credit or debit card is swiped through a skimmer, the device captures and stores all the details stored in the card's magnetic stripe. The stripe contains the credit card number and expiration date and the credit card holder's full name. Thieves use the stolen data to make fraudulent charges either online or with a counterfeit credit card.
These men have been using these small devices all over the local area and surrounding states as well. Targeting the nicer areas of town. Attaching the devices to the ATMs. Sitting a short distance away in their cars watching each victim approaching. Laughing all the way to the bank...so to speak. After several days of stake-outs. Out team makes the arrests. Finding blank cards, machines and large sums of cash on hand. After hours of interrogations we learn a much bigger scheme is in the works. The men inform us that they were merely a distraction for a much larger crime. My supervisor gives us clearance to make a deal with them. Lessening their charges if they are willing to cooperate. Speaking with the men for 3 more hours we learn what's really going on. The next few days are extremely tense as our offices try to warn all the banks and even get the media involved.
Calling every bank, big and small we alert them of the situation that cybercriminals are poised to carry out an “ATM cash-out,” an operation that gives thieves access to untold sums of money by bypassing security measures on an ATM. If successful, the operation has the potential to be a heist unlike any we’ve ever seen.
The FBI has obtained unspecified reporting indicating cyber criminals are planning to conduct a global Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cash-out scheme in the coming days, likely associated with an unknown card issuer breach and commonly referred to as an ‘unlimited operation‘.
These unlimited operations compromise financial institutions or payment processors by installing malware that allows hackers to exploit network access, allowing admin-level access. Once inside, they can disable fraud protection, raise maximum ATM withdrawal amounts (and transaction limits) and withdraw large sums of money. Millions, potentially.
All they’ll need to carry out the attack are debit and credit card numbers found on the dark web, and dummy cards, also known as “blanks,” to attach the numbers to.
The cyber criminals typically create fraudulent copies of legitimate cards by sending stolen card data to co-conspirators who imprint the data on reusable magnetic strip cards, such as gift cards purchased at retail stores. At a pre-determined time, the co-conspirators withdraw account funds from ATMs using these cards.
It's nearly a week later and im preparing for my tests. I have my laptop ready in its case. Im extremely nervous.The information given to me is that i am to meet at this very strange building on the outskirts of town. I have no idea what to expect. I must come in first place to become a member of the team and ultimately take down the leader of this cybercrime domestic terrorist.
If things go according to his plan.He could potentially put the entire country on its knees and our banking systems would completely collapse.Chaos and madness will spread like wildfires. Millions of people unable to access their money will riot and destroy stores. Stealing food and everything they can get their hands on. The police will be overrun and unable to do anything about it. The military would most certainly be called in an attempt to regain order. Mass hysteria ensues. To the extremes we have never seen before. I must stop him. Before its too late….
Part 2
The day has come and I just received the call I've long avoided. It is time. The competition for top tier hackers are meeting at this building in which i believed to have been abandoned. We are in the surveillance van. Heading towards our destination. Our equipment is all packed up. Wearing a wire on my chest. (Hopefully they don't pat me down upon entry) Jeff is driving recklessly, as he has a bad habit of being late. Testing the audio in the back of the van. Generally this is done days before an operation. However, we are rather short on time. (Not pointing any fingers)
Leaving the city limits, we now enter a heavily wooded area. There is only one way in. The road is turning into rubble. Small rocks are shooting from our tires .Lights are fading behind us as we venture further into the forest. Jeff now using high beams. We notice it's grown quiet. Other than hearing the tires on the gravel road. There seems to be less and less wildlife in the area. I got this feeling like we are being watched.
Checking my cell phone, we have lost all signal. (Is this a trap)? i thought . Our other equipment seems to work just fine. I can begin to see dim lights in the distance. We must be nearing the competition. “You ready for this?” (Jeff asks while blowing smoke out the window) I start to swat the backdraft of the smoke billowing back into my window. “Yeah, I'm ready, you should really consider cutting back on the smokes.” I utter. Just then, a pack of Marlboros are hurled in my direction. “We're here , Barry. Make sure you have everything.” (Jeff commands) “I'm all set.” I reply.
Jeff stops the Van on the gravel. Exiting the vehicle, i grab my backpack while adjusting my clothes. (I found some glasses with regular lens in them, so as to ‘look the part’) Walking towards the building i speak quietly into my chest microphone. “Test, test chest mic, how do you read me” i ask. (Jeffs growly voice comes into my earpiece) “Loud and clear, good luck” he responds.
One odd thing i notice right away as my feet kick up against the rocks on the ground is that there is only one vehicle other than ours. A large bus. Slightly confused, i look in every direction while also investigating the bus. Seems as though it's empty. (Later i would learn everyone else met up at a different location and they all took the bus to get here).
Reaching the suspicious looking building, i reach for the door handle. As the door opens with little force, loud music hits me as well as bright flashing lights. What the hell? Walking around i find what i was looking for in a back room. “You're late , take your seat.” a well dressed man says (Seeing one empty seat left) Grabbing my laptop from the bag. Booting it up and joining the their local area network. Connection established. A strange software automatically downloads on my laptop.
The man who greeted me walks over to examine my screen. “We will wait until this participant is ready” (he tells everyone else) Minutes pass and the program has finished installing. What's on my screen is a D O D login showing the user name and password empty fields. “Ok everyone, your first task will be to crack the code and gain entry into this system. You have ten minutes to access the servers and find the login information. The first 10 people who accomplish this task will advance to the next round, good luck, your time starts now!” he explained.
A voice come over my earpiece once more .“Ok Barry, i'm linked up with your laptop, i can see everything you see. I will now control everything remotely. How do you read”? Jeff says quietly. “I hear you, I'll let you take over from here.” I reply. My colleague begins typing away like mad. It's been said he can type up to 153 words per minute. Looking at my screen, the computer is changing rapidly, each window appearing with different streams of code. (Almost like what you seen in the movie The Matrix) Which i suppose is a foreign language to most people. It can seem overwhelming at times. Normally. I would be doing this.
Jeff is far better and faster than i. It's not worth the risk. This task is far too important. There is much at stake here. As he continues going in through the firewall. More boxes open and close all over the screen. I appear as if im typing away. As there is a man walking around watching each potential hacker perform their duties. Not sure if it's the leader of this anonymous group. He is in a dark suit and all i can see is the flashes of light from each monitor.
Maybe it's just my paranoia but i feel like he keeps shooting me these awfully suspicious looks. Have to stay focused. Come on Barry. You need this. Concentrate! Keep your head in the game. I can't lose myself in the moment. Oh wait a minute, i just now remembered. I'm not even in control of my machine. Jeff, i sure as hell hope you know what you're doing…
“Barry, you DO know i just heard everything you said, right? Now shut the hell up and let me work. We only have 4 minutes left!!” Jeff urges. “Well then hurry up you lung cancer having prick, I'm dying in here. Must be 90 degrees” i whisper. Just then (Access granted) appears on my screen. The login information has been hacked. Instantly i jump up as if I've just won in BINGO. “I'm in!!!” I yell loudly to the man. He nods and another man comes over to confirm the legitimacy of my claim.
After confirmation is given a few moments later. Myself and several others are ushered to another room not first seen when you enter the building. First we are taken down a flight of unkempt stairs creaking and groaning with every step. Feeling as it could give out at any moment. Our group reaches the bottom of the stairs and are now on a platform. A mechanical whirring is heard as we now are being lowered even further underground. “Where the hell are we going”? One man asks in fear. “Silence fool”!! (Says the man in a nice dark suit) Finally the platform stops as i would approximate we are at least 80 feet underground.
A long dark hallway is before us. Lit dimly by low hanging lights. Which never seem to end as far as we can see. Walking for several minutes i no longer hear my associate in my ear piece. So i remove it quickly before anyone notices. There is a musty smell that has disturbed me immediately coming down here. It grows stronger the closer we get to the direction we are headed. Im last in line only in front of what i assess is a hired goon.
Stopping for a moment im pushed forward on my upper back near my shoulders. (I swear if i wasn't trying to save the world right now, I'd just take out my service pistol and blow this cocksucker away. No one would miss him) We reach a large old wooden door with absolutely no handle or markings of any kind. The leader pushes up against the wall near the door and it opens slowly. Everyone pours in single file line. There is a large wooden table with chairs almost like a conference room. “Take your seats please” the leader addresses. “You're all probably wondering what the hell we are doing down here, well you're here for a job. Also i didn't want any interference of any kind. Just in case the government is watching us. There's no way they could possibly hear what's being said this far underground.” He explains.
“Congratulations to each of you that has moved on to the next round. You 10 have been chosen to advance to the next stage in the competition. This following task will include various stages of difficulty. You will be chosen at random by a computer so it's completely fair. Each of you are to hack into some the world's largest banks and bring down their servers. Please come back to this location. Your names have been taken down and we shall contact you if anything changes. I expect to see all of you back with us .Same time next week. 6 days from now. That is all for now, thank you.”
The leader finishes and leaves the room first. Each man muttering and chatting loudly. I can hear only bits and pieces as everyone is talking loudly. Minutes pass and we are escorted out of the building. Everyone begins walking towards the bus. I veer towards my van and am stopped by the same man who pushed me earlier. “Just where the hell do you think you're going”? He asks. “Oh i didn't get the meet up spot, i had to drive here.” I respond while swatting away his hand from my shoulder. The man reaches in his pocket pulling out a card. “Be at this location and be on time or we will find someone else” the man urges. I snatch the card and stuff it into my wallet.
Reaching the van, i hop in and drive away. “What the hell happened in there”? Jeff demands. I begin informing him of everything that took place and explained the situation. He nods and tells me good work. Wait a minute, this doesn't look right. Jeff looks at me puzzled. Something is off. I don't remember any of this. Now there's a fork in the road. Is this the way we came? I thought i remembered it being only a one way in and one way out. “You went off the gravel road, move over,let me drive.” Jeff says. Hey sorry man, I'm a hacker. Not a tracker. Just get us the hell out of here. I'm more lost than Atlantis.
About an hour passes and Jeff somehow gets us out of the woods and back to the main road. We head back towards my house. But suddenly he makes a detour. “Screw this man. After all that i need a damn drink. You down”? Jeff asks. “Well in the words of my father, If you have time to think, you have time to drink” i utter proudly. (Then again dad was a major alcoholic, so perhaps that's bad advice) “Well alright then” jeff says as he floors the gas pedal.
Roughly 20 minutes later we arrive at his favourite bar where he immediately opens up a tab. I'm worried as I've heard he drinks like a fish. Not to mention we are both armed in a bar. (Yes that's illegal but screw you i am F B I. Remember folks, laws are made to be broken, otherwise, I'd be out of a job)
Crap i think i have lost my colleague. I begin walking around the establishment and am stunned to see this gorgeous blonde woman cross my path. We strike up a conversation and i soon forget about Jeff. (Meh oh well he is a grown man, i am sure he will be fine) She asks what i do for work and of course i lie. Never know when you need to run a background check on someone. Besides telling the whole world you're an undercover FBI agent isn't exactly the best idea. Or so the Bureau instructed us.
We continue chatting for a while and eventually part ways as it began to get late into the night we exchange numbers and she leaves gracefully. I walk outside to see the van still parked in the same spot. A bit puzzled i go over to inspect the van thinking maybe he just passed out in the front seat. I arrive at the driver's side door and open it to find all of our equipment gone and jeff is nowhere to be found. Freaking out i run back into the bar searching all over even behind the bar next to the register.
The bathrooms are empty and it's closing time. I have no idea where he went.. Did he leave with some one or was he was abducted possibly, either way i am completely dead if my supervisor finds out about this. I have to find him and the equipment. And who the hell was that girl, could she have something to do with this? I need answers. Oh no. I just realized, my laptop is also missing. If that information gets in the wrong hands. It could have catastrophic consequences…...
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I'm an Undercover FBI Agent on the Deep Web.

Part one
My name is Special Agent “Barry Allen” . (Not my real name of course) It's actually my code name. Given to me by my colleagues. You may recognize this name from the comic book character “The Flash”. I was given this name due to my quickness to obtain IP addresses , bypass firewalls and hack into certain deep web sites and shut them down. That is my area of expertise.
However, I've also been assigned to a Joint Task Force before which tracked and arrested drug runners, firearms dealers and human trafficking rings. Believe it or not. The federal government is everywhere. Social media, Reddit, YouTube. You name it. We have our guys on it. We monitor everything. That being said, the FBI only has jurisdiction to operate within the borders of the United States.
In this new digital age we find ourselves living, Cybercrime is much more of a direct threat. Now more than ever…
Yes in the past we feared as a nation, biological and chemical warfare. As an example, right after 9/11 the United States had an Anthrax attack. In the FBI, it was known as “Amerithrax” Letters were mailed containing anthrax spores to several news media offices and to Democratic Senators Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy, killing 5 people and infecting 17 others. Once the victim opened the letters they would immediately be exposed to the spores. Inhaling them is the most deadly form of the attacks. And it quickly destroys your immune and respiratory system's.Back then there were no known cures and it was difficult to treat as the symptoms often times confused doctors. The death rate once exposed was nearly 95% .No one was ever officially arrested or tried as the primary suspect for this horrific crime. If you ask me though, the scariest part of this investigation is where it led us….To a lab on an Army base. Essentially the US Army was weaponizing Anthrax using independent scientists specializing in microbiological warfare.
Of course though, if you wanted to bring down Western Civilization today , all you'd have to do is manipulate or destroy our satellites and we would be back in the dark ages. Computers, banks , grocery stores and cell phones, power plants, even the water filtration system runs with electronics and the ability to communicate with satellites.
Essentially, our world now depends on this. It's scary to think about. Especially when 14 year olds are hacking into the largest banks in the world from their mother's basement. Somehow they are able to bypass the best security systems we know of. (I personally believe they are using password skimmers) We joke in my department that in order to work for us, you simply only need to be smarter than a teenager.
My background is in IT while in the military. While serving i also obtained several certifications and degrees in my field..
I worked alongside someone i never thought i would. Turns out the federal government often times hires former hackers to “consult” for them. In fact they have an army of internet soldiers at their disposal. I was actually trained by a convicted felon. It's been said he is one of the best hackers in the world. Eventually i was put in contact with men in the FBI. Essentially went through a series of rigorous “tests” to determine my operating field of work. After seeing our skills, they then placed myself and the felon on the Cyber Anti-Terrorism unit (or CAT as we call it) .
Our first assignment was to locate a man on the Deep Web known only as “Captain Death” He runs this anonymous site in which the viewers would donate bitcoin to watch unspeakable acts of torture, mutilation and murder. Often times called “Red Rooms”. After searching for a while, clicking on every single link given to us, we found the exact link which directed us to the host site.We visited the website. For a moment the page was completely black. So we waited a few moments. Suddenly a bright red colored text appears across the top of the screen. “Welcome! To the house of pain, tonight's events will commence in 2 minutes. Enjoy” Looking over at my colleague, Jeff begins penetrating the sites security systems attempting to find the IP address of the hosts location. Viewing the site still with my eyes locked onto the screen. Using my laptop separate from Jeffs. The monitor goes black, Then a video attempts to load. Buffering now for several minutes. “Any luck Jeff”? I ask. “I'm searching for a weakness in the security firewall. Give me a minute” he responds. Frustrated i say, “We may not have a minute” Using access control, Jeff was able to find and manipulate the users login information bringing down the video before the it began. Believe it or not. One of the weakest points to a website can often times be it's login feature. Jeff found a vulnerability in the source codes software and exploited it. Still haven't found the guy. As that process is much more difficult. For now, we can rest a little bit easier knowing his account is compromised.
The best hack is when you can invade a security system and not ever be noticed. This was not one of those instances. “Who are you” appears on Jeff's computer screen. He responds quickly “The Dark Knight” in bold green text as he looks over the offenders account. Attempting to track down banking information. Recent transactions. Even bitcoin exchange.
Searching over the vast amount of data pouring into the site. Seems they have gone through great lengths to keep themselves hidden from the public. The Identity of the perp is still unknown. Patting Jeff on the shoulder i thank him for saving my eyes from witnessing god only knows what. I suppose for now it's a small victory. “Let's take a break Jeff” I urge. Shutting down our laptops we exit the dark cold room we sat in with monitors, computers, servers and many other electronic components all around us. One thing to remember, heat is the enemy of electronics. and for some strange reason, we enjoy freezing our asses off while hacking.
Walking outside Jeff lights up a cigarette and takes a drag. Putting on his sunglasses “Want one?” He asks “No thanks, they really break my concentration, I don't seem to function well with that in my system” i reply… he scoffs and quietly whispers (amateur) while choking and coughing. I smile and look up “Yeah well at least I can breathe” I say laughing. (A smile forming on ny face) We begin walking to a nearby restaurant. My phone lights up and rings loudly. It's my supervisor. “Go for Barry” I speak confidently. My boss is breathing heavily into the phone and says sternly “What's the News on Captain Death”? I begin to inform him on our progress and our struggles. “Keep me posted Barry, good work.” He says. (Not telling him Jeff did most of the work, i feel bad for taking credit for this one)
Reaching the doors of the bar and grill, I notice a man sitting in the corner of the restaurant with his family. Jumping back quickly while peering around the corner. Jeff gives me a strange look as I inform him that man is a fugitive from an earlier investigation. I call in for back up and sit back in our unmarked unit waiting for the Cavalry to arrive as he is armed and extremely dangerous. 15 minutes pass as back up swarms the parking lot. We exit the vehicle and surround the building. Rushing in 12 men strong, guns drawn we make the arrest. Fortunately, he did not resist. No civilians were harmed on the takedown.This man has been on the run for months moving from state to state. I had previously set up a sting operation to illegally buy stolen guns from the man which had been arranged through the deep web. However , this particular sting was an in-person arms deal. He appeared very spooked and got away from us before the transaction was made. After searching his panel van today we found an entire armory of weapons. A few days pass and we now have a search warrant issued by the judge for his last known address. Confiscating all of his computers, hard drives and weapons. My partner and I found a hidden room below the living room floor boards with $1.4 million dollars in it. It also had passports and other documents. He was ready to flee the country for sure. Why he was out in public is beyond me. Though often times, men like him feel they are untouchable and above the law.
It's several weeks later and work has been slow. (Not sure if that is good or bad) Until today that is, I began chatting on forums and meeting interesting characters in chat rooms. On the clear net and deep web. Today I met a dark shadowy figure online. He claims to have worked with a group of hackers who specializes in debit and credit card theft online. (Playing the part ask in a private chat) “How much does this pay?” Moments pass with no answer. I sit and wait for a response. A message appears with a link and a phone number. “Contact him for a trial run, if you do well. He'll set you up with further work” he writes. (Thinking for a moment, finally an adversary worth hunting) Typing quickly I say “Who is he, do you know him personally”? He responds rapidly and the text box closes after he writes “Rule number one, no names!” Fortunately I was able to copy the link and phone number before my computer screen went completely blank.
Reaching for the burner phone i recently acquired i begin dialing the number provided. It rings several times. No answer. So i check out the link i copied. Right before i click on it. My phone lights up and rings beside me forcing me to jump out of my seat. Startled i look at the cell phone. Mildly confused as it reads 'unknown number’. Quickly i answer the phone. A man on the other end speaks. “How did you find this number”? he asks. I inform him i was searching online for a while. Im new and im looking for work. “I was told you're the man to call if i wanted some action, i need the money” i implore. “Competition is next week, meet at this address, winner gets a spot on my team, if you think you're up for the test, be on time” he demands. I thank him and abruptly hang up.
Jeff comes over to my place. He has some info on low level guys in the fraudulent/stolen debit card scheme. Using an unmarked and totally not suspicious surveillance van. We follow a few men on their day to day operations. For the most part, this portion of our job is the worst. Very daunting and boring. Sitting and waiting isn't exactly glamourous as the movies depict it to be.
From what we can tell so far these men are using credit card skimmers. Victims of credit card skimming are completely blindsided by the theft. They notice fraudulent charges on their accounts or money withdrawn from their accounts, but their credit and debit cards never left their possession. How did the theft happen?
You may be wondering, what exactly is this? Credit card skimming is a type of credit card theft where crooks use a small device to steal credit card information in an otherwise legitimate credit or debit card transaction. When a credit or debit card is swiped through a skimmer, the device captures and stores all the details stored in the card's magnetic stripe. The stripe contains the credit card number and expiration date and the credit card holder's full name. Thieves use the stolen data to make fraudulent charges either online or with a counterfeit credit card.
These men have been using these small devices all over the local area and surrounding states as well. Targeting the nicer areas of town. Attaching the devices to the ATMs. Sitting a short distance away in their cars watching each victim approaching. Laughing all the way to the bank...so to speak. After several days of stake-outs. Out team makes the arrests. Finding blank cards, machines and large sums of cash on hand. After hours of interrogations we learn a much bigger scheme is in the works. The men inform us that they were merely a distraction for a much larger crime. My supervisor gives us clearance to make a deal with them. Lessening their charges if they are willing to cooperate. Speaking with the men for 3 more hours we learn what's really going on. The next few days are extremely tense as our offices try to warn all the banks and even get the media involved.
Calling every bank, big and small we alert them of the situation that cybercriminals are poised to carry out an “ATM cash-out,” an operation that gives thieves access to untold sums of money by bypassing security measures on an ATM. If successful, the operation has the potential to be a heist unlike any we’ve ever seen.
The FBI has obtained unspecified reporting indicating cyber criminals are planning to conduct a global Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cash-out scheme in the coming days, likely associated with an unknown card issuer breach and commonly referred to as an ‘unlimited operation‘.
These unlimited operations compromise financial institutions or payment processors by installing malware that allows hackers to exploit network access, allowing admin-level access. Once inside, they can disable fraud protection, raise maximum ATM withdrawal amounts (and transaction limits) and withdraw large sums of money. Millions, potentially.
All they’ll need to carry out the attack are debit and credit card numbers found on the dark web, and dummy cards, also known as “blanks,” to attach the numbers to.
The cyber criminals typically create fraudulent copies of legitimate cards by sending stolen card data to co-conspirators who imprint the data on reusable magnetic strip cards, such as gift cards purchased at retail stores. At a pre-determined time, the co-conspirators withdraw account funds from ATMs using these cards.
It's nearly a week later and im preparing for my tests. I have my laptop ready in its case. Im extremely nervous.The information given to me is that i am to meet at this very strange building on the outskirts of town. I have no idea what to expect. I must come in first place to become a member of the team and ultimately take down the leader of this cybercrime domestic terrorist.
If things go according to his plan.He could potentially put the entire country on its knees and our banking systems would completely collapse.Chaos and madness will spread like wildfires. Millions of people unable to access their money will riot and destroy stores. Stealing food and everything they can get their hands on. The police will be overrun and unable to do anything about it. The military would most certainly be called in an attempt to regain order. Mass hysteria ensues. To the extremes we have never seen before. I must stop him. Before its too late….
Part 2
The day has come and I just received the call I've long avoided. It is time. The competition for top tier hackers are meeting at this building in which i believed to have been abandoned. We are in the surveillance van. Heading towards our destination. Our equipment is all packed up. Wearing a wire on my chest. (Hopefully they don't pat me down upon entry) Jeff is driving recklessly, as he has a bad habit of being late. Testing the audio in the back of the van. Generally this is done days before an operation. However, we are rather short on time. (Not pointing any fingers)
Leaving the city limits, we now enter a heavily wooded area. There is only one way in. The road is turning into rubble. Small rocks are shooting from our tires .Lights are fading behind us as we venture further into the forest. Jeff now using high beams. We notice it's grown quiet. Other than hearing the tires on the gravel road. There seems to be less and less wildlife in the area. I got this feeling like we are being watched.
Checking my cell phone, we have lost all signal. (Is this a trap)? i thought . Our other equipment seems to work just fine. I can begin to see dim lights in the distance. We must be nearing the competition. “You ready for this?” (Jeff asks while blowing smoke out the window) I start to swat the backdraft of the smoke billowing back into my window. “Yeah, I'm ready, you should really consider cutting back on the smokes.” I utter. Just then, a pack of Marlboros are hurled in my direction. “We're here , Barry. Make sure you have everything.” (Jeff commands) “I'm all set.” I reply.
Jeff stops the Van on the gravel. Exiting the vehicle, i grab my backpack while adjusting my clothes. (I found some glasses with regular lens in them, so as to ‘look the part’) Walking towards the building i speak quietly into my chest microphone. “Test, test chest mic, how do you read me” i ask. (Jeffs growly voice comes into my earpiece) “Loud and clear, good luck” he responds.
One odd thing i notice right away as my feet kick up against the rocks on the ground is that there is only one vehicle other than ours. A large bus. Slightly confused, i look in every direction while also investigating the bus. Seems as though it's empty. (Later i would learn everyone else met up at a different location and they all took the bus to get here).
Reaching the suspicious looking building, i reach for the door handle. As the door opens with little force, loud music hits me as well as bright flashing lights. What the hell? Walking around i find what i was looking for in a back room. “You're late , take your seat.” a well dressed man says (Seeing one empty seat left) Grabbing my laptop from the bag. Booting it up and joining the their local area network. Connection established. A strange software automatically downloads on my laptop.
The man who greeted me walks over to examine my screen. “We will wait until this participant is ready” (he tells everyone else) Minutes pass and the program has finished installing. What's on my screen is a D O D login showing the user name and password empty fields. “Ok everyone, your first task will be to crack the code and gain entry into this system. You have ten minutes to access the servers and find the login information. The first 10 people who accomplish this task will advance to the next round, good luck, your time starts now!” he explained.
A voice come over my earpiece once more .“Ok Barry, i'm linked up with your laptop, i can see everything you see. I will now control everything remotely. How do you read”? Jeff says quietly. “I hear you, I'll let you take over from here.” I reply. My colleague begins typing away like mad. It's been said he can type up to 153 words per minute. Looking at my screen, the computer is changing rapidly, each window appearing with different streams of code. (Almost like what you seen in the movie The Matrix) Which i suppose is a foreign language to most people. It can seem overwhelming at times. Normally. I would be doing this.
Jeff is far better and faster than i. It's not worth the risk. This task is far too important. There is much at stake here. As he continues going in through the firewall. More boxes open and close all over the screen. I appear as if im typing away. As there is a man walking around watching each potential hacker perform their duties. Not sure if it's the leader of this anonymous group. He is in a dark suit and all i can see is the flashes of light from each monitor.
Maybe it's just my paranoia but i feel like he keeps shooting me these awfully suspicious looks. Have to stay focused. Come on Barry. You need this. Concentrate! Keep your head in the game. I can't lose myself in the moment. Oh wait a minute, i just now remembered. I'm not even in control of my machine. Jeff, i sure as hell hope you know what you're doing…
“Barry, you DO know i just heard everything you said, right? Now shut the hell up and let me work. We only have 4 minutes left!!” Jeff urges. “Well then hurry up you lung cancer having prick, I'm dying in here. Must be 90 degrees” i whisper. Just then (Access granted) appears on my screen. The login information has been hacked. Instantly i jump up as if I've just won in BINGO. “I'm in!!!” I yell loudly to the man. He nods and another man comes over to confirm the legitimacy of my claim.
After confirmation is given a few moments later. Myself and several others are ushered to another room not first seen when you enter the building. First we are taken down a flight of unkempt stairs creaking and groaning with every step. Feeling as it could give out at any moment. Our group reaches the bottom of the stairs and are now on a platform. A mechanical whirring is heard as we now are being lowered even further underground. “Where the hell are we going”? One man asks in fear. “Silence fool”!! (Says the man in a nice dark suit) Finally the platform stops as i would approximate we are at least 80 feet underground.
A long dark hallway is before us. Lit dimly by low hanging lights. Which never seem to end as far as we can see. Walking for several minutes i no longer hear my associate in my ear piece. So i remove it quickly before anyone notices. There is a musty smell that has disturbed me immediately coming down here. It grows stronger the closer we get to the direction we are headed. Im last in line only in front of what i assess is a hired goon.
Stopping for a moment im pushed forward on my upper back near my shoulders. (I swear if i wasn't trying to save the world right now, I'd just take out my service pistol and blow this cocksucker away. No one would miss him) We reach a large old wooden door with absolutely no handle or markings of any kind. The leader pushes up against the wall near the door and it opens slowly. Everyone pours in single file line. There is a large wooden table with chairs almost like a conference room. “Take your seats please” the leader addresses. “You're all probably wondering what the hell we are doing down here, well you're here for a job. Also i didn't want any interference of any kind. Just in case the government is watching us. There's no way they could possibly hear what's being said this far underground.” He explains.
“Congratulations to each of you that has moved on to the next round. You 10 have been chosen to advance to the next stage in the competition. This following task will include various stages of difficulty. You will be chosen at random by a computer so it's completely fair. Each of you are to hack into some the world's largest banks and bring down their servers. Please come back to this location. Your names have been taken down and we shall contact you if anything changes. I expect to see all of you back with us .Same time next week. 6 days from now. That is all for now, thank you.”
The leader finishes and leaves the room first. Each man muttering and chatting loudly. I can hear only bits and pieces as everyone is talking loudly. Minutes pass and we are escorted out of the building. Everyone begins walking towards the bus. I veer towards my van and am stopped by the same man who pushed me earlier. “Just where the hell do you think you're going”? He asks. “Oh i didn't get the meet up spot, i had to drive here.” I respond while swatting away his hand from my shoulder. The man reaches in his pocket pulling out a card. “Be at this location and be on time or we will find someone else” the man urges. I snatch the card and stuff it into my wallet.
Reaching the van, i hop in and drive away. “What the hell happened in there”? Jeff demands. I begin informing him of everything that took place and explained the situation. He nods and tells me good work. Wait a minute, this doesn't look right. Jeff looks at me puzzled. Something is off. I don't remember any of this. Now there's a fork in the road. Is this the way we came? I thought i remembered it being only a one way in and one way out. “You went off the gravel road, move over,let me drive.” Jeff says. Hey sorry man, I'm a hacker. Not a tracker. Just get us the hell out of here. I'm more lost than Atlantis.
About an hour passes and Jeff somehow gets us out of the woods and back to the main road. We head back towards my house. But suddenly he makes a detour. “Screw this man. After all that i need a damn drink. You down”? Jeff asks. “Well in the words of my father, If you have time to think, you have time to drink” i utter proudly. (Then again dad was a major alcoholic, so perhaps that's bad advice) “Well alright then” jeff says as he floors the gas pedal.
Roughly 20 minutes later we arrive at his favourite bar where he immediately opens up a tab. I'm worried as I've heard he drinks like a fish. Not to mention we are both armed in a bar. (Yes that's illegal but screw you i am F B I. Remember folks, laws are made to be broken, otherwise, I'd be out of a job)
Crap i think i have lost my colleague. I begin walking around the establishment and am stunned to see this gorgeous blonde woman cross my path. We strike up a conversation and i soon forget about Jeff. (Meh oh well he is a grown man, i am sure he will be fine) She asks what i do for work and of course i lie. Never know when you need to run a background check on someone. Besides telling the whole world you're an undercover FBI agent isn't exactly the best idea. Or so the Bureau instructed us.
We continue chatting for a while and eventually part ways as it began to get late into the night we exchange numbers and she leaves gracefully. I walk outside to see the van still parked in the same spot. A bit puzzled i go over to inspect the van thinking maybe he just passed out in the front seat. I arrive at the driver's side door and open it to find all of our equipment gone and jeff is nowhere to be found. Freaking out i run back into the bar searching all over even behind the bar next to the register.
The bathrooms are empty and it's closing time. I have no idea where he went.. Did he leave with some one or was he was abducted possibly, either way i am completely dead if my supervisor finds out about this. I have to find him and the equipment. And who the hell was that girl, could she have something to do with this? I need answers. Oh no. I just realized, my laptop is also missing. If that information gets in the wrong hands. It could have catastrophic consequences…...
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[Help] For some reason, my homescreen is very slow whenever I tried to swipe to the next page.

Here is my tweak list: 7-zip (POSIX): 16.02-1 A-Font: 1.5.2 Accelerated Home Button: 1.6 Activator Theme Fix: 1.0 Activator: 1.9.13~beta5 AdBlock for YouTube: 1.0.7 AllowTouchesOnPageDots: 1.0.1-1+debug AnimationsBeFast: 1.4.7 AppList: 1.5.15~beta1 Apps Manager: 1.5.0-12 AppStore++: 0.9.6-1 APT (apt-key): 1.4.9-2 APT 0.7 Transitional: 1:0-2 APT 1.4 Strict (libapt-pkg): 1.4.9-1 APT Command Line: 1:0-2 APT Strict (lib): 1.4.9-2 APT Strict: 1.4.9-1 Archero Cheats: 1.1.5+iOSGods.com Assuan: 2.5.1-1 Asteroid: 3.0.4 AutoTouch Cracked: 5.1.2-1k Barmoji: 1.9 Base Structure: 1-5 BatteryLife: 1.7.0 BegoneCIA (iOS 11 and 12): 0.2.1-2 Berkeley DB: 6.2.32-1 BetterCCIconsPro: 1.7.5k BetterCCXI (Weather Addon): 1.0.1 BetterCCXI: 1.4.8 betternet: 0.0.1 BetterSettings: 0.1.3 BigBoss Icon Set: 1.0 BinaryNumpad: 1.1 Bitcoin Billionaire Cheats: 4.8.1 Bourne-Again SHell: 5.0.3-1 bzip2: 1.0.6-1 CA Certs: 0.0.2 CamControls X: 1.0.2 Cappd: 1.0.3 CCLinker: 1.2.1 CCModules: 1.4-3 CCRinger: 2.1.0 CCSupport: 1.2-3 Cephei: 1.13.1-2 CircleSettings: 1.0.1 CocoaTop: 2.0.2 ColorBadges: 1.3.2-1 ColorFlow 4 (iOS 11 – 12): 1.3.0 Compactions CC: 1.1 CoolCC: 1:3.1 Core Utilities (/bin): 8.30-3 Core Utilities: 8.30-2 Cowbell: 1.2.1 CrashReporter: 1.16.0-1 Cuboid: 2.0.1 cURL: 7.65.0-1 Cydia Installer: 1.1.32~b16 Cydia Substrate: 0.9.7033 Cydia Translations: 1.1.32~b1 Cylinder: 1.0.6 CylinderFix: 0.0.2 DaDa-statusbar-1: 1.0 Darwin Tools: 1-6 Debian Packager: 1.18.25-11 Debian Utilities: 4.8.6-1 DeleteForever: 0.0.1-57 DetailedBatteryUsage: 1.1.1 Diff Utilities: 3.6-1 Disconnected: 1.0 diskdev-cmds: 593.221.1-1 DismissProgress: 1.0.4 DLGMemor Injected: 1.2.1 DoubleCut: 0.5 Dune: 1.2.1 DzMoha Icons: 9.8 Eclipse Dark Mode (iOS 12): 6.1.2 Episode - Choose Your Story Cheats: 10.40 Essential: 0-1 ExactTimePhone: 1.0-1+debug EZSwipe: 1.1 Fallout Shelter Cheats: 1.13.21 FastDel: 0.5 FDots: 1.0.1 file: 5.35-2 Filza File Manager 64-bit: 3.7.0-18 Find Utilities: 4.6.0-2 Fiona: 0.1 Flame: 1.3 Flat UI Theme: 1.2.4 FlipConvert: 0.0~beta5 Flipswitch: 1.0.16~beta5 FloatyDock: 1.5 FolderColor: 1.0-4 Free IAP: 0.0.1-7+debug gettext: 0.19.8-1 GNU Cryptography: 1.8.3-1 GNU Multiple Precision Arithmetic Library: 6.1.2-1 GnuPG Errors: 1.32-1 GnuPG: 2.2.11-2 GnuTLS: 3.5.19-1 grep: 3.1-1 Groovify: 1.2.1 Gushi Statusbar: 1.3 gzip: 1.9-1 HideDockLabels10: 0.0.1-7+debug HomeGesture: 2.1.4 Host AdBlocker: 1.6-3 hotspotvip: 4.7.0-1+debug HYI Repo Icons: 8.0.4 iCleaner Pro: 7.7.5 IconSupport: 1.11.1 Immortal: 1.2.1-1 IOKit Tools: 76-1 iOS Firmware: 12.2 iOSGods iAP Cracker: 1.0-2 iPhone Firmware (/sbin): 0-1 iThemer: 1.FuckYes Jailbreak Resources: 1.0~b23 Jumper: 1.5.0 KBPreferences: 0.0.7 Kiiimo Repo Icons: 12.5 KillX: 0.1.2 KSBA: 1.3.5-1 LeadMeHome: 1.0.1 LeaveMeAlone: 2.3.1 LetMeBlock: 0.0.6.8 LetMeKnow: 1.4.1 libbulletin: 0.1-145 libcolorpicker: 1.6.3-1 libcrashreport: 1.1.0-1 libCSColorPicker: 1.0.3 libCSPreferences: 1.2.0 Liberty Lite (Beta): 0.2.12 libfoxfortutils: 1.0.8 libidn2: 6.1.2-1 libimagepicker: 1.0.3 libnepeta: 0.1.1 libnghttp2-14: 1.38.0-1 libpackageinfo (cokepokes): 1.1.0.1-3 libpackageinfo: 1.1.0.1-1 libplist: 2.0.0-2 libSparkAppList: 1.0.3 libssh2: 1.8.0-2 libSubstitrate: 0.0.1-3 libswift (stable): 5.0 libswift4: 4.2.1-2 libsymbolicate: 1.9.0-1 libtasn1: 4.13-1 libunistring: 0.9.10-1 LightsOn: 1.0.0 Line StatusBar: 1.21 Lineal CC Theme: 1.0 Lineal Music Controls: 1.0 Lineal UI Theme: 1.2 Link Identity Editor: 2:2.1.1+elucubratus2 Locale Profiles in UTF-8: 1.0-1 LocalIAPStore: 1.4-2 Lotus Dark: 1.0.7 Lotus: 1.0 LowPowerMode: 1.0-3 LSPullToDismiss [Public]: 0.0.1-1 LZ4: 1.7.5-1 LZMA Utils: 2:4.32.7-2 Mega UHB IPv4+6 - iOS 9/10/11/12 - MUHB IPv4+6 (Mega Untrusted Hosts Blocker IPv4 and IPv6): 2.1.1 MessageColors: 1.5 MessageTypingIndicators: 1.0-1 Moonshine: 1.3 Moveable12: 1.0.0~beta29-32 Mune - Neon Edition: 1.1 Muze 4: 1.0 Muzik: 2.0 NCNoTitle: 1.0.1 Nettle: 3.4.1-1 New Curses: 5.9-1 New Curses: 6.1-1 New GNU Portable Threads: 1.6-1 NoCCGrabber12: 1.1 NoLowPowerAutoLock [Public]: 0.0.3 NoLSPadLock: 0.1 NoLSScreenshot: 0.0.1 NoSub (PalBreak w/ options): 1.3 Notchification Cracked: 1.4.2k Notifica: 0.3.0-4 NudeKeys (iOS 12): 1.0.0~b8 OpenSSL 1.0 Libraries: 1.0.2s-1 p11-kit: 0.23.12-1 PasscodeText: 0.1 Pebbli Status Bar for Xeon: 1.0 PencilChargingIndicator: 1.2~b6 PhotoManager (iOS 12): 1.0.7-1+debug pincrush: 0.9.2-1 PM, really?: 1.2 Portrait Lock: 1.8.4 PreferenceLoader: 2.2.4~beta1 PrefixUI: 1.2.2 Profile Directory: 0-1 readline: 8.0-1 RealCC: 1.0.2 Reddit No Ads: 0.0.2 ReProvision: 0.4.2 ReturnDismiss: 0.0.1-4 RocketBootstrap: 1.0.7~beta3 rsync: 3.1.3-2 Sareth: 1.0.3-1 sed: 4.5-1 Shadow Fight 2 Cheats: 1.9.38 shell-cmds: 118-8 shuffle: 1.0.4 Shy Labels: 1.1.1 Signing Certificate: 0.0.1 SilentScreenshot: 1.2 SmallVolumeStep: 1.1.0-2 SmartLight: 1.0.4 SmoothCursor: 1.1.3 SnowBoard Labels Extension: 1.0.0~Beta1 SnowBoard Settings Icons Extension: 1.0.4~Beta1 SnowBoard StatusBar Extension: 1.0.1~Beta1 SnowBoard: 1.2.14~Beta1 Soba: 1.2 Soda StatusBar(Gray灰色版): 1.3 Soul Knight Cheats: 2.2.1 Spotlightless11: 1.1.1 SSG3 Cheats: 1.0.0-4 StatusSwitcher: 1.1.1 Substitute Dummy for unc0ver: 1.0 Substrate Safe Mode: 0.9.6001.1 SugarCane: 1.0.0 System Memory Reset Fix: 1.0 system-cmds: 790.30.1-2 Tape Archive: 1.30-2 TapTapFlip: 1.5 TapVideoConfig: 0.0.4.1 TechSupport Framework (cokepokes): 1.5.0.1-2 TranslucentCydia: 0.9.0-1 Trust Cache Injector: 0.4~b5 Tweak Count 2: 1.0.1 tweakCompatible: 0.1.5 TypeReceipt: 0.0.2 UHB - iOS 9/10/11/12 (Untrusted Hosts Blocker): 1.7.1 UIKit Tools: 1.1.13-18 Ultrasound: 1.2.9 unrar: 5.6.4-1 unzip: 6.0+deb9u1-1 Viola: 1.5 Waze ++: 4.53 Whoops: 1.0.2 WiFi Passwords: 3.0.1 Xen HTML: 0.5.4 XenInfo: 2.2.6 XZ Utils: 5.2.4-4 zip: 2.32-1
Thanks in advance.
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part 3: down the NodeRed rabbit hole - resurrection (long)

so, now that i've got about 4 weeks of NR experience under my belt, i thought i would do a follow up and show a few new flows. plus, i've picked up a few new hardware add-ons. namely a Harmony Hub and a coupla Sonoff/Tasmota S31.
one of the new things i did was setup some global.variables i can use in any flow.
https://imgur.com/YFJEwRd
1] is pretty obvious, does my bayesian sensors think i'm home/not_home, and then save it to a global.variable.
2] reads the MQTT for my S31 power monitor on my dumb TV. if it's > 100, then the TV is ON, <= 99, then TV is OFF (or in the process of turning off). then set a global.variable for on/off.
https://imgur.com/mcuS1Vk
3] i changed the day/night temperatures to global.variables.
4] this one gets the current volume level of my Sonos and then stores that to a global.variable. (get to why further below)
5] this one i talked about in another post here: https://www.reddit.com/homeassistant/comments/abvqup/device_tracker_with_unifi2mqtt/
okay, so now that i know if my dumb TV is on/off, then i can add it into my "away" (and "bedtime") flow. that gray one on the bottom right is using the HarmonyHub control node to fire the power toggle. (which i'll get to further below) plus it'll stop my Sonos, if it's playing.
https://imgur.com/nerbMv3
also you may notice the "alexa TTS" one, that's a subflow, which is a bit of reusable flow, you can put anywhere you want it. this one picks a random number between 1 and 10, then alexa TTS plays the corresponding message.
https://imgur.com/bLtBlaD
this was also my attempt to get alexa to say "aaaf-firmative" like newt in aliens.
https://imgur.com/cUnG1IE
doesn't really work, but i'm determined to make this happen. gonna have to figure out the proper phonetics of it. then i'm totally gonna get her to do a stutter like max headroom on one of the other responses. but, my ultimate goal is to get her to do "twiki" from buck rogers. beaty beaty
anyways, i've also added that subflow to all my switch on/offs. along with an MQTT log.
https://imgur.com/SnpAnW8
now for some of the new stuff...
here's a sleep timer. if i'm listening to music in bed, i can activate this with "alexa turn on sleep" and what it does, is it takes the current volume level of my Sonos, stored in a global.var, stores it in a flow.var, then subtracts 1 every minute, until it reaches zero. if the volume is at 30, then it'll be 30 mins until zero.
https://imgur.com/7QmbY2S
once it reaches zero, it stops the music, sets the volume back to the original state (ie: 30) and then turns itself off.
there's an issue when you use something like a Harmony Hub to turn on/off dumb devices via input_bool, or switches, or lights, etc.: that once you turn it on via NR, HA, HHub, Alexa, etc., then HA thinks it's on. if you then turn it off via the device remote, HA won't let you turn it on again, because HA thinks its already on.
so, i had to use a script and a "dummy" input_boolean. by dummy i mean, that i do not care, and will not EVER care, what it's state is. on. off. whatever. won't need it. it just needs to be there for the script to work.
input_boolean: mac_x: game_x: candles_x: tv_x: 
hide them from emu_hue, cause Alexa doesn't need to see them either.
emulated_hue: host_ip: 10.xx.xx.xx exposed_domains: - input_boolean - script entities: input_boolean.tv_x: hidden: true input_boolean.mac_x: hidden: true input_boolean.candles_x: hidden: true input_boolean.game_x: hidden: true 
add some scripts.
script: tv: alias: "TV" sequence: service: input_boolean.toggle entity_id: input_boolean.tv_x game: alias: "Game" sequence: service: input_boolean.toggle entity_id: input_boolean.game_x mac: alias: "Mac" sequence: service: input_boolean.toggle entity_id: input_boolean.mac_x candles: alias: "Candles" sequence: service: input_boolean.toggle entity_id: input_boolean.candles_x 
so instead of key'ing off the input_booleans, i key off the script call. "alexa, turn on candles" calls the script, which toggles the i_b but i only care about the state change of the script. then NR does it's thing.
https://imgur.com/Hky9fWd
notice tho, that it's a little smart. if the tv is already on, via that global.var, then it just switches inputs, otherwise it turns it on, waits 7 seconds, then switches inputs.
okay, here's something REALLY advanced.
i have a second pi running cgminer with a USB hub and some USB stick ASIC bitcoin miners. and every once and a while, they stop working and need to be reset. and you can't just restart, you gotta kill the power to the hubs to get them to reset. and then restart cgminer.
enter NR cgminer node and the cgminer API.
https://imgur.com/POSkjrp
so every 5 mins, hit the cgminer API, it returns stats in json, dump those to mqtt. use the function node to pull out the array nested values we need to look at. look for a zero value in any of them. if the input_boolean "auto-reset-miner" is on, then lets reset.
stop cgminer, wait, turn off the USB hub, wait, turn on hub, wait, start cgminer, send an alert to mqtt and SMS me.
now the real magic is the red exec "start cgminer" node. because we stopped cgminer, we have to start it again, on a whole other computer than NR is on.
it basically does a SSH into the miner pi and starts up cgminer. this was difficult to accomplish inside a docker of NR. i had to move some ssh keys around and then reference them with full paths. then i had to do an ssh-copy-id so it didn't require a password.
ssh -i /data/.ssh/id_rsa [email protected] "start cgminer commands" 
anyways, i'm really proud of this one. it was difficult to figure out how to make it work. lots of different moving parts coming together.
here's something i'm still working on. a remote control using the NR dashboard UI.
https://imgur.com/nkRpAsf
something i can just put an icon on my iphone home screen and use from the couch.
https://imgur.com/maeJm0Q
anyways, enjoy.
or don't. i'm not your cruise director.
you do you.
part 1 https://www.reddit.com/homeassistant/comments/a61ro9/so_i_went_down_the_nodered_rabbit_hole_long/
part 2 https://www.reddit.com/homeassistant/comments/a6jz92/nodered_rabbit_hole_part_2/
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My Sister’s Health has Been Mysteriously Failing For Years, and I Think I Know Why [Part 2]

Part 1 here.
Hello Reddit. I’m back with an update. I’ve been at Jesse’s since yesterday. We found some odd files on the hard drive. The files are almost exclusively videos, they last anywhere from six seconds to two hours. Jesse says that when he opened the drive, on a virtual machine inside a dummy computer of his, all the files were hidden even though the drive is full. He told me he revealed the files, and watched a few before calling me. When I arrived, he was trying to get into one of the worn old laptops. My heart was pounding when he sat me down at his desk with the dummy laptop to peruse the hard drive files.
“Now, none of the videos are violent or abusive, so don’t worry about that.” He paused. “At least, none of the videos I’ve seen, I guess.”
I nodded gravely and opened “My Computer”. The drive was titled “Paradise Land”, I stared at it for a moment before digging deep inside myself and clicking on it. An endless list of filenames appeared, starting with DCIM_081290.mp4.
“Are you okay to go through this while I keep working on the laptop?”
“Yeah, yeah you try to get into that.” I said, almost automatically. I was feeling numb, and beyond reality. Jesse gave me some earbuds and went over to the mess of cords and two computers on his bed, and I stared down the list of filenames. DCIM_092690.mp4, DCIM_102990.mp4, DCIM_010291.mp4: the filenames aren’t sequential and they seem like random numbers. Finally I flared my nostrils and clicked the first one. Jesse was right, it was just kids. Four children, probably five years old or younger, were playing in a sandbox. The footage was grainy and the colors slightly muted, like video captured on a cheap point-and-shoot. They shovelled, filled their buckets, wet the sand, made some sand castles, and played. All the things kids normally do in a sandbox. This clip went on for 15 minutes, and showed no more than the children playing continuously.
The second clip I clicked on featured children in some communal playroom, like you might find at a church or daycare center. Probably twenty kids up to eight years old seemed to be readying the space for naptime, laying out blankets and pillows through the room about a foot apart. They smiled and joked, and dutifully but happily equipped the room for napping children. The video lasted about two minutes, ending before naptime began. This footage was also grainy and muted, as if it were shot by outdated tech.
I was really confused. Why stock footage of children doing nothing?
The third video featured again about twenty children up to eight years old, all walking down a forest path. They all walked in two lines on either side of a ten foot length of rope, each holding onto one of the maybe thirty loops tied into it. This was some sort of preschool walk trip, but there weren’t any adults visible. I assume it was an adult walking behind them and filming, but. . . . that almost made me feel worse.
The fourth video I clicked opened with one small girl waving at the camera, in what looked like a preschool classroom. She was sat at one of the dozen desks, though she was alone in the room. Warbled infomercial music began to play, the camera zoomed out a bit and revealed some apparatus on her desk. A small dish, a knife, and an apple. Without words she began to present each item to the camera, then showed the viewer how to core an apple. She smiled at the camera but violently sawed into the apple with jerky movements. This unsettled me, and only went on for seven minutes.
The next video showed kids about ten years old playing in the snow, working together to make a snowman. Then there was a video of a classroom full of kids quietly working at their desks, admirably focused on their work in a way that kids never are. The next video was another how-to with warbly infomercial music, where a child showed the camera how to make a papier-mache mask with newspaper, flour, a balloon, scissors, and some markers. Then a clip of two babies at the beach.
I watched and skipped through about fifty videos before I took the earbuds out for a break. I texted my dad and let him know I was safe at Jesse’s, sleeping over. He replied and said he loves me. Jesse happily explained to me about how a virtual drillbit works but I could barely take it in.
“Have you ever watched one of those youtube videos, ‘I ordered a mystery box from the dark web’?” He asked me. I said no, as I haven’t. I don’t know anything about the dark web. “Well,” he explained, “They sometimes get stuff like hard drives with weird shit on them. Maybe someone got this stuff in a dark web box and dumped it behind the library.”
I entertained the idea and it almost felt real, like I didn’t steal these electronics from my older sister’s room. I went back to the videos: more videos of kids, playing in some fall leaves, babies in a playpen, toddlers in a small blow-up kiddie pool having fun. Nobody spoke in any videos, and there were never any adults shown. Just children.
I started to watch one in every dozen videos, making my way down the list faster. Nothing changed stylistically from the other videos, and I was reeling with confusion. Then Jesse tapped me on the shoulder. He got into one of the laptops.
I abandoned the hard drive with its weird, cult-like videos and joined him on the bed to see what was on the laptop. It seemed pretty bare, except for a single .txt file on the desktop. Jesse opened it, and it contained two onion links, which Jesse recognized for what they were. He quickly installed some safety measures, since this laptop was running on his family’s home internet, and pasted the first link into tor. I waited with bated breath. I’d never seen anything mysterious on the dark web, Jesse showed me how to watch Sailor Moon but this was the unknown. I hoped I was ready.
The page that opened was colourful and polished. “Earn $500,000 fast! Your contribution is easy to make and you can start right now! No contribution rejected, going rates START at $500,000! Click now, learn how you can be set for LIFE with Paradise Land!” This was colorfully emblazoned across the green and gold background. The entire page was a link, which we guessed would be the second link in the notepad document so Jesse clicked it.
This new page was stark and amateurish. In large, block, black font the page was titled “Paradise Land” just like the hard drive. In the center left was a video, the thumbnail said “Paradise Land”. I felt a heaviness creep into the pit of my stomach. The page featured no navigation whatsoever, just the off-center video on a glaring white screen. Jesse looked at me. “Are you ready to watch?”
“Um, sure, I guess.” I wasn’t embarrassed by my hesitance. Jesse didn’t judge, either. He took a deep breath and clicked the triangle on the video thumbnail and made it full screen. The title filled the screen in muted purple bubble letters, and an animated sunrise cued the beginning of more warbly 80’s how-to video music. This quality was the worst yet, it looked like it was 144p from back in the day on youtube. A room faded into the shot, I squinted and it looked like maybe a doctor’s office. A man in a white lab coat entered the frame and waved jovially, greeting the viewers. At first I thought his face wasn’t moving, but I realized he was wearing a latex Ronald Reagan mask. I looked at Jesse. He looked at me, and we both turned back to the screen.
“Welcome. You’re here because you are having a pregnancy crisis, or you need money.” The figure nodded empathetically and laced his fingers together at his waist. “My name is Doctor Gooderham. If you’re here, it’s because you’ve been directed from a pregnancy crisis link, or a link advertising a method to earn $500,000 US dollars in bitcoin. No matter why you are here, I and my team of associates, can help.” Again his body language displayed remarkable empathy, even obfuscated by the lost video quality. This was a man that someone in a desperate situation could trust.
If it weren’t for that mask. That grinning mask.
“Here at Paradise Land, a remote island whose location is of course undisclosed, our mission is to use a hidden reset button on humanity, and grow a new society from the ground up based on love, acceptance, kindness, purity, communication, and sound moral values. We believe that a colony of children reared outside of any current global influence can be shaped into the beautiful vision we have for the world, as newborn children are clean slates who will readily accept the doctrine of kindness and love.” He spoke tenderly like a father to his children, but it sent chills down my spine.
Grain slid in repeating bars down the screen, and I watched the grinning mask explain that the Paradise Land organization would pay $500,000 US dollars to anyone worldwide who would give birth to an unregistered child in the presence of an organization member and allow that child to be taken to Paradise Land to become a member of the pure new society. He further explained that an organization member would be stationed in your city thirty days before your expected due date. They would be on call and ready at a moment’s notice to collect you and bring you to a comfortable hotel room with all necessary medical supplies to assist with the birthing process. I was shuddering. He said that then, the member would transfer the money, in bitcoin to you, you confirm it, and they leave with the child. Nobody ever knows that baby existed, and you never see them again. It chilled my belly.
“If you wish to know more information about Paradise Land please contact the email address shown on your screen now.” On cue a line of text appeared on the bottom of the frame: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]). Jesse wrote it down. “We would happily send you literature and footage of children flourishing at Paradise Land. Your baby will be happier here, in a world of purity and happiness. And you will be set for life!” The man nodded and the music crescendoed, signaling the ending of the video. “Please, contact the email address. We will both be happier, if we work together.” The camera slowly panned back while he said this last urgent farewell, fading back out to white.
I stared at the screen idiotically. Jesse just sat there and gave me my time to process it.
I still can’t process it. My sister’s been selling babies. Babies! What the fuck! I’ve been so distraught about the idea of my little nieces and nephews being sold that I can’t even think straight. What the hell would Mel even do with that much money? How does she even know how to use bitcoin? In my distress I told Jesse everything, the truth about how I came across the laptops. I told him that “Paradise Land” seemed like a huge crock to me.
“I know right. It’s too good to be true and the whole delivery is unnerving.”
“Listen this had kind of been a lot so I’m gonna go crash on the couch now if that’s okay?” Jesse gave me my blankets and pillows and I got comfy on the couch. I didn’t expect to be able to sleep, so I started to play word games on my phone. I fell asleep with it in my hand and woke up that way.
I called dad this morning and let him know I’d be coming home. He said Mel is still out, hasn’t been home yet. He sounds so worried. I feel so bad for him and I wish Mel would come home and stop this nonsense. So I walked back home and wrote what I can remember to update you guys. Thanks for all your comments, I feel like I’m not going through this alone.
Jesse said he would try to get into the second laptop today, and also contact the email address. I don’t know if I even want him to. I’m still reeling from today’s discoveries. In fact, I’m exhausted. I’ll lie down for a nap and then see if Jesse got any results.
If he does I’ll update you all tomorrow, if I can.
Part 3 here
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