Amanda Hoover
Amanda Hoover
Amanda Hoover is a general assignment staff writer at WIRED. She previously wrote tech features for Morning Brew and covered New Jersey state government for The Star-Ledger. She was born in Philadelphia, lives in New York, and is a graduate of Northeastern University.Source
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The End of Airbnb in New York

The End of Airbnb in New York

Thousands of Airbnbs and short-term rentals are about to be wiped off the map in New York City. Local Law 18, which came into force Tuesday, is so strict it doesn’t just limit how Airbnb operates in the city—it almost bans it entirely for many guests and hosts. From now on, all short-term rental hosts in New York must register with the city, and only those who live in the place they’re renting—and are present when someone is staying—can qualify. And people can only have two guests. Gone are the days of sleek downtown apartments outfitted for bachelorette parties, cozy two- and three-bedroom...

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Meet the guy uncovering crypto’s biggest thefts

Meet the guy uncovering crypto’s biggest thefts

August 4, 2022Ian Balina was reviewing initial coin offerings, the crypto industry’s equivalent of an initial public offering, live on YouTube in 2018 when a hacker emptied around $2 million worth of cryptocurrency from one of his wallets. It may have been his old college email address that he used as a backup to another account that made him vulnerable. His bravado about his accumulated wealth likely didn’t help.When a viewer noted in the comments that his wallet had emptied, Balina said he thought he was being trolled. But he checked and saw that the funds had vanished, he later said in a...

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