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ICYMI Weekly Tech News Highlights July 28, 2017

By boundless team in · Technology · July 28, 2017

ICYMI Weekly Tech News Highlights is a weekly roundup of relevant technology posts from around the web.

After AlphaBay and Hansa, there are only more dark web takedowns to come  

This week, police announced the takedown of two of the dark web’s largest marketplaces for illegal goods: AlphaBay and its substitute, Hansa. Through a combination of online and conventional detective work, federal agents shut down these two hubs of criminal trade and arrested the major players involved. It’s a substantial blow to the dark web’s community of consumers, who had taken to AlphaBay, and then, Hansa, after Silk Road 2 went under.

Our thoughts: One slip up is all it takes.

Pokemon Go Fest hit by glitches, Niantic to hand out refunds

The issues, he said, had to do with spotty cellular connections, some bugs that could cause the game to crash and problems with authenticating players at log on.

Our thoughts: High density for cellular is often difficult with applications that require a constant connection.

Microsoft is deprecating "Sync Your Settings" and other features in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Sync Your Settings, among other Windows 10 features are being deprecated or removed with the upcoming Fall Creators Update for PC. This is a standard procedure with each release of Windows 10, removing old features that are no longer used, or deprecating ones that Microsoft has plans to replace.

Our thoughts: Removing popular features is never easy for creators or users alike.

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