This Week in Seattle: Income tax faces legal challenge, new distracted driving law, and more

This Week in Seattle is your weekly dispatch of need-to-know news from the Emerald City. (BigStock Image) Seattle mayoral candidates debate, answer questions from tech industry The top six candidates for Seattle mayor took the stage Monday in the race’s only televised debate, co-hosted by GeekWire, KING 5, KUOW, and CityClub. GeekWire separately opened up[…]

SoundCloud Halts Volunteer Archiving Project

Last week, a group of volunteer digital preservationists known as The Archive Team announced they would be attempting to independently archive a 123.6 million track, 900-terabyte swath of SoundCloud, the popular streaming music and audio service that recently announced mass layoffs and office closures, sparking fears of an imminent closure. But just as the volunteer[…]

N.Y.-to-D.C. Hyperloop? Elon Musk claims verbal approval, but more work needed

Elon Musk’s vision calls for building networks of underground tunnels to get around surface street congestion. (Boring Company Illustration) Out of the blue, tech billionaire Elon Musk reported today that he’s received verbal approval from the government to build an underground Hyperloop transit system between New York and Washington, D.C., with stops in Philadelphia and[…]

Alleged Dark Web Kingpin Doxed Himself With His Personal Hotmail Address

On Thursday, US authorities announced the seizure of the largest dark web marketplace AlphaBay. Europol and Dutch police also claimed seizure of Hansa, another popular market. In their dark web investigations, law enforcement have increasingly turned to hacking tools, including the deployment of browser exploits on a mass scale. But tracking down the alleged AlphaBay[…]