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Twitter adds support for app-based two-factor authentication

Twitter is rolling out an update to its platform security that will allow users to employ third-part authentication apps to receive a two-factor login authentication for their Twitter account. Twitter has offered two-factor for a long while now, but it’s used the less secure SMS-based verification …

Car dealership embraces technology, allows bitcoin purchases

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. (AP) — A car dealership in suburban Albany is accepting bitcoin purchases.<p>Michael Severance, of Michael's Auto Plaza, tells …

High-speed broadband will be a legal right for homes and businesses in the UK

Of at least 10 Mbps by 2020<p>The UK Government has announced that homes and businesses will have a legal right to high-speed broadband of at least 10 Mbps by 2020. Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, says that 10 Mbps is the minimum speed needed to meet the requirements of an average family. …

Walmart testing fully-automated store with no cashiers or checkouts

Computer vision will aid the initiative, dubbed Project Kepler, which is similar to the Amazon Go concept in Seattle.<p>Building a slide deck, pitch, or …

eCommerce

Newspaper woes show that when technology changes, everything changes

Traditionalists bemoan the declining finances of newspapers, but those old sources of revenue aren't coming back – technology has changed everything

Five lessons from history on AI, automation, and employment

History tells us that in the long run, technology is a net creator of jobs. Is this time different?<p><b>Technology adoption can,</b> and often does, cause …

Economics

Apple faces questions from the US Senate about slowing down iPhones

Apple has previously said it slows down ageing iPhones to mitigate the effects of failing batteries<p>Apple is to be questioned by the US Senate over …

Mobile Technology

‘Password,’ ‘Monkey’ and the Other Terrible Passwords We Choose

The list of this year’s 25 “worst” passwords says a lot about us.<p>“Starwars” (No. 16) reflects a resurgent force in popular culture.<p>“Whatever” (No. 23) and “letmein” (No. 7) seem to speak to an exasperation with online security itself.<p>And “password” (No. 2) speaks to our collective lack of …

Information Systems

Coinbase halts Bitcoin Cash trading as price briefly hits $8,500

<b>Update</b>: We’re still waiting to hear directly from Coinbase on exactly what went wrong, but the company put out a series of tweets confirming that GDAX trades (and Coinbase buys/sells) will be disabled until tomorrow morning.<p>GDAX also tweeted a brief note that trading was paused after “significant …

Cryptocurrency

New York tries end-run around FCC preemption with net neutrality bill

Only ISPs with neutral networks would get state contracts under proposed NY law.<p>A New York state legislator has proposed a net neutrality law in one …