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Medium and Twitter founder: ‘We put junk food in front of them and they eat it’

Ev Williams on feedback loops, giving a home to publishers, and finding critical mass<p>Ev Williams is not a fan of the increasingly homogenised media he currently sees, with its emphasis on feeding the great, gaping maw of platforms like Twitter and Facebook too often producing what he describes as …

Social Media

Drown attack: how weakened encryption jeopardizes 'secure' sites

Researchers warn sites such as Yahoo, BuzzFeed and Flickr would be susceptible to attack, and credit card info, passwords and other data could be compromised<p>Security researchers have developed a method of attacking “secure” connections that can be used to intercept and decrypt information being …

Snapchat leaks employee pay data after CEO email scam

No user data was breached, but incident proves even ‘tech savvy millennials’ can fall prey to a phishing email<p>Snapchat’s pictures are deleted automatically seconds after they’re viewed. Unfortunately, the same isn’t true of the company’s confidential financial records, which it just handed over to …

15 Books Tech Leaders Are Reading Right Now

I asked the top investors, founders, journalists, and executives in the tech industry for their book recommendations. Here's their list of required reading.<p>What books do the leaders of the tech industry read? I wanted to know the answer, so I asked the top venture capitalists, founders, tech execs, …

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There is no better time to test an economic theory than during a period of financial turmoil. Take the old view that interest rates couldn’t fall below zero: we now know that this was nonsense, for better or for worse. TheSwedish central bank has just slashed its bank lending rate from -0.35pc to …

Brace yourself for a cyber-tsunami – the six biggest waves of change about to hit the world

Author Alec Ross looks at how robots, genomics and big data are going to change our lives forever<p>Related: Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality<p>As a senior adviser to Hillary Clinton, Alec Ross travelled the world with the remit of cataloguing the best examples of …

Awesome Public Datasets

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Machine Learning

MasterCard on blockchain: 'We don't want to be blindsided'

It has the potential to strip out huge amounts of administrative costs, and companies around the globe are signing up to get a piece of the action through consortiums and direct investment.<p>Finance companies are particularly keen, with both Nasdaq and Barclays exploring the technology.<p>MasterCard is …

How Outernet is bringing free internet to the world's poor

<i>This article was first published in the January 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Freedom of Information

Balding Hairstyles: How To Wear It When You're Losing It

It affects around 70% of men in their lifetime. And 25% of men will show the first signs of it by the ripe old age of 30. I’m talking about …

Hair

Bitcoin At Tax Time: What You Need To Know About Trading, Tipping, Mining And More

If you have come into possession of Bitcoin or any other digital currency such as Ripple or Litecoin that is “convertible” to a real currency or can be used to pay for goods and services, it may seem virtual. But the Internal Revenue Service considers it very real and you need to account for it at …

This epic slideshow tells you everything you need to know about bitcoin and blockchain right now

Bitcoin is a digital-only currency not backed by any central bank, while the blockchain is the software underpinning it.<p>Blockchain uses complex cryptography to ensure transactions can't be tampered with and people sending and receiving money are who they say they are.<p>Jeremy Millar, a partner at …

GOLDMAN SACHS: 'The Blockchain can change... well everything'

In an "Emerging Theme Radar" note sent to clients on Wednesday, the bank says: "While the Bitcoin hype cycle has gone quiet, Silicon Valley and Wall Street are betting that the underlying technology behind it, the Blockchain, can change... well everything."<p>In its most basic form, the blockchain …

Banks splurge on IT to fight threat from Google and Apple

Tech companies are seen as a big competitive threat to banks, which fear customers will prefer the financial services on offer from the trendy Silicon Valley firms<p>British banks are hiking their technology budgets in an effort to overhaul outdated IT systems and to prepare for battle with the tech …

9 best business books in tech this year, according to Amazon

Last week, Amazon published the best books of 2015 list.<p>The annual feature includes top 20 lists of books in smaller categories from cooking to mystery thrillers, too.<p>We sorted through the business category to find the ones relevant to people in tech. The top 20 books were picked by Amazon editors …

Microsoft and Ethereum want everyone on the blockchain

Microsoft is the latest major company to lend support to blockchain technology, with the launch of its new cloud platform offering Ethereum …

Blockchain

Prime Minister's celebrity trainer launches 'Netflix for Fitness'

Celebrity personal fitness coach Matt Roberts, known for training Amanda Holden, Naomi Campbell and David Cameron, is launching his own online fitness channel<p>The Prime Minister’s personal trainer, Matt Roberts, is launching a new online workout channel, with the bold aim of becoming the "Netflix …

How To Wear Boots (Rain, Hail Or Shine) - A Man's Guide

Boots are a winter footwear essential. In the cooler and wetter months, knowing how to wear boots will give you a step-up in your weekend wear and a …

Men's Fashion

Online mattress seller dares to dream of global sleep revolution

Leesa, started by an entrepeneur from Manchester, is expected to hit $30m in global sales in its first year<p>Seasoned entrepreneurs often advise newcomers to sell services rather than products, as these types of businesses are likely to be more lucrative and require little initial set-up costs.<p>David …

Bitcoin is a currency, the EU admits

When it comes to bitcoin, Europe’s highest court and the US’s major tax agency don’t agree on exactly what it is.<p>In a decision last week, Europe’s Court of Justice effectively decided that bitcoin is a currency, and therefore transactions in which bitcoins are exchanged for other currencies are …

Bitcoin

The Bitcoin industry just got its own Justice League

Digital currency criminals, beware: Here comes the Blockchain Alliance.<p>This week, Coin Center and the Chamber of Digital Commerce announced the …

This bitcoin startup is changing its name and moving away from bitcoin

Just over a year ago, Halsey Minor quietly launched Bitreserve, a site that allowed customers to convert the digital currency bitcoin into other …

Blockchain Tech Reduces Corporations' Reliance on Humans

<i>Travis Patron is a digital money researcher and curator of the 2015 Bitcoin Investor's Report</i><i>. Here he argues that, due to the introduction of</i> …

14 banks looking at bitcoin and blockchain, ranked by how much they 'get it'

Although no British High Street banks currently accept bitcoin — Barclays is tipped to become the first— many of them are experimenting to varying degrees with the record-keeping technology that underpins it, the blockchain.<p>Earlier this month 9 leading banks formed a partnership, headed by startup …

A Flipboard Ode to Coffee

Today, on International Coffee Day, we pay our respects to our dear friend and comforter, the bean-roasted beverage, <i>coffea arabica</i>. All hail the nectar of the gods in all its wonderful varieties. From the smokey roasts of Ethiopia’s Yirgacheffe region with subtle top notes of grass and butter, to …

Why Onename is Migrating to the Bitcoin Blockchain

<b>Update: This post was migrated to our new blog.</b><p>Since earlier this year, we have been planning to migrate Blockstack's underlying blockchain from …

Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency an Easy Target

Researchers at Dell SecureWorks have identified some 146 unique malware families that are targeting cryptocurrencies. Approximately 100 of those have …