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Here Are 10 Industries Blockchain Is Likely To Disrupt

You’ve probably heard that blockchain technology is going to revolutionize… fill in the blank. But what actually is it and how is it going to disrupt these industries?<p>In simplest terms, blockchain refers to a decentralized database. If you think of a traditional database like a spreadsheet, running …

Blockchain

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Learning

Facebook wants to own your face. Here’s why that’s a privacy disaster

<i>(in)Secure is a weekly column that dives into the rapidly escalating topic of cybersecurity.</i><p>Scanning your face is easier than remembering a password, …

Privacy

Here’s why Bitcoin’s blockchain has blocks that go over the 1MB limit

When you really try to nail down what makes a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin <i>really Bitcoin</i>, the more technical you get, the closer you are to discussing block size.<p>A block is really a set of data, and for Bitcoin BTC they’re mostly related to transactions. Bitcoin miners are really in the business of …

Bitcoin

A bitcoin billionaire is quietly building the world's very first decentralized bank on this tiny, idyllic island

• <b>Plans for the world's first decentralized bank are taking root in Malta.</b>• <b><br>The project is backed by the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange,</b> …

Cryptocurrency

Three “Second Layer” Blockchain Solutions to Keep an Eye On

You and I are both believers inblockchain. Not just blockchain, but <b>Blockchain </b>—<b> </b>bold with a capital <i>B.</i> It’s revolutionary, it’s inevitable, it’s the …

Blockchain

A $3.3 Billion Claim: Has Cardano's Blockchain 'Solved' Proof-of-Stake?

"Proof-of-stake is solved."<p>Even in an industry that's seen no shortage of grand proclamations, those words, issued by entrepreneur Charles Hoskinson …

Blockchain

Nasdaq Report: Only Five Percent of Stock Market IT Providers Have Deployed Blockchain

A report commissioned by Nasdaq says that only five percent of IT providers for stock markets have implemented blockchain in any formIT providers for …

Stock Markets

Gartner identifies top technologies for information security

Gartner highlighted the top technologies for information security and their implications for security organizations in 2017.<p>“In 2017, the threat …

‘Zero Days’ Helmer Alex Gibney On Stuxnet, The Piece Of Malware That Launched A New Era Of Cyber Warfare

Though a veil of secrecy still hangs over the subject of Alex Gibney’s timely Showtime documentary, <i>Zero Days</i>, it is now generally acknowledged that …

Cybersecurity

Tor Browser 7.0 arrives with multiprocess mode, content sandbox, and Unix domain sockets

The Tor Project today released the first stable release of Tor Browser 7.0 (the previous version was 6.5.2). You can download the latest version, which includes many security and performance improvements, from the project page and the distribution directory.<p>Tor offers anonymous communication by …

iOS 11 will stop apps like Uber from constantly tracking your location

There's a small, but incredibly important feature privacy feature in iOS 11 you're going to want to use. Instead of giving developers the power to decide which options to present users with for location sharing, Apple is giving that power to iOS 11 users.<p>Prior to iOS 11, users could only use one of …

Apps

The End of Net Neutrality Could Shackle the Internet of Things

Net neutrality isn't the simplest concept to grasp. Explaining it works best via example: Net neutrality means, say, that internet providers like …

Split Tunnel SMTP Exploit Allows an Attacker to Inject Payloads Into Email Servers

There is a way to inject malicious content into email servers running email encryption appliances, a technique that allows attackers to go around …

Here’s How To Track The Smartphone Apps That Are Tracking You

Two academic groups have built tools to police what apps do with your location and other personal data.<p>When it comes to websites, we have ever more sophisticated techniques at our disposal to block the ads that sometimes track our wanderings around the internet. But most of us spend much of our …

Privacy

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How to build your own VPN if you’re (rightfully) wary of commercial options

While not perfect, either, cloud hosting providers have a better customer data record.<p>In the wake of this spring's Senate ruling nixing FCC privacy …

The Best Anonymous VPN Services of 2016

Millions of people use a VPN service to browse the Internet securely and anonymously. Unfortunately, however, not all VPN services are as anonymous …

Chrome, Firefox, and Opera users beware: This isn’t the apple.com you want

Unicode sleight of hand makes it hard for even savvy users to detect impostor sites.<p>If you're using Chrome, Firefox, or Opera to view websites, you …

VMware Patches Multiple Security Issues in Workstation

VMware fixed two bugs in its VMware Workstation late Thursday night, including an insecure library loading vulnerability and a NULL pointer …

New NIST guidelines banish periodic password changes

New draft guidelines have been issued by NIST are recommending that users should not be forced to periodically change their passwords.Guest …

Austin's Opcity Raises $27MM to Match Home Buyers and Sellers With Realtors

Cofounder of <b>Yodle</b>, Ben Rubenstein, who sold the company to Web.com in 2016 for $342MM, is at it again. He’s scaling his next venture with <b>Opcity</b>, the …

Real Estate

Robocalls Flooding Your Cellphone? Here’s How to Stop Them

An unfamiliar number appears on your cellphone. It’s from your area code, so you answer it, thinking it might be important.<p>There is an unnatural pause after you say hello, and what follows is a recording telling you how you can reduce your credit card interest rates or electric bill or prescription …

Identity Theft

Here's a Chilling Glimpse of the Privacy-Free Future

The computers are watching.<p>Imagine if you lost your keys and instead of fishing around in the couch cushions, you could just pull out your phone and search for them. Just a quick, textual query with a quick response that they're on your desk, you doofus. This is not only possible; it's possible …

Wikibuy

Logitech announces first HomeKit programmable button, toggle smart lights and more with a push

Logitech has today announced the POP Smart Button, a small toggle switch that you can place around your home and trigger smart home actions with a quick press. The POP is the first programmable button to support Apple HomeKit, although it isn’t actually on sale yet. It will be available exclusively …

Google may be quietly tracking everywhere you go — here's how to turn it off

You probably don't know the answers to these questions — but Google might.<p>How? It's thanks to a feature nestled away in your Google account called Location History. If you care about your privacy, you should probably check it out.<p>Location History is exactly what it sounds like: It's a comprehensive …

Commuting

A Flaming Pile of Skulls Is the Perfect Backyard Accessory for 2017

It’s officially spring, and that means fire pit season is just around the corner! Nothing like drinking a beer in the backyard with some friends, …

Natural Gas