Kaspersky NSA Hack Points to a Serious Rogue Contractor Problem

After the revelation of the third contractor leak in as many years, the agency has a clear operational security...

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Cyberattacks Against Abortion Clinics Have Increased At an Alarming Rate

Abortion providers have long faced harassment, both online and and in person. But a recent wave of cyberattacks have caused havoc lately—and proved difficult to stop.

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Bitfinex Launches Segwit2x ‘Chain Split Tokens’
Oct06

Bitfinex Launches Segwit2x ‘Chain Split Tokens’

On October 5, the popular bitcoin exchange Bitfinex released its chain splitting terms and conditions concerning the upcoming November Segwit2x hard fork. The trading platform is also launching ‘Chain Split Tokens’ that will provide traders with the option to place bets on the “potential activation and mining of the Segwit2x protocol.”  Also read: U.S. Regulators and Blockchain Advocates to Discuss...

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Russia’s Central Bank Pushes for National Cryptocurrency
Oct06

Russia’s Central Bank Pushes for National Cryptocurrency

The Russian Central Bank is contemplating creating a national cryptocurrency, after seeing multiple benefits it could bring to the country. This follows First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov’s earlier support of introducing the “cryptoruble.” Meanwhile, the bank is skeptical about other cryptocurrencies including bitcoin. Also read: Russia Proposes Adding Cryptocurrency to the Population’s Financial...

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ECB Considers “Legal Restraints” Against Bitcoin Says Council Member
Oct06

ECB Considers “Legal Restraints” Against Bitcoin Says Council Member

This week the European Central Bank (ECB) Governing Council member, Ewald Nowotny, stated in an interview that the ECB is discussing “legal restraints” for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Also read: Switzerland’s FINMA Eyes Crypto Valley ECB Council Member Says Bitcoin Lacks Supervision The ECB has said a lot of things about bitcoin over the past few years, and this week the Austrian economist and ECB...

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