From July on, Chrome will brand plain old HTTP as “Not secure”
Feb10

From July on, Chrome will brand plain old HTTP as “Not secure”

Enlarge (credit: Indigo girl) As more and more websites offer access over encrypted HTTPS, Chrome will soon brand any site served up over plain, unencrypted HTTP as “Not secure.” Chrome 68, due for release in July, will start sticking the “Not secure” label in the address bar, as a counterpart to the “Secure” label and padlock icon that HTTPS sites get. This is a continuation of a change made in...

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Time's Just About Up to Secure the 2018 Midterm Elections

The first primary for the 2018 midterm elections takes place March 6—and many states are still woefully underprepared.

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Polisis AI Reads Privacy Policies So You Don't Have To

Polisis, a machine-learning-trained tool, automatically produces readable charts of where your data ends up for any online service.

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Meet Bitcoin’s New Rock Star; CFTC’s J. Christopher Giancarlo
Feb10

Meet Bitcoin’s New Rock Star; CFTC’s J. Christopher Giancarlo

A strange thing happened on the way to the decentralized digital currency revolution: a cop – a regulator – seems to have salvaged bitcoin’s giant crash. Less than 24 hours after a 65 percent drop in bitcoin’s price, hysteria from all corners, no less than one man, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chair, J. Christopher Giancarlo, brought the couch-fainting, pearl-clutching community hope....

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Bitcoin’s Volatility Is a Feature, Not a Bug
Feb10

Bitcoin’s Volatility Is a Feature, Not a Bug

Another suicide has made its way to media scrutiny, and crypto markets plummeting was promptly highlighted as the ultimate cause. It’s time to consider our mental health as investors in light of bitcoin’s infamous feature – volatility. Also read: Landmark Senate Crypto Hearing Seen as Mostly Positive by Bitcoiners  Bitcoin’s ”Death” Is Not the End of the World Dear Reader, perhaps you’re...

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