Kid-Focused Apps Track Location, UK Spying, and More Security News This Week

In security news this week, some apps for children may violate privacy laws, State Department devices might be less secure than your Instagram account, and...

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Op-ed: The Case for Adding CTOR to Bitcoin Cash in November
Sep16

Op-ed: The Case for Adding CTOR to Bitcoin Cash in November

The following opinion piece on Canonical Transaction Ordering (CTOR) was written by Jonald Fyookball the lead developer of Electron Cash.  Canonical Transaction Ordering (“CTOR”) is one of the planned changes for the November 2018 Bitcoin Cash protocol upgrade. There has been quite a bit of discussion in the Bitcoin Cash community about this change. Also read: Philippines Okays PDAX Crypto Exchange I had...

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A Decade After Lehman Brothers Died: Mises, Satoshi, Bitcoin, and Wall Street Worship
Sep16

A Decade After Lehman Brothers Died: Mises, Satoshi, Bitcoin, and Wall Street Worship

September 15, 2018 brings the post-industrial financial world to a ten-year milestone. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. was officially shuttered on this day in 2008, rocking the entire planet. The event occurred just 110 days before a revolution its collapse helped to spawn: Bitcoin. A little-known economic philosopher, Ludwig von Mises, tried to warn many years ahead about the perils of allowing politicians to issue and steer...

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The Catch-22 Situation Faced By ‘Pirate’ App Developers
Sep16

The Catch-22 Situation Faced By ‘Pirate’ App Developers

With software development and associated skills now accessible to millions of regular citizens, applications are released and updated every few minutes of every day. While undoubtedly useful, the vast majority are completely benign, helpfully solving problems experienced by computer users with little fanfare. On the other hand, applications that seek to provide simplified access to copyrighted movies, TV shows and another content face...

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You Don’t Really ‘Own’ That Movie You Bought, But Pirates…
Sep16

You Don’t Really ‘Own’ That Movie You Bought, But Pirates…

The digital world has made it much easier to buy and consume entertainment. Whether it’s a movie, music track, or book, a shiny “buy now” button is usually just a few keystrokes away. Millions of people have now replaced their physical media collections for digital ones, often stored in the cloud. While that can be rather convenient, it comes with restrictions that are unheard of offline. This is best illustrated by...

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