Apple to Congress: Chinese spy-chip story is “simply wrong”
Oct09

Apple to Congress: Chinese spy-chip story is “simply wrong”

Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Apple isn’t relenting in its attacks on last week’s Bloomberg story claiming that tiny Chinese chips had compromised the security of Apple and Amazon data centers. In a Monday letter to Congress, Apple wrote that the claims in the Bloomberg story were “simply wrong.” Bloomberg’s story, published last Thursday, claimed that the Chinese...

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Google+ Shuts Down Over Breach as Google Offers New Privacy Features

Google got caught hiding a privacy issue affecting 500,000 users on the same day it rolled out privacy protections.

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Mischief-Maker Promises to Livestream a 51% Altcoin Attack
Oct09

Mischief-Maker Promises to Livestream a 51% Altcoin Attack

“On Oct 13, 3:00 CDT I will be doing a 51% attack against the cryptocurrency Einsteinium,” began the call-to-arms. As promises go, this one was as bold as it was brazen. The anonymous attacker has promised to assume majority hashrate control of an altcoin to demonstrate how easy the process is. As proof, they’ve not only given fair warning of the attack, but have promised to livestream the event. Also read: You Can...

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ICO Activity Down 90% This Year, Research Shows
Oct09

ICO Activity Down 90% This Year, Research Shows

An independent study by Autonomous Research has found that initial coin offering (ICO) activity globally has dropped over 90 percent this year. With the high of about $3 billion in funds raised by token sales at the beginning of this year, September investments were less than $300 million, according to the firm. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals ICO Activity Plummeted ICO activity...

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Online Automotive Parts Retailer Newparts Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash
Oct09

Online Automotive Parts Retailer Newparts Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash

Online automotive parts store, Newparts, said on Monday that it will start accepting payment in seven cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin core (BTC) and bitcoin cash (BCH). The U.S. dealer, which has a catalog of over one million parts, says cryptocurrency will enable it to expand its international reach. Also read: Nothern Bitcoin, Rawpool Sign Wallet And Mining Deal Buyers Can Now Use Bitcoin Cash to Pay for Auto Spares at...

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