New Windows 10 build silences Cortana, brings passwordless accounts
Jan05

New Windows 10 build silences Cortana, brings passwordless accounts

The latest Insider build of Windows 10, 18309, expands the use of a thing that Microsoft has recently introduced: passwordless Microsoft accounts. It’s now possible to create a Microsoft account that uses a one-time code delivered over SMS as its primary authenticator, rather than a conventional password. In the new Windows 10 build, these passwordless accounts can be used for logging into a machine locally. The initial sign-in...

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A Major Hacking Spree Gets Personal for German Politicians

Hundreds of German politicians who have had their private digital lives exposed online are victims of a hacking campaign with unclear motives.

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Deploying Censorship-Resistance to Uphold Decentralization
Jan05

Deploying Censorship-Resistance to Uphold Decentralization

This piece on censorship resistance was written by Jonas Sevel Karlberg. Karlberg advises several prominent projects and is a co-founder of the Nordic Blockchain Association. He is also the founder and CEO of Amazix. *** Governments have attempted to control ideas and information for nearly as long as the internet has existed, but the old social constructs they created are crumbling. State decrees on what information is safe to...

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Despite Supreme Court, Chile’s Antitrust Orders Banks to Keep Crypto Accounts
Jan05

Despite Supreme Court, Chile’s Antitrust Orders Banks to Keep Crypto Accounts

Following the ruling by Chile’s supreme court that a bank can legally close accounts of a crypto exchange, the country’s Court of Defense of Free Competition reaffirmed that banks must reopen crypto exchanges’ accounts. The Chilean antitrust court continues to hear the case alleging that banks exploit their dominant position to keep crypto exchanges off the market. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves...

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Owner of Romanian Exchange Coinflux to Be Extradited to the US
Jan05

Owner of Romanian Exchange Coinflux to Be Extradited to the US

The Romanian judiciary has decided to hand over to U.S. authorities the founder and CEO of Coinflux, one of the country’s cryptocurrency exchanges. Vlad Nistor has been accused of a number of crimes including the laundering of illicitly obtained funds through his digital asset trading platform. Also read: Russians See Growing Number of Options to Buy Cryptocurrencies Supreme Court Approves Nistor’s Extradition Vlad Nistor...

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