Windows 10 May 2019 Update now rolling out to everyone… slowly
May22

Windows 10 May 2019 Update now rolling out to everyone… slowly

Enlarge (credit: David Holt / Flickr) To avoid a replay of the problems faced by the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809, Microsoft has taken a very measured approach to the release of the May 2019 Update, version 1903, with both a long spell as release candidate and a much less aggressive rollout to Windows Update. That rollout starts today. While you previously needed to be in the Insider Program (or have a source such...

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Google Has Stored Some Passwords in Plaintext Since 2005

On the heels of embarrassing disclosures from Facebook and Twitter, Google reveals its own password bugs—one of which lasted 14 years.

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Israeli Court Rules Bitcoin Is an Asset
May22

Israeli Court Rules Bitcoin Is an Asset

An Israeli court has ruled that bitcoin is an asset, confirming the central bank’s stance. The case involves the country’s tax authority and the founder of a blockchain startup who argues that profits from the sale of cryptocurrency should be tax-free. The court has ruled in favor of the tax authority, endorsing the central bank’s definition of currency. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at...

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Elipay Celebrates the First of 100s of Crypto-Accepting Merchants in Croatia
May22

Elipay Celebrates the First of 100s of Crypto-Accepting Merchants in Croatia

On May 20, Eligma showed off its Elipay service, a crypto payment processing system that allows people to pay for products and services with cryptocurrencies at over 300 retailers in the region. The grand opening of Elipay’s Croatian launch started with the first transaction made by Bitcoin.com’s CEO, Roger Ver, at the five-star Navis Design Hotel. Also read: Developer Creates Interwallet Transfer Plugin to Strengthen...

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IRS Plans to Issue Guidance on Virtual Currency Taxation
May22

IRS Plans to Issue Guidance on Virtual Currency Taxation

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commissioner Charles Rettig has explained to U.S. representatives that the tax department plans to issue clearer guidance toward cryptocurrency taxation soon. Since 2014, Americans have been asking the tax agency for better clarification in regard to official tax guidelines. Also read: Last Will Platform Allows Your Loved Ones to Inherit Your BCH IRS Pressured to Issue New Crypto Tax Guidelines In...

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