Think FaceApp Is Scary? Wait Till You Hear About Facebook

The idea that FaceApp is somehow exceptionally dangerous threatens to obscure the real point: All apps deserve this level of...

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Why Microsoft’s BlueKeep Bug Hasn’t Wreaked Havoc—Yet

Microsoft’s critical vulnerability remains unpatched in hundreds of thousands of computers, and it may already be exploited in secret.

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Bitcoin and Voluntaryism – Where Libertarian Philosophy Meets Crypto
Jul18

Bitcoin and Voluntaryism – Where Libertarian Philosophy Meets Crypto

For the uninitiated, voluntaryism is a philosophy based on consent. In the simplest terms it says: “If it’s not voluntary, it’s not moral.” This basic statement is often countered with “Yes, but not everyone agrees on that, some people use violence to get what they want.” This is 100% true. And this is why voluntaryists are not pacifists, but believe in and support self-defense. Self-defense as per...

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Ignore Crypto Twitter – Life as a Nocoiner Isn’t That Bad
Jul18

Ignore Crypto Twitter – Life as a Nocoiner Isn’t That Bad

Crypto Twitter (CT) is filled with half-witted commentary and price predictions by so-called luminaries, maximalists, and influencers. As the price of BTC has dropped to four figures, the usual tweets from CT thought leaders has insisted that this is the last chance to buy bitcoin for under $10,000. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Update: Multi-Party Escrow, Vitalik Suggests BCH as Data Layer for ETH This Is Your Last (Last) Chance to Buy...

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Lightning Network’s Antifraud Methods Inferior to Nakamoto Consensus, Research Shows
Jul18

Lightning Network’s Antifraud Methods Inferior to Nakamoto Consensus, Research Shows

The Lightning Network, the touted scaling solution for the BTC chain, has recently seen its capacity decrease significantly and the beta project is still best suited for a cliche of technically savvy users. Now according to an analysis by Bitmex Research, the Lightning Network’s nodes have taken 2.2 BTC in “justice transactions” even though the connections might not be dishonest. Also read: Looking Beyond the...

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