600,000 GPS trackers for people and pets are using 123456 as a password
Sep06

600,000 GPS trackers for people and pets are using 123456 as a password

Enlarge (credit: Shenzhen i365 Tech) An estimated 600,000 GPS trackers for monitoring the location of kids, seniors, and pets contain vulnerabilities that open users up to a host of creepy attacks, researchers from security firm Avast have found. The $25 to $50 devices are small enough to wear on a necklace or stash in a pocket or car dash compartment. Many also include cameras and microphones. They’re marketed on Amazon and...

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Cold War Analogies are Warping Tech Policy

Opinion: Politicians and pundits’ fixation with flawed Cold War metaphors have produced overly combative policies on emerging tech.

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Google Wants to Help Tech Companies Know Less About You

By releasing its homegrown differential privacy tool, Google will make it easier for any company to boost its privacy bona fides.

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3-Day Japan Bitcoin Cash Survival Challenge
Sep06

3-Day Japan Bitcoin Cash Survival Challenge

Among cryptocurrency enthusiasts, Tokyo is often mentioned as one of the most crypto-friendly cities in the world. Recently, it has especially become known for Bitcoin Cash (BCH) adoption, which is a cryptocurrency that has the characteristics of the original Bitcoin (BTC), as intended by the mysterious creator Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin Cash is meant to be used as cash for daily transactions, while Bitcoin (BTC) is not as useful as...

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Emergent Coding, Adoption Incentives and Practical Use – Bitcoin Cash City, Day 2
Sep06

Emergent Coding, Adoption Incentives and Practical Use – Bitcoin Cash City, Day 2

The Bitcoin Cash City conference in North Queensland has just wrapped up, and participants are now unwinding after two consecutive days of presentations, product demos, free gifts, and plenty of food. Tomorrow, September 6, there will be a special workshop for developers, and then the conference proper will end and it’s on to next year’s plans. Day two presented attendees with a smorgasbord of info: tax advice, practical...

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