On Roku and Amazon Fire TV, Channels Are Watching You

New research shows that over 2,000 streaming apps track information about your devices—even when you tell them not...

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Clever New DDoS Attack Gets a Lot of Bang for a Hacker's Buck

By exploiting the WS-Discovery protocol, a new breed of DDoS attack can get a huge rate of return.

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The Changing Shape of Crypto Funding in 2019
Sep19

The Changing Shape of Crypto Funding in 2019

2019 was meant to be the year of the IEO. Or was it the STO? Whatever the case, it’s had its share of both, with mixed results. While the number of successfully completed token sales and the number of IEO launchpads has increased significantly, secondary market demand has been underwhelming. As emerging projects study the performance of this year’s favored fundraising vehicles, they’re faced with a conundrum: stick...

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Tiny Block Advocates Speak Up After Veriblock ‘Abuses’ Bitcoin’s Block Size
Sep19

Tiny Block Advocates Speak Up After Veriblock ‘Abuses’ Bitcoin’s Block Size

The BTC community recently celebrated the fact that Segregated Witness (Segwit) transactions accounted for 50% of transactions and bech32 transactions doubled as well. However, the celebration quickly came to an end when a few Bitcoin Core developers found out where the transactions derived from and got upset at the Veriblock project for using scarce block space. Bitcoin Core developer Luke Jr urged the BTC community to reduce the...

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Taxation Isn’t Just Theft – It’s Bad for Crypto Adoption
Sep19

Taxation Isn’t Just Theft – It’s Bad for Crypto Adoption

Crypto awareness is reaching levels almost unimaginable just years ago, with telecommunications giants, big banks, mainstream media, and even professional sports teams now discussing and flouting digital assets. AT&T now allows customers to pay their phone bills in bitcoin, Japanese SMS giant Line is adding an FSA-approved crypto exchange to its hugely popular chat app, and the NFL’s Miami Dolphins have named litecoin their...

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