The Zoom Privacy Backlash Is Only Getting Started

A class action lawsuit. Rampant zoombombing. And as of today, two new zero-day...

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Coronavirus Fuels P2P Connectivity: Crypto-Driven Meshnet Gives Rural Towns Internet
Apr02

Coronavirus Fuels P2P Connectivity: Crypto-Driven Meshnet Gives Rural Towns Internet

While the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the economy across the U.S., a number of the 1,737 residents from Clatskanie, Oregon can’t obtain an internet service provider (ISP). The situation has motivated the town to adopt a decentralized meshnet ISP called Althea and the network’s users are paid in cryptocurrency for relaying. Also read: Film Reels and Steel: Github Plans to Archive Bitcoin Code for 1,000 Years Oregon...

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Major Swedish Bank Fined $386 Million for Hiding Money-Laundering Evidence
Apr02

Major Swedish Bank Fined $386 Million for Hiding Money-Laundering Evidence

Sweden’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA), ’Finansinspektionen’, has fined Swedbank a record sum of 4 billion Swedish krona ($386M) for breaching anti-money laundering regulations on a large scale. Around $5.8 billion had been funneled between suspected accounts in Swedbank and Danske Bank in the Baltics, the latter already fined large amounts for previous money-laundering activities. Also read: Bitcoin Mining...

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Film Reels and Steel: Github Plans to Archive Bitcoin Code for 1,000 Years
Apr02

Film Reels and Steel: Github Plans to Archive Bitcoin Code for 1,000 Years

The Microsoft subsidiary, Github recently revealed the “Archive Program,” an initiative that aims to preserve open source technologies for 1,000 years. The newly launched effort plans to store snapshots of open source technology 250 meters underground on the Norwegian island of Svalbard. The source code management and collaboration platform also plans to store the Bitcoin Core software. Archivists will etch the blockchain...

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The Many Facts Pointing to Wei Dai Being Satoshi
Apr02

The Many Facts Pointing to Wei Dai Being Satoshi

Satoshi Nakamoto has been an enigma for well over a decade and there’s been a number of suspects and self-styled Bitcoin inventors. One particular suspect is the computer engineer Wei Dai, the creator of the b-money system and the Crypto++ cryptographic library. Since the Bitcoin network was launched in 2009, a number of people have had suspicions that Wei Dai could have played the role of Nakamoto. Also Read: The Many Facts...

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