Amazon Won’t Let Police Use Its Facial-Recognition Tech for One Year

Amid nationwide protests over police brutality, the company is stopping law enforcement from using its most controversial...

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Android 11 Will Help You Rein In Zombie App Permissions

The latest update to Google’s operating system has a host of privacy and security improvements.

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Georgia’s Failure Shows How Not to Run an Election in the Pandemic

Limiting in-person polling sites makes it both harder to vote and more dangerous.

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80% of US and European Institutional Investors Find Cryptocurrency Appealing: Survey
Jun11

80% of US and European Institutional Investors Find Cryptocurrency Appealing: Survey

A new survey of about 800 institutional investors in the U.S. and Europe shows strong cryptocurrency adoption, particularly bitcoin. About 80% of institutions said they find cryptocurrency appealing, and 60% believe cryptocurrencies have a place in their portfolios. Crypto Appeals to 80% of Institutions Surveyed Fidelity Digital Assets, the cryptocurrency arm of Fidelity Investments, announced Tuesday the results of a survey to better...

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Nightmare Come True: User Pays $2.6 Million in Transaction Fees to Send $134 of Ether
Jun11

Nightmare Come True: User Pays $2.6 Million in Transaction Fees to Send $134 of Ether

A record ethereum transaction fee has been paid today: $2.6 million to transfer $134. The user probably mixed up the fields on the value of the transfer and the fee, eventually paying 10,668 ETH in fees, or $2.6 million, on a transaction mined by Sparkpool. A nightmare come true, the customer sent 0.55 ether, worth $133.95, according to a record of transactions broadcast on the Ethereum (ETH) network. The money was sent to an address...

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