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Synereo, a new social platform with ambitions to “decentralize the web,” has launched its second crowdsale, raising almost $2 million USD in the first six hours. Also read: ‘Yours Network’ to Use Bitcoin in Competition Against Steemit $2 Million Raised and Counting The Tel-Aviv-based startup aims to be more than just a decentralized version of Facebook. Synereo said[…]
Dropbox has responded to concerns about how it implements the desktop client of its cloud storage service on Apple’s macOS platform, conceding it needs to do more to communicate how the integration functions and the permissions it’s asking for. Read More
In this infographic from the ShortList published by Business Insider, Edward Snowden provides his top four tips for people to help protect their internet privacy. We have also provided tips in the past too for protecting your privacy on the web, such as using Tor, PGP, online identities (separate from your real life identity), 2FA,[…]
Recently Apple has come under fire for not giving the federal government unprecedented backdoor access to a terrorists iPhone account. The terrorist did terrible things, and the federal government feels they must have access the iPhone’s encrypted data in order to find out more information about the terrorist, possible terrorist plots, and any other information which can[…]
In October 2010, I started the BitShare blog. The intent was to create a daily or every-other day or so, news blog that curated daily bits to share (hence the name). BitShare is focused on content related to internet, tech, culture, apps, and more. At the time in 2010, the Tumblr blogging platform was still[…]
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For many people who work in technology, the idea of Bitcoin has remained something of a joke since its emergence a few years back. While most will acknowledge that the underlying concepts are significant, the idea of Bitcoin as a mainstream resource or a disruptive new currency will still cause many to chuckle or roll[…]
Faisal Khan, a banking, payments, and fintech consultant, just published a neat periodical table of money transfer businesses (remittances). He claims it to be the first of it’s kind, and I haven’t seen any like it, so kudos to him for putting this table together. The table has the usual players such as Visa, Western[…]
“You can’t have 100% security, while still having 100% privacy.” – President Obama in 2013, when speaking about the NSA’s surveillance program that Edward Snowden blew the whistle on which was secretly spying and data mining people’s private information. And it is true, it today’s modern government, you cannot have 100% privacy out-of-the-box, but you can achieve it[…]