Day: October 11, 2020

Bitcoin for Spain’s Congress: BTC Sent to 350 Spanish Parliament Members

American Economist Stephen Roach: ‘U.S. Dollar in the Early Stages of Sharp Decent’ American economist and former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, Stephen Roach said on Sunday that he believes the U.S. dollar will “crash faster and harder.” Roach said similar statements during an interview back in June, and his latest commentary stresses … read …

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Apple’s AirPods Pro return to an all-time low price of $199 at Amazon

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EU reportedly drafts ‘hit list’ of big tech companies to face stricter rules

Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images It’s no secret that the European Union wants a further crackdown on tech giants, and it may use a simple shortlist to decide which companies face new restrictions. Financial Times sources say the EU is drafting a “hit list” of up to 20 big tech firms that would face …

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PlayStation VR Will Be Backward Compatible With PS5, For A Price

You’ll need a PSVR headset, PS4 Dualshock 4 controller or Move controllers, and PS4 Camera in order to play. In a new FAQ provided by Sony this past week, the company confirmed that the PlayStation VR will be backward compatible with the upcoming PlayStation 5, allowing players access to a wide variety of VR games …

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Crypto Long & Short: A U.K. Ban on Crypto Derivatives Will Hurt, Not Protect Investors

This week the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which regulates the country’s financial services, issued a ban on the sale of crypto derivatives and ETNs to retail investors.  While this may not seem particularly material to crypto asset markets overall – U.K. retail investors weren’t that much into crypto derivatives anyway, and the market hardly …

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Data encryption a threat to fighting child sexual abuse, says DOJ

The U.S. Department of Justice has released an international statement claiming that end-to-end encryption “poses significant challenges to public safety,” including sexually exploited children.  In an Oct. 11 statement from the DoJ, the agency called on technology companies to work with the government to find a solution for strong data encryption with the means to …

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SpaceX Starship prototype gearing up for first static fire with three Raptor engines

By Eric Ralph Posted on October 11, 2020 Two days after Elon Musk announced that Starship SN8 “passed cryo proof” testing, SpaceX has begun installing three Raptor engines on the rocket for the first multi-Raptor static fire ever attempted. On October 9th, the CEO revealed that the first SpaceX Starship prototype bound for a crucial …

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Prison video visitation system exposed calls between inmates and lawyers

bortn76 via Getty Images Prison video visitation systems are sometimes the only way family and lawyers can talk to inmates, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the security of those systems recently suffered a major lapse. Researcher Bob Diachenko told TechCrunch that video visitation provider HomeWAV left a database dashboard publicly accessible without a password …

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Signal, Noise and the Coming Era of AI Curation

On this “Speaking of Bitcoin” episode, join hosts Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and special guest Martin Rerak, creator of AllYourFeeds.com, for a look at how “AI curation” is being used to figure out what’s useful information and what’s just fluff. In the early days of Bitcoin, there were just a few places you might …

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