Privacy

Cointext Cofounder Unveils BFP Encrypt – Send Encrypted Data to Bitcoin Cash Addresses

</header> <strong>Vin Armani, the cofounder of Cointext, has announced the launch of a Javascript library that allows people to send encrypted data to addresses on the Bitcoin Cash (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a>) network. A <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a> private key can decrypt the data, and when Armani released the Javascript package, …

Cointext Cofounder Unveils BFP Encrypt – Send Encrypted Data to Bitcoin Cash Addresses Read More »

Did Apple Just Kill Crypto ‘Burner Wallets’?

Recent changes to Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) in iOS may have killed burner wallets for iPhone users. Burner wallets are non-custodial wallets that store a user’s private key in the browser’s local storage. A change made by Apple to Safari’s Webkit engine meant to enhance user privacy may jeopardize this model. This change will cap …

Did Apple Just Kill Crypto ‘Burner Wallets’? Read More »

Security tips every teacher and professor needs to know about Zoom, right now

Enlarge jencu / Flickr With the Coronavirus pandemic forcing millions of people to work, learn, and socialize from home, Zoom conferences are becoming a default method to connect. And with popularity comes abuse. Enter Zoom bombing, the phenomenon of trolls intruding into other people’s meetings for the sole purpose of harassing attendees, usually by bombarding …

Security tips every teacher and professor needs to know about Zoom, right now Read More »

Ripple Engineers Publish Design for Private Transactions on XRP Ledger

A new proposal specification from Ripple’s software developers would allow users to send private transactions to one another using the XRP ledger. In a GitHub submission earlier this week, Ripple engineer Nik Bougalis said he and a group of other Ripple developers had designed a new private payment system for the XRP ledger to protect …

Ripple Engineers Publish Design for Private Transactions on XRP Ledger Read More »

The Many Facts Pointing to Wei Dai Being Satoshi

</header> <strong>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 …

The Many Facts Pointing to Wei Dai Being Satoshi Read More »

Saudi Arabia reportedly tracked phones by using industry-wide carrier weakness

Enlarge Gary Lerude / Flickr The Guardian says it has evidence that Saudi Arabia is exploiting a decades-old weakness in the global telecoms network to track the kingdom’s citizens as they travel in the United States. The publication cited data provided by a whistleblower that suggests Sudia Arabia is engaged in systematic spying by abusing …

Saudi Arabia reportedly tracked phones by using industry-wide carrier weakness Read More »

Ethereum-Based Social Video Network Integrates Zoom for Live Streaming

The Ethereum-based social media app, Pepo, has integrated with video conferencing platform, Zoom, to facilitate live streaming. Pepo Live Events is currently exclusively available in beta on the platform’s website and has not given an estimate for when it plans to enable mobile functionality. Pepo integrates Zoom for live streaming Only Pepo community admins are …

Ethereum-Based Social Video Network Integrates Zoom for Live Streaming Read More »

Microsoft pulls its smaller investments in facial recognition tech

Sponsored Links Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images Microsoft has been vocal about setting limits on facial recognition, and it’s now backing that up with its financial support — or lack thereof. The company is ending minority investments in facial recognition startups and is pulling its stake in AnyVision, an Israeli startup whose recognition tech drew …

Microsoft pulls its smaller investments in facial recognition tech Read More »

>4,000 Android apps silently access your installed software

Enlarge Mike MacKenzie / Flickr More than 4,000 Google Play apps silently collect a list of all other installed apps in a data grab that allows developers and advertisers to build detailed profiles of users, a recently published research paper found. The apps use an Android-provided programming interface that scans a phone for details about …

>4,000 Android apps silently access your installed software Read More »

While Some Hoard Dollar Bills, Others Envision Germy Cash’s Quick Demise

Is a cash-based society sustainable in the age of coronavirus? Hoarders say yes, health experts say maybe and the visionaries say no: COVID-19 is the catalyst for systemic payments change. This wrecking ball of a virus stands to change the way consumers, and businesses, think about their use of physical currency. In many countries, cash …

While Some Hoard Dollar Bills, Others Envision Germy Cash’s Quick Demise Read More »