Privacy

Privacy Is Key for Successful Digital Euro, Data Protection Body Says

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has issued a call for EU institutions to uphold privacy when designing a digital version of the euro. The agency is ready to provide advice on data protection matters surrounding the project. Meanwhile, an ECB executive has vowed that the digital euro will protect users’ privacy. …

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Former LA Dodgers owner earmarks $100M for blockchain-based social media

Frank McCourt, a billionaire real estate mogul and former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is backing a new effort for a decentralized social media project based on blockchain technology. McCourt is investing $100 million into an attempt to reinvent the foundations of social media by building a publicly accessible database of people’s social connections …

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Pornhub sued for allegedly serving “under-age, non-consensual” videos

Enlarge / A Pornhub logo at the company’s booth during the 2018 AVN Adult Expo on January 25, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Getty Images | Gabe Ginsberg Pornhub was sued yesterday by 34 women alleging that the site hosted videos without their consent and profited from other nonconsensual content involving rape, child sexual abuse, …

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Apple and Google’s AI wizardry promises privacy—at a cost

Enlarge Getty Images Since the dawn of the iPhone, many of the smarts in smartphones have come from elsewhere: the corporate computers known as the cloud. Mobile apps sent user data cloudward for useful tasks like transcribing speech or suggesting message replies. Now Apple and Google say smartphones are smart enough to do some crucial …

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Apple‘s Tim Cook: Sideloading is “not in the best interests of the user”

Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook being interviewed remotely by Brut. Brut. Apple has been under a mountain of scrutiny lately from legislators, developers, judges, and users. Amidst all that, CEO Tim Cook sat with publication Brut. to discuss Apple’s strategy and policies. The short but wide-ranging interview offered some insight into where Apple plans …

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Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Speaks Publicly for the First Time Since 2013

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>At the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami, attendees listened to the first phone interview with the Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht from the depths of the maximum-security prison in Tucson, Arizona. During the interview, Ulbricht spoke about bitcoin and how the decentralized crypto asset is “transforming the global economy.” Following the phone call, …

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Mystery malware steals 26M passwords from 3M PCs. Are you affected?

Enlarge Getty Images Researchers have discovered yet another massive trove of sensitive data, a dizzying 1.2TB database containing login credentials, browser cookies, autofill data, and payment information extracted by malware that has yet to be identified. In all, researchers from NordLocker said on Wednesday, the database contained 26 million login credentials, 1.1 million unique email …

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Privacy blockchain Dusk establishes $5 million grant program

The crypto space has grown significantly in recent years, with various projects harnessing different blockchains for their solutions. Dusk Network, a blockchain focused on privacy, now offers projects the opportunity to apply for funding for Dusk-related endeavors.  “The Dusk Grants Program seeks to engage (independent) projects, developers, researchers, academics, or community organizers that want to …

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Marathon’s Bitcoin Mining Pool Will ‘No Longer Filter Transactions’ — Marapool Begins Signaling for Taproot

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>On Monday, the publicly-listed enterprise mining firm Marathon Digital Holdings announced the company has adopted the latest codebase offered by Bitcoin Core developers that features Taproot. Marathon is now signaling for Taproot according to the announcement. The North American bitcoin miner further noted that the firm’s mining operation Marapool will “cease filtering …

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Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors

Enlarge Amazon If you use Alexa, Echo, or any other Amazon device, you have only 10 days to opt out of an experiment that leaves your personal privacy and security hanging in the balance. On June 8, the merchant, Web host, and entertainment behemoth will automatically enroll the devices in Amazon Sidewalk. The new wireless …

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