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Decentralized Big Data Platform Gives Users Control and Compensation

GeoDB promises to be a decentralized peer-to-peer big data sharing ecosystem, where users are rewarded for the data they generate. This weekend saw the launch of the iOS version of its new GeoCash app, hot on the heels of the Android version which dropped last week. Big data is watching you… Big data is thought …

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Chrome is getting more intuitive privacy and security controls

Sponsored Links Engadget Until now, completing common security tasks in Chrome, like managing cookies, required wading through menus in a clumsy way. In an attempt to make controls more intuitive and useful, Chrome is rolling out a redesign of its desktop settings. For starters, Chrome is restructuring its Site Settings page. Controls will be grouped …

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Supercomputers across Europe have fallen to cryptomining hacks

Sponsored Links gorodenkoff via Getty Images Cryptomining hacks aren’t new by any stretch, but a string of recent incidents is raising eyebrows. ZDNet reports that culprits infected multiple European supercomputers with Monero mining malware in the past week, including the University of Edinburgh’s ARCHER, five of bwHPC’s computer clusters and most recently a cluster at …

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Fraud ring uses stolen data to scam unemployment insurance programs

Sponsored Links baona via Getty Images Fraudsters are taking advantage of both data breaches and weaknesses in government online systems to commit scams on a large scale. KrebsOnSecurity has obtained a Secret Service memo revealing that a sophisticated Nigerian crime ring has been using a “substantial” database of stolen identity data to file bogus unemployment …

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The Remote Work Renaissance Will Demand Decentralized Technology

Milton Friedman called it the tyranny of the status quo. It is a resistance to change that imprisons us in the moment and blinds us to potential. Yet, despite it all, innovation proves inevitable and change is often thrust upon us, quickly transforming the norm. We subsequently acclimate to the change to which we first …

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Microsoft and Intel turn malware into images to help spot more threats

Sponsored Links PeopleImages via Getty Images Microsoft and Intel have a novel approach to classifying malware: visualizing it. They’re collaborating on STAMINA (Static Malware-as-Image Network Analysis), a project that turns rogue code into grayscale images so that a deep learning system can study them. The approach converts the binary form of an input file into …

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Sign Into Websites Using Your Crypto Wallet Instead of a Password

What better way to celebrate World Password Day (May 7) than with a new solution from the cryptoworld to get around insecure passwords and phishing attacks?  The lnurl-auth protocol allows users to sign into various accounts by receiving a QR code with a special message. This allows them to use a public key associated with …

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Zoom’s latest changes to prevent ‘zoombombing’ arrive on May 9th

Sponsored Links Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Zoom is implementing more of its promised measures to bolster security and prevent “zoombombing” by unwanted guests. To start, it recently gave admins the option of disabling personal meeting IDs for scheduling and starting meetings. An intruder who discovers the ID can’t use it to host …

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German Security Token Platform to Develop a Custody Solution

German security token offering (STO) platform Black Manta Capital Partners partnered with local digital asset custody firm Finoa to develop institutional security token custody. According to an announcement shared with Cointelegraph on May 4, the cooperation aims to develop a regulated security token custody solution explicitly aimed at institutional investors, high net worth individuals and …

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India’s biggest mobile carrier left COVID-19 self-test data unsecured

Sponsored Links INDRANIL MUKHERJEE via Getty Images Jio, the Indian mobile giant Facebook just bought a 9.9 percent stake in, may be at the center of its own privacy snafu. According to TechCrunch, the company didn’t secure a database connected to a COVID-19 symptom checker it launched in March. Security researcher Anurag Sen found this …

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