Facebook hires UK politician, who destroyed his party’s popularity, to help fix its own image

October 23, 2018

Former Lib-Dem president, Nick Clegg has been hired as is chairman of global affairs and communications Image: Getty Images Facebook has hired the former UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg as its is chairman of global affairs and communications. The former Liberal Democrat politician will be relocating to Silicon Valley in the brand-new time, but starts is currently working on Monday, according to the FT. SEE ALSO: Facebook customers in…

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Russian government hackers mined bitcoin to fund attacks

October 22, 2018

Distributed chaos . Image: writerfantast/ getty People are definitely expending bitcoin, just maybe not the kind of people supporters of cryptocurrency approval had in head. A lengthy indictment from the Justice Department dropped today, accusing seven Russian intelligence officers of conspiring to hack anti-doping agencies around the world in retaliation for their efforts to expose Russian athletic doping. And, at least in accordance with the US officials, the GRU hacking…

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Facebook’s data breach and what it means for you Technically Speaking

October 21, 2018

Facebook wants to fight filter bubbles in your News Feed.Image: Getty Images/sean gallup Facebook wants to burst your filter bubble. A new patent — filed last March but just made public — details one way Facebook may push back on political echo chambers in its News Feed. Titled “Systems and Methods for Providing Diverse Content,” the patent explains how Facebook could use its News Feed to surface alternative viewpoints about…

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How an artist is making acoustic electronic music using robots

October 18, 2018

Facebook removed hundreds of pages and accounts that spread fake news.Image: Boston Globe via Getty Images Facebook just took a rare step in its fight against fake news. The company removed hundreds of pages and accounts that intentionally spammed users with fake news and misleading information in a “coordinated” effort, Facebook reported. SEE ALSO: Facebook is finally making progress against fake news In a statement Thursday, Facebook said the removed…

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Google just dunked on cryptocurrency

October 13, 2018

Yup.Image: s-cphoto / getty Google thinks your crypto is a joke.   The search and advertising giant released a new tool on Tuesday known as Call Screen, which helps Pixel owners screen unwanted calls. In a seemingly out of place move, the company used the product’s announcement as an opportunity to dunk on cryptocurrency.  SEE ALSO: Now any idiot can apply to list their altcoin on Coinbase To promote the…

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I don’t wanna give Apple my face

October 6, 2018

The one thing I’ll NEVER part with is my face . Image: Vicky Leta/ Mashable Since Apple firstly gave me the option to use my physical human body as a key, I’ve felt uncomfortable about it. When I got my beloved iPhone 6s, I declined to enable Touch ID, though I didn’t precisely know why. Then Face ID came along on the iPhone X, and I seemed on skeptically as…

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Cheese lovers will obsess over these solar-powered products

October 2, 2018

Image: Aytac Unal/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Google Search is 20 years old today. Judging by the Google Doodle and recent feature upgrades, Google would like the day to be a celebration of how the company’s algorithms have evolved over the years, cementing its position as the dominant player in the space. But, more than ever, tech doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Google Search is turning 20 in a time where the…

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This bitcoin wallet claims to be hack-proof

September 30, 2018

The SIKURPhone XZ1 is a Sony XZ1 telephone with Sikur’s software on top . Image: Sikur If you need to carry a significant sum of cryptocurrency on you at all occasions, but you simply don’t trust the average smartphone, a company called Sikur might have a solution. On Wednesday, Sikur launched the SIKURPhone, a customized variant of a Sony smartphone, its Android enhanced with the secure, crypto-oriented SikurOS software. SEE…

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Sheryl Sandberg shares why she embraces embarrassment at work

September 30, 2018

When a Facebook breach happens, you should be able to quickly and easily share that report on Facebook . Image: Getty Images This afternoon, Facebook comprised situations of emergency press conference to disclose a startling security transgres. The company said 50 million Facebook accounts were affected in a hacker that allowed intruders to control an account as if they were the report holders. “Since we’ve only just started our investigation,…

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Its time Congress invites Reddit to its next hearing

September 29, 2018

It's time to stop ignoring Reddit.Image: Vicky Leta / Mashable Earlier this month, the Senate Intelligence Committee’s fourth hearing on social media as it pertains to foreign influence in our elections took place on Capitol Hill. Representatives from Facebook, Google, Twitter, and YouTube have sat before Congress to answer questions regarding online interference from countries like Russia, and the spread of misinformation and fake news on their social media platforms. …

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You can now pitch Coinbase to list your bad altcoin

September 26, 2018

Bring on the pumps ! Image: Peshkova/ getty Bring on the altcoin spring. Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase razzed an opening of the shitcoin floodgates today with an announcement that it will allow issuers of obscure altcoins, tokens, and even digital collectables like CryptoKitties to officially apply to be listed on its exchange. At present, Coinbase only rosters a few cryptocurrencies — bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether, ethereum classic, and litecoin — that…

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Crypto exchange claiming it’s ‘practically impossible’ to hack suffers hack

September 23, 2018

Whoops . Image: Ladislav Kubes/ getty I guess we shouldn’t be all that surprised. But still, they did say it would be practically impossible. The Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange Zaif suffered a major hack last week. It issued a statement on Thursday stating that approximately $59 million worth of bitcoin, bitcoin cash, and MONAcoin had been stolen by unidentified offenders. This, patently, is not good. What builds it perhaps worse is…

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Watching two bitcoin ‘celebs’ arguing poolside will scare you off crypto forever

September 22, 2018

Making pond parties seem lame since 2009. Image: screenshot/ coinsbank The cruise ship wasn’t big enough for the both of them. On September 10, somewhere in the Mediterranean, two well-known competitors in the cryptocurrency space stood awkwardly poolside. A mob, sporting a mix of cryptocurrency-themed t-shirts and bikinis, lounged nearby on the ship’s upper deck. One human, sweatpants sloshing in the water, steady-going a tripod. The Bitcoin versus Bitcoin Cash…

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Crypto exchange Kraken trolls NY attorney general after claim it may be acting unlawfully

September 20, 2018

Decentralized GFYS.Image: MADROLLY/GETTY IMAGES It probably wasn’t the smartest move.  Roughly 24 hours after a major report from the New York state attorney general’s office led officials to declare that the cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is “possibly operating unlawfully in New York,” the exchange apparently decided the best response was to thumb its nose at state officials. In a series of tweets from both the official Kraken Twitter account and the…

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After losing users’ trust, Facebook gives them trustworthiness score

September 20, 2018

TRUST . Image: Chip Somodevilla/ getty Facebook known to has a trust trouble. In an effort to better manage how its customers pennant content they object to, the social media giant would be prepared to rate the trustworthiness of its consumers on an individual basis. Nonetheless, its own initiative comes at a time when Facebook has lost the confidence of the American people on numerous fronts ranging from its ability…

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Mark Zuckerberg explains how Facebook is fighting election interference

September 19, 2018

The Facebook CEO is facing up to some tough questions . Image: Chesnot/ Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday made good on his Rosh Hashana promise to tell the public how he is approaching the toughest issues facing Facebook. Zuckerberg published a very thorough 3, 300 word post on Facebook detailing the company’s multi-pronged approaching to combating election interference. “These are fantastically complex and significant problems, and this has been…

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Instagram enables support for third party authenticator security apps

September 15, 2018

Multiple ways and means to authenticate . Image: LightRocket via Getty Images About time, Instagram. On Tuesday, Instagram announced several changes intended to improve security for its 1 billion customers. Among the changes is the ability to use third party authenticator apps to log in to Instagram, including DUO Mobile and Google Authenticator. Instagram did not previously aid these capacities, although it did allows users 2-factor authentication( 2FA) with text…

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Young crypto millionaire scammed out of 5,500 bitcoins

September 5, 2018

5,500 bitcoins you say? No trouble, let me transfer that right now . Image: nito1 00/ gettyimages Bitcoin is a risky investment, but for one young crypto millionaire, traditional different forms of investing into assets such a casino and corporation inventory turned out to be even riskier. According to Bangkok Post, a 22 -year-old Finnish man called Aarni Otava Saarimaa lost a total of 5, 564.4 bitcoins( worth approximately 24…

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A verified ‘Donald J. Trump’ Twitter account is scamming cryptocurrency

August 14, 2018

Well, he* might* tweet something that stupid … Image: screenshot/ twitter President Donald J. Trump has made a lot of ridiculous promises over the performance of its job, but free cryptocurrency is still not one of them. Though you might be forgiven for supposing otherwise, as a verified Twitter account birthing his epithet today offered that very thing. Yep, the ether giveaway swindle we’ve be coming home with associate with…

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