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Federal Communications Commission Repeals Net Neutrality Rules...
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines
By viper1 on 2017-12-14 19:22 UTC
NY attorney general: 2M net neutrality comments were fake...
A day before the vote to take down the 2015 rules, Eric Schneiderman reports on misused identities in comments to the FCC.
By ceres on 2017-12-14 00:27 UTC
Facebook Hits Back At Former Exec Who Said Company Is 'Ripping Apart The Social Fabric' Of Society...
Facebook responded Tuesday to harsh criticisms levied by a former executive, specifically that the platform is
By rjx32 on 2017-12-13 17:41 UTC
South Korea to tax Bitcoin profits, ban foreigners from trading...
Foreigners and minors will be prevented from creating accounts or trading virtual currencies in South Korea, the government said, while it will also tax profits for investors.
By earlybird on 2017-12-13 07:42 UTC
Astronomers check 'alien' asteroid thing for actual aliens...
The first space rock to visit from beyond our solar system looks a little bit like a spaceship, so scientists are checking it for alien signals.
By earlybird on 2017-12-13 07:42 UTC
Archive of 1.4 BEEELION credentials in clear text found in dark web archive...
Find shows people still suck at passwords A data dump containing over 1.4 billion email addresses, passwords, and other credentials, all in clear text, has been found online by security shop @4iQ....
By viper1 on 2017-12-12 05:05 UTC
$62 Million Gone? Cryptocurrency Mining Market NiceHash Hacked...
The cryptocurrency mining marketplace NiceHash has been hacked, the team behind it said in a newly released statement.
By viper1 on 2017-12-07 01:40 UTC
Bitcoin: Steam Gaming Service Is Waving Goodbye...
Popular gaming service Steam said Wednesday that it would no longer accept bitcoin from customers as payment for video games. Steam, which is owned by the video game developer Valve, cited the “high fees and volatility” associated with the popular cryptocurrency.
By viper1 on 2017-12-07 01:37 UTC
Bitcoin Explodes Above $14,000 - Korean PM Fears "Serious Pathological Phenomena"...
Well that escalated quickly... Just a few hours ago, Bitcoin surged above $13,000 and now, on notable volume, it has reached the stunning $14,000 level... up 20% today... The real surge began at 1715ET... For those keeping track, this is how long it has t
By viper1 on 2017-12-07 01:36 UTC
Vid.me to Shutdown on Dec. 15...
Vidme came a long way as an independent platform, but they "couldnt find a path to sustainability. Were building something new".
By viper1 on 2017-12-05 01:23 UTC
How FCC Plans to Reverse Title II Action in December...
The FCC's plans regarding net neutrality, set to be revealed in detail on Nov. 22, aren't going to end net neutrality. What the FCC is planning to do is reverse the 2014 decision that placed the internet under Title II of the Communications Act. What’s going to happen if the order is adopted is
By kynast on 2017-12-04 22:06 UTC
Google will warn if Android apps are harvesting data, even outside the Play Store...
Your inside leg just became a little bit safer
By ceres on 2017-12-04 15:40 UTC
Windows Update for Win7 broken, throwing error 80248015...
Reports are piling in from afar that Windows Update in Win7 is broken. My first sighting was late Sunday afternoon, when KarenS posted on the AskWoody Lounge : When I clicked on the Windows Update icon today to start the updates it said that my computer w
By ceres on 2017-12-04 15:39 UTC
This Bitcoin collection is worth $75 million — it's also buried in a landfill...
Imagine you wake up one day to find your bank account has $75 million in it, but you can't access it. That's likely how James Howells feels every time he sees the price of Bitcoins. The post This Bitcoin collection is worth $75 million — it&
By viper1 on 2017-12-04 00:25 UTC
Get ready for a wave of Bitcoin forks...
Are Bitcoin Uranium andSuper Bitcoin the future of cryptocurrency? Or a big joke?
By viper1 on 2017-12-03 23:37 UTC
Google Has Figured Out a Way to Detect When Strangers Are Sneaking a Peek at Your Phone...
With all the data thats constantly sent and received by our phones, theres been an ever-increasing focus on combating viruses, malware, and other online attacks, to the point that we sometimes forget whats going on in the real world. But good physical sec
By ceres on 2017-11-28 16:59 UTC
NSA breach spills over 100GB of top secret data...
The US spy agency is supposed to be all about secrecy, but once again its secrets have leaked out into public view.
By ceres on 2017-11-28 16:59 UTC
Ethereum Founder Unveils Roadmap For Next-Gen Blockchain...
At the Beyond Block conference in Taipei, Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum's founder, unveiled the new architecture for the next-generation Ethereum 2.0 blockchain network.
By viper1 on 2017-11-28 02:53 UTC
The death of net neutrality could be the end of Bitcoin...
FCC head Ajit Pai has always been the scumbag hiding in plain sight. While his weasel-like nature may have never been in question, this week's sneak attack on net neutrality put to bed any doubt. After assuming his final form as Satan, Pai effectively
By viper1 on 2017-11-28 02:51 UTC
In AI Technology Race, U.S. Chips May Be Ace-In-The-Hole Vs. China...
The U.S. holds an enviable lead in artificial intelligence, thanks to companies like Google and Apple. China aims to change that. But it has a disadvantage in AI chips/semiconductors.
By Anonymous Submission on 2017-11-27 16:29 UTC
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