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"We’re the backbone of the entire Bitcoin industry. The wallet services, ATM machines, mining companies all rely on us," says Bitstamp's founder.
"The police generally may not, without a warrant, search digital information on a cell phone seized from an individual who has been arrested," ruled the Supreme Court Wednesday morning.
The selfie stick with a smartphone on its tip says, “I’m not ashamed that I want this photo of myself.” Those taking photos of the person holding the stick are saying, “Well, you should be.”
Messaging apps keep entering the fray desperately hoping to be the rail of choice for the photos, videos, doodles, break-up messages, and "yo"s we don't want to publicly post to the world.
Is 'offline' smartphone tracking too creepy for mainstream consumers?
Amazon announced this week that it’s launching its very own smartphone called Fire. It will have six cameras. Six. That’s to make it easier to do a 3D-scan of the world around you and buy the things you see. It out-innovates incredible decision to put two cameras on a phone to make selfies more effortless. [...]
Ten cyberexperts offer up their best ideas for stemming the threats we face.
Pennsylvania man Anthony Elonis has historically enjoyed saying outrageous things on Facebook, such as how he would like to murder his estranged wife; shoot up an elementary school; sneak into an amusement park he was fired from to wreak...Show More Summary
Three years ago, Facebook said it wouldn't track your activity around the Web for ads. Now it's singing a different tune.
The government currently owns $100 million worth of Bitcoin, seized from Silk Road and its alleged proprietor Ross Ulbricht, who has not yet been tried. The feds say they're ready to auction them off.
The telepresence robot is a "disruptive technology that is a profound response to exile," said Edward Snowden's lawyer Ben Wizner.
In 2001, a group of libertarians decided they would try to recruit 20,000 people to move to a low-population state and take over its politics. They're almost there, but now many think technology is the best way to achieve the freedom they want.
A cybersecurity-information sharing agency is concerned that a hacker in Saudia Arabia has compromised road signs in three different states taking advantage of weak and default passwords.
Here's a fun tidbit in an inspector general report to Congress about wrongdoing at the National Science Foundation.
The NSA is said to be the biggest employer of mathematicians in the country. "If privacy disappears from the face of the Earth, mathematicians will be some of the primary culprits," says one boycott-advocating mathematician.
The privacy space is heating up, and it's not just small start-ups offering innovative ways to protect data anymore.
It was hailed as remarkable: a way for a company to raise funds without going through traditional institutions. Two weeks later, the SEC sounded an alarm warning people with Bitcoin to beware of 'fraudsters and promoters of high-risk investment schemes.'
The tale tells us much about what we have to fear and what we must improve as more and more of the devices in our lives become connected to the Internet, and to the pranksters, spies, voyeurs and fraudsters who dwell there.
"Please note that this form is an initial effort," says Google in a document Europeans can fill out to be "forgotten" by the search giant.
Tim Hwang plants ideas all over the Internet and has the hustle to make them stick.