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Telesign is one of those companies that you've probably never heard of but that provides services you likely use on a regular basis. Now they're going to be giving your phone number a score.
You can add Matt Mellon, descendant of the famed banking family, to the ranks of the Bitcoin believers. The 49-year-old former chairman for the New York Republican Party’s Finance Committee decided in April that he wanted to get in on the Bitcoin frenzy and called the Winklevoss twins for advice. They linked him up with [...]
A Bitcoin exchange in China is driving the digital coin to new highs. The man running it is a Stanford grad whose most recent job was VP of technology for Walmart China.
It’s a big moment for Bitcoin. The digital currency has gotten an official nod from the overseer of U.S. currency in the form of a primer out of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Senior economist François R. Velde wrote an elegant critique of the four-year-old currency, explaining its mechanics, limitations, and prospects for success, [...]
Google's official response to reports that the NSA infiltrated the links between its data centers has been one of tempered anger, but on Google +, its social network, its security engineers are less restrained in their criticism.
The reports of Bitcoins fundamental brokenness have been greatly exaggerated.
It was a thought experiment not a start-up, but now that it has gotten so much attention, Bocanegra says he and his girlfriend are actually going to try to create it.
I once got a pitch from an IP camera company that was trying to hawk its product as a solution for users of Airbnb: “Install our cameras so you can make sure strangers aren’t doing anything weird in your apartment.” Or, depending on your level of voyeurism, it might be a great way to see [...]
Trolling Twitter's CEO with twockshots will only get you temporarily suspended.
A day after a Washington Post report that the NSA has infiltrated the links between Yahoo's and Google's data centers where data travels unencrypted, the six big tech heavyweights wrote a letter to Congress begging for surveillance reform.
It was the machine face that launched a thousand articles. News of the world’s first real Bitcoin ATM being installed in a coffee shop in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday set the media afire, with stories published across the globe. Whether related or not, in the day after the CND$ BTC machine went live, “Bitcoin” [...]
Boston-based Circle Internet Financial Inc. came out of stealth mode Thursday announcing it has raised $9 million from Jim Breyer, Accel Partners and General Catalyst Partners.
Google Glass Explorer gets ticketed for driving under the influence of Glass
Meet the Dark Mail Alliance.
On Friday information scholar Michael Zimmer released something called “The Zuckerberg Files.” It’s a scholarly archive hosted by the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee that attempts to collect every public utterance ever made by CEO. Zimmer doesn’t want to make it too easy to stalk the Zuck; only researchers will have full access to the password-protected [...]
Adam Penenberg of PandoDaily decided to find out how easy it would be to hack him by inviting professional penetration testers to take their best shot at breaking into his life.
Hayden decided to hold private conversation with a journalist while on the Acela train from D.C. to Newark. Bad idea.
Practice Fusion, the free medical record service beloved by doctors and Silicon Valley venture capitalists, issued a mea culpa (kind of) regarding its doctor review site including posts with sensitive and embarrassing information about patients' health conditions.
The price of Bitcoin is climbing as fast as post-Gravity reputation. It’s up to $200 – $219 USD on major Bitcoin exchanges, hitting highs it hasn’t seen since the spring. What’s driving the price up? I spoke with a few experts and analysts in the field for their takes. Here are five possible reasons for [...]
A number of companies have cropped up that are in the business of bringing online tracking techniques to the offline world. Your phone is the key.