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Last Week’s Top Cannabis Stock Winners And May’s Stocks To Watch

Posted on May 29th, 2017.

Medicinal and recreational cannabis continues to spur investment in marijuana-based pharmaceuticals. Several publicly traded cannabis stocks gained more than 5% this past week, some of which have market capitalizations exceeding $50 million, according to Investopedia. The Solactive North American Medical Marijuana Index, which tracks the...

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Fidelity Investments CEO Embraces Bitcoin And Blockchain, Cites Challenges

Posted on May 25th, 2017.

Abigail Johnson, CEO and chairwoman at Fidelity Investments, called for more serious conversations about bitcoin and blockchain while addressing Consensus 2017 blockchain conference in New York City, according to MarketWatch. Fidelity has tested bitcoin and blockchain, according to Johnson, including partnerships, venture investments and...

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Acquiring Bitcoin: Alternatives to LocalBitcoins.com

Posted on March 14th, 2017.

LocalBitcoins may be a solid, widely used choice for peer-to-peer Bitcoin trading, but it is not the only choice.

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Generate Electricity and Digital Currency by Walking Over Street Tiles

Posted on November 28th, 2016.

Through the simple act of walking people can now produce their own electricity and digital currency in Washington D.C., as it embraces a form of renewable energy, according to Futurism. Known as Pavegen Tiles, these street tiles convert kinetic energy from people’s steps into electricity, digital currency, and data with one person...

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Facebook Looking into “Disrupting Economics” of Fake News Sites

Posted on November 22nd, 2016.

In a Facebook post Friday night, founder of the popular social network Mark Zuckerberg took time to outline the steps the company will take to tackle its “fake news” problem, which has been a hot topic in the wake of the election. One way the social media behemoth plans on doing that is by making sure fake news sites...

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Microsoft Joins Linux Foundation, Bets on Open Cloud Computing

Posted on November 17th, 2016.

Only a few years ago the idea that Microsoft could actively promote Linux and join the Linux Foundation would have sounded like science fiction, but that’s exactly what happens now: Microsoft is joining the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member.

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Drones Are a Next-Generation Computing Platform, Says Intel

Posted on November 8th, 2016.

Intel announced the first Intel drone designed specifically for light shows: the Intel Shooting Star drone. With this drone, the company plans to demonstrate that drone light shows can redefine entertainment and create amazing new experiences in the night sky.

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How To Create Your Own Anti Media Empire

Posted on October 29th, 2016.

From within a non-descript apartment building on a main thoroughfare in Chula Vista, California – but ten minutes north of Mexico – several computers sit on two desks. Big bay windows lead out to the street below. Once, what witnesses believe were parts of a surveillance drone fell onto the street. It had bird feathers stuck...

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Finally: The Flying Car, Courtesy of Uber

Posted on October 28th, 2016.

When we imagined the 21st century in the late lamented sixties, two features were always there: the cities on the Moon and the planets, and the flying cars. Much to our chagrin, neither materialized. But now SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to build cities on Mars, and Uber is envisioning a fleet of flying cars, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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Google Can Now Track You Online with its Updated Privacy Policy

Posted on October 24th, 2016.

Google has recently updated its privacy policy meaning that it can now track and identify individuals online via information from its DoubleClick ads, reports Betanews. When Google initially acquired DoubleClick in 2007, the organization maintained that its user data was separate from ad tracking; however, the report finds that that’s no...

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The Future of Digital Rights Management Might Be Decent with Blockchain

Posted on October 24th, 2016.

DECENT wants to create a decentralized digital rights management solution for piracy powered by the blockchain. Like so many modern decentralized platforms, DECENT’s platform seeks to remove the middlemen, power abusers, and prevent third party manipulation to ensure content creators and consumers can trade material in a...

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Anonymous

Anonymous India: Mobile Network Reliance Jio is Sharing Call Data with Advertisers

Posted on September 28th, 2016.

The hacking group Anonymous is accusing the telecom network, Reliance Jio, of sharing its call data with advertisers in the U.S. and Singapore. In a recent blog post, Anonymous India exposes how Reliance Jio has been sharing customers’ call data with foreign companies. Anonymous India also provide steps to see how Reliance Jio are...

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This UK Startup Sells Drones For Bitcoins

Posted on September 25th, 2016.

The Daedalus Group, a team of expert drone operators in North East of England, specializes in Aerial Surveying with footage taken via drones. “We have worked in situations that demand secrecy and we are willing to offer our clients the opportunity to pay with a certain level of privacy,” said Charles Holmes, Director of Business...

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Artificial Intelligence

Beware Uber Drivers! The Robot Cars Are Coming

Posted on September 15th, 2016.

Uber announced that that the world’s first self-driving Uber cars are on the road in Pittsburgh, the Steel City. The road ahead is still long, but the implications are staggering.

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The UK is Home to World’s Largest Wind Turbine

Posted on September 14th, 2016.

The world’s largest wind turbine that is wider and taller than the London Eye has been installed in the Irish Sea.

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Samsung Keeps Chemicals Secret, Resulting in Over 70 Deaths at South Korean Plant

Posted on September 1st, 2016.

Globally speaking, the electronics we enjoy in the west seem to have a severe and sometimes fatal impact on humans in other countries. The suicide epidemic at China’s Foxconn, then Apple’s Taiwanese partner’s recent trouble for involuntary, illegal overtime, and now, in the most recent example, the actual death of over 70 employees at...

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Mobile Encryption Firm Silent Circle Raises $50 Million

Posted on July 18th, 2016.

Geneva-based Silent Circle, an encrypted communications company specializing in privacy-focused services and software has raised $50 million in a round of funding. Silent Circle, a firm that has notably endeavored to secure mobile communications has revealed that it has raised $50 million in a Series C funding round. Founded in 2012 out...

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Breaches

Burger Joint Wendy’s Confirms Credit Card Breach in 1000+ Locations

Posted on July 8th, 2016.

Fast food chain Wendy’s has confirmed a credit card breach induced by a malware compromising its point-of-sale systems, has impacted over 1,000 outlets, rather than initial estimates of 300 restaurants. On June 9, 2016, fast-food restaurant chain Wendy’s had admitted that the number of franchise outlets affected by a point-of-sale...

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Cybersecurity Biz: Avast Acquires AVG in $1.3 Billion Deal

Posted on July 7th, 2016.

In a significant business deal within the cybersecurity industry, security giant Avast has revealed its intention to acquire antivirus software firm AVG for a transaction of around $1.3 billion. Prague-based security software firm Avast has announced a landmark acquisition which will see the company purchase fellow Czech software giant...

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Breaches

Two Thirds Of Big U.K. Businesses Suffer a Cyber Attack

Posted on May 8th, 2016.

Two-thirds of big businesses in the United Kingdom have experienced a cyber attack in the last year, according to the government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey, the BBC reported. The attacks mostly came from malware, viruses or spyware. A quarter of the big companies suffered a cyber breach once a month at minimum. Ed Vaizey, the...