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November, 2019

November 30, 2019  9:28 PM

Another Bitcoin storage fraud, this time in China

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Bitcoin, privacy, Security

The CEO of a Chinese Bitcoin exchange, International Data Access Exchange (IDAX), has vanished with the keys, leaving all its balances inaccessible -- to anyone but himself, presumably. “Following the official announcement ‘

November 27, 2019  10:05 PM

32,768-Hour Hard Disk Drive Failure Strikes HPE

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

People creating a new system sometimes underestimate how long it’ll be around. That was the core of the “Y2K Problem,” which is when people were concerned that computer programs around the world would fail because the designers had never considered the idea of a year after 1999. Boy, that...

November 20, 2019  11:25 PM

Cops Now Using Warrants to Gain Access to Genetic Databases

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Database, Storage

As you may recall, last year police officers were able to track down a murderer through relatives in a genetic database. Now, it’s gone one step further: Police have...

November 14, 2019  9:56 AM

Laptop Border Searches Now Require Probable Cause

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
government, privacy, Security

It’s safe to bring your cell phones and laptops into the United States again. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has for some time been pushing for a case to expand the provisions of the Riley case, which stated that law enforcement officials needed a warrant to search...

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