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Solana Devs Call ‘All Hands on Deck’ as Unknown Bug Stops Block Production

Solana, a proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain spearhead by FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, is "stuck" due to an unknown issue. Source link

What to Do Before You Call the Police

As cases of the novel coronavirus continue to rise, hospitals, ambulances, and the national 911 system are feeling the strain. Emergency responders across the country told The Washington Post they are reaching a "breaking point."To help ease the pressure—and avoid delays in emergency response times—here are some questions to ask before calling 911:1. Is this situation is an...

The fragmentation of everything | MIT Technology Review

The rise of technonationalism. Diverging regulatory regimes. The spread of “walled gardens.” Polarization like nothing we’ve seen before. The confluence of several trends is poised to completely fragment our real and digital worlds. For companies, this raises a host of new risks, from cybersecurity threats to reputation risk—which, in turn, will require new responses and approaches. The...

Teddy Roosevelt Is Basically a Fantasy Character

Erin Lindsey’s Rose Gallagher books are an appealing mix of mystery, romance, history, and the supernatural. A major character in the series is a young adventurer named Teddy Roosevelt, who will go on to become America’s 26th president. “Of all of the historical figures that I’ve researched over the years, he’s by far the most compelling and most interesting,”...

Bitcoin price correction begins — Here’s how low BTC can go

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has been seeing a massive run in recent months as it surged by almost 100% from $10,000 to $19,800. However, the all-time high region at $20,000 has been showing significant resistance, causing the price to drop several times including today, as BTC has now fallen below $19,000 on Dec. 4.The chances of a...

Updated Malware: Vietnamese Hacking Group Targeting MacOS Users – E Hacking News

  Researchers have discovered a new MacOS backdoor that steals credentials and confidential information. As cyber threats continue to rise, the newly discovered malware is believed to be operated by Vietnamese hacking group OceanLotus, colloquially known as APT 32. Other common names include APT-C-00, SeaLotus, and Cobalt Kitty.  The nation-state backed hacking group has been operating across Asia and...

The coming war on the hidden algorithms that trap people in poverty

Miriam was only 21 when she met Nick. She was a photographer, fresh out of college, waiting tables. He was 16 years her senior and a local business owner who had worked in finance. He was charming and charismatic; he took her out on fancy dates and paid for everything. She quickly fell into his orbit. ...

Google Researcher Timnit Gebru Says She Was Fired For Paper on AI Bias

A well-respected Google researcher said she was fired by the company after criticizing its approach to minority hiring and the biases built into today’s artificial intelligence systems.Timnit Gebru, who was a co-leader of Google’s Ethical A.I. team, said in a tweet on Wednesday evening that she was fired because of an email she had sent a day earlier...

S&P Dow Jones Indices to Launch Customizable Crypto Index in 2021

Major financial data provider, S&P Dow Jones Indices announced on Thursday that it is going to launch a customizable cryptocurrency indexing and benchmarking solution next year.The S&P Global Inc division has partnered with New York-based digital currency exchange Lukka to source the data of more than 550 top traded virtual currencies. The index provider will specifically use Lukka’s...
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