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Facebook Ends “Free” Onavo VPN Service Over Data Harvesting Allegations

TheMerkle Protonmail VPNWhen Facebook first announced its VPN service, a lot of people scrutinized it. It later turned out that was for a good reason, as the Onavo VPN App has been marred in controversy for some time now. The VPN app itself is apparently used to spy on teens and harvest their data accordingly. As a result of these allegations, the social media giant will shut down its VPN offering effectively immediately. Ending the Onavo VPN Offering While there was some joy regarding Facebook’s decision to offer a free VPN app to mobile users, most people know this would not end

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This ‘Faketoshi’ Signature Tool Lets Anyone Become Satoshi Nakamoto

This 'Faketoshi' Signature Tool Lets Anyone Become Satoshi NakamotoOver the years, it’s become popular to claim that you are Satoshi Nakamoto even if you lack a shred of evidence. Although some individuals have tried really hard to prove it, they have always failed to convince the greater community. For instance, a few self-proclaimed inventors of Bitcoin have attempted to generate a signature with […]

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Meet Memopay, the Bitcoin Cash Advertising Model That ‘Pays for Attention’

Meet Memopay the Bitcoin Cash Advertising Model That 'Pays for Attention'There’s a different kind of advertising taking place on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network, using an application called Memopay. The ad campaign platform employs a novel approach to advertise someone’s website, product or service by sending a small fraction of BCH to thousands of public addresses with an encoded OP_return message. Also read: BCH Devs Lock […]

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BCH Devs Lock in Code for the Chain’s Next Upgrade: Schnorr and Segwit Recovery

BCH Devs Lock in Code for the Chain’s Next Upgrade — Schnorr and Segwit RecoveryOn Feb. 14, a group of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developers sat down and discussed the featured items for the scheduled upgrade this coming May. According to the programmers, two specific features will be ready for the upgrade: Schnorr signatures and Segwit recovery. The developers also detailed that certain features like nullfail and the 100-byte transaction […]

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DARPA Taps AI to Link Troops and Military Machines via Their Brain

TheMerkle DARPA Brain ImplantIt remains to be determined how artificial intelligence will affect our society as a whole. The wildest theories have been making the rounds in that regard. One major point of concern is the increasing automation of weaponry. It now seems the Pentagon is looking to let humans control machines through their brain waves. Using AI for Machine Control Every time any military force gets involved in potentially groundbreaking technological research, there is a cause for concern. While it is futile to always picture doom scenarios rather the possibilities, one has to admit automated weaponry is pretty scary. That situation grows

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How to Outwit Blockchain Analysis and Conceal Your Coins

How to Outwit Blockchain Analysis and Conceal Your CoinsHow do you convert bitcoin that’s associated with your identity into coins with no connection to your name? In an era of enhanced blockchain forensics tools, passing your coins through a few addresses and hoping for the best won’t cut it. Reclaiming your right to privacy and to own bitcoin anonymously calls for a smarter […]

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RSK Sidechain Is Now Secured by 45% of BTC’s Hashrate

RSK Sidechain Is Now Secured by 45% of BTC's Network HashrateOn Feb. 14, the cryptocurrency infrastructure organization led by RSK Labs announced the one-year anniversary of the RSK network and highlighted several notable achievements. Over the last 12 months, the project’s merge mining has managed to gather 45 percent of the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network hashrate, making the RSK smart contract system more secure than […]

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Google Pixel AR Playmoji Ad Grabs Headlines During 2019 Grammy Awards

google pixel phoneGoogle has successfully captured a lot of headlines during the 2019 Grammy awards. The advertisement aired by the technology giant got people talking on social media. A new Playmoji – formerly known AR Stickers – pack has been showcased during the ceremony. This feature is also exclusive to Google’s Pixel line of smartphones, which can bring a lot more attention to this range of devices. Google Snatches its own Grammy Award Popular events such as the Grammy Awards always attract a lot of viewers. Everyone wants to see who gets nominated and takes home a prize. These events are also

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BCH Avalanche Transactions Show Finality Speeds 10x Faster Than Ethereum

BCH Avalanche Transactions Show Finality Speeds 10x Faster Than EthereumOver the last few weeks, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developers and community members have been discussing a pre-consensus method called Avalanche. Now BCH proponents have begun to notice the protocol has been applied to the Bchd full node implementation and the proof of concept officially running on the BCH mainnet. Also read: Mt. Gox Creditors Neither Need nor Deserve […]

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Chinese Officials Express Concerns over AI’s Role in Military Weaponry

TheMerkle Fashion Artificial IntelligenceAny development in the technology industry seems to have people concerned these days. In the case of AI development, that isn’t entirely unfounded either. Chinese officials are growing more concerned over how much attention this technology is getting as of late. In fact, they feat this “AI boom” will accidentally start the next major war between nations. AI and Weapons are a Dangerous Mix While there is a lot of future potential to be unlocked with artificial intelligence, jumping the gun is never an advisable course of action. Especially when it comes to integrating this technology into weapons and military

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