Allegations of the Trump Administration colluding with Russia to influence the 2016 election have flared up again. While that’s intriguing in its own right, it’s far more interesting to take a look at how some social media and other online businesses are behaving in the wake of this news. Facebook, for example, seems to be on the defensive. Being an online […]
The digital behemoths – Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple – have too much power over our digital lives. Can blockchain help us take back control?
Blockchain is an unchangeable, trustless ledger, and that’s exactly what the world needs.
Any reason to use facial recognition technology will always be scrutinized by privacy advocates. Especially now that Facebook plans to use this technology for account verification, there is plenty of reason to be concerned. This new feature will allow users to quickly verify account ownership when recovering login credentials. It’s an interesting concept, although the public […]
When is a bubble not a bubble? When it’s permanent.
Take a look at how different teams are trying to leverage Blockchain to make media more censorship-resistant
New Blockchain solutions are making ways for creators and consumers to monetize their digital data.
The diamond industry and other supply chains can enjoy the benefits of Blockchain technology.
How a foreign micro-lending company could attract new customers, recruit and prosper in South-East Asia.
With the help of Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple, the W3C is deploying a browser API that could extend cryptocurrency’s payments potential.
The Blockchain can decentralize the news media, increasing diversity of opinion and lessening the influence of advertisers
At the DEF CON hacking convention in Las Vegas, one of the three co-founders of Tor, Roger Dingledine, corrected a few misconceptions regarding what the Tor Project is really being used for and slammed journalists for the negative way it has been covered in the media. According to Dingledine, a mere 3% of Tor users employ the […]
Back in June, we ran a story on how Facebook had created chat bots capable of negotiating and, inadvertently, also taught them how to lie. The bots lied by learning from real human conversations and subsequently faking interest in one item to add perceived value. Now, these Artificial Intelligence (AI) agents have been shut down for creating a […]
Facebook does many different things at once. It has become so much more than just the parent company of the world’s largest social media platform. Over the years, Facebook has gotten involved in virtual reality, instant messaging, and even the idea of providing free internet to unconnected people all over the world. The Free Basics […]
‘Bitcoin Sign Guy’ has netted $16K since his “Buy Bitcoin” writing behind Fed Chair went viral Wednesday.