Why Facial Recognition Technology in Pornography is morally justifiable

Do you know Pornhub ? It’s essentially YouTube for pornography, for those of you pretending not to know what that is. And they’ve been using Artificial Intelligence to scan their pornography database. Essentially, they’ve trained an AI whose job it is to sit and watch the latest pornography all day every day.   Nice.   […]

What is FreeSense, and why might it create more problems than it solves?

What is FreeSense, and why might it create more problems than it solves?

Objects fitting the IoT (Internet of Things) definition present the challenge of balancing security with ease of use. Those who design and use them have been struggling to balance this equation. A recent discovery by researchers at Northwestern Polytechnical University, has potentially solved this problem. The IoT issues The problem with having all of your […]

Goldman Sachs Granted Patent for SETLCoin Cryptocurrency

Goldman Sachs Granted Patent for SETLCoin Cryptocurrency

  Many industries such as asset or investment fund management and banking are loaded with inefficiency due to their standing as a trusted third party. As a result, cryptocurrency and blockchain projects have emerged to help reduce these inefficiencies. Goldman Sachs has introduced their own blockchain-based settlement network for resolving transactions across many levels of […]

Parity Hacked: More Than 30 Million Dollars Lost

Parity got hacked??   On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017, several Parity multisig (multisignature) addresses were compromised by a group of “MultiSig Blackhat Exploiters.” Since the attack, only 70,000 of the estimated 153,000 stolen ETH has been withdrawn by the blackhat group who was involved.   While the client itself was not directly breached, a contract […]

Fighting Fake News

France has this problem. Actually, the world has it. Back in 1997, James Bond bad guy Elliot Carver boasted “There’s no news like bad news”. Had the movie been made today, it would definitely be “There’s no news like fake news”. So what do we do about it? FAKE NEWS: FUN OR FOE   France […]

Kik Announces Kin: Cryptocurrency on Ethereum

What would you do with a $1 billion valuation? For Kik, the answer is setting up and launching their own cryptocurrency. In 2015, Kik received funding to the tune of $50 million from Tencent Holdings, which put them into the Unicorn Club (inclusive only to startups with a billion dollar valuation or more). Now, in 2017, they […]

United Kingdom, France Push Tech Firms to Action on Extremist Content

With her recent comments on tackling extremism online, Prime Minister Theresa May has not earned many fans among the tech industry in the UK or internationally. Nevertheless, she and many other British political leaders are sticking to an aggressive approach. On a trip to France earlier this month, May and her new counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed how to introduce legal liability […]

Consumer Tech: Empowering and Protecting the Vulnerable

Consumer technology is frequently thought of as a way to improve lives, from making online shopping easier to providing accurate and effortless climate control for vehicles and homes. Those innovations are commonly perceived to be a first world luxury, a way to improve what is already a relatively high quality of life. In some cases, the use of new technology […]

Adylkuzz: Monero Mining Botnet Formed Through Leaked NSA Tools

With the shock of several U.K.-based emergency rooms being knocked out of commission still fresh in the minds of citizens worldwide, ransomware continues to grow in popularity both as a household term and as a method of extortion. Some malware has, however, taken to a less confrontational and potentially more lucrative method of attack. The […]

The Growth of Cloud Infrastructure in Europe

2017 is seeing cloud infrastructure rise to a new prominence, all across the world but especially in Europe. At a keynote event in Barcelona, Atlassian CEO Scot Farquhar announced a wave of new investments in cloud infrastructure across Europe and noted the motivations behind these developments: “Our European cloud customers will experience improved performance and reduced latency. […]