Grindr defends sharing users’ personal info, including HIV status, with 3rd parties when “appropriate”, says it doesn’t sell the info or provide to advertisers (Ina Fried/Axios)

April 2, 2018

Ina Fried / Axios: Grindr defends sharing users’ personal info, including HIV status, with 3rd parties when “appropriate”, says it doesn’t sell the info or provide to advertisers  —  LGBTQ dating site Grindr said it does share some data with third party vendors, including customers’ HIV status … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Chrome Is Scanning Files on Your Computer, and People Are Freaking Out

Some cybersecurity experts and regular users were surprised to learn about a Chrome tool that scans Windows computers for malware. But there’s no reason to freak out about it. From a report: Last year, Google announced some upgrades to Chrome, by far the world’s most used browser — and the one security pros often recommend. The company promised to make internet surfing on Windows computers even “cleaner” and “safer” adding…

April 2, 2018
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NCCIC FY 2017 Year in Review Now Available

Original release date: April 02, 2018 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) is pleased to present the Fiscal Year 2017 NCCIC Year in Review. This review highlights NCCIC’s critical role in protecting the Nation’s cyber and communications systems. Throughout the document, you will find informative data describing our organization, as well as our success stories. NCCIC continuously strives to improve its products and…

April 2, 2018
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Blockchain payments startup Bitpay raises $40M Series B with participation from Menlo Ventures and Aquiline Capital Partners (Theodore Schleifer/Recode)

April 2, 2018

Theodore Schleifer / Recode: Blockchain payments startup Bitpay raises $40M Series B with participation from Menlo Ventures and Aquiline Capital Partners  —  Not all investors or companies believe bitcoin will ultimately be used for day-to-day transactions.  Menlo and Bitpay beg to differ. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Blockchain payments startup Bitpay raises $40M Series B with participation from Menlo Ventures and Aquiline Capital Partners (Theodore Schleifer/Recode)

April 2, 2018

Theodore Schleifer / Recode: Blockchain payments startup Bitpay raises $40M Series B with participation from Menlo Ventures and Aquiline Capital Partners  —  Not all investors or companies believe bitcoin will ultimately be used for day-to-day transactions.  Menlo and Bitpay beg to differ. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Tor says it’s sunsetting Tor Messenger, which launched in 2015 as a cross-platform OTR chat program (Sukhbir/Tor Project)

April 2, 2018

Sukhbir / Tor Project: Tor says it’s sunsetting Tor Messenger, which launched in 2015 as a cross-platform OTR chat program  —  In 2015, we introduced Tor Messenger, a cross-platform chat program that aimed to be secure by default by sending all of its traffic over Tor and enforcing encrypted one-to-one conversations … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Tor says it’s sunsetting Tor Messenger, which launched in 2015 as a cross-platform OTR chat program (Sukhbir/Tor Project)

April 2, 2018

Sukhbir / Tor Project: Tor says it’s sunsetting Tor Messenger, which launched in 2015 as a cross-platform OTR chat program  —  In 2015, we introduced Tor Messenger, a cross-platform chat program that aimed to be secure by default by sending all of its traffic over Tor and enforcing encrypted one-to-one conversations … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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OpenBSD 6.3 Released

OpenBSD announced on Monday that v6.3 update, which was slated to be released on April 15, is ready for download. From the announcement post: This is our 44th release. We remain proud of OpenBSD’s record of more than twenty years with only two remote holes in the default install. As in our previous releases, 6.3 provides significant improvements, including new features, in nearly all areas of the system. You can…

April 2, 2018
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