Slashdot Asks: Have You Ever Gotten Someone Else’s Email?

Wave723 shares an article from IEEE’s Spectrum: I was scrolling through emails on my phone one recent morning when a strange message appeared among the usual mix of advertisements and morning newsletters. It was a confirmation for an upcoming doctor’s appointment in New York City, but came from an address I’d never seen before. And at the top, there was a friendly note: “I guess this is for you :)”…

September 15, 2018
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Slashdot Asks: Have You Ever Gotten Someone Else’s Email?

Wave723 shares an article from IEEE’s Spectrum: I was scrolling through emails on my phone one recent morning when a strange message appeared among the usual mix of advertisements and morning newsletters. It was a confirmation for an upcoming doctor’s appointment in New York City, but came from an address I’d never seen before. And at the top, there was a friendly note: “I guess this is for you :)”…

September 15, 2018
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Quantum Experiment Confirms Causality Is Fuzzy

“An experiment has confirmed that quantum mechanics allows events to occur with no definite causal order,” reports an article shared by long-time Slashdot readers UpnAtom and jd. Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia believe this could link Einstein’s general theory of relativity to quantum mechanics, according to Physics World: In classical physics — and everyday life — there is a strict causal relationship between consecutive events. If a…

September 15, 2018
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Cryptocurrency App Mocks Competitor For Getting Hacked. Gets Hacked 4 Days Later

An anonymous reader writes: A hacker going online by the pseudonym of “aabbccddeefg” has exploited a vulnerability to steal over 44,400 EOS coins ($220,000) from a blockchain-based betting app. The hack targeted a blockchain app that lets users bet with EOS coins in a classic dice game. The entire incident is quite hilarious because four days before it happened, the company behind the app was boasting on Twitter that every…

September 15, 2018
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Cryptocurrency App Mocks Competitor For Getting Hacked. Gets Hacked 4 Days Later

An anonymous reader writes: A hacker going online by the pseudonym of “aabbccddeefg” has exploited a vulnerability to steal over 44,400 EOS coins ($220,000) from a blockchain-based betting app. The hack targeted a blockchain app that lets users bet with EOS coins in a classic dice game. The entire incident is quite hilarious because four days before it happened, the company behind the app was boasting on Twitter that every…

September 15, 2018
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How blockchain can beat the disruptors at their own game

Platform businesses have disrupted entire industries over the past few decades, but now blockchain threatens to beat these disruptors at their own game, destroying the centralized digital platform business model. Digital platforms are a growing feature of digital competition, and the typical operating model of most of the largest internet companies… Source: http://www.joc.com

September 15, 2018
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Do Data Breaches Affect Stock Performance in the Long Run?

Trailrunner7 tipped us off to this story on ZDNet: A multi-year study on the stock price evolution for breached companies reveals that data breaches have a long-term impact on a company’s stock price, even if it’s somewhat minimal. The study, carried out by the research team behind the CompariTech web portal, looked only at companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange that suffered and publicly disclosed breaches of one…

September 15, 2018
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Do Data Breaches Affect Stock Performance in the Long Run?

Trailrunner7 tipped us off to this story on ZDNet: A multi-year study on the stock price evolution for breached companies reveals that data breaches have a long-term impact on a company’s stock price, even if it’s somewhat minimal. The study, carried out by the research team behind the CompariTech web portal, looked only at companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange that suffered and publicly disclosed breaches of one…

September 15, 2018
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Some Northern California Cities Are Blocking Deployment of 5G Towers

Hkibtimes tipped us off to some interesting news from TechCrunch: The Bay Area may be the center of the global technology industry, but that hasn’t stopped one wealthy enclave from protecting itself from the future. The city council of Mill Valley, a small town located just a few miles north of San Francisco, voted unanimously late last week to effectively block deployments of small-cell 5G wireless towers in the city’s…

September 15, 2018
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Man Jailed For Hundreds of Fake TripAdvisor Reviews

An Italian man was sentenced to nine months in jail for selling fake reviews on TripAdvisor to several hundred businesses. He’ll also be fined 8,000 euros (about $9,300). TripAdvisor had threatened businesses with a red badge icon warning travelers thatreviews had been manipulated, after which “several businesses were willing to share information to support TripAdvisor’s investigations.” From TripAdvisor’s Insights blog: Back in 2015, our dedicated team of fraud investigators identified…

September 15, 2018
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