Coinbase says it’s halted Ethereum Classic transactions, withdrawals, and deposits, after a 51% attack on the cryptocurrency led to coin double-spending (CoinDesk)

January 7, 2019

CoinDesk: Coinbase says it’s halted Ethereum Classic transactions, withdrawals, and deposits, after a 51% attack on the cryptocurrency led to coin double-spending  —  Crypto exchange Coinbase has halted all ethereum classic transactions, withdrawals and deposits due to a series of blockchain history reorganizations on the network. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Government Shutdown is Putting a Damper on Science in Seattle and Elsewhere

It’s been called the “Super Bowl of Astronomy,” but when the American Astronomical Society’s winter meeting plays out in Seattle this week, some of the stars won’t be taking the field. From a report: The AAS meeting is just one of the scientific endeavors diminished by the partial government shutdown in Washington, D.C., which entered its 17th day today. NASA representatives, and researchers whose travel would typically be funded by…

January 7, 2019
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BrandPost: Data Gravity and What It Means for Enterprise Data Analytics and AI Architectures

New data-intensive applications like data analytics, artificial intelligence and the Internet of things are driving huge growth in enterprise data. With this growth comes a new set of IT architectural considerations that revolve around the concept of data gravity. In this post, I will take a high-level look at data gravity and what it means for your enterprise IT architecture, particularly as you prepare to deploy data-intensive AI and deep…

January 7, 2019
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AT&T Misleads Customers by Updating Phones With Fake 5G Icon

As promised, AT&T has updated three smartphones from Samsung and LG to make them show 5G connectivity logos, even though none of them are capable of connecting to 5G networks. From a report: Now, when the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, LG V30, or LG V40 are connected to portions of AT&T’s LTE network that have received some speed-boosting updates, they’ll show an icon that says “5G E” instead of “LTE.”…

January 7, 2019
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DuckDuckGo Denies Using Fingerprinting To Track Its Users

Mark Wilson writes: Responding to a forum post that accused it of ‘fingerprinting users’, privacy-centric search engine DuckDuckGo says that fears are unfounded and that it is not tracking its users. The allegation was made after the Firefox extension CanvasBlocker showed a warning to users. The suggestion of fingerprinting — gathering as much information as possible about a user through their browser to create a unique identifier that can be…

January 7, 2019
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