Major Zcash Vulnerability Fixed

Zcash just fixed a vulnerability that would have allowed “infinite counterfeit” Zcash. Like all the other blockchain vulnerabilities and updates, this demonstrates the ridiculousness of the notion that code can replace people, that trust can be encompassed in the protocols, or that human governance is not ncessary. Source: https://www.schneier.com

February 5, 2019
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Ask Slashdot: Are Custom Android ROMS Still a Thing?

Thelasko writes: Reading Kashmir Hill’s series Goodby Big Five on Gizmodo made me consider switching to a custom Android ROM like LineageOS again. The Gizmodo articles make it seem that most phones are so locked down it is almost impossible to do. My last experience with custom ROMs confirmed that to be true for me. Is anyone having success? Why is LineageOS making builds for 185 devices if no one…

February 5, 2019
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‘You Need To Be Very, Very Cautious’: US Warns European Allies Not To Use Chinese Gear For 5G Networks

The United States sees the European Union as its top priority in a global effort to convince allies not to buy Huawei equipment for next-generation mobile networks, a U.S. State Department Official said on Tuesday. From a report: After meetings with the European Commission and the Belgian government in Brussels, U.S. officials are set to take a message to other European capitals that the world’s biggest telecommunications gear maker poses…

February 5, 2019
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Winklevoss’ crypto exchange Gemini has reportedly been shutting down accounts after large redemptions of its stablecoin, GUSD (Leigh Cuen/CoinDesk)

February 5, 2019

Leigh Cuen / CoinDesk: Winklevoss’ crypto exchange Gemini has reportedly been shutting down accounts after large redemptions of its stablecoin, GUSD  —  Two over-the-counter trading desks say their accounts at Gemini, the crypto exchange founded by U.S. investors Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Flickr Starts Culling Users’ Photos

Photo-sharing website Flickr is starting to delete users’ photos after changing its terms and conditions. The firm announced in November that it would no longer be allowing its members one terabyte of free storage. From a report: Under the new rules, there is a limit of 1,000 photographs for those who do not subscribe to the service at a cost of $49.99 per year. One terabyte would store around 200,000…

February 5, 2019
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YouTube says its experimental Instagram-like Explore tab has expanded beyond the iOS app to more devices and now suggests smaller, up-and-coming creators (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

February 5, 2019

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: YouTube says its experimental Instagram-like Explore tab has expanded beyond the iOS app to more devices and now suggests smaller, up-and-coming creators  —  YouTube is expanding the test of its “Explore” feature, a new discovery tool it first introduced as an experiment within its iPhone app last year. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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