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IMF Sees Legal, Economic Issues With El Salvador Bitcoin Move

The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday it has a number of economic and legal concerns regarding the move from El Salvador to make bitcoin a parallel legal tender. Reuters reports: El Salvador has become the first country in the world to ado.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJun 11th, 2021

Scientists expose the cold heart of landfalling hurricanes

Hurricanes are powerful weather events born in the open sea. Fueled by moisture from the warm ocean, hurricanes can intensify in strength, move vast distances across the water, and ultimately unleash their destruction upon land. But what happens to h.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 17 min. ago

The most common Zoom problems and how to fix them

Here are some of the most common Zoom problems and how to troubleshoot them. From issues with your video to problems sharing your screen, we've got you covered......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 18 min. ago

Image: Hubble sees a spiral in good company

This image, taken with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3, features the spiral galaxy NGC 4680. Two other galaxies, at the far right and bottom center of the image, flank NGC 4680. NGC 4680 enjoyed a wave of attention in 1997, as it played host to a supern.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 17 min. ago

Expert: Climate protection policy does not have a negative economic impact

The benefits of strict climate policies are often underestimated in public debate, while the costs are generally overestimated, says Lucas Bretschger. Climate protection does not have a negative impact on economic development......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 17 min. ago

Why Quantum Computers Won"t End Up Cracking Bitcoin Wallets

"Within a decade, quantum computers could be powerful enough to break the cryptographic security that protects cell phones, bank accounts, email addresses and — yes — bitcoin wallets," writes CNBC. But fortunately, that would happen only.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News18 hr. 49 min. ago

Should Big Tech pay you for your data? It’s possible, but also problematic

There are a handful of companies on the web that aim to give you control of your data, and even pay you for it. But doing so could potentially cause issues.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Apple Repair Tech Posted Woman"s Explicit iPhone Photos to Facebook

"Apple paid a multimillion dollar settlement to a woman after iPhone repair techs posted risque pictures from her phone to Facebook," reports the Washington Post, citing legal documents obtained by the Telegraph. An unnamed Oregon college student ".....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Is Bitcoin More Traceable Than Cash?

The New York Times argues that this week changed Bitcoin's reputation as "secure, decentralized and anonymous" (adding "Criminals, often operating in hidden reaches of the internet, flocked to Bitcoin to do illicit business without revealing their na.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Norway sees oil in its future despite warnings

Norway, Western Europe's biggest oil producer, plans to continue exploration and drilling in coming decades, the government said Friday, despite concerns about its impact on the climate......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Global Banking Regulators Call For Toughest Rules For Cryptocurrencies

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Global regulators have said cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin should come with the toughest bank capital rules to avoid putting the wider financial system at risk should their value collapse sudde.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

House lawmakers introduce Big Tech bills that could break up Amazon, Google and others

Tech giants including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google could be forced to make sweeping changes to their businesses under a series of new bills introduced Friday by House lawmakers targeting the companies' economic dominance......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Amazon, eBay fight legislation that would unmask third-party sellers

Federal and state bills come as e-commerce gains ground. Enlarge / Boxes move along a conveyor belt at the Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey. (credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg) Amazon and a who’s who of online-onl.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

EOI sees steady sales for automotive lighting modules in May

LED automotive lighting module maker Excellence Optoelectronics (EOI) has reported revenues of NT$288.31 million (US$10.38 million) for May, up 0.15% sequentially and 133.88% on year......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

IMF Sees Legal, Economic Issues With El Salvador Bitcoin Move

The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday it has a number of economic and legal concerns regarding the move from El Salvador to make bitcoin a parallel legal tender. Reuters reports: El Salvador has become the first country in the world to ado.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Combating maritime litter: Innovative solutions for fighting pollution in the oceans

Plastic bottles drifting in the sea; bags in the stomachs of turtles; COVID-19 masks dancing in the surf: Few images are as unpleasant to look at as those that show the contamination of our oceans. And few environmental issues are as urgent and as pr.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

More sustainable mortars and concrete with optimal thermal and mechanical efficiency

The consumption of raw materials has increased notably in industry in general, and in the construction industry in particular, amidst growing concerns over sustainability issues. Concrete and mortar are the most commonly used materials in constructio.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Economic crime is going uninvestigated as police hide behind the veil of Action Fraud

Fraud is going uninvestigated by police who are "hiding behind the veil" of the Action Fraud national crime reporting agency......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Americans Pocketed $4 Billion In Bitcoin Profits In 2020, Analysis Reveals

Americans got richer off bitcoin than any other country last year -- pocketing $4.1 billion in profits as the price of the volatile cryptocurrency soared to $29,000 from under $10,000, according to a new analysis. The New York Post reports: The US wa.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Seagate and Western Digital increase HDD production as Chia sends sales skyrocketing

The Chia blockchain uses a "proof of space and time" model instead of "proof of work" (Bitcoin) or "proof of stake" (Etherium 2.0), meaning people can farm the crypto by allocating their unused disk space. It's already led to a 500% increase in Adata.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

World"s biggest meat processor JBS pays $11 million to ransomware gang

The incident took place last week, shutting down abattoirs in the US, Canada, and Australia. The company, which supplies more than a fifth of all beef in the US, said making the massive Bitcoin payment was necessary to protect customers......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021