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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

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BitCAD to Develop a Decentralized System for Biometric Identification

Category: News, Tech

BitCAD to Develop a Decentralized System for Biometric Identification

BitCAD, an international project focused on developing cryptographically secured smart platforms, has announced that they are working on a decentralized solution for biometric identification. While the market in question seems to have crystallized, the issue goes a bit deeper, so a blockchain-based system might find its niche as it could provide something its centralized peers fail to accomplish. Existing Systems…

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FBI’s Attack on Encryption; Economists Condemn Bitcoin

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, News, Tech

FBI’s Attack on Encryption; Economists Condemn Bitcoin

At the Symantec Government Symposium in Washington DC, FBI Director James Corney released the agency’s strategy to “break” data encryption methods in 2017. Leading economists including Nobel-winning Joseph Stiglitz have also praised the government’s efforts of “shutting down” cryptographic networks like Bitcoin. Most financial institutions, leaders, and economists believe that bitcoin, as a form of money, must be regulated and…

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Bitcoin Browser ‘Brave’ to Boost Speed and Privacy

Category: Bitcoin, News

Bitcoin Browser ‘Brave’ to Boost Speed and Privacy

Brave, a Bitcoin Browser focused on privacy, speed, and micropayments for content, has recently secured an initial seed fund worth $4.5 million from Propel Ventures, a $250 million venture fund started by BBVA. The funds this round are marked for platform growth and development; we may see even faster speeds when browsing or more power efficient battery consumption when using…

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Tech Leaders React: Compliance Draft Bill Will Result in “Unintended Consequences”

Category: Business, News, Regulation

Tech Leaders React: Compliance Draft Bill Will Result in “Unintended Consequences”

The Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016, released last week, proposed a new set of obligations which would force companies to allow access to sensitive information. Now, a joint force comprised of the Reform Government Surveillance, the Computer & Communications Industry Association, the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (I2C) and the Entertainment Software Association has replied to the draft bill. The group wrote…

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Proposed Bill Will Require That Devices Can Supply “Intelligible” Data

Category: News, Regulation

Proposed Bill Will Require That Devices Can Supply “Intelligible” Data

In the wake of recent controversy over access to encrypted data, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Chairman Richard Burr and the Vice Chairman Dianne Feinstein have released the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016. This compliance draft legislation is set to reinforce the obligation for all entities to comply with court orders designed to “protect Americans against criminals…

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Feature Interview: Dr. Andy Yen on ProtonMail and Online Privacy

Category: Business, Interviews, News, Tech

Feature Interview: Dr. Andy Yen on ProtonMail and Online Privacy

Ever since the Internet became a mainstream tool, there has been an intense debate over online privacy. We have seen, from the Assange case, to the Snowden and Manning cases, that online privacy is a matter of great importance that concerns us all. Nevertheless, this growing concern and recent attention toward online privacy has inspired the development of many projects…

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ProtonMail Releases Email Encryption Apps for iOS and Android

Category: Press Releases

ProtonMail Releases Email Encryption Apps for iOS and Android

World’s largest secure email service allows open signups for the first time since 2014 and releases mobile apps. March 17th, 2016Geneva, Switzerland ProtonMail, the world’s largest encrypted email provider, is announcing today that the service is leaving beta and will be allowing open registrations for the first time in nearly two years. Concurrently, the service will be launching its free…

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