Month: September 2018

Amateur Cryptojackers and Apple Macs Emerge as Two Mining Malware Trends for 2018

2017 was a big year for cryptojacking. It increased by 8,500 percent, according to figures published by Symantec in March. And it would seem that 2018 has so far been an even bigger year for mining malware, as the Cyber...

/ September 30, 2018

Brexit: Afloat

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/ September 30, 2018

Indonesia earthquake: Dozens feared trapped under quake rubble

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRescuers have been digging by hand in the search for survivors Dozens of people are thought to be trapped under the rubble of buildings in the Indonesian city of Palu following an...

/ September 30, 2018

Trump’s ban on transgender troops finally turned gay-run TMZ against him

TMZ Logo Wikimedia Commons With his outsized character, sexual proclivities and financial scandals, Donald Trump is tailor made for gossip. In fact, no one knows that better than Trump himself. On the grounds that no publicity is bad publicity, Trump not...

/ September 30, 2018

Unbiased algorithms can still be problematic

Creating unbiased, accurate algorithms isn’t impossible — it’s just time consuming. “It actually is mathematically possible,” facial recognition startup Kairos CEO Brian Brackeen told me on a panel at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Algorithms are sets of rules that computers follow...

/ September 30, 2018

Kanye West delivered a pro-Trump rant on SNL. The audience booed, but he earned Trump’s praise.

There was a lot President Donald Trump didn’t like about this weekend’s Saturday Night Live premiere, including, presumably, Matt Damon’s screaming and crying Brett Kavanaugh impression and Kate McKinnon’s “Ruth Bader Gins-burns.” But there was one part he did enjoy,...

/ September 30, 2018

The White House is reportedly limiting the FBI’s Kavanaugh investigation. Trump says that’s not the case.

The FBI is reaching out to Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez about their allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But according to a pair of reports, the White House is limiting other parts...

/ September 30, 2018

Crypto Markets See Mix of Red and Green, With Half of Top 100 Coins Slightly Up

Sunday, September 30: crypto markets are seeing a mix of red and green today. A little more than half of the top 100 cryptocurrencies have grown in the 24 hours to press time. The daily trade volume has declined, seeing...

/ September 30, 2018

Hodler’s Digest, September 23-30: Walmart Embraces Blockchain, Google Does 180 On Crypto-Ad Ban

Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph...

/ September 30, 2018

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia spins comedic gold out of sexual harassment training

Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives here. The episode of the week for September 23 through 29 is...

/ September 30, 2018

Bitcoin Price Makes Second Straight Monthly Loss in September

Bitcoin (BTC) is reporting losses for a second straight month, but there are hints of a bullish breakout ahead in the fourth quarter. At press time, the leading cryptocurrency is trading at $6,570 – down 6.30 percent from September's opening...

/ September 30, 2018

Launching a Website on the Bitcoin Cash Network Is Now a Reality

Technology & Security On September 29, Bitcoin Cash enthusiast Donald Mulders wrote an interesting post on the social media network Yours.org. The post detailed that he was attempting to host a website on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) chain using the...

/ September 30, 2018

Plantronics BackBeat FIT 2100 Review: Our Favorite Workout Headphones

In high school, my cross-country coach once counseled me to open my clenched fists. Stay relaxed, he said. The energy that you use to clench your fists is energy that you need for running. To this day, every time a...

/ September 30, 2018

China factory sector hurt in September as trade frictions bite

Growth in China's manufacturing sector sputtered in September as both external and domestic demand weakened, two surveys showed on Sunday, raising the pressure on policymakers as U.S. tariffs appear to be inflicting a heavier toll on the Chinese economy. A...

/ September 30, 2018

Mass burials as death toll from Indonesian disaster surges

The death toll in Indonesia's quake-tsunami disaster nearly doubled to more than 800 Sunday, as ill-equipped rescuers struggled to reach scores of trapped victims, health officials resorted to mass burials and desperate residents looted shops for food and water. "The...

/ September 30, 2018

Indonesia: Tsunami death toll tops 800 amid search for survivors

The death toll from an earthquake that prompted a tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has risen to 832, the national disaster mitigation agency has said, adding it assessed the affected area to be bigger than initially thought. Many...

/ September 30, 2018

Trans women are our sisters: the Anarchist Federation statement

This is a re-post from the Anarchist Federation website. At our national Federation Delegate Meeting in September, The Anarchist Federation agreed unanimously to sign a statement “It’s spelt Sisterhood not Cis-terhood” by the group Sister not Cister. The statement is...

/ September 30, 2018

Over 150 people at Listen Out caught with drugs, seven hospitalised

Posted September 30, 2018 18:24:14 Photo: Over 150 people were charged with drug possession at the Listen Out Festival over the weekend. (Facebook: Listen Out/Steve Wall) Police have arrested 159 people attending the Listen Out Festival in Sydney at the...

/ September 30, 2018

Elon Musk reaches deal over tweets about taking Tesla private

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWho is Elon Musk? Elon Musk must step down as Tesla chair and pay a fine after reaching a deal with US regulators over tweets he posted about taking the firm private....

/ September 30, 2018

Elon Musk will step down as Tesla chairman and pay a $20 million fine in SEC settlement

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk will step down as chairman of the electric carmaker for at least three years as part of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over a security fraud charge stemming from a series...

/ September 29, 2018