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Is Bitcoin for real? Probably since the founder of Ripple was briefly richer than Mark Zuckerberg!

USA - January 15 2018 The New York Times reported that “In 2017, the cryptocurrency Bitcoin went from $830 to $19,300, and now quivers around $14,000. Ether, its main rival…

You don’t want to hear this - Chip makers confess that every computer in the world is at cyber risk!

USA - January 5 2018 Every single computer (including cells, tablets, PCs, & servers) has a Central Processing Unit (CPU) made by Intel, AMD, & ARM and security experts…

Blockchain (think Bitcoin technology) is one of the “17 Things” you should have learned about in 2017!

USA - December 31 2017 Darkreading described Blockchain (which allows Bitcoin to operate) as the “distributed ledger technology essentially allows for the creation of a list…

Adult supervision no longer needed at Google (Alpahbet)…so Eric Schmidt is stepping aside!

USA - December 26 2017 In 2001 Google brought Eric Schmidt aboard for adult supervision, and during his tenure among other earth scattering things Schmidt coined the word…

Astroturf Update: State sues hotel for punishing guests for bad reviews!

USA - December 22 2017 The state of Indiana sued a hotel which “maintained a written policy stating if a consumer made any negative statement, including an online comment or…

Blockchain news -Legal risks are one the 5 myths of bitcoin (which is powered by Blockchain)!

USA - December 19 2017 The Washington Post reported that the “Securities and Exchange Commission recently began cracking down on initial coin offerings, a new type of…

Of course, testing is 1 of the 5 easy steps to beat Ransomware!

USA - December 12 2017 Unitrends issued a white paper which stated that “the truth is that all industries are vulnerable to ransomware. Email, databases and business…

Note to Ransomware Criminals - North Carolina Counties will not pay ransom…so go elsewhere!

USA - December 8 2017 The New York Times reported that Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (which includes the city of Charlotte) refused to “pay a $23,000 ransom to a group…

Are you kidding me? Only 15% of US companies have insurance for their data!

USA - December 5 2017 One might conclude it makes a lot sense to insure business data after considering Tableau’s report that included Ponemon’s estimate that the “average…

Uber paid a ransom to hackers who stole 57 million Uber records last year!

USA - November 29 2017 The New York Times reported that Uber fired it security officer after “two hackers stole data about the company’s riders and drivers — including phone…