Category: Security

Google Uses Cryptographic Signatures, Prevents NSA Backdoor

Google, the technology company overseen by the US$561 billion parent corporation Alphabet, recently released a document entitled “Google Infrastructure Security Design Overview” to provide an overview of how security measures are implemented into Google’s global scale infrastructure. Within this infrastructure, Google operates some of its highly demanded and widely used applications such as Google Search, Gmail, Drive and Photos that are utilized by billions of people on a monthly basis. …
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Backpage Censored by Government, Forced to Shut Down Adult Section

Leading classified advertising website Backpage was forced to shut down its adult section last week, after it fell victim to a government inspection and crackdown. The US Senate committee, which released a full report on the matter, came to a consensus that the company was promoting and facilitating prostitution and child sex trafficking. Senators Rob Portman and Claire McCaskill stated that the decision of Backpage to terminate its adult section …
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Bitcoin Legal in Netherlands, Prosecutors Speed Up Laundering Investigations

The legality of Bitcoin is clearly defined by several regulatory frameworks established by the Dutch lawmakers. However, local prosecutors and law enforcement agencies are leading various cases involving money laundering and the usage of bitcoin, to ensure that the digital currency is not utilized in any criminal activities. Similar to other law enforcement agencies including Interpol, the Dutch public prosecution department and police are allocating a significant amount of resources and capital to …
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Top 5 Cryptocurrencies That Promote Anonymity

Throughout the past few years, bitcoin has pillared a revolutionary financial concept of decentralization that relies on utilization of a peer-to-peer network to confirm transactions between trustless parties. However a feature, and to some flaw in bitcoin’s blockchain is a public ledger that stores every single transaction, allowing the records to be visible by anyone. Even though your bitcoin address is a form of a “pseudonym”, this doesn’t provide total anonymity. …
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