Bitcoin wallet ‘Blockchain’ adds Ethereum support

This isn’t a game of bingo, the company called Blockchain is maintaining the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet. And starting today, Blockchain users will also be able to create Ethereum wallets and hold ethers.

Blockchain isn’t a centralized exchange like Coinbase or Kraken. It is simply a wallet so that you can safely story all your cryptocurrencies. Compared to many services out there, Blockchain is more secure and more difficult to hack.

When you create a Blockchain wallet on the web or using the mobile app, the company can’t see your balance or your transactions. You can back up your wallet to Blockchain’s servers, but you keep the keys to your wallet.

And this approach has been quite popular as there are now 16 million Blockchain wallets. The startup also recently raised a $40 million round.

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Samsung’s latest portable SSD can handle RAW 4K video

The T5 hits 540 MB/s thanks to 64-layer V-NAND and USB 3.1 gen 2 tech.

We keep hearing about obtuse terms like “96-layer” and “V-NAND” for flash storage tech, but what does that mean for actual products? Samsung has given us a concrete answer with its latest portable SSD drive, the T5. It uses bleeding-edge 64-layer V-NAND and USB 3.1 gen 2 tech to generate impressive 540 MB/s transfer speeds, assuming your host computer can handle it. That’s about as fast an external device of any kind that you can find right now.

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LinkedIn can’t block scrapers from monitoring user activity

It just lost a lawsuit that could have major implications for your social media data.

Your LinkedIn activity could soon be used to keep tabs on you at work. On Monday, a US federal judge ruled that the Microsoft-owned social network cannot block a startup from accessing public data. The company in question, hiQ Labs, scrapes LinkedIn info to create algorithms that can predict whether employees are likely to quit their jobs. The case could also have a wider impact on the control social media sites wield over your info.

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Trump administration demands data on over a million visitors to anti-Trump site

The EFF, representing Dreamhost in the case, called the Justice Dept’s order ‘unconstitutional’.

The Trump administration is demanding web host provider Dreamhost turn over the logs of over 1.3 million visitors to an anti-Trump website it hosts, the company has revealed.

News of the Justice Department order landed Monday when the company took an unusual step of announcing that it had been in talks with the government to clarify and narrow the search warrant in an effort to comply, but had failed to reach an amicable resolution.

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Google Allo now available for desktop

Google’s smart messaging app is now available on the desktop/web, but only if you’re an Android user. Google says iPhone support is coming soon.

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Google on Tuesday released its Allo smart messaging app for desktop users, but only if they have an Android device.

To begin using Allo on the desktop, users will need Allo open on their phone and then scan the QR code provided on the Allo website.

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Discord bans servers that promote Nazi ideology

Discord, a fast-growing free chat service popular among gamers, said today that it had shut down “a number of accounts” following violence instigated by white supremacists over the weekend. The service, which lets users chat with voice and text, was being used by proponents of Nazi ideology both before and after the attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia. “We will continue to take action against Nazi ideology, and all forms of hate,” the company said in a tweet.

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Trump re-election campaign releases ad attacking ‘enemies’

President Donald Trump makes a statement in the Diplomatic Room at the White House on August 14, 2017.

Washington (CNN)The day after racially charged violence gripped Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign released an ad attacking his “enemies” for obstructing his agenda.

The ad slammed Democrats, the media and career politicians for what it said were attacks on and obstruction of Trump’s efforts while touting the President’s record so far of overseeing low levels of unemployment, record-high stock prices and what the ad called “the strongest military in decades.”

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Russia Discusses Starting Cryptocurrency Mining With Its 20+ Gigawatt Surplus

Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov has revealed that discussions are underway regarding the creation of government centers for cryptocurrency mining, according to local publications.

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Merkel condemns ‘disgusting’ far-right violence in US

Merkel condemns 'disgusting' far-right violence in US

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday slammed as “disgusting” the role of white supremacists in a violent protest in Virginia and an “evil attack” against counter-demonstrators that left one woman dead, her spokesman said.

In sharply worded remarks, Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert expressed shock at the weekend rally by Ku Klux Klan members and other white nationalists in Charlottesville.

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Elon Musk issues a stark warning about A.I., calls it a bigger threat than North Korea

Elon Musk issues a stark warning about A.I., calls it a bigger threat than North Korea

Tesla CEO Elon Musk fired off a new and ominous warning on Friday about artificial intelligence, suggesting the emerging technology poses an even greater risk to the world than a nuclear conflagration with North Korea.

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