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Learning Questions Posed As Tech Companies Connect Students Through Covid | #teacher | #children | #kids | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

Technology Private technology companies are rolling out free initiatives for students as Covid-19 highlights the importance of connectivity. Laura Walters takes a look at the opportunities for tech companies and what […] View full post on National Cyber Security

For better, for worse – Smriti Mundhra both celebrates and questions Indian cultural values | Prospero | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

Aug 12th 2020 by E.S. | NEW YORK LONG BEFORE dating apps and algorithms, professionals did the work of matchmaking. In ancient Greece promnestria—female matchmakers—sought out eligible youngsters and facilitated […] View full post on National Cyber Security

Doctor answers your coronavirus questions about COVID-19 vaccine trial, antibodies, kids | #covid19 | #kids | #childern | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

During ABC7’s Ask the Doctor live stream Tuesday, Dr. Daisy Dodd, an infectious disease specialist from Kaiser Permanente, answered your questions about the coronavirus.Dodd discussed the effect of COVID-19 on […] View full post on National Cyber Security

Evaluating Your Security Controls? Be Sure to Ask the Right Questions

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Testing security controls is the only way to know if they are truly defending your organization. With many different testing frameworks and tools to choose from, you have lots of options. But what do you specifically want to know? And how are the findings relevant to […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

5 #Questions #Bitcoin Traders Can’t #Answer

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5 #Questions #Bitcoin Traders Can’t #Answer

As a bona fide cryptocurrency skeptic, I’m of two minds on Bitcoin and other cryptos. One, I don’t think we know enough about them to invest in them as if they were stocks and bonds. The transparency isn’t there.

But I also think that the tide of technology and investors isn’t going to be stopped any time soon.

Regulators, of course, are concerned about cryptos. Vehicles are started up every day to invest and speculate in them. According to the Financial Times, the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority is eyeing new trading platforms that allow you to bet on crypto movements with as much as 30:1 leverage on derivative contracts linked to Bitcoin.

Where is this all going? As Bitcoin prices blow past $6,000 a share, millions of investors want a piece of the action. Yet there are far too many questions to answer before cryptos become mainstream investments.

In an insightful piece by Karen Webster of pymnts.com, she poses the kinds of questions all investors should be asking:

— Will Bitcoin Actually Replace Traditional Currencies? “No one believes in the merits of a global cryptocurrency, except bitcoin zealots.

The notion that central banks will give up monetary control of their fiat currencies for a global cryptocurrency, especially bitcoin, is just not happening, so we should stop talking about it. Even economists who never agree on anything, agree on that.

Besides, a currency that swings between $1,000 and $5,000 over the course of two years, and between $3,000 and $5,000 in the course of a few weeks, isn’t exactly a good basis for operating a strong and stable foundation for a global financial system.”

— Is Bitcoin A Legitimate Exchange Of Value?“Bitcoin has only two proven use cases after eight years: criminal activity and speculation.

I honestly don’t understand why this continues to be dismissed in the face of mountains of evidence to the contrary. In the eight years since bitcoin has been a currency, transaction volume in the support of legitimate commerce is virtually nil.”

— Is Bitcoin Really Free? “Bitcoin is anything but free. Miners now expect a fee for their work and won’t process transactions for which they are not paid.

That means that those costs are passed down the ecosystem to end users. There’s no such thing as a free lunch, even in the land of bitcoin.”

— Is Bitcoin Immune From Hacking And Fraud?“The rising value of bitcoin has made exchanges prime targets for hacking, and thus has made hacks there quite lucrative.

The Mt. Gox hack netted $500 million, Bitfinex $72 million, Bitcoinica $460,000, Bitfloor $250,000 and Bitstamp $5.2 million. South Korea’s Bithumb hack last summer — the exchange that serves 75 percent of the South Korean market for bitcoin — resulted in tens of millions of dollars lost for the 30,000 customers affected. Even the wallets that store bitcoin are vulnerable.

The FBI reports that some $28 million in losses were reported to them in 2016, triple what they saw in 2015. But that’s only what’s reported.

It’s hard to imagine a money launderer or terrorist emailing the FBI to let them know they were hacked and lost money. That means that no one actually knows how much money has been lost to hacking, but the anonymity and irrevocability associated with bitcoin transactions means that the money lost is also irrecoverable.”

— Is It Too Soon For Crypto Derivatives And Margin Trading? With futures contracts on T-bills and corn, you know exactly what you’re buying. The markets are backed up by regulated exchanges that have been around for 100 years or more.

But with Bitcoin, are you buying bits of computer code or somebody’s wildly irrational idea of what those bits and bytes are worth?

“There’s a lot of interest from active traders and investors,” Claus Nielsen, head of markets at Denmark’s Saxo Bank, which has no immediate plans to offer crypto-CFDs, told The Financial Times.

“But this is not a liquid trading product yet. It’s premature, and not professional, to offer margin trading on cryptocurrencies to the retail segment yet.”

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4 Security Questions to Ask When Outsourcing IT Operations to Make Sure Your Business Isn’t at Risk

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Outsourcing IT operations to managed IT services providers (MSP) is a common trend for a business looking to maintain its operational efficiency while cutting down on cost. In addition to assisting with IT infrastructure management, 38 percent of businesses that …

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Questions Every CEO Should Ask About Cyber Security

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Online presences are ever growing, but one element of online growth that isn’t increasing at the same rate is the knowledge and awareness of cyber-security. It’s vital all business organisations, large and small ask the right questions when initiating the …

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The 5 Questions That Parents Of College Students Should Ask

The transition from home to college can be exciting as well as rocky for you and your college student child. So much is unfamiliar and unknown for both generations.

For parents, this transition means defining a whole different structure for your lives now that you no longer need to offer homework help or three square meals a day. For college students, it means creating everything from scratch in a brand-new place: residence, roommates, friends, higher academic requirements, and for many, figuring out how to combine school and a job. Freshman year can be the most challenging — more students drop out their first year of college than in any that follows — as new students try to adjust to all the unknowns of campus life.

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Will Apple ever answer its iPhone security questions?

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Will Apple ever answer its iPhone security questions?

Some people simply have to have the latest phone – teenagers, techno-hipsters, app developers, those utterly devoted to tasting every Apple product. Even some in law enforcement or those intent on keeping secrets (looking at you, Hillary Clinton).
So when

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Two cybersecurity questions most organizations aren’t asking

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Two cybersecurity questions most organizations aren’t asking

Information security is a critical technology function that often flies below the radar of technology and business leaders. As long as things are going well, security teams often work in the shadows, only coming into the spotlight when adverse events

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