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Want Your DNA on the Blockchain? This Company Does, Too…

“The information is then stored on the Nebula blockchain, which executives say offers the highest levels of security, anonymity, and transparency” writes Nick Marinoff for livebitcoinnews.com. Customers interested in taking part provide the company with some health-based information to get the process started.Fancy your DNA being on the blockchain?. Granted anyone wishes to access your information on the blockchain, they must pay a fee. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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Here are the ‘cyber 9/11’ scenarios that really worry the experts

“Former NSA head Admiral Michael Rogers told CNBC last month that “nothing is beyond the pale of possibility” for cyberattacks” writes Kate Fazzini for cnbc.com. They fall into three common themes: physical attacks that shut off or damage some aspect of critical services, financial attacks that spin out of control and lead to bank runs, and hackers changing data in a way that erodes trust in the economy and critical institutions. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Power outages and bank runs: Here are the ‘cyber 9/11’ scenarios that really worry the experts

“Former NSA head Admiral Michael Rogers told CNBC last month that “nothing is beyond the pale of possibility” for cyberattacks” writes Kate Fazzini for cnbc.com. They fall into three common themes: physical attacks that shut off or damage some aspect of critical services, financial attacks that spin out of control and lead to bank runs, and hackers changing data in a way that erodes trust in the economy and critical institutions. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Mean precipitation in two months of autumn quadruples yr/yr: data 

“Province of Gilan, northern Iran, received the highest amount of rain nationwide over the aforesaid period, the data showed” reports tehrantimes.com. TEHRAN — From the beginning of autumn to November 17, Iran received 43.7 millimeters of rain on average which quadruples last year’s precipitation over the same period, according to data released on Saturday by the National Drought Warning and Monitoring Center. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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Instagram accidentally exposed some user passwords through its data download tool

“An Instagram spokesperson disputed this, saying that the company hashes and salts its stored passwords” writes Nov Est for theverge.com. This information was not exposed to anyone else, and we have made changes so this no longer happens.” Updated November 17, 3:30PM ET: Included information from Instagram spokesperson regarding password security.Instagram has notified some of its users that their password might have been exposed due to a security bug, according to The Information (via Engadget). Source: theverge.com Share This:

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The Next Data Mine Is Your Bedroom

“In the first patent, Google imagines devices that would scan and analyze the surroundings of your home, then offer you content based on what they detect” writes Sidney Fussell for theatlantic.com. The patent imagines smart home devices would make all types of inferences about users, sorting them into categories based on what it sees in their most personal spaces.With a fascinating pair of new patents for smart home technology, Google is hoping users will open their homes to its trademark eavesdropping. Source: theatlantic.com Share This:

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Comdata Powers Virtual Card Payments For Construction Sector

“Comdata, owned by FLEETCOR, announced another partnership with Uber Freight earlier this year via the Uber Freight Plus program” reports pymnts.com. Financial solutions provider Comdata is teaming up with Computer Guidance Corporation to integrate virtual card payment functionality for the construction industry.On Thursday (Nov. 15), the company announced the launch of eCMS Connect for Comdata Virtual Card, enabling Computer Guidance clients to automate vendor payments.Users of the Uber Freight mobile app gained access to the Uber Freight Fuel Card, powered by Comdata, to streamline fuel payments and receive discounts on…

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Brexit front and middle in light week for data

“It’s a short working week in the U.S., with Thanksgiving on Thursday, but data on Wednesday will likely show reduced spending on durable goods in October” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. LONDON (Reuters) – Brexit will be foremost in investors’ minds in the coming week, though a smattering of data will offer further indications as to how much global economic growth, bogged down by politics and trade wars, is slowing.So while focus will remain on what progress – if any – May can make in uniting Britain behind her…

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