Tag: Privacy

Altcoin
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Metamask Browser Extension Default Settings Broadcast ETH Addresses to Visited Websites

Brian Evans - Mar 23, 2019

Users’ Ethereum wallet addresses are reportedly broadcast to all visited websites by leading ETH browser extension Metamask when privacy mode isn’t enabled

Bitcoin
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Casa-Branded Case Brings Military Tech to Bitcoin Wallet Protection

Brian Evans - Mar 20, 2019

Casa has just rolled out radio wave-screening "Faraday bags" as the ultimate cypherpunk accessory for bitcoin hardware wallets.

Altcoin
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French Financial Regulator Proposes Ban on Anonymous Cryptocurrencies

Brian Evans - Mar 08, 2019

The head of the Finance Committee of France’s National Assembly proposed to ban anonymity-focused cryptocurrencies like Monero and Zcash

AML
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Blockchain Analytics Firm Chainalysis Outlines User Data Policy Amid Coinbase Allegations

Brian Evans - Mar 06, 2019

Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis has clarified that it does not collect or sell users’ personal data when it provides its services to crypto exchanges

Blockchain Analysis
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Coinbase Now Says It Never Shared ‘Personally Identifiable’ Customer Data

Brian Evans - Mar 06, 2019

The Coinbase reputation crisis continues, this time with questions related to how the company plans to use customer data.

Bitcoin Regulation
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Ex-IBM Chair: No Solution Yet Found to Bring Public Blockchains Under EU Privacy Laws

Brian Evans - Mar 05, 2019

Retired IBM chairman Sam Palmisano says he doesn’t know of a solution that has been found to make public blockchain networks compatible with European data privacy laws

Bitcoin
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Angry Bitcoin Fans Delete Coinbase Accounts to Protest Neutrino Acquisition

Brian Evans - Mar 01, 2019

Upset Coinbase users are closing their accounts after the crypto exchange acquired an analytics startup with a controversial past.

Altcoin
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Stanford Researchers Develop Privacy Mechanism for Ethereum Smart Contract

Brian Evans - Feb 22, 2019

Researchers from Stanford University and Visa Research have developed a privacy mechanism for Ethereum and other smart contract platforms

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Google’s ‘Surprise’ Nest Microphone Was a Flub – Not a Privacy Scandal

Brian Evans - Feb 22, 2019

Google copped to making a mistake Thursday by not disclosing a microphone component  present in its Nest Guard devices, an enhancement to the Nest Secure suite. No…

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Owner of Indeed and Glassdoor Job Search Engines Invests In Privacy Coin Project Beam

Brian Evans - Feb 19, 2019

Tokyo-based Recruit Co., Ltd., the firm behind Indeed and Glassdoor job search portals, has invested in privacy-oriented crypto project Beam Development Limited