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

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 Reports of Actual Consumers Bothered By Google’s Secret Nest Microphone Google’s surprise microphone alarmed consumer privacy advocates, but no word yet from any major news sources reporting that actual Nest Guard users were unhappy about Google waiting to disclose the microphone until it had developed the software applications for it. Instead, the media row over Google’s surprise microphone centers on the complaints of Washington-based political activists who say they speak for the consumer,

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Fortnite Mastermind Tim Sweeney Defends EOS Blockchain Bloat

Gaming mogul Tim Sweeney, best known these days for founding the company behind Fortnite, made the unusual decision to defend the size of the EOS blockchain in a tweet today. What’s wrong with 4TB for a global transaction ledger? That fits on a $200 hard drive. — Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) February 22, 2019 Crypto Blockchain Size: How Big Is Too Big? EOS Weekly created a video expressing concern over the current size of the EOS blockchain. Sweeney wondered what the big problem with a 4TB blockchain is. How did the greatest strength of EOS (its speed) turn into its greatest

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After $50, Litecoin (LTC) Can Easily Double and Soar to $110

Litecoin price up 18.3 percent in the last week CoinBase Wallet now supports Litecoin (LTC) Transactional volumes up With CoinBase wallet, traders and investors can take advantage of this secure and Segwit supporting platform to store their stash including Litecoin (LTC). Meanwhile, it is after prices cross the $50 mark that risk-averse traders can ramp

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Virtual Reality Park Limited and Virtual Park Conduct ICO in the Virtual Reality Park Market

Virtual Reality Park Limited, the leading virtual reality parks operator, announces the initial deployment of Virtual Park platform tokens in 2019 to enter the world market and scale the entire platform. The volume of investments attracted in cryptocurrency is $40M for Soft Cap and $150M for Hard Cap. Investments will be directed to the opening of 28 virtual reality parks mainly in America, Europe and the UAE in accordance with the company’s plans. One Virtual park combines several active VR zones with a total area of 800 to 3,000 square meters. Currently, the company already has an international franchise network,

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Bitcoin Expert Eviscerates US Treasury’s ‘Fascist’ Crypto Blacklist

In a discussion about the US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Asset Control’s addition of cryptocurrency addresses to the “no pay list,” Bitcoin speaker and celebrity Andreas Antonopoulos called the move “completely useless” and “fundamentally fascist.” US Treasury Blackballs Bitcoin, Petro Addresses Not just Iranian Bitcoin addresses have been added to OFAC’s list, but several other blockchains as well, including the Petro. OFAC’s database is not searchable by address, which led the Let’s Talk Bitcoin host to suggest that it should somehow be fed into crypto nodes so that wallets can automatically warn users. Antonopoulos pointed out that a typical

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