Crypto Rebels | WIRED

It’s the FBIs, NSAs, and Equifaxes of the world versus a swelling movement of Cypherpunks, civil libertarians, and millionaire hackers. At stake: Whether privacy will exist in the 21st century.
— Read on www.wired.com/1993/02/crypto-rebels/

Opinion | Why Adults Lose the ‘Beginner’s Mind’ – The New York Times

Here’s a sobering thought: The older we get, the harder it is for us to learn, to question, to reimagine. This isn’t just habit hardening into dogma. It’s encoded into the way our brains change as we age. And it’s worsened by an intellectual and economic culture that prizes efficiency and dismisses play.

— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/04/16/opinion/ezra-klein-podcast-alison-gopnik.html

A Brief Introduction about New IP Research Initiative – Huawei United States

This article outlines the reasoning behind the New IP initiative, the motivation (why) of the work, the definition & work areas of investigation
— Read on www.huawei.com/us/industry-insights/innovation/new-ip

France Approves Bionic Cyborg Soldiers | Super Soldiers

 A French military panel has cleared the development of bionic soldiers and other high-tech upgrades.
— Read on www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a34945348/france-approves-bionic-soldiers/

IBM Acquires Business Automation Software Provider myInvenio – ChannelE2E

IBM acquires business automation software provider myInvenio as part of hybrid-cloud hyperautomation software strategy.
— Read on www.channele2e.com/investors/mergers-acquisitions/ibm-buys-myinvenio/

A Budding Issue in the NFT Space: Classifying and Taxing These Valuable Tokens | The Fashion Law

The last few weeks have seen a number of cryptoasset milestones reach the mainstream press. One subset of cryptoasset in particular – Non-Fungible
— Read on www.thefashionlaw.com/a-budding-issue-in-the-nft-space-classifying-and-taxing-these-valuable-tokens/

With Eye-Popping Auctions, News Outlets Are Jumping on the NFT Gravy Train | Vanity Fair

The New York Times, Time, and the AP have racked up six-figure sales of digital assets that could be a future revenue stream—or the next bubble to burst. “If it doesn’t make sense,” Quartz’s CEO says of the frenzy, “it probably doesn’t make sense.”
— Read on www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/04/with-eye-popping-auctions-news-outlets-are-jumping-on-the-nft-gravy-train

Codecov Bash Uploader Dev Tool Compromised in Supply Chain Hack | SecurityWeek.Com

A software supply chain attack against the Codecov Bash Uploader went undetected for four months and now security teams are scrambling to figure out which sensitive secrets were stolen.
— Read on www.securityweek.com/codecov-bash-uploader-dev-tool-compromised-supply-chain-hack

Who’s the Most Popular YouTuber in Every Country?

This interesting graphic gives an overview of the world’s most popular—and the highest paid—YouTubers in 187 different countries.
— Read on www.visualcapitalist.com/worlds-most-popular-youtubers/

Fintech uprising will define post-pandemic banking | The Japan Times

Shifting behavior because of the pandemic and industry trends that have accelerated over the past year might leave top banks with little choice but to remain consumer friendly.
— Read on www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2021/04/17/commentary/world-commentary/covid-19-banking-global-economy-square-jpmorgan-paypal/