Hackers bypass Coinbase 2FA to steal customer funds – The Record by Recorded Future

The Record by Recorded Future gives exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to leaders, policymakers, researchers, and the shadows of the cyber underground.
— Read on therecord.media/wp-content/themes/therecordmedia/

This is just to say,

No one should treat SMS based 2FA as secure or secret it is not a proper authentication method.

Least of all the massive banking institutions that use this method.

A World Without Sci-Hub – Palladium

David Wiley has proposed that the federal government take the intellectual property of academic publishers using the power of eminent domain. The fees that public universities have already paid (the University of California system alone paid $13 million to Elsevier in 2021) could go quite a ways towards the “just compensation” for property seizure specified in the Fifth Amendment. 

Recently, supporters of Sci-Hub have begun creating copies of the site’s immense archive in case it is taken down. Their hope is to make Sci-Hub “un-censorable.” But it is still worth contemplating a world without Sci-Hub—that is to say, a world in which Sci-Hub would be unnecessary. The “effective nationalization” proposed by Wiley and by the academic publishers themselves might just pave the way there. Imagine it: a 21st-century Library of Alexandria, a truly utopian creation, gifted to the world by Uncle Sam.
— Read on palladiummag.com/2021/09/24/a-world-without-sci-hub/

Top 10 Quantum Machine Learning Companies to Watch in 2021

Quantum machine learning is an emerging trend. Here are 10 quantum machine learning companies to watch in 2021.
— Read on www.analyticsinsight.net/top-10-quantum-machine-learning-companies-to-watch-in-2021/

Automation can be our friend, but we must not let it turn into a foe | Robert Skidelsky | The Guardian

The growth of mechanisation brings many benefits, yet vigilance is needed to keep it in check
— Read on www.theguardian.com/business/2021/sep/25/automation-can-be-our-friend-but-we-must-not-let-it-turn-into-a-foe

We Need Software Updates Forever

Consumers have relied on the good graces of device makers to keep our gadget firmware and software secure and up-to-date. Doing so costs the manufacturer some of its profits. As a result, many of them are apt to drop support for old gadgets faster than the gadgets themselves wear out. This corporate stinginess consigns far too many of our devices to the trash heap before they have exhausted their usability. That’s bad for consumers and bad for the planet. It needs to stop.

We have seen a global right-to-repair movement emerge from maker communities and start to influence public policy around such things as the availability of spare parts. I’d argue that there should be a parallel right-to-maintain movement. We should mandate that device manufacturers set aside a portion of the purchase price of a gadget to support ongoing software maintenance, forcing them to budget for a future they’d rather ignore. Or maybe they aren’t ignoring the future so much as trying to manage it by speeding up product obsolescence, because it typically sparks another purchase.
— Read on spectrum.ieee.org/we-need-software-updates-forever

Argo Blockchain Becomes First Climate Positive Cryptocurrency Mining Company and Releases Climate Strategy

LONDON, August 17, 2021–Argo Blockchain plc (LSE:ARB; OTCQX:ARBKF), (“Argo” or the “Company”), a global leader in sustainable blockchain infrastructure and cryptocurrency mining, today announced it has become the first publicly traded cryptocurrency mining company to report it has become Climate Positive for Scope 1, 2, and 3 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions associated with all of its respective crypto-related operations. Climate Positive means that the company is addressing its own GHG emissions
— Read on finance.yahoo.com/news/argo-blockchain-becomes-first-climate-130000123.html

Following Protests, Cuba Lays Out Laws on Social Media Use | Technology News | US News

The decrees published in the Official Gazette follow the largest protests Cuba has seen in years, which broke out last month and apparently were fed in part by messages on social media applications.

A decree signed by Communications Minister Mayra Arevich was meant to “prevent, detect and respond opportunely to possible enemy, criminal and harmful activities that could occur in cyberspace.”

It forbids spreading content that attacks “the constitutional, social and economic” rules of the state or that incite demonstrations or other acts “that alter public order.” It also targets messages that justify violence or that affect people’s privacy or dignity.
— Read on www.usnews.com/news/technology/articles/2021-08-17/following-protests-cuba-lays-out-laws-on-social-media-use

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble – The New York Times

Yes, it’s driven by greed — but the mania for cryptocurrency could wind up building something much more important than wealth.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/magazine/beyond-the-bitcoin-bubble.html

The Government of Canada Invests $121.3 Million over Three Years to Support Post-Secondary Minority-Language Education

The Government of Canada has a responsibility to ensure that all Canadians can learn in the official language of their choice. To achieve this, the education continuum, from preschool to post-secondary, plays an essential role. Supporting and encouraging official-language minority education and second official-language instruction is a government priority, as this learning fosters bilingualism and brings us together.
— Read on finance.yahoo.com/news/government-canada-invests-121-3-162700948.html

Cross-Chain DeFi Site Poly Network Hacked; Hundreds of Millions Potentially Lost – CoinDesk

DeFi platform Poly Network was attacked on Tuesday, with the alleged hacker draining roughly $600 million in crypto.
— Read on www.coindesk.com/cross-chain-defi-site-poly-network-hacked