New system makes it harder to track Bitcoin transactions

Researchers from North Carolina State University, Boston University and George Mason University have developed a Bitcoin-compatible system that could make it significantly more difficult for observers to identify or track ...

NIST asks public to help future-proof electronic information

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is officially asking the public for help heading off a looming threat to information security: quantum computers, which could potentially break the encryption codes ...

Cayman Islands to deploy genetically modified mosquitoes

British biotech company Oxitec and the Cayman Islands government announced plans Thursday to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the fight against a species that spreads Zika and other diseases.

Solving the internet's identity crisis

On the Internet, "nobody knows you're a dog," is the joke behind a famous New Yorker cartoon with a canine at the keyboard. But identity trust is a serious problem for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who are responsible ...

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