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New York Attorney General’s Probe Into Fake FCC Comments Deepens (#GotBitcoin?)


Advocacy groups subpoenaed over comments posted to FCC from people who deny they made them. The New York attorney general’s office has subpoenaed more than a dozen advocacy groups, lobbying firms and consultants as part of an investigation of fake comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission over its proposal…

Advertisers Allege Facebook Failed to Disclose Key Metric Error For More Than A Year (#GotBitcoin?)


Facebook knew of problems with how it measured viewership of video ads for more than a year before it revealed them in 2016, according to a complaint filed by advertisers. The filing followed the plaintiffs’ review of some 80,000 pages of internal Facebook records that they obtained as part of…

Fidelity Says It Will Trade Bitcoin for Hedge Funds (#GotBitcoin?)


The firm’s Digital Asset Services unit will deal in bitcoin and ether, the two largest digital currencies. Fidelity Investments said it will store and trade bitcoin for hedge funds and other professional investors, becoming one of the first Wall Street giants to step into this volatile corner of the financial…

Warren Releases DNA Analysis Showing Evidence of Native American Heritage (#GotBitcoin?)


Democratic senator refutes President Trump’s assertion that she has been lying about family history. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) released the results of a DNA analysis Monday indicating “strong evidence” she has Native American ancestry in a high-profile effort to refute President Trump’s assertion that she has been lying about…

U.S. Government Deficit Grew 17% In Fiscal 2018 (#GotBitcoin?)


Tax-law changes led to flat revenue in fiscal 2018, U.S. Treasury says. he federal deficit widened last year amid higher government spending—including rising interest costs on the debt and increased funding for the military—and flat revenues following last year’s tax cut. The government ran a $779 billion deficit in the…

David vs Goliath or James McAndrews vs Federal Reserve (#GotBitcoin?)


TNB USA asks federal court to order regional reserve bank to open an account that the bank needs to carry out its business strategy. A new bank is suing the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, saying it is unfairly preventing the firm from pursuing a novel business strategy. TNB…

Citizens Cannot Turn The Police Away If They Are Unhappy With Their Services (#GotBitcoin?)


Security Expert Says, "Confidence In Local Police Depts. Reaches A 20yr. Low" Ronald Reagan famously stated, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” But should we apply such thinking to the police? The answer depends on whom we…

Companies Betting on Pot May Be Worse Off When the Smoke Clears (#GotBitcoin)


Beer and liquor companies are investing in marijuana in case customers imbibe less as legalization spreads, but their cannabis push might be a lose-lose proposition. The cannabis investing frenzy has reached a fever pitch. With recreational marijuana use becoming legal in Canada next Wednesday and legalization efforts in the U.S.…

Meet The Scientists Bringing Extinct Species Back From The Dead (#GotBitcoin?)


New gene-editing technology could revive everything from the passenger pigeon to the woolly mammoth. But should scientists be playing God? The pigeons are outwardly unremarkable. Thirteen birds, ages two weeks to three months, occupy a coop at an animal research facility west of Melbourne, Australia. They’re descendants of the common…

Emerging Field of Social Physics Shows Promise In Cybercrime Detection (#GotBitcoin?)


A few weeks ago I wrote about social physics, a new discipline that aims to help us better understand and predict the behavior of human groups. Social physics is based on the premise that all event-data representing human activity contain a special set of group behavior patterns. As long as…

Poor Cyber Practices Plague The Pentagon (#GotBitcoin?)


Good day, CIOs. Or perhaps we should say, goodbye, because the results are in from a U.S. Government Accountability Office cybersecurity study of the Defense Department's newest weapons systems. They are not encouraging. "DOD likely has an entire generation of systems that were designed and built without adequately considering cybersecurity,"…

Don’t Be Haunted by Digital Ghosts: Delete Your Old Accounts (#GotBitcoin?)


We face constant reminders that our personal data is scattered all over the internet. Here’s how to reduce your exposure. The recent revelations of exposed Google+ data and compromised Facebook security serve as stark reminders that many of us have a long digital trail of information out there, often in…