What Are NFTs? Meet Crypto’s Digital Collectibles

 

A representation of an NFT token on a blockchain.
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NFTs are the hot new thing in the blockchain and cryptocurrency world. Think of an NFT like a digital collector’s item. It’s a unique digital object, and NFTs are exploding in popularity. But what is an NFT?

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Turn any web article into a podcast with Sent as Podcast for Chrome – gHacks Tech News

Sometimes, listening to something is more comfortable than having to read, or maybe the only option. Say, you want to go to the Gym, buy some groceries, or take the train back home, but still want to read a couple of interesting articles that you had saved as tabs in your browser for a long time.

The Google Chrome extension Sent As Podcast offers a solution, as you may use it to listen to any web article using a computer generated voice.. The extension works with any podcast application but also as a standalone version that sits in Chrome.

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How Law Enforcement Gets Around Your Smartphone’s Encryption : Android

 

This recently released research paper: Data Security on Mobile Devices: Current State of the Art, Open Problems, and Proposed Solutions by Matthew Green and his team which is also covered by WIRED talks about design flaw in data encryption of android and iOS. Wired brushes off most of the technical details and the paper didn’t cover android’s File Based Encryption very well which I think needs some clarity on it. The paper draws the correct conclusion though and what should be improved in successor android versions.

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Behave for Chrome and Firefox warns you of port scans and local attacks – gHacks Tech News

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Behave! is a new browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that is designed to inform its users when sites misbehave by performing port scans or access private IP addresses. The extension may also work in other Chromium-based and Firefox-based browsers but I have not tested that. Continue reading

PSA: All Apps Can Read Your iPhone and Android Clipboard

Be wary of all them apps u install…

Have you seen the news about TikTok? A new privacy feature in iOS 14 revealed that the Chinese social media app was constantly reading iPhone clipboards. But that’s nothing new. All apps can read your smartphone clipboard whenever they like. Continue reading

Wrongfully Arrested Because Face Recognition Can’t Tell Black People Apart

I keep telling ppl facial recognition doesn’t work on melanated ppl…. expect more BS like this as long as “we” stay out of tech like this

Early this year, Detroit police arrested Robert Williams — a Black man living in a Detroit suburb — on his front lawn in front of his wife and two little daughters (ages 2 and 5). Robert was hauled off and locked up for nearly 30 hours. His crime? Face recognition software owned by Michigan State Police told the cops that Robert Williams was the watch thief they were on the hunt for. Continue reading