torrentfreak Hollywood-funded anti-piracy group BREIN says it will pursue a similar strategy to its counterparts in the United States and UK by pressuring payment processors like PayPal to stop doing business with file-sharing sites. But BREIN says the processors must go further. Either they can voluntarily hand over the names of the admins behind the site accounts, or they will go to court and sue them into submission. No matter if there are pop-up and pop-under adverts on every page, or a single discreet button where someone can pledge a five dollar donation, thousands of file-sharing related sites need a mechanism by which to convert money into spendable funds. For many the payment processor – PayPal and other similar services – provide their financial lifeline.
Bitcoin decentralized cryptocurrency Bitcoin (₿) is a cryptocurrency, a form of electronic cash. It is a decentralized digital currency without a central bank or single administrator that can be sent from user to user on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network without the need for intermediaries. Bitcoin has been criticized for its use in illegal transactions, its high electricity consumption, price volatility, thefts from exchanges, and the possibility that bitcoin is an economic bubble. Bitcoin has also been used as an investment, although several regulatory agencies have issued investor alerts about bitcoin. What the U.S. can’t learn from Finland As the United States is looking to reform its public school system, education experts have increasingly looked at other countries for examples on what works and what won’t. The current administration has turned its attention strong performing foreign school systems. As a consequence, recent education summits hosted in the United States have given room to international education showcases. This commitment to think outside of the box was illustrated two years ago, when Education Secretary Arne Duncan asked for a report titled “Strong Performers and Successful Reforms: Lessons from PISA for the United States,” prepared by a team of analysts — I was one of them — with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Cybercriminals Have Their Eyes Set on Bitcoin It seems like Bitcoin is gaining popularity not only in the computing industry but in the threat landscape as well. We recently reported a couple of attacks involving malware that installs a Bitcoin mining application into systems. Apart from turning systems into unwilling “miners,” such malware also disrupt usage since the mining process takes up a great deal of system resources. The Beginners Guide To Bitcoin – Everything You Need To Know - Monetarism - A UK Money and Personal Finance Blog In February 2013, version 0.8.0 of Bitcoin was released. This virtual payments system is the financial equivalent of Latin, the language with no native speakers. In the case of Bitcoin, though, what you are dealing with is a financial structure with no central bank, no one regulatory body as such, and no physical form. That may sound odd – so let’s look in more detail at Bitcoin, how it works, and what its future might be. What is Bitcoin? The brief description of Bitcoin given above is overly simplistic, and as you might expect, there’s plenty of thought behind this means of paying for goods and services – it is, by no means, an unregulated system.
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Georgia Tech Announces an Online Masters Degree in Computer Science Major news from my alma mater , Georgia Tech , today: the university is offering an Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMSCS) for less than $7,000. The collaboration is among Georgia Tech, Udacity, and AT&T. From the official announcement : All OMS CS course content will be delivered via the massive open online course (MOOC) format , with enhanced support services for students enrolled in the degree program. Those students also will pay a fraction of the cost of traditional on-campus master’s programs; total tuition for the program is initially expected to be below $7,000.