What’s keeping cryptocurrencies from mass adoption? by https://is.gd/qRDGP8

Speculators flocked to Bitcoin and many of the alt-coins in hopes of getting in early and making a big exit, but everyday users haven’t warmed to cryptocurrencies. There are many reasons why, but one of the largest barriers to mainstream adoption is the price volatility of cryptocurrencies.

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Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs by https://is.gd/OR299j

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With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.

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Narro Reading of How Brands and Agencies Are Fighting Back Against Facebook and Google’s Measurement Snafus

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As more money moves from traditional media to digital, a growing number of marketers are questioning Google and Facebook’s data secrecy.

Why can’t Karen Sandler get the source code for her pacemaker? by https://is.gd/kXRkfk

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Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration threatened legal action against Abbott Laboratories after researchers demonstrated that some of its heart-monitoring devices were insecure and could be hacked. It’s not a new problem.

It’s not a new problem. The white hat hacker Barnaby Jack showed in 2011 how insulin pumps could be remotely hijacked by a hacker, and the lack of adequate cybersecurity regulations for medical devices has been well-documented.

But none of this has gotten Karen Sandler any closer to getting the source code for her pacemaker.

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