Month: February 2020

Reddit’s CEO expresses disdain for TikTok for being ‘spyware’

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman took a shot at TikTok during a conference this week, calling it “fundamentally parasitic” and comparing it to spyware. His specific concerns appear to be based on the fact that the platform uses a form of “device fingerprinting” to track user behavior. Huffman was responding to a question about what startups…

Hackers send cryptocurrency exchange offline with DDoS attacks

Someone is disrupting cryptocurrency exchanges with Distributed Denial of Service attacks, with both Bitfinex and OKEx hit in the past 24 hours. “I was not aware of the attack against OKEx yesterday. I’m interested to understand similarities,” tweeted Bitfinex CTO Paulo Ardoino. “We’ve seen a level of sophistication that means a deep preparation from the attacker.” Seems…

Is this Joe Biden’s big comeback?

Image copyright Getty Images Joe Biden was once the clear front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. A few weeks ago, after a string of defeats, his campaign teetered on the edge of electoral abyss. Now the former vice-president is scrambling his way back into contention. On the debate stage this week, Joe Biden was asked…

Black football star confused for Bernie Sanders

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption American football star Barry Sanders, left, is not Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, right Barry Sanders is an African-American former professional football player known for his stint with the Detroit Lions.Bernie Sanders is a self-described “Democratic socialist” and the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination.You would think it would be…

Erdogan, Putin discuss Syria as Turkey demands truce in Idlib

Reyhanli, Turkey – The presidents of Turkey and Russia have “voiced concern” about the escalation of tensions in northwest Syria, a day after dozens of Turkish soldiers were killed in air raids by Moscow-backed Syrian government forces. Friday’s phone call between Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin came as refugees fleeing the fighting in Syria’s…

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