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Google plans to scrap third-party cookies by 2022 — here’s why it’s problematic

Google has announced plans to stop using tracking cookies on its Chrome browser by 2022, replacing them with a group profiling system in a move the company says will plot “a course towards a more privacy-friendly web.” The change is significant. Chrome commands some two-thirds of the web browser market. Third-party tracking cookies, meanwhile, underpin...

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Here’s why you’re not receiving OTPs in India right now

If you’re making an online payment in India using a card or via net banking, you have to go through a two-factor authentication process. The 2FA is usually in form of a One Time Password (OTP), delivered through a text message. However, many Indians are facing troubles with payments since yesterday as their OTPs are...

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Apple may announce AirTags and new iPads as soon as March 23

According to a couple of leakers with solid track records, including Chinese leaker ‘Kang’ (via @DuanRui1205) and John Prosser, Apple may hold its next event as soon as March 23. Incidentally, that’s the same day OnePlus is set to launch its new phones. Apple is expected to announce its long-awaited AirTags — a fancy item-tracking system...

The Privacy Problem With Android’s ‘Choice’ Screen
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The Privacy Problem With Android’s ‘Choice’ Screen

Photo: Leon Neal (Getty Images) About a year and a half ago, Google began auctioning off the chance to be one of the search engines that European users could choose as their default on Android devices. And for the past year and a half, we’ve seen some familiar ad-targeting giants continue to take those expensive...

5 New NFT Projects On The Rise
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5 New NFT Projects On The Rise

@ks.shilovKirill Blockchain enthusiast developer and writer. My telegram: ksshilov Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) became the hottest market, taking off in February. During that time, the NFT hype even displaced the previous focus on decentralized finance and offered its own bounty of outsized returns. NFTs have been around for years, but like everything in crypto, the boom...

Rebutting MIT’s Paper on Blockchain Voting – In A Completely Decentralized Manner
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Rebutting MIT’s Paper on Blockchain Voting – In A Completely Decentralized Manner

@benjaminbatemanBenjamin Bateman Over-opinionated hyphen-abuser, lover of words, and magical internet money community management extraordinaire. Prior to the Copernican Revolution, “conventional science” proclaimed with providence that the Earth upon which we walk is flat. Some may still argue, however, nowadays, most people agree it is round.  It is no surprise then, that when students at MIT...

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AI generates trippy music video inspired by 50,000 album covers

A Spanish artist has created a trippy music video by training a deep-learning algorithm on thousands of album covers. Bruno López produced the video by using a combination of Spotify data, Python scripts, and Generative Adversarial Networks. He first created a script that downloaded the album covers for every track featured on Spotify’s official editorial...