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Lawyers see crypto regulation coming in 2023 because industry needs to rebuild trust

Nov 27, 2022

Despite an uneven year in the crypto markets, many market participants are unperturbed about the long-term health of the sector and say that legal frameworks in 2023 could restore trust in the industry.  “Crypto will recover,” Katherine Dowling, general counsel member at Bitwise Asset Management, said to TechCrunch. “This is not the death of crypto.” Given the belief by many that crypto remains here to stay, it’s worth looking ahead. Crypto denizens certainly are — after t ...read more

Security experts urge Chrome users to patch new zero-day exploit immediately

Nov 27, 2022

What just happened? Google just released an emergency security update to patch a newly discovered vulnerability in the Chrome web browser. The buffer overflow-based exploit was discovered by Clément Lecigne, a member of the Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG). Google acknowledged the issue and pledged to withhold further details about the vulnerability until the patch has been widely deployed. The new vulnerability, categorized as CVE-2022-4135, is a heap buffer overflow issue in the GPU that ...read more

WeWork China’s former tech head introduces on-demand work pods for mental health

Nov 27, 2022

At a time when China’s zero-COVID policy continues to interrupt offline work and face-to-face interactions, Dominic Penaloza, the former head of innovation and technology at WeWork China, is introducing a bold idea — on-demand work booths placed in public locations — and has managed to quickly raise capital for the business. Penaloza named his new venture Peace in hope of boosting mental health for those using the company’s quiet, privacy-first space to avoid crowded offices and noisy c ...read more

The State of the Transistor in 3 Charts

Nov 27, 2022

The most obvious change in transistor technology in the last 75 years has been just how many we can make. Reducing the size of the device has been a titanic effort and a fantastically successful one, as these charts show. But size isn’t the only feature engineers have been improving. In 1947, there was only one transistor. According to TechInsight’s forecast, the semiconductor industry is on track to produce almost 2 billion trillion (1021) devices this year. That’s more transistors than ...read more

UK to criminalize deepfake porn sharing without consent

Nov 27, 2022

Brace for yet another expansion to the UK’s Online Safety Bill: The Ministry of Justice has announced changes to the law which are aimed at protecting victims of revenge porn, pornographic deepfakes and other abuses related to the taking and sharing of intimate imagery without consent — in a crackdown on a type of abuse that disproportionately affects women and girls. The government says the latest amendment to the Bill will broaden the scope of current intimate image offences — “so tha ...read more

The Best SSDs and PC Storage - Holidays 2022

Nov 27, 2022

TechSpot is supported by its audience. We may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Here's why you can trust us. Fast storage is now a commodity, and hopefully it will only get bigger and faster in the years to come. For new builds, NVMe drives are the norm, with prices close to those of SATA SSDs and file transfer speeds that are several times higher. For legacy systems, SATA SSDs offer a great upgrade option with app load times similar to NVMe drives. Yet, if you w ...read more

Marketplace companies say change in tax policy creates unnecessary burden for online sellers

Nov 27, 2022

(GeekWire Illustration) When Dan Marx helped launch a new startup this summer, he pictured himself having to learn more about bicycles and their parts than anything related to U.S. tax policy. But in the first few months of BikeList, a peer-to-peer marketplace for bike sellers and buyers, the tech veteran is getting a crash course in taxes, politics and more. BikeList is among a group of marketplace companies and payment platforms pushing back against a revision to the tax code that was inc ...read more

Meet 5 startups working to harness the Earth’s heat to save the planet

Nov 27, 2022

There are a few sources of power that are “free” here on Earth, namely wind, solar, hydro and geothermal. Humans have been tapping hydro and wind for millennia, and we’re getting pretty good at harnessing the power of the sun. But with geothermal, we’re still not expertly exploiting the heat that’s generated deep within the planet. Most commercial-scale geothermal installations are in geologic hotspots like Northern California and Iceland. At a smaller scale, many homeowners ha ...read more

Beware of fake MSI Afterburner that installs cryptojacking and information-stealing malware

Nov 27, 2022

In brief: If you downloaded MSI Afterburner recently, it might be prudent to check your system for any malicious software. Researchers have found that a large number of websites have been impersonating MSI's official site to trick users into downloading malware alongside the overclocking tool. Cyble Intelligence and Research Lab (CRIL) discovered several phishing campaigns that use MSI Afterburner to deliver XMR (Monero) cryptomining and information-stealing malware via 50+ fake replica websi ...read more

This Week In Techdirt History: November 20th – 26th

Nov 27, 2022

from the short-week dept Five Years Ago This week in 2017, it became clear the FCC was gearing up for an attempt to hide its attack on net neutrality just before the Thanksgiving weekend. While Comcast once again falsely claimed there was nothing to worry about, the agency did exactly that and released its order on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the DOJ sued to kill the ATT/Time Warner merger, tech experts were calling on the DHS ICE to stop their social media surveillance and extreme vetting, and a ...read more