Month: August 2020

89% of Nigerian parents use their gadgets to entertain their child when they travel: Kaspersky on tendencies of parenting in a digital age [ARTICLE]

According to the “Responsible Digital Parenting” survey 1 , 89% of the parents in Nigeria use their gadgets to entertain their child when they travel. Furthermore, 33% of the respondents try to calm down their children with the help of devices and 22% aim to gain some spare time for themselves. As a result, there is a chance that children are often left one-on-one with the gadgets. What is more, 56% of Nigerian children have their own smartphone or tablet, according to the survey. Among such a big number, the majority of children were 2-6 years old when they first got their own device. Nevertheless, 31% of Nigerian parents have not discussed safety rules on the Internet with their child. It means that the children are not always aware of how to behave themselves safely online.

“Most parents give their children gadgets in order to entertain them, spare some time

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Ethereum History in 5 Charts

Five years ago this week, the first general-purpose blockchain went live on a mainnet. Ethereum paved the way for a whole new use case for blockchain technology untethered from Bitcoin’s original vision as electronic cash.

CoinDesk marked the milestone with a special series of stories, live-streamed conversations and even a pop-up newsletter. These charts first appeared in the newsletter, one for each day.

Here are five charts for understanding Ethereum’s evolution.

Part 1: A Bloodless Secession

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Source: CoinDesk Research

Not one year after the launch of Ethereum, a seminal event split the community in two.

So acute was the disagreement between these two subcommunities that the row resulted in the creation of a new cryptocurrency called “ethereum classic,” cloned from the original Ethereum codebase.

Ethereum classic was created July 20, 2016, after $60 million worth of ether (ETH), Ethereum’s native cryptocurrency, was stolen from users of a dapp known as 

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Peru Internet of Things Market By Platform, By Component, By Application, By Region, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2025

New York, Aug. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Peru Internet of Things Market By Platform, By Component, By Application, By Region, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2025” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05916887/?utm_source=GNW

Peru internet of things market is expected to grow at impressive rate during the forecast period on account of increasing technological advancements and growing use of technology in various applications like consumer electronics, building & home automation, connected logistics, etc.Moreover, developments in big data, cloud computing, data centers and data analytics is expected to positively influence the market over the coming years.

Internet penetration in Peru in 2018 was 52.54% and surging adopting of BYOD and CYOD are propelling the growth of IoT in the country. Additionally, supportive initiatives by the government to promote digital transformation and develop smart cities is anticipated to have a positive impact on the IoT market of Peru as these

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New Zealand bourse website hit by fresh cyberattack, but keeps trading



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People look at exchange rates displayed at the NZ Stock Exchange in Wellington

By Praveen Menon

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – The New Zealand stock market was hit by a fifth day of cyber attacks on Monday, crashing its website, but maintained trading after switching to a contingency plan for the release of market announcements.

NZX Ltd was halted for most of last week due to the attacks, which authorities have said originated offshore.

Monday’s attack came shortly after NZX said it had agreed with the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) on a back-up plan for the release of market announcements.

A spokesman for NZX confirmed the website was down, but said trading on its platform, which began at 10.00 a.m. local time (2200 GMT), was continuing as usual through the contingency arrangements.

He declined to comment on who was behind the attacks, whether there had been any extortion demand

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How Hackers and Tech CEOs Keep Their Kids Safe Online

The digital world isn’t something your kids choose to be a part of; it’s thrust upon them. They need it to socialize, complete school assignments, and simply exist in the modern world. And while social media and the Internet offer opportunities to expose your kid to the world they also, well, expose your kid to the world. So, how do you ensure they’re healthy and safe in their digital lives? Ask some hackers-turned-dads what they do.



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READ MORE: The Fatherly Guide to Keeping Kids Safe Online

That’s why these seven pro-tips for managing your kid’s tech don’t just come not just from fellow dads, but also from industry insiders who have walked the talk with gadgets — and children — of their own. As one-time hackers and online explorers themselves, they understand the allure, adventure, and education that unfettered Internet access can provide. But as parents,

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Anti-encryption laws yet to be used by Asio or AFP to compel tech firms’ help, inquiry told | Australian security and counter-terrorism

Neither the spy agency, Asio, nor the Australian federal police have compelled tech companies to provide assistance under the country’s controversial anti-encryption laws that have been in force for nearly two years, a parliamentary inquiry has heard.

Both agencies said on Friday they had so far secured voluntary cooperation from tech and communications companies – even though there had been times when they had come close to issuing a compulsory notice – and they still might need to use the tougher powers in future.

The situation exasperated the shadow attorney general, Mark Dreyfus, who said during the hearing: “Two and a half years ago the AFP told this committee that it urgently needed these powers and here we are two and a half years later and you haven’t used them”.

The 2018 laws increased penalties for criminal suspects who refused to unlock devices such as phones and created a new

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Belarus president cuts off internet amid widespread protests

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CLMBR Introduces the First Connected Vertical Climbing Machine With On-demand Instructor-led Classes and a Modern, Ergonomic Design

DENVER, Aug. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CLMBR, a leader in connected fitness technology, today unveiled two new vertical climbing machines that combine state-of-the-art design and cutting-edge technology: CLMBR Connected for the home and CLMBR Pure for commercial use. As at-home fitness continues to flourish, both CLMBR machines are the first to offer a state-of-the-art companion app to display key metrics, including vertical feet climbed and workout targets reached, to maximize the user’s experience.” data-reactid=”13″DENVER, Aug. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CLMBR, a leader in connected fitness technology, today unveiled two new vertical climbing machines that combine state-of-the-art design and cutting-edge technology: CLMBR Connected for the home and CLMBR Pure for commercial use. As at-home fitness continues to flourish, both CLMBR machines

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11 Things Our Product Editors Bought From the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom’s anniversary sale. For more than 50 years, this August event has marked Nordstrom’s inception with some of the best deals from the department store – or really any store, for that matter.” data-reactid=”28″Summertime might bring warm weather and vacations, but the real treat for deal-hunters and style enthusiasts is Nordstrom’s anniversary sale. For more than 50 years, this August event has marked Nordstrom’s inception with some of the best deals from the department store – or really any store, for that matter.

handful of the categories on offer. Plus, unlike most sales, this one isn’t just stuff that didn’t sell last season – it’s also new arrivals from next season. This means you can stock up for fall and find bestsellers that have been restocked.” data-reactid=”29″Nordstrom’s anniversary sale is unique because you can score massive deals in every department. Designer clothing, white-hot trendy sneakers, outdoor

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General counsel at the hottest fintechs share how they got their jobs

Jeff Apfel, general counsel at Albert

Jeff Apfel  - Albert GC

Jeff Apfel, GC at Albert.

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Current position: General counsel at personal finance app Albert 

How he landed at Albert: Apfel was originally a software engineer before pivoting toward law, working in software development at ABN AMRO Bank and Accenture. After several years, though, he found himself wanting to work on “the bigger picture,” which contrasted with the individual projects he worked on as a software engineer, and pivoted toward law.

After graduating from the Loyola Law School in 2003, Apfel went straight in-house, landing an associate counsel position at IAC, a media and Internet company. After stints at car sales platform, TrueCar.com, and Groupon, Apfel returned to Accenture — this time as their software product attorney — in 2013.

One day, over lunch with a friend, Apfel talked about how he wanted to transition from a large company like Accenture to an in-house

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