Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency
* Named Libra* Will be a “Stable Coin” = Backed by “Stable Financial Assets”.* “Bank deposits and government securities in currencies from stable and reputable central banks”.* Apparently the Winklevoss Twins, after a 15 year feud, have “buried the hatchet” and are at the table with Facebook for Libra.* “There’s so much pie to grow, imean, at this point we need to be frenemies” Cameron Winklevoss.* Will be built into messenger and WhatsApp (no instagram… for now).* First half of 2020* Facebook won’t manage it???* Libra Association = Nonprofit headquartered in Switzerland* 28 founding members (PayPal, Visa, Uber, Coinbase…) 100 by 2020* Each member invests $10m, maintaine a “node” (processes, powers & transfers Libra), have one vote.* Will it be more PayPal or BitCoin?* BitCoin is seen more as a financial asset (gold, silver).* Libra wants to be a currency.* Chinease WeChat uses credit cards to make purchases and send money.* Facebook has 2.38 billion users and gives them a huge advantage.* 1.7b people reportedly don’t have access to a bank account but most do have access to mobile phones and facebook.* Of course, it’s no secret that Facebook doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to protecting people’s privacy
AMD Ryzen 64-Core Threaddripper
* 64 cores & 128 threads.
Google Leaks Again! – 3 Cameras in a Square
* Google’s Pixel 3 was so full of Leaks, we were wondering if it was orchestrated by Google themselves.* The Pixel 4 has taken leaks even further. They have released a press image.* The image shows a square “camera bump” with 3 cameras + LED.* Why?* Apple will have their square bump and Google doesn’t want to be accused of copying.* Google is trying to keep its throne as the camera king.
Is NVIDIA Working on a new Shield TV?
* Android Police spotted a Google Play Developer Console listing with the codename “mdarcy” (mr. darcy?Jane Austen Pride + Prejudice).* The original Shield TV is codenamed “darcy”* “Mdarcy” will apparently be Android 9 Pie (darcy is just oreo).* Same Tegra X1 T210 system on the current system (and nintendo switch).* Is some evidence that it will be built on the new t210B01 chipset.* Already found evidence of new remote and controller.* Minor refresh for the best Android TV around.
Exposed database reveals personal information of 1.6 million job seekers
* Unsecured recruitment database in India – Talanton AI* Personal information on 1.6m job seekers from around the world (US, Australia, Japan).* High Profile roles = Austrailian Gov, Tommy Hilfiger, FBI’s Domestic Security Alliance Council (ironic)* Plain text – Anyone with a web browser can access it if they have the address.
The internet Blame E3 for Game of Thrones Delay
* George RR Martin is busy at work on a new game “Elden Ring” instead of writ...