GOLDMAN SACHS: Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies tend to be locked together — and that’s a big problem

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies all peaked at roughly the same time; they’ve since declined in tandem as well. That’s a bad sign for when market consolidation occurs, according to Goldman Sachs’ head of investment research. You can track the price of 13 cryptocurrencies in real-time here>> When bitcoin reached its all-time high of $19,843 in December, it wasn’t long until smaller coins followed suit. And when the flagship cryptocurrency began its 65% tumble, losing hundreds of billions of dollars in value in just a matter of weeks, so too did the other major cryptocurrencies. Since their peaks, the most valuable cryptocurrencies have lost anywhere from 52% to 79% of their… Read More

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Lenovo’s fingerprint authentication app had bad bugs that made it easy to hack

This is pretty jarring. Lenovo has confirmed its in-house authentication software Fingerprint Manager Pro (version 8.01.86), which lets users unlock their devices using fingerprint recognition, was affected by a severe vulnerability which attackers could exploit to access to any system equipped with the app. As per Lenovo’s disclosure, Fingerprint Manager contained a hard-coded password that made it accessible to all users with local non-administrative access. In addition to this, it stored sensitive information like Windows logon credentials and fingerprint data which were “encrypted using a weak algorithm.” “Sensitive data stored by Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro, including users’ Windows logon credentials… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Pittsburgh Profiles: From ballet to nutrition bars, Julia Erickson embraces city’s rich cultural scene

Julia Erickson, a principal dancer for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, gets some practice in at PBT’s studios in the Strip District. (Photo via Aimee DiAndrea) Julia Erickson has found her calling in Pittsburgh, both as an artist and entrepreneur. Julia Erickson. (Photo via Nicholas Coppula) The Seattle native moved to the Steel City in 2001. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, she helped launch a nutrition bar company with her husband and learned about the city’s eagerness to support their fellow citizens. “It’s definitely one of those cities that has an incredibly strong networking component,” she told GeekWire. “People are very loyal and they want to help others.” Now… Read More

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What you need to know in advertising today

CBS is bringing back “Murphy Brown” for 13 episodes next year. The show went off the air in 1998. Candice Bergen is coming out of retirement at age 70! Somewhere, the entirety of Gen Z is typing ¯_(ツ)_/¯ into its phones. Of course, CBS isn’t the only network riding the nostalgia train. ABC is bringing back “Roseanne.” Fox has already brought back “The X-Files” and “Prison Break,” while NBC has scored a decent hit with its “Will and Grace” revival. With live commercial TV viewing in decline, these revivals are short-term money grabs as much as they are nostalgic. Yet they’ll probably not change the trajectory of the TV ad… Read More

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What you need to know in advertising today

CBS is bringing back “Murphy Brown” for 13 episodes next year. The show went off the air in 1998. Candice Bergen is coming out of retirement at age 70! Somewhere, the entirety of Gen Z is typing ¯_(ツ)_/¯ into its phones. Of course, CBS isn’t the only network riding the nostalgia train. ABC is bringing back “Roseanne.” Fox has already brought back “The X-Files” and “Prison Break,” while NBC has scored a decent hit with its “Will and Grace” revival. With live commercial TV viewing in decline, these revivals are short-term money grabs as much as they are nostalgic. Yet they’ll probably not change the trajectory of the TV ad… Read More

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