Article: Alaska would be first state to use blockchain-based voting system under proposed bill

Blockchain, Governance

Alaska would be first state to use blockchain-based voting system under proposed bill

Alaska would become the first state to adopt blockchain technology statewide in its voting security system under a proposal by Wasilla Republican Sen. Mike Shower.

Shower said he wants to increase voters’ confidence in the system.

“I’m merely trying to find a way to make it tighter and better as we move into the 21st century, primarily about how we secure our elections, so that people will have faith in the results, even if they don’t like them,” he said.

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Article: Cryptocurrencies, NFTs & Another Rise Of Blockchain. Ignore At Your Own Risk.

Blockchain, Crypto

Cryptocurrencies, NFTs & Another Rise Of Blockchain. Ignore At Your Own Risk.

Most importantly, as with any new emerging technology-enabled business model, companies should pilot NFTs with cryptocurrency and blockchain.  Start with creating a digital wallet and fill it with some Ether, the cryptocurrency that many NFT marketplaces use (because they use the Ethereum blockchain).  There are a number of sites that sell cryptocurrency, including Ether.  Some of the more popular sites are Coinbase and now PayPal.  Once a company has purchased some Ether they can proceed to OpenSea (or other NFT marketplaces, like Rarible or SuperRare), which is where lots of digital things are for sale.  Companies can buy some things on OpenSea (with their Ether) – and then sell them – all in the spirit of learning how it all works.  They can then browse their own portfolios for something to sell, or consider creating something they can sell.

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Article: Learning how to learn is the future of higher education

Academia, Operating Systems, Software

PHOTOLearning how to learn is the future of higher education

The assumption of 19th century education was that building a student’s knowledge base is everything. But, today, with the biggest library that has ever existed at everyone’s fingertips (the internet), skills are what matter. The OS of education approach shifts 90% to 95% of a typical student’s time to applied learning. Content is not the problem. Learning how to learn is the future of education.

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Powerful Mobile Phone Surveillance Tool Operates In Obscurity Across The Country

Advanced Cyber I/O

Powerful Mobile Phone Surveillance Tool Operates In Obscurity Across The Country

UNTIL NOW, the Bartonville, Texas, company Hawk Analytics and its product CellHawk have largely escaped public scrutiny. CellHawk has been in wide use by law enforcement, helping police departments, the FBI, and private investigators around the United States convert information collected by cellular providers into maps of people’s locations, movements, and relationships. Police records obtained by The Intercept reveal a troublingly powerful surveillance tool operated in obscurity, with scant oversight. Continue reading “Powerful Mobile Phone Surveillance Tool Operates In Obscurity Across The Country”