Banksy Bitcoin graffiti spotted in Paris- R.I.P. Fiat. via Reddit

VICE Video: “Inside The #Cryptocurrency Revolution – and a #Cyberculture Roundup…

 

Bitcoin’s emergence as a global digital currency has been as revolutionary as it has been erratic. But while fledgling investors obsess over every fluctuation in the cryptocurrency market, nation-states are more interested in the underlying blockchain technology and its ability to revolutionize how business is done on the internet and beyond. VICE’s Michael Moynihan travels to Russia with Vitalik Buterin, inventor of the ethereum blockchain, to get a front-row seat to the geopolitical tug of war over Internet 3.0.

 

 

Amazon, Google, Microsoft: Here’s Who Has the Greenest Cloud

A WIRED report card on the top three cloud providers shows how their environmental claims stack up.

How China Tracks Everyone | VICE on HBO

 

VICE’s Elle Reeve heads to China to investigate the rise of facial recognition technology — and what that means for all of us.

A tank that drives itself. A drone that picks its own targets. A machine gun with facial recognition software. Sounds like science fiction? A.I. fueled weapons are already here.

 


Analytics firm App Annie revealed data about the most-downloaded apps and games of the past ten years. Most of it is about what you’d expect: microtransaction games dominated, as did social media and telecommunications. But there is one small detail that’s a bit galling: Facebook, quite literally, owned this decade. On App Annie’s list of the top apps by all-time downloads, the apps holding the top four slots are, in order, Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. It’s not really a surprise to see that social media has dominated the app market for the entire decade — it wouldn’t be a stretch…
From sexting to politics: How emoji evolved this decade

Believe it or not, the first emoji was created in 1999 by a Japanese artist, Shigetaka Kurita, who wanted to create a simple,
Apple, Amazon and Google unite to help create a universal smart home standard

Smart home devices are a godsend for the busy, the disorganized and the plain ol’ lazy, but getting them up and running can still be
Thousands of students in Germany queue for email access

After a cyber-attack at their university, 38,000 students are asked to queue for a new email password.
Chatroulette Was Shorthand for Chaos Online. Then Came the 2010s

The video chat site wasn’t exactly civil—far from it—but it pales in comparison to the actual chaos of the past decade.
Streaming 2019: Netflix and Disney vs the world (and we’re not complaining)

Streaming in 2019 is massively different to what it was a few years ago. This year alone, multiple new services have either

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