Amazon and Microsoft Embrace the Blockchain Future

Amazon and Microsoft Embrace the Blockchain Future

A new wave of adoption is coming to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies, notably from two major tech giants— Microsoft and Amazon— both of which are aiming to apply blockchain within their cloud computing arms. In the case of Microsoft, the company recently announced Azure Blockchain Workbench. The new tools will be included in the Microsoft Azure [...]

Former NSA Director Says ‘Golden Age Of Electronic Surveillance’ Is Coming To An End, NSA Numbers Show He’s Wrong

Former NSA Director Says ‘Golden Age Of Electronic Surveillance’ Is Coming To An End, NSA Numbers Show He’s Wrong

(DCNF) Former National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency director Michael Hayden said in a podcast on Monday that the “golden age of electronic surveillance” is coming to an end, despite reports that indicate the opposite is true. “Now we might be actually seeing another shift,” Hayden said on the podcast “Recode Decode,” citing the Christopher Steele [...]

Reality Check: Major Corporations Influencing Gun Control?

Reality Check: Major Corporations Influencing Gun Control?

Major institutions across the U.S. are taking a stand in the debate over gun control. Many gun control advocates believe this is a great move by American corporations. But what does it mean when corporations are punishing customers for behavior that is not illegal? Could these businesses become moral police? This is a Reality Check [...]

Bank of England Releases Working Paper on Central Bank Digital Currency Models

Bank of England Releases Working Paper on Central Bank Digital Currency Models

Earlier this month, the Bank of England released a working paper that describes three different central bank digital currency (CBDC) models, providing an outline of how it would operate in the banking industry, as well as possible scenarios of risk and financial stability issues. The three outlines construct models depending on the sectors with access [...]

Poland Wants to Pay US $2 Billion for a Permanent Military Base

Poland Wants to Pay US $2 Billion for a Permanent Military Base

The Polish Ministry of National Defense is seeking a permanent U.S. military presence in Poland. According to Politico, a defense ministry proposal was obtained by a Polish news portal, offering $2 billion for a permanent military base. The offer may be reflective of a recent meeting between U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Polish Defense Minister [...]

Reality Check: Major Corporations Influencing Gun Control?

Major institutions across the U.S. are taking a stand in the debate over gun control. Many gun control advocates believe this is a great move by American corporations. But what does it mean when corporations are punishing customers for behavior that is not illegal? Could these businesses become moral police? This is a Reality Check [...]

Reality Check: Hollywood Actress Charged with Sex Trafficking for Cult

Reality Check: Hollywood Actress Charged with Sex Trafficking for Cult

Another shocking story of sex trafficking in the United States, this time involving a Hollywood actress arrested on charges of recruiting women to become sex slaves for a cult. The cult, operating as “self-help” business NXIVM, was flagged as “expensive brainwashing” as far back as 2003. But the organization is much more than that, with [...]

California Might Force Uber and Lyft To Drive Electric Cars

(DCNF) A bill in the California legislature calls for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft to operate solely on zero-emissions vehicles. Not to be outdone with a solar panel mandate for every household and other environmental decrees in recent years, legislators in California are now turning their focus to popular ride-sharing apps. Legislation introduced in the state Senate […]

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