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December 18, 2018

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Bitcoin’s November Crash

Cryptocurrency’s instability. (Flickr) This past November, Bitcoin dropped by about 40% in value, starting above 6,000 USD per coin at the beginning of November and now having a value of close to 4,000 USD. The cryptocurrency made itself heard last December when its price per coin broke past $19,000 before rapidly decreasing in value the

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Apple Hardware Coming Right Up

One of the many custom logos Apple has created for this event. (Apple) The day before Halloween, Apple will announce its newest hardware at Brooklyn Academy School of Music in the Howard Gilman Opera House at 10 AM. Although nothing is certain, it’s speculated that the announced devices will include an iPad or two, a MacBook,

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Apple’s OS Updates on Their Way

The San Jose McEnery Convention Center plaza outside the  WWDC. (Wikimedia commons, CC0) For Apple enthusiasts, September means two exciting events: Apple’s annual announcement (September 12 ) and OS (operating system) updates. While speculations abound on the internet, details for the OS updates have already been announced at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Updates

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The Next Generation of Spectre

Intel, AMD, Nvidia, ARM; no CPU is safe from Spectre. (Unsplash, CC0) On January 3, 2018, three central processing units’ (CPU) vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown were announced to the public (two types of Spectre and one of Meltdown). Any device with a CPU is a possible target, putting most devices in danger of

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Social Media and Insecurity

Information you post on social media is open for all to see. (Flickr, CC0) One function of social media is to check out the latest trends, but horror stories of people getting important information leaked and having their identity stolen are now common.  Though Facebook obtains personal information upon the creation of a new account,

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Beware of Tracking

It is possible to block potential ways of tracking simply by looking through a browser’s settings(Screenshot/James Cao’20/Technical editor)   Ads are a part of most people’s lives: they line up on the sidelines of websites, load in the middle of videos, and pop up when you least expect them to. Some people don’t mind them

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360 Degree Videos for this Year’s Project Discover

Andrew Barren’22 created 360 degree films for Project Discover. Jacob Liu’20/Staff) Every year around March, Columbus Academy 8th graders begin participating in Project Discover. As the name suggests, the project gives students the opportunity to explore new interests such as music, art, dancing, or in Andrew Barren’s case, 360 degree videos. Barren initially became fascinated

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The Bitcoin Crash

The universal symbol for bitcoins. (Unsplash, CC0) In 2008, a person with the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto published a paper about a payment system that was independent of any central authority and was semi-anonymous. This payment system and its currency was and still is referred to as Bitcoin. Traditional online payment methods and the Bitcoin

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Beware: Spectre and Meltdown

Pexels, CC0) Caption: These two vulnerabilities can leak information from almost any type of device. Increasing worries about two aptly named vulnerabilities in hardware called Spectre and Meltdown are problematic because hackers can exploit them to gain private data from almost any type of device. Spectre is a vulnerability in hardware that allows attackers to

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