PolymathNetwork

Polymath aims to legalize ICOs by helping companies issue securities tokens

Editor: This post is sponsored by PolymathNetwork, a crypto startup in the fintech space. Initial coin offerings have become a big liability in the world of finance. That’s not only because a fair few of them are outright scams, but also because most of the tokens are securities. As a result, we will see a growing list of projects which violate ...

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Selecting a colocation provider: 7 keys to consider

Editor: The following is a guest post from one of our supporters. Organizations are increasingly starting to recognize the importance of choosing a top collocation provider when faced with the need to optimize hosting resources. While colocation services may seem nothing more than just a commodity, it is good to remember that minor differences b ...

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The EU’s GDPR is even more relevant to Linux systems, and here is why

GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 of the European Union, will go into effect on May 25, 2018. It is a piece of legislation that will affect all EU member states and it is designed to address issues regarding the safe storage and responsible use of EU citizenry’s personal data. In fact, it will affect any business or individual h ...

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How to install standalone Signal Desktop on Ubuntu 17.10, Linux Mint 18.2

Signal is an open source messaging application developed by Open Whisper Systems. It made it debut and mark as a mobile application, and a desktop application that requires your browser to work. With the release of standalone Signal Desktop today, it is now possible to run the application on your desktop without needing Firefox or Chrome Web browse ...

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Dual-booting Windows and Linux: Why and how

Linux is an incredibly flexible platform. We tend to forget that it controls 65% of the mobile phone market through its Android OS derivative, and is currently growing in popularity due to the surging interest in Chromebooks and open source programming. But as a general PC user, what are the advantages of using Linux on the desktop? Should you inst ...

DRM

Portugal bans use of DRM to limit access to public domain works

Editor: This article was originally published at the Electronic Frontier Foundation At EFF, we've become all too accustomed to bad news on copyright coming out of Europe, so it's refreshing to hear that Portugal has recently passed a law on copyright that helps to strike a fairer balance between users and copyright holders on DRM. The law doesn' ...

Online gaming

Online gaming software has evolved together with tech

To say it really only existed as we know it now from the 1990s onwards, online gaming has come a very long way from its simple roots. The technology we take for granted today would have seen astronomical in terms of the simplicity employed by developers back then, and we are still seeing massive improvement year on year. The software used in on ...

ProtonMail

Why ProtonMail is more secure than Gmail

In 2014, ProtonMail became the world’s first email service to protect data with end-to-end encryption, and today is the world’s most popular secure email service with millions of users worldwide. ProtonMail’s technology is often misunderstood by tech writers (and sometimes incorrectly represented in the press), so this article aims to provide a cle ...