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Recent articles by Jeff:

Bitcoin’s Wild Ride: Are Governments Fueling the Price Surge?

National governments jostling for control of bitcoin could also trigger new forms of crime or economic aggression on the Internet. → Read More

Cloudflare’s Quest to Kill a Patent Troll Gains Steam

Cloudflare said the public submitted over 140 pieces of evidence to challenge the validity of the patents owned by the troll Blackbird. → Read More

Cyber Giant Tanium Raises $100 Million, CEO Defiant About Company Culture

Tanium announced it is raising $100 million through the sale of common stock, which it will use to repurchase shares from its founder. → Read More

When Your Stuff Spies on You

An increase in Internet-connected devices in homes is causing privacy problems. → Read More

Blockchain’s Chasm of Death—and Who Will Make It Out

Avinder Krishna, SVP of research at IBM, says 90% of the firms now building blockchain will vanish before the technology goes mainstream. → Read More

TransferWise Launches 'Borderless' Business Accounts

On Tuesday, TransferWise announced "Borderless accounts," which allow a business to have a local bank account in up to 15 countries. → Read More

Supreme Court Messes With Texas ‘Patent Troll’ Hotbed in Win for Tech Industry

The Supreme Court delivered a major blow to patent trolls by making it harder for them to bring lawsuits in friendly venues like East Texas. → Read More

IRS Probe of Bitcoin Goes Too Far, GOP Warns

Republicans in Congress sent a sharply-worded letter that says the IRS is over-stepping its power with a Coinbase bitcoin investigation. → Read More

3 Reasons Why Bitcoin Broke $2,000

Three reasons bitcoin hit $2.000 and soared 65% in the last month. → Read More

Microsoft’s Old Software Is Dangerous. Is There a Duty to Fix It?

Microsoft has no legal duty to fix old software vulnerabilities, like what was used in WannaCry, it has an ethical one. → Read More

Why Warren Buffett May Be Wrong on AI and Insurance

Accenture says the auto insurance market will generate $81 billion in new revenue between 2020 and 2025. → Read More

Mobile Security Firm Wandera Raises $27 Million, Cites Huge Growth

Wandera announced it has raised a $27 million Series C funding round, led by Sapphire Ventures. → Read More

Google Is Not Going the Way of Kleenex, Cellophane, or Aspirin

In a win for the search giant and for brands everywhere, the 9th Circuit said Google's trademark is not generic. → Read More

Starbucks Registers Down in Widespread Outage

Large parts of the United States and Canada are being afflicted by a coffee shortage as a result of a crash to Starbucks's computer systems. → Read More

Ransomware Attack: Clue Points to North Korea

A security found a piece of evidence that points to a culprit for the WannaCry: the North Korean operation known as the Lazarus Group. → Read More

5 Groups to Blame for the Ransomware Attacks

On Monday, the ransomware epidemic known as Wanna Cry (or Wanna Crypt) continued its march around the globe. Here's who to blame. → Read More

Every Company Is a Cyber Company Now

Once, it was only a handful of industries such as banking or technology that needed to make security a fundamental part of what they do. → Read More

Stripe-Backed Stellar Places a New Bet on Blockchain in the Developing World

Stellar announced the launch of a new for-profit entity called with a focus on the developing world. → Read More

This Company Declared War on a Patent Troll With a $50,000 Bounty

Cloudflare declared Blackbird's business model to bunethical, and announced it would hand out $50,000 to invalidate Blackbird's patents. → Read More

Facebook to Appeal Global Hate Speech Order in Austria

Facebook says it will appeal a controversial court order that requires it to impose an Austrian law everywhere in the world. → Read More