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Simplex Now Lets You Buy Cardano (ADA) With Your Credit Card

The cryptocurrency purchasing service/exchange Simplex has now implemented the ability to purchase Cardano (ADA) tokens with your debit, credit card, or Apple Pay. In some cases (depending on the availability of exchanges in your area), purchasing cryptocurrency entails buying Bitcoin, and then using the Bitcoin on other exchanges to buy lesser-known cryptocurrencies such as ADA.…

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Real Estate Marketplace MELI Now Accepts Cryptocurrency

Mercado Libre (MELI), South America’s largest real estate marketplace has decided to start allowing cryptocurrency payments for real estate.The $81 billion company does not settle the transactions directly, but they do own the digital payment system Mercado Pago. Mercado Libre is an Argentine company that operates marketplaces for e-commerce and auctions online. Mercado Libre hosted…

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USU Team Builds Solar Energy Systems With Spent Electric Vehicle Batteries

A team of researchers from the Utah Power Electronics Lab at Utah State University has developed solar energy systems using discarded electric vehicle batteries. The team submitted it as part of the American-Made Solar Prize competition and was one of 10 finalists. Projects like these address both the electronic waste potential of electric vehicle batteries…

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Apple Will Ban Apps That Force Users To Enable Tracking

Apple has released iOS 14.5, and one of its most significant features is App Tracking Transparency (ATT). ATT requires app vendors to ask users for permission before tracking their activity across multiple apps. This mirrors efforts in many countries to pass laws requiring consent for data collection. However, such laws have been circumvented by telling…

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Apple AirDrop Vulnerability Could Expose Users’ Phone Numbers, Emails

AirDrop — a sharing feature included in all Apple phones, tablets, and computers has a vulnerability, according to the German university Technische Universitat Darmstadt. The security vulnerability may expose users’ phone numbers and email addresses if they bring up their sharing panel on their Mac OS or iOS devices. According to the research, the vulnerability…