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eBay Considers NFTs, Explores The Possibility Of Accepting Cryptocurrency

The CEO of eBay (Jamie Iannone), one of the world’s largest online marketplaces for used and new items is exploring Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and is considering the acceptance of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment methods. Considering that eBay is a platform on which individuals sell their personal items, their interest in NFTs is not…

Apple Releases Update For ACE Vulnerability In WebKit

Apple has released iOS 14.5.1, which provides a memory corruption bug fix and patches an arbitrary code execution (ACE) vulnerability in WebKit — a web browser engine. Arbitrary code execution refers to an attacker executing code that they should not be able to execute. A malicious website could theoretically execute harmful code on your iPhone,…

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Epic Games Takes On Apple’s App Store Dominance

Epic Games — a large video game vendor is taking on Apple — one of the largest smartphone vendors in court regarding Apple’s decision to suspend Fortnite from the app store. Epic Games allegedly violated Apple’s app store policy by creating a payment option that bypasses Apple’s payment system. Apple collects a percentage of apps’…

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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…