Lucy Wang: “Learning from biomedical data”

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Lucy Wang "Learning from biomedical data" Abstract: Human interpretability is essential in biomedicine, because information flow between computational platforms and human stakeholders is crucial to the proper management and care of disease. Biomedical data is abundant, but do not lend themselves to easy summary and interpretation. Luckily, there are many structured biomedical knowledge resources that can be used...

Wendy McElroy: The Double C-Word in the Private Sector

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism Chapter 11, Part 2 The Double C-Word in the Private Sector The first rule of the politics of fear is that if you want to make something sound scarier than it actually is, you add the word ‘culture’ at the end of it. — Brendan O’Neill “Crypto culture” is under...

Court Refuses to Drop Money Laundering Charge Against UBS, $5.8 Billion Fine Looms

A French court has reportedly rejected a request by the largest Swiss bank to drop money laundering charge against it. UBS Group and a number of its executives are accused of tax fraud and money laundering. If found guilty, the bank could be fined up to 5 billion euros or $5.8 billion. Its executives could also face jail time. Also...

Melania Trump responds to Donald Trump’s fiery tweets in revealing interview

First Lady Melania Trump says she does not always see eye-to-eye with her husband, President Donald Trump, regarding his inflammatory tweets and verbal attacks he routinely launches at people the president perceives as his political opponents. She commented on that during an ABC News interview that aired Friday night. Mrs. Trump is spearheading an anti-bullying campaign called "Be Best." She acknowledged...

Hackers stole millions of Facebook users’ personal data — here’s why you should be worried (FB)

Some 30 million Facebook users were victims of the hacking attack it revealed recently. That attack exposed the personal information of many users, including their names, phone numbers, birth dates, and more. That kind of information could be used for identity theft and to compromise users' financial and other accounts, security and privacy experts say. The exposure of that data can also...

Coinbase Ditches Its Index Fund in Favor of a New Retail Feature

Coinbase – one of the largest digital currency exchanges in the U.S. – is nixing its index fund designed for accredited investors and shifting its focus to a new retail product, The Block reportshttps://theblockcrypto.com/2018/10/11/coinbase-is-shutting-down-its-fund-aimed-at-big-investors-as-it-pivots-to-a-new-retail-product/. Coinbase first...

South Korea’s Largest Crypto Exchange Sold to Singapore-Based Consortium

The largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea by trading volume, Bithumb, has reportedly been sold to a Singapore-based consortium for approximately 400 billion won or $354 million. Bk Global Consortium, led by plastic surgeon Kim Byung-gun, will acquire the controlling stake and become the largest shareholder of Bithumb. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Bithumb Sold A...

Facebook and Twitter Beware — Censorship-Resistant Social Media Is Here

Over the past few months, Bitcoin Cash developers have been creating applications that are similar to social media and forum platforms like Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter. Anyone in the world can use these Bitcoin Cash-powered applications such as Memo, Blockpress, Keyport, and Matter which offer censorship-resistant versions of these social media giants. Also read: Facebook Purge Continues: 559 Pages, 251 Accounts...

Japanese Exchange Takeover: Zaif Transfers All Crypto Services to Fisco

Japanese crypto exchange Zaif has concluded a business transfer agreement with another regulated crypto exchange in Japan. Fisco Cryptocurrency Exchange will take over all of Zaif’s services and will be responsible for repaying users who lost their coins when Zaif was hacked last month. Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals Business Transfer Agreement Tech Bureau, the operator...

Singapore-based Blockchain Consortium Buys Majority Share in Bithumb

Singapore-based BK Global Consortium has paid 400 billion won (approximately $350 million) for a majority stake in South Korean Bithumb, the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency exchange, according to a local news outlet.BK Global Consortium is a...