The arrival of the internet fundamentally changed forex trading by opening up the markets in the late 1990s and early 2000s to the general public.In addition to big banks, a legion of smaller retail brokers cropped up alongside this developing industry to provide interfaces, tools, and services to facilitate the growing forex trading landscape.Nonetheless, when forex trading first went online, it had elements of the lawless, “Wild West” culture that has also characterised the early stages of cryptocurrency.Within the forex space, the theoretical basis for regulatory policies and institutional standards have always centred around protection for individual investors and market stability.To become licensed as a forex broker, an entity must often meet minimum capital requirements, adhere to bookkeeping, reporting, and audit requirements, offer limited leverage, and meet a number other criteria depending on their national jurisdiction.By creating the current rigorous licensing process, regulators aim to prevent fraudulent brokers from entering the marketplace and exploiting clients.
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Many are excited by the soaring price of bitcoin, but perhaps none more so than the hackers.A London cryptocurrency firm has allegedly been hit by cyberattacks targeting bitcoin, launched by The Lazarus Group, the notorious cybercrime organisation thought to be directly linked to North Korea.Employees have been directly targeted with spear-phishing attacks as the hackers attempted to steal bitcoin from the organisation.The bait used by the hackers was a fake Chief Financial Officer job posting at the targeted company.Once the malicious payload within an attached word document was triggered, a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) would be inconspicuously downloaded in the background, allowing the attacker to apply further malware on demand.Bitcoin has been a preferred target for North Korean hackers since 2013, evidence of this has been discovered by Secureworks researchers, the same organisation that revealed the recent attack on the London cryptocurrency firm.
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The rise of data has also reshaped existing roles across industries and continues to do so.Using cloud services to build a user-friendly and productive collaboration platform means that data scientists can focus on their core skills to derive insights and useful knowledge from data.Using these new tools, data scientists can begin to think of their role as one running parallel to their developer colleagues – both working to deliver business value to end users keen to take advantage of the amount of data being produced.A marriage between technique and technologyData scientists and developers work on different parts of the same workflow.This is a continual process, aimed at producing the most functional app possible.
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Cost savings remain the top reason for moving to the cloud.New research from Druva has uncovered some underlying cost complaints from users of cloud firm Amazon Web Services (AWS).While cloud delivers unprecedented confidence in data protection for most, questions remain over the cost benefits of egress charges and redundant data proliferation.Cost savings is the top reason for moving to the cloud, according to 59% of IT staff surveyed.Other major motivators included simplicity (cited by 42%), higher availability (41%), improved security (36%) and better management (35%).Yet despite the many perceived advantages of moving company architecture to the cloud, IT pros are noticing biting costs further along the road.
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Back then, the site was an important source of stone for temples and tombs in Upper Egypt, and it was more than just a place to work—it housed an entire community, and a vibrant, dynamic one at that.The latest discovery, announced this week by Mostafa Waziry, the Secretary-General of the supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt, includes four child burials, along with crypts and chambers.The child burials are the first of their kind to be found at the site, containing children under the age of 10 and various burial artefacts.Each of the four child graves had a story to tell.Buried in a badly worn wooden sarcophagus that was partially sealed with mud, the child skeleton was found with burial goods such as intact beer jars, wine vessels, plates, and bowls.The archaeologists also found a bronze razor, four scarabs, or bracelets, attached to the child’s wrist, and a “nefer” amulet on the chest—a symbol of happiness and good luck.
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Scientists have developed what they say is the first complete design for a silicon quantum microchip.It portends the possibility of quantum computers being produced entirely using conventional silicon technology.If two qubits are quantum-mechanically linked, or entangled, they can help perform 22 or four calculations simultaneously; three qubits, 23 or eight calculations; and so on.There are at least five major quantum computing approaches being explored: silicon spin qubits, ion traps, superconducting loops, diamond vacancies, and topological qubits.To overcome this fragility, quantum computers need to employ error correction codes to protect them from interference.For example, the information from a single “logical” qubit can spread to several highly entangled “physical” qubits to reduce the chances that any environmental disturbance will tamper with the information in question.
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For democrats on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, this has been a good week.First, the small d democrats at Westminster who still believe in the old-fashioned theory that parliament’s job is to hold the executive to account.Thanks to eleven principled Conservative rebels, that is exactly what the House of Commons did on Wednesday night, when MPs defeated the government on its Brexit bill.Irony of ironies, it was the threat of Tory rebellions that spooked David Cameron into his in-out referendum promise in the first place – and now it’s a Tory rebellion that throws a spanner in the works as Theresa May tries to fudge her way out of the mess he gaily left behind.(I was tempted to say the rebels had thrown a Spaniard in the works, which is the name of a book of nonsense published by John Lennon in 1965, but in the context of Brexit, it doesn’t seem entirely appropriate.)The fact that the former attorney-general Dominic Grieve, who was the architect of the amendment that defeated Mrs May, and who is by common consent one of the most decent MPs at Westminster, has now been receiving death threats tells us something truly unpleasant about the more extremist elements who have bubbled up out of the Brexit mud.
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A woman in Long Island, New York, has been charged with money laundering in support of a terrorist organization after she allegedly borrowed money that she used to buy bitcoins to support ISIS.Zoobia Shahnaz "defrauded numerous financial institutions and obtained over $85,000 in illicit proceeds, which she converted to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies," according to a press release from federal prosecutors.She then alleged sent the funds outside the United States to support the actions of the Islamic State.Shahnaz next tried to fly to Turkey.Federal prosecutors say she was ultimately bound for Syria, but they detained her at New York's John F. Kennedy airport.The press release states that Shahnaz "fraudulently applied for over a dozen credit cards, which she used to purchase approximately $62,000 in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies online."
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In the months since PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds became an out-of-nowhere top-selling hit, the Battle Royale genre of last-man-standing free-for-alls has been surging in popularity."Some amazing games pass under the radar," he continued.You're protecting the work of artists basically.Audiovisual elements like art, music, sound effects, character design, and text are all protected in games in much the same way they are in movies and music."Mino still could have gotten around the copyright protections with some relatively simple changes," attorney and Law of the Game blogger Mark Methenitis told Ars at the time of the ruling."If all of their shapes were five blocks, and the grid had different dimensions, and the blocks weren't practically identically styled, I'm not sure we get to an infringement finding."
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When the Food and Drug Administration recently announced that it had approved the first-ever medical accessory for the Apple Watch—a wearable EKG monitor made by the medtech company AliveCor—it was big news.Apple has increasingly invested in health tech, eyeing it as a market where the Watch might hit big.The FDA announcement suggested that bet might be paying off.But the real news wasn’t the band itself.“The headline is really not that they gave us clearance on the KardiaBand.Already, research has shown that machine learning algorithms can help devices like the Apple Watch detect serious health conditions, including high blood pressure and sleep apnea.
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NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared imagery of Tropical Storm Kai-Tak that revealed the western side of storm had moved into the southern and central Philippines.Infrared data revealed very cold cloud top temperatures with the potential for heavy rainfall.The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of Tropical Storm Kai-Tak on Dec. 14 at 12:11 p.m. EST (1711 UTC).Infrared data provides cloud top temperatures and the coldest cloud tops and strongest storms were blanketing the southern and central Philippines.Infrared data showed persistent central cold cover obscuring the low-level circulation center where cloud top temperatures were as cold as minus 115.6 degrees Fahrenheit or minus 82 degrees Celsius.On Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. EST (1500 UTC) the Joint Typhoon Warning Center reported that Tropical storm Kai-tak, known as Urduja in the Philippines had maximum sustained winds near 45 knots (52 mph/83 kph).
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In a successful collaboration between the Graphene Flagship and the European Space Agency, experiments testing graphene for two different space-related applications have shown extremely promising results."Graphene as we know has a lot of opportunities.The Graphene Flagship tested both these applications in recent experiments in November and December 2017.Two different types of graphene were tested in a collaboration between the Microgravity Research Centre, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; the Cambridge Graphene Centre, University of Cambridge, UK; the Institute for Organic Synthesis and Photoreactivity and the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems, both at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy; and industry partner Leonardo Spa, Italy, a global leader in aerospace, operating in space systems and high-tech instrument manufacturing and in the management of launch and in-orbit services and satellite services."We have good tests done on earth in the lab, and now of course because the applications will be in satellites, we needed to see how the wicks perform in low gravity conditions and also in hypergravity conditions, to simulate a satellite launch," added Prof Ferrari."It was amazing, the feeling is incredible and its extremely interesting to do experiments in these kinds of conditions but also to enjoy the free-floating zone.
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We all have that one Facebook friend.You know the one I mean — they post oodles of updates on one particular topic, usually one which doesn’t interest you, or might if they weren’t saturating your entire Newsfeed with the stuff.(I plead the fifth when it comes to my own friends.)You don’t want to unfriend them, or even unfollow them.You just, you know … need a break.Facebook today introduced Snooze with exactly that idea in mind.
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Tumblr launched what it called one of its “most requested features,” giving users the ability to filter posts from their dashboard if they contain tags of their choosing.This gives people on Tumblr the ability to avoid seeing posts on topics that do not interest them, or that they are trying to avoid for other reasons.Tumblr said in its blog post, “Trying to avoid Star Wars spoilers?Need a break from all the holiday excitement this month?Mobile users can set up tag filters by going into their general settings section and tapping “Filtering.” On the web, the Filtering section is found under account settings.Users can add as many tag filters as they want, and filters can be removed later if they change their minds.
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Mobiles.co.uk has just launched a bundle of ridiculously low tariffs on the Google Pixel 2.They don't just beat everything that's come before – they completely blow them out of the water.You can now get Google's flagship phone that came out only a couple of months ago for a mere £17.99 per month on EE.That lowest price costs £100 upfront and gets you 1GB of data a month.If that isn't quite enough for all the surfing, streaming and downloading you do, then there's a new cheap tariff at 2GB as well.Check out the full details below.
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By now you’ve heard multiple stories about it: Henry Cavill’s epic moustache that brought Warner Bros. to its knees and the awful CGI work they did to edit the thing out of Justice League.If, somehow, you haven’t actually seen Superman’s digitally-shaved face yet, now’s your chance.Because of the way that international distribution of these kinds of films works, Justice League is actually due to be available on Blu-ray in certain Asian markets later this month.In anticipation of the film’s release, retailers have posted the first three minutes of the film online in glorious 1080p.That means that you can watch the awkward video-interview Superman gives to a bunch of kids for their podcast—the scene is notable because you can clearly see that something is up with Cavill’s face in the shot.The overall shape of his mouth is off, particularly on the left side and it seems as if he’s having a rather difficult time speaking, a problem probably related to the fact that the upper half of the actor’s mouth was covered in facial hair and his lip and upper teeth had to be digitally recreated.
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Today’s bunch of Lightinthebox deals will be fully focused on the cameras from the Xiaomi brand so if you ever wanted to get one, now is the perfect time.So let’s just jump right down to it and take a look at those bad boys, maybe you will get some late Xmas inspiration.Let’s start with the super deal for the Xiaomi Mijia Camera mini capable of shooting 4K in 30 fps and plenty of advanced features.Like the Sony IMX317 sensor with 7 glass lens, 145 degree wide angle, f/2.8, EIS 6-axis anit-shake and 2.4-inch touch screen.You can get it for $85.04 / 75.89 with the help of the discount coupon MI4K.Or maybe you prefer to secure your household with some IP security cameras like the Xiaomi Mijia 1080p one with FullHD resolution, motion detection and 130 degree wide ange or two way audio for just $24.99 / €22.30.
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An alleged computer hacker living in a caravan park on an island off the Kent coast has admitted to stealing customer data from the websites of over a dozen high-profile companies.Grant West, 25, admitted at Southwark Crown Court Thursday (14 December) to obtaining details of 165,000 Just Eat customers' in a bid to sell them on the so-called 'dark web' for bitcoin.Under the pseudonym "courvoisier", West stands accused of selling usernames, passwords and drugs to buyers on an underground website only accessible with the use of special anonymising software.While living at Ashcroft Caravan Park on the Isle of Sheppey, he reportedly targeted 17 websites between 25 August and 30 September this year.West also admitted using customer data stolen from Just Eat back in 2015 to make fraudulent translations between July and September that same year.He did not steal bank details of customers, but Just Eat claimed that recovering from the cyberattack cost upwards of £200,000.
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My Achilles heel is finding gifts for people.Some people are good at it.Typically, one week before Christmas, I’ll go on Amazon and buy a few bottles of bourbon and gin (whatever is cheap in a lightening deal), and dole them out like a booze-soaked Santa Claus.In short, MiPic lets you use photos you’ve taken as the basis of a variety of products.All the goods are made in England.Although MiPic is a UK-based company, it ships internationally.
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Siemens hopes joining forces with AWS will boost its position in the market.Siemens aims to quicken the rollout of its MindSphere software platform by partnering with Amazon.The Internet of Things (IoT) platform MindSphere collects data from various devices, then analyses that information to optimise processes for customers.Developed for industrial companies, the platform aims to help such companies assist their manufacturing customers to improve productivity.To date, MindSphere has run on the SAP cloud, but the next version is expected to be launched in January and will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) – the cloud provider favoured by many industrial software developers.By offering the platform through AWS, Siemens hopes to build on its market share and take a more dominant role in the digital factory automation market.
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