Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency lead fires back at Wall Street Journal report

David Marcus, the man in charge of getting Facebook‘s controversial ‘cryptocurrency‘ Libra off the ground, has fired back at a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report that claimed MasterCard, one of the project‘s backers, was thinking about potentially pulling out. Although Marcus didn’t explicitly deny the overall thread of the WSJ piece, he said that the initial (and…

The case against traditional passwords — and how biometrics can better secure us

Passwords have been around for millennia. Thousands of years before the advent of the computer, the Roman military would use what Polybius described as a watchword to distinguish ally from enemy. Similarly, during the Battle of Normandy, US paratroopers used constantly changing call-and-response passwords – flash would be responded to with thunder, for example — to establish friend from foe. …