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Hackers Crack Apple’s Face ID With $150 Mask

Here’s the latest sign that the long-awaited facial recognition technology introduced by the iPhone X that caused production delays and myriad other headaches for Foxconn and its suppliers doesn’t live up to Apple’s lofty claims: A group of Vietnamese hackers became the first in the world to defeat the phone’s Face ID security, accomplishing the […]

Apple To Dump Qualcomm Chips As iPhone 8 Sales Collapse In China

The bitter legal dispute between Apple and Qualcomm has escalated sharply overnight as the former designs out Qualcomm components from future products. According to the WSJ, Apple, locked in an intensifying legal fight with Qualcomm, is designing iPhones and iPads for next year that would jettison the chipmaker’s components. Apple is considering building the devices […]

Doug Casey: How I Learned To Love Bitcoin – Part 1

Via CaseyResearch.com, Bitcoin is up 495% this year. Ethereum, another major cryptocurrency, is up 3,507% since the start of the year. Smaller cryptos have soared more than 10,000%. When you see gains like that, it’s natural to think that you missed out. I even felt this way for the longest time…that is, until I talked […]

Meet The 31-Year-Old Austrian Anti-Immigrant Who Just Became The World’s Youngest Leader

As discussed earlier, Austria’s young conservative star, Sebastian Kurz, is now assured of becoming the country’s next leader, projections of Sunday’s parliamentary election result showed, but his party is far short of a majority and is likely to seek a coalition with the resurgent far right. Sebastian Kurz arrives to cast his ballot on Oct. […]

Kolanovic: “This Is What The Next Crisis Will Look Like”

There are two distinct parts to the latest, just released research note from JPM's quant "wizard" Marko Kolanovic. In the first part, the infamous predictor of market swoons takes on an unexpectedly cheerful demeanor, and explains why contrary to his recent market outlooks, near-term risks for a market selloff appear to have abated. First, he […]

Frontrunning: September 21

Mark Zuckerberg’s Political Awakening (BBG) Bank of Japan Sticks With Easy-Money Settings (WSJ) Bank of Japan board member demands more stimulus (FT) S&P downgrades China, says rising debt is stoking economic, financial risks (Reuters) Boston’s Fate Lies With a Zombie Hurricane as Maria Moves North (BBG) SEC says hackers may have traded using stolen insider […]

Mauldin: 2 Charts Confirm A US Recession Within 18 Months

Authored by John Mauldin via MauldinEconomics.com, Stock valuations are the discounted values of future earnings. Future earnings depend on future revenue, which may diminish whenever the future includes a recession. So, broad economic conditions are a big factor to watch in stock valuation. Broad economic conditions depend ultimately on the consumer’s ability and willingness to […]

Hugh Smith: “We Need A Social Revolution”

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via PeakProsperity.com, In the conventional view, there are two kinds of revolutions: political and technological. Political revolutions may be peaceful or violent, and technological revolutions may transform civilizations gradually or rather abruptly – for example, revolutionary advances in the technology of warfare. In this view, the engines of revolution are […]

Where Snowden Failed, THIS Won’t

By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at When in 2013 Ed Snowden revealed to Joe Sixpack that his data was indeed being hacked and intercepted, not by crazy vodka swilling Ivan in Novgorod but by team America, there was the sort of surprise and outrage that comes with finding your 5-year old just wiped snot across your brand new […]

Amazon isn’t the No. 1 villain in retail sector’s demise

Retail stocks have been annihilated recently, despite the economy eking out growth. The fundamentals of the retail business look horrible: Sales are stagnating and profitability is getting worse with every passing quarter. Jeff Bezos and Amazon get most of the credit, but this credit is misplaced. Today, online sales represent only 8.5 percent of total […]