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Surging price of the cryptocurrency Ripple makes founder richer than Mark Zuckerberg – but only for an afternoon

Ripple is a cryptocurrency that’s bought and sold online (Picture: Reuters) The man who founded the cryptocurrency Ripple briefly became the fifth wealthiest person in the world as the digital dosh surged in value this week. But Chris Larsen’s place at the very top of the rich list proved to be very brief after Ripple (which is also called XRP) dropped in price and he
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Intel boss sold stock before chip flaw disclosure

Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich sold a large chunk of his shares in the company several months after it was alerted to a serious security flaw affecting its products, it has emerged. Regulatory filings showed Mr Krzanich pocketed about $25m (£18.4m) before tax from the sale of stocks and options in late November. It emerged earlier this week that Intel was notified
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All iPhones, iPads and Macs hit by Intel flaw

Apple has confirmed an Intel glitch has affected all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers. The US tech giant said the processor flaws, known as Meltdown and Spectre, could leave millions of customers exposed to hackers. It emerged this week that developers have been trying to prevent hackers taking advantage of the flaw in microprocessors built by Intel and ARM. There has
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High-speed chip race behind Intel fiasco

To the list of things we once thought brilliant and entirely safe, like smoking and asbestos, we must now add microprocessors. For the last decade or more, nearly every CPU built into phones, laptops and servers have carried two extremely serious flaws. The scale is unprecedented – it is Chipocalypse Now. The elaborate temples of security that hardware manufacturers and