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You're gonna mine Bitcoin without knowing it

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It sounded like a joke but this time a good one.
Using the old concept of distributed workload capacity some "Hackers" are using your available computing power to mine Bitcoin. It's the new version of space listening but without your permission.  At this stage beyond the legality of the operation the hacker is technically stealing power, electricity and bandwidth. 
There is a real risk beyond this operation with a realization of this mechanism to target something else. We all remember the massive ddos attack performed with the power of smart devices such as home camera. 
Before laughing about this "fun" attack... Let's think encore.

RPA adoption will be performed by constraints outside the major firms

Major firms slowly adopt RPA - Robotic Process Automation - while fin/reg tech embrace it massively to disrupt the market. DoNotPay is a free service initiated by a Stanford student to perform all the low hanging fruit in the legal industry. Now baked by the tech leaders the startup is competing with the human paralegal, faster, cheaper… The RPAzation process is in motion, it’s ultimate step would be the RPAzation of the public administration. Yes I know… but I would love the project.
think encore ;)