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El Salvador is building a volcano-powered "Bitcoin City" with no taxes

From Bloomberg: El Salvador intends to issue the world's first sovereign Bitcoin bonds and build Bitcoin City, which will be free of income, property and capital gains taxes, President Nayib Bukele announced in the beach town of Mizata to a crowd of cheering Bitcoin enthusiasts.  — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Cities, Bitcoin, Volcanoes, El Salvador, Smart Cities, Life In The Big City, Bitcoins, City Planning, NAYIB BUKELE, Dumb Smart Cities, Stupid Smart Cities, Bitcoin City, Mizata, Next Century Cities

Cities' emergency sirens will play anything you send them over an unencrypted radio protocol It's been a year since someone hacked all 156 of Dallas's emergency tornado sirens, setting them off in the middle of the night, and the security picture for cities' emergency PA systems keeps getting uglier. (more…)
Tags: Security, Videos, Video, News, Youtube, Censorship, San Francisco, Radio, Infosec, Crypto, Dallas, Crypto Wars, Security Through Obscurity, Urban Theory, Emergencies, Software-Defined Radio

The London Underground thinks it can sell travelers' attention and wifi data for £322m

Since late 2016, the Transport for London has been running a pilot scheme, providing wifi to passengers while logging and retaining all the wifi traffic coming in and out of its access points, compiling a massive dossier on every tube-rider who had wifi turned on for their devices, whether or not they ever accessed the wifi service. (more…)
Tags: Post, UK, London, News, Privacy, Transit, Transport, London Underground, Tfl, Surveillance Business Model, Ukpoli, Urban Theory, Stupid Smart Cities