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The attempt to hold Epik.com accountable for the content of their clients' websites is like blaming Gutenberg for the NYT's fake news that dragged The US to the useless war against the nuclear weapons Iraq never had.
The claim that censorship rather than education and free, open and public debate is the proper means of fighting outrageous, annoying and invalid opinions belongs to the worst dictatorships in human history. Through de-platform, the sile...
A teenager on Tiktok disrupted thousands of scientific studies with a single video
Researchers were caught by surprise after a short video sent a flood of new users to a survey platform. Thousands of scientific studies had to toss out weeks of data because of a 56-second TikTok video by a teenager.
Crypto exchange giants stop taking China users
Two of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges have halted new registrations for Chinese users, taking one of the first actions to comply with Beijing’s latest cryptocurrency ban.
Google CEO sought to keep Incognito mode issues out of spotlight, lawsuit alleges
The filing "mischaracterizes emails referencing unrelated second and third-hand accounts": Google spokesman
Bitcoin.org Domain Disabled After Alleged Cybersecurity Breach
The direct URL for the Bitcoin white paper (its technical description) on Bitcoin.org shows either "404 Not Found" or "This site can’t be reached".
Semiconductor chip shortage to cost global automakers $210 billion this year – report
A new report by consulting firm AlixPartners has suggested the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage is expected to cost the global automotive industry an estimated $210 billion in revenue in 2021.
Ransomware shame: More than half of business owners conceal cyber-breach
The ransomware scourge may be even worse than widely believed as most business executives hide cyberattacks, a new survey says.
Whistleblower behind 'Facebook files' will reveal identity, cooperate with Congress: source
The whistleblower involved in the "Facebook Files" investigation will reveal his or her identity as part of an agreement to cooperate with Congress, a source confirms to FOX Business.
Is Facebook leading us on a journey to the metaverse?
Nick Clegg will on Monday set out the tech giant’s vision of a virtual world where you can work, shop and ‘live’. But the move is prompting new fears over privacy
Facebook's longtime chief technology officer stepping down next year
Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer said Wednesday that he will step down from the role next year.
Canada, China and US were all doomed to lose in Meng Wanzhou’s case
Analysis: After the Huawei chief’s detention, the saga rapidly turned from a narrow legal dispute into an escalating battle
Apple CEO Tim Cook hunts for leakers just like in a Mafia
Cook emphasized that leakers constitute a 'small number of people' who 'do not belong' at Apple
Facebook ‘overpaid in data settlement to avoid naming Zuckerberg’
Lawsuit alleges settlement in Cambridge Analytica case driven by desire to protect founder
This Caribbean island is open...but only to the rich
A holiday on the volcanic island requires a $70,000 salary and an open calendar, but things are about to change.
Spyware ‘found on phones of five French cabinet members’
Mediapart claims indicate that devices were targeted by NSO’s Pegasus spyware
Canada frees detained Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou after US drops extradition bid
Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou has entered a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) in the US, paving the way for her to leave Canada, where she has spent nearly three years in detention.
Zoom meetings mean you have to face your own face
Is that little flickery square in the corner of the screen the real me? By Eva Wiseman
Greta Thunberg joins tens of thousands of climate protesters in Berlin
The Berlin protest was part a worldwide climate strike that included around 1,400 events in 80 countries organised by the Fridays for Future movement.
Robotics and Blockchain Top Startup Genome's List of Fastest-Growing Industries
Agricultural technology, big data, and other tech sectors continued speedy growth, according to a new report on the global state of entrepreneurship.
Crypto Channels Targeted in Biden’s Fight Against Ransomware
The Biden administration plans a fresh campaign against ransomware attacks through sanctions to cut off criminals’ cryptocurrency pipelines, and it urged companies to report extortion attempts and better protect themselves from them.
China's central bank says all cryptocurrency-related activities are illegal, vows harsh crackdown
China's central bank renewed its tough talk on bitcoin Friday, calling all digital currency activities illegal and vowing to crack down on the market.
One charger to rule them all? EU announces plan to impose universal phone cable in blow to Apple
In a setback for Apple, the European Union has announced plans to standardize chargers for smartphones and other small electronic devices, giving manufacturers a two-year transition period in which to fall in line.
Mark Zuckerberg reacts to NYT report on Facebook using news feed to promote positive stories about itself
Zuckerberg blasted the Times report's claim that he used an electric surfboard in a video posted to his personal accounts on July 4
NFTs Are the Building Blocks of the Metaverse - Here’s How It’s Being Built
The metaverse is aiming to establish complete decentralization infrastructure at its very foundation. This is already happening with NFTs.
'Throw away your Chinese phone,' says Lithuania in new report
A report by the country's cyber security agency found that one Chinese smartphone had built-in censorship tech that could detect terms like "Free Tibet".
US government to probe Zoom deal over China ties
Justice Department-led Team Telecom is looking into whether Zoom’s China ties could make its acquisition of the software company a national-security risk
Mother of all lawsuits quietly filed last month vs Facebook in Delaware
Zuckerberg, Sandberg, CFO, board inc Peter Thiel and Palantir are defendants - it's a result of sealed docs between FB execs and board.
Elon Musk mocks Biden after SpaceX completes first all-civilian flight
As of Monday morning, the White House had yet to comment on the mission, dubbed “Inspiration4,” which marks the first time an all-civilian crew has ever made it to Earth’s orbit
US Sanctions Cryptocurrency Exchange Over Ties To Ransomware Attacks
The move comes after hacks and data breaches that have targeted a major US oil pipeline, a meatpacking company and the Microsoft Exchange email system
Google To Spend $2 Billion On New York City Office
Google already rents the premises in Manhattan, which are located on the site of a former railroad terminal in the Hudson Square neighborhood.
Instagram is wreaking havoc on young girls - and knows it
Real teens open up about how unrealistic body standards on Instagram are harming their mental health, leading them to crave plastic surgery and causing eating disorders.
Bitcoin leads cryptocurrency market meltdown amid concerns over global equity markets
The world’s largest cryptocurrency, bitcoin, dropped below the $44,000 level on Monday as concerns over global equities spilled over into crypto markets.
The countries where Bitcoin and crypto are banned or restricted
While some countries like El Salvador are embracing cryptocurrencies, others are taking a firmer stance on their use as payment.
Bitcoin ledger as a secret weapon in war against ransomware
While it may at first seem like cryptocurrency enables ransomware, cryptocurrency is actually instrumental in fighting it.
Twitter To Pay $809 Million To Settle Suit Claiming Investors Were Misled
The suit claimed the defendants, such as former CEO Dick Costolo, did not disclose the full picture of the company's state while they sold their personal shares in Twitter.
Bitcoin's power consumption for 2021 has already surpassed the whole of 2020 – study
The world’s top cryptocurrency, bitcoin, is set to consume some 95.68 TW/h (terawatt-hours, or one trillion watts per hour) by the end of the year, according to the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index.
Details Of Millions Who Visited Thailand In Last 10 Years Leaked Online
The Southeast Asian nation is a popular tourist destination, drawing nearly 40 million visitors in 2019 before the pandemic shuttered borders and seized up global travel.
"Best Ride Of My Life": Pilot After World's 1st All-Civilian Space Trip
The SpaceX capsule, carrying Sian Proctor and three others, on Sunday successfully concluded the historic orbital mission with no professional astronauts on board.
"Deliberate Mischaracterizations": Facebook On Wall Street Journal Allegations
The Wall Street Journal said that although Facebook researchers have identified "the platform's ill effects," the company failed to fix them.
Lawmakers scrutinize Facebook after revealing report on Instagram’s negative impact on teens
Facebook is again receiving bipartisan criticism from lawmakers following a report showing the tech giant is aware of Instagram’s negative impact on teenagers’ mental health.
Facebook slams Wall Street Journal reports as ‘deliberate mischaracterisations’
The company’s vice-president of global affairs said the paper had not presented the whole picture on the ‘difficult issues’
Tech Tent - what next for Wikipedia?
It's the go-to site for information on just about everything but until recently Wikipedia has mostly avoided the battles over abusive behaviour and fake news that have plagued the social media giants.
Senators to investigate Facebook after WSJ report on Instagram's negative effect on mental health
Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., plan on investigating the tech giant
Microsoft's passwordless plans lets users switch to app-based login
Microsoft has announced users can now delete all passwords from their accounts and instead login using an authenticator app or other solution.
After Apple And Google, Telegram Blocks Russia Opposition Bot During Vote
Telegram's removal of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's "Smart Voting" bot was related to Russia's ban on campaigning during voting, said the messenger's founder.
Nicki Minaj says she's in 'Twitter jail,' will never use platform again
Rapper Nicki Minaj says she is in "Twitter jail" following controversial tweets, and vows to never use the platform again
TikTok faces privacy investigations by EU watchdog
TikTok is under investigation by The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) - its lead regulator in the EU - over two privacy-related issues.
Wikipedia blames pro-China infiltration for bans
Wikipedia has suffered an "infiltration" that sought to advance the aims of China, the US non-profit organisation that owns the volunteer-edited encyclopaedia has said.
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