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HK crypto exchange falls silent, fuelling shutdown fears
A major Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange has scrubbed some of its social media presence two weeks after it halted withdrawals, fuelling fears the firm may collapse as the sector reels from the implosion of giant FTX.
Twitter ends COVID-19 “misinformation” policy
"Effective November 23, 2022, Twitter is no longer enforcing the COVID-19 misleading information policy," the company stated on its transparency page for coronavirus misinformation. Additionally, the COVID-19 policy is no longer listed o...
Man Robbed After Buying 300 iPhones From Apple Fifth Avenue
An unnamed 27-year-old man who purchased 300 iPhones from Apple Fifth Avenue on Monday morning was robbed shortly after leaving the store.
Leading media outlets urge US to end prosecution of Julian Assange. Publishing war crimes is not a crime, the media outlets said.
The United States should end its prosecution of Julian Assange, leading media outlets from the United States and Europe that had collaborated with the WikiLeaks founder said on Monday, citing press freedom concerns. “This indictment sets...
Crypto co-founder Tiantian Kullander found dead in his sleep aged 30
Shock as young crypt founder dies ‘unexpectedly’ in his sleep weeks after another crypto millionaire mysteriously drowned in Puerto Rico
US bans authorizations for Chinese devices
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it adopted new rules “prohibiting communications equipment deemed to pose an unacceptable risk to national security from being authorized for importation or sale” in the US. “Thi...
Wall Street’s ‘Dr. Doom’ calls crypto ‘corrupt gambling’ and rips ‘proof of reserves’ trumpeted after FTX collapse
Nouriel Roubini warned on Saturday, “Crypto is corrupt gambling where the house always & systematically front runs the retail suckers that get rekt.”
The Dabloon economy is the latest craze engulfing TikTok: from inflation and debt, to thieves and factions
TikTokers have created a giant fake economy within the app, with millions of participants, using a fabricated currency—Dabloons—and it reflects real-world events. Millions are part of the Dabloon economy, but the fake currency is suffer...
Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy after FTX implosion
BlockFi is latest company affected by FTX fallout, files Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Company's troubles go back to the spring, but the collapse of FTX was an insurmountable obstacle. The company says it has over 100,000 creditors.
Musk says Apple mostly stopped advertising on Twitter
If a rich corporate funding media that support the government that suppose to regulate them, and sanctions media that is neutral or doesn’t actively support the government and allow also political opponents to express their opinion - is ...
Stop the killer robots! Musk-backed lobbyists fight to save Europe from bad AI
The Future of Life Institute is warning AI could kill us all, but its ideology is freaking some folks out. A lobby group backed by Elon Musk and associated with a controversial ideology popular among tech billionaires is fighting to prev...
Saudi Arabia launches new economic zone with Apple among its first investors
Saudi Arabia launched its first fully integrated special economic zone with tech-leader Apple among its first investors, Minister of Transport and Logistics Services Saleh al-Jasser said in an interview with Al Arabiya.
UK begins investigation into Apple, Google’s mobile browser dominance
Britain’s competition watchdog has launched an in-depth investigation into the market dominance of Apple and Google’s mobile browsers, months after the regulator began considering a probe.
Who’s going to pay for an ethical chocolate bar?
New EU rules seek to ensure that chocolate is free from deforestation and child labor. Exporters say that can only happen if cocoa farmers earn more money.
Elon Musk Was Asked If Twitter Will Continue Its Character Limit. His Reply
It all started when Elon Musk shared a couple of slides from his “Twitter company talk”.
North Korea Aims To Have The World's Strongest Nuclear Force: Kim Jong Un
Kim Jong Un described the Hwasong-17 as the "world's strongest strategic weapon" and said it demonstrated North Korea's resolve and ability to eventually build the world's strongest army.
Binance, other crypto firms line up bids for bankrupt Voyager Digital after FTX collapse
Digital currency lender Voyager Digital has been set back to square one after FTX, which had initially agreed to acquire the firm, filed for bankruptcy.
US Company Fires 2,700 Employees Through Text Message: Report
United Furniture Industries left thousands of people unemployed just two days before Thanksgiving.
Data Of 500 Million WhatsApp Users Leaked, Up For Sale Online: Report
The person who put up the data for sale claims that there are 32 million records of users from the US within the set.
Musk says he will support DeSantis if Florida governor runs for president
Billionaire Elon Musk said on Friday he would support Ron DeSantis in 2024 if the Florida governor, who recently coasted to a second term, were to run for president.
Elon Musk says Twitter's ban on Trump after Capitol attack was 'grave mistake'
Twitter's ban on then President Donald Trump after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol by his supporters was a "grave mistake" that had to be corrected, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Friday, although he also stated that inci...
Klaus Schwab unveils his new logo
I do not think Schwab deliberately intended that his logo should evoke the NAZI connotation, but that is exactly what it does. He should apologise, promise that this is not what he is trying to promote with his agenda for global power su...
Elon Musk To Back Donald Trump's Rival Ron DeSantis In US Presidential Race
Elon Musk made the remark in a Twitter thread where he shed light on his political preference for the next elections and talked about restoring Donald Trump's Twitter account.
Twitter VP in Ireland gets court injunction against firing
Ireland’s High Court grants interim order to Sinead McSweeney, Twitter’s global vice president for public policy.
The FTX story just gets wilder
Earlier this year, SBF invested $11.5m in Farmington State Bank in Washington St. (nearly double the bank’s value).
France’s digital taxman goes after Amazon — again
The US tech giant scored a victory narrowing a French digital levy that lawmakers are now trying to overturn.
WhatsApp data leak sees 500m user records for sale, including 3m from Hong Kong
A database containing up-to-date mobile phone numbers of nearly 500 million WhatsApp users was leaked and put up for sale, with the dataset allegedly contains WhatsApp user data from 84 countries, Cyber research publication Cybernews rev...
Meta Report: US Military Behind Online Influence Campaign Targeting Central Asia, Middle East
Facebook parent company said people behind the operation 'attempted to conceal their identities,' but its probe found 'links to individuals associated with US military'
Thwarting a Red Wave, Gen Z Emerges as Powerful Voting Force
Early polls show people between the ages of 18 and 29 voted in near-record numbers during the 2022 midterms
Elon Musk to 'unlock doors to Twitter jail' with amnesty for suspended accounts
Critics say the move will see far-right and white supremacist accounts such as the American Nazi Party back on the platform - with one award-winning journalist warning it will put lives at risk and telling Musk "you will have blood on yo...
Twitter to launch gold and grey verification ticks alongside blue check mark, in 'painful, but necessary' move, says Elon Musk
Governments will be grey and companies gold under the revamped scheme, with all accounts to be manually authenticated before the logo is activated, reveals the social media platform's billionaire chief executive.
How Washington chased Huawei out of Europe
The Chinese tech giant is scaling back in Brussels, Paris and London and pivoting to its domestic market.
Holiday swindlers: The rise of digital travel scams
Digital travel scams are a growing "systemic and global" problem, according to the World Tourism Organization, a branch of the UN. Dozens of Brazilian women have been finding this out the hard way, after paying for luxury holidays from a...
Emperor Charles V's Secret Code Cracked After 5 Centuries
Charles was one of the most powerful men of the 16th century, presiding over a vast empire that took in much of western Europe and the Americas during a reign of more than 40 years.
Elon Musk Announces 'Amnesty' For Banned Twitter Accounts After Poll
The announcement comes as Elon Musk faces pushback that his criteria for content moderation is subject to his personal whim, with reinstatements decided for certain accounts and not others.
UK government bans new Chinese security cameras
Government departments have been told to stop installing surveillance cameras made by Chinese companies on "sensitive sites" because of security concerns.
Bob Iger was on a $10 million consultancy deal at Disney - to advise the CEO he eventually replaced
Before his return to Disney, Bob Iger reportedly had a $10 million deal to advise his successor Bob Chapek, despite the two executives barely speaking
Elon Musk has asked the first ever iPhone 'hacker' and tech experts to fix Twitter
The Twitter chief this week hired coder and entrepreneur George Hotz to overhaul Twitter’s search engine, part of a wide-ranging effort by Musk to fix Twitter.
Six arrests in international fraud call investigation
Gardaí arrested six people as part of an international investigation into a website which enabled fraudsters to make phone calls from trusted numbers to commit cybercrime.
European Parliament declares Russia a terrorism sponsor, then its site goes down
Pro-Kremlin group called Killnet takes credit.
Sam Bankman-Fried was reported to own a $100 million stake in Elon Musk's Twitter. Musk says that's a lie.
Musk denied that Sam Bankman-Fried or FTX own shares of Twitter since the Tesla CEO took the company private, refuting a recent report from Semafor.
Steve Jobs Was Once Asked For His Autograph, His Reply
The letter was written on May 11, 1983, and is addressed to LN Varon from Imperial Beach, California.
Disabled man joins European Space Agency's astronaut programme
A disabled British man has been chosen for astronaut training by Europe's space agency, a world first.
Musk planning to launch other Twitter 2.0 features
It makes sense for Musk to focus on protecting brands from impersonation as a priority in his relaunch of Blue Verified, as Twitter can’t churn profits without reassuring advertisers. But Musk also has other big ideas, and he has told hi...
UK launches market probe into Apple and Google’s mobile dominance
Tech giants come under more scrutiny.
Washington watchdogs outgunned in crypto's Wild West
The oversight gaps that allowed for the disastrous failure of FTX underscore the deep risks of trading on unregulated digital currency exchanges.
UK Probes Apple, Google Over Cloud Gaming, Browsers
The CMA regulator will investigate whether consumer choice is limited by the behaviour of the Silicon Valley pair, it said in a statement after an initial study earlier this year.
"If I Tweet...": Elon Musk's Question Leaves Internet Confused
Elon Musk's tweet triggered several comments and reactions on the social media platform.
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