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How a UK startup is helping multinationals fight fake news
We can always find justification to shut up the stupidity of our opponents. Censorship is a dangerous way to deal with it.
The same technology that we welcomed as 1984, because it was cool, is now taking us back to 1939.
Iran blames bitcoin miners for blackouts
Iran has launched a crackdown on cryptocurrency miners who it claims are responsible for power blackouts that are blighting the country.
TikTok owner ByteDance launches payments in China as it pushes into fintech and e-commerce
ByteDance has launched a new payment service within Douyin, the Chinese version of short-video sharing app TikTok.
Gang steals HK$3.5 million from woman after cryptocurrency trade
The woman was paid HK$3.5 million in cash after using her iPhone to complete an online transaction to sell USDT tokens, police source says.
One in five firms linked to spying on staff as they work from home
A surge in secret software used to spy on staff working from home during the pandemic has led to calls for new laws to be brought in against unscrupulous bosses.
Capitol Rioter May Have Stolen Pelosi's Computer, Tried To Sell To Russia: FBI
The theft of electronic devices from congressional offices has been a persistent worry following the siege by supporters of US President Donald Trump.
"Like An Underdog Going Through Training...": Signal On Resuming Service
Signal has seen a rise in downloads following a change in WhatsApp's privacy terms, which required users to share their data with both Facebook and Instagram.
Woman who allegedly stole Pelosi's laptop wanted to sell it to Russia, ex tells FBI
FBI says person claiming to be Riley June Williams’ former partner allegedly saw a video of her removing computer during Capitol riot
Spanish side become first team ever to buy a player with BITCOIN
The striker was unveiled by Spanish third division side DUX Internacional de Madrid, also known as Inter Madrid, after they teamed up with their new cryptocurrency sponsors to m...
Volkswagen and Audi are starting to challenge Tesla
The world's largest carmaker is starting to gain ground on Tesla.
Selena Gomez: Big Tech 'cashing in from evil’
In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Gomez said she’s frustrated by what she views as the companies’ lackluster response and that they have to “stop doing the ba...
Apple CEO responds to Big Tech criticism: No 'intersection' between free speech, incitement of violence
Apple CEO Tim Cook stood by his company's decision to remove alternative social media platform Parler from the App Store, as Big Tech companies face criticism over censorship af...
Apple Chief Tim Cook Says Parler Could Return To App Store With "Reforms"
Apple suspended all downloads of the Parler app following the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, citing postings on the platform that could incite further violence. Google a...
Parler attracted senior members of the UK government before it shut down, according to reports
More than a dozen politicians from the UK's right-wing ruling Conservative party had joined Parler before the social network went offline, according to The Observer.
Branson's Virgin Orbit reaches space with key mid-air rocket launch
Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit reached space for the first time on Sunday with a successful test of its air-launched rocket, delivering ten NASA satellites to orbit ...
Biden to replace Trump may encourage investors to sell Microsoft shares and buy Amazon shares instead
The Trump administration skyrocketed the value of Microsoft's shares, transferring to them the web hosting services of government servers that had hitherto been served exclusive...
What is Signal, and is it really safer than WhatsApp?
The encrypted messaging app Signal has seen an explosion in take-up recently. Recommended by Edward Snowden and Elon Musk, It reported a whopping five-fold growth in its Android...
After Trump bans, Facebook and Twitter see combined $51 billion in losses
Investors react negatively to surprise banishment of sitting president.
"So Glad You Exist": Elon Musk's Birthday Wish For Wikipedia
Wikipedia, started by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger in 2001, is one of the most popular websites on the Internet.
Parler Chief, Family In Hiding After Receiving Death Threats: Court Document
Parler, a platform widely embraced by Trump supporters, had earlier launched an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon after the tech giant discontinued its services following last we...
Voters want to stop the second impeachment and would rather see the punishment of Big Tech
Voters want Speaker Pelosi to stop the second impeachment of President Trump and would rather see the punishment of Big Tech for censoring the President, according to a leaked i...
What China’s New Digital Currency Tells Us About a Cashless Future
China is testing a digital yuan, aiming to accelerate the replacement of cash and increase state control in a society where digital payments via Wechat Pay and Alipay are alread...
'Ministry of Truth'| Critics slam Democrat bid to gag social media
Critics blast Democratic Party lawmakers' proposal to regulate the fake news and to the censorship of Donald Trump and his supporters.
The tech supremacy: Silicon Valley can no longer conceal its power
‘To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle,’ George Orwell famously observed. He was talking not about everyday life but about politics, where it is ‘quite...
WatsApp killer: Signal - the most secure messenger for everyone
Signal Private Messenger is the most secure messaging app you can install on your phone.
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