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'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.
Hungary is set to cut taxes on cryptocurrencies by half from 2022
Hungary is cutting tax on cryptocurrency earnings by half as interest in the crypto market drives it to all-time highs.
New 'Peaceful But Talkative' Species of Dinosaur Identified in Mexico
The parts of the dinosaur’s skeleton recovered by researchers include the creature’s 1.32-metre-long crest, as well as its jaws and palate.
Hackers Reportedly Apologise for Disrupting Colonial Pipeline Operations, Vow to Be More Selective
The actions of the hacker group are expected to cause gasoline supply disruptions in a dozen US states after their ransomware knocked out the networks of a pipeline that deliver...
UK police arrest three suspected right-wing extremists over 3D-printed firearm in counter-terrorism raids
Two men and a woman have appeared in Westminster Magistrates Court charged with possessing articles connected with an act of terrorism in relation to a 3D-printed firearm. The t...
Bitcoin Won’t Leave Central Bankers in the Dust
Digital pounds, dollars and euros are years away, but radical changes in wholesale banking and settlement are coming sooner than you think.
Australian man Craig Wright who says he created bitcoin takes £4bn claim to London high court
Computer scientist demands 16 software developers give access to 111,000 bitcoins in case one defendant has called ‘bogus’
UK calls for international cybersecurity coalition
Britain on Wednesday hit out at countries including Russia, China, Iran and North Korea over cyberattacks, calling for a global effort to counter online threats.
Why everyone from Elon Musk to Janet Yellen is worried about bitcoin's energy usage
Elon Musk’s decision to stop Tesla from accepting bitcoin as payment has led to fresh scrutiny of the cryptocurrency’s environmental impact.
Alibaba posts first operating loss as a public company following $2.8 billion antitrust fine
Alibaba posted its first operating loss as a public company in its fiscal fourth quarter as a massive antitrust fine it received last month weighed on its earnings, while revenu...
What happens when WhatsApp’s new terms start on 15 May?
Messaging app will begin to turn off features until users agree to Facebook’s updated terms of service
Italy Fines Google $123 Million For Abuse Of Dominant Position
"Through android and the app store Google Play, Google has a dominant position which allows it to control the reach app developers have on final users," the regulator said in a ...
Amazon to hire 75,000 workers and pay $100 bonus if they get Covid vaccine
Amazon is hiring 75,000 workers across its warehouse and delivery network in the U.S. and Canada, the company said Thursday. The company will also offer a $100 bonus to new ware...
Coinbase revenue tripled from last quarter as crypto prices skyrocketed
Coinbase revenue tripled from last quarter, as the price cryptocurrencies took off in 2021.
Chinese driverless car company WeRide valued at $3.3 billion after fresh funding
Autonomous driving company WeRide has raised new funds valuing the company at $3.3 billion dollars.
Colonial Pipeline Paid Hackers Nearly $5 Million in Ransom
The biggest oil pipeline company in USA, Colonial Pipeline, paid nearly $5 million to Eastern European hackers on Friday, contradicting reports earlier this week that the compan...
U.S. Officials Investigating Crypto Exchange Binance Amid Market's Massive Boom
The Department of Justice and Internal Revenue Service have reportedly opened an investigation into the biggest cryptocurrency exchange Binance, heightening tensions in the larg...
Never Mind: Elon Musk Says Tesla Won't Accept Bitcoin For Car Purchases Any More
Tesla's CEO explained on Twitter that the reversal on accepting Bitcoin was prompted by concerns about the "rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels" to mine the cryptocurrency.
German government ordered WhatsApp to prevent Facebook from collecting personal data. Facebook ignored it, as Germany can do nothing about it but make noise
The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and “Freedom” of Information, or HmbBfDI, said Tuesday that it has issued an injunction that prevents Facebook from processing perso...
Inside The Cryptocurrency Revolution
Bitcoin’s emergence as a global digital currency has been as revolutionary as it has been erratic. But while fledgling investors obsess over every fluctuation in the cryptocurre...
Twitter adds 'tip jar' to pay for good tweeting
Twitter has launched a new "tip jar" feature that lets people send money to others on the social network.
Tech firms could face fines over harmful content in government's new online safety bill
The new internet bill is expected to come before parliament in the coming months.
Online safety bill ‘a recipe for censorship’, say campaigners
Proposals hand Ofcom the power to identify ‘lawful but harmful’ content and punish social networks that fail to remove it
Instagram adds option to show pronouns on profile
The social media platform rolls out the change in countries, including the UK, with people able to choose up to four pronouns.
Royal Mail to trial drones to deliver items from mainland UK to Isles of Scilly
If the trial succeeds, the technology could be used to support postal workers in delivering to remote areas in the UK.
US move on vaccine intellectual property is a 'monumental moment' in COVID-19 fight
A waiver could boost production by lifting intellectual property protections and the EU is also now willing to discuss the move.
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