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El Salvador officially adopts Bitcoin as currency - with a few hiccups
Skepticism around Bitcoin was not dispelled when Salvadorans couldn't access the country's new digital wallet - or when its price slid.
Biden hails 'extraordinary success' of Kabul evacuation amid criticism
Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden defended the US pullout from Afghanistan as he faced criticism for his handling of the final evacuation.
Zuckerberg deflects questions about vaccine disinformation on Facebook
CEO says problem is primarily one of ‘vaccine hesitancy’ among the US public, touting platform’s vaccine literacy tool
Facebook paid ads are promoting a horse drug as a COVID cure
Paid adverts, Marketplace listings and closed groups are promoting a discredited drug. The experts say it's not a cure, and people shouldn't use it to treat the virus.
Twitter has blocked the account of the ousted President of Afghanistan and thus effectively recognizes the legitimacy of the Taliban regime
When the evacuation strategy in Taliban failed terribly and the Taliban overran Afghanistan, the horrors of 1996 got revived and the world got worried about how a terror group literally hijacked an entire nation.
Facebook removes Russian network that targeted influencers to peddle anti-vax messages
Facebook said on Tuesday it had removed a network of accounts from Russia that it linked to a marketing firm which aimed to enlist influencers to push anti-vaccine content about the Covid-19 jabs.
British man arrested in Spain over high-profile Twitter hack
A British man has been arrested in Spain on suspicion of hacking some 130 celebrities' Twitter accounts last summer.
Chinese cyber spies 'posed as Iranians while targeting Israeli government'
According to threat intelligence researchers, the hackers attempts to conceal their origin was more likely an effort to slow down response efforts than actually frame Iran.
Could cryptocurrency derail Joe Biden's flagship infrastructure bill?
Joe Biden's bipartisan infrastructure plan has stalled after a disagreement over how to regulate and tax crypto in the US.
White House backs senators pushing for stricter crypto reporting rules, pushing the new-tech community outside to innovative friendly countries
The White House weighed in – somewhat out of the blue – on a contentious battle over competing crypto amendments to the $1 trillion infrastructure bill. It's chosen to back the side that isn't as friendly to the world of bitcoin and ethe...
Amazon, Google, Microsoft Join US Cyber Team To Fight Ransomware
Amazon, Google and Microsoft have enlisted with US agencies to fight ransomware and defend cloud computing systems from hackers.
Sen. Ron Johnson demands answers from Biden on administration's work with Big Tech to censor online posts
Sen. Johnson called the Biden administration's 'flagging' of social media posts 'a dangerous assault on freedom of speech'
Crypto nomads: Surfing the world for risk and profit
Cryptocurrency - digital money not backed by any nation - is famous for its wild and frequent gyrations. But FTX, the cryptocurrency trading platform that Bankman-Fried runs, specializes in a kind of trade that was accelerating the globa...
Facebook, YouTube "Judge, Jury & Executioner" On Vaccine Misinformation: White House
Last week, President Joe Biden had called Facebook and other social media companies "killers" for failing to slow the spread of misinformation about vaccines.
"Not In Battle With Facebook": Joe Biden Step Back On Covid Remark
US President Joe Biden had earlier said that social media misinformation about Covid-19 and vaccinations is "killing people".
US, Allies Condemn China For "Malicious" Cyber Activity
The United States, the European Union, Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and NATO were united against the threat, the US official said, and would expose how China targets international cyber networks.
Dozens dead in Germany as rain continues to batter western Europe
The number known to have died has risen in Germany and Belgium after heavy rain caused rivers to burst their banks, sweeping away homes and cars.
US Offers Rewards To Stop Foreign Ransomware Attacks
US State Department said it would pay $10 million to anyone who can identify or locate a person who attacks US critical infrastructure online.
Biden's executive order takes on right-to-repair. It could make fixing your smartphone easier
Your smartphone breaks. The repair costs too much money. So you give up and buy a new device.
Vladimir Putin Says Russia, US Have "Common Interests" On Climate Change
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow "attaches great importance" to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and "advocates de-politicising" dialogue on climate change.
Biden Drops Case Against TikTok, ByteDance
President Joe Biden has asked a US court to dismiss his predecessor Donald Trump’s case against the Chinese social video platform TikTok and its parent ByteDance, a court document revealed.
Apple founder Steve Wozniak backs right-to-repair movement
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has issued a passionate endorsement of the right-to-repair movement, despite the company's opposition.
Biden Calls Putin, Urges Him To "Take Action" Against Ransomware Groups
Biden also said the United States will take "any necessary action" to defend Americans and critical infrastructure threatened by cyberattacks, the White House said.
Trump sues Twitter, Google and Facebook alleging 'censorship'
Former US president Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against tech giants Google, Twitter and Facebook, claiming that he is the victim of censorship.
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