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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.
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.
"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.
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 make a unique move.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 bare minimum.”
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 after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
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 and Amazon also censored Parler.
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 and achieving a key milestone after aborting the rocket’s fi...
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 exclusively by Amazon. By this move, Trump turned Microsoft from a c...
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 user base on Tuesday alone, taking it to more than 50 milli...
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 week's violent riots on the Capitol, Fox News reported.
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 already the norm. Here’s what Beijing’s new system looks like—and ...
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