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Nigeria launches a central bank digital currency, eNaira, amid hope, scepticism - and plenty of uncertainty
Nigeria on Monday became the first African nation to launch a digital currency - the eNaira - a move its leaders said will expand access to banking, enable more remittances and even grow the economy by billions of dollars.
Apple previously threatened to remove Facebook and Instagram from app store over Mideast maid abuse. If done it could solve one of the world’s problem.
Facebook's crackdown seems to have had a limited effect
Facebook Papers: Company takes heat from lawmakers over leaked docs
Facebook Papers leak leads to harsh criticism of tech giant
‘Is Facebook evil?’ Big Tech whistleblower goes for high drama in anonymity-bashing UK testimony
Facebook is inherently "biased toward bad actors," whistleblower Frances Haugen warned the UK Parliament, blaming the platform for stoking unrest in various parts of the world and suggesting tighter outside control as solution.
Frances Haugen says Facebook is 'making hate worse'
Whistleblower Frances Haugen has told MPs Facebook is "unquestionably making hate worse", as they consider what new rules to impose on big social networks.
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen calls for urgent external regulation
Ex-employee tells UK MPs Mark Zuckerberg ‘has unilateral control over 3bn people’ due to his position
Ransomware attacks in UK have doubled in a year, says GCHQ boss
Jeremy Fleming says ransomware is proliferating as it is ‘largely uncontested’ and highly profitable
Facebook revelations: what is in cache of internal documents?
Roundup of what we have learned after release of papers and whistleblower’s testimony to MPs
'I found my dad after 58 years through Facebook'
A woman has found her biological father after help from a community Facebook group.
Twitter’s Dorsey warns of surging inflation after his platform ‘mistakenly’ censors GOP lawmaker’s video about… inflation
Jack Dorsey may have to censor himself after the Twitter CEO tweeted that hyperinflation will soon grip the US and global economies. The observation, which does not align with the mainstream media narrative, drew pushback online.
US representatives censored after calling transgender ‘1st female four-star’ admiral a man on Twitter
Two US representatives – Jim Banks (Indiana) and Marjorie Taylor-Greene (Georgia) – were censored by Twitter after arguing that transgender Admiral Rachel Levine should not be considered the first four-star female officer.
Facebook under fresh pressure as whistleblower prepares to give evidence to MPs
The company has been plunged into a crisis since Frances Haugen released thousands of pages of internal research documents secretly copied before leaving her job in the firm's civic integrity unit.
Donald Trump's new social media site has already been hacked
Donald Trump's upcoming social-media site, Truth Social, was hacked just a few hours after the announcement of its launch.
SPAC linked to Trump's social media venture surges for second day
Shares of the blank-check acquisition company that plans to publicly list former U.S. President Donald Trump's new social media venture soared again on Friday, more than doubling in value with trading halted multiple times due to volatil...
Twitter says Online Safety Bill needs more clarity
Government plans for social media regulation need "far more clarity", a Twitter boss has told the BBC.
Facebook agrees to pay French media publishers over copyright
The social media giant reached an agreement with some French dailies just weeks after signing an agreement with newspapers Le Monde and Le Figaro.
New Facebook whistleblower claims execs downplayed Russian interference, hate speech: report
The claims purportedly corroborated many recent allegations by Frances Haugen, another former Facebook employee
What is Donald Trump’s social media platform TRUTH Social?
Is Donald Trump’s big comeback about sincerity and TRUTH? Here’s everything you need to know about this new social media platform.
Your new iPhone 13 doesn't really need a case, if you ask me
You should free your iPhone from its case already. Mine occasionally wears a cover, but the majority of the time it's caseless. Here's why.
From Election Misinformation To Harming Children, Leaks Inundate Facebook
Facebook's tenacious efforts to fend off critics is not likely to appease elected officials openly calling for action against the tech giant.
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