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Washington's plan to ban TikTok lays bare its hypocrisy in upholding fairness and freedoms
Although the Oval Office claims to oppose authoritarianism, it has a penchant for arbitrarily demonstrating its own authority. Especially when, by doing so, it can reinforce the perception that China is a threat to the United States and ...
If you value your privacy, switch to Signal as your messaging app now
No, it isn’t just for spies and whistle-blowers.
US teen ‘mastermind’ behind Twitter hack just finished high school
Graham Ivan Clark faces 30 felony charges for hacking 130 Twitter accounts of business titans and celebrities as part of a cryptocurrency scam.
That guy yelling during the antitrust hearing this week? Google funds him
In the antitrust hearing this week, Rep. Jim Jordan hectored Google CEO Sundar Pichai about rigging search results to help Democrats and hurt conservatives. Who would have known that Jordan is Pichai’s beneficiary?
Instagram morphs into an information powerhouse
Instagram is in the midst of a transformation - what was once the place to share photos of food and social outings is quickly becoming a hub for information and advocacy.
Google has outgrown its corporate culture. It is time to learn from its elders
It may be just 21 years old, but Google is a fantastic company with amazing products and services, in the midst of a mid-life crisis. As so often in such cases, all seems well on the surface. Every day its search engine handles 6bn reque...
Prosecutors Said A 17-Year-Old And Two Others Hacked All Those Famous Twitter Accounts In A Bitcoin Scam
“These crimes were perpetrated using the names of famous people and celebrities, but they’re not the primary victims here," prosecutors said.
Law Decoded: Big Tech, Central Banks and the Hunt for Monopolies
The leaders in this week’s policy news focus on some case studies in power accumulation that more than anything show why decentralization tech matters.
US Printed More Money in One Month Than in Two Centuries
The Federal Reserve’s money printer has cranked up to ridiculous levels - but will it really lead to inflation?
How to Fight Against Big Tech’s Power
We are beholden to a few Big Tech overlords for much of our digital lives. We can be more conscientious about it.
Voices of freedom to china and the whole world? China urged to develop its own international payment system to counter risk of US financial sanctions
Chinese economists weigh in on possible measures to insulate China from Washington’s response to the implementation of a national security law in Hong Kong. Dethroning the US dollar’s global dominance is said to be a long-term project, s...
EU targets Russian intelligence, Chinese, North Korean companies in first ever cybercrime-related sanctions batch
The European Union has imposed sanctions on six people and three entities, including a Russian military intelligence unit over their alleged involvement in various hacking activities, in the first ever such move from Brussels.
Why America Is Afraid of TikTok
The company’s founder says in an interview that he wants it to be “a window on the world". A Republican Senator says it is a “Trojan horse”. Eric agrees with the American paranoia about TikTok, as it's exposing billions of super-happy As...
Jeff Bezos Opening Remarks to Congress Ahead of Antitrust Hearing: Full Transcript from Amazon CEO
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos will testify at a congressional antitrust hearing today, and his lengthy initial remarks have been released.
This Man May Be Big Tech’s Biggest Threat
Representative David Cicilline doesn’t just want to enforce the laws governing the tech industry. He wants to change them.
Rep. Jerry Nadler blames Facebook, Google for demise of news industry
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Wednesday accused Google and Facebook of being responsible for the demise of journalism in the US.
Lawmakers, United in Their Ire, Lash Out at Big Tech’s Leaders
The chiefs of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook faced withering questions from Democrats about anti-competitive practices and from Republicans about anti-conservative bias.
TikTok is being reviewed by US national security panel CFIUS, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says
Trump administration acts on fears that the app’s user data could be subject to access requests by the Chinese government. TikTok’s CEO says the short-video platform has become ‘the latest target, but we are not the enemy’
Facebook Bought Instagram To Neutralize A Competitor, Emails Show
The revelation from Mark Zuckerberg's emails was a flashpoint during the congressional hearing on tech antitrust.
First Look Inside Virgin Galactic's Tourist Spaceship Cabin For The Very Rich
The Virgin Galactic spaceship that will someday carry very moneyed tourists into space boasts windows and cameras galore for easy selfies with planet Earth. Virgin Galactic calls its spacecraft cabin the "centerpiece" of the experience i...
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