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Cryptocurrency A Chinese 'Financial Weapon' Against USD, PayPal's Peter Thiel Says in Bizarre Speech
Speaking on Tuesday at a virtual event on US-China relations for the Richard Nixon Foundation, the major investor in cryptocurrencies and fintech firms made numerous accusations against Beijing.
China fines Alibaba record $2.75 billion for anti-monopoly violations
China slapped a record 18 billion yuan ($2.75 billion) fine on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Saturday, after an anti-monopoly probe found the e-commerce giant had abused its dominant market position for several years.
Personal Data Of 1.3 Million Clubhouse Users Leaked Online
The Verge quoted a report by Cyber News as saying that a SQL database with users'' IDs, names, usernames, Twitter and Instagram handles and follower counts were posted to an online hacker forum.
Sunak urged to back Biden corporate tax plan ‘worth £13.5bn a year’
Campaigners say US global blueprint would help raise billions from multinationals and tech giants
Personal data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users has reportedly leaked online days after LinkedIn and Facebook also suffered data breaches
The leaked data of Clubhouse users includes names, social media profiles, and other details. It's the latest in a recent string of data breaches.
Apple to start enforcing privacy notifications that upset Facebook
Facebook has accused Apple not of giving users' more choice, but of skewing the market to its own advantage.
16,000 fake review accounts shut down by Facebook after UK competition watchdog intervenes
Facebook has removed 16,000 accounts linked to Facebook groups and Instagram profiles, after the UK’s Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) intervened, holding the company to a pledge to take action against fraudulent activity.
Clubhouse: Is the audio app really worth $4bn?
Live-audio app Clubhouse is creating plenty of chatter - about itself.
Italian man 'offered €10,000 in Bitcoin' to maim ex-partner
Investigators in Rome have placed under house arrest a man who they say paid an attacker over the dark web to maim his ex-girlfriend.
The woman who took on Google and won
Everyone has their breaking point. And when it comes it can be a small thing, an incident that usually wouldn't matter.
Volcano erupts for a second time on Caribbean island of St. Vincent
The La Soufrière volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent erupted for a second time Friday, according to the country's National Emergency Management Organization, NEMO.
Study flags gender bias in Facebook's ads tools
Facebook users may not be learning about jobs for which they are qualified because the company’s tools can disproportionately direct ads to a particular gender “beyond what can be legally justified,” university researchers said in a stud...
Facebook and Instagram go down for reasons unknown: ‘Something went wrong’
Facebook and Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, have suffered a major outage, prompting users to flock to Twitter to vent their frustration. While both sites have swiftly recovered, no explanation was given for the issue.
Apple to allow users to block apps from tracking activity in move angering Facebook
Apple has announced that it will soon roll out a feature allowing users to block tech companies from tracking activity online and on other apps in a move that’s angered Facebook over its impact on data collection.
Mark Zuckerberg caught using Signal secure chat app, main competitor of Facebook-owned WhatsApp: report
Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available on a website for hackers.
These are the major companies that accept cryptocurrencies as payment
Despite concerns over their volatility, more and more companies are accepting cryptocurrencies as a payment method. These are the biggest accepting virtual cash; from PayPal to Starbucks.
Elon Musk Weighs In On Vaccines, Again, Gets Mixed Reactions
Elon Musk said on Twitter that the science behind vaccines was "unequivocal".
World leaders are making progress on a huge global tax overhaul
For years, world leaders have been trying to launch a historic overhaul of global tax rules, aiming to tackle an unwieldy system rife with loopholes long exploited by big business. That goal may finally be in sight.
CEOs like Jeff Bezos are grappling with new political realities
The political forces governing Washington have changed dramatically this year, with Democrats in control of both the White House and Congress. That's forcing some of the country's most powerful corporations to rethink their approach to c...
UK seeks to curb Big Tech ‘dominance’ with launch of new regulator
A new UK regulator tasked with keeping an eye on tech giants has begun operations, and its first assignment is to draft a code of conduct aimed at improving interactions between platforms and news publishers.
Winklevoss twins slam Facebook as their crypto business booms
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss waged a famous legal battle against Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook’s beginnings. Now, they’re predicting the social network’s demise.
Facebook Removes Over 1,100 Accounts for Spreading ‘Deceptive’ Content
Over the past three years, social media giant Facebook has been releasing monthly reports regarding accounts that have been removed from the platform for conducting “inauthentic behavior” and spreading “deceptive” information. The effort...
US Justice Thomas Warns Big Tech Companies Should Be 'Regulated' in Twitter Ruling
In 2019, the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals found that former US President Donald Trump violated the First Amendment when he blocked certain Twitter users. At the time, lawyers for the blocked users argued the account was an official so...
Privacy watchdog demands Facebook tell Hong Kong users personal data was leaked
While the hack occurred in 2019, Ada Chung, privacy commissioner for personal data, notes information involving 3 million city residents can ‘still be used’ by criminals.
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