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Saturday, Apr 17, 2021
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The UK is now a nation of flag-shaggers, statue nonces, and royal lackeys. Whatever happened to Cool Britannia?
Once renowned for its irreverence and flippancy, the UK has become a nation of overly sensitive establishment-loving gimps triggered by anyone taking the pee out of flags or princes. Frankly, it’s embarrassing.
Pfizer CEO says third COVID jab 'likely' needed within 12 months
Authorities in the US and the EU have already started planning for such an eventuality.
Challenge or Opportunity? How China's Digital Silk Road May Change Global Technology Order
Besides challenging the US' Big Tech dominance across the world, the Beijing-led Digital Silk Road initiative provides its customers with vast opportunities through competitively priced digital products and services.
Cryptocurrencies now worth more than the world's most valuable company
After record-breaking price hikes, the combined value of the cryptocurrency market now outstrips Apple, the world's most valuable company.
Myanmar's Ousted MPs Form New Shadow Government
The country has been in turmoil since the military detained Suu Kyi and seized power, triggering a massive uprising that the junta has sought to quell with lethal force.
The mysterious case of the $571m Manchester 'Bitcoin scam'
The US’s commodities watchdog is on the hunt for a Manchester man it claims is the mastermind behind a Bitcoin scam that swindled thousands of victims and owes $572m (£416m).
Florida-Based Company Illegally Pushing Bleaching Agent as 'Cure' for COVID-19 Variants
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data details at least 20,915 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, which was first detected in the UK and later identified in the US in December 2020. As US health officials begin to recommend ...
Coinbase’s Public Listing Is a Cryptocurrency Coming-Out Party
With acceptance from traditional investors, a profitable start-up that eases transactions is offering proof of the industry’s staying power.
Facebook takes down (and restores) official page for French town of Bitche
A city in France has had a real rollercoaster of a week, after its Facebook page was accidentally deleted for violating the terms and conditions of the site. Of course, the city of Bitche, France (in the Moselle department in northeaster...
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.
Covid-19: Debunking the latest wave of medical misinformation
Posts spreading unverified theories about the pandemic continue to spread on social media platforms.
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.
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.
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