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'Brain Chip' Tech Could Pave Way to Memories Being 'Sold to Highest Bidder', Media Warns
One of the potential scenarios mentioned by Dr. Susan Schneider involves a person uploading their memories to a cloud and then finding themselves unable to pay the maintenance fees.
Facebook Accuses Palestinian Preventive Security Service of Spying Through Fake Accounts
Facebook has said in a report on Wednesday that it had banned hundreds of fake accounts involved in a cyber espionage campaign tied to what it said was a cyber wing of the Preventive Security Service (PSS) and President Mahmoud Abbas.
$4 billion Clubhouse keeps raising more money, but its monthly installs are slipping. Something's gotta give.
Data shows that Clubhouse monthly installs are in free fall, but investors appear to be unfazed ahead of the Android app release.
Facebook Messenger Hit By Scammers In Over 80 Countries: Report
Group-IB Digital Risk Protection (DRP) analysts have found evidence proving that users in over 80 countries in Europe, Asia, the MEA region, North and South America might have been affected, the company said in a release.
Meet the Beauty Community That Just Wants You to Finish Your Makeup
Against the backdrop of the bloated beauty industry’s constant push to buy what’s new, panners have made a movement that’s all about using what they have.
Apple vs. Facebook, Cook vs. Zuck: Why iOS 14.5 Started a Big Tech Fight
The Sun Never Set on the British Empire’s Oppression
Leaders in Myanmar, Hong Kong, and India see no issue in blaming former colonial overlords while using their repressive laws.
Bitcoin’s Silent Revolution: Technology And Invention, Plebeian And Ruler
The characteristics inherent to technologies enable the increasing freedom of citizens under rulership; Bitcoin is one such technology.
Facebook Bans Users From Sharing New York Post Article About Black Lives Matter Co-Founder
The co-founder of Black Lives Matter (BLM), Patrisse Cullors, recently came under fire for her real estate purchases in Los Angeles that amounted to over $3 million. A Saturday article posted by the New York Post (NYP) detailed her recen...
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.
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.
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.
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