Facebook's Libra currency under fire
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Facebook’s Libra currency under fire

Facebook’s planned virtual unit Libra, already under heavy attack from US president Donald Trump and global regulators, faces scepticism among the wider cryptocurrency community as well. One theme – besides Brexit – dominated discussion among the movers and shakers from London’s financial technology or FinTech industry as gathered for their annual get-together: the future of […]

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Google pays tribute on 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 mission

 On the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Google is making available little-known information about the Apollo 11 mission, which set off from Cape Canaveral in the US on July 16, 1969 and enabled Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to become the first people to walk on the surface of the moon. The Google […]

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Amazon workers walk out across the world on Prime Day

   WORKERS worldwide walked out of Amazon warehouses today in protest over pay and conditions during the company’s Prime Day. Prime Day is a two-day promotion for Amazon subscribers offering discounts, sales deals and same-day shipping, pushing workers to intense limits. Employees at the company’s centre in Minnesota, US, took a six-hour strike action on […]

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The mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette has been given a name

   The first mid-engine Chevrolet  Corvette will have a familiar name. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will debut as a “Stingray” when it’s revealed July 18. If that sounds familiar, it is. Numerous Corvette model years have been dubbed Stingray, beginning in 1963 with the second generation of the sports car. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will debut as a […]

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Google launches review after leak of audio conversations

Google said it was conducting an internal review after it discovered confidential audio had been leaked by a contractor of private conversations with its digital assistant. The US Internet giant acknowledged “misconduct” in the leak of the Dutch language conversations by one of its language experts contracted to help refine its Google Assistant, the artificial […]

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YouTube’s alternative monetization strategy is a good step, but it ignores bigger problems

YouTube’s latest effort to offer more ways for creators to make money is a positive sign that the company has been listening to users’ concerns, but it doesn’t resolve the bigger problems that have been hurting creators’ ability to make money on the platform in the first place. New monetization features, including expansive merchandise opportunities, […]

Chad Social Media Ban
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After More Than A Year, Chad lifts ban on social media usage

Chad lifted a more than a year-long ban on social media including Facebook and Twitter that the government said had been necessary for security reasons. This announcement was officilly made by president Idriss Deby at a conference about digital technology in the capital, N’Djamena. While he said he’d instructed Internet service providers to suspend the […]

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Huawei In Preparation To Lay Off Hundreds of US workers

Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei is reportedly preparing to lay off hundreds of workers in the United States, reports The Wall Street Journal. The company has struggled in recent months after the Trump administration placed a de facto ban on US sales to the company, citing potential security threats and amidst the ongoing US-Chinese trade war. […]