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As Trump bans WeChat, some in China turn to encrypted messaging app Signal
NBC News reports Signal isn't blocked by the Great Firewall, unlike other encrypted messaging apps including WhatsApp and Telegram.
Bill Gates called Microsoft's potential TikTok deal a 'poison chalice' and said 'who knows what's going to happen'
In an interview with WIRED published Friday, the billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates talked about the state of US coronavirus testing, vaccines, and Microsoft's potential TikTok deal. On Thursday, President Donald Trump issued an...
TikTok and Twitter are starting to talk about a possible combination, WSJ reports
Amid President Donald Trump's threats to ban TikTok, or force it to sell its US operations, Twitter was reported to be in talks with the video-sharing app Saturday night. The Wall Street Journal reported that a potential deal, if it mate...
Bitcoin is Almost as Big as Bank of America
As crypto prices continue climbing, Bitcoin's market cap has almost reach par with Bank of America's market cap.
Intel Hacked, 20 GB of Data Leaked On Messaging App Telegram
Password-protected zips in the folder may be accessed using either “Intel123” or “intel123” as the password.
Russia Is Set to Create a New Regime for Tokenized Securities
The new Russian “crypto” law provides a regulatory regime for tokenized securities and has no regulation for cryptocurrencies
Short on Money, Cities Around the World Try Making Their Own
Fans of “complementary currency” are betting that this Depression-era idea for keeping towns alive by printing local money can prove its worth as pandemic relief.
Trump cutting off WeChat would be a devastating blow to some Chinese families in the U.S.
President Donald Trump issued an executive order Thursday night that would place a ban on business transactions with WeChat. WeChat is the primary service people in the U.S. use to talk with friends and family in China, since U.S.-based ...
Canada to impose tariffs on $2.7 billion in U.S. goods after Trump reignites trade feud
Canada will slap retaliatory tariffs on $2.7 billion worth of U.S. goods, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said. Canada’s move came in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to reimpose 10% aluminum duties on its trade part...
British Virgin Islands: New Regulations Enable BVI Companies To Trial Innovative Fintech Products
The British Virgin Islands recently introduced new regulations relating to products and services in the innovative fintech space, reaffirming its commitment to remaining a jurisdiction of choice for new financial products and services.
MacKenzie Scott redefines charitable giving for the ultra-rich
MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is worth about $60 billion. She pledged to give away substantially all of that money after she gained autonomy over her own wealth. Judging by her first 116 grants, she's doing s...
Delivery apps become essential for restaurants to survive during pandemic
Working from home also means a lot of eating from home.
Twitter reportedly gave more than 1,000 people access to its admin panel before hack
Last week, hackers targeted the Twitter accounts of Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and other verified users.
Facebook sued by news media outlet over 'Russia state-controlled' label
An online media company identified as “Russia state-controlled” on Facebook is now suing the social network over that very label.
Jeff Bezos doesn’t deny using third-party retailer data to make Amazon-branded products
Amazon's Jeff Bezos is deploying a "some bad apples" defense of the company's reported anticompetitive practices, but isn't saying those apples don't exist.
Instagram officially launches TikTo...excuse us, Reels
Instagram launched yet another way to create and share videos on the platform, with this one aimed at TikTok.
Twitter may have to pay hundreds of millions in fines for privacy screw-up
As far as mistakes go, Twitter's notorious two-factor authentication boondoggle could end being a costly one.
China and Russia ditch dollar in move toward 'financial alliance'
Russia and China are partnering to reduce their dependence on the dollar - a development some experts say could lead to a "financial alliance" between them.
These Caribbean islands are making it easier (and cheaper) to gain citizenship
As Covid-19 ravages the United States and the upcoming presidential election becomes more contentious, many Americans have at least thought about moving to another country.
Trump team outlines crackdown on US-listed Chinese groups
Proposal recommends delisting companies that do not meet American accounting standards
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