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Tense atmosphere as Hong Kong prepares to mark handover anniversary
Traditional July 1 protests have been banned by police citing pandemic restrictions, while authorities have also warned people against taking part in illegal gatherings.
Inquiry launched over display of Jimmy Lai books at Hong Kong public library
Photos posted online by member of pro-Beijing party show at least 10 titles by jailed media tycoon on rack labelled ‘librarian’s choice’.
US Antitrust Cases Against Facebook Dismissed By Judge
Judge James Boasberg of the US District Court of Washington, DC dismissed the case filed in December by the Federal Trade Commission and more than 40 states, which could have rolled back Facebook's acquisition of Instagram and the messag...
White House Preparing Executive Order Over Antitrust Concerns
The drive to release such an order comes as House lawmakers are moving forward with sweeping antitrust legislation aimed at restraining the power of Big Tech firms.
Hezbollah Says Block on Iranian, Lebanese, Yemeni Sites ‘Exposes Falsehood’ of US Free Speech Claims
The Justice Department seized dozens of Middle Eastern domains this week, chief among them the .com domain of Press TV, a foreign language news service owned by Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. Iran slammed the decision and warned ...
A Hong Kong-based exchange to launch crypto token of Facebook, Google, Netflix, PayPal, Tesla
The Hong Kong-based crypto exchange FTX exchange to allow buyers and sellers to trade stock tokens for Facebook, Google, Netflix, Nvidia, PayPal, Square and Tesla, stated a news report.
Why many women are being denied a chance at motherhood in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s woefully outdated laws on assisted fertilisation mean that for single women desperate to have children, treatments such as IVF and IUI are often out of the question.
HK pro-democracy group Neo Democrats disbands
Pro-democracy group, Neo Democrats, announced its disbandment on Facebook.
Documentary cancelled from a LGBT film festival
A documentary about Taiwan’s same-sex marriage debate will not be shown in the cinema, as the Film Censorship Authority did not authorize the screening of the full documentary.
Britain to investigate whether Amazon, Google do enough to block fake reviews
Britain’s competition regulator started a formal investigation on Friday into whether Amazon and Google have done enough to prevent or remove fake reviews.
Amazon and Google under UK competition watchdog scrutiny for not ‘doing enough’ to tackle fake review scourge on their platforms
Citing suspicions that Amazon and Google have not adequately addressed their fake review problems, the UK’s competition regulator has launched probes against the tech giants in relation to breaches of consumer protection law.
Privacy, Stability, & Monetary Sovereignty: EU Central Bank Board Member Defends Digital Euro Idea
In an era of increased interest in cryptocurrencies, both unregulated items, like Bitcoin, and "stablecoins", governments around the world are seeking ways of keeping up to date with modern trends. Several central banks are currently exp...
The Philippines Just Crushed $1.2 Million in Smuggled Luxury Cars, Including a McLaren 620R, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Lotus and Porsche 911 G2S
The Philippines isn’t messing around when it comes to car smuggling. So much so that it’s willing to destroy some very special vehicles to prove a point.
Germany Opens Antitrust Probe Against Apple
Andreas Mundt, president of the Federal Cartel Office said that a key focus of the investigation will be the operation of the App Store.
Facebook, Alphabet keep rising; Apple, Netflix fade
After a synchronized surge last year, so-called FAANG stocks peel away as investors look beyond pandemic
Facebook promises to clarify what it considers satire after being reprimanded for flagging meme as hate speech
Facebook has pledged to provide a more detailed explanation of what constitutes satire on its platform, after the company’s oversight board ruled that a meme commenting on the Armenian genocide was wrongfully removed.
Hong Kong’s opposition Civic Party rocked by resignation of 11 councillors
Members, including Yau Tsim Mong District Council vice-chairman Andy Yu, reveal on their respective social media accounts they have quit the party.
Staffers of Taiwan representative office leave Hong Kong
All but one Taiwanese staffer at Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Hong Kong left the city as cross-strait relations deteriorate.
Fake ads on Facebook spoil real life fairy story
Robin Wight makes impressive wire sculptures of fairies and dandelions which have won the admiration of hundreds of thousands of people online.
'Being yourself online shouldn't be revolutionary'
Two midsize fashion influencers speak out about the importance of body positivity on social media.
WhatsApp is where real political power lies in Britain
Dominic Cummings, former chief adviser to the UK prime minister, has this week published private WhatsApp messages with Boris Johnson. The chat shows how the messaging app, that is fully transparent to foreign powers in real time, domina...
Facebook to Implement Software That Can Detect Fake Photos & Videos Via AI
Deepfakes are media files, including photos, video and audio footage, edited through the use of artificial intelligence (AI) that provide a high degree of realism and often cause confusion after being spread via social networking.
‘F*ck you. No f*cking way’: Roger Waters shuts down ‘idiot’ Mark Zuckerberg after he asks to use Pink Floyd song
Roger Waters is not mincing words when it comes to whether Mark Zuckerberg can use 'Another Brick in the Wall' to promote Instagram.
Petition to deny Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin spaceflight reentry to Earth making the rounds
A new petition is looking to make Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos' upcoming suborbital spaceflight a one-way trip.
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