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US: A New Bill Proposal Aims to Raise $30B Through Crypto Taxes
A newly introduced bill in Congress proposes to raise $28 billion from crypto investors by applying new information reporting requirements to exchanges and other parties.
PayPal Rolling Out Crypto 'Super App Wallet' Soon In The US
According to PayPal CEO, Dan Schulman the project is already "code complete" and the plan is to release the app in the United States in the coming months.
Burger King Brazil's DOGE Campaign: Dogecoin Accepted for Dog Treats
Burger King restaurants in Brazil have a new DOGE-themed marketing campaign. Burger King fast food restaurants in the country are accepting Dogecoin for Whopper-themed dog treats, according to the company.
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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Don’t expect post-Brexit Britain to match EU’s fight against big tech
Profits for America’s tech firms continue to soar and there are few signs they will face tougher rules
Britain’s Most Expensive Home Approved For $276 Million Renovation
The renovations planned for Rutland Gate in London's Knightsbridge are expected to cost as much as its purchase price.
Google Requires Employee Vaccinations, Pushes Back Reopening
"Anyone coming to work on our campuses will need to be vaccinated," Sundar Pichai said in a blog post.
Israel Approves COVID-19 Vaccines For At Risk Children Aged 5-11
The health ministry issued a list of medical problems like -- children with brain, heart or lung problems and others-- where a vaccination was advised.
IBM: Cost of data breaches hit 17-year high
The US experienced the most expensive breaches at more than $9 million per incident
Woman Jailed For Swapping Diamonds Worth 4.2 Million Pounds For Pebbles
A London Court jury found her guilty of conspiracy to steal. The judge called the heist "highly sophisticated and audacious", involving "brazen deception".
Joby's electric flying taxi completes 150-mile flight
Joby Aero Inc. has reached a milestone with its electric flying taxi, successfully flying the prototype a complete 150 miles on one battery charge.
Burberry Gives Its Monogram a Hot Miami Twist
Last week, Venus X, Aleali May, and Devon Lee Carlson turned up the heat for the British heritage brand.
Spyware infects iPhones, says report – How to keep it off
Amnesty International links sophisticated iPhone spyware to Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group
A Handsome, Hexagonal Home by Frank Lloyd Wright
About an hour’s drive from New York City, the Stuart Richardson House is a Usonian treasure with a hexagonal motif.
Language-learning company Duolingo closes up 36% in Nasdaq debut, valuing company at nearly $5 billion
While China outlaw all online learning websites, Language-learning company Duolingo made its market debut Wednesday on the Nasdaq and is now trading under the ticker symbol “DUOL.”
UK Announces Global Vaccine Rollout To Commonwealth, Asian Nations
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the rollout of an initial nine million inoculations from Friday would go to Kenya, Jamaica and several Asian nations.
House Republicans call out Biden surgeon general for 'colluding with Big Tech'
GOP reps raise concerns about Vivek Murthy working with social media platforms to censor coronavirus misinformation
US Lawmakers Are Worried About China Being Ahead of US With CBDC
Lawmakers raise concerns that the U.S. is behind China regarding central bank digital currency (CBDC) development, and they want to know what catching up would mean for the dollar.
Russian Police Raid Home Of Investigative Journalist Over Slander Case
The Insider has worked with Bellingcat on projects including an investigation into what Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says was an attempt to kill him.
Finra Investigates Robinhood's Registration Violation
The online broker Robinhood, disclosed on Tuesday's regulatory filings that the company is facing an investigation over CEO Vlad Tenev’s failure to register with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, one of Wall Street’s top regul...
US, Russia Hold Nuclear Talks In Geneva After Summit Push
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov headed their delegations at the meeting at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Geneva.
Mastercard's New Program Helps Crypto Startups To Scale Innovation
Mastercard, the global payment titan, announced the launched of a new worldwide program for crypto startups. Seven crypto companies have already joined the program, which together with Mastercard, can work to “expand and accelerate innov...
Kremlin Critic Navalny's Social Media Accounts Should Be Blocked, Says Russia
Earlier this week Roskomnadzor blocked 49 websites linked to President Vladimir Putin's most vocal domestic critic including his main website navalny.com and those of Navalny's regional offices and his key allies.
Moderna warns of Covid-19 vaccine delivery delays for customers outside US
Drugmaker Moderna has warned of temporary delays in Covid vaccine shipments for its customers outside the US. The issue is linked to a testing operation by manufacturing partners and is expected to briefly slow down deliveries.
Kremlin Says Joe Biden Is "Wrong" To Say Russia Has Only Nuclear Weapons, Oil
In a remark made on Tuesday, US President Joe Biden highlighted that Washington sees growing threats posed by Russia and China.
Wayne Dupree: Have we really become a society where free thought and dialogue are feared rather than embraced?
The greatest threat to the US is the progressive left’s radical Marxism. These programs, supported by government and ‘woke’ private business, are trying to instill in children values that only bring violence, vitriol and division.
Apple decided to finally close the IOS backdoor used by Pegasus and others to spy on journalists, social activists and to kill Jamal khashoggi
Reports indicate that Apple has finally closed the backdoor in its iPhone software with the latest iteration of iOS 14. Apple did it only after Emanuel Macron, journalists and Jeff Bezos (Jamal khashoggi boss) start to realize that it i...
Iran's secret cyber files on how cargo ships and petrol stations could be attacked
Classified documents, allegedly from Iran, reveal secret research into how a cyber attack could be used to sink a cargo ship or blow up a fuel pump at a petrol station.
Thanks to Delta variant: Pfizer raises 2021 sales estimate for COVID-19 vaccine to $ 33.5 billion
Pfizer raised its sales forecast for the COVID-19 vaccine, which was jointly developed with Germany’s BioNTech, to $ 33.5 billion on Wednesday, up 28.8%. According to the company, vaccine sales forecasts are based on 2.1 billion contract...
PayPal to research transactions that fund hate groups, extremists
PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL.O) is partnering with non-profit organisation the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to investigate how extremist and hate movements in the United States take advantage of financial platforms to fund their criminal ac...
Vaccine shortage holds back developing world as rich economies roar ahead
The economic outlook for rich countries is getting better while developing economies are falling behind.
Tesla profit surge driven by record car deliveries
Tesla has reported surging profits, despite shortages of semiconductor chips and congestion at ports hampering production.
Pegasus spyware owner Novalpina to be liquidated after failure to resolve internal bust-up
The London-headquartered private equity firm is to be wound up following a months-long dispute between its three principals and controversy over its ownership of the surveillance technology provider NSO Group, Sky News learns.
Instagram makes under-16s' accounts private by default
Instagram has made new under-16s' accounts private by default so only approved followers can see posts and "like" or comment.
Robinhood reveals new investigation hours before its IPO
Regulators are investigating the fact that Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev is not licensed by FINRA, Wall Street's powerful self-regulator, the online trading platform announced Tuesday.
As Cardinal Becciu goes to court, Francis' financial reforms also on trial
The Vatican is opening criminal proceedings on July 27 against Giovanni Angelo Becciu, a once-powerful cardinal demoted by Pope Francis last fall, and nine other defendants.
Former Glencore trader pleads guilty in New York over Nigerian oil bribery scheme
A former U.K.-based trader for Glencore Plc (GLEN.L) pleaded guilty on Monday over what U.S. prosecutors called his role in a scheme to bribe officials in Nigeria in exchange for favorable contracts from that country’s state-owned oil co...
The Galileo Project: Harvard researchers to search for signs of alien technology
Professor Avi Loeb - a controversial popular science author who claimed the Oumuamua interstellar object was an alien spacecraft - is leading the new project.
Tether Executives Said to Face Criminal Probe Into Bank Fraud
A U.S. probe into Tether is homing in on whether executives behind the digital token committed bank fraud, a potential criminal case that would have broad implications for the cryptocurrency market.
5 reasons money launderers won’t worry about EU crackdown
The European Commission on Tuesday unveiled a massive package of anti-money laundering initiatives to drive dirty money out of the bloc after repeated failures in supervision.
US Handed Over Seven Facilities To Afghan Military
"The US has officially handed over seven facilities to the Afghan Ministry of Defense," CENTCOM said, adding that the US has completed more than 95 per cent of the entire withdrawal process.
Luxury goods in demand: Fashion firms enjoy strong sales growth
LVMH has become the latest luxury goods firm to cheer high demand and sales growth, as the sector bounces back from the difficulties seen during the pandemic, writes Joanna Bourke.
British Museum To Restore Artefacts Damaged In Beirut Port Blast
The glass vessels were shattered after 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in Beirut's port caused a blast that devastated the city on August 4, 2020.
European Union Says 70% Of Its Adults Received At Least One Shot
The European Commission president has also sounded a warning over the "very dangerous" Delta variant of the virus that has increasingly taken hold on the continent and seen infection rates begin to tick up again.
Twitter User Cracked A Joke On Jeff Bezos And We Caught Elon Musk Laughing
Elon Musk left a laughter emoticon in the comments section.
The World’s Gone Mad. Designers Are Sending in the Clowns
Fall’s big-top fashions.
An Iconic Frank Lloyd Wright Home in Los Angeles
Built in 1925, the Samuel and Harriet Freeman House was later treated to upgrades by acclaimed architects Rudolph Schindler, John Lautner, and Gregory Ain.
Vatican reveals property holdings for first time in transparency drive
The Vatican released information on its real estate holdings for the first time on Saturday, revealing it owns more than 5,000 properties as part of its most detailed financial disclosures ever. Billions of dollars from the poorest peopl...
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