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Three contested Michael Jackson songs removed from streaming services
Three Michael Jackson songs have been removed from streaming services, following persistent claims they feature faked vocals.
Tech firms to be forced to combat 'tsunami of online child abuse' by Online Safety Bill amendment
Meta, which owns Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, has announced plans to effectively lock Facebook Messenger and Instagram direct messages using end-to-end encryption, a technology which keeps conversations secure, but can also make the...
The last remnant of Facebook's crypto project shuts down September 1
Meta plans to shutter its Novi digital wallet just eleven months after the company formerly known as Facebook debuted it.
Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Other Top Billionaires Lose $1.4 Trillion In Worst Half Ever
With policy makers now raising interest rates to combat elevated inflation, some of the highest-flying shares -- and the billionaires who own them -- are losing altitude fast.
Social media companies could be sued for addicting children to their digital-drug in California
The California state senate voted on Tuesday to pass a law that would allow state lawyers to sue social media companies, such as Facebook and TikTok, for features that harm children.
Cancer faker who swindled more than £360,000 is ordered to pay back just £5
A CANCER faker who conned wellwishers out of tens of thousands has been ordered to pay back just £5.
U.S. tech industry frets about handing data to states prosecuting abortion
The technology industry is bracing for the uncomfortable possibility of having to hand over pregnancy-related data to law enforcement, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Friday to overturn the Roe v. Wade precedent that ...
Online privacy bill easily passed by U.S. House panel
A U.S. House of Representatives panel passed a bipartisan online privacy bill on Thursday that aims to limit the collection of personal data, though doubts remain as to whether it will become law.
In Canada, hot inflation opens rare attack on central bank
The Bank of Canada has come under a rare attack from critics after misjudging inflation and locking itself into rigid forward guidance that prevented it from reacting swiftly as prices surged and Canada's economy began to overheat.
The young Singaporeans striking out on their own
Most young, single Singaporeans live with their parents. But some are moving into their own places as social norms evolve.
The e-CNY is not just another cryptocurrency. Here’s why
Central banks are unlikely to use blockchain for minting digital currencies, as other database technologies are often just as secure and custom solutions may be more secure.
Egg freezing: The pandemic made me think about fertility
Until recently, Lynsey Beckett was not overly concerned about her fertility. But in April 2022, she froze some of her eggs.
The teen who tracks Elon Musk's jet agreed to stop monitoring Mark Cuban's flights on Twitter after the billionaire offered business advice
The teen who famously turned down a $5,000 offer to stop tracking Elon Musk's private jet said he stopped sharing data on Mark Cuban's travel history on Twitter after the billionaire reached out with privacy concerns.
The Crypto Bear Market Could Last Two Years, Top Investors Say
Cryptocurrencies are famous for their wild price swings, and in their short history, they’ve gone through multiple cycles of scorching-hot summers followed by frigid, long winters. The last downturn began in early 2018 and lasted about t...
Meta, Google, and Twitter are set to face huge fines if they don't tackle deepfakes and fake accounts on their platforms
An EU document seen by Reuters shows tech firms could soon face fines of up to 6% of annual turnover if they fail to police "manipulative behavior."
Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Mark Zuckerberg have each seen their net worths drop at least $64 billion this year
The billionaires' net worths have seen sharp declines, as tech stocks have taken a hit this year after pandemic booms.
Ukraine war: Former British soldier Jordan Gatley killed in fighting
VDOkilled fighting for the Ukrainian armed forces, his family has said.
Google suspends engineer over sentient AI claim
Blake Lamoine is convinced that Google’s LaMDA AI has the mind of a child, but the tech giant is skeptical
Facebook Probing Outgoing Executive's Use Of Company Resources: Report
Earlier in June, Sandberg, whose close partnership with Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg powered the growth of the world's biggest social network, announced her departure from the company after 14 years.
Facebook rethinks news deals and publishers could lose millions
Facebook has paid annual fees of $15 million to the Washington Post, $20 million to the New York Times and $10 million to The Wall Street Journal
Thailand legalises cannabis trade but still bans recreational use
People in Thailand can now grow cannabis plants at home and sell the crop after the nation removed marijuana from its banned narcotics list.
Woman claims her avatar was sexually assaulted in the metaverse
A 21-year-old researcher with corporate accountability campaign group SumOfUs claimed on Thursday that her avatar was sexually assaulted in Meta’s virtual reality platform Horizon Worlds.
JP Morgan Says Meta Will Become Broadcom's Next Billion-Dollar Customer
Meta will use Broadcom's custom chips to build its metaverse hardware, becoming the chipmaker's next billion-dollar customer, JP Morgan said.
Top US court seeks Biden input on lawsuit against Israel’s NSO
Supreme Court asks Justice Department to say whether spyware firm is immune from WhatsApp lawsuit over alleged hacking.
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