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Bahamas to launch its digital currency next month
The Central Bank of The Bahamas is said to be launching its sovereign digital currency, Sand Dollar, next month.
Facebook sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users through phone cameras
Social media giant Facebook secretly used iPhone cameras to obtain “extremely private and intimate” information about the uses of its Instagram picture and video sharing app, a new US lawsuit claims.
Apple Opens First Floating Store at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Welcome to Apple Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, the world's first Apple Store to sit directly on the water.
China’s digital sovereign currency tests give it a leg up on global peers
Beijing’s ambition to create a digital yuan used globally underscores its attempts to prepare for the future of the international monetary system amid economic decoupling with the United States.
Oracle confirms it has a deal to become TikTok’s ‘technology partner’
Proposal comes just ahead of US President Trump’s threat to ban the video-sharing app on national security grounds; Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the plan will undergo review, with a recommendation issued by the end of the week.
Inside Apple’s Rise to $2 Trillion
Apple reached a staggering $2 trillion market valuation in August, despite years of doubt from critics over whether the tech giant could continue to succeed after the death of Steve Jobs. Here’s a look at Apple’s rise to the very top.
Russia, China Hackers Boost Election Attacks, Microsoft Says
Russian, Chinese and Iranian hackers have stepped up efforts to disrupt the U.S. election by targeting the campaigns of President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, a Microsoft Corp. investigation found.
Swiss region to take cryptocurrency for tax payments in 2021
A Swiss region that has billed itself as a hub for high-tech finance says it plans to accept cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ether for tax payments starting next year
Experts dissected TikTok's algorithm and say a US buyer will struggle to replicate its magic
Anyone who buys TikTok will struggle to replicate the app's magic if the purchase doesn't include its recommendation algorithm, experts say. Technology experts told Business Insider that TikTok's recommendation algorithm was stronger th...
Why Many Rural Americans Still Don’t Have Reliable Internet
As many schools around the country start the year virtually, residents in rural communities like those in West Virginia are asking why they don’t have reliable Internet service. The recent bankruptcy of Frontier Communications provides i...
Saudi Arabia develops secure alternative to WhatsApp
Saudi Arabia is developing a secure alternative to the short messaging service WhatsApp that will help ensure protection of confidential data.
Man, 90, learns to hold funeral prayers on Zoom
A man who helps grieving Hindu families has been holding prayers and ceremonies over the internet during the coronavirus lockdown.
SWIFT Details How Cyber Criminals Encash Stolen Funds
In a new report, SWIFT and BAE Systems reveal how cyber attackers launder money and ‘cash out’ following large-scale heists.
Technology and The ‘New Normal’: London Showcases How Tech Will Help Navigate Our Fast Evolving World
London Tech Week 2020 launches this week showcasing the best of global tech and how it will play a crucial role in helping us navigate the challenges facing our changing world.
Are Your Smartphone Photos Blurry? Here’s Why
Sometimes, you might take what you think is a great photo with your smartphone, only to see afterward it’s all blurry. If that’s happening to you a lot, let’s take a look at what might be causing it.
'Clean Network' is dirty play by Washington
The goal is not to protect the privacy of Americans. If it was, the US government would be doing something about Facebook, Amazon and other tech companies that harvest users' personal information to feed them fake news and ads. The Europ...
The office is dead. Get yourself a backyard shed
As working from home turns into a semi-permanent situation for many, the search is on for private workspace. Some people have opted to take over a bedroom or basement to set up their new home office. But others are heading to the backyard.
Protesters set up a guillotine outside Jeff Bezos' mansion and demanded higher wages for Amazon workers after the CEO's net worth surpassed $200 billion
Demonstrators set up a guillotine outside Jeff Bezos' house to protest Amazon workers' wages on Thursday. The protest came the day after Bezos' net worth exceeded $200 billion for the first time, making him one of the richest people in h...
'Bitcoin Will Never Ditch You' Ad Dominates Front Page of Major Hong Kong Newspaper
The number of bitcoin ads appearing in major newspapers is growing. The front page of Apple Daily, a major newspaper in Hong Kong, featured a "Bitcoin will never ditch you" ad this week. Bitcoin ads also recently appeared in leading Indi...
Why GPT-3 changes everything (and how it works)
A software program that ingests gigabytes of text can automatically generate whole paragraphs so natural they sound like a person wrote them. OpenAI’s GPT-3 is all the rage. What is it, what can it do, and where is it going?
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