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The countries where Bitcoin and crypto are banned or restricted
While some countries like El Salvador are embracing cryptocurrencies, others like China are leading sustained crackdowns on their use.
Instagram, Snapchat sued over alleged role in girl’s suicide
The social media platforms are addictive to an extent that caused a kid to kill herself, mother claims in lawsuit
Crypto meltdown erases $1 trillion in value
Bitcoin has now shed more than 50% from its record high in November while adding further momentum to the latest meltdown in cryptocurrencies.
Twitter suspends hundreds of accounts promoting Philippines' Marcos
Twitter (TWTR.N) said on Friday it had suspended hundreds of accounts that were promoting Philippines presidential election candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr, which it said had violated rules on spam and manipulation.
Israel's attorney general orders probe into illegal police spyware agains democracy activists allegations
Israel's attorney general has ordered an investigation into police surveillance tactics amid reports that law enforcement improperly used a disputed hacking tool.
Mother sues Meta and Snap over tween daughter’s suicide
An American mother alleges firms are to blame for the suicide of her 11-year-old daughter, who had an ‘extreme addiction’ to social media.
World Bank rips Microsoft purchase of Activision Blizzard in social justice rant
The money should be used to address the flow of refugees and malnutrition instead, the global financial body said
"Tonga, Let Us Know": Elon Musk Offers Internet To Volcano-Hit Islands
Authorities have begun to restore telephone links but bringing the country fully online will take at least a month.
Online To Bricks-And-Mortar: Amazon's 1st Clothing Store In Los Angeles
An Amazon Style store to launch later this year is to let customers use the retailer's app to scan QR codes of garments, chose from sizes and colors, then have items sent to fitting rooms to try on.
Google Launches New Appeal To Overturn $2.8 Billion Fine At Top EU Court
Google said it would go to the European Court of Justice, the EU's highest court, after the General Court confirmed in November a decision by the European Commission in 2017.
Samsung pulls ad with drag queen after backlash
Samsung has pulled an ad showing a Muslim mother expressing support for her drag queen son, after backlash from some parts of the Muslim community.
Revealed: UK Gov't Plans Publicity Blitz to Undermine Privacy of Your Chats
The Home Office has hired a high-end ad agency to mobilize public opinion against encrypted communications - with plans that include some shockingly manipulative tactics
Space-based entertainment studio set to launch in two years
Celestial film studio's inaugural project will be a Tom Cruise movie
Fed explores future of ‘digital dollar’
US central bank is weighing pros and cons of digital currency
Red Cross hackers steal info on half a million ‘vulnerable’ people
‘Highly sensitive data’ including staffer info stolen from charity's Swiss contractor
Meta eyes major expansion into new sector – reports
Tech giant apparently wants to allow users on Facebook and Instagram to buy and sell NFTs
Encryption: UK data watchdog criticises government campaign
A Home Office-backed campaign against the rollout of ultra-secure messaging apps by social media firms has been criticised by the UK data watchdog.
End-to-end encryption protects children, says UK information watchdog
Information commissioner defends role of privacy protections in face of government-backed campaign
Britishvolt gets £100m boost to build UK’s first large-scale ‘gigafactory’
The deal to build an electric car battery plant near Blyth will bring up to 3,000 jobs to the area by 2028
Snapchat fights drug dealing on app amid surge in youth overdose deaths
Improved automated drug detection systems and enhanced partnerships with law enforcement are among changes
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