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Facebook Is Debating a Subscription Model

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In the face of user revolt — or at least, some bad headlines — over its invasive ad practices, Facebook is reportedly weighing whether or not it could offer a subscription model for its services instead. Bloomberg reports that there is “more internal momentum” given the company’s recent privacy issues, which have laid bare Facebook’s standard practices, rather than […]

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In Africa, technology is the final weapon in the deadly poaching war

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In Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, a small team of rangers equipped with thermal imaging cameras and drones is fighting back against an onslaught of heavily-armed poachers. As day bleeds into night in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, Ntayia Lema Langas, the deputy warden of the Mara Conservancy, barrels across the landscape in […]

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Russia’s Telegram block tests Putin’s ability to control the web

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Telegram is still widely available in Russia as the country’s communications regulator struggles to enforce a nationwide block regulator struggles to enforce a nationwide block By MATT BURGESS Tuesday 24 April 2018 Pavel Durov was dismissed from VKontakte and went into exile from Russia after refusing to comply to state demands Sam Barker On Sunday, April […]

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Brazzers And Pornhub Partnership Fail To Help Verge (XVG)

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After a long awaited and most anticipating thirst for the announcement of the mystery partnership which Verge(XVG) promised to unveil if its crowdfunding campaign was successful within the slated date, the altcoin went on its Twitter page to announce that world’s biggest porn site has its partner and that the platform will be accepting the […]

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This is Mark Zuckerberg’s prepared statement for Congress

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Ahead of Mark Zuckerberg ’s testimony before Congress on Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has released the Facebook CEO’s prepared statement. In it, Zuckerberg explains that Facebook has always been an optimistic organization, focusing on connecting people and giving them a voice. But Zuckerberg also admits that the idealist train of thought might have blinded […]

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Facebook starts notifying millions of users that their data was ‘improperly obtained’

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The notification references the Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook has started notifying millions of users that were affected by the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. As many as 87 million Facebook users had their information improperly obtained and used, and it has taken Facebook nearly three years to notify its users of the privacy problems that were first uncovered in […]

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Apple is moving on from Intel because Intel isn’t moving anywhere

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Apple’s abandonment of Intel chips is inevitable By Vlad Savov@vladsavov   SHARE A report from Bloomberg this week has made public something that should already have been apparent to tech industry observers: Apple is planning to replace Intel processors in Mac computers with its own chips starting sometime around 2020. The two California companies have enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership […]

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Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Executives Detained in Embezzlement Probe

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South Korean authorities have reportedly detained four executives from two cryptocurrency exchanges in relation to the alleged embezzlement of customer funds in the ‘billions of won’. According to the Wall Street Journal, prosecutors said the four executives were detained and questioned by authorities on Thursday at a time when government authorities are increasingly considering regulations for […]

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Bank of Montreal Expands Crypto Purchase Ban

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Canada’s Bank of Montreal (BMO) will no longer allow customers to buy cryptocurrency using Interac debit cards. A spokesperson for the bank confirmed the move in an email to CoinDesk Tuesday without offering further details on the decision. The Interac ban follows reports that the bank barred crypto purchases through Mastercard debit and credit cards […]

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Facebook scandal ‘hit 87 million users

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Media captionHow the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal unfolded Facebook believes the data of up to 87 million people was improperly shared with the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica – many more than previously disclosed. The BBC has been told that about 1.1 million of them are UK-based. The overall figure had been previously quoted as being […]