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Twitter Is Planning To Ban Cryptocurrency Ads

Twitter is preparing to ban cryptocurrency ads. The company will roll out the new policy in two weeks, according to leaks from people in the know at the firm. Advertisements for initial coin offerings, token sales, and digital wallets to store the virtual currencies will all be prohibited. Twitter may also decide to eliminate ads […]

President Trump, In A First, Bans A Cryptocurrency For the US

On Monday, President Trump signed an executive order declaring Venezuela’s Petro digital currency off limits to US citizens. This is the first time the US has  banned a cryptocurrency The US  accuses Venezuela of trying to circumvent US sanctions against the country by issuing the controversial currency. The Petro is claimed to backed by Venezuela’s […]

LG Releases Open Source Version of WebOS

LG today made an open version of the webOS platform available to developers and the public. Anyone can download webOS Open Source Edition from LG’s web site and use the the code for whatever they wish. WebOS was originally developed by Palm for smartphones and later cultivated by HP before being purchased by LG. LG chiefly uses the […]

Adrian Lamo, The Hacker Who Gave Up Wikileaks Source Chelsea Manning, Is Dead

Adrian Lamo, a computer hacker best known for passing on information that led to the arrest of Chelsea Manning, has died aged 37. In online messaging conversations, Manning confided in him, describing confidential military material Manning had sent to Wikileaks. Wikileaks published the video of a US helicopter strike that killed seven people, including a […]

BlackBerry Extends CEO John Chen’s Contract Through 2023

BlackBerry  has extended its contract with CEO John S. Chen, who will serve as chief executive through November 2023. BlackBerry brought Chen on board in 2013 and he oversaw the company’s transformation from a hardware business to a software and services business. Chen was responsible for deep spending cuts that helped keep the company from […]

EFF Says The CLOUD Act Skirts 4th Amendment

The CLOUD Act would give law enforcement both at home and abroad new access to Americans’ personal data in violation of the Fourth Amendment, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The CLOUD Act (H.R. 4943 and S. 2383) lets U.S. law enforcement access data stored anywhere in the world regardless of the privacy laws where that […]

Broadcom Ends Plans to Acquire Qualcomm

Broadcom today said it will no longer pursue its proposed acquisition of rival chipmaker Qualcomm. The decision comes two days after the Trump administration opposed the deal on national security grounds. Broadcom will also withdraw its nominees for Qualcomm board seats. “Although we are disappointed with this outcome, Broadcom will comply with the order,” said the […]

Lyft Sued Over Wheelchair Access

Disability rights supporters are suing Lyft for allegedly not providing wheelchair-accessible vehicles in the Bay Area. The proposed class-action suit was filed Tuesday in Alameda County Superior Court by Berkeley’s Disability Rights Advocates, San Francisco’s Independent Living Resource Center and two people who use wheelchairs. The suit resembles a suit the groups filed last month against Uber. Both cases point to […]

Salesforce CEO Donates $1 Million to March for Our Lives

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff joined the growing list if high-profile, rich donors to the March for Our Lives when he pledged $1 million in support of the gun control rally this week. “Motivated to join the many who are passionate about the safety of all kids and I’ll give $1M to March For Our Lives, […]

YouTube Will Joining Forces With Wikipedia to Address Conspiracy Theories

YouTube will introduce a new tool to combat online conspiracy theories in the coming weeks, the latest effort from Google’s video site to halt the spread of misinformation. Videos propagating conspiracy theories about events-  such as the 9/11, moon landing, Kennedy assassination –  will now be accompanied by text from Wikipedia providing facts that counter the theory, […]

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