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Nurse arrested over US care home patient pregnancy

Police in Arizona say they have taken 36-year-old nurse Nathan Sutherland into custody.

Facebook finds and kills another 512 Kremlin-linked fake accounts

Two years on from the U.S. presidential election, Facebook continues to have a major problem with Russian disinformation being megaphoned via its social tools. In a blog post today the company reveals another tranche of Kremlin-linked fake activity — saying it’s removed a total of 471 Facebook pages and accounts, as well as 41 Instagram accounts, which […]
2019-01-17

Facebook urged to give users greater control over what they see

Academics at the universities of Oxford and Stanford think Facebook should give users greater transparency and control over the content they see on its platform. They also believe the social networking giant should radically reform its governance structures and processes to throw more light on content decisions, including by looping in more external experts to […]
2019-01-17

Facebook launches petition feature, its next battlefield

Gather a mob and Facebook will now let you make political demands. Tomorrow Facebook will encounter a slew of fresh complexities with the launch of Community Actions, its News Feed petition feature. Community Actions could unite neighbors to request change from their local and national elected officials and government agencies. But it could also provide […]
2019-01-20

Dolby quietly preps augmented audio recorder app “234″

Dolby is secretly building a mobile music production app it hopes will seduce SoundCloud rappers and other musicians. Codenamed “234” and formerly tested under the name Dolby Live, the free app measures background noise before you record and then nullifies it. Users can also buy “packs” of audio effects to augment their sounds with EQs settings […]
2019-01-17

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Ausgerechnet Brexit-Fan Dyson flieht aus Großbritannien

Das Brexit-Urgestein verlagert seine Unternehmenszentrale aus Großbritannien. Einen Zusammenhang mit dem EU-Austritt streitet der Vorstand ab – die „Zukunftssicherung“ stehe im Vordergrund. Doch auffällig viele Unternehmen treiben ihre Inselflucht voran.
2019-01-23

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Instagram caught selling ads to follower-buying services it banned

Instagram has been earning money from businesses flooding its social network with spam notifications. Instagram hypocritically continues to sell ad space to services that charge clients for fake followers or that automatically follow/unfollow other people to get them to follow the client back. This is despite Instagram reiterating a ban on these businesses in November […]

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Cambridge conundrum

Anoushka has been offered a place at Cambridge. But she's mixed race and worries she won't fit in. Should she accept the offer?
2019-01-22

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Blockchain Digital Identity Startup Authenteq Raises US$5M

Blockchain digital identity startup Authenteq has raised US$5 million in funding from Draper Associates and Capital300. The company is reportedly in talks with additional investors about a second closing of the Series A funding round which CEO Kari Thor Runarsson expects to happen in the next coming weeks. “The reason we decided to do two […]

The post Blockchain Digital Identity Startup Authenteq Raises US$5M appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-01-14

Crypto Smart Card Manufacturer Tangem Raises US$15M from Japan SBI

Tangem, a Swiss manufacturer of crypto “smart banknotes,” has raised US$15 million from SBI Crypto Investment, a digital asset venture investment company wholly owned by SBI Holdings. Operating out of Switzerland and Singapore, Tangem develops smart cards called Tangem Notes that carry a fixed amount of cryptocurrency. Tangem Notes are embedded with a S3D350A chip […]

The post Crypto Smart Card Manufacturer Tangem Raises US$15M from Japan SBI appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-01-21

NZ Police Investigate Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Hack

New Zealand police are investigating the hack of cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia, which resulted in “significant losses” that some estimate could amount to more than US$3.5 million.    Christchurch company Cryptopia, which has been said to be operating New Zealand’s largest cryptocurrench exchange, shut down its website and exchange services on January 14 citing a security […]

The post NZ Police Investigate Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Hack appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-01-16

The Bitcoin Cash Mining Death Spiral Scenario

The concept of a bitcoin mining death spiral has been around for many years. The basic idea is a large number of bitcoin miners may stop mining at nearly the same time because their activity is no longer profitable. Due to the way the Bitcoin protocol works, this would theoretically grind the network to a […]

The post The Bitcoin Cash Mining Death Spiral Scenario appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-01-18

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NZ Police Investigate Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Hack

New Zealand police are investigating the hack of cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia, which resulted in “significant losses” that some estimate could amount to more than US$3.5 million.    Christchurch company Cryptopia, which has been said to be operating New Zealand’s largest cryptocurrench exchange, shut down its website and exchange services on January 14 citing a security […]

The post NZ Police Investigate Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Hack appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-01-16

The Case for Universal Basic Income Gains Strength As Recession Fears Deepen

Britain’s protracted and problematic Brexit from the European Union, coupled with China’s falling exports and America’s record trade deficit, has deepened fears of a recession at the start of 2019. Those looking beyond the doom and gloom believe the case for universal basic income (UBI) is getting stronger by the day – and now technological advancements […]

The post The Case for Universal Basic Income Gains Strength As Recession Fears Deepen appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-01-20

The Bitcoin Cash Mining Death Spiral Scenario

The concept of a bitcoin mining death spiral has been around for many years. The basic idea is a large number of bitcoin miners may stop mining at nearly the same time because their activity is no longer profitable. Due to the way the Bitcoin protocol works, this would theoretically grind the network to a […]

The post The Bitcoin Cash Mining Death Spiral Scenario appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-01-18

Deloitte: Blockchain, a Top Tech Trend in 2019

Three new technologies, namely blockchain, cognitive and digital reality, have taken up the “disruptor” mantle, each poised to become a distinct macro force in its own right, according to a new report by Deloitte. Deloitte’s annual Tech Trends report explores the technologies that will reshape business and government in the next 18-24 months. According to […]

The post Deloitte: Blockchain, a Top Tech Trend in 2019 appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-01-18

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Danish Crypto Startup Aryze Completes US$1.6M ICO

Aryze, a Danish crypto startup developing a global payments system, has completed its initial coin offering (ICO), raising US$1.6 million from 278 individuals representing 14 different nationalities, the company said on Thursday. Established in 2017, Aryze uses blockchain technology to create a global payments platform powered by fully redeemable stablecoins backed by and pegged to […]

The post Danish Crypto Startup Aryze Completes US$1.6M ICO appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-01-18

Economist Behind Claim Russia Will Buy $10 Billion Worth of Bitcoin Said Price Would Collapse to $100 Last Year

Over the past week or two, a story about Russia adding bitcoin to their foreign currency reserves has been reported in a variety of media outlets such as The Daily Telegraph, Fortune, and ZeroHedge. All of these stories cite Vladislav Ginko, who is an economics lecturer at the state-funded Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy […]

The post Economist Behind Claim Russia Will Buy $10 Billion Worth of Bitcoin Said Price Would Collapse to $100 Last Year appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-01-16

5 Copy Trends: The Cringe, The Funny And The Awesome

Copying other people’s mistakes can lead to ground-breaking innovations and even aid the human ability to adapt, research shows. Even animals and birds acquire some of their vital life skills and knowledge through low-cost copying. That’s because the individuals we tend to copy are typically top performers in their field, so we automatically skip the time-consuming […]

The post 5 Copy Trends: The Cringe, The Funny And The Awesome appeared first on Coinjournal.


2019-01-15

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Staubsauger brauchen künftig kein EU-Energielabel mehr

Beim Kauf eines neuen Staubsaugers dürften Verbraucher in der EU künftig auch Geräte ganz ohne Energielabel im Angebot finden. Vorausgegangen ist dem ein Urteil des EU-Gerichts, wonach die Energie-Effizienz nicht mit leeren Staubbehältern getestet werden dürfe.
2019-01-22

Fehlende Paketfahrer gefährden Onlinehandel

Der E-Commerce wächst weiter stark. Doch die Abhängigkeit von Zustellern wie DHL oder Hermes wird für die Händler zunehmend zum Risiko. Um das Problem zu bekämpfen, geht Amazon wieder einmal einen eigenen Weg.
2019-01-22

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Ausgerechnet Brexit-Fan Dyson flieht aus Großbritannien

Das Brexit-Urgestein verlagert seine Unternehmenszentrale aus Großbritannien. Einen Zusammenhang mit dem EU-Austritt streitet der Vorstand ab – die „Zukunftssicherung“ stehe im Vordergrund. Doch auffällig viele Unternehmen treiben ihre Inselflucht voran.
2019-01-23

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