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Facebook executive denies powerful whistleblower report
Monika Bickert, Vice President for Content Policy at Facebook, responds to the allegations made by Facebook whisteblower Frances Haugen before Congress that their algorithm is harmful to children and weakens our democracy.
Thieves Raid Amazon, FedEx Train Cargo, Leave Empty Packets On Tracks
The thieves wait until the long freight trains in Los Angeles are immobilized, then they climb onto the cars, break the locks with bolt cutters, and help themselves to the parce...
Suit Says Google, Facebook Bosses Made Illegal Deal To Dominate Ad Market
"Google CEO Sundar Pichai also personally signed off on the terms of the deal," the anti-trust lawsuit said regarding an allegedly illegal 2018 deal by top bosses of Google and ...
Czech regulators tread softly on crypto oversight
A buzzy crypto startup is raising questions on whether it can back up the hype.
Why are people quitting their jobs in record numbers?
Millions of mainly young people around the world are rethinking the way they work and live.
London Stock Exchange proposes special listings for private companies
The London Stock Exchange Group has proposed a special market for private companies to trade their shares publicly on the exchange on certain days, The Wall Street Journal repor...
Will blockchain fulfil its democratic promise or will it become a tool of big tech?
Engineers are focused on reducing its carbon footprint, ignoring the governance issues raised by the technology
EU airlines seek landing slots relief to avoid 'ghost flights'
The emergence of the omicron variant has slowed air travel on an already weak winter demand, leaving some carriers to experience nearly empty flights. Some EU airlines are hopin...
From Pandemic to Endemic: The Omicron Shift in Europe to learn to live with the virus just as any other virus
A number of governments have changed their approaches to the coronavirus, to one that is more like how we treat the flu. Public health experts say it’s too soon to make that call.
Pandemic to endemic? Moderna chair says it could happen this year
Moderna co-founder tells Bloomberg News that 2022 may be the year the pandemic enters the endemic phase.
Investors riding the NFT craze are facing billions in taxes
The NFT market has ballooned to $44bn, Chainalysis data shows, and rules about taxing the tokens are not clear.
China’s Gen Z overconfident and thinks West is ‘evil’, top academic says
Lecturers should help students recognise diversity and hone critical thinking, Yan Xuetong says, cautioning against nationalism driven by key opinion leaders.
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