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Hong Kong protesters abandoned Facebook for other platforms
According to EconReporter — an independent investigative media outlet in Hong Kong — the 2014 generation was dependent on Facebook. Jacky Chan Man Hei, a former general secretary of the Hong Kong student federation now studying political...
Day 2 Libra Hearing Highlights: Sh*tcoins, not crypto, and word play
Today was day 2 of hearings for Facebook: The U.S. House Financial Services Committee hosted a hearing on Libra, and there were actually some pretty great moments! we’ve gathered some of the highlights of the almost 7 hour hearing.
Suspected leak of personal data of Hong Kong leader, top officials and lawmakers on Telegram app popular with protesters sparks call for police probe
A suspected leak of the personal data of Hong Kong’s leader, top officials and lawmakers on an online messaging platform popular with extradition bill protesters has sparked calls for a police investigation. Among the people affected wer...
Tickets on sale for Miss Cayman Universe pageant
The Miss Cayman Universe pageant will be held in the main ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton resort on Saturday, 17 Aug. The 2019 theme for the pageant this year is ‘A Magical Affair’.
Five Reasons Why The Cayman Islands Is A Global Leader In Plant-Based Dining
Despite having just over 60,000 inhabitants, the small three-island nation of the Cayman Islands is one of the world-leaders for plant-based living with a growing number of locals adopting a vegan lifestyle.
Mnuchin seemingly defuses Trump's 'treason' threat to Google over China work
“The president and I did diligence on this issue and we’re not aware of any areas where Google is working with the Chinese government that in any way raises concerns,” Mnuchin said during a wide-ranging interview on CNBC’s "Squawk Box." ...
Why Facebook must be stopped
Facebook was hit with a $5 billion fine for mishandling consumer privacy. Media accounts gushed with adjectives like “stunning” and “historic.” But consider Facebook’s size – they will pay off the fine with one month’s worth of revenue. ...
Australia to police Facebook and Google with new watchdog office
Australia said it would establish the world’s first dedicated office to police Facebook Inc and Google as part of reforms designed to rein in the U.S. technology giants, potentially setting a precedent for global lawmakers. Facebook and ...
The regulatory woes of Big Tech multiply
After years during which tech’s titans could do no wrong, they are now being pulled into a vortex of regulatory woes that make headlines almost daily. Big Tech is not about to implode. But will it come out intact?
A seed accelerator that sold a startup to Twitter for $150 million says London is becoming more like Silicon Valley — 'The talent pipeline is there'
Entrepreneur First is a global talent investor that identifies potential entrepreneurs and helps them find partners and develop business ideas. Founded by two British entrepreneurs in London, the scheme now spans six different cities wor...
5 BILLION Facebook Fine - Too Little Too Late?
RT Correspondent Brigida Santos walks us through the $5 BILLION dollar fine the Federal Trade Commission dished on Facebook for its mishandling and sale of user data, with regard to its working relationship with UK-based Cambridge Analyt...
Zero Customs Duties for Electric Vehicles announced as sweetener
Incentives have been announced to encourage more environmentally-friendly vehicle ownership across the Cayman Islands. The Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure has revealed that customs duties applied to electric and hybrid ...
Deputy Governor Unveils DG’s 5K 2019 Logo
On Thursday, Hon. Franz Manderson, MBE, Cert Hon., JP – Deputy Governor, proudly unveiled the new DG’s 5k 2019 logo. The logo, which is refreshed every year, is designed to celebrate the various charitable recipients it aims to support.
Google's anti-Trump bias calls attention to its questionable ties to China
EX-GOOGLE ENGINEER CLAIMS 'BIASED' EMPLOYEES 'REALLY WANT TRUMP TO LOSE IN 2020'
Kazakhstan Halts Internet Surveillance Plan That Sidestepped Encryption On Phones
The controversial rollout of encryption software to Kazakh mobile-phone users has been stopped, with President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev saying the move was just a test that he ordered for security reasons.
Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency: A threat to national economies? | Counting the Cost
With the likes of Amazon, Google's parent company Alphabet and Facebook becoming the world's most valuable listed companies, Big Data is quickly becoming the world's most important commodity. Meanwhile, regulators are scrambling to keep ...
What the FTC's Crackdown on Facebook Means for User Data | WSJ
Facebook must pay a $5 billion fine after the FTC found the social media company deceived users and improperly managed their personal data. Under the settlement, Facebook is also subject to stricter oversight on how it manages user data....
New US House Bill Would Ban Big Tech From 'Banking', Fine Facebook's Libra $1 Million Per Day
The Democratic majority on the House Financial Services Committee has drafted legislation that would issue fines to Big Tech companies for distributing digital currency or operating as a financial organization.
Facebook is opening a café in London that will encourage privacy checks
It’s one of five pop-up cafes giving out free drinks across the UK at the end of this month
Twitter removes nearly 1,000 accounts tied to China's campaign against Hong Kong protesters
Company also suspends thousands of accounts as it reports ‘state-backed information operation’
Google and Mozilla move to stop Kazakhstan 'snooping'
Google and Mozilla have moved to block the Kazakhstan government from intercepting internet traffic. It comes after reports internet services providers in the country have required people to install a government-issued certificate on all...
Google’s YouTube suspends 210 channels alleged to have ties to the Chinese government
‘We discovered channels in this network behaved in a coordinated manner while uploading videos related to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong,’ Google says. The move follows similar measures announced this week by US social media platforms...
Facebook's Libra reportedly losing support from early investors amid regulatory scrutiny
At least three members of Facebook's Libra organization are considering leaving the operation due to intense regulatory scrutiny. In June, Facebook announced that it would launch a cryptocurrency run by the nonprofit Switzerland-based Li...
European officials draft radical plan to take on Trump and U.S. tech companies
In a bid to counter Trump, EU officials are proposing to unilaterally slap tariffs on the United States. The goal: get Europe competing head-on with the American and Chinese tech giants it has lagged behind for decades.
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