Investigation

New York investigates claims of sexism in Apple Card credit limits

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Tony Avelar The bank behind Apple Card is facing legal scrutiny over accusations of inequality. New York’s Department of Financial Services has launched an investigation into Goldman Sachs’ practices after Basecamp founder David Heinemeier Hansson accused Apple (and really, Goldman) of sexism when determining credit limits. He received a limit 20 times …

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US investigates escort and massage sites over human trafficking

Sponsored Links dragana991 via Getty Images Backpage is no more, but US authorities are still determined to crack down on sites that enable human trafficking and other crimes. Wall Street Journal sources say Homeland Security, the Justice Department and others are reportedly investigating escort and massage sites Eros.com, EroticMonkey.ch and Rubmaps.ch to see if they’ve …

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Initiative to Curtail Negative Interest Rates Gains Traction in Germany

</header> <strong>Negative interest rates, a common occurrence in Europe these days, are unpleasant for both banks and clients. And financial institutions have been increasingly transferring the bulk of the burden</strong><strong> on to their customers. Some political factions in Germany, however, aren’t happy with the trend and are pushing for adequate protection for the ordinary small …

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Ross Ulbricht Letter Questions the Wisdom of Imprisoning Non-Violent Offenders

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <b>Forced to spend the rest of his days in a cage, Ross Ulbricht has recounted his situation in a letter, which explains how he’s spent more than 2,096 days in a U.S. federal penitentiary for running a website.</b> Also Read: Bitcoin ‘Inventor’ Craig Wright Claims He Can’t Access Coins in Court Testimony …

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FTC reportedly investigating YouTube over children’s privacy

Sponsored Links Olly Curtis/Future Publishing via Getty Images YouTube may have a particularly strong incentive to change how it handles kids’ videos — it appears to be under government scrutiny for its behavior. Sources for both the New York Times and Washington Post assert that the FTC is in the “late stages” of an investigation …

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Twitter Shenanigans and Tether Probe in the Weekly Video Update From Bitcoin.com

<strong>Cryptocurrency advocates try to get the CEO of Twitter to ban @Bitcoin and the New York Attorney General goes after the company behind Tether. This and more in the weekly video news update on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel.</strong> Also Read: How to Start Cloud Mining Bitcoin Cash Watch Bitcoin.com’s Weekly News Update This week’s show covers …

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Ford under criminal investigation for miscalculating vehicle emissions

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Ford disclosed in a financial filing made with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission that it is currently under investigation by the Department of Justice over its internal testing practices. Ford says the probe is still in its preliminary stages but insists that this won’t be another Volkswagen style “Dieselgate” …

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EU believes BMW, Daimler and VW colluded over clean emissions tech

olando_o via Getty Images The European Commission believes BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen worked together to delay clean emissions technology. Last fall, the EU Commission launched a formal investigation to determine if the automakers breached EU antitrust rules by restricting competition on the development of emissions-reducing technology. Now, in a Statement of Objections, the Commission has …

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Hacked NZ Exchange Cryptopia Allowed to Reopen

</header> <strong>Digital asset exchange Cryptopia has been given the green light to open again after New Zealand police announced they have almost completed their investigation at its offices. The crypto trading platform suffered a security breach last month when, according to one estimate, as much as $16 million worth of cryptocurrency was stolen. </strong> Also …

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