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Lawmakers urge the FCC to seek public input on T-Mobile / Sprint merger

Sponsored Links Erin Scott / Reuters T-Mobile and Sprint found a powerful ally in FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who officially endorsed the merger after the DOJ’s conditional approval in August. In fact, Pai asked the FCC’s commissioners to vote in favor of the deal, and the two Republican members (out of four) already expressed their …

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Anti-Corruption Group Proves Crypto’s True Power: You Can’t Confiscate Math

</header> <strong>Last week in Russia, state agents tore apart the offices of FBK, a privately funded anti-corruption foundation, freezing group assets and more than 100 bank accounts. Officials are using suspicion of money laundering as justification for targeting the largely bitcoin-funded group, possibly in a bid to quell their hand in upsetting Moscow politics. This …

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Bitcoin Is a Geopolitical Turmoil Indicator, Says Market Researcher

Co-founder of market research firm DataTrek Research Nicholas Colas says that Bitcoin (BTC) is a geopolitical turmoil indicator. Bitcoin as a market indicator In an interview with CNBC published on Aug. 14, Colas claimed that Bitcoin was one of the few assets of which the price predicted Hong Kong’s protests and the consequent local capital …

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Elon Musk Supports Yang – But Does Andrew Yang Really Support Bitcoin?

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>There’s much talk about multi-billionaire innovator Elon Musk’s newly announced support for Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. Yang, known as the Bitcoin-friendly choice for 2020, has a reputation for innovation with his unique stance on Universal Basic Income, emphatic blockchain talking points, and acceptance of crypto donations. But it remains to be …

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Russia demands Google stop advertising ‘illegal’ protests on YouTube

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Russia is intensifying its pressure on Google to censor political dissent in the country. Media overseer Roskomnadzor has sent a letter to Google insisting that it stop promoting “illegal mass events” on YouTube. It didn’t like that YouTube channels were using push notifications and other measures to spread information about …

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China’s official digital currency is nearly ready

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Andy Wong As much as China frowns on cryptocurrency, it’s happy to introduce its own form of virtual cash. The People’s Bank of China has revealed that its digital currency “can now said to be ready” after five years of work. Don’t expect it to mimic crypto, however. According to payments Deputy …

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US government quietly kills autonomous vehicle committee

Sponsored Links AkaratPhasura via Getty Images The Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation (ACAT) hasn’t been active since it was formed in 2017. And it won’t be active anytime in the future, because according to The Verge, the administration has quietly killed it without even telling its members. Under President Obama, the …

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Key U.S. election systems could have been exposed online for months

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS More than 30 backend election systems over the last year — including some in key swing states like Florida, Michigan and Wisconsin — have been left online and were susceptible to hackers. A Motherboard investigation published today revealed that systems made by ES&S, one of the largest makers of voting machines …

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Senators question whether Facebook is doing enough to protect kids’ privacy

Sponsored Links Hero Images via Getty Images Senators are questioning Facebook again. This time their concerns are related to a design flaw that let thousands of kids join group chats with unauthorized users, The Verge reports. Senators Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) wrote a letter to Mark Zuckerberg today, asking whether Facebook has …

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Turkey requires broadcast licenses for online media providers

Sponsored Links hsyncoban via Getty Images Turkey is extending its internet clampdown to media providers. The country now requires that all online content companies obtain broadcast licenses from TV regulator RTUK, which will also watch over their content. If they run afoul of RTUK’s rules, they’ll have 30 days to alter their content or risk …

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