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  • China drafts regulation to stamp out blockchain anonymity

    China drafts regulation to stamp out blockchain anonymity

    After killing all legitimate cryptocurrency businesses in the country, Chinese authorities are now turning their attention to other blockchain service providers. The country’s apex internet...

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  • #WontBeErased is Twitter’s response to Trump’s proposed anti-trans policies

    #WontBeErased is Twitter’s response to Trump’s proposed anti-trans policies

    Over the weekend, the White House released a memo saying the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking to revise the definition of “sex.” As reported by The New York Times, the absolutely...

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  • This Day in Deals: Why don’t you just go fly a kite?

    This Day in Deals: Why don’t you just go fly a kite?

    This Day In Deals is our new section where we share a historical fact and the day’s best deal – and try to connect them. The aim? To enrich ourselves financially, and you spiritually. Ever been...

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  • Germany wants a global ‘minimum tax’ for tech giants’ revenue

    Germany wants a global ‘minimum tax’ for tech giants’ revenue

    Tensions between the EU and US tech giants are increasing as the union tries to find ways to regulate international tech services in Europe. The union has repeatedly gone after big tech on...

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  • Moonday Morning: DJ Khaled & Floyd Mayweather finally sued over scamcoin

    Moonday Morning: DJ Khaled & Floyd Mayweather finally sued over scamcoin

    It’s Moonday Morning! Time to serve up a hot, steaming pile of cryptocurrency news leftovers that we all missed over the weekend, but taste oh-so-good when you reheat them. On today’s menu: 1....

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  • GitHub is down because of data storage issues

    GitHub is down because of data storage issues

    Update (03:17PM IST / 11:47AM CEST): GitHub noted that it needs another 1.5 hours to rectify its server issues. The company said on the blog that multiple services were affected on the website due...

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  • 6 reasons why you should make your ‘digital consultants’ work on-site

    6 reasons why you should make your ‘digital consultants’ work on-site

    In the future, all companies will be tech companies. Traditional firms must upgrade their technological capabilities to match those of their competitors — else they face extinction. Look at the...

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  • Here’s the step-by-step guide to building profitable social media marketing strategies — and it’s under $20

    Here’s the step-by-step guide to building profitable social media marketing strategies — and it’s under $20

    It’s not enough to know your way around posting to Facebook anymore. You can learn the real ways of 2018 marketing in the social sphere with the complete Silicon Valley Social Media Marketing...

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  • The 7 deadly sins of email security

    The 7 deadly sins of email security

    Email is one of the most fundamental forms of business communication today. Not many of us can imagine our lives without it. But with one in every 100 emails disguising a hacking attempt, what can...

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  • ASMR videos are the absolute opposite of relaxing

    ASMR videos are the absolute opposite of relaxing

    My YouTube recommendations are weird — usually ranging from videos like “How to cut your own bangs” to “Princess Diana’s death conspiracy theories.” A new suggestion hit my algorithm this week,...

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  • Here’s why black women’s #MeToo experiences are different

    Here’s why black women’s #MeToo experiences are different

    In April, a 25-year-old black woman named Chikesia Clemons was violently arrested by police at a Waffle House restaurant in Alabama. A video of the arrest that went viral shows police pulling...

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  • Why CEOs that say ‘no’ are good for growth

    Why CEOs that say ‘no’ are good for growth

    It’s no surprise that life as a startup CEO can be brutally exhausting, with long, grueling workweeks, constant stress, and next to no sleep. And, forget having a personal life, right? In fact,...

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  • Learn to become Cisco certified in networking and cloud computing for $39

    Learn to become Cisco certified in networking and cloud computing for $39

    Whether you’re working with large-scale or mom-and-pop networks, assembling that digital architecture the right way is key.  And you can get hired as the mastermind behind those systems with this...

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  • Netflix tests ads: No need for drama

    Netflix tests ads: No need for drama

    News of Netflix testing ads spread like wildfire and caused outrage among bingers worldwide, but there’s no need to fret. For me, the proportions of the meltdown only show that most people have...

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  • Violent videos put journalists at increased risk of post-traumatic stress

    Violent videos put journalists at increased risk of post-traumatic stress

    Newsrooms across the UK are finding themselves increasingly under-resourced. Less journalists and constrained budgets has meant many editors now rely on their staff to use more information from...

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  • Battlefield V devs reveal how they recreate era-appropriate sounds

    Battlefield V devs reveal how they recreate era-appropriate sounds

    With Battlefield V beginning to peek its head out on the horizon of game releases, the game development team is opening the curtain on the making of the game. If you’ve ever wanted to see what...

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  • Do cryptocurrencies need a company like coinbase?

    Do cryptocurrencies need a company like coinbase?

    Around the world, popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are being embraced by wide swaths of investors and tech enthusiast alike, which has generated a surge in...

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  • An entrepreneur’s guide to Mexico City’s tech scene

    An entrepreneur’s guide to Mexico City’s tech scene

    In March of this year, Mexico was lauded by tech experts for becoming the first country in Latin America to pass a law regulating fintech, thus unlocking the potential of blockchain technologies...

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  • Chrome 70’s best new feature is picture-in picture

    Chrome 70’s best new feature is picture-in picture

    Picture-in-picture has been available in Android for a while now, allowing you to watch a YouTube or Netflix video while doing other stuff. Now that same feature is coming to Chrome on the...

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  • Facebook needed to hire a diplomat, and Nick Clegg is the smartest choice

    Facebook needed to hire a diplomat, and Nick Clegg is the smartest choice

    When Elliot Schrage announced he was stepping down from his role as Facebook’s Head of Global Policy and Communications, the Internet was abuzz with rumors about who would replace him. Today, we...

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