Year: 2020

Data encryption a threat to fighting child sexual abuse, says DOJ

The U.S. Department of Justice has released an international statement claiming that end-to-end encryption “poses significant challenges to public safety,” including sexually exploited children.  In an Oct. 11 statement from the DoJ, the agency called on technology companies to work with the government to find a solution for strong data encryption with the means to …

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Twitter flags, limits sharing on Trump tweet about being “immune” to coronavirus

Twitter disabled some sharing options on a tweet from President Trump on Sunday, and labeled it for violating its rules against spreading coronavirus misinformation. In the tweet, the president said he had “A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday. That means I can’t get it (immune) and can’t give it. Very …

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6 Stimulus Packages Have Been Proposed to Provide Second Direct Payments to Americans

Six stimulus packages have been proposed to provide second stimulus checks for Americans. The latest proposal came from the White House on Friday. Several stimulus bills are being discussed as Americans hope to soon receive another round of direct payments to help them through the coronavirus pandemic-led economic crisis. 6 Stimulus Packages Proposed With Second …

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Google drops curated news plans in Australia over ‘unworkable’ policy

PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images Google’s dispute with Australia over online news is about to claim a major feature as a casualty. The internet giant has decided to freeze plans to launch its curated News Showcase in Australia over claims the draft News Media Bargaining Code is “unworkable.” It still objected to what it called …

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Group raising funds to sue Andre Cronje over EMN hack

A group of investors is crowdfunding a lawsuit against Yearn.finance (YFI) founder Andre Cronje over the unreleased and unfinished Eminence (EMN) protocol and its hack. In a post, the group EMN Investigation said it is raising money to sue Cronje, Yearn developer ‘banteg,’ and Twitter user and Yearn supporter Blue Kirby. The group said 100% …

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Second stimulus check: 9 facts to know, including one possible change – CNET

Here’s what’s happening with a second stimulus check. Angela Lang/CNET <p class=”speakableTextP1″>As <span class=”link” data-track=”anchorLink”><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/will-there-still-be-a-new-stimulus-package-its-possible-heres-why/” data-component=”linkTracker” data-link-tracker-options=”{"action":"link_anchor"}”>negotiations</a></span> to pass <span class=”link” data-track=”anchorLink”><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/stimulus-check-2-how-fast-the-irs-can-send-it-to-you-if-congress-strikes-a-deal/” data-component=”linkTracker” data-link-tracker-options=”{"action":"link_anchor"}”>the next stimulus check</a></span> amble forward, we can take stock of what we know about how it will be handled, based on the <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/stimulus-check-qualifications-income-limit-fine-print-and-how-the-first-payment-may-determine-the-next-relief-package/”>first stimulus check</a></span>, <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/stimulus-package-how-the-new-heroes-act-compares-to-the-cares-act-from-march/”>several …

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After an early pandemic shortage computers are shipping again, Canalys reports

Computer manufacturers shipped 79 million personal computers in the third quarter of 2020, an uptick of 13 percent year-over-year with Lenovo leading the pack, technology analyst firm Canalys reported. Looking at worldwide desktop, laptop, and workstation shipments, Canalys found Acer shipped 5.6 million units last quarter for a 15 percent increase from the year-ago quarter. …

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NASA delays first Crew Dragon operational mission to November

SpaceX We hope you weren’t planning to spend Halloween watching NASA and SpaceX launch the first Crew Dragon operational mission. NASA has delayed the Crew-1 launch to at least early-to-mid November as SpaceX wanted extra time to finish evaluating the “off-nominal behavior” of a Falcon 9 rocket during a private flight. SpaceX wanted to know …

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In The Columnist, reading the comments isn’t bad—being a toxic online troll is

The trailer for The Columnist Maybe this is too wonky for those outside of film nerdom to care, but 2020 has cemented a fundamental truth about festivals—international films are increasingly the MVP of this scene. Sure, at the highest of high profile events (Cannes, TIFF, Sundance, Telluride), you can reliably get a sneak peek at …

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Is Bitcoin More Correlated to Stocks or Gold?

According to analyst Lyn Alden, the answer depends on bitcoin’s own cycle. For more episodes and free early access before our regular 3 p.m. Eastern time releases, subscribe with Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocketcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Stitcher, RadioPublica, iHeartRadio or RSS. Subscribe to Blockchain Bites, our daily update with the latest stories. Subscribe By signing up, you will receive emails about CoinDesk products and you agree to …

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