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World’s Wealthiest Annual Ranking Now Lists 12 Crypto Billionaires

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The American business magazine Forbes recently published the company’s 2021 documentation of the wealthiest billionaires in the world. According to the list published annually every March, there are now 12 billionaires that work directly within the cryptocurrency industry and the list of crypto billionaires is 3x larger than last year. </strong> Today’s …

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Half a billion people just had their Facebook data leaked

According to a security analyst, sensitive personal information for over half a billion Facebook users was leaked on a well-trafficked hacking forum earlier today — a potential risk to millions of cryptocurrency traders and hodlers who now may be vulnerable to sim swapping and other identity-based attacks.  The trove of information was first discovered by …

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Bias, subtweets, and kids: Key takeaways from Big Tech’s latest outing on the Hill

Enlarge / There was no fancy Hill hearing room for this all-virtual event, so Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey dialed in from… a kitchen. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images A trio of major tech CEOs—Alphabet’s Sundar Pichai, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey—once again went before Congress this week to explain their roles …

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Zuckerberg: Facebook could be in “stronger position” after Apple tracking change

Apple CEO Tim Cook on stage during an Apple event in September 2018. Valentina Palladino With Apple’s big app-tracking policy change just around the corner, Chinese companies drew a warning from Cupertino that their efforts to circumvent the change will not be successful. At the same time, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared to shift his …

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Facebook lifts ban on US political advertising

Enlarge KJ Parish Facebook will lift a ban on political advertising imposed after the US election to curb the spread of misinformation, and it has pledged to investigate whether its political ads systems need a further overhaul. Advertisers would be able to resume running political ads on March 4, Facebook said in a blog post …

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Facebook’s next attempt at hardware may be a smartwatch

Facebook’s past forays into hardware have had mixed results, ranging from well-regarded Oculus VR headsets to an ill-fated phone tie-up with HTC. Now The Information cites anonymous sources saying the company will try again with a smartwatch that includes a built-in cellular connection. The report claims an initial version could arrive next year powered by …

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Facebook is reportedly working on its own version of Clubhouse

Following reports that Facebook may be hopping on the newsletter bandwagon, it appears the social network is working on its own version of one of the hottest apps around, Clubhouse. The audio-chat iOS app (which is currently invite-only) blew up last week when Elon Musk stopped by for a conversation. Mark Zuckerberg recently popped in …

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Every crazy thing that happened in Apple and Facebook’s privacy feud today

Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers a speech on privacy at a virtual conference. CPDP Today, Apple announced plans to finally roll out its previously delayed change in policy on apps’ use of IDFA (ID for Advertisers) to track users for targeted advertising. The feature will be in the next beta release of iOS …

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Mark Zuckerberg sits down with Dr. Fauci to talk holiday COVID safety

POOL New / reuters In less than an hour, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will interview Dr. Anthony Fauci. You can watch the entire segment through Facebook Live at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET. According to the company, Zuckerberg will talk to Dr Fauci about the COVID-19 vaccines that are in development and how …

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Congress wants Facebook and Twitter to change. It can’t agree how.

Pool via Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey once again spent hours answering questions from senators who want the CEOs to make fundamental changes to how their platforms are run. The hearing, which marked Dorsey and Zuckerberg’s second multi-hour Congressional appearance in less than three weeks, was supposed to be about “Censorship, Suppression, and …

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