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UK closes loophole that allowed using your phone while driving

monkeybusinessimages via Getty Images The UK is about to make it clear that you shouldn’t grab your phone while you’re driving — regardless of what you intend to do. The government is closing a legal loophole (via BBC) that allowed people to pick up their phones while driving as long as they weren’t calling or …

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Uber can continue operating in London after winning court appeal

Mike Blake / reuters Uber has won the right to continue operating in London. The ride-hailing company was contesting a decision made by Transport for London (TfL) in November last year. The regulator believed that Uber wasn’t “fit and proper” and had shown “a pattern of failures” since entering the city in May 2012. Uber …

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The Moss Piglet Dilemma: Paypal Bans Payments to Merchants Using the Word ‘Tardigrade’

The popular payment provider Paypal has been known for cutting off a number of merchants and organizations over the years. This week, the public found out that Paypal has been censoring merchants that sell items related to the name “tardigrade” just because a Balkan arms dealer uses the same name. The story shows just how …

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LZ Lending Innovates and Integrates Peer2Peer Into Platform

LZ Lending, London’s premier cryptocurrency Peer 2 Peer lending solutions, announces the official launch of their new fully integrated and simple to use P2P platform designed to remove barriers and obstacles that have prevented millions of potential investors from entering the cryptocurrency community. In addition to serving their already robust portfolio of investors, borrowers, and …

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Binance advertising BTC at London bus stops in advance of UK launch

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has targeted London commuters with new ads featuring Bitcoin. According to an Aug. 28 tweet from Binance.UK, the crypto exchange has placed new ads at 17 bus stops in London. The image shows two older generations of coins as well as a current two-pound coin used in the U.K, …

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Police use of facial recognition violates human rights, UK court rules

Enlarge / A close-up of a police facial recognition camera in use at the Cardiff City Stadium on January 12, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. Police used the technology to identify individuals who were issued with football banning orders in an attempt to prevent disorder. Critics argued that the use of such technology is invasive and …

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UK bans Huawei from 5G networks in “victory for the Trump administration”

Enlarge Getty Images | SOPA Images The UK government today announced a ban on Huawei equipment in 5G wireless networks, along with a plan to urge home-Internet providers to stop buying Huawei gear. The UK government’s announcement said that US sanctions imposed in May factored heavily into the decision, which was “taken today in a …

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Australia and the UK open joint investigation of Clearview AI

SDI Productions via Getty Images Australia and the UK have opened a joint investigation into Clearview AI. Specifically, the regulatory bodies are concerned with Clearview’s practice of using “scraped” data and biometrics.  The two countries aren’t the first to question Clearview AI, the company behind the controversial facial recognition program. Clearview AI claims to have …

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Crypto Facilities Gets FCA Nod to Set up Crypto Futures Venue

Gifts and Remittances: Bitcoin.com’s New Tools Allow People to Send BCH via Email This month Bitcoin.com launched two services that help facilitate bitcoin cash adoption and crypto remittance via email. In a recent video on June 5, Bitcoin.com’s Roger Ver showcased gifts.bitcoin.com, a new feature that allows individuals to send BCH gift cards … read …

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