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Net neutrality supporter sentenced for death threats to FCC Chairman Pai

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A California man was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Friday after pleading guilty for threatening to kill the family of U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai over the regulator’s successful effort to repeal net neutrality rules. The Justice Department said Markara Man, 33, of Norwalk, California, sent the email Read More

Facebook forms Swiss fintech firm with payments focus

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FILE PHOTO: Stickers bearing the Facebook logo are pictured at Facebook Inc’s F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo ZURICH (Reuters) – Facebook has set up a new financial technology company in Switzerland focusing on blockchain and payments as well as data analytics and investing, Geneva’s commercial register Read More

German finance minister expects OECD deal on digital tax in 2020

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Finance Minister Olaf Scholz addresses a news conference to present the results of the latest tax revenue estimate in Berlin, Germany, May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensc BRUSSELS (Reuters) – German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Friday he expected the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will agree a minimum level of taxation for Read More

The Google city that has angered Toronto

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It was meant to be a vision of how we will all live in future – a smart city built from the internet up – offering citizens the chance to experience the very latest technology. That would include autonomous cars, innovative ways to collect rubbish and shared spaces for communities to come together in new Read More

Minecraft Earth: Minecraft’s answer to Pokemon Go

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CALGARY, Alberta, May 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Prairie Provident Resources Inc. (“Prairie Provident” or the “Company”) announces that, at its annual and special meeting of shareholders held May 16, 2019, the seven nominees set out in the Company’s information circular dated April 5, 2019 were ele THIS ANNOUNCEMENT (INCLUDING THE APPENDIX) AND THE Read More

Rural America still struggling for access to high-speed internet service

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HAMILTON, Ala. — As anticipation grows for 5G technology to be rolled out in big cities, nearly 15 million people in rural pockets across the country are still waiting for reliable high-speed internet, according to the Federal Communications Commission. In the southeast, some states like Alabama are desperate to get their rural areas up to Read More

Grumpy Cat’s funniest memes in honor of the famous feline’s death

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Grumpy Cat may be gone, but the memes that helped propel her to fame live on. Grumpy Cat, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, died on Tuesday due to “complications from a recent urinary tract infection,” her owners shared in a statement posted to the feline’s official social media accounts on Friday. She was 7. “Despite care Read More

Trump declares national emergency over IT threats

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President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from “foreign adversaries”. He signed an executive order which effectively bars US companies from using foreign telecoms believed to pose national security risks. The order does not name any company, but is believed to target Huawei. The Chinese tech giant said restricting Read More