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Facebook takes aim at e-commerce with Libra cryptocurrency

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SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra next year as part of its wider efforts to expand beyond social networking into e-commerce and global payments. FILE PHOTO: A Facebook panel is seen during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, in Cannes, France, June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo Read More

Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, with lofty goals

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SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook Inc revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce and global payments. FILE PHOTO: A Facebook panel is seen during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, in Cannes, France, June 20, Read More

Assange will never see fair trial amid ‘industrial-grade demonization campaign’ – Max Blumenthal

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The persecution of Julian Assange, aided and abetted by the silence of the US media, is a “warning shot” to journalists who are openly critical of the US national security state, journalist Max Blumenthal tells RT. “I see no hope for him receiving a fair trial in a US court,” Blumenthal says, pointing out that Read More

Facebook COO Sandberg downplays calls for a breakup, ignores WSJ bombshell

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MENLO PARK, Calif. – Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg ignored a negative bombshell and brushed off calls to break up the tech giant during a Q&A session with reporters from around the world Wednesday at the company’s Menlo Park headquarters. “I think there are real concerns about the size and power of tech companies, particularly in the Read More

Assange case proved US press ‘doesn’t believe in free speech’

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American journalists “go out of their way to disparage” Julian Assange of WikiLeaks because he makes them ashamed of their own failure to challenge the “eternal war footing” of the US, human rights professor Dan Kovalik told RT. “I don’t believe that the press in this country believes in free speech. This is one of Read More

US elections in 2020 need massive overhaul to protect them, security experts argue

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A sweeping overhaul of America’s electoral infrastructure is needed in order to prevent foreign interference as the 2020 elections loom, a group of security researchers has concluded. Former Facebook chief security officer Nick Stamos – who witnessed the sinister social media campaign orchestrated by Russian agents against America – and his colleagues at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Read More

Euromaidan activist who cheered Odessa massacre joins Facebook as public policy manager

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A Ukrainian activist who rejoiced at the sight of 48 anti-Maidan protesters burning to death in Odessa in 2014 has been hired by Facebook ostensibly to combat Russian ‘disinformation’. Kateryna Kruk will be working out of Warsaw in her new role as Facebook’s public policy manager for Ukraine. While Kruk’s immediate duties are not clear, Read More

Inflatable angry emoji looms over Facebook annual meeting as users vent frustrations

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MENLO PARK, Calif./BOSTON (Reuters) – Protesters carrying an inflatable angry emoji greeted Facebook Inc shareholders as they gathered for the company’s annual meeting on Thursday, the latest sign of its struggle to shake off privacy scandals and rein in fake news and hate speech. A passerby takes a photograph of an inflatable angry emoji during Read More

French bloggers feel like in Orwellian novel as Brussels teaches them to promote ‘EU angles’

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French news and political bloggers were left unimpressed after the EU officials condemned “Russian disinformation” and encouraged online influencers to stick to a pro-EU narrative during a promo trip to the European Commission. About a dozen popular French YouTube and Instagram bloggers set off for a journey to the Brussels office of the European Commission Read More