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Polish central bank secretly funds Youtube videos attacking bitcoin – report

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Poland’s central bank has admitted to paying for social media campaigns that attacked cryptocurrencies, according to a popular Polish business news website. The central bank of Poland (Narodowy Bank Polski) spent 91,000 zloty ($27,100) on the campaign with the money going to Google, Facebook and a Polish Youtube partner network called Gamellon, Money.pl reports. The Read More

Ukrainian cyber-thieves bagged $50mn in bitcoin phishing scam

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Security analysts at the US technology corporation Cisco have exposed a bitcoin phishing scam, which involves web resources disguising themselves as one of the world’s most popular online wallets, Blockchain.info. Cisco has been investigating the case over the past six months in partnership with Ukrainian Cyber-police, according to the firm’s security experts Dave Maynor and Read More

Russian tech giant tests self-driving car on Moscow’s snowy streets

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Icy roads and soul-crushing traffic make driving through Moscow after a snowstorm risky business, but a video released by Russian tech firm Yandex shows the company’s self-driving car expertly navigating the city’s snowy streets. The Russian company, which is often compared to Google, is developing a self-driving car of its own – and now there’s Read More

Soros accuses Facebook & Google of manipulation and deceit

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Billionaire investor George Soros says social media companies, particularly Facebook and Google, are becoming “obstacles to innovation” as they have become too powerful and should be broken up. While often playing an “innovative and liberating role,” the companies are deceiving users “by manipulating their attention” and “deliberately engineering addiction” to their services, Soros wrote on Read More
Roche to buy Flatiron Health for $1.9 billion to expand cancer care portfolio

Roche to buy Flatiron Health for $1.9 billion to expand cancer care portfolio

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(Reuters) – Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG (ROG.S) said on Thursday it would buy the rest of U.S. cancer data company Flatiron Health for $1.9 billion to speed development of cancer medicines and support its efforts to price them based on how well they work. Privately held Flatiron, backed by Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O), taps into Read More

NBC publishes 200k tweets by 'Russian trolls' and some are quite Russophobic

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NBC News has made its big contribution to Russiagate by publishing 200,000 tweets reportedly posted by “Russian trolls.” Nevermind the fact that many are unrelated to politics, and some even hate on Russia. On Wednesday, the news network published the database in an apparent effort to provide a bizarre service to its readers and add Read More

Plane makes emergency landing after part of engine falls off

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Dramatic footage has emerged of the moment passengers aboard a United Airlines flight to Hawaii were told to prepare for an emergency landing after an engine cover fell off. Flight 1175 from California was able to touch down safely in Honolulu on Tuesday afternoon, but only after the pilots sent out a distress call for Read More

Facial recognition software discriminates against those with darker skin – study

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Flaws in facial recognition software are fueling discrimination against people with darker skin, according to a new study. The Gender Shades project, conducted by the MIT Media lab, tested facial recognition software from Microsoft, IBM and Face++ on more than 1,200 images of people from six African and European countries. While the researchers found that the Read More

US professor fired after telling student ‘Australia isn’t a country’

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Southern New Hampshire University has fired a lecturer who insisted that Australia was a continent – but not a country – and took some time to conduct “independent research” into the issue before reviewing a student’s paper. Ashley Arnold, 27, who is studying toward an online sociology degree at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), was Read More