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Hong Kong protesters raise £1.5m in a day to fund global ad campaign

6 days ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Hong Kong protesters raise £1.5m in a day to fund global ad campaign
By Rowland Manthorpe, technology correspondent A crowdfunding campaign launched by protesters in Hong Kong has raised more than £1.5m in less than 24 hours. Organisers say it will be used to raise awareness of the protests in the UK and the US. The campaign, which was started on 11 August, has raised $1,908,980 (£1,580,635) – Read More

US-led ‘Five Eyes’ intel alliance says end-to-end encryption creates terrorism & child abuse threats

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The “Five Eyes” intelligence chiefs are demanding backdoor access to encrypted messaging apps, arguing Big Tech should give up users’ privacy to combat terrorism and child predators. “Tech companies should include mechanisms in the design of their encrypted products and services whereby governments, acting with appropriate legal authority, can obtain access to data,” the Five Read More

Making sense of chaos? Algos scour social media for clues to crypto moves

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LONDON (Reuters) – After months of relative calm in cryptocurrency markets, bitcoin exploded back into life in April with its sharpest price jump in over a year – but few people could convincingly explain why. FILE PHOTO: A copy of bitcoin standing on PC motherboard is seen in this illustration picture, October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Read More