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Crypto is starting to lose its cool – just look at El Salvador | Rowan Moore

Fantasies of a Bitcoin City have been undermined by the country’s huge losses in cryptocurrency To its evangelists, bitcoin is a frictionless, empowering form of money that liberates citizens of the world from the shackles of banks and national governments. To sceptics, the cryptocurrency is a tool of kleptocrats and gangsters, environmentally monstrous in its […]

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TikTok and tiaras: the youngsters leading a new generation of royalists

A 70-year reign is being hailed in 60-second video clips to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee – winning over hundreds of thousands of followers Charlie Richardson, 19, known on TikTok as notaroyalexpert, has been working tirelessly over the past few weeks to update his online audience on the Queen’s recent appearances, as well as dispelling […]

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Elon Musk denies he sexually harassed attendant on private jet in 2016

Billionaire says report is ‘utterly untrue’ after allegation he paid $250k in 2018 to settle claim Elon Musk has denied claims in a news report that he sexually harassed a flight attendant on a private jet in 2016, calling the accusations “utterly untrue”. SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Musk, paid the female attendant $250,000 […]

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‘A catastrophic failure’: computer scientist Hany Farid on why violent videos circulate on the internet

‘Hashing’ would allow copies of videos to be removed from social media – but tech companies can’t be bothered to make it work In the aftermath of yet another racially motivated shooting that was live-streamed on social media, tech companies are facing fresh questions about their ability to effectively moderate their platforms. Payton Gendron, the […]

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Best podcasts of the week: Penn Badgley goes back to school for tales of teenage cringe

In this week’s newsletter: The Gossip Girl and You heartthrob explores adolescent angst through listener-submitted stories in Podcrushed. Plus: five essential celebrity podcast interviews Don’t get Hear Here delivered to your inbox? Sign up for the full article here Listening InWidely available, episodes weekly from Wed 25 MayThe Marvelous Mrs Maisel’s Rachel Brosnahan is the […]

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Elon Musk plans to ‘vote Republican’ and warns of political attacks on him

The Tesla CEO expressed discontent with Democrats amid speculation he is seeking to back out of his Twitter deal Elon Musk said on Twitter that he plans to “vote Republican” and warned of “political attacks” on him, the latest in a series of tweets from the billionaire expressing discontent with Democrats and progressives. Musk’s tweet […]

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Musk says he could seek lower price for Twitter as he focuses on fake accounts

Tesla CEO speaks at Miami summit while his relationship with Twitter management sinks to new low Elon Musk has suggested that he could seek to pay a lower price for Twitter, as the social media company’s would-be owner expressed further concerns about the presence of fake accounts on the platform. The Tesla CEO said reducing […]

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Don’t accidentally hire a North Korean hacker, FBI warns

Employing remote IT workers who are secretly working for Kim Jong-un’s regime poses risks and may breach sanctions, say US agencies US officials have warned businesses against inadvertently hiring IT staff from North Korea, saying that rogue freelancers were taking advantage of remote work opportunities to hide their true identities and earn money for Pyongyang. […]

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Q&A: the collapse of terra and what it could mean beyond crypto

After the crash of the ‘stablecoin’ sparked panic, could the fall of the wider crypto market lead to a more permanent economic crunch? $7.6bn of ‘stablecoin’ tether redeemed since start of crypto crisis The collapse of a multibillion-dollar cryptocurrency called terra has sparked a wave of “fear, uncertainty and doubt” across the sector, leading some, […]

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‘Unstoppable until they aren’t’: are tech market losses signs of a bust?

Apple is no longer the most valuable company, Meta took a $230bn hit, Amazon reported its first loss since 2015, but a slump ‘is a big question mark’ Jeff Bezos knew this day was coming. Back in April the Amazon boss warned of an impending market slowdown, tweeting that the epic tech boom experienced during […]

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