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Crypto panic as digital assets follow share prices in a downward spiral

In the past week bitcoin has fallen 34% and Celsius has put a hold on withdrawals. Some fear the turmoil is far from over The cryptocurrency market could do with some respite but its convention-breaking nature means there is no hiatus. Trading in digital assets such as bitcoin and ethereum runs 24/7, unlike their conventional […]

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From Trump Nevermind babies to deep fakes: DALL-E and the ethics of AI art

A neural network that can transform a text phrase into an artwork is transforming our understanding of creative thinking, but it opens new issues Get our weekend culture and lifestyle email and listen to our podcast Want to see a picture of Jesus Christ laughing at a meme on his phone, Donald Trump as the […]

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‘Oh my God, buy it!’ China’s livestream shopping stars risk being censored

Online sales stars enjoy huge influence but can fall foul of the authorities and vanish from the retail multiverse Hua Shao stands knee-deep in water at the edge of the sea, behind a table piled high with large crabs. The famous Chinese TV host is sweaty, sunburnt and laughing with a co-host as a red-and-blue […]

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Bitcoin value slumps below $20,000 in cryptocurrencies turmoil

Digital asset slides to lowest level since November 2020 as rate rises increase pressure on markets The price of bitcoin has fallen below $20,000 (£16,400) amid deepening turmoil in the cryptocurrency market. The cornerstone digital asset slipped to levels not seen since December 2020 on Saturday morning, at one point going under $19,000 before recovering […]

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Trillion-dollar crypto collapse sparks flurry of US lawsuits – who’s to blame?

Kim Kardashian and Floyd Mayweather among those being sued, but prosecuting fraud in the crypto arena is notoriously difficult With investors worldwide looking at a collective $1.5tn in recent cryptocurrency losses, a blizzard of class-action lawsuits are being prepared. One big question is: who, if anyone, is to blame – and who could be held […]

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Hologram Zelenskiy promises Ukraine will defeat ‘the empire’

Ukrainian president attends trade shows as electronic apparition, urging tech companies to aid ‘digital revolution’ on lend-lease terms See all our Ukraine coverage Volodymyr Zelenskiy referenced Star Wars and the second world war as the Ukrainian president appeared as a hologram on stage at technology festivals across Europe. He told entrepreneurs, investors and corporate leaders […]

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In rare move, Elon Musk meets Twitter employees to give ‘freedom of speech’ address

Workers were able to submit questions to the Tesla CEO who has been critical of the company he proposed to buy in a $44bn deal Elon Musk met directly with employees at Twitter on Thursday for the first time since he reached a deal to acquire the company in April, focusing on “freedom of speech” […]

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Key Democrat warns of major security risk if US firm acquires NSO hacking code

Ron Wyden says White House right to raise doubts about possible deal for contractor L3Harris to take over surveillance technology An influential Democratic lawmaker has said any deal by a US company to acquire NSO Group’s surveillance technology would pose a serious national security risk, and suggested that any intercepts obtained with the software by […]

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‘Want to review this?’: Twitter’s niceness prompts do alter behaviour, study finds

Social network uses algorithm to spot posts that appear aggressive, and asks users to be more considerate Asking people to be nice on Twitter makes people nicer on Twitter, the company has announced, hailing the success of an experiment that prompts users to reconsider tweets that might be hurtful or offensive. Since 2020, the social […]

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US defence contractor in talks to take over NSO Group’s hacking technology

Deal – which would require approval from US and Israel – would give L3Harris control over controversial Pegasus tool The US defence contractor L3Harris is in talks to take over NSO Group’s surveillance technology, in a possible deal that would give an American company control over one of the world’s most sophisticated and controversial hacking […]

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