Thousands protest against controversial EU internet law claiming it will enable online censorship

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Germany last weekend to challenge a new European Union copyright law set to be passed this week. Protesters fear the law could lead to online censorship and limit free speech. Proponents say the rules would level the playing field for artists, publishers and news outlets….

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Tumblr’s ban on adult content is pushing artists and sex workers to sites like Twitter and Patreon

The blogging site, owned by Yahoo-parent Verizon, announced earlier this month it would flag and remove “adult content.” Former Tumblr power users are now looking for alternatives in sites like Twitter, Patreon and Pillowfort. Tumblr communities won’t be easily replicated for users who explicitly dealt in adult content. The site’s open policies allowed a community…

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Prospects of Bitcoin ETF Approval Lowered by Bitwise Findings

Bitcoin Price stable but under pressure Bitwise research concludes that 95 percent of exchanges’ volumes fake Transaction volumes shrink after Mar 21 It’s a sequel of damaging news. Days after SEC revealed the public’s apprehension of Bitcoin ETF approval; Bitwise report confirms what Jay Clayton isn’t comfortable with: Exchanges’ manipulation. Even so, Bitcoin volumes are…

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Ripple (XRP) Unbridled Rally (or Dump) Will be After Status Clarification

Ripple prices flat-line below 34 cents Jake Chervinsky, a crypto lawyer, believes ongoing civil suit against Ripple will settle next year Volumes low, averaging 15 million. Eventual clarification of XRP’s status will either cause a rally or a meltdown as owners liquidate their holdings escaping SEC’s incoming oversight. At the moment, prices are stable and…

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Ripple (XRP) Align Well with Islamic Principles, Rain to offer Support

Ripple prices drop but bullish Bahrain based Rain will offer six XRP trading pairs to their clients Transaction volumes low averaging 15 million Rain is the first crypto exchange to graduate from SRB’s sandbox and is Sharia compliant. With Ripple presence in Middle East pronounced, XRP prices may respond driving them above 34 cents and…

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Multiple Dozen “Super” Black Holes Lurk at the Edge of the Known Universe

In the world of space exploration and science, black holes are one of the most intriguing concepts. Since no one knows how these black holes were formed in ancient times, scientists are still trying to find answers to numerous questions. A dedicated group of international astronomers has successfully identified not one, but eighty-three ancient black…

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Moving beyond ride-hailing, Southeast Asia's Grab is rolling out financial services

Grab Financial, a unit of Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant Grab, said on Tuesday it is rolling out several financial services across Southeast Asia. Those include launching an online checkout system that would let sellers accept Grab’s digital payment service, GrabPay. Grab also said it will provide credit services such as a post-paid payment option where…

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Facebook says video of New Zealand mosque shootings was viewed 4,000 times before removal

Facebook said the video of the man who killed 50 people during a shooting rampage at two mosques in New Zealand last week was viewed 4,000 times before it was removed. The suspected gunman apparently livestreamed on Facebook his attack on Muslim worshipers. The first user report on the original video came in 29 minutes…

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'We're preparing' an antitrust case against Google similar to Microsoft, Mississippi AG says

“It’ll be a multifaceted suit or, hopefully, we can get a settlement if we can get some agreement with” Google in regards to data collection, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says. “At some point some court is going to rule to the effect that a person’s private information is the equivalent of their intellectual property…

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Today's technology lets terrorists 'become their own mass media,' analyst says

Social network giants and their users should share the responsibility of alerting authorities about online radicalism as soon as they spot it, according to Scott Stewart from Stratfor. With social media and the internet, terrorists can “become their own mass media” and more needs to be done to prevent them from doing so, he said….

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The Current Bitcoin (BTC) Revival Propped By Low Volumes

Bitcoin prices up, banding along the upper BB Craig Wright sued for allegedly defrauding Dave Kleiman Transaction volumes low, averages must be above 40k for BTC to rally The family of Dave Kleiman is suing Craig Wright for $5 billion claiming that he unlawfully forged, backdated and signed off part of Dave’s share of around…

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Will Ripple (XRP) Close Above 40 Cents? Momentum Building

Ripple price ranging but bullish Financial sanctions help drive assets demand Participation levels drop, averages drop from 30 million to 16 million in three weeks. Trump’s plan of imposing financial sanctions on Maduro and other Venezuela elites could backfire affecting ordinary citizens. However, it justifies the need of shifting to a decentralized ledger that is…

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Facebook says it made an A.I. tool that can detect revenge porn before it's reported

The tool saves victims of the unwanted intimate posts the time and trial of getting the posts taken down. The company has recently come under fire for the working conditions of contracted content reviewers, so a successful AI detection tool could be a step in the right direction. Facebook also said it’s expanding a previously…

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Ex-Twitter CEO to Elizabeth Warren: There's not a one-size-fits-all way to break up Big Tech

“Companies are very different from each other, you can’t just break them up similarly,” says Dick Costolo. It’s not an easy issue, he argues, because lawmakers have “almost a surprising lack of understanding of how these companies work.” Costolo also says he’s not expecting online privacy concerns to lessen anytime soon. Former Twitter CEO Dick…

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Ripple (XRP) See-Saws, Bulls Flowing In, 40 Cents Possible

Ripple prices up, could print above 40 cents Binance’s Trust Wallet offer XRP support Transaction volumes likely to increase as XRP close above 40 cents Binance will continue supporting Ripple (XRP) as long as it is a utility. Therefore, with these developments, odds are XRP prices will close above 40 cents and even 60 cents….

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Facebook may be looking to replicate a major feature from one of China's top apps

Facebook is reportedly pushing into payments on WhatsApp, a move analysts said is aimed at replicating the success of WeChat in China. Tencent-owned WeChat is China’s most popular messaging app and has a mobile payments feature known as WeChat Pay. Analysts said the difference between China and other markets for payments could make it difficult…

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Worries of Fake Bitcoin Volumes Could Derail BTC Bulls

Bitcoin price up 4.3 percent in last week Jay Clayton worries affirmed by recent Integrity Report Transactional volumes low but can rise as prices recover Derailing possible bulls are worries of fake volumes printed by obscure exchanges. These actors while core to crypto are also taking part in malpractice that could hinder the approval and…

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If you invested $1,000 in Alibaba when it went public, here's how much you'd have now

An investment into Alibaba at the close of its first day of public trading would have increased in value by about 92 percent as of Mar. 11, 2019, according to CNBC calculations. Analysts said that the economic slowdown in China will affect Alibaba in the short-to-medium term, especially if it results in a pullback in…

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Binance Coin (BNB) Defying Gravity After Sovereign Backing

Binance Coin (BNB) price up 54 percent in last week The government of Argentina is supporting blockchain projects backed by Binance Labs Participation levels explode in recent days Argentina is interested in blockchain projects and an accelerator program in conjunction with Binance Labs. They shall invest $50 in 10 different projects in the next four…

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The Changpeng Reassurance, Ripple (XRP) Slow To Respond

Ripple (XRP) prices consolidation, likely to print above 40 cents Changpeng Zhao supports XRP, says it is a utility until decided otherwise Q1 2019 transactional volumes low averaging 184 million Candlestick arrangements coupled by recent fundamentals places Ripple (XRP) at an advantage. As a result of this, it is likely that XRP will increase driving…

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