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AUDIO: Jeff Bezos and the United States of Amazon

00:00:0000:28:31 https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2019/jul/29/amazon-25-powerful-jeff-bezos-podcast In 1994, Jeff Bezos founded Amazon, the company that has since made him the richest man in the world. Julia Carrie Wong charts the company’s success and controversies. Plus: Jim Waterson on why young people aren’t watching the news anymore  How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know Presented by India Rakusen with Julia […]

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Did Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Intend To Deceive?

July 28, 20198:00 AM ETHeard on Weekend Edition Sunday Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11, 2018.Andrew Harnik/AP Updated at 1:23 p.m. ET Facebook has a long track record in deception: telling people one thing, while doing another. That’s according to federal regulators, at least one of whom […]

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China is Teaching the United States a Lesson on Blockchain Policy

What is blockchain and why does it matter? Essentially a mysterious entity known only as Satoshi Nakamoto developed the foundational technology to create a decentralized, open source, verifiable and immutable ledger for internet transactions. However the concept of a distributed peer-to-peer internet where power and control is determined by a decentralized consensus directly contradicts the […]

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Internet perpetuates job market inequality

Date:June 26, 2019Source:North Carolina State UniversitySummary:Recent research finds the internet is giving employers and job seekers access to more information, but has not made the hiring process more meritocratic. Instead, lower-wage jobs have become ‘black holes,’ with intense competition for positions, while many higher-wage jobs are going to targeted candidates and are open to only […]

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Many trust what their friends post on social media more than experts, poll claims Researchers warn of the dangers of ruling out the cleverest as they can assist in helping us understand issues Facebook is seen as more reliable than experts, according to a new poll.  Fewer than 40 per cent of the 2,000 British adults […]

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Facebook to pay record $5bn to settle privacy concerns

Facebook will pay a record $5bn fine to settle privacy concerns, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has said. The social network must also establish an independent privacy committee that Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg will not have control over. The FTC had been probing allegations political consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly obtained the data of up […]

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OneWeb opens satellite factory near Kennedy Space Center, helping ‘transform’ the Space Coast

By CHABELI HERRERA| ORLANDO SENTINEL |JUL 22, 2019 | 5:27 PM   Three years and two months ago, OneWeb founder and chairman Greg Wyler stood on an empty plot of dirt just outside the gates of Kennedy Space Center with then-Florida Gov. Rick Scott. They were talking about building a factory. OneWeb was seeking to bring digital connectivity to schools even […]

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British ISPs throw in the towel, give up sending out toothless copyright infringement warnings

What a waste of time and money that was By Max Smolaks 20 Jul 2019 at 07:41100  SHARE ▼ Creative Content UK, the organization that terrified British internet users by requiring ISPs to send out emails with accusations of copyright infringement, has decided to drop this questionable practice. The Get it Right campaign, part-funded by the UK government, will no longer engage suspected pirates […]