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After a bitcoin crackdown, China now calls it an ‘investment alternative’ in a significant shift in tone

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here BOAO, China — China’s central bank is now calling bitcoin an “investment alternative” — marking a significant shift in Beijing’s tone after a crackdown on cryptocurrency issuance and trading nearly four years ago. Industry insiders called the comments “progressive” and......

U.S. House committee approves blueprint for Big Tech crackdown

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The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google in a combination photo/File Photo The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee formally approved a report accusing Big Tech companies of buying or crushing smaller firms, Representative David Cicilline’s office said in a statement on Thursday. With the approval during a marathon,......

U.S. House committee approves blueprint for Big Tech crackdown

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has formally approved a report accusing Big Tech companies of buying or crushing smaller firms, Representative David Cicilline’s office said in a statement Thursday. FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google in a combination photo/File Photo With......

CEO of a top bitcoin exchange warns a crackdown on cryptocurrencies may be coming

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Yuriko Nakao | Getty Images Governments around the world may start to clamp down on the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the CEO of a top crypto exchange has warned. A number of officials — from U.S. Treasury Secretary......

Exclusive: China’s antitrust regulator bulking up as crackdown on behemoths widens

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BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s competition watchdog is adding staff and other resources as it ramps up efforts to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour, especially among the country’s powerful companies, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Alibaba Group is seen at its office......

Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on free speech targets human rights advocates

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY The night my father, economist Abdulaziz Al-Dakhil, was arrested last year, the authorities broke into our house with military force. They seized my father’s documents, money and assets and froze his bank accounts. Then he disappeared inside a “state security”......

Brutal crackdown continues on Myanmar protesters

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At least 14 protesters were killed on Sunday by security forces in Yangon, local media’s reported, as clashes between the military and anti-coup protesters continue for a sixth week. Martial law has been declared in two areas of Yangon. And after two China owned factories were attacked, Beijing asked the......

Myanmar protests: Protesters killed in bloody Yangon crackdown

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In a statement, the Chinese embassy urged Myanmar to “take further effective measures to stop all acts of violence, punish the perpetrators in accordance with the law and ensure the safety of life and property of Chinese companies and personnel in Myanmar”. BBC – For more and to sign up......

China environment minister urges crackdown on steel mills’ illegal production

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SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) urged top steelmaking city Tangshan to severely crack down on violations of atmospheric environment rules after it found four steel mills failed to implement production curbs during heavy pollution. Tangshan government had issued a second-level pollution alert on March 8,......

Netflix considers crackdown on password sharing

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-56368698 During a 2016 webcast, Netflix co-founder and chief executive Reed Hastings said: “Password sharing is something you have to learn to live with, because there’s so much legitimate password sharing, like you sharing with your spouse, with your kids, so there’s no bright line, and we’re doing fine as......

Netflix is testing a crackdown on password sharing

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Co-founder and director of Netflix Reed Hastings delivers a speech as he inaugurates the new offices of Netflix France, in Paris on January 17, 2020. Christophe Archambault | AFP | Getty Images Netflix has never made a big deal about......

Unions set for strikes as Myanmar crackdown intensifies

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(Reuters) – Major trade unions in Myanmar prepared for strikes on Monday to try to squeeze the country’s fragile economy and pile pressure on its new military rulers, as a weekend of violence and nighttime raids renewed calls for sustained nationwide protests. People disperse after security forces fired shots at......

Myanmar’s Military Deploys Digital Arsenal of Repression in Crackdown

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here During a half century of military rule, Myanmar’s totalitarian tools were crude but effective. Men in sarongs shadowed democracy activists, neighbors informed on each other and thugs brandished lead pipes. The generals, who staged a coup a month......

Military Imposes Full Grip on Myanmar in Overnight Crackdown

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here With the night in Myanmar came the terror. In cities across the country on Sunday evening, armored vehicles moved in, along with trucks filled with soldiers in camouflage. Security forces fired rubber bullets, water cannons and tear gas......

China’s Crackdown on Muslims Extends to a Resort Island

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here SANYA, China — The call to prayer still echoes through the alleys of Sanya’s nearly 1,000-year-old Muslim neighborhood, where crescent-topped minarets rise above the rooftops. The government’s crackdown on the tiny, deeply pious community in this southern Chinese......

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