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Crypto exchange users report ‘suspicious activity’ and 5 other important updates to know in the space

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here After a rough start to the year, the price of bitcoin is about flat in the last seven days. The largest cryptocurrency by market value is currently trading at $41,671, according to Coin Metrics. Ether, the second-largest, is up about......

SpaceX’s Starlink internet service has more than 145,000 users so far

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Starlink user terminal, also known as an antenna or satellite dish, on the roof of a building. SpaceX Elon Musk’s SpaceX on Thursday gave an update on its Starlink internet service, as the company launched more satellites into orbit.......

China’s digital currency comes to its biggest messaging app WeChat, which has over a billion users

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A smart phone with the icons for the social networking apps WeChat and others seen on the screen on June 29 2018 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. S3studio | Getty Images News | Getty Images Tencent-owned WeChat, China’s largest messaging......

Kickstarter, Discord and others are raving about ‘Web3.’ Their users give them a reality check

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images When Kickstarter unveiled its ambition to develop a blockchain-based crowdfunding system, the company characterized the move as a way to push creators closer to their audiences. “Backers should be able to easily discover......

Instagram surpasses 2 billion monthly users while powering through a year of turmoil

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri testifies at a US Senate hearing in Washington, DC, on December 8, 2021. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images Instagram’s addictive content has U.S. lawmakers so concerned that Adam Mosseri, CEO of the social media......

Twitter Users Are Sharing Stories Of Customer Service Hell, And Here Are 64 Of The Worst Ones

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When you’re fresh out of college and looking for ways to gain work experience, just about any position will do. Often one of the most common places to turn to is customer service. Unfortunately, it comes together with nightmarish buyers, their nonsense demands and huge emotional pressure. Whether you worked......

Facebook gives users ‘more control’ over news feed

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-59348915?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA “The documents suggest that Facebook’s defence of algorithmic rankings stems not only from its business interests, but from a paternalistic conviction, backed by data, that its sophisticated personalisation software knows what users want better than the users themselves,” the Post wrote. BBC – For more and to sign up......

Boss Helps Employee Land A New Job At A Different Company, But Internet Users Are Divided On His Approach

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Respect. Trust. Empathy. These, I think, are the core things that make for a great leader, whether in the office or outside of it. But the proof is in the pudding: sweet promises about always having your back might sound great but they mean nothing unless your boss is willing......

Facebook tells LA police to stop spying on users with fake accounts

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“While the legitimacy of such policies may be up to the LAPD, officers must abide by Facebook’s policies when creating accounts on our services. The Police Department should cease all activities on Facebook that involve the use of fake accounts, impersonation of others, and collection of data for surveillance purposes.”......

Facebook says hackers in Pakistan targeted Afghan users amid government collapse

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Nov 16 (Reuters) – Hackers from Pakistan used Facebook to target people in Afghanistan with connections to the previous government during the Taliban’s takeover of the country, the company’s threat investigators said in an interview with Reuters. Facebook (FB.O) said the group, known in the security industry as SideCopy, shared......

Twitter users say ‘yes’ to Musk’s proposal to sell 10% of his Tesla stock

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Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk walks next to a screen showing an image of Tesla Model 3 car during an opening ceremony for Tesla China-made Model Y program in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo Nov 7 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk should sell about......

Japan startup targets supercar users with $700,000 hoverbike

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TOKYO, Oct 26 (Reuters) – A Japanese startup backed by soccer player Keisuke Honda hopes to persuade wealthy consumers to swap their supercar for a 77.7 million yen ($680,000) hoverbike which went on sale on Tuesday. The “XTurismo Limited Edition” from Tokyo-based drone startup A.L.I. Technologies is equipped with a......

Instagram Struggles With Fears of Losing Its ‘Pipeline’: Young Users

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Facebook knew that an ad intended for a 13-year-old was likely to capture younger children who wanted to mimic their older siblings and friends, one person said. Managers told employees that Facebook did everything it could to stop underage users from joining Instagram, but that it could not be helped......

Google abandons plans to offer bank accounts to users

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Google Pay Omar Marques | LightRocket | Getty Images Google is scrapping its plans to offer banking services directly to users. The shift comes nearly two years after the company first announced its banking plans and several months after a......

DeFi bug accidentally gives $90 million to users, founder begs them to return it

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards About $90.1 million has mistakenly gone out to users of popular DeFi staking protocol Compound after an upgrade gone epically wrong. Now, the founder is making a plea — and issuing a few threats —......

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