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UN Calls on Social Media Giants to Control Platforms Used to Lure African Migrants

UN Calls on Social Media Giants to Control Platforms Used to Lure African Migrants

The U.N. migration agency called on social media giants Friday to make it harder for people smugglers to use their...

Net Neutrality Advocates Speak Up as FCC Set to Strike Down Rules

Net Neutrality Advocates Speak Up as FCC Set to Strike Down Rules

Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue that has been argued over for years...

Bangladesh Asks NY Fed to Help it Recover Stolen Millions

Bangladesh Asks NY Fed to Help it Recover Stolen Millions

Bangladesh’s central bank has asked the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to join a lawsuit it plans to file...

Ford to Test New Self-driving Vehicle Technology in 2018

Ford to Test New Self-driving Vehicle Technology in 2018

Ford Motor Co will begin testing its latest self-driving vehicle technology next year in at least one city but has...

Report: Ethiopia Targeted Dissidents, Journalists With International Spyware Attacks 

Report: Ethiopia Targeted Dissidents, Journalists With International Spyware Attacks 

Since 2016, the Ethiopian government has targeted dissidents and journalists in nearly two dozen countries with spyware provided by an...

Bitcoin Worth Millions Stolen Days Before US Exchange Opens

Bitcoin Worth Millions Stolen Days Before US Exchange Opens

A bitcoin mining company in Slovenia has been hacked for the possible theft of tens of millions of dollars, just...

New Apps, Gadgets on Display at this Year’s TechCrunch Berlin

New Apps, Gadgets on Display at this Year’s TechCrunch Berlin

Those apps on your phone are expected to earn their developers about $77 billion this year.  Some entrepreneurs who are...

China’s Sinopec Sues Venezuela in Sign of Fraying Relations

China’s Sinopec Sues Venezuela in Sign of Fraying Relations

Sinopec USA, a subsidiary of the Chinese oil and gas conglomerate, has sued Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA in a...

‘Swiss-Made’ Label Lacks Precision for Watch Industry

‘Swiss-Made’ Label Lacks Precision for Watch Industry

If you buy a “Swiss-made” watch thinking it’s almost entirely produced in Switzerland, you might be mistaken. The manufacture of...

China’s Exports to Cuba Slump as Island’s Cash Crunch Deepens

China’s Exports to Cuba Slump as Island’s Cash Crunch Deepens

Chinese exports to Cuba have plunged this year in the latest sign of a worsening in the Communist-run island’s financial...

Driverless Buses Take to Some Roads in California

Driverless Buses Take to Some Roads in California

Imagine the day you board a bus and it starts moving. It obeys all traffic signs and stops at signal...

Apple CEO Hopeful Banned Apps Will Return to China Store

Apple CEO Hopeful Banned Apps Will Return to China Store

Apple’s chief executive said Wednesday he’s optimistic some apps that fell afoul of China’s tight internet laws will eventually be...

Flourishing Esports Eye Olympic Games Link for Extra  Boost

Flourishing Esports Eye Olympic Games Link for Extra Boost

Booming esports do not need the Olympics to maintain their explosive growth, but a link with the world’s biggest multisports...

France’s War on Waste Makes It Most Food Sustainable Country

France’s War on Waste Makes It Most Food Sustainable Country

A war on food waste in France, where supermarkets are banned from throwing away unsold food and restaurants must provide...

Analysts: Maduro’s Cryptocurrency to Fare No Better Than Venezuela Itself

Analysts: Maduro’s Cryptocurrency to Fare No Better Than Venezuela Itself

Venezuela’s plan to create an oil-backed cryptocurrency faces the same credibility problems that dog the ruling Socialist Party in financial...