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Ongoing news coverage and industry commentary for technology platforms, ranging from cyber-security through to cryptocurrency and beyond.

Platform Industry: Huawei, 5G infrastructure and the EU

Lawmakers in the US seek to curb Huawei’s access to US banks

US lawmakers plan to unveil a bill that could be used to block Huawei from accessing US banks for certain transactions, in a bid to thwart the Chinese telecoms giant amid frustrati...

Platform Industry: All things crypto platforms and digital currency

Bitcoin falls as cryptocurrencies suffer in market volatility

Bitcoin plummeted yesterday, amid turmoil in cryptocurrency markets, with traders citing a sell-off across assets as fears of the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic take...

Facebook App

Spyware firm NSO seeks court sanctions against Facebook

Israel’s NSO Group is asking a California judge to sanction Facebook Inc for allegedly failing to abide by international law with regards to its lawsuit against the spyware m...

Platform Industry News: Ride-sharing driver

Uber’s challenge to balance driver safety with customer privacy

Margaret Bordelon can still feel the hands of the drunk man who tried to pull her in for a kiss at the end of his Uber ride last September in Lafayette, Louisiana. 

Facial Recognition

Chinese facial recognition business says even mask-wearers can be identified

A company in China says it has developed the country’s first facial recognition technology that can identify people when they are wearing a mask, as most are these days becau...

Platform Industry: Tencent logo at an event

Exclusive: Tencent-backed WeDoctor invites banks to lead $1 billion Hong Kong IPO, sources say

WeDoctor will push ahead with a Hong Kong listing and invite pitches from investments banks next week to lead an IPO valuing the Chinese healthcare platform at up to $10 billion, t...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Huawei executive suggests they’ll build a French factory regardless of 5G decision

Huawei will build a factory in France regardless of the government’s decision on whether to use its equipment in a new 5G network, an executive at the Shenzhen-based group sa...

Platform News: Reserve Bank of India RBI

Updated: Supreme Court quashes Reserve Bank of India’s banking ban on cryptocurrency

Interested to learn that the Supreme Court in India has overturned a central bank ban which forbid lenders to facilitate banking transactions for cryptocurrency exchanges and trade...

Platform Industry News: Crypto platforms and cryptocurrencies

US charges two Chinese nationals with helping North Korea steal millions in cryptocurrency

The Justice Department in the United States has charged two Chinese nationals with laundering more than $100 million in cryptocurrency on behalf of North Korea, in court filings th...

Platform Industry: All things crypto platforms and digital currency

Is it a currency? A commodity? Bitcoin has an identity crisis

LONDON (Reuters) – So bitcoin’s a currency, right? Well, yes, it can be used to buy, sell and price goods much like dollars and euros.

Platform News: Nintendo and its Switch console

Tencent extends warranty for Nintendo Switches in China as virus hits sales

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese technology giant Tencent said on Tuesday it would extend warranty for Nintendo Switches purchased in China via official channels before March 31 b...

Facebook's Libra

Ueli Maurer: Facebook’s Libra has failed in its current form

The President of Switzerland has stated that Facebook’s controversial cryptocurrency project has failed in its current form and needs reworking to be approved.

Libra

Facebook’s Libra lacks solid plan for launch- governing board member

LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook’s Libra project has no solid plan yet for how or where it will be launched next year, a member of the board that will oversee the cryptocurr...

Platform Industry: All things crypto platforms and digital currency

New York state regulator proposes new framework for crypto coin listings

Reuters – New York State’s financial regulator proposed a plan yesterday that would allow licensed virtual currency firms that have already received approval for coin l...