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Toronto Smart City

Canada agency says has enough info to evaluate Alphabet ‘smart city’ plan for Toronto

TORONTO – Details of the technological innovations planned for a futuristic development in Toronto recently provided by Sidewalk Labs are satisfactory to evaluate the project...

Interpol

Exclusive: Interpol plans to condemn encryption spread, citing predators, sources say

SAN FRANCISCO – The international police organisation Interpol plans to condemn the spread of strong encryption in a statement Monday saying it protects child sex predators, ...

Crypto

Crypto backed by crypto: Dai seeks to change ‘stablecoin’ game

LONDON – Some are backed by dollars. Others by gold. But this “stablecoin” isn’t tied to any major asset – it’s backed by another cryptocurrency...

Platform News: Google search engine

Google to offer checking accounts next year – source

– Alphabet Inc’s Google will offer personal checking accounts from sometime next year in partnership with Citigroup Inc and a small credit union at Stanford University,...

Libra

Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra and digital wallet Calibra

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK – Facebook Inc revealed lofty plans to establish a cryptocurrency called Libra in June, but the project quickly ran into trouble with sceptical regulat...