Politics

Platform News: Bitcoin and the rise of cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin tumbles below $50,000, other cryptos sink over Biden tax plans

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies posted sharp losses on Friday, on concern that President Biden plans to raise capital gains taxes will curb investments in digital assets.

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

US House committee approves blueprint for Big Tech crackdown

The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee formally approved a report accusing Big Tech companies of buying or crushing smaller firms, Representative David Cicilline’...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

US senator wants to ban ‘Big Tech’ from buying anything ever again

GOP Senator Josh Hawley, who has been a staunch critic of Big Tech over the past few years has introduced a bill that would ban all mergers and acquisitions by any company with a m...

Platform News: Amazon building

Amazon’s social media team bares its teeth in Washington

Amazon.com’s social media team bared its teeth this week to go after two big critics in Congress, namely Democrat Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

Platform News: Google search engine

Google engineers resign over firing of AI ethics researcher

An engineering director and a software developer have quit Google over the dismissal of artificial intelligence researcher Timnit Gebru, a sign of the ongoing conflicts at the sear...

Activism

What happens next when societal changes hit the workplace?

Today, the second most popular e-learning course on LinkedIn, which is the largest and most heavily trafficked English-language business-oriented website in the world is ‘Unc...

Tractors and Twitter

Tractors to Twitter: India’s protesting farmers battle on highway, online

In a standoff between farmers in India’s northern breadbasket and the government, the farmers have a 21st-century ally: a handful of fans scattered around the world running a...

Facebook

Solomon Islands prepares to ban Facebook after government criticism on platform

The Solomon Islands is likely to ban the use of Facebook for an indeterminate period after inflammatory critique of the authorities was aired on the social media stage, the Solomon...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook extends ban on political ads in the US for another month

As election misinformation raged online, Facebook has said its post-election ban on political advertisements would probably last another month, increasing concerns from campaigns a...

Platform Industry: TikTok app and Facebook

From Facebook to TikTok, US political influencers are paid for posts

A voter registration project is compensating Latina moms for posting on social media about climate change, while a political action committee (PAC) is paying eight TikTok influence...

Platform News: President Joe Biden talking about technology on the campaign trail

Google’s antitrust legal woes far from over if Biden wins

The US Justice Department’s nascent antitrust case against Google will probably find the attention it should succeed if Democrat Joe Biden wins the US presidency following mo...

Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

MMA athlete throws down a challenge to Pakistan’s TikTok ban

A mixed martial artist is fighting a Pakistani ban on TikTok, the short-video sharing app on which he was pinning his hopes on helping people become healthy and get into shape.

Platform News: Ant Financial

Ant Group’s $35 billion IPO unlikely to be hurt by possible US curbs

Ant Group’s $35 billion initial public offering (IPO) is not likely to suffer from any US restrictions on the Chinese financial technology giant due to its very limited overs...

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

Platform CEO’s will testify before US Senate committee

The CEO’s of Facebook, Twitter and Google have agreed to voluntarily testify in a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on October the 28th about an integral law prote...

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