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Platform Industry News: Twitter

Brit arrested in Spain for role in infamous 2020 Twitter hack

A 22-year-old Brit has been arrested in Spain in connection with a July 2020 Twitter hack which compromised the accounts of high-profile politicians and celebrities, the US Justice...

Platform Industry News: BT - British Telecom in the UK

BT takes multi-million pound stake in cyber firm Safe Security

UK telecoms group BT has taken a multi-million pound stake in Silicon Valley cyber risk management firm Safe Security, underlining its ambition to target growth in the sector, the ...

Platform News: China

US and allies accuse China of global hacking spree

The US, UK and and various allies have accused China of a global cyberespionage campaign, mustering an unusually broad coalition of countries to publicly call out Beijing for hacki...

Platform News: Binance

Crackdown: Crypto exchange Binance unauthorised, says Italian regulator

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance is not authorised to carry out activities in Italy, the country’s market watchdog has said, joining a string of global regulatory moves ...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

US ask courts to dismiss government appeals of TikTok ruling

The Biden administration has asked two federal appeals courts to dismiss the Justice Department’s legal challenges to court rulings that barred a Trump-era effort to ban new ...

Platform Industry News: TikTok smartphone app video streaming

TikTok tells employees to return to office for three days a week

Popular short-video app TikTok has told its employees that some will be offered the option to work remotely for up to two days a week after they return to office, according to an i...

Wise IPO

A Wise move? London listing may open FinTech floodgates

Wise’s record breaking direct listing has come as a relief to other tech firms aiming to go public in the coming months, the bankers managing those deals and to post-Brexit L...

Wise IPO

Wise valued at $11 billion in record London direct listing

Shares of financial technology company Wise ended 10% up on their first day of trading in London’s largest ever tech listing that could pave the way for other firms looking t...

Platform News: Binance

Binance temporarily suspends payments from EU’s SEPA network

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance will temporarily suspend euro bank deposits from one of Europe’s key payments networks, it said in an email sent to users.

Platform Industry News: Twitter

French court orders Twitter to provide details on what it is doing to tackle hate speech

A French court has ordered Twitter to provide clear details on what it is doing to tackle hate speech, according to a court judgment obtained by journalists, after several French l...

Gig Workers

Italian watchdog takes aim at delivery firm’s gig-worker algorithms

Italy’s data protection authority ordered the delivery firm Foodinho, owned by the Spanish start-up Glovo, to change the computer algorithms used to manage staff to avoid any...

nvidia chipmaker

Arm CEO says Nvidia merger better than going public

Nvidia Corp’s proposed $40 billion acquisition of Arm Ltd would better support the creation of UK technology jobs than the SoftBank Group unit becoming a standalone public co...

Platform News: Binance

Crypto exchange Binance says sterling withdrawals reactivated after outage

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance said on Wednesday that sterling withdrawals from its platform had been reactivated, with users also able to buy digital coins with debit and c...

Tim Berners Lee

World Wide Web source code NFT sells for $5.4 million at Sotheby’s

A blockchain-based token representing the original source code for the World Wide Web written by its inventor Tim Berners-Lee sold for $5.4 million at Sotheby’s in an online ...