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Zuckerberg makes case for privacy regs with teeth — by failing to remember non-existent FTC fine

Zuckerberg makes case for privacy regs with teeth — by failing to remember non-existent FTC fine

Chalk up a sharp political point in support for privacy  legislation with actual teeth: In today’s testimony in front of the House Energy & Commerce committee, Facebook  CEO Mark Zuckerberg  was asked about the outcomes of a string of legal actions against the company — most of which he claimed not be aware of.
Like flu season, the 'infectious' spread of bitcoin could be over, Barclays says

Like flu season, the 'infectious' spread of bitcoin could be over, Barclays says

In order to value bitcoin and predict future prices, analysts at Barclays came up with a model that likens it to an infectious disease. Like flu season, the mania around cryptocurrency and subsequent price spikes could be coming to an end.
Bitcoin tanks below $7,000, down 6% in two hours

Bitcoin tanks below $7,000, down 6% in two hours

Bitcoin dropped more than 6 percent over two hours Monday, below $7,000 as the April tax-filing deadline approaches. The cryptocurrency hit a low of $6,646.07 as of 3:49 p.m. ET Monday, according to data from CoinDesk. Bitcoin prices have fallen more than 27 percent over the past month.
Astronomy and ecology come together in drone designed to tackle poaching problem

Astronomy and ecology come together in drone designed to tackle poaching problem

If reductions in habitats due to deforestation and climate change weren't enough, many species around the world are being driven to the brink of extinction from poaching. We've already seen numerous efforts employing drones to help combat this threat,
Cannabis Sales May Surpass Soda by 2030

Cannabis Sales May Surpass Soda by 2030

The U.S. legal cannabis industry is expected to reach $75 billion in sales by 2030, according to research firm Cowen & Co. That’s almost as large as the North American carbonated soft drink market in 2017.
Toronto Luxury Home Sales Plunge 46% From Last Year’s High

Toronto Luxury Home Sales Plunge 46% From Last Year’s High

The high-end of Toronto’s housing market is bearing the brunt of declines from last year’s dizzying growth, with prices falling and unit sales slumping by almost half. Sales of detached homes in and around Canada’s biggest city fell 46 percent in March from the same month a year ago,
The government seizes Backpage.com

The government seizes Backpage.com

Visitors to Backpage.com today were greeted by a simple message from the U.S. Department of Justice, noting that it had seized the classifieds site. According to the static image, the move was a joint effort that included the FBI, IRS and the U.S Postal Inspection Service.
Apple has a new 2019 plan for its most powerful Mac yet — and the stakes are especially high

Apple has a new 2019 plan for its most powerful Mac yet — and the stakes are especially high

Apple told TechCrunch that it plans to release a new Mac Pro computer in 2019 — a desktop computer that will set the tone for the developers and businesses that are critical to the company's future.
Bitcoin exchange Coinbase launches early-stage venture fund

Bitcoin exchange Coinbase launches early-stage venture fund

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is launching a new incubator fund for early-stage start ups, the company announced Thursday. "We're going to invest off our balance sheet into crypto companies," Coinbase President and Chief Operating Officer Asiff Hirji told CNBC's "Fast Money" Thursday.
Sandbox VR's haptic vest lets you feel every zombie scratch

Sandbox VR's haptic vest lets you feel every zombie scratch

Guns blazing, my squad of five fire our weapons at the zombie horde that poured in through the main door of our mansion. We're so focused on our task, we fail to notice a bunch sneaking up behind us until I feel their claws swiping at my back.


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