UK in strong position to be leader in cr

UK in strong position to be leader in crypto economy, report says – Britain has required resources to be global hub for blockchain technology, analysts say The UK is well-placed to become a leader in blockchain technologies and the crypto economy, according to a new report. Britain has all the required resources, as well as […]

Exploited Amazon workers need a union. W

Exploited Amazon workers need a union. When will they get one? | Michael Sainato – Amazon has suppressed all efforts to unionise since its founding, but with widespread employee abuse, only unions can hold the company accountable With a net worth of around $140bn, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is now the richest person […]

Defunct Jawbone fitness trackers kept se

Defunct Jawbone fitness trackers kept selling after app closure, says Which – When Jawbone liquidated its assets, its wristbands became useless without companion app Fitness trackers made by the defunct wearables company Jawbone were still on sale at Amazon, Selfridges and Groupon more than a month after they were rendered useless by the closure of […]

Privacy policies of tech giants ‘still

Privacy policies of tech giants ‘still not GDPR-compliant’ – Consumer group says policies of Facebook, Amazon and Google are vague and unclear Privacy policies from companies including Facebook, Google and Amazon don’t fully meet the requirements of GDPR, according to the pan-European consumer group BEUC. An analysis of policies from 14 of the largest internet […]

Publishers are paying writers a pittance

Publishers are paying writers a pittance, say bestselling authors – Philip Pullman, Antony Beevor and Sally Gardner call for fairer share of profits, as survey shows full-time writers earn below minimum wage Philip Pullman, Antony Beevor and Sally Gardner are calling on publishers to increase payments to authors, after a survey of more than 5,500 […]

Who says musicians lack ambition these d

Who says musicians lack ambition these days? Akon is building a real-life Wakanda – The rapper already owns a diamond mine. Now he plans to build a futuristic city in Senegal trading solely in the cryptocurrency ‘Akoin’ Akon, the top-selling ringtone artist of all time, is building a futuristic city in Senegal that will trade […]

South Korea’s Bithumb loses $31.5m in c

South Korea’s Bithumb loses $31.5m in cryptocurrency heist – Virtual coins stolen by hackers, exposing risks of trading the digital asset The South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb said 35bn won ($31.5m) worth of virtual coins were stolen by hackers, the second local exchange targeted in just over a week as cyber thieves exposed the high […]