Europe’s digital rules reboot could tame Facebook, whistleblower Frances Haugen tells EU Parliament

In her latest turn in front of a phalanx of lawmakers, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen gave a polished testimony to the European Parliament on Monday — following similar sessions in front of UK and US legislators in recent weeks. Her core message was the same dire warning she’s sounded on both sides of the Atlantic: … Read more

Automate detection of broken utility poles using the Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels SDK

Domestic infrastructure issues are a pain for everyone involved. Not only does it negatively affect customer satisfaction, it also has a cascading effect on businesses and their bottom line in terms of financials. Electric utility poles, for example, are an example of a cumbersome infrastructure issue to resolve. Normally, the standard wooden distribution pole is … Read more

Bitcoin, Ethereum Both Reach All-Time Highs

The price of Bitcoin has risen 7% in the last 24 hours and 10% in the last week to reach past $67,600, a new record per data from CoinGecko. Not to be outdone, Ethereum, the second-most valuable crypto asset by market cap, passed $4,800 for the first time to set a new record. Bitcoin’s last … Read more

Haven’t switched from CentOS 8 yet? Here are your options

Joao Correia Contributor Share on Twitter Joao Correia has a long background in IT system administration, where he learned the intricacies of keeping enterprise stakeholders happy and systems protected. Nobody likes it when Big Tech changes its mind. It’s particularly frustrating when it involves a major course change on something so essential to technology infrastructure … Read more

First Mover Asia: Bitcoin Hits Record High of Over $67,5K; Ether Also Sets New Mark

Good morning, Here’s what’s happening: Market Moves: Bitcoin passes $67,5KTechnician’s Take: Indicators for bitcoin suggest an upside toward the $86K resistance level.Catch the latest episodes of CoinDesk TV for insightful interviews with crypto industry leaders and analysis. Prices Bitcoin (BTC): $$67,523.28Ether (ETH): $4,819.13 Market Moves Bitcoin rose over 7% during the past 24 hours. The … Read more

Technology is transforming global treaties

Thomas McInerney Contributor Share on Twitter Thomas McInerney is executive director of the Rule of Law for Development Program at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. A member of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Data working group and its Law and Policy subgroup, he works to develop innovative approaches to improving the effectiveness of … Read more

An alleged member of the REvil ransomware gang has been arrested in Poland

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Justice Department has announced the arrest and indictment of an alleged member of the REvil hacking group, linked to ransomware attacks on IT firm Kaseya, an Apple supplier, and more. According to the department, Ukrainian national Yaroslav Vasinskyi is facing extradition to the US after Polish authorities … Read more

Amazon is adding a Venmo checkout option next year

PayPal today announced that Amazon.com will be adding a Venmo option to checkout for users in the U.S., starting next year. The news arrived as the online payment giant announced solid third quarter results, with a 13% year-over-year revenue increase. Beginning at some point in 2022, Amazon shoppers will be able to link their accounts … Read more

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