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Facebook’s rumoured cryptocurrency gets a name, white paper and launch date

Libra currency has already received millions in investment from names such as Mastercard, Uber and Spotify Facebook is to launch a smartphone-based cryptocurrency next year – backed by the likes of Mastercard, Visa and PayPal. The currency is known as Libra, which the social network says it has “no special role” in governing and will… Read More


Facebook is going to start paying users for their data

Study app will compensate users for allowing the social network access to data on how they use other apps on their phone Facebook has launched a new app which will pay users to allow the social network to collect data on how people use their device and the apps downloaded to it. The new app,… Read More


Tech giants pressure GCHQ to axe plans to eavesdrop on encrypted chats

Apple, Google and WhatsApp have joined others in warning the idea could threaten security and trust Tech giants including Apple, Google and WhatsApp have urged GCHQ to abandon a proposal that would allow it to eavesdrop on encrypted chat conversations. More than 50 companies, civil society organisations and security experts have united to voice concern… Read More


Facebook embarrassed by yet another huge data flop-up

Social network uploaded 1.5 million users’ email contacts without their permission Facebook harvested the email contacts of more than 1.5 million new users who joined the site since 2016, without their consent. The social network has said it “unintentionally uploaded” the email contacts after asking some users to email passwords when signing up to the… Read More


Is Facebook hiding behind Siculus shell for new US data centre?

Facebook appears to be donning the Siculus mask for a 1m sq. ft extension to its Altoona campus in Iowa A company working behind the name Siculus Inc. is set to construct a 1 million-square-foot data centre directly north of Facebook’s 1 million-square-foot data centre campus in Altoona, Iowa, according to local reports. The massive… Read More



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