Facebook’s Libra Association has now lost a quarter of its original members

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Facebook’s Libra Association has now lost a quarter of its original members

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The news seems to be going from bad to worse for Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, as online travel company Booking Holdings has stepped away from the nonprofit Libra Association. As Bloomberg reports, that means seven of Libra’s original 28 members have exited the project. SEVEN OF 28 FOUNDERS ARE OUT Facebook announced in June that it would launch Libra, an ambitious
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Helping the Indian hardware ecosystem catch up with the best globally is the Intel India Maker Lab programme

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When it comes to software, there are plenty of names to go around in India but the progress China or Taiwan has made over a couple of decades in hardware innovations remains two steps ahead. In 2016, Intel started the Intel India Maker Lab programme to create a vibrant hardware-based innovation ecosystem in India, addressing
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Why so many companies bailed on Facebook’s Libra project at once

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When Libra launched on June 18th, it seemed like an alarming new front in Facebook’s megalomaniacal expansion. Having captured billions of users and tens of billions of dollars in annual profits, the company would now be taking over currency itself. The company’s head of blockchain, David Marcus, laid out his plan for Libra in a detailed
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The family of the Facebook employee who committed suicide has hired a law firm to investigate

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A law firm representing the family of the Facebook employee who committed suicide this month announced it is conducting an investigation into the circumstances of the death. “We’re trying to sort through all the information to secure the truth,” Qiaojing Ella Zheng, senior counsel at Sanford Heisler Sharp, told CNBC on Monday. Sanford Heisler Sharp represents the family of Qin Chen,
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Twitter just turned lists into multiple timelines you can swipe between

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Twitter is now letting users add up to five lists as alternative timelines in the main Twitter app, allowing you to quickly swipe between different groups of accounts directly from your home screen. The company tested the feature back in June, but it’s rolling it out to everyone on iOS starting today. Check the tweet here for
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Apple iOS 13: Is Facebook And Google’s Worst Nightmare Coming True?

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Apple’s iOS 13 has made some major changes to privacy and security that could be a huge blow to its rivals Facebook and Google. AFP/GETTY IMAGES Apple’s iOS 13 comes with some major changes to privacy and security, but it’s also highlighted the data collection practices of firms such as Facebook and Google. One of the
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Facebook is learning that hardware is hard

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One of the first adages I heard as a tech reporter is a three-word refrain uttered by anyone who’s ever sought to make something with atoms rather than bits: Hardware is hard. Make a mistake in software and you can push out a fix more or less immediately; make a mistake with hardware and the phones explode.
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How’d Your Team Do, Twitter Edition: Eli Manning and the New York Giants are the laughing stock of the NFL

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It’s time to bench Eli Manning, for good. There, I said it. Technically, I said it already, back when I declared that photo of Eli sitting in his locker and putting on his left shoe with that same mouth-breathing look he’s had on his face since he exited the womb the saddest photo of his career.
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Facebook still at odds with government over WhatsApp monitoring

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NEW DELHI: The government-Facebook dispute over traceability of messages in WhatsApp remained unresolved after Nick Clegg, the social media company’s vice president of global affairs and communications met senior ministers. Clegg, who was UK’s deputy PM from 2010 to 2015, met home minister Amit Shah, national security adviser Ajit Doval, IT and communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and commerce minister Piyush Goyal. Clegg
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Data is not oil, no need to hoard it: Facebook’s Nick Clegg

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NEW DELHI: US social media major Facebook has called on India to allow free flow of data across borders to discover its true value, urging against “hoarding” it. “There are many in India and around the world who think of data as the new oil, and that, like oil, having a great reserve of it held within your national boundaries
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