El Salvador has become the first country in the world to formally adopt bitcoin as legal tender after Congress approved President Nayib Bukele’s proposal to embrace the cryptocurrency.
Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, has conceded that Covid-19 lockdowns can’t go on forever and won’t eliminate the virus anyway – a view that might have helped before Britons endured months of draconian restrictions.
A number of Latin American countries have reportedly experienced extremely aggressive negotiating tactics by US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, which has demanded full immunity from any civil claims and state assets as a guarantee.
Israel’s health minister has confirmed the country plans to stop unvaccinated people from working in certain jobs but failed to elaborate on what they might be, adding anyone found forging vaccine certificates will be jailed.
Elon Musk’s satellite internet service Elon Musk is inching ever closer to fulfilling his dream of creating super-fast internet around the world, which beams down from satellites in orbit to Earth.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s top aide privately apologised to Democratic lawmakers for withholding the state’s nursing home death toll from COVID-19, telling them “we froze” out of fear that the true numbers would “be used against us” by federal prosecutors
A hospital in the United Kingdom has issued new guidelines for midwives asking they stop using terms such as “breastfeeding” and “breast milk” to be more inclusive of transgender and non-binary people.
Apple Inc on Tuesday said supplier Wistron Corp will restart operations at its factory in southern India after violence at the site led to its shutdown late last year, though the Taiwanese company would remain on probation.
Tech giant Google on Friday launched a platform in Australia offering news it has paid for, striking its own content deals with publishers in a drive to show legislation proposed by Canberra to enforce payments, a world first, is unnecessary.
Police in New Delhi have opened a conspiracy investigation into the creators of a “toolkit” with instructions on how to amplify the farmers’ protests in India – a document that has been shared by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.
The latest exposé by Project Veritas reveals hours of video obtained by an anonymous Facebook insider with Mark Zuckerberg and other executives admitting that they ‘have too much power’.
A damning attorney general’s report that showed Governor Andrew Cuomo and other officials downplayed the deadly impact of COVID-19 on New York’s nursing homes finally led the state’s embattled health commissioner on Thursday to reveal the total number of resident fatalities.
A substantial uptick in student suicides has prompted the nation’s fifth-largest school district to start bringing children back to the classroom as soon as possible, despite high numbers of Chinese Virus cases and deaths, a report says.
Two people have died after being administered Covid-19 shots in India, but the government insists that the jabs are not to blame. Meanwhile, one drug manufacturer has advised some groups to forgo the vaccine.
A lobbyist group affiliated with Antifa is suing Apple in an effort to get free speech messaging platform Telegram removed from the app store, claiming that it allows ‘extremists’ to spread ‘hate speech’.
A peer reviewed study comes out of one of their coveted and prestigious universities in California potentially showing that their collective reaction to the Chinese Virus may have been completely worthless and, as a result, “may have done exceptionally more harm than good.”
Footage from an employee inside Twitter shows the company’s CEO Jack Dorsey discussing how he plans to wage a massive censorship campaign in the wake of President Trump’s account suspension.
EU leaders are demanding that the Commission should ‘standardise’ a vaccine passport across all member countries, and that it should be required for people to travel throughout the area.
Hyundai Motor and Apple Inc plan to sign a partnership deal on autonomous electric cars by March and start production around 2024 in the United States, local newspaper Korea IT News reported on Sunday.
Despite the Covid-19 death count in the United States rapidly accelerating, a startlingly high percentage of health care professionals and frontline workers throughout the country, who have been prioritized as early receipts of the coronavirus vaccine, are reportedly hesitant or outright refusing to take it, despite clear scientific evidence that the vaccines are safe and effective.
Amazon is removing free speech social network Parler from its web hosting service for continuous disregard to censor free speech and not offering a save space for far-left ideologies.
Google has purged social media site Parler from its Play Store, calling for the need to “protect user safety” while saying the platform allows posts that “incite violence,” as Apple considers a similar move.
Many concerned intellectuals and other activists of free speech have pointed fingers at messages from Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, accusing the platform of double standards amid Presidents Twitter ban.
Washington has backed down from plans to hit $1.3 billion of French products with new tariffs. The levies were meant to be in retaliation to France’s attempt to hike taxes on American tech giants.
Digital services taxes adopted by India, Italy and Turkey discriminate against U.S. companies and are inconsistent with international tax principles, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said on Wednesday, paving the way for potential retaliatory tariffs.
PayPal Holdings Inc’s venture arm has made an investment in Salt Lake City, Utah-based tech start-up Taxbit, which helps consumers and businesses calculate the taxes owed on cryptocurrency holdings, the companies said on Thursday.
Peru has reached an impasse with Pfizer as it negotiates a deal for a Covid-19 vaccine, the country’s health minister said, citing a conflict over legal immunity for the pharma firm that could undermine Peru’s sovereignty.
The Norwegian Medicines Agency has announced that two nursing home residents passed away days after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, and that an investigation has been launched into the deaths.
As Indonesia prepares to begin mass inoculations against COVID-19, its plan to prioritise working age adults over the elderly, aiming to reach herd immunity fast and revive the economy, will be closely watched by other countries.
A draft law proposing to limit foreign shareholdings in Russian companies that offer online video streaming services to 20% could worsen the investment climate, a spokesperson for internet giant Yandex told Reuters on Monday.
Silicon Valley is working behind the scenes to secure senior roles for tech allies in lesser-known but still vital parts of president-elect Joe Biden’s administration, even as the pushback against Big Tech from progressive groups and regulators grows.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working with the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to find the culprit behind reports of allergic reactions to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.
Google Home users from around the world, who use the Big Tech company’s service to run their households directly from an app, found themselves left in the dark after Monday’s Google outage.
European tech start-up investment has bounced back from the spring shock of the coronavirus outbreak and is on track to hit a record high this year, venture capital firm Atomico forecast.
Twitter and three other U.S. tech companies have urged the EU to take a flexible approach towards harmful and illegal online content instead of blanket rules requiring takedown, saying this would preserve an open internet.
Criminals are becoming more sophisticated in their use of cryptocurrencies to launder money, with hundreds of millions of dollars of dirty funds last year flowing through digital wallets that allow users to hide their trail, according to Elliptic.