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Court in China says cryptocurrency ‘not protected by law’ in ruling that could set a precedent for bitcoin lawsuits
The plaintiff invested US$10,756 to buy tokens endorsed by three friends but the accounts were closed after the central bank reiterated the ban on crypto transactions. Chinese authorities outlawed the mining of cryptocurrencies this year, triggering a wave of migration by miners from China to central Asia and North America.
From scanning residents’ faces to let them into their building to spotting police suspects in a crowd, the rise of facial recognition is accompanied by a growing chorus of concern about unethical uses of the technology.
Russian authorities are deploying facial recognition cameras to identify protesters during rallies in support of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in Moscow, human rights groups said, warning that the technology is being used to stifle peaceful dissent.
Thousands of Muscovites say they have been wrongfully fined by the Social Monitoring app.
As the coronavirus spreads around the globe, hackers are leveraging the panic and confusion to transmit malware and break into computer networks, according to research from several cybersecurity firms.
Adoption of advanced technologies will inevitably result in bugs and security gaps, Qihoo 360 chief says.
Technological innovations – from unique digital identities for drought-hit farmers to use of data from drones and social media – can better predict increasingly complex disasters in the Asia-Pacific region and limit their impact on vulnerable people, the United Nations said in a report on Aug 22.
Exposed Chinese database with names, birthdates, employers and even last places visited shows depth of surveillance state and expanded use of facial recognition.
Thousands of wealthy Moscow residents who subscribed to a regional internet provider have had personal data including names, home addresses and mobile numbers posted online.
Money spent on online advertising has risen rapidly, a leading forecaster said, despite talk about firms trimming digital ad budgets as they question the medium's effectiveness.