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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In the last month, John Villar has bought two plane tickets to Colombia, purchased his wife's medication and paid the employees of his startup business in Venezuela — all in bitcoin. As Venezuela's national currency loses value at a catastrophic rate,...
DETROIT (AP) — Uber says an outside cyber security firm hired after a massive data breach has found no evidence that rider credit card, bank account or Social Security numbers were downloaded by hackers. The company also says in a response to demands for information from U.S...
BERLIN (AP) — A new study claims 44.7 million metric tons (49.3 million tons) of TV sets, refrigerators, cellphones and other electrical good were discarded last year, with only a fifth recycled to recover the valuable raw materials inside. The U.N.-backed study published...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The jury of Poland's main journalism award has condemned the imposition by a state regulator of a heavy fine on a private American-owned television station for its coverage of 2016 anti-government protests. The jurors of the Grand Press award also called on...
SHERMAN, Texas (AP) — Apple has made its second notable investment this week, the latest into the facial recognition technology company, Finisar. The $390 million investment announced Wednesday comes from Apple's $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund, created to finance the...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Supreme Court has ruled in favor extraditing a Russian cybercrime suspect to the United States to stand trial for allegedly laundering billions of dollars using the virtual currency bitcoin. Alexander Vinnik made his final appearance at an Athens...
SHERMAN, Texas (AP) — Apple is investing $390 million in Finisar, a company that makes lasers used in facial recognition technology. It's the latest investment from Apple's $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund, created to finance the work of domestic manufacturers and create...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the Greek ruling on the extradition of Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Greece's Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a request to extradite a Russian cybercrime suspect to the United States to stand...
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's antitrust authority says it is launching an examination of how manufacturers of smart TVs handle users' data. The Federal Cartel Office said Wednesday it is using newly introduced powers to conduct an examination of a whole sector to detect possible...