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The Telegram messaging service has announced it is ending an ambitious cryptocurrency and payments system project after a legal battle with regulators in the United States. “We are announcing the discontinuation of our blockchain project,” Telegram founder Pavel Durov announced on his Telegram channel late Tuesday, saying it was a “sad day.” The Telegram Open
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Amazon called Wednesday for a US federal law to prohibit price gouging during a national emergency, saying new standards are needed to prevent profiteering from situations like the COVID-19 pandemic. The e-commerce leader, which has been hit with accusations that it has failed to prevent unfair pricing on its platform, said any liability for price-gouging
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Organisations conducting research into COVID-19 may be targeted by computer hackers linked to the Chinese government, according to the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security Neither agency cited any specific examples Wednesday, but they warned that institutions and companies involved in work on vaccines, treatments and testing for the novel coronavirus should take additional
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A mobile banking malware called “EventBot”, which steals personal financial information, may affect Android phone users in India, the federal cyber-security agency has said in a latest advisory. The CERT-In has issued a caution, saying the Trojan virus may “masquerade as a legitimate application such as Microsoft Word, Adobe Flash, and others using third-party application
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