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London's police chief called for regulation on facial recognition.

"Give us the law and we'll work within it," said Cressida Dick, commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service in London, Reuters reports.

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In May 2019, Ahaji Amos set up in a limited liability corporation to create a delivery company for Amazon packages in Durham, North Carolina. Nearly three years later, Amos is suing Amazon Logistics, alleging that the company misled her about the potential for success in the partnership and claiming that Amazon designed the program to make it nearly impossible for the LLC to be profitable or independent.

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Google tapped James Manyika, the head of McKinsey Global Institute, to be the company's first SVP of Technology and Society, the company told Protocol. The position will report to Sundar Pichai and focuses on how tech affects society.

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Meta announced Monday that it has built a supercomputer to train AI and machine learning systems, which the company claims will be the fastest in the world later this year after a major expansion.

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The Bank of Korea concluded its first phase of testing a central bank digital currency in a simulated environment in December 2021, according to a report published Monday.

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In many overseas countries like Pakistan and the Philippines, Meta has brokered deals with cell phone carriers so that low-income people can use a free version of Facebook without paying for data. But a software glitch the company has known about for months has made it so that many of these users unwittingly exceeded their prepaid plans on Facebook, according to a Wall Street Journal investigation.

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Washington, D.C., sued Google on Monday, alleging the company had violated consumer protection laws with "bold misrepresentations" about its location tracking on Android phones and other privacy practices, according to an announcement from the district's Attorney General Karl Racine.

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The crash in cryptocurrency prices, which accelerated Friday into a rout, has wiped out more than $1 trillion in market value since early November. More than $200 billion was lost in just the last 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap.

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China plans to build enough charging stations for 20 million electric vehicles by 2025, according to a new document by the National Development and Reform Commission and nine other ministries. The government will offer direct financial subsidies and encourage favorable banking policies for companies to build charging facilities.

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Developers at Raven Software, a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, have formed a union with a supermajority of quality assurance workers after five weeks of striking, just days after Microsoft announced it would be acquiring Activision Blizzard for nearly $70 billion.

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By establishing an opaque corporate structure and avoding detailed questions from partners, regulators and law enforcement, Binance is dodging many of the rules other financial firms are forced to follow. That’s according to a new Reuters investigation, which reviewed dozens of private documents including copies of encrypted Telegram messages, internal regulatory reports and letters sent by law enforcement.

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Hank Green doesn’t think creators on TikTok are getting paid well enough, and he doesn’t think the majority of the people on TikTok even realize it, the vlogger explained in a YouTube video on Thursday.

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Robinhood said it has started rolling out its much-awaited crypto wallets in a move that’s expected to boost its reach in the fast-growing market.

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IBM announced today that it has sold its Watson Health data and analytics assets to private equity firm Francisco Partners. The highly anticipated sell-off includes data sets and analytics products such as Health Insights, MarketScan, Clinical Development, Social Program Management, Micromedex and imaging software offerings.

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Intel plans to invest $20 billion in building out a 1,000-acre chip manufacturing mega site outside of Columbus, Ohio, the company said Friday, a project it said would create 3,000 permanent jobs in the region.

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Twitter's new CEO has continued to shake up company leadership, announcing Wednesday that both Rinki Sethi and Peiter Zatko — better known as Mudge — would leave their roles as chief information security officer and head of Security, respectively.

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Twitter announced Thursday that some Twitter Blue subscribers can now use one of their NFTs as their profile photo, as long as they're willing to connect their crypto wallet to their Twitter account.

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A Tesla employee at the company's Fremont factory died on Wednesday while working on its production line.

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Microsoft's purchase of Activision Blizzard this week has proven to be among the most consequential acquisition announcements in the history of the game industry, and it's proved equally controversial when considering what it means for big game franchises like Call of Duty. Now, Xbox chief Phil Spencer, CEO of the newly formed Microsoft Gaming division, has come out with a public statement affirming Microsoft's position on multi-platform support for the shooter series, though with a fair amount of ambiguity thrown in.

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The Federal Reserve released a long-awaited review of the potential for creating a central bank digital currency Thursday, after months of delays. Ahead of making a decision, the Fed has asked the public to submit answers on 22 questions posed in the report.

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TikTok ousted its Nick Tran, its global head of marketing, The Information reported. The reason for his departure was not made clear.

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Know someone in the market for a few hundred boxes of alcohol wipes, thousands of bottles of hand sanitizer or some bulletproof glass partitions? Meta is selling all this and more at its Menlo Park headquarters in an auction closing Thursday. (What, the company didn't think it could move it on Facebook Marketplace?)

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams will receive his first paycheck in bitcoin and ethereum, highlighting his bid to turn the Big Apple into a major crypto hub.

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The game industry as a whole is slowly but surely beginning to call for systemic change to business practices and workplace culture norms, and developers are now more than ever before looking at unionization as the tool for doing so, according to a new survey.

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Amazon is digging deeper into the physical storefront. The tech giant is opening a real-world clothing store called Amazon Style in Los Angeles later this year, the company announced Thursday.

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Shanghai’s municipal government on Wednesday announced new policies meant to bolster China’s advanced chipmaking capabilities.

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