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Bitcoin and ethereum prices ‘seem high,’ says Musk

Billionaire CEO Elon Musk said on Saturday the price of bitcoin and ethereum seemed high, at a time when the cryptocurrencies have hit record highs, with bitcoin crossing the $1 trillion market-capitalization threshold. The chief executive of Tesla Inc, whose recent tweets have fueled the digital-currency rally, made the remark …

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WhatsApp to go ahead with changes despite backlash

WhatsApp is pushing ahead with controversial changes to its terms of service, but altering the way it notifies users following a backlash. After its first announcement in January, millions of users downloaded apps from WhatsApp’s competitors.   The Facebook-owned platform previously said it had been the victim of “misinformation” around …

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Margaret Mitchell: Google fires AI ethics founder

Google has fired the founder and co-head of its artificial intelligence ethics unit, claiming she violated the company’s code of conduct. In a statement, Google said an investigation found Margaret Mitchell had moved files outside the company. The ethics unit has been under scrutiny since December, following the departure of …

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Tech CEOs To Testify Before U.S. Congress. Yes, Again.

Tech CEOs are appearing (remotely) before congress again, and the question is still whether the event will be more spectacle or substance. The House Energy & Commerce Committee announced Thursday that it is hauling in Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai for testimony …

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