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China’s unwanted bitcoin miners may move to Canada

Once the global hub for all things bitcoin, China is now doing its best to drive the cryptocurrency out of its territory. After cracking down last year on exchanges where digital currencies are traded, the Chinese government has recently been moving quietly to evict the country’s vast community of bitcoin …

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Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket launches successfully

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSpaceX launches world’s most powerful rocket US entrepreneur Elon Musk has launched his new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mammoth vehicle – the most powerful since the shuttle system – lifted clear of its pad …

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Deepfakes porn has serious consequences

Image caption This image of Natalie Portman was computer-generated from hundreds of stills and featured in an explicit video In recent weeks there has been an explosion in what has become known as deepfakes: pornographic videos manipulated so that the original actress’s face is replaced with somebody else’s. As these …

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How violent revolution gave birth to a global brand

Image copyright Bitdefender Image caption Florin and Mariuca Talpes own and run one of Romania’s most successful companies As bullets whistled down the streets and tear gas swirled through the air like a toxic fog, Florin and Mariuca Talpes knew that their lives would never be the same again. Little …

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