White House Renews Ban on U.S. Investment in Chinese Firms Linked to Military

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President Joe Biden has renewed a ban on U.S. investment into any Chinese companies with alleged ties to China’s military during an announcement on Tuesday. Biden specifically called out the use of “Chinese surveillance technology” which poses a threat to human rights around the world.

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Apple Removes Popular Quran App in China: Report

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Apple has taken down an app that allowed users to read the Muslim holy book, the Quran, in China, according to a new report from the BBC. The app, known as Quran Majeed, is incredibly popular around the world and is currently ranked 51 in Google’s U.S. App Store for reference materials.

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Amazon's Palm Reader Launches at First Non-Amazon Venue in Sneak Peek of Our Biometric-Based Future

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Amazon’s electronic palm reader technology, known as Amazon One, launched at the Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Denver on Tuesday, according to a press release from the retailing giant. It’s the first deployment of Amazon One’s biometric reader outside of an Amazon-owned property and is certainly a sign of things to come.…

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Cuba to Legalize and Regulate Cryptocurrencies But Questions Remain

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The Cuban government announced it will legalize and regulate cryptocurrencies for payments, according to a resolution published Thursday in Cuba’s Official Gazette and a new report from the Associated Press. But the details are incredibly scarce at this point.

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How One Wealthy Brit in 1930 Imagined the Home of 2030

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What will homes of the year 2030 look like? They might feature revolutionary technology or humanity’s sad best attempt at robotic pets. They might be blissfully dumb or they might be just too smart and terrifying. But those are all relatively new predictions, for the most part. What did people of 100 years ago imagine…

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