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Facebook Unveils Global Cryptocurrency

Facebook announced Tuesday it is launching its own cryptocurrency called "Libra," in a move aimed at creating a low-cost global payment system available through smart devices.

Libra, described as "a new global currency" and set to roll out next year, is being backed by about 25 partners, including nonprofits and firms in financial services and online commerce.

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Instagram, PlayStation Hit with Outages

An Instagram outage on Thursday left users of the Facebook-owned social network flocking to Twitter to vent frustration.

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Facebook Says CEO Did Not Ignore Personal Data Issues

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not knowingly violate an agreement with the regulator supervising the company's management of users' personal data, the social media giant said Wednesday as it addressed an issue that has been under federal investigation for the past year.

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U.S. Nabs 1,700 'Online Child Sex Offenders' in Two-Month Operation

The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday that it has arrested nearly 1,700 alleged online child sex offenders in a two-month operation across the country.

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Facebook is Building a Massive Solar Project in Texas

Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant's first direct investment in renewable energy.

Boston-based renewable energy developer Longroad Energy recently announced it was partnering with Facebook on the $416 million project, just as Facebook is finishing construction of a data center near Albuquerque.

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Amazon Dethrones Google as Top Global Brand, Survey

US retail giant Amazon has moved past hi-tech titans Apple and Google to become the world's most valuable brand, a key survey showed Tuesday.

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From Hippies to Hackers: New Film Tracks Saga of Russia's Internet

In the early days of Russia's internet, hippies founded the first telecoms venture with Americans, an astrophysicist ran the country's most visited website and providers punished hackers by kneecapping them with baseball bats.

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China Warns Tech Giants after U.S. Huawei Ban

The Chinese government convened top tech companies this week and warned them of consequences if they cut off technology sales to the country, U.S. media reported on Saturday.

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Trump Accuses Twitter of Gagging Conservatives

U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter once again Sunday to accuse the messaging platform of gagging conservative voices -- a "Giant Mistake!" that he said runs counter to freedom of expression.

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Putin Slams Attempts to 'Push' Huawei from Global Markets

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday slammed U.S. moves against Chinese tech giant Huawei, which has signed a deal to develop a 5G network in Russia.

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