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Russia’s Sberbank Uses Smart Contract to Settle Three-Way Repo Deal

Russia’s Sberbank Uses Smart Contract to Settle Three-Way Repo Deal State-owned Russian bank Sberbank has completed a repurchase agreement, or repo, using blockchain technology. The bank announced Thursday that, with participation from Region Brokerage Company and the country’s National Settlement Depository (NSD), it settled the “world’s first” three-way over-the-counter (OTC) repo …

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Europe dials up pressure on tech giants over election security – TechCrunch

Europe dials up pressure on tech giants over election security – TechCrunch The European Union has announced a package of measures intended to step up efforts and pressure on tech giants to combat democracy-denting disinformation ahead of the EU parliament elections next May. The European Commission Action Plan, which was presented …

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GCHQ’s not-so-smart idea to spy on encrypted messaging apps is branded ‘absolute madness’ – TechCrunch

GCHQ’s not-so-smart idea to spy on encrypted messaging apps is branded ‘absolute madness’ – TechCrunch Nobody wants to be a third wheel. Unless you’re a British spy. Two of the most senior officials at British eavesdropping agency GCHQ say one way that law enforcement could access encrypted messages is to simply …

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Facebook under pressure over Soros smear tactics – TechCrunch

Facebook under pressure over Soros smear tactics – TechCrunch Facebook is facing calls to conduct an external investigation into its own lobbying and PR activities by an aide to billionaire George Soros. BuzzFeed reports that Michael Vachon, an advisor to the chairman at Soros Fund Management, made the call in …

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Zuckerberg rejects facetime call for answers from five parliaments – TechCrunch

Zuckerberg rejects facetime call for answers from five parliaments – TechCrunch Facebook has declined once again to send its CEO to the UK parliament — this time turning down an invitation to face questions from a grand committee comprised of representatives from five international parliaments. MPs from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Ireland …

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Kaspersky starts processing threat data in Europe as part of trust reboot – TechCrunch

Kaspersky starts processing threat data in Europe as part of trust reboot – TechCrunch Security firm Kaspersky Labs has opened its first self-styled ‘Transparency Center’ and begun processing threat-related data from European users in data centers located in Switzerland — flipping the switch on the start of a relocation commitment …

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White House shares manipulated Infowars video to justify CNN press ban – TechCrunch

White House shares manipulated Infowars video to justify CNN press ban – TechCrunch Read this slowly: The White House’s press secretary has tweeted a manipulated video shared by the editor-at-large of conspiracy theorist outlet Infowars to attempt to justify its decision to suspend the press credentials of CNN’s chief white house …

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