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New Human Rights Watch report accuses PA and Hamas of using arbitrary arrests and torture

In April 2017, Alaa Zaqeq, 28, was dragged out of his in-law’s house in the al-Aroub refugee camp in the south of the West Bank by Palestinian security forces and thrown into the back of one of eight police vehicles...

/ October 23, 2018

Yes, This Wu-Tang Clan-Themed Cryptocurrency Is Actually Happening

Months after its debut, the cryptocurrency being launched by the estate of the late Wu-Tang Clan member Ol' Dirty Bastard (ODB) is moving ahead – starting with a public pre-sale that begins this week. Back in March, performing artist Young...

/ October 23, 2018

How to Use Netflix’s Parental Controls

Parental controls were not a big thing in my household growing up. Both of my parents had acted in iconic horror films—Jaws and The Last House on the Left—and as such, didn't have much of an argument when I wanted...

/ October 23, 2018

Recode Daily: ‘Davos in the Desert’ minus Masa, Apple iPhone XR review

“Davos in the Desert,” the Saudi economic summit that begins today, will be nothing like last year’s inaugural event. The sheen has worn off of the Future Investment Initiative (live stream here), which was visualized as a new kind of...

/ October 23, 2018

Electronics Giant HTC Announces Presale of Its Blockchain Smartphone Exodus in BTC, ETH

Taiwanese electronics company HTC has announced the presale of its widely-discussed blockchain smartphone, Exodus 1, the product’s official Twitter account reveals Oct. 23.The Exodus 1 presale was officially announced today during the Web3 summit, taking place Oct. 22-24 in Berlin....

/ October 23, 2018

Khashoggi murder ‘planned days in advance” – Turkey’s Erdogan

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRecep Tayyip Erdogan says many questions need to be answered The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned days in advance, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told MPs from his ruling...

/ October 23, 2018

Shipwreck found in Black Sea is ‘world’s oldest intact’

Image copyright Black Sea MAP/EEF Expeditions Image caption The ship was surveyed and digitally mapped by two remote underwater vehicles A Greek merchant ship dating back more than 2,400 years has been found lying on its side off the Bulgarian...

/ October 23, 2018

‘Feat of engineering’ or ‘bridge of death’? China opens world’s longest sea bridge

Updated October 24, 2018 01:02:34 Map: China China has opened the world's longest sea-crossing bridge linking Hong Kong to the mainland, a feat of engineering carrying immense economic and political significance. Key points:The "bridge of death" cost $20 billionAn underwater...

/ October 23, 2018

Ex-Fidelity Exec Joins Blockchain Company Bloq as Chief Operating Officer

A former executive at financial services giant Fidelity Investments has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) at blockchain infrastructure firm Bloq, according to a press release Oct. 23.Bloq’s new COO, Hadley Stern, spent seventeen years at Fidelity, which administers over...

/ October 23, 2018

Level Up! 500 Games to Accept Altcoin as Payment for the First Time

A “made for gaming” cryptocurrency has become the first-ever altcoin to be accepted by a major gaming platform – in what is being described as good news for developers and players alike.MobileGO (or MGO for short) has been picked up...

/ October 23, 2018

Synthego raises $110 million to make gene editing technologies more accessible

Paul Dabrowski, the chief executive officer of Synthego, which provides genetically engineered cells to scientists and researchers, worries about a future where access to the genetic technologies that will reshape the world are only available to the few who can...

/ October 23, 2018

Erdogan demands Saudi suspects in ‘ferocious’ Khashoggi murder be tried in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called for the trial in Istanbul of the Saudi suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a crime that he said was intricately planned days in advance.  Erdogan had promised that his...

/ October 23, 2018

Sberbank CEO Sees Huge Potential for Cryptocurrency

Economy & Regulation Herman Gref, the former Russian minister of economics and trade and the current CEO of Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, recently articulated his expectation that cryptocurrency will have a profoundly transformative effect upon society in coming decades. Despite...

/ October 23, 2018

What will the next year of #MeToo bring?

IT’S ONE year since the #MeToo movement began — and we’re still feeling the impact of survivors of sexual assault stepping forward and finally having their long-silenced voices heard.From Hollywood actors shining a light on some rich and powerful abusers,...

/ October 23, 2018

Trump’s stump speech for Ted Cruz included his seemingly fake middle-class tax cut

President Donald Trump didn’t have much to say about Sen. Ted Cruz at his rally for Cruz’s reelection in Houston, Texas, on Monday, but he did repeat a tax plan to cut rates for middle-class Americans that he’s seemingly invented...

/ October 23, 2018

PM resists push for NZ refugee deal after Labor, crossbench offer ‘compromise’

Prime minister Scott Morrison has rejected a "compromise" offered by Labor and the crossbench over its controversial legislation for a lifetime ban to stop refugees held on Manus Island and Nauru ever entering Australia.  The government maintains it will only...

/ October 23, 2018

Gov’t-Owned Holding Company Subsidiary Invests in Binance’s Singapore Expansion

Vertex Ventures has announced an investment in the largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance to facilitate its expansion into Singapore, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Oct. 23. Vertex Ventures is a subsidiary of Singapore-based government-owned investment company Temasek Holdings,...

/ October 23, 2018

NYSE Parent Company Reveals Launch Date for Bitcoin Futures on Bakkt Platform

The parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has announced the launch date for Bitcoin (BTC) futures on its platform Bakkt, according to a document released Oct. 22. Bakkt is a platform for trading, storing,...

/ October 23, 2018

It’s okay to let your transgender kid transition — even if they might change their mind in the future

Alex was born with male anatomy. She grew up knowing she was “supposed to be a boy,” but as a young child, she never felt like that gender fit. When she hit puberty, she became anxious and depressed about how...

/ October 23, 2018

Hundreds of workers rally for better conditions, say PM on highway to hell

Australia's standard of living is going backwards, unions say, as thousands rally around the country as part of an ongoing national pay rise fight. The ACTU estimates 150,000 people, including Premier Daniel Andrews, will rally in Melbourne and thousands more...

/ October 23, 2018