How the wheels came off Facebook's Libra project

How the wheels came off Facebook’s Libra project

Support for Mark Zuckerberg mission to reshape global finance is slipping away slowly but surely When Facebook announced plans to launch a digital currency earlier this summer, it added a full-blown revolution in global finance to its typically-vaulting Silicon Valley mission statement: to create a
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A set of new tools can decrypt files locked by Stop, a highly active ransomware

Thousands of ransomware victims may finally get some long-awaited relief. New Zealand-based security company Emsisoft has built a set of decryption tools for Stop, a family of ransomware that includes Djvu and Puma, which they say could help victims recover some of their files. Stop
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Amazon customer helpline not required, says Europe’s top court in boost for e-commerce

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. online retailer Amazon (AMZN.O) does not have to provide a helpline phone number to consumers, Europe’s top court said on Wednesday in a ruling that could boost e-commerce merchants.

Amazon found itself in the dock after the German Federal Union of Consumer Organizations and Associations said its German website breached the country’s consumer protection laws by not informing consumers in a clear and comprehensible manner about its telephone and fax numbers.

Amazon’s automated call-back facility and an online chat service were not sufficient to show that it had lived up to its legal obligation, the federation said.

The Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the European Union rejected the arguments.

“An e-commerce platform such as Amazon is not obliged in all cases to make a telephone number available to consumers before the conclusion of a contract,” judges said…

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