(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a criminal probe into whether traders are manipulating the price of bitcoin and other digital currencies, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The investigation concerns illegal practices that can influence prices such as spoofing, or flooding the market with fake orders to trick other traders, Bloomberg said, citing four people familiar with the matter. Federal prosecutors are working with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the report added. Neither the Justice Department nor the CFTC were immediately available for comment.
In a change of plan, the public will now be able to livestream and watch Mark Zuckerberg's response to European Parliament leaders' privacy concerns. The body's president, Antonio Tajani, has tweeted that tomorrow's 75-minute meeting would be livestreamed. Earlier, news that the Facebook chief's meeting with the parliament's political group leaders would be in private, had been criticised. Facebook has repeatedly declined to allow British MPs to quiz Mr Zuckerberg about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which millions of users' personal data was shared with a political consultancy in breach of the social network's rules. "The data breach affected over one million UK Facebook users," tweeted Damian Collins - chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee - over
Africa needs to do much more to exploit its potential in the fourth industrial revolution say business leaders. In an evaluation of the continent's ability to respond adequately to digital challenges and opportunities, Edward Agostinho, Consulting Systems Engineer in IOT and Digitalisation at Cisco said Africa is still lagging behind. "When we look at the US or even Europe and compare the type of innovative projects in IOT for example, we do not have that rapid force of innovation happening in Africa that we would like to see. In Europe the guys are starting to connect roads by putting sensors in them to understand the conditions on the road. They are putting down infrastructure that is already enabling vehicle-to-vehicle communication. We've got a little bit of catching up to do, ...
After spending months on end building a website, it is always time it served its purpose. And given the fact that it is almost impossible to partake in any online business without a fully operational site, you would be looking forward to making it work. But have you ever thought about the flip side of things such as when a website launch fails to pick momentum? If this is something you haven’t done before, it is noteworthy that sometimes it becomes a necessary evil. Here are some compelling reasons why it might just be the only way of making things better, be it a website that provides assignment help online or a huge enterprise. Change of Design A company may want to change the appearance of its website, and in which case, a re-launch becomes necessary. Heavy graphics can
What does the job of a parent entail? In short, the aim is to raise well-balanced individuals that are independent free thinkers, capable of creating a life for themselves outside of the parental home. One of the most important tasks for us is undoubtedly to keep our children safe, protecting them from physical, mental and emotional harm and minimising their exposure to danger. However, there are some parents that think nothing of giving their children unrestricted Internet access because they haven’t yet realised the extent of the very real dangers that lurk on the web. Those parents that do perceive risk might have limited means of controlling Internet usage. Parents have a non-negotiable obligation to ensure that the Internet access they’re providing for their children – be it fo