China’s president wants to create a ‘fairer’ internet — for China

China’s stranglehold on its citizens’ internet usage is notorious, and now the officials in charge of it are gathered at China’s main internet conference in Wuzhen. Today, President Xi Jinping called for greater global cooperation in making the internet fairer in a speech that was read on his behalf at the conference, Reuters reports. “There is an urgent need for us to speed up the internet economy and work for governance that is more fair and equitable,” Xi said. The word “fair” rings somewhat hollow coming from a man who’s so insecure about his likeness with Winnie the Pooh that… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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The great AirPod rip-off continues with Xiaomi’s dirt cheap $30 AirDots

It seems like everyone wants to get on the AirPod bandwagon. Apple’s wireless earbuds have proven so popular that shedloads of companies are copying the format and releasing similar-looking versions of the audio gear. The latest in this line? The Xiaomi AirDots. The earbuds have many of the same features as the AirPods. First off, they’re true wireless, meaning there’s not a cable in sight on the headphones themselves. The Xiaomi AirDots also have touch controls on the side of the buds and come with the now standard charging case. Design-wise, they have a very Apple feel about them. Check… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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The rise of femtech funding clearly shows it’s not a ‘niche’

Five years ago, global funding for the femtech sector had barely reached $100 million total. But now? The femtech industry is set to see a huge increase to more than $400 million — the largest amount of funding the industry has ever received. This rise is long overdue. Historically, femtech hasn’t received much venture capital funding, since a staggering (but not surprising) 92 percent of partners at the biggest VC firms in America are men. The female-health sector was considered a niche market, which is pretty astonishing since women make up 49.5 percent of the world population and 83 percent of household healthcare spending is done by women. The… This… Read More

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University shuts down its entire network to stop Bitcoin crypto-jackers

A Canadian university had to shut down its entire campus network after it discovered hackers had hijacked its computing power to surreptitiously mine cryptocurrency – Bitcoin, to be exact. In a statement released earlier this week, Nova Scotia-based St. Francis Xavier University revealed the hackers snuck in malicious software on its servers to run their crypto-jacking operation. Its technical team first detected the attack last Thursday. “In consultation with security specialists, [we] purposefully disabled all network systems in response to what we learned to be to be an automated attack on our systems known as ‘crytpocoin mining,’” the statement reads.… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Texan regulator slaps Australian cloud mining firm with cease-and-desist

An Australian-based cryptocurrency mining service has been told to cease its operations by regulators from the other side of the globe. The Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) issued an emergency cease-and-desist order yesterday, to Automated Web Services Mining (AWS Mining). Any similarities you might spot in that acronym (cough Amazon Web Services cough) are – hopefully – coincidental. AWS Mining was responsible for a number of subsidiary companies that have also been named and included in the cease-and-desist order. According to the court documents, customers of AWS Mining and its subsidiaries had been promising returns of 200 percent on investments.… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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This Day in Deals: Free headphones (with a Gear S3) to applaud the Stoughton Musical Society

This Day In Deals is our new section where we share a historical fact and the day’s best deal – and try to connect them. The aim? To enrich ourselves financially, and you spiritually. Do you know what America’s oldest performing musical organization is? Any guesses? Nope, it’s not Guns N’ Roses. Or De La Soul. And definitely not Maroon 5. It’s… *drum roll please* …the Stoughton Musical Society! Now (catchily) known as the Old Stoughton Musical Society. The organization was formed on November 7 way back in 1786. Since then it has been doing musical things, like singing. And, uhhh…… This story continues at The Next Web …read more… Read More

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