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Bitcoin's wild 2017 ride continues with a Christmas Day rebound after a record slide

Image: Shutterstock / Sashkin By Adam Rosenberg2017-12-25 18:58:54 UTC Slow your roll, bitcoin. The finicky cryptocurrency has skyrocketed in overall value throughout 2017, but its bumpy December continued in the run-up to Christmas. After posting an all-time high of $19,796 per bitcoin on Dec. 17, the price fell to $11,590 on Dec. 22, according to Coinbase data). It was the steepest decline of the year for bitcoin, losing more than

American Express finally ditches the need for signatures with its credit card

American Express is going signature-less.Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2017-12-12 00:08:24 UTC Like MasterCard and Discover before it, American Express is eliminating signatures for all credit card purchases. The company announced Monday that merchants won’t need customers to sign for anything starting in April 2018. This affects all shoppers everywhere around the world where American Express is accepted.  The payment process has outgrown signatures as a security measure —

A giant amount of Apple’s profits answer to the tax laws of no nation. Jersey is an island floating in the English Channel, a bit closer to France than the United Kingdom, and, according to information obtained by the German media outlet Süddeutsche Zeitung, distributed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, and published by The New York Times, it is the tax home to subsidiaries of Apple that help

If you’re the sort of person who gets news from social media, it’s very possible you saw a viral story today about Trump dumping a bunch of fish food into a koi pond. The president met with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, and they took a moment to feed a bunch of carp together.  This is straightforward, painfully banal stuff that wouldn’t warrant a headline in better days. SEE ALSO:

Turns out the Equifax hack was even more gigantic

Image: JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock By Colin Daileda2017-10-02 22:41:49 UTC Somehow, the Equifax hack was worse than originally reported.  The company put out a press release on Monday to say the hack exposed the personal information of 145.5 million U.S. consumers, up from the original estimate of 143 million. That comes out to about 45 percent of the U.S. population.  Around 8,000 Canadians also had their information exposed, according to the new

Twitter finally breaks silence on why it's never suspended President Trump

Twitter finally has an answer for critics who claim that the social network gives President Donald Trump a pass on his inflammatory tweets. A company spokesman said Monday that it takes into account “newsworthiness” and potential public interest when deciding whether or not a particular tweet violates the company’s rules for appropriate conduct. The statement came in response to calls for Twitter to take action against the president’s account for

The 'first major hate site on the internet' is shut down

Former Ku Klux Klan imperial wizard Don Black showed the world how the internet could galvanize hate beginning in 1995.  Now the website he founded that year, Stormfront — called the “first major hate site on the Internet” by the SPLC — is offline.  Domain provider Web.com has put a hold on the site after the Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law wrote a letter to the company’s CEO,

Facebook could lose younger teens for the first time ever

101 Shares Instagram Stories are doing really well.Image: lili sams/mashable By Kerry Flynn2017-08-22 00:41:32 UTC Bad news for Facebook: American teens aren’t interested anymore.  A new report from eMarketer released Monday predicted Facebook usage by 12-to-17-year-olds will decline this year — the first time it’s estimated a drop in Facebook usage for any age group, ever. The report also says audiences under 25 are using Facebook less. Meanwhile, they are

After all that, Amazon's Whole Foods deal may be delayed

345 Shares Image: Scott Olson/Getty Images By Patrick Kulp2017-07-25 00:07:01 UTC It could be a while before your local Whole Foods starts recognizing your Prime membership. A raft of regulatory questions may delay the $13.7-billion mega-merger between Amazon and the supermarket chain as Democratic lawmakers and government officials raise antitrust concerns. Whole Foods told its investors in June that the deal was expected to close late this year, but the