Programmer arrested by U.S. authorities after North Korea cryptocurrency talk

Programmer Virgil Griffith, known for his project WikiScanner as well as his recent work for the Ethereum Foundation, has been arrested for “assisting North Korea in evading sanctions,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced … Read more…

‘Sci-fi’ electrode sleeve offers new hope for millions of paralysis patients

Cutting-edge technology is giving new hope to millions of people living with paralysis across the United States. Researchers at The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research have successfully developed a light-weight, wearable electrode sleeve that regulates and triggers finger movement in … Read more…

Twitter warns UK political party over ‘factcheck’ rebrand that misled the public

Twitter says a UK political party’s rebrand of their press account as a fact-checking service misled the public. The UK’s Conservative party has been accused of misleading people by rebranding their official Twitter profile as a fact-checker during a televised … Read more…

Chinese AI start-up Megvii seeks approval for Hong Kong IPO of at least $500 million: sources

Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) firm Megvii Technology Ltd plans to seek listing approval on Thursday for a Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO) of at least $ 500 million, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. Reuters: Technology News … Read more…

Air Force tests plasma reactor to destroy ‘forever chemicals’ in contaminated groundwater

The Air Force is testing a plasma reactor to destroy harmful chemical compounds in contaminated groundwater. The manmade compounds, which are called per- and polyfluoroalykyl substances, or PFAS, have seeped into groundwater at a number of military bases as a … Read more…

Facebook, YouTube censor mentions of ‘whistleblower’ in Trump-Ukraine scandal

Social media companies are removing any mentions of the whistleblower in the Trump-Ukraine scandal, according to a report. Though the whistleblower’s name has been percolating online — including in the widely-read Drudge Report — Facebook said publishing the name on … Read more…