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Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

RUSSIA

780 new malicious programs designed to steal users' online banking data detected every day

MOSCOW, RUSSIA / JOHANNESBURG, SA: According to Kaspersky Security Network data, over the last three months Trojan bankers have been detected on an average of 2000 unique users' computers every day. Moreover, 780 signatures for new malicious programs that target sensitive financial information are added to Kaspersky Lab's antivirus database on a daily basis - that is 1.1% of the total number of malware detected every day by the company's software.

7 Feb 2012

GERMANY

Mood of the World report shows most of world focuses on inflation

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: British consumers are facing the double whammy of still feeling the effects of recession even as rising costs fuel inflationary worries. They are not alone in the world, though, according to GfK Roper Consulting's 2011 Mood of the World Report, which is based on a global survey of more than 32 000 consumers ages 15 and older in 25 countries.

25 Aug 2011