Elon Musk wants to take Twitter public in matter of years • The Register

Elon Musk wants to take Twitter public in matter of years • The Register

In another twist to the Twitter saga, Elon Musk could be returning the microblogging mainstay to public ownership in the not-too-distant future after agreeing to take it private as part of his $44 billion takeover. According to The Wall Street JournalMusk has told potential investors that he’s planning to refloat Twitter in as little as … Read more

‘How Are You Feeling Today?’ More Teachers Use Tech to Check Emotional Pulse of Students

'How Are You Feeling Today?'  More Teachers Use Tech to Check Emotional Pulse of Students

Shea Smith starts the middle-school digital media class he teaches with a ritual: He asks his students to open up their Chromebooks and answer a simple question, “How are you feeling today?” The students answer on a Google form by clicking on one of three emojis—a happy face, a straight face (indicating “Meh”) or a … Read more

Government backs EU proposals to scan personal messages for child-sex-abuse images

Government backs EU proposals to scan personal messages for child-sex-abuse images

The Government has signaled strong support for radical EU proposals that would force tech companies to scan people’s private online communications, including encrypted messages, for child-sexual-abuse imagery and grooming behaviour. As previously reported in the Irish Examiner, the plans, drafted by the European Commission, have been welcomed by children’s groups, but opposed by civil-rights advocates. … Read more

FTC asked to probe Apple, Google over selling personal information

Apple and Alphabet’s Google, the effective duopoly controlling most of the world’s smartphones, face a raft of legislative measures in the US rebuking their “gatekeeper control” and urging a curb on their power to dictate terms on app marketplaces.

Four Democratic lawmakers have called on the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate tech giants Apple and Google over selling personal data. According to The Wall Street Journal, the lawmakers alleged the companies engaged in unfair and deceptive practices by enabling the collection and sale of mobile-phone users’ personal information. … Read more

From a personal submarine to a Gucci smart ring – four ridiculous tech items for the ultra-rich

From a personal submarine to a Gucci smart ring – four ridiculous tech items for the ultra-rich

BASIC tech items don’t cut it for the mega-rich – here are some insane gadgets they’re likely splurging on instead. What do the world’s 1-percenters likely spend their money on? We have a few ideas. 4 Triton’s personal submarine starts at $3.5 million USD.Credit: tritonsubs Here are four of the most ridiculous tech items that … Read more

Sponsors of US crypto bill seek input on GitHub and get some • The Register

Sponsors of US crypto bill seek input on GitHub and get some • The Register

The two US senators behind a proposed law to bring order to cryptocurrency finance have published their legislation to Microsoft’s GitHub to obtain input from the unruly public. The bill, known as the Responsible Financial Innovation Act, was introduced by Senators Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on June 7 to create a regulatory … Read more