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In case you haven’t heard, cryptocurrencies have gone mainstream. Well, namely Bitcoin. MicroStrategy, the business software behemoth, was the first corporation to make waves with Bitcoin when it sold $650 million of convertible notes in December to buy the crypto. On February 16, the company added that they will sell an additional $600 million of [...]

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Following the election of a new prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the international community is questioning the US sanction’s validity against the ICC. In fact, Mr. Karim Khan from the United Kingdom was elected on February 12, 2021, as the next ICC Prosecutor, and he will take office, replacing Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda of [...]

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Poly or perfluoroalkyl compounds (PFAS) are a class of over 5,000 man-made chemicals that have seen heavy use since the 60s in applications as varied as non-adhesive cookware, water-repellent clothing, and firefighting foam for combating oil blazes. PFAS are almost unreactive and incredibly resistant to extreme heat and other environmental actions. However, the same properties [...]

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Over-the-top (OTT) platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, and others, are subscription-based audio or video hosting services that are majorly involved in streaming feature films, web series, documentaries, etc. These platforms offer a wide range of content and modify the suggestions according to viewers’ choice by using Artificial Intelligence (AI). They generate revenue by [...]

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After months of deliberation and stagnant discussion over adequate government funding measures, on December 27, 2020, Congress signed The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) into law. The new bill, whose title is as profound and as it is arbitrary sounding, covers 5593 pages and includes $900 billion of pandemic related relief. The House and [...]

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(c) Mucciaccio Brothers (2021)

In some states, missing a tax payment could cost you your home.   That’s exactly what happened to one family from Easton, Massachusetts. Although brothers Neil and Mark Mucciaccio owned their house outright, they struggled to keep up with rising property taxes when their family experienced several medical and financial hardships. When the brothers failed to [...]

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WhatsApp is a free to download cross-platform messaging application which was founded in 2009. In 2014, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion, which brought WhatsApp under scrutiny for its privacy practices. Facebook faced international backlash for the Cambridge Analytica scandal during the Brexit and 2016 United States Elections. Moreover, in 2018, news reports exposed Facebook’s [...]

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Last week, a Travis County judge in Texas ordered that Rosa Jimenez be released from prison because false scientific testimony was used to secure her 2005 conviction for murdering a 21-month-old toddler in her care. The saga of Jimenez’ wrongful conviction highlights several major flaws in our criminal justice system. At her trial, Jimenez was accused [...]

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