Jussie Smollett Wrist Slap is an Absolute Slap in the Face to Real Victims

The Jussie Smollett case may be over, but the Empire star’s bizarre hate crime hoax leaves an awful mess in its wake. Have a little bit of fame? Feel sorry for yourself for not having more? Hate white people? Live in the U.S.? Concoct a fake hate crime story. Play the victim. Sit back for it to all end in your favor. That twisted tale is the real-life story of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. As if he wrote out his own script, Smollett is somewhere basking in his own glory over the drama created. Prosecutors on Tuesday dropped all the

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Vive La France! Facebook, Google, and Amazon Face $452 Million Tax Bill

France expects to collect $ 452 million in 2019 through a new digital tax that targets 30 Big Tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple. On March 6, the French government introduced a 3% digital-services tax on tech giants that earn hefty revenues in France through targeted ads or digital marketplaces. The tax will apply to tech companies whose annual global revenues top $ 850 million, and at least $ 28 million in France. The new tax applies retroactively going back to January, according to the Wall Street Journal. The measure comes up for debate in April but is expected to pass

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These ‘Biometric Blockchain ATMs’ Scan Your Face to Fight Dark Web Card Fraud

Cutting-edge blockchain ATM prototypes are being rolled out in Saudi Arabia with a unique take on granting users access to funds. The ATMs use biometric scanners to scan the face of each account holder as part of a five-factor authentication process secured by a blockchain app being used by the largest ATM provider in the Middle East. Biometric Facial Recognition With Blockchain The ATMs are the result of a partnership between Alhamrani Universal (AU) and blockchain mobile-identity platform ShoCard. The five-factor authentication process includes facial scanning, the ShoCard ID, a QR code, session IDs, and timestamps among other certification methods

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Why JP Morgan Thinks the US Stock Market is Set to Face a Reckoning

JP Morgan chart analyst and technical market strategist Jason Hunter says the S&P 500 is not out of the woods yet after bouncing back this month from massive losses in the worst December since the Great Depression. S&P 500 Climbing toward Resistance The January rally in U.S. stock prices pushed the benchmark up more than 12 points over its Christmas Eve low, rebounding more than 5 percent in the first month of 2019. But that doesn’t necessarily mean stocks are headed into a bull market as the S&P 500 approaches a key resistance line at 2,711. In a note to

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