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Shareholders Want ‘Dictator’ Zuck Out as Chair, Facebook Defends Him

By CCN: Facebook shareholders want Mark Zuckerberg to step down as chairman, saying he runs the social media monopoly “essentially as a dictatorship.” Investors also slammed the tech juggernaut for its barrage of data-breach scandals, which they say has eroded public trust in the social network. A group of shareholders made the bombshell revelations in an April 12 SEC filing. The proposals were made in preparation for Facebook’s annual shareholders meeting, which is scheduled for May 30. Board Shot Down All 8 Shareholder Proposals Facebook unwittingly confirmed that it does indeed “operate essentially as a dictatorship” when it flatly rejected

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Canadian Regulators Want Laboratoire Blockchain Investors to Come Forward

Canadian regulators have frozen the assets and activities of a blockchain firm and instructed investors to step forward. The AMF (Autorité des marchés financiers) issued a statement described as a “call to investors” regarding the company in question, Laboratoire Blockchain Inc, as well as three affiliated individuals. Following the recent announcement that the Canadian federal government is auditing dozens of Bitcoin users, Quebec province is cracking down on activity in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries. Laboratoire Blockchain Inc The French-Canadian blockchain firm stands accused of violating securities laws. Three men are named in the injunctions: Jonathan Forte, Benjamin Forte and

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Want to Insult a Black Person? Call Them a Prop; Cohen Hearing Brought Out the Worst

Former Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen had been on the Democrats’ most disliked list. That was when he supported President Trump unconditionally. Now, even though he’s a convicted perjurer, he’s in the good graces of his haters. So great were the allegations he was ready to make against Trump that he became the star witness at the Democrat-led House Oversight Committee hearing Wednesday. I watched this hearing in dismay. Seeing so many lawmakers lap up as if it were the gospel, allegations being made by a person who’d already lied to them was nauseating. What’s worse is Cohen joining in

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5 Years Later, Mt. Gox Victims Still Want to Know: ‘Where’s our Bitcoin?’

It seems like just yesterday when Bitcoin investors were startled by the news that Mt. Gox, one of the world ’s first Bitcoin exchanges, was in serious trouble. Five years ago, on Feb. 24, 2014, reports began circulating that the Bitcoin exchange had lost three-quarters of a million bitcoins. One day later, the company – perhaps the closest thing to a single point of failure in the Bitcoin industry – announced that it was shutting down operations. I hope this isn't true, but I received report allegedly from Mt. Gox which says they have lost 750,000 BTC #bitcoin. http://t.co/3Rjxw4fb4b —

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Want to Avoid Taxes for Life? Have 4 Children, Says Hungary’s Anti-Immigration PM

Having kids is hardly a walk in the park. Oftentimes it feels as if the only incentive in the incessant additional child caring workload is the occasional smile, cuddle, or unexpected kiss. Well, not in Hungary. Outspoken anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban is determined to raise the birth rate by waiving taxes completely for families with four children or more. In what sounds almost like gamification techniques for breeding children, controversial Orban announced a range of financial benefits for Hungarian families on Sunday. These include subsidized loans, help to buy houses and vehicles, and even the waiving of income tax

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