每日英語跟讀 Ep.K248: About Tech - Apple, Google raise new concerns by yanking Russian app
Big Tech companies that operate around the globe have long promised to obey local laws and to protect civil rights while doing business.
But when Apple and Google capitulated to Russian demands and removed a political-opposition app from their local app stores, it raised worries that two of the world’s most successful companies are more comfortable bowing to undemocratic edicts _ and maintaining a steady flow of profits _ than upholding the rights of their users.
The ban galled supporters of free elections and free expression. ``This is bad news for democracy and dissent all over the world,`` said Natalia Krapiva, tech legal counsel for Access Now, an internet freedom group. (AP)
Bitcoin fever reaches Honduras with first cryptocurrency ATM 首設加密貨幣自動提款機 比特幣熱潮傳到宏都拉斯
The first cryptocurrency ATM in Honduras opened this week as bitcoin backers sought to spur demand for virtual assets after neighboring El Salvador became the first country to establish bitcoin as legal tender.
The machine allows users to acquire bitcoin and ethereum using the local lempira currency and was installed in an office tower in the capital of Tegucigalpa by Honduran firm TGU Consulting Group.
Juan Mayen, 28, chief executive of TGU, led the effort to bring the ATM to Honduras in hopes of educating people about virtual assets through first-hand experience. (Reuters)
現年28歲的TGU執行長馬炎帶頭推動把這台ATM引入宏都拉斯，希望讓民眾透過親身體驗，認識虛擬資產。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1481085 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1475617