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Tesla has halted the use of Bitcoin to pay for its vehicles because of the environmental impact of using the currency. Bitcoin is created when high-powered computers compete against other machines to solve complex mathematical puzzles, a process known as mining, an energy-intensive activity that currently often relies on electricity generated with fossil fuels, particularly
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The head of the World Health Organization says the US backing of a proposed waiver of intellectual property rights for COVID vaccines is a “monumental moment” in the fight against the virus. The move could significantly boost vaccine production around the world by lifting patents, copyrights and protections for industrial design and confidential information. It
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Facebook’s oversight board has upheld the indefinite suspension on former US President Donald Trump. The board has upheld Facebook’s decision on 7 January to restrict Mr Trump’s access to posting content on his Facebook page and Instagram account. Mr Trump was banned from a number of social media platforms after his supporters stormed the US
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