Earth is headed for its second warmest year in recorded history (the record was three years ago) – TechCrunch

Data from the U.S. government sure seems to indicate that the Earth is warming (despite what the current leadership may say). Apparently, the globe just experienced the second-hottest October ever recorded and is on track for the second-hottest year to date on record, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Not only…

Juno shuts down its operations in NYC as owner Gett signs strategic partnership with Lyft – TechCrunch

Gett, the ridesharing company backed by Volkswagen and valued at around $1.5 billion, is putting the brakes on a major part of its growth strategy. Today, the company announced that it is closing down its operations in New York, which operates under the Juno brand, effective today. The company has substantial business serving enterprise customers…

Senior UK judges say cryptoassets, including Bitcoin, are property

Cryptoassets can be treated as tradeable property and smart contracts are “enforceable agreements” under English law. That’s according to the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce of the Lawtech Deliver Panel, which today published a 46-page legal statement stating: “Cryptoassets, including but not restricted to, virtual currencies, can be treated in principle as property […] smart contracts are…

Iran shut down citizens’ internet access following protests over fuel pricing

Over the weekend, people in Iran experienced slowing internet until finally, on Saturday, the country’s internet and access to mobile data was almost completely shut off by the Iranian government. According to NetBlocks — a non-governmental organization that monitors cybersecurity and the governance of the internet in countries such as Africa, Iraq, and Turkey —…