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Car2Go 'hack': Rental company suspends Chicago service after 'as many as 100 high-end vehicles' subject to fraud

The Independent - Tech

The short-term car rental service Car2Go has suspended its services in Chicago after "a fraud issue" that has been described in reports as cars essentially being stolen. Local media in Chicago have reported that the car sharing service was suspended after vehicles were essentially commandeered by individuals misusing the app. Car2Go has indicated that no personal or bank information was stolen during the incidents, and that the suspension of services did not extend outside of the Chicago market. We'll tell you what's true. You can form your own view.

Two killed in Mandalay city in bloodiest day of Myanmar protests

The Japan Times

Two people were killed in Myanmar's second city Mandalay on Saturday when police and soldiers fired to disperse protests against a Feb. 1 military coup, emergency workers said, the bloodiest day in more than two weeks of demonstrations. Protesters took to the streets in cities and towns across Myanmar with members of ethnic minorities, poets, rappers and transport workers among those demanding an end to military rule and the release from detention of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and others. Tensions escalated quickly in Mandalay where police and soldiers confronted striking shipyard workers and other protesters. Some of the demonstrators fired catapults at police as they played cat and mouse through riverside streets. Police responded with tear gas and gunfire, and witnesses said they found the cartridges of both live rounds and rubber bullets on the ground.

Russian MPs approve controversial bill that could 'break the internet'

The Independent - Tech

Russian MPs have approved draft legislation of a controversial bill that critics claim could lead to widespread internet censorship in the country. The lower house of the Russian parliament passed a second reading of the Digital Economy National Program legislation, which seeks to route Russian web traffic and data through exchange points controlled by the state. Thousands of people in Moscow and other Russian cities protested the legislation last month, chanting slogans like "hands off the internet" and "stop breaking the Russian internet." We'll tell you what's true. You can form your own view.

Hacking group Anonymous issue veiled threat to Elon Musk over crypto market 'trolling'

The Independent - Tech

The hacking group Anonymous has issued a threat to Elon Musk, accusing the billionaire Tesla owner of having liquidated dreams and "destroyed lives" with his tweets about cryptocurrencies. With just a few words, memes, emojis and likes, the world's third-richest person has sent the value of cryptocurrencies both diving and soaring in recent months – notably with his jocular backing of dogecoin, followed more recently by sobering claims of concern over bitcoin's environmental impact. In the latest turn of the saga, which has seen crypto investors' fortunes rise and fall, the value of bitcoin dropped seven per cent on Friday after Musk shared a meme about a breakup to his 56 million Twitter followers, which some investors took as an indication that his electric vehicle company could intend to sell off its coins, having purchased $1.5bn-worth in February. The hacking group claimed his erratic public dalliance with cryptocurrencies "show a clear disregard for the average working person". Suggesting that Mr Musk has "enjoyed one of the most favourable reputations of anyone in the billionaire class" by tapping into the desire many people have to live in a world with electric cars and space exploration, a Guy Fawkes mask-clad member of the hactivist group described him as the only CEO of such a company to have "gained a cult following through s***posting and trolling the world on social media".

Burma military clash with protesters leaves 18 dead, about 1,000 detained including journalist

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on YANGON, Burma (AP) – Police in Burma's biggest city on Monday fired tear gas at defiant crowds who returned to the streets to protest the military's seizure of power a month ago, despite reports that security forces had killed at least 18 people around the country a day earlier. The protesters in Yangon were chased as they tried to gather at their usual meeting spot at the Hledan Center intersection. Demonstrators scattered and sought to rinse their faces with water in vain attempts to ease the irritating effects of the gas.