Is Cryptocurrency “Junk”?

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UK Group Threatens to Sue Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica

Lawyers for a group of UK residents whose Facebook data was harvested by Cambridge Analytica are now threatening to sue for damages. In a 27-page letter served to the company Tuesday, they accuse Facebook of violating British data privacy regulations. The letter before claim, as it’s called, is the first step in the UK’s legal process for filing a class action suit. It warns Facebook that if it does not adequately respond to a list of questions regarding user privacy within 14 days, the claimants may take legal action against the company in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Nearly 1.1 million British citizens could be eligible to join such a suit if it goes forward.

The warning comes from the UK-based law firm Irvine Thanvi Natas Solicitors, which is representing dozens of people who argue that Facebook misused their personal data in violation of UK law. It follows an announcement Monday by separate group, called the read more

Nintendo is closing in on 20 million Switch sales

The Nintendo Switch is still in a great position, though. The console-handheld hybrid has outsold its predecessor, the financially disastrous Wii U, and amassed a decent catalogue of exclusives, including Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2 and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. And, more importantly for Nintendo shareholders, the system is still making money. Today, the company reported revenue of 168 billion yen (roughly $1.5 billion), up from 154 billion ($1.37 billion) during the same quarter last year. Operating profit, meanwhile, hit 30.5 billion yen (roughly $274 million), up from 16.2 billion yen in Q1 2017.

As part of its earnings, Nintendo released some software figures too. The cardboard-centric Nintendo Labo has sold 1.39 million units since its launch in April. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze shifted 1.4 million units, while Mario Tennis Aces read more