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Market data giant IHS Markit is steering clear of cryptocurrencies until the sector gets formal regulation.

Lance Uggla, CEO of the $20 billion company, told Business Insider at the Innovate Finance Global Summit in London this week that cryptocurrencies are "very speculative at the moment" and the market is "no different to a lot of young people that like to bet on the football."

The mystery of dinosaurs' giant horns may finally be solved — and it's about love, not war

Dinosaurs in the ceratopsian family, like Triceratops, had massive bony frills and fearsome horns on top of their heads. Over time, researchers have speculated that these could have served various purposes, including defense against predators, temperature regulation, and helping to prevent mating between different species. But a new study argues the primary function of these cumbersome features was probably showing off for potential mates.

For decades, researchers have tried to figure out why dinosaurs had such enormous bony frills and fearsome spikes on their heads.

They speculated that dinosaurs like the Triceratops — members of the ceratopsian or horned dinosaur family — had these distinctive traits for self-defense, or to ensure they didn't mate with a dinosaur from another species, among other possibilities.

The most luxurious Cadillac is getting an extra dose of American V8 muscle (GM)

The CT6 is Cadillac's flagship sedan. For 2019, Cadillac is giving the CT6 a new performance variant called the CT6 V-Sport. It will be powered by an all-new, 550-horsepower, 4.2-liter, twin-turbocharged V8.

The Cadillac CT6 is one of our favorite cars here at Business Insider. Its combination of style, luxury, and technology certainly has us smitten.

As amazing as its 400 horsepower twin-turbo V6 may be, deep down inside, it just didn't feel quite right. A big Caddy should have a V8.

Well... it does now. 

On Wednesday,

Apple has a huge 'competitive advantage' over Facebook and Google (AAPL)

Apple has been largely insulated from privacy concerns because of its focus on monetizing hardware, not software which is dependent on ads, UBS Analyst Steven Milunovich explains. He believes this gives the company a "competitive advantage" compared to other tech giants like Facebook and Google who have faced lots of criticism over how it protects users' data. You can view Apple's stock price here. 

With all the hullabaloo surrounding

Toyota will temporarily stop its self-driving-car tests after fatal autonomous Uber accident

In response to Sunday's fatal accident involving a self-driving Uber vehicle, Toyota will temporarily stop testing its Chauffeur autonomous-driving program in the US. Toyota had been testing the fully autonomous Chauffeur system in California and Michigan. The automaker was rumored to be in talks to purchase Uber's self-driving technology, though it's unclear if Sunday's accident will hurt the chances of a potential deal.

In response to Sunday's

The 'Breaking Bad'-inspired gang of students who made $1 million selling drugs on the dark web have been jailed

A gang of former student drug dealers from Manchester, England have been jailed for a combined 56 years. The men, who were students at Manchester University, sold LSD, Ecstasy, and other drugs on the dark web, according to the UK's National Crime Agency. They were inspired by the TV show "Breaking Bad," and made more than $1 million.

A "Breaking Bad"-inspired gang of British drug dealers who began selling drugs online to make money as students have been jailed for years.

The five men, currently aged between 25 and 28, made more than £800,000 ($1.1 million) through sales of Ecstasy, Ketamine, LSD, Valium, and other drugs on the dark web while students at Manchester University,

Mark Zuckerberg finally breaks his silence on the Cambridge Analytica scandal (FB)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg have broken their silence on the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which has contributed to a drop of more than 10% in Facebook's stock since last Friday. Facebook also detailed plans to prevent this kind of data leakage from happening again, including by introducing an app-permission tool in the News Feed. You can read their entire responses below.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said the company had made mistakes in handling its users' data and promised more user control in his first comments since reports of a massive privacy scandal that has wiped tens of billions of dollars from the social network's market value.

The scandal centers on the

The US is stocking up on a small, deadly new missile

US Special Operations Command signed a contract with Alabama-based defense contractor Dynetics for supply of over 1,000 Small Glide Munitions over four years. The SGM is a small precision guided standoff missile, meaning it can be launched outside its intended target area and glide all the way to until impact.  The missile is intended to be attached to UAVs and AC-130 gunships, and is a smaller but more destructive and capable alternative to the AGM-114 Hellfire

US Special Operations Command plans to award a sole-source contract to Dynetics Inc. for additional GBU-69B Small Glide Munitions, IHS Janes reports.

The 3 steps Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will take to avoid a repeat of the Cambridge Analytica scandal

Mark Zuckerberg has outlined three steps the company is taking following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. As many as 50 million users had their data taken by the political research firm without their knowledge or consent. The subsequent backlash has knocked tens of billions of dollars off the social networking company's market cap. Facebook says it will notify users whose data was taken, and restrict what app developers can access.

Mark Zuckerberg has finally broken his silence on the Cambridge Analytica scandal that has roiled his company and knocked tens of billions off its market cap — announcing that Facebook will notify people whose data was misappropriated.

In a statement published to his Facebook profile on Wednesday, the CEO said that "we have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can't then we don't deserve to serve you."

Disturbing before-and-after images show how Silicon Valley tech offices could be submerged by 2100

The world's oceans are rapidly rising as waters warm and ice sheets melt. Coastal locations, like the San Francisco Bay Area, will be among the hardest hit by the rising tide.

Beyond sea level rise, San Francisco is slowly sinking at a rate of up to 10 millimeters per year in a process called subsidence.

All this incoming water will have devastating consequences for the area, where pricey real estate developments and clusters of billion-dollar tech companies may be forced to relocate. 

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