Facebook has defied Australia’s push to make Big Tech pay for news by banning the sharing of content on its platform in the country, the oil and gas industry in Texas has buckled under the strain of a blast of Arctic weather, and three North Korean computer programmers have been charged over a cyber-hack spree. Plus, the FT’s global China editor, James Kynge, explains how Beijing’s digital currency is doubling as a surveillance tool for the state.

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