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Facebook bans white nationalist’s accounts over hate speech

SAN FRANCISCO (Web Desk) Facebook has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence.Facebook spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja tells The Associated Press that the profile pages of Christopher Cantwell have been removed as well as a page …

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Government websites defaced by Indian hackers: reports

ISALAMABAD (Web Desk) Websites of multiple departments of the Government of Pakistan, including the Establishment Division, the law ministry, Ministry of Inter Provincial Cooperation, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Information Technology were hacked on Monday, local news outlets reported.Sources in the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) informed Indian news outlet …

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Electric car startup Faraday Future signs factory deal

CALIFORNIA (Web Desk) Electric car startup Faraday Future said Monday it had signed a lease for a new assembly plant in California and reaffirmed its intention to start deliveries in 2018.The company, whose backers include the head of the financially strapped Chinese tech group LeEco, said its new facility will …

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Google fires employee behind anti-diversity memo

US (Web Desk) Internet giant Google has fired the male engineer at the centre of an uproar in Silicon Valley over the past week after he authored an internal memo asserting there are biological causes behind gender inequality in the tech industry.James Damore, the engineer who wrote the memo, confirmed …

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Apple’s China problem highlights conundrum for tech sector

SAN FRANCISCO (Web Desk) Apple’s decision to bow to Chinese officials by removing apps to sidestep online censorship underscores the dilemma faced by US tech companies seeking to uphold principles while expanding their business. The iPhone maker is the latest from Silicon Valley to face a conundrum in balancing their …

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Pakistan experiences slow internet as submarine cable goes offline

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) informed on Saturday that Pakistan is experiencing slow internet as IMEWE, the international underwater cable responsible for bringing internet to Pakistan, has gone offline due to technical problems. A spokesperson from PTCL said that a major flaw in IMEWE had occurred near …

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Ukraine finally battens down its leaky cyber hatches after attacks

KIEV (Web Desk) When the chief of Microsoft Ukraine switched jobs to work for President Petro Poroshenko, he found that everyone in the office used the same login password. It wasn’t the only symptom of lax IT security in a country suffering crippling cyber attacks.Sometimes pressing the spacebar was enough …

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Apple is removing VPN services from China App Store

BEIJING (Web Desk) Apple Inc is removing virtual private network (VPN) services from its app store in China, VPN service providers said on Saturday, accusing the US tech giant of bowing to pressure from Beijing to comply with stringent cyberspace regulations.VPNs allow users to bypass China’s so-called “Great Firewall” aimed …

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Watch out Messi, here come the footballers at RoboCup

NAGOYA, Japan (Web Desk) With steely focus, player number 3 scored a stunning opening goal in the first few minutes of the high-stakes football match between a dominant Bordeaux and their plucky Chinese opponents. But as the crowds cheered, the pint-sized player, known as Arya, showed none of the customary …

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