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Telegram blocks terror content after Indonesia threatens ban

JAKARTA (Web Desk) The encrypted messaging app Telegram is forming a team of moderators who are familiar with Indonesian culture and language so it can remove “terrorist-related content” faster, its co-founder said Sunday, after Indonesia limited access to the app and threatened a total ban. Pavel Durov, who with his …

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Unboxing the OPPO F3 Black Edition

ISALAMABAD (Web Desk) After the successful launch of the OPPO F3 Plus, the smartphone maker has officially launched the OPPO F3 with dual selfie camera.The phone is priced at PKR 29,899 and available in two colours — gold and black.We got a chance to unbox and review the device. In …

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Facebook turns down govt request over cell phone numbers

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk)  The social media networking site Facebook has termed Pakistan’s request to link all accounts to individual phone numbers “improbable”.“Pakistan had suggested that Facebook accounts be linked with users’ mobile phone numbers. However, the management of Facebook believed it was more feasible to sync accounts with email addresses,” …

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Russia launches 73 satellites into orbit

MASCOW (Web Desk) The Soyuz 2-1A rocket successfully lifted off at 0643 GMT with the satellite payload, Roscosmos said in a statement. According to Russian news agencies, Glavcosmos, charged with putting the satellites into orbit, later reported that by 1441 GMT all the satellites had successfully separated. They were released …

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Windows Phone 8 fades out as Microsoft mulls mobile strategy

SAN FRANCISCO (Web Desk) Microsoft has ended support for its Windows 8 smartphones, as the US tech giant focuses on other segments, amid ongoing speculation about its strategy for mobile.Users of Windows-powered phones — which have failed badly against rivals from Apple and Google Android — were invited to upgrade …

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In power-short Pakistan, switch to solar power hit by rumours

LARKANA (Web Desk) Mohammad Aslam has finally found a way to give his family relief from extended power cuts. In February this year, he installed a 300-watt solar power generating system on the roof of his house. In Pakistan, power outages scheduled by the country’s strained public electric utilities frequently …

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US confirms it has lifted laptop ban on EgyptAir flights

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) The US Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday it has lifted a ban on state-owned EgyptAir passengers using laptops on US-bound flights, leaving just two Middle Eastern airlines still under restrictions first imposed in March.EgyptAir earlier on Wednesday announced the lifting of the restrictions on its …

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The warm glow of giving starts in your brain:

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) What inspires humans to acts of generosity? Economists, psychologists and philosophers have pondered this question for millennia.If one assumes that human behaviour is primarily motivated by self-interest, it seems illogical to willingly sacrifice resources for others. In an attempt to solve this paradox, some experts have theorised …

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