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Africa ‘Will Define’ the Future of Bitcoin — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey plans to move to Africa

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey said  that he plans to move to Africa for up to six months next year. The tech executive announced the planned move following a month-long trip visiting entrepreneurs on the continent. Dorsey, 43, has a reported net worth of $3.9 billion. “Sad to be leaving the continent…for now,” Dorsey tweeted Wednesday. “Africa will …

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Scientists cure cancer in mice using technology that could work in humans

Australia is on the verge of becoming the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer. Researchers from Griffith University in Queensland have created a “cure” for cervical cancer by using gene-editing technology to target cervical cancer tumours in mice using “stealth” nanoparticles. Lead researcher Professor Nigel McMillan said it’s the first cancer cure …

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Facebook removes ‘coordinated’ fake accounts in UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and Indonesia

Facebook has removed hundreds of accounts, pages, and groups from its social network platforms that the company says were involved in coordinated inauthentic behaviour.   The tech giant said it removed a total of 443 Facebook and 125 Instagram accounts, as well as 200 pages and 76 groups originating in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, …

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YouTube removes thousands of videos, channels per hate speech policy

YouTube says it has removed more than 100,000 videos and over 17,000 channels for violating its hate speech rules in April through June, which is five times more than it removed in the previous three months.   YouTube also took down over 500 million comments over hate speech and attributed the increase to its recent efforts to …

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US Federal Trade Commission slams a five billion dollars fine on Facebook over privacy violations

The US Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve a fine of five billion dollars on Facebook over privacy violations.   The sanction comes after an FTC investigation into allegations that the social media platform inappropriately shared the information of 87 million users with Cambridge Analytica.   Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm, is …

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Facebook, Instagram and other platforms experiencing issues worldwide

Social media platforms had a bit of a meltdown on Wednesday. Facebook , Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter were all experiencing various issues. Users reported bugs, such as images not loading on Instagram and problems with Twitter direct messages, including the app showing notifications for unread DMs that weren’t there when users checked their inbox. “During …

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CHINA ISSUES 5G LICENSES IN TIMELY BOOST FOR HUAWEI

China granted 5G licenses to the country’s three major telecom operators and China Broadcasting Network Corp on Thursday, giving the go-ahead for full commercial deployment of the next-generation cellular network technology. The approvals will trigger investment in the telecommunications sector which will benefit top vendors such as Huawei Technologies, just as the Chinese network equipment …

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Twitter suspended 166,153 accounts for terrorism content in second half 2018

Twitter is making headway in tackling online terrorism content on its platform as it suspended over 166,000 accounts in the second half of last year, about a fifth less than in the previous period, the social media company said on Thursday. Together with Facebook and Google, Twitter is under pressure from regulators and governments worldwide …

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Iran pulls out of parts of nuclear deal, sets 60-day deadline to renegotiate terms

Iran’s president said Wednesday the u . s . a . will cease complying with components of an Obama-era nuclear deal and set a 60-day closing date for new phrases of the landmark pact before resuming higher uranium enrichment. Hassan Rouhani’s countrywide tackle comes a 12 months after President Trump withdrew the United States from the 2015 agreement. He said he desired to negotiate new terms with the remaining partners in the deal. The breakaway may want to in addition strengthen tensions between Tehran and Washington. The White …

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India will soon become the fourth nation to land on the moon

The South Asian country announced that its Chandrayaan-2 mission to the moon will launch between July 9-16 this year, after earlier plans for an April lift-off were scrapped. In a Twitter post, Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) said: “We are ready for one of the most exciting missions. Launch window between July 9-16 & likely …

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