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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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CHINA ORDERS 300 AIRBUS JETS

China and Airbus have signed a major deal worth tens of billions of dollars for the supply of 300 jets. The deal which includes an order for 290 A320 family jets and 10 A350 wide body jets has seen China match its record previously struck between them and Boeing, when the under fire company supplied …

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SIMILARITIES BETWEEN ETHIOPIAN AIRLINE AND THE LION AIRLINE CRASH

The news of the grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8 was greeted with applause from around the world. Questions are being asked as to what could have caused plane crashes in planes of the same models. The full details have not yet been released, but here are some similarities in both accidents of March …

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BOEING UPGRADES SOFTWARE ON IT’S MAX 8 PLANES

Boeing is upgrading the stall prevention software on its 737 MAX, industry sources said Friday, as French investigators scoured black box data from the latest of two deadly crashes involving the aircraft in recent months. The MAX has been grounded worldwide following Sunday’s Ethiopia Airlines disaster that killed all 157 on board, and the fallout …

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INTERNET RE ROUTE CAUSES PROTESTS IN RUSSIA

There was a little protest when citizens of Russia took to the streets of Moscow to canvas a bill that would see all internet traffic re rout through  Servers in Russia. The news of such bill didn’t sit well with the people as they feared that their internet freedom would be limited if such a …

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