Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Tech

French luxury giants dive into Silicon Valley

LONDON: Steve Jobs may have been a tech genius, but he clearly didn’t care much for fashion. Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has followed in his footsteps, sporting a plain grey T-shirt every day for years only to swap it for a simple black suit to testify before Congress and the ...

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Facebook suspends US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

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Reuters US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been suspended from Facebook for bullying and hate speech and is close to having pages tied to him and his Infowars website removed from the platform, the social media network said on Friday. The radio host’s personal profile was banned for 30 days after ...

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Facebook just lost $120b in a 1-day

NEW YORK: Facebook has just lost billions of dollars in value, making it one of the biggest one-day corporate losses in US stock market history. The company dropped $120 billion (£91 billion) in shareholder value yesterday (July 26) after it disclosed that its quarterly revenue did not live up to ...

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Nikon working on next-generation mirrorless camera

IANS: Japanese major Nikon on Wednesday announced the development of a next-generation full-frame mirrorless camera and a new lens under its own lens-brand NIKKOR, featuring a new mount that will enable a new dimension in optical performance. “Through the development of this new mirrorless camera, Nikon reaffirms our commitment to ...

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Hackers Breached Virginia Bank, Stole $2.4M

VIRGINIA: Hackers used phishing emails to break into a Virginia bank in two separate cyber intrusions over an eight-month period, making off with more than $2.4 million total. Now the financial institution is suing its insurance provider for refusing to fully cover the losses. According to a lawsuit filed last ...

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Forging a full fibre broadband and 5G future for all

GOV.UK LONDON: Mandatory full fibre broadband for all new build homes and a new priority to connect hard-to-reach rural areas are key measures proposed in a national, long-term strategy for UK telecommunications. The new approach is aimed at driving large-scale commercial investment in the fixed and wireless networks that are ...

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Facebook to double office presence in London

LONDON: Facebook said on Monday it would double its presence in London, acquiring nearly 600,000 square feet (56,000 square meters) of office space across two buildings in King’s Cross – enough for more than 6,000 workstations. The social network did not say how many jobs it would add in the ...

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WhatsApp to limit message forwarding after India mob lynchings

LONDON: Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp is launching a test to limit forwarding messages that will apply to all users, the messaging app said, after Indian authorities sought curbs on spread of rumors that have led to violent incidents. Mob lynchings triggered by false incendiary messages in India, WhatsApp’s biggest market with ...

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Mastercard has a patent that could allow bitcoin transactions

NEW YORK: Consumers might one day be able to charge their purchases on their credit cards using bitcoin as a currency. On Tuesday, Mastercard won a patent to protect a method that would manage “fractional reserves of blockchain currency.” At present, Mastercard holders can only pay for things using currency ...

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Saudi Arabia bans ‘GTA’ among 47 other games

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia says it’s banning a long list of popular video games after allegations surfaced that two children killed themselves after being encouraged to do so in an online game. The Saudi General Commission for Audio-Visual Media said Monday it was banning 47 games, including Grand Theft Auto V, ...

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