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YouTube suffers global outage

LONDON: YouTube was experiencing a major outage. YouTube users across the world witnessed that the video service site and mobile apps were down at 3 PM Pst. Users were not able to access anything for more than an hour. YouTube Music and youtube TV were also affected due to the ...

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US Senators pushes Canada on Huawei 5G ban

NEW YORK: United States Senators Marco Rubio and Mark Warner have reportedly told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ban Huawei from taking part in deploying the nation’s 5G mobile networks. According to a report by Reuters, Rubio and Warner cited “grave concerns” about using 5G equipment from the Chinese ...

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WhatsApp updates ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature

LONDON: WhatsApp has updated its ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature, with respect to the time limit in which users can revoke messages. The update gives users a window of up to 13 hours, 8 minutes and 16 seconds in which they must accept the delete request. This step appears to be ...

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Alphabet to shut Google+ social site after user data exposed

LONDON: Alphabet Inc’s Google will shut down the consumer version of its failed social network Google+ and tighten its data sharing policies after announcing that private profile data of at least 500,000 users may have been exposed to hundreds of external developers. The issue was discovered and patched in March ...

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Japanese tycoon going on SpaceX rocket says he trusts Musk

TOKYO: The Japanese online retail tycoon who plans to travel to the moon on the SpaceX rocket says he respects and trusts Elon Musk as a fellow entrepreneur, despite his recent troubles. “Twitter can get you into trouble,” Yusaku Maezawa, chief executive of Zozo Inc., said Tuesday at the Foreign ...

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China used tiny chips on US computers to steal secrets

WASHINGTON: Tiny chips inserted in US computer equipment manufactured in China were used as part of a vast effort by Beijing to steal US technology secrets, a published report said. The Bloomberg News report said the chips, the size of a grain of rice, were used on equipment made for ...

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Instagram hit by outage in several countries

LONDON: Facebook Inc’s photo-sharing social network Instagram was not working on Wednesday for users across several countries, including London, United States, Singapore and Pakistan. Users took to Twitter to complain about the outage and tweeted messages along with the #instagramdown hashtag. According to a check by Reuters, the app displayed ...

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Instagram appoints Facebook veteran as new CEO

SAN FRANCISCO: US photo-sharing site Instagram has named Facebook veteran designer Adam Mosseri as its new CEO to fill the vacancy left by a surprise announcement of Instagram’s two co-founders who are leaving the company, the social media network said. Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, who resigned abruptly ...

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Apple employee killed in Indian police shooting

  NEW DELHI: State police have arrested two constables in northern India over the fatal shooting of an Apple employee in an incident during a routine patrol. Vivek Tiwari, a sales manager for Apple, was shot dead early on Saturday by a police constable in the Gomti Nagar neighborhood in ...

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