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Man livestreams murder of baby daughter on FB before committing suicide

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A Thai man broadcast a video of himself killing his baby daughter on Facebook then committing suicide, with the content reportedly being available to view for 24 hours before being taken down. The social media giant is under mounting pressure to deal with inappropriate posts. The footage showed Wuttisan Wongtalay ...

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Pakistani CEO in Silicon Valley

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PARIS: A Pakistani female entrepreneur has been selected to represent her startup at Blackbox Connect this year, a two-week residential programme for startup founders across the globe being held at the accelerator in Silicon Valley. Sana Farooq, founder and CEO of The e-Learning Network (ELN), is the first female entrepreneur ...

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Google tackles a major flaw with home assistants

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LONDON: Google is teaching its Google Home voice-activated speaker some new tricks. The tech giant announced today that it’s addressing one of the major flaws with assistants like Home and Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo by adding multi-user support. Currently, Google Home and the Echo can’t distinguish between individual voices. In other ...

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Google reveals £36 m UK tax bill

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LONDON: The US search engine giant recorded sales of £1.03bn and a pre-tax profit of £149m in the UK for the 12 months to the end of June 2016. Like other major tech firms, Google has come under pressure over its tax arrangements. Labour said the firm was still not ...

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Google to revamp policies, hire staff after UK ad scandal

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LONDON: Google vowed to police its websites better by ramping up staff numbers and overhauling its policies after several companies deserted the internet giant for failing to keep their adverts off hate-filled videos. Google has found itself at the center of a British storm in recent days after major companies ...

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Google pays tribute to Edhi

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LONDON: Google marked the 89th birth anniversary of the late social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi on Tuesday, with a doodle depicting his institution’s welfare services. The doodle shows the “Angel of Mercy” Edhi, in his typically simple attire with an Edhi ambulance and Edhi Home shelter in the background. “The ...

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Google accuses Uber of stealing self-driving car technology

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SAN FRANCISCO: The race to develop self-driving vehicles took a new turn on Thursday when Google’s parent company Alphabet filed a lawsuit against Uber, accusing it of stealing technology. Alphabet contends that a manager at its autonomous car subsidiary Waymo took technical data with him when he left to launch a competing venture ...

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Google and Bing agree crackdown on pirate websites

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LONDON: Internet users will find it harder to search for illegally streamed live football matches and pirated music under a new crackdown on illegal websites. Search engine giants Google and Bing have signed up to a new voluntary code designed to stop people from visiting disreputable content providers. The code ...

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Orlando nightclub victims’ families sue Twitter, Google, Facebook

ORLANDO: The families of three men killed at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub have sued Twitter Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc in federal court, accusing the companies of providing “material support” to the self-radicalized gunman. The gunman, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people and wounded 53 in the ...

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Apple admits it is working on self-driving cars

LONDON Apple’s plan to build driverless cars has been the subject of rumours for the last two years – now the company has finally admitted it. A letter to the highway regulator in the United States reveals the iPhone maker has got a secret project underway involving transportation. “The company ...

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