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India adding to space debris, Fawad says after Chandrayaan-2 failure

Islamabad: Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday went forward with his criticism of India's space activities accusing New Delhi of "adding into space debris", a day after Indian mission to make soft landing on the Moon failed. In a tweet, the minister said, “Endia is adding into space debris, ealrier “Mission Shakti” failed and now “Chandrayaan”, irresponsible attitude of #ModiSarkar from region...

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Vietnam says Facebook violated controversial cybersecurity law

Facebook has violated Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law by allowing users to post anti-government comments on the platform, state media said on Wednesday, days after the controversial legislation took effect in the communist-ruled country. Despite economic reforms and increasing openness to social change, Vietnam’s Communist Party retains tight media censorship and does not tolerate dissent. “Facebook had reportedly not responded to...

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Intel working with Facebook on AI chip coming later this year

Intel Corp said on Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it is working with Facebook Inc to finish a new artificial intelligence chip in the second half of this year. The chips are Intel’s gambit to retain hold of a fast-growing segment of the artificial intelligence computing market but will face competition from similar chips from...

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Apple inks deal with Samsung to distribute iTunes shows on TVs

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said Sunday it will add an app to its smart televisions in the coming months to let owners watch content bought on Apple Inc’s iTunes service, a possible first sign Apple is looking to distribute its forthcoming television service on devices made by others. The deal is part of an ongoing strategy shift for Apple, which...

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Apple shares slide after iPhone maker issues rare revenue warning

Apple Inc shares fell as much as 9 percent in early trading after the iPhone maker blamed weak China demand for its revenue shortfall in the holiday quarter, a clear sign of the company’s struggles in the world’s largest smartphone market. The rare revenue warning - the company’s first in nearly 12 years - sent shockwaves through global financial markets...

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Google wins US approval for radar-based hand motion sensor

Alphabet Inc’s Google unit won approval from US regulators to deploy a radar-based motion sensing device known as Project Soli. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said in an order late on Monday that it would grant Google a waiver to operate the Soli sensors at higher power levels than currently allowed. The FCC said the sensors can also be operated...

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Cyber attack hits US newspaper distribution

A cyber attack caused major printing and delivery disruptions on Saturday at the Los Angeles Times and other major US newspapers, including ones owned by Tribune Publishing such as the Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun. The cyber attack appeared to originate outside the United States, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing a source with knowledge of the situation. The attack...

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White House mulls new year executive order to bar Huawei, ZTE purchases

US President Donald Trump is considering an executive order in the new year to declare a national emergency that would bar US companies from using telecommunications equipment made by China’s Huawei and ZTE, three sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. It would be the latest step by the Trump administration to cut Huawei Technologies Cos Ltd [HWT.UL] and ZTE...

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As TikTok videos take hold with teens, parents scramble to keep up

As TikTok videos take hold with teens, parents scramble to keep upMillions of teenagers seeking their 15 seconds of fame are flocking to TikTok, but many of their parents are only now learning about the express-yourself video app — often to their dismay. The social network became the most downloaded on Apple´s App Store in the first half of this...

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Italy rejigs measures to spur sale of green cars

MILAN: Italy will offer subsidies of up to 6,000 euros ($6,820) to buyers of new low emission vehicles while slapping taxes on the purchase of larger petrol and diesel cars, according to measures approved in parliament. The measures, contained in Italy’s 2019 budget passed by the upper house on Sunday, made changes to rules proposed by Rome earlier this month...

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Lawsuit adds to Facebook woes on data protection

Facebook´s woes mounted Wednesday as it faced a lawsuit alleging privacy violations related to data leaked to a consultancy working on Donald Trump´s 2016 campaign, and as a new report suggested it shared more data with partners than it has acknowledged. Facebook shares already sagging under the weight of the social network´s troubles ended the trading day down 7.25 percent...

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Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias

US President Donald Trump took a swipe on Tuesday at America's tech giants, accusing them of having a liberal bias, and claiming Twitter was making it more difficult to follow his account. "Facebook, Twitter and Google are so biased toward the Dems it is ridiculous!" Trump tweeted. "Twitter, in fact, has made it much more difficult for people to join...

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FBR to develop mobile app

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is considering to develop mobile app to file online return with greater convenience. According to official sources, the objective of this move is to gather investors data, identify unregistered persons and ensure that due tax is paid by them. The Federal Board of Revenue is a top federal government body that investigates crimes related to...

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Twitter warns of suspicious traffic coming from China, Saudi Arabia

Twitter shares fell almost 7 per cent after the company said it was investigating unusual traffic that might be from state-sponsored hackers and, in what appeared to be an unrelated issue, a security firm said hackers used the platform to try to steal user data. Twitter said in a blog that it discovered suspicious traffic to a customer-support forum while...

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Google to spend $1 billion on new campus in New York

Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google is investing more than $1 billion on a new campus in New York, becoming the second major technology company after Amazon to pick America’s financial capital to expand and create thousands of jobs. The 1.7 million square-foot campus, called Google Hudson Square, will include leased properties at Hudson Street and Washington Street, the company said in...

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‘Hi-tech Robot’ shown on Russian TV turns out to be man in costume

MOSCOW: A “state-of-the-art” robot that appeared in a report on Russia’s main TV news channel was revealed by internet users on Wednesday to be a man in a costume. The Rossiya 24 rolling news channel on Tuesday broadcast footage of what it presented as a dancing, singing robot at a technology forum for school pupils. “At the forum there’s the...

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Google+ shutdown speeds up, new privacy bug affected 52.5 million users

SAN FRANCISCO: Google said on Monday it would shut down its Google+ social media service in April, four months ahead of schedule, after finding a software flaw for the second time this year that allowed partner apps to access its users’ private data. However, Google said in a blog post that it found no evidence that any other apps had...

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