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Cellular networks partially suspended across Pakistan

Web Desk: Mobile phone service has been partially suspended in several cities across the country, including Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar, on Friday to maintain law and order situation on Ashura. According to details, Cellular service has been suspended on the routes of the 10th Muharram procession. The cellular service will resume, in cities after the conclusion of processions in respective areas, most...

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Anti-meddling task force set up ahead of Australian by-elections to prevent Cyber attacks

MELBOURNE: Australia has established a security task force to guard against cyber attacks and interference in elections, the government said on Saturday, amid concerns foreign powers are meddling in domestic affairs and ahead of five elections next month. The newly-created Electoral Integrity Task Force will identify and address risks to Australia’s electoral process, a Department of Home Affairs spokesperson told...

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China’s ZTE vows to clean up its act following US deal

China's ZTE has pledged to dish out internal punishments and address flaws in its corporate culture after Washington and Beijing reached a deal to ease sanctions that had pushed the telecoms equipment maker to the brink of collapse. Washington in April banned the sale of crucial US components to ZTE for seven years after finding it had failed to take...

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Negative social media experiences linked to depression

Negative experiences on social media carry more weight than positive interactions when it comes to the likelihood of young adults reporting depressive symptoms, according to a new study. The findings, published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, suggests that negative experiences on social media were associated with depressive symptoms. "We found that positive experiences on social media were not related...

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FB admits privacy settings ‘bug’ affecting 14 million users

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook acknowledged Thursday a software glitch that changed the settings of some 14 million users, potentially making some posts public even if they were intended to be private. The news marked the latest in a series of privacy embarrassments for the world’s biggest social network, which has faced a firestorm over the hijacking of personal data on tens...

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Amazon to show live Premier League football matches

LONDON: Amazon has secured the rights to show English Premier League football matches for the first time in further evidence of their financial might in the bidding wars for sports events, the league said Thursday. The giant online retailer will show 20 Premier League matches a season for three years, starting from the 2019/20 season. The US company is the...

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Facebook confirms data sharing with Chinese companies

WASHINGTON: Facebook Inc said Tuesday it has data sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese companies including Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone maker, which has come under scrutiny from US intelligence agencies on security concerns. The social media company said Huawei, computer maker Lenovo Group, and smartphone makers OPPO and TCL Corp were among about 60 companies worldwide that...

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Germany’s Continental bans WhatsApp from work phones

FRANKFURT: German car parts supplier Continental on Tuesday said it was banning the use of WhatsApp and Snapchat on work-issued mobile phones "with immediate effect" because of data protection concerns. The company said such social media apps had "deficiencies" that made it difficult to comply with tough new EU data protection legislation, especially their insistence on having access to a...

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SpaceX defers plan to send tourists around Moon: US media

WASHINGTON: SpaceX will not send tourists around the Moon this year as previously announced, and will delay the project until the middle of next year, US media reported on Monday. "A new timetable for the flight -- now postponed until at least mid-2019 and likely longer -- hasn´t been released" by the California-based company, said the report in The Wall...

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Japan works to launch driverless car system in Tokyo by 2020

TOKYO: A self-driving car service could be on Tokyo’s public roads in time for the 2020 Olympics as Japan looks to drive investment in new technology to drive economic growth, according to a government strategic review announced on Monday. The strategy, presented at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, also includes plans to allow the development of virtual...

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Long-soaring smartphone market heading to earth

SAN FRANCISCO: After a decade of sizzling growth, the smartphone market has suddenly cooled. Surveys show smartphone sales last year shrank slightly for the first time since the 2007 debut of the iPhone, and preliminary data this year suggests further deceleration. Analysts say several factors have hit the smartphone market including the lack of new features that wow consumers, people...

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Google’s ‘Reserve’ tool winning converts, taking search to next level

SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc’s Google is drawing thousands of new customers to gyms and salons each month through an appointment-booking tool released last year, Reuters has learned, a quiet step in the company’s transition to the next generation of search. The service, known as Reserve with Google, spares users the phone calls, online searching and form filling typically associated with...

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Xiaomi, bound for IPO, woos fans (and investors) at glitzy launch

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi [IPO-XMGP.HK], lining up for a $10 billion IPO, held a rock concert-style launch on Thursday to unveil its latest flagship smartphone and a virtual reality headset developed with Facebook Inc’s Oculus. The smartphone and connected device maker is looking to rev up excitement levels with its fans - and potential investors -...

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Smartphone market to stay cool this year: forecast

SAN FRANCISCO: International Data Corporation forecast Wednesday that global smartphone sales would cool this year before heating up with help from new 5G networks and India's vibrant market. An IDC Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker expected smartphone sales to slip two-tenths of a per cent this year to total 1.462 billion in a second straight year of slight decline. But IDC...

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Sony’s push into entertainment aims for stability, not splashiness

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp’s (6758.T) new chief executive is embracing entertainment content, but for now appears to be steering clear of direct competition with tech giants such as Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Netflix Inc (NFLX.O). The company last week announced a $2.3 billion deal for EMI Music Publishing, and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said he would focus on collecting stable...

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Facebook blocks Aamir Liaquat’s official page for ‘hurting sentiments’ of religious sects

Web Desk: Facebook authorities have once again suspended controversial TV anchor Amir Liaquat’s Facebook page with 2.5 million followers as it was multiple times reported for promoting the intra-religious tension across the globe. The self-professed religious scholar is in hot water once again, seems like he loves walking on thin ice. After being banned from PEMRA, the controversial TV anchor...

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AI better at finding skin cancer than doctors: study

PARIS: A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted human against machine in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said Tuesday. A team from Germany, the United States and France taught an artificial intelligence system to distinguish dangerous skin lesions from benign ones, showing it more than 100,000 images. The machine...

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