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Bangladesh slows internet ahead of election
Bangladesh slows internet ahead of election
Bangladesh's authorities have severely restricted internet services across the country in an effort to fight "propaganda" ahead of Sunday's general...
Nasa spacecraft hurtles toward historic New Year's flyby
Nasa spacecraft hurtles toward historic New Year's flyby
A Nasa spacecraft is hurtling toward a historic New Year's Day flyby of the most distant planetary object ever studied, a frozen relic of the early...
Built-in tools assist smartphone addicts
Built-in tools assist smartphone addicts
Tech giants Apple and Google have released tools built directly into their mobile operating systems to curb excessive smartphone use. Apple calls...
Lawsuit adds to Facebook woes on data protection
Lawsuit adds to Facebook woes on data protection
Facebook's woes mounted on Wednesday as it faced a lawsuit alleging privacy violations related to data leaked to a consultancy working on Donald...
Women across political spectrum receive Twitter abuse – study
Women across political spectrum receive Twitter abuse – study
Women of colour bear the brunt of Twitter abuse. This is according to a joint study conducted by Amnesty International and global artificial...
Huawei defends global ambitions amid Western security fears
Huawei defends global ambitions amid Western security fears
Huawei defended its global ambitions and network security on Tuesday in the face of Western fears that the Chinese telecom giant could serve as a...
Russia used all major social media platforms to aid Trump: report
Russia used all major social media platforms to aid Trump: report
Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election on social media was more widespread than previously thought and included...
US accuses China for massive Marriott hotel chain data theft
US accuses China for massive Marriott hotel chain data theft
The United States has blamed China for the massive hack of data from as many as 500-million guests from the Marriott hotel chain, the world's...
Canada arrests CFO of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei
Canada arrests CFO of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei
Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, has been arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the US.
Telescope confirms new evidence of white dwarf cannibalising its companion star
Telescope confirms new evidence of white dwarf cannibalising its companion star
Work by researchers operating the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) in the Northern Cape has confirmed that a white dwarf star is cannibalising its companion star....
China scientist claims world's first gene-edited babies
China scientist claims world's first gene-edited babies
A scientist in China claims to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies, in a potentially ground-breaking and controversial...
Mars InSight spacecraft lands on Red Planet
Mars InSight spacecraft lands on Red Planet
Cheers and applause erupted at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Monday as a waist-high unmanned lander, called InSight, touched down on Mars,...
Study sheds light on scourge of 'fake' news in Africa
Study sheds light on scourge of 'fake' news in Africa
Concerns about “fake news” have dominated discussions about the relationship between the media and politics in the developed world in recent...
Spain approves contested data protection law
Spain approves contested data protection law
The Spanish senate approved on Wednesday a controversial online data protection law which critics say will allow political parties to target voters...

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