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Facebook chief hosts conservative guests amid bias debate Monday, October 14th, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Monday confirmed reports that he had hosted a series of dinners with right-wing figures, as the social media platform stands accused of stifling conservative voices. Zuckerberg held small, off-the-record dinners with journalists,..

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China criticizes Apple for app that tracks Hong Kong police Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

By JOE McDONALD, BEIJING (AP): Apple became the latest company targeted for Chinese pressure over protests in Hong Kong when the ruling Communist Party’s main newspaper criticized the tech giant Wednesday for a smartphone app that allows activists to report police movements. HKmap.live, designed..

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3 win Nobel Prize in Physics for work to understand cosmos Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

By DAVID KEYTON, STOCKHOLM (AP): A Canadian-American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for exploring the evolution of the universe and discovering a new kind of planet, with implications for that nagging question: Does life exist only on..

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Trio win medicine Nobel for work on how cells adapt to oxygen Monday, October 7th, 2019

STOCKHOLM, (AFP): Three researchers from the US and Britain on Monday shared the Nobel Medicine Prize for research into how human cells sense and adapt to changing oxygen levels, opening up new strategies to fight common diseases such as cancer and anaemia. William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza of the..

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Officials push Facebook for way to peek at encrypted messages Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): Officials are calling on Facebook not to use encryption in its messaging services that does not provide authorities a way to see what is being sent. The request was made in a letter signed by US Attorney General William Barr, British home secretary Priti Patel and Australian..

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Nepal Telecom resumes 4G service in more than 50 cities Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal Telecom has launched fourth generation (4G) service in more than 50 places of 32 districts of the country. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli announced the inauguration of 4G service on Wednesday by holding a 'video conference' with chief ministers of all seven states using the 4G..

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Twitter lets users sideline unwanted direct messages Monday, September 30th, 2019

San Francisco (AFP): Twitter on Monday said it is rolling out a filter that will hide away unwanted direct messages, providing a new tool to stymie abuse. Twitter users who receive direct messages from people they don't follow on the platform will be able to have such missives automatically routed..

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Nepal Telecom to start 4G service in 50 cities

Ramesh Lamsal, KATHMANDU: Nepal Telecom is to bring into operation 4G services in 50 urban areas throughout the country. The service will come into effect from coming Wednesday. The government-owned telecom service provider is expanding its 4g service after long efforts when the private sector..

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Facebook auto-generating pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

By DESMOND BUTLER and BARBARA ORTUTAY, WASHINGTON (AP): In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before..

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Swiss say Facebook’s digital currency plan will face hurdles Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

GENEVA (AP) — Facebook and its partners have asked financial authorities in Switzerland to evaluate their plan to create a new digital currency to be called Libra. Facebook unveiled a proposal in June to create a digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use. The company said it would set..

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India locates lander lost on final approach to moon Sunday, September 8th, 2019

NEW DELHI (AP): The lander module from India’s moon mission was located on the lunar surface on Sunday, one day after it lost contact with the space station, and efforts are underway to try to establish contact with it, the head of the nation’s space agency said. The Press Trust of India news..

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India loses touch with lander on its final approach to moon Friday, September 6th, 2019

By SHEIKH SAALIQ, NEW DELHI (AP): India’s space agency said it lost touch Saturday with its Vikram lunar lander as it made its final approach to the south pole of the moon to deploy a rover to search for signs of water. The fate of the lander — whether it crashed or landed — wasn’t..

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Banking system of Nepal was hacked from Spain Monday, September 2nd, 2019

KATHMANDU: Malware attack has been used to hack the banking system in order to steal approximately 20 million crore rupees from Nepal. The accused, who were arrested under the search operation of the Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Division, Teku, revealed that the master mind of the attack was..

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Twitter CEO account hacked, offensive tweets posted Friday, August 30th, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): Twitter said Friday the account of chief executive Jack Dorsey had been "compromised" after a series of erratic and offensive messages were posted. The tweets containing racial slurs and suggestions about a bomb showed up around 2000 GMT on the @jack account of the founder of..

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