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Employees urge Google not to work with US immigration officials Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): Hundreds of Google employees on Wednesday called on the internet titan to avoid working for US immigration officials until they stop "engaging in human rights abuses." A petition signed by more than 600 "Googlers" as of late afternoon was prompted by word that US Customs and..

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Nepal’s satellite NepaliSat-1 captures pictures of space Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Subhanu Acharya, KATHMANDU: Nepal's first satellite named 'NepaliSat-1' launched into the space on April 17 has captured pictures of the sun and the earth. The photos were made public after the Education Ministry of Japan issued a permission two weeks ago. Nepali scientist Hariram Shrestha, who is..

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Nepal to host Global Media Summit-2020

KATHMANDU: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota on Saturday said Nepal would host the Global Media Summit-2020 coinciding with the Visit Nepal Year, 2020. "The Ministry will organise the Summit. Nepali media will become its partner," he said urging hotel and..

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Australian watchdog calls for controls on Facebook, Google Thursday, July 25th, 2019

SYDNEY, (AFP): Australia's competition watchdog on Friday recommended tighter controls on the use of personal data and measures to ease Facebook and Google's dominance of online advertising among a slew of measures to better police the internet giants. Intensifying the global drumbeat of calls to..

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FTC fines Facebook $5B, adds limited oversight on privacy Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

By MARCY GORDON and BARBARA ORTUTAY, WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have fined Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and are instituting new oversight and restrictions on its business. But they are only holding CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally responsible in a limited fashion. The fine..

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China’s answer to Nasdaq set to begin trading Sunday, July 21st, 2019

SHANGHAI, (AFP): Trading begins Monday on a new Nasdaq-style technology board in Shanghai that represents one of China's most significant market reforms, and a potential weapon in its growing tech rivalry with the United States. Twenty-five stocks will debut on the Shanghai Stocks Exchange's..

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‘One giant leap’: US marks Apollo mission 50 years on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Leila Macor with Issam Ahmed in Washington, (AFP): Fifty years after a mighty rocket set off from Florida carrying the first humans to the Moon, a veteran of the Apollo 11 crew returned to its fabled launch pad Tuesday to commemorate "one giant leap" that became a defining moment in human..

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Twitter revamps website in bid to mimic mobile app Monday, July 15th, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): Twitter on Monday began rolling out an overhauled version of its website, making it more similar to the mobile version of the one-to-many messaging platform. The revamp to the Twitter page accessible on computer web browsers comes as the San Francisco-based company seeks to..

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India scrubs Moon mission launch one hour before liftoff Sunday, July 14th, 2019

SRIHARIKOTA, India, (AFP): India on Monday postponed the launch of a lunar probe less than an hour before blast-off because of a technical problem, delaying its bid to become only the fourth nation to land a spacecraft on the Moon. The Chandrayaan-2 -- or Moon Chariot 2 -- mission is part of..

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Facebook’s Libra currency under fire Saturday, July 13th, 2019

LONDON, (AFP): Facebook's planned virtual unit Libra, already under heavy attack from US President Donald Trump and global regulators, faces scepticism among the wider cryptocurrency community as well. One theme -- besides Brexit -- dominated discussion among the movers and shakers from London's..

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Nepal’s Forensic lab tests 6,000 samples in 11 months Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal's National Forensic Science Laboratory (NFSL) has carried out 6,520 sample tests in the first eleven months of the fiscal 2075/76 BS. The sample tests were undertaken in 1,770 cases the laboratory received from different agencies, the lab sources said. Birendra Raj Shakya, acting..

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Nepal National Cyber Security Monitoring Centre established Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal government has established a national cyber security monitoring centre at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota inaugurated the centre at a function held here today. The centre aims..

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Tele communication services disrupted since a week Monday, July 1st, 2019

KATHMANDU: Tele-communication services remains disrupted in Chankheli Rural municipality in the southern part of the district for the past one week. Melchham, Darma, Sarkegad among other villages are out of contact with disruption of communication services. The ward-3 chair Sapana Aidi said that..

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