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Commonwealth takes strong stance against cybercrime

C'wealth takes strong stance against cybercrime

This declaration is the world's largest and most geographically diverse inter-governmental commitment on cybersecurity cooperation


Legendary scientist at lab that developed atomic bomb dies Scientist who developed atomic bomb dies

Nerses "Krik" Krikorian, who was born a refugee and later became a legend in the once-secret New Mexico city where the atomic bomb was developed


NASA’s Tess spacecraft lifts-off in search of new planets NASA’s Tess spacecraft lifts-off in search of new planets

The satellite — the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or Tess — will scan almost the entire sky for at least two years


Facebook to exclude billions from European privacy laws Facebook cuts off billions from privacy law

The move comes as the firm faces a series of questions from lawmakers and regulators around the world over its handling of personal data


NASA may soon identify 2,400 alien planets NASA may soon identify 2,400 alien planets

NASA has identified 2,400 alien planets orbiting faraway stars in different solar systems


It's lift-off for a new era in planet-hunting. Planet-hunter launches from Florida

Tess's goal is to compile a catalogue that other telescopes can then focus in on for more detailed analysis


Facebook seeks facial recognition consent in EU and Canada Facebook seeks to face scan Europeans

The new request is one of several opt-in permissions being rolled out in advance of a new data privacy law


Construction works of 28 hi-tech/IT parks underway Construction works of 28 hi-tech/IT parks underway

With completion of the construction work, around 300,000 people would get employment in the hi-tech parks


Space diamonds 'came from lost planet' Space diamonds 'came from lost planet'

The researchers suggest all ureilite asteroids may be remnants of the same proto-planet


Facebook facial recognition faces lawsuit Facebook facial recognition faces lawsuit

The lawsuit alleges that Facebook gathered biometric information without users' explicit consent


Netflix is proving to be a tough act for copycats to follow Netflix is proving to be a tough act for copycats to follow

Netflix has firmly established its service as a staple in tens of millions of households around the world


British-led fight against marine pollution joined by New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Ghana British-led fight against marine pollution joined by New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Ghana

The three countries have joined Britain in the Vanuatu-led Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance which has pledged to cut plastic bag use by 2021


NASA's new planet-hunter to seek closer, Earth-like worlds NASA's new planet-hunter to seek closer, Earth-like worlds

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is scheduled to launch Monday at 6:32 pm atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida


First Bangladeshi cartoonists' sticker on Facebook First Bangladeshi cartoonists' sticker on Facebook

The cartoonist twin - Manik and Ratan - has introduced the character "Play with Drogo" to the internet world


Europe plans remote update to keep aging Mars probe stable Europe plans remote update to keep aging Mars probe stable

The probe arrived at Mars in late 2003 for a two-year mission, but almost 15 years later it's still operating


Apple warns employees to stop leaking information to media Apple warns employees to stop leaking information to media

The crackdown is part of broader and long-running attempts by Silicon Valley technology companies to track


Google doodle celebrates Pahela Baishakh Google doodle celebrates Pahela Baishakh

Google‘s new Doodle Saturday featured a parade of colorful banners in the shape of an elephant and Mangal Shobhajatra


Russian court rules to block Telegram messaging app Russian court rules to block Telegram messaging app

The Roskomnadzor telecoms watchdog, which brought the case, had earlier demanded the service be blocked as soon as the verdict was announced


Zuckerberg flubs details of Facebook privacy commitments Zuckerberg flubs details of Facebook privacy commitments

The current FTC investigation will look at whether Facebook engaged in “unfair acts” that cause “substantial injury” to consumers


Facebook's Zuckerberg says his data was harvested Facebook chief's data was harvested

The institution is where the researcher Aleksandr Kogan, who had collected and sold personal data to Cambridge Analytica, was based


CEO Zuckerberg apologizes for Facebook's privacy failures CEO Zuckerberg apologizes for Facebook's privacy failures

Zuckerberg said Facebook had been led to believe Cambridge Analytica had deleted the user data it had harvested and that had been "clearly a mistake


How ancient DNA is transforming our view of the past How ancient DNA is transforming our view of the past

From the fate of the people who built Stonehenge to the surprising physical appearance of Cheddar Man, the deluge of information has been overwhelming


Zuckerberg says Facebook in 'arms race' with Russia Zuckerberg says Facebook in 'arms race' with Russia

The 33-year-old CEO spoke of a constant struggle to guard against Russian manipulation of the Facebook platform to influence elections in the US


NASA’s InSight Mars lander set to launch on May 5 NASA’s InSight Mars lander set to launch on May 5

Its instruments include a seismometer to detect marsquakes and a probe that will monitor the flow of heat in the planet’s subsurface


Facebook's Zuckerberg contrite ahead of grilling in Congress Facebook's Zuckerberg contrite ahead of grilling in Congress

The 33-year-old is to testify before senators on Tuesday and House lawmakers on Wednesday over the hijacking of data on millions of Facebook users


Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica data breach: Sheryl Sandberg 'Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica data breach'

Sheryl Sandberg says we know that we did not do enough to protect people's data


Facebook suspends AIQ data firm used by Vote Leave in Brexit campaign Facebook suspends Brexit campaign data firm

The social media giant says AggregateIQ (AIQ) may have improperly received users' data


VSS Unity spaceship goes supersonic in its first flight VSS Unity spaceship goes supersonic in its first flight

The spaceship climbed steeply and went supersonic — Mach 1.87 — during the 30-second rocket burn


Facebook to verify identities, require labels for political ads Facebook to verify identities, require labels for political ads

The social network said the new policy would require any messages for candidates or public issues to include the label "political ad"


Facebook says it should have audited Cambridge Analytica Facebook says it should have audited Cambridge Analytica

Sandberg said that at the time, Facebook received legal assurances that Cambridge Analytica had deleted the improperly obtained info


New blood test can diagnose tuberculosis two years in advance New blood test can diagnose tuberculosis two years in advance

Tuberculosis, caused by infection with Myobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb), is the world’s leading cause of death brought on by a single pathogen


WhatsApp Android beta gets option to lock voice message recording WhatsApp Android beta gets option to lock voice message recording

The voice recording will continue in the send message bar


Spain arrests whistleblower in HSBC tax evasion scandal Spain arrests whistleblower in HSBC tax evasion scandal

French national Herve Falciani was sentenced in late 2015 to five years in prison for economic espionage


Facebook says 87 million may be affected by data breach Facebook says 87 million may be affected by data breach

Facebook's estimate was far higher than news reports suggesting 50 million users may have been affected in the privacy scandal


Facebook says Facebook says "malicious actors" may collect personal data of 2 bln users

The revelation came amid rising acknowledgement by Facebook about its struggles to control data it gathers on users


Dozen black holes found at galactic centre Dozen black holes found at galactic centre

Previous attempts to detect this population of black holes have looked for the bright bursts of X-rays


Facebook curbs outsiders' access to user data Facebook curbs outsiders' access to user data

Facebook is restricting access that apps can get about users' events, as well as information about groups such as member lists and content


SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food, experiments SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food, experiments

The space station is currently home to astronauts from the U.S., Russia and Japan


Fiji PM links climate change to fatal cyclone Fiji PM links climate change to fatal cyclone

Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama on Tuesday blamed climate change for a deadly cyclone over…

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