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Facebook move on Myanmar raises thorny political questions Facebook move on Myanmar raises thorny political questions

Facebook banned Myanmar's army chief and other top military brass on Monday for their role in human rights abuses on Rohingyas in Rakhine State


Activists urge killer robot ban ‘before it is too late’ Activists urge killer robot ban ‘before it is too late’

The number of states calling for an outright killer robot ban has increased, with campaigners saying at least 26 are now onboard


Facebook bans Myanmar army chief over rights abuses

Facebook bans Myanmar army chief over rights abuses

Facebook also removes other pages tied to the country's military after a UN probe called for him to be prosecuted for genocide


NASA's Spitzer space telescope completes 15 years in space NASA's Spitzer space telescope completes 15 years in space

Launched into solar orbit on 25 August 2003, Spitzer was initially scheduled for a minimum 2.5-year primary mission


Video game swastikas stir unease in Germany Video game swastikas stir unease in Germany

The first video game to depict Germany’s 1933-45 Nazi era uncensored, showing the swastika and Adolf Hitler


Dinosaur DNA clues unpicked by researchers at University of Kent Dinosaur DNA clues unpicked

This variation helped the creatures evolve quickly in response to a changing environment - helping them to dominate Earth for 180 million years


Smartphones likely to predict flash floods: Study Smartphones likely to predict flash floods: Study

Researchers noted that smartphones can be harnessed to forecast flash floods as well as other natural disasters


NASA spacecraft approaches asteroid, snaps first picture NASA spacecraft approaches asteroid, snaps first pic

The spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, has even snapped its first, blurry pic of the cosmic body


WhatsApp rejects India's demand for message traceability WhatsApp rejects India's demand for message traceability

The government has been pushing WhatsApp to find a technology solution to trace the origin of messages, a move it believes can help curb crimes


Facebook bans quiz app, pulls its security app over privacy Facebook bans quiz app, pulls its security app over privacy

The social media company says it took action against the myPersonality app because its creators refused an inspection


The Big Bang Theory final season to end in 2019 The Big Bang Theory to end in 2019

The Big Bang Theory has attracted more than 18 million viewers every year since its sixth season aired in 2012


Facebook, Twitter takedowns show quandary in curbing manipulation Facebook, Twitter takedowns show quandary in curbing manipulation

Facebook removed more than 650 pages, groups and accounts identified as "networks of accounts misleading people about what they were doing


Aeolus: Wind mapping satellite lifts off

Wind mapping satellite lifts off

The Aeolus spacecraft will get its data by firing a powerful laser down into the atmosphere to trace the movement of air particles


Russian hackers went after conservative US groups: Microsoft Russian hackers went after conservative US groups: Microsoft

The hackers were linked to the Russian military unit formerly known as the GRU, Smith wrote


India calls for WhatApp reforms after mob beatings India calls for WhatApp reforms after mob beatings

The Indian government has stepped up pressure on WhatsApp as the number of killings has grown


New fake news detector algorithm better than human New fake news detector algorithm better than human

Researchers have claimed that the system is comparable to, and sometimes better than humans


Facebook gives users trustworthiness score Facebook gives users trustworthiness score

Facebook and Twitter say they have suspended or removed accounts linked to Iran and Russia over "inauthentic" or "manipulating" behaviour


Microsoft claims win over 'Russian political hackers' Microsoft claims win over 'Russian political hackers'

Russian hackers has tried to steal data from political organisations including the International Republican Institute and the Hudson Institute thinks


Radioactive device missing in Malaysia Radioactive device missing in Malaysia

Authorities say the radioactive substance inside the radiography device could spread dangerous contamination if dismantled improperly


Google sued for unwanted location tracking Google sued for unwanted location tracking

The suit accuses Google of violating privacy law, and cites a news report last week confirmed by university researchers


US government alleges Facebook enabled housing ad discrimination Facebook enables housing ad discrimination!

It goes on to outline that the company “enables advertisers to discriminate” by showing ads only to men or women


China presents automated doctors, teachers China presents automated doctors, teachers

By 2020, China is aiming for half of the industrial robots sold in the country to be made by Chinese companies, up from 27 per cent currently


First satellite to measure global winds set for launch First satellite to measure global winds set for launch

Tropical winds in particular are very poorly mapped because of the almost complete absence of direct observations


Saudi Arabia tests Japan-inspired ‘nap pods’ for hajj Saudi Arabia tests Japan-inspired ‘nap pods’ for hajj

The kingdom has plans to introduce capsule rooms in the western city of Mina in the coming days


Privacy group tells FTC Google tracking violated 2011 settlement Privacy group tells FTC Google tracking violated 2011 settlement

An investigation found that even with Location History turned off, Google stores user location


Google clarifies location-tracking policy Google clarifies location-tracking policy

Google has not changed its location-tracking practice in that regard


Bangabandhu Satellite’s maiden transmission to start thru SAFF football in September Bangabandhu Satellite’s maiden transmission in Sept

BCSCL, the organisation to manage the Bangabandhu-1, has started to install necessary equipment to the local satellite television channels


'Monster Hunter' on hold as China hits pause on new video games 'Monster Hunter' on hold as China hits pause on new video games

China had stopped approving any new mobile games as part of a wider shake-up of the market


Facebook 'still hosts hate speech' over Rohingya Facebook 'still hosts hate speech' over Rohingya

The investigation was carried out in conjunction with the Human Rights Center at the University of California's Berkeley School of Law


Researchers find new security flaw in Intel chips Researchers find new security flaw in Intel chips

The “Meltdown” and “Spectre” flaws roiled the Silicon Valley chip maker, prompting a series of lawsuits


AI powered Helio S60 launched in the market AI powered Helio S60 launched in the market

A dual 16MP + 5MP rear cameras will ensure superior photography experience with impressive features like AI portrait mode, bokeh mode and etc


SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on track SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on track

On August 3 the agency named the first nine astronauts who will fly to space on Boeing and SpaceX vehicles in 2019 — a mix of novices and veterans


Google tracks your movements, like it or not
Google tracks your movements, like it or not

An AP investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you've used privacy settings


Children should not be heading footballs: Specialist Children should not be heading footballs: Specialist

"No child under the age of 18 should be heading the ball in soccer," says the 49-year-old Nigeria-born naturalised American Bennett Omalu


Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to 'touch the Sun' Nasa gets lift-off in Sun mission

The probe is set to become the fastest-moving manmade object in history


After technical delay, NASA to try again launching Sun probe After technical delay, NASA to try again launching Sun probe

The weather forecast was expected to be about 60 percent favorable for launch, according to ULA


Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun

The early morning launch countdown was halted with just one-minute, 55 seconds remaining, keeping the Delta IV rocket on its pad


NASA poised to blast off first spacecraft to explore Sun NASA poised to blast off first spacecraft to explore Sun

NASA's car-sized, $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to launch on a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral


Facebook moves to stop sharing of 3D gun blueprints Facebook moves to stop sharing of 3D gun blueprints

The social network added it was working out the range of website links or gun-printing content that will be removed

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