FACEBOOK EXEC WILL TESTIFY AT SENATE HEARING AFTER REPORT FINDS INSTAGRAM HARMS TEEN MENTAL HEALTH

Thu 23 September 2021: On Sept. 30, Facebook’s global head of safety, Antigone Davis, will appear before the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection. The Washington Post reported the news earlier Thursday. The Wall Street Journal published a series of articles about Facebook’s internal research and deliberations about human traffickers using the platform, special treatment […]

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FRENCH MONKS SET FIRE TO 5G MOBILE NETWORK MASTS

Fri 24 September 2021: Prosecutors say two Catholic monks in southeastern France set fire to 5G mobile network masts in order to call attention to the new technology’s claimed health risks. The monks from an ultra-conservative Capuchin monastery in the Rhone region confessed to authorities that they set out last week in the dead of […]

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LITHUANIAN CITIZENS TOLD TO GET RID OF CHINESE PHONES

Wed 22 September 2021: Lithuania’s Defense Ministry recommended that consumers avoid buying Chinese mobile phones and advised people to throw away the ones they have now after a government report found the devices had built-in censorship capabilities. Flagship phones sold in Europe by China’s smartphone giant Xiaomi Corp have a built-in ability to detect and censor terms […]

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ISRAEL: COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY HIT BY MAJOR CYBERATTACK

Tue 21 September 2021: An unidentified hacker, known only as Deus, has revealed on an internet forum that he has hacked into the systems of the giant Israeli communications firm Voicenter and stolen 15 terabytes of data, local media reported on Monday. The hacker put the information up for sale, posting hundreds of examples of […]

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45 MILLION IRANIANS USE TELEGRAM DESPITE BAN

Sun 19 September 2021: Official figures show that 45 million Iranians are using the messaging Telegram application despite being blocked by the Iranian authorities, reports Anadolu Agency. The Statistical Center of Iran (SCI) said Sunday that 65% of Iranians over the age of 15 have accounts on the main social media platforms, crossing 55 million out […]

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“DELIBERATE MISCHARACTERIZATIONS”: FACEBOOK ON WSJ ALLEGATIONS

Sun 19 September 2021: Facebook Inc. lambasted a series of Wall Street Journal articles on its platform on Saturday, calling them “deliberate mischaracterizations” that “conferred egregiously incorrect motives to Facebook’s leadership and staff.” According to the Wall Street Journal, despite Facebook researchers discovered “the platform’s ill effects,” the firm neglected to solve them, citing a […]

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APPLE, GOOGLE REMOVE KREMLIN CRITIC ALEXEI NAVALNY’S APP FROM STORES AS RUSSIAN ELECTIONS BEGIN

Sat 18 September 2021: Alphabet’s Google and Apple have removed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s tactical voting app from their stores, his team said on Friday, after Russia accused the US tech firms of meddling in its internal affairs. Russia goes to the polls on Friday to elect a new parliament in a three-day vote that […]

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LATEST WHATSAPP UPDATE CONVERTS THE APP TO YELLOW PAGES

Sat 18 September 2021: With the release of a new WhatsApp update, some users will be able to utilize the messaging service as a business directory. In São  Paulo, Brazil, a trial program to test the service will launch, providing thousands of local businesses and services a place on the Facebook-owned app. “I’m excited we’re […]

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SPACEX TO LAUNCH TURKEY’S 1ST INDIGENOUS COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE

Fri 17 September 2021: Turkey’s first indigenous communications satellite Turksat 6A, which is due to be completed in 2022, will be launched by the US-based space firm SpaceX, Anadolu reports. After looking into the offers provided by a number of companies, it was decided that SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is the “best option” in terms of both […]

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WHATSAPP WILL SOON ALLOW YOU TO CONVERT PHOTO INTO STICKERS

Fri 17 September 2021: Both iOS and Android users have access to a lot of features in WhatsApp. The Facebook-owned company now appears to be working on providing new and distinctive features to the desktop version as well. According to WaBetaInfo, the messaging app will soon introduce a feature that will allow users to turn […]

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