APPLE REPORTS BLOCKING OVER $1.5BLN IN POTENTIAL APP STORE FRAUD IN 2020

Wed 12 May 2021: A combination of technology and human oversight detected and blocked more than $1.5 billion in sketchy and likely fraudulent transactions on Apple’s App Store in 2020, Apple said in a release. “Apple’s combination of sophisticated technology and human expertise protected customers from more than $1.5 billion in potentially fraudulent transactions, preventing […]

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ANKLE EXOSKELETONS CAN GREATLY INCREASE WALKING SPEED

Tue 11 May 2021: Being unable to walk quickly can be frustrating and problematic, but it is a common issue, especially as people age. Noting the pervasiveness of slower-than-desired walking, engineers at Stanford University have tested how well a prototype exoskeleton system they developed — which attaches around the shin and into a running shoe — increased […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA GIANTS DELETE POSTS RELATED TO JERUSALEM, SHEIKH JARRAH

Sat 08 May 2021: At least 205 Palestinians and 17 officers were injured in the night-time clashes at Islam’s third-holiest site and around East Jerusalem, Palestinian medics and Israeli police said, as thousands of Palestinians faced off with several hundred Israeli police in riot gear. Video footage from the scene shows worshippers throwing chairs, shoes […]

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TWITTER SUSPENDS ACCOUNT THAT WAS POSTING COMMENTS FROM TRUMP’S NEW BLOG

Thu 06 May 2021: Twitter suspended an account on Thursday that appeared to be circumventing its ban on former President Donald Trump by posting messages he shared on his own website, the social-media giant said on Thursday. In a statement a Twitter spokesperson said, “As stated in our ban evasion policy, we’ll take enforcement action on accounts […]

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KANGANA RANAUT PERMANENTLY REMOVED FROM TWITTER AFTER VIOLATING HATEFUL CONDUCT POLICY

Tue 04 May 2021: Actor Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account has been permanently suspended after a controversial tweet related to the post-election result violence in Bengal. The account repeatedly violated Twitter policy on “hateful conduct and abusive behavior”, the social media site said today. The 34-year-old actor, unfazed, accused Twitter of race bias. “I have many […]

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FACEBOOK ‘MISTAKENLY’ BLOCKED POSTS CALLING FOR MODI TO RESIGN

Fri 30 April 2021: Facebook hid posts with a hashtag calling for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s resignation by mistake, not because of the Indian authorities’ request, Andy Stone, Facebook spokesperson, told BuzzFeed news. On Wednesday, the social network temporarily hid all posts with the hashtag #ResignModi citing community safety violation. All the posts were […]

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