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Day: December 17, 2018

Facebook Temporarily Bans Israeli PM’s Son Over Posts

A son of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says Facebook blocked him for 24 hours amid a spat over several posts railing against Palestinians and Muslims. Last week, Facebook removed a post by Yair Netanyahu in which he called for “avenging the deaths” of two Israeli soldiers killed by a Palestinian. A post in which the […]

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France to Introduce Tax on Big US Tech Firms in January

France will introduce its own tax on large internet and technology companies like Google and Apple from January 1, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday amid difficulties in finalising a new EU-wide levy. France has been pushing hard for a new so-called “GAFA tax” — named after Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon — […]

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Access Bank Finally Acquires Diamond Bank

Access Bank has finally acquired Diamond Bank. Insiders told TheCable that the official announcement of the transaction will be made in the course of the week by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. The acquisition was midwifed by the CBN in a bid to further consolidate the banking industry. Diamond Bank had last week announced […]

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Apple Accused of Making False Claims About iPhone X Series Screen Sizes, Pixel Counts

A lawsuit filed in a US court has accused Apple of making false claims about the screen sizes and pixel counts of the displays in its iPhone X series, CNET reported. The suit filed on Friday in the District Court of Northern California alleges that the Cupertino, California-headquartered tech giant lied about the screen sizes […]

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Google Maps Gets Auto Rickshaw Public Transport Mode in Delhi

Google on Monday introduced a new feature in its Maps where commuters in Delhi will be able to see auto rickshaws under the “public transport” mode in Maps. By selecting the mode, commuters will be able to view suggested routes for the ride as well as the estimated auto-rickshaw fares, making it easier for them […]

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Facebook’s Lead EU Regulator Opens Probe Into Data Breach

Facebook’s lead regulator in the European Union, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), on Friday began an investigation into a number of breach notifications received from the social networking site. “The Irish DPC has received a number of breach notifications from Facebook since the introduction of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) on May 25, […]

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Next-Generation of GPS Satellites Are Headed to Space

After months of delays, the US Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile. But some of their most highly touted features will not be fully available until 2022 or later because of problems in a companion program to develop […]

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Trump Hails Apple Plans for New Texas Campus

US President Donald Trump thanked Apple chief Tim Cook on Friday after the tech giant unveiled plans for a $1 billion campus in Texas that is expected to create thousands of jobs outside its Silicon Valley base. “Thank you to @tim_cook for agreeing to expand operations in the U.S. and thereby creating thousands of jobs!” […]

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