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Italy’s antitrust regulator fines Google, Apple over data use

Italy's antitrust regulator has fined Alphabet's Google (GOOGL.O) and iPhone maker Apple (AAPL.O) 10 million euros ($11.2 million) each for "aggressive practices" linked to the commercial use of user data. According  to  Reuters The authority said in statement the two tech groups did not provide "clear and immediate information" on how they collect and use the data of those who...

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Enraged TikTokers call ban a blow to creative freedoms

Popular for its dubbing, remakes and minimal acting clips; , video-sharing service TikTok soon became a household name all around the globe - with the youth using the application to showcase their theatrical talent and engage with one another. However, complaints were soon made regarding the "immoral/indecent" content TikTok was promoting, as suggested by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority which banned...

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Two Women Bag The Chemistry Nobel Prize

STOCKHOLM/BERLIN: Once again where 'Chemistry'  is concerned two women scientists won the 2020 Nobel Prize on Wednesday for creating genetic ‘scissors’ that can rewrite the code of life (DNA), contributing to newer cancer therapies and holding out the prospect of curing hereditary diseases according to a news agency. FILE PHOTO: French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier (L) and professor Jennifer Doudna of...

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Judge hinders Trump govt’s ban on TikTok downloads

WASHINGTON: TikTok won a last-minute reprieve late on Sunday as a US federal judge halted enforcement of a politically charged ban ordered by the Trump administration on downloads of the popular video app, hours before it was set to take effect. District Judge Carl Nichols issued a temporary injunction at the request of TikTok, which the White House has called...

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TikTok calls for social media alliance against suicide content after man kills himself in Facebook livestream

TikTok on Tuesday proposed an alliance with nine other social media platforms to work collectively and rapidly to remove suicide content, following an incident this month when a man killed himself on Facebook. The Chinese-owned app said it had set out its proposal in a letter to the chief executives of Facebook, Instagram, Google, YouTube, Twitter, Twitch, Snapchat, Pinterest and Reddit....

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Nawaz Sharif joins Twitter, retiaries calls for ‘respecting the vote’

PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif on Saturday joined Twitter and his maiden tweet called for  "respecting the vote". The former prime minster's joining was announced by his daughter and PML-N vice-president, Maryam Nawaz. https://twitter.com/NawazSharifMNS/status/1307332935050301441 "Happy and privileged to announce that in order to stay connected to the people of Pakistan, MNS has decided to join Twitter," she said. https://twitter.com/MaryamNSharif/status/1307322797769863169 The PML-N...

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Facebook, FIA join hands to share data on cyber crimes against women, children

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) Cyber Crime Wing and the Facebook administration decided to share data on cyber crimes against women and children, according to the investigation agency on Thursday. In a press release issued by the agency, it stated that the FIA will appoint focal persons for the cyber crime wing in every province of Pakistan. https://twitter.com/cybercrimefia/status/1306623982205128705 These...

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TikTok star Adil Rajput’s wife fakes husband’s death in a attempt to increase followers

TikToker Adil Rajput’s wife faked her husband's death in a bid to increase followers on the popular video-sharing application on Tuesday morning. The woman, who is a resident of Rahim Yar Khan’s Rashidabad area, uploaded a video from Adil’s account where she was seen weeping and sharing the shocking news of her husband’s death with his followers in a car...

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Take Another Bite: The Apple Event Broadcast

'Time Flies' is Apple Inc., caption of the event for their unveiling of the Apple Watch Series 6 parent of Series 4 watch. The event despite the COVID delay is all set to broadcast from Cupertino, California. This is one of the main reasons why Apple did not enter any tech fair and shows as to grab maximum attention of...

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IFA 2020 Tech Fair Berlin amid COVID

With the COVID on everyone's agenda and mind a lot of highly social happenings took the back seat almost left to the enthusiasts and media alone. The associations and manufacturers quickly resorted to v-fairs and the likes. And why not? Everything was done from home, staying at home and mostly cooking, eating and doing whatever was available. Anyhow, as the...

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Modi’s personal website hacked, confirms Twitter

The Twitter account of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal website was hacked on Thursday, the social networking site confirmed. Twitter said it was aware of the activity with Modi’s website account and has taken steps to secure it. “We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted,” a Twitter spokeswoman...

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Immoral content: PTA bans five dating apps including Tinder

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked five dating and live streaming applications including the popular Tinder app citing "immoral content", it said in a statement on Tuesday. The four other apps blocked by the authority are Tagged, Skout, Grindr and SayHi. The PTA said "keeping in view the negative effects of immoral/indecent content streaming through the above applications", it...

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Alternative Translations of the Asteroids

You must have come across earlier on our website about the passing of yet another asteroid near our planet. The asteroid was named 'Near - Earth Object' (NEA). This phenomenon is easily explained in a scientific way. Asteroids are still and will always remain a subject of keenness for the followers of cult and lore as they are one of...

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Asteroid bigger than Great Pyramid of Giza to hit Earth’s orbit this week

After a car-sized asteroid went past the Earth, NASA scientists say an asteroid twice the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza is set to hit the Earth's orbit on Sunday. The asteroid called the "Near-Earth Object" will be entering the Earth's orbit on September 6, according to NASA scientists. The huge object is reportedly travelling at a speed of 31,400mph. The...

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TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer resigns after Trump threatens to ban app

TikTok Chief Executive Officer Kevin Mayer resigned from his post on Thursday, days after the popular short-form video-sharing app sued the Trump administration over an executive order banning transactions in the United States. General Manager Vanessa Pappas will replace him on an interim basis, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. “In recent weeks, as the political environment has sharply...

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Samsung considering setting up assembly plant in Pakistan, says Hammad Azhar

ISLAMABAD: South Korean tech giant Samsung is looking forward to setting up a smartphone assembly plant in Pakistan, Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar announced on Friday. The federal minister’s remarks came after he met with Samsung Pakistan's MD and CEO. “Smartphone production in Pakistan is multiplying following Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) implementation and Mobile Policy...

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The Race for Views on Youtube

The last few years saw an unparalleled rise in the YouTube channels. Primarily developed for the working community, YouTube channels furthered towards facilitating a host of newer entrants changing  the trend to a suggested viewership instead of the on demand that was YouTube's main operation for a number of years since its inception. The trend caught on and 'youtubers' emerged....

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