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Facebook-parent Meta reported on Wednesday its first quarterly revenue drop

 A plunging profit as the social media powerhouse battles a turbulent economy and the rising phenomenon of TikTok. Meta had long delivered seemingly endless upward growth but after this income miss — and reporting earlier this year its first decline in global daily users — the company sounded a more modest tone. “This is a […]

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Facebook Removes Trump Post Over ‘False’ Virus Claims

Facebook said Wednesday it had removed a post from the page of US President Donald Trump over what it called “harmful COVID misinformation.” The post was a video clip from a Fox News interview in which Trump contended that children are “almost immune” from the deadly virus. “This video includes false claims that a group

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$12 million after being caught last year in President Xi Jinping’s sweeping campaign against corruption

Hu Huaibang, former party secretary and chairman of the China Development Bank, had taken advantage of his positions to illegally receive money and goods worth a total of 85.5 million yuan ($12.2 million) between 2009 and 2019, heard a court in northern Chengde city. The accusations included using his status — and staff in other

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17-Year-Old Charged For Masterminding Twitter Hack

Prosecutors in Florida said they filed 30 felony counts against 17-year-old resident of the state identified as the “mastermind” of the cyberattack. He was arrested in Tampa, Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren said. Separately, the US Attorney’s Office in San Francisco announced charges against three people, one of them from Britain, for roles in the

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US Congressional Antitrust Hearing With Big Tech Ceos Postponed

A highly anticipated antitrust hearing including top executives of four Big Tech firms, originally set for Monday, has been postponed. A notice filed by the House Judiciary Committee set no new date for the hearing titled “Examining the Dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.” The hearing would have conflicted with the memorial service for

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Hackers ‘Manipulated’ Employees To Access Top Twitter Accounts – Report

Posts trying to dupe people into sending the hackers Bitcoin were tweeted by the official accounts of Apple, Uber, Bill Gates and many others on Wednesday, forcing Twitter to lock large numbers of accounts in damage control. More than $100,000 worth of the virtual currency was sent to email addresses mentioned in the tweets, according

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‘Forever’ Twitter To Allow Employees Work From Home ‘Forever

Twitter said it is one of the first companies to implement the stay-at-home model in early March and the decision to allow workers to continue work from home even after the COVID-19 pandemic follows the fact that its work-from-home measures during the lockdown had been a success. Human resource personnel for the tech giant, Jennifer

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BBC will stop streaming shows in ultra HD to cut the strain on the UK’s internet

BBC will stop streaming shows in ultra high definition as part of efforts to reduce strain on the internet, the British public service broadcaster said Thursday. “As a precautionary measure, we will no longer make programmes on BBC iPlayer available in Ultra High-Definition. We will keep the situation under review and are in contact with

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Buhari has urged telecommunications service providers to ensure that yet-to- be covered areas get priority attention

The President spoke on Thursday in Abuja at the unveiling of the National Broadband Plan 2020-2025, inauguration of the Communications and Digital Economy complex, launching of the Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training and launching of the Abuja Emergency Communication Centre and the National Emergency Toll-Free Number 112. Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser

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