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NASA releases first video and audio of rover landing on Mars

NASA releases first video and audio of rover landing on Mars

The US space agency NASA on Monday released the first audio from Mars, a faint crackling recording of a gust of wind captured by the Perseverance rover. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 23, 2021  9:19 pm
Facebook reverses ban on news pages in Australia

Facebook reverses ban on news pages in Australia

Facebook has announced it will restore news content to its users in Australia. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 23, 2021  6:52 pm
WhatsApp to go ahead with changes despite backlash

WhatsApp to go ahead with changes despite backlash

WhatsApp is pushing ahead with controversial changes to its terms of service, but altering the way it notifies users following a backlash. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 20, 2021  7:26 pm
Facebook blocks users in Australia from finding or sharing news

Facebook blocks users in Australia from finding or sharing news

Facebook said Wednesday that people and publishers in Australia cannot share and view news from local and international outlets. The announcement is a response to proposed legislation in Australia that would force tech platforms to pay news publishers for content. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 18, 2021  4:27 pm
Over 300 million emails, passwords leaked, check if your account has been hacked

Over 300 million emails, passwords leaked, check if your account has been hacked

In another major cyberattack, an online hacking forum has claimed that it has leaked over 300 million emails and passwords. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 12, 2021  6:03 pm
Arab spacecraft enters orbit around Mars in historic flight

Arab spacecraft enters orbit around Mars in historic flight

A spacecraft from the United Arab Emirates swung into orbit around Mars on Tuesday in a triumph for the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 10, 2021  3:38 pm
Anti-vax content and vaccine misinformation now banned on Facebook

Anti-vax content and vaccine misinformation now banned on Facebook

Almost a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, Facebook is taking its strictest stance yet against vaccine misinformation by banning it entirely. The ban won’t just apply to Covid-19 vaccine misinformation. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 9, 2021  10:06 am
Several “.lk” domains under cyber attack

Several “.lk” domains under cyber attack

UPDATE: The “.lk” domains that came under a cyber attack this morning (February 06) have been restored. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 6, 2021  12:00 pm
Microsoft backs Australian plan to make Google pay for news

Microsoft backs Australian plan to make Google pay for news

Microsoft said on Wednesday it supports Australia’s plans to make the biggest digital platforms pay for news and would help small businesses transfer their advertising to Bing if Google quits the country. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 5, 2021  5:02 pm
Why GameStop’s stock surge is shaking Wall Street

Why GameStop’s stock surge is shaking Wall Street

It’s not just you. What’s going on with GameStop’s stock doesn’t make sense to a lot of people. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 29, 2021  7:23 pm
Google threatens to shut down search in Australia

Google threatens to shut down search in Australia

Google says it will shut down its search engine in Australia if a controversial bill designed to benefit the news media becomes law. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 23, 2021  12:47 am
New “PUBG-related” game set to launch next year

New “PUBG-related” game set to launch next year

A new “PUBG-related” game is reportedly set to come to PC and consoles. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 19, 2021  7:09 pm
Signal sees meteoric rise in daily installs as people look for WhatsApp alternatives

Signal sees meteoric rise in daily installs as people look for WhatsApp alternatives

The number of new users installing messaging app Signal every day is on track to cross 1 million, putting it closer to levels seen by larger rival WhatsApp, following an update to the Facebook Inc-owned app’s privacy policy. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 12, 2021  6:55 pm
Trump’s Twitter account permanently suspended

Trump’s Twitter account permanently suspended

US President Donald Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter “due to the risk of further incitement of violence”, the company says. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 9, 2021  9:54 am
Twitter & Facebook temporarily lock Donald Trump’s accounts

Twitter & Facebook temporarily lock Donald Trump’s accounts

Donald Trump has been suspended from Twitter and Facebook after tweeting to supporters who attacked the US Capitol. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 7, 2021  10:54 am
Jack Ma not missing but keeping a low profile, says report

Jack Ma not missing but keeping a low profile, says report

After various reports claimed that Chinese billionaire Jack Ma may have gone missing, CNBC, citing a person familiar with the matter, reported on Wednesday that the Alibaba founder has been lying low for the time being. MORE..

(0) Comments | January 6, 2021  6:11 pm
Alibaba under investigation by China over monopoly tactics

Alibaba under investigation by China over monopoly tactics

Chinese tech giant Alibaba is being investigated by regulators over monopolistic practices. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 24, 2020  4:36 pm
China’s lunar capsule returns to Earth with new moon samples

China’s lunar capsule returns to Earth with new moon samples

For the first time in more than four decades, humanity has brought moon rocks down to Earth. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 17, 2020  2:43 pm
YouTube, Gmail, Google Meet, and Google Docs crash for users across the world

YouTube, Gmail, Google Meet, and Google Docs crash for users across the world

Gmail, YouTube and Google Docs seem to down be down for users in Sri Lanka as well as across the world. Google’s online services within G Suite like Google Meets are unable to load. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 14, 2020  6:08 pm
Instagram and Facebook Messenger down for users across the globe

Instagram and Facebook Messenger down for users across the globe

In what seems to be a cross-platform issue, both Facebook Messenger and Instagram users are reporting glitches with their apps. But, the Mark Zuckerberg-owned enterprise, which is currently in the throws of two massive anti-trust lawsuits in the US, has no update on what’s wrong. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 10, 2020  6:26 pm
‘Christmas Star’ to be visible this festive season for first time in 800 years

‘Christmas Star’ to be visible this festive season for first time in 800 years

On December 21, a bright object will appear in the night’s sky. Astronomers have dubbed it the ‘Christmas Star’ due to it appearing over the festive season. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 10, 2020  4:23 pm
China removes TripAdvisor, 104 other apps from stores under ‘cleansing campaign’

China removes TripAdvisor, 104 other apps from stores under ‘cleansing campaign’

China has removed 105 apps including that of U.S. travel firm TripAdvisor Inc from app stores in the country, under a new campaign to cleanse stores of apps it deems spread content related to pornography, prostitution, gambling and violence. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 8, 2020  7:50 pm
China spacecraft collects samples from moon to take back to Earth

China spacecraft collects samples from moon to take back to Earth

A Chinese spacecraft took samples of the moon’s surface Wednesday as part of a mission to bring lunar rocks back to Earth for the first time since the 1970s, the government said, adding to a string of successes for Beijing’s increasingly ambitious space program. MORE..

(0) Comments | December 2, 2020  7:22 pm
India blocks several Alibaba apps in widening Chinese blacklist

India blocks several Alibaba apps in widening Chinese blacklist

India banned another 43 Chinese apps including some of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s key shopping services, expanding its mobile blacklist to more than 200 applications. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 25, 2020  5:30 pm
Facebook and Twitter grilled over US election actions

Facebook and Twitter grilled over US election actions

Facebook and Twitter’s chief executives have been challenged over their handling of the US election in their latest appearance before the US Senate. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 18, 2020  3:04 pm