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SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is expanding its response to people using the platform improperly and on Tuesday said it had deleted hundreds of Russian accounts and pages associated with a "troll factory" indicted by U.S. prosecutors for fake activist and political posts in the 2016 U.S. election campaign. Facebook said many of the deleted articles and pages came from Russia-based...
British scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) create the world's smallest Christmas card, so tiny that over 200 million of them could fit into a standard postage stamp. WATCH: This Christmas card is so small that more than 200 million of them could fit on a standard postage stamp. It was created by British scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL),...
JOHANNESBURG, May 4 - Social media platform Twitter has indexed Kiswahili, the largest native African language with over 100 million speakers, as an official language, following a campaign by eNitiate, a Pan-African digital agency, to challenge the unfair treatment of African languages on social media. Many of the most widely spoken languages from the continent are not included in language...
JOHANNESBURG- The largest black-empowered JSE-listed ICT group, AYO Technology Solutions, is set to join the wireless operators' field as they bid for a share of the licensing of 4G spectrum in an auction that runs until March 2019. IOL reported that the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele had confirmed that spectrum would be put on the auction...
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cubans use them to fish, ferment wine, fix punctures or tie up hair; latex condoms have become the ultimate multipurpose tool on the Communist-run island where shortages of basic goods have forced locals to become masters of invention. ...
BEIJING - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc <1810.HK> said on Friday it will rejig its businesses and create new leadership positions aimed at building a second tier to CEO Lei Jun, amid increased scrutiny of governance and successions at Chinese tech firms. The firm would introduce two new departments to advise Lei on strategy and oversee hiring, promotion and pay,...
Johannesburg, (Reuters) - Apple Inc is rebuilding the widely used mapping application on its iPhones from the ground up with its own dataset, but Amsterdam-based TomTom NV will continue to be a data provider for Apple's maps app, Cupertino, California-based Apple told Reuters on Friday. Apple did not say how its use of TomTom would compare to its previous use,...
(Reuters) - Shares of Facebook Inc fell 2 percent on Tuesday, after a report that a federal probe on the data breach linked to Cambridge Analytica had been broadened and would include more government agencies. ...
PARIS (Reuters) - Ubisoft <UBIP.PA> shares rose on Tuesday, outperforming weaker European markets, after Google said it had partnered with the French video games maker to test its video game streaming service. ...
(Reuters) - WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton had disagreements with Facebook <FB.O> Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg over monetization of the messaging service before he left the company, according to an interview with Acton published by Forbes on Wednesday. ...

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