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G7, tech giants agree on plan to block jihadist content online

Posted by on 21/10/2017
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G7, tech giants agree on plan to block jihadist content online

G7, tech giants agree on plan to block jihadist content online

EU to offer support for Italy’s work with Libyan authorities ISCHIA, Italy: G7 countries and tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter on Friday agreed to work together to block the dissemination of Islamist extremism over the internet. “These are the first steps towards a great alliance in the name of freedom,” Italian Interior Minister […]

Huawei unveils long-awaited Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Posted by on 18/10/2017
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Huawei unveils long-awaited Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Huawei unveils long-awaited Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Smartphones equipped with world’s first Kirin AI processor inside KUWAIT: During an exclusive global launch held at Munich, Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled its highly-anticipated Mate 10 Series, which will open the door to new AI mobile applications. The new HUAWEI Mate 10, HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 10 are breakthrough […]

Worn down by censors, Iran’s Facebook shuts down

Posted by on 16/10/2017
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Worn down by censors, Iran’s Facebook shuts down

Worn down by censors, Iran’s Facebook shuts down

TEHRAN: Iran’s oldest social media network announced yesterday it is shutting down after years of battling censors, saying they had allowed foreign sites such as Instagram to take over. Cloob website was launched 12 years ago as the Iranian answer to Facebook and Google’s now-dead Orkut, and at its peak had some two million users […]

Futuristic solar-powered Dutch family car hailed ‘the future’

Posted by on 15/10/2017
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Futuristic solar-powered Dutch family car hailed ‘the future’

Futuristic solar-powered Dutch family car hailed ‘the future’

ADELAIDE, Australia: A futuristic Dutch family car that not only uses the sun as power but supplies energy back to the grid was hailed as “the future” yesterday as the World Solar Challenge wrapped up. The innovative bi-annual contest, first run in 1987, began in Darwin a week ago with 41 vehicles setting off on […]

Uber riders in Dubai can now select electric powered Tesla

Posted by on 11/10/2017
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Uber riders in Dubai can now select electric powered Tesla

Uber riders in Dubai can now select electric powered Tesla

DUBAI: Ride-hailing service Uber on Tuesday began offering its customers in Dubai the option to ride in one of 50 new Tesla electric-powered vehicles – a stark contrast to the large gas-guzzling sedans and luxury sports cars that dominate the emirate’s six-lane highways. The US-based ride-hailing app launched the UberONE option in partnership with Dubai […]

Facebook begins ‘human review’ of potentially sensitive ads

Posted by on 09/10/2017
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Facebook begins ‘human review’ of potentially sensitive ads

Facebook begins ‘human review’ of potentially sensitive ads

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook says it will begin manually reviewing advertisements that target certain groups and address politics, religion, ethnicity and social issues. The company has informed some advertisers about the new “human review” requirement, warning them that it might cause delays before their ads can appear on the social media platform. Facebook has had to […]

Global technology firms bet on Indonesia as next startup frontier

Posted by on 08/10/2017
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Global technology firms bet on Indonesia as next startup frontier

Global technology firms bet on Indonesia as next startup frontier

Expedia, Alibaba pumping billions of dollars JAKARTA: Big-name investors including Expedia and Alibaba are pumping billions of dollars into Indonesian tech start-ups in a bid to capitalize on the country’s burgeoning digital economy and potential as Southeast Asia’s largest online market. Indonesia has seen a surge of cash into its technology sector over the past […]

NoufEXPO organizes EGOV5

Posted by on 07/10/2017
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NoufEXPO organizes EGOV5

NoufEXPO organizes EGOV5

Commenting on the upcoming fifth round of the e-Government Forum (EGOV5) under the motto of Digital Transformation, Eng. Qussai Ibrahim Al-Shatti, Acting General Manager of the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT), said that EGOV5 will discuss one of the growth and development tracks that all countries seek today. He said, “This year, again, we […]

All 3 billion Yahoo accounts ‘hacked’ in 2013 data theft

Posted by on 04/10/2017
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All 3 billion Yahoo accounts ‘hacked’ in 2013 data theft

All 3 billion Yahoo accounts ‘hacked’ in 2013 data theft

CALIFORNIA: Yahoo yesterday said that all 3 billion of its accounts were hacked in a 2013 data theft, tripling its earlier estimate of the size of the largest breach in history, in a disclosure that attorneys said sharply increased the legal exposure of its new owner, Verizon Communications Inc. The news expands the likely number […]

EU hammers Amazon, Apple over taxes

Posted by on 04/10/2017
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EU hammers Amazon, Apple over taxes

EU hammers Amazon, Apple over taxes

BRUSSELS: The EU turned the screw on US tech giants yesterday, ordering Amazon to repay Luxembourg 250 million euros in back taxes and taking Ireland to court for failing to collect billions from Apple. Europe’s competition chief Margrethe Vestager accused tiny Luxembourg of an illegal deal with internet shopping giant Amazon to pay less tax […]

Honeywell hosts oil & gas industry leaders to support Kuwait’s vision

Posted by on 03/10/2017
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Honeywell hosts oil & gas industry  leaders to support Kuwait’s vision

Honeywell hosts oil & gas industry leaders to support Kuwait’s vision

Tech summit discusses future direction of oil industry KUWAIT: Honeywell Technology convened a two-day Technology Summit yesterday for Kuwait’s oil and gas industry leaders. The summit discussed the future direction of the industry, in support of the country’s long-term vision to become a global hub for oil, gas and petrochemicals industry. The event, held under […]

Smash hit: Ping pong robot takes on Olympian at Tokyo tech fair

Posted by on 02/10/2017
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Smash hit: Ping pong robot takes  on Olympian at Tokyo tech fair

Smash hit: Ping pong robot takes on Olympian at Tokyo tech fair

CEATEC exhibits latest in consumer technology from 670 firms CHIBA, Japan: A ping-pong-playing robot served up a hit at a top Tokyo tech fair yesterday, while a barely-moving machine in the shape of a sloth aimed to provide a relaxing change of pace. The alien-looking table-tennis star, named FORPHEUS, had a tough opponent, in the […]

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