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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 […]

Ooredoo launches iPhone 8 with the strongest offer in Kuwait

Posted by on 01/10/2017
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Ooredoo launches iPhone 8 with the strongest offer in Kuwait

Ooredoo launches iPhone 8 with the strongest offer in Kuwait

Thousands gather at Ooredoo head office until early morning KUWAIT: Continuing its annual Apple launch event, Ooredoo Kuwait, a member of the international Ooredoo Group, took the lead in launching Apple’s latest devices; iPhone 8 and 8 plus; at midnight last Saturday amidst a vast number of customers who came to the headquarters in the […]

EU commissioner Jourova drops Facebook as ‘highway of hatred’

Posted by on 28/09/2017
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EU commissioner Jourova drops Facebook as ‘highway of hatred’

EU commissioner Jourova drops Facebook as ‘highway of hatred’

BRUSSELS: An EU commissioner admitted yesterday to cancelling her account on Facebook because it was a “highway for hatred”, as the bloc warned US internet giants to tackle online abuse or risk regulation. Vera Jourova, the European Commissioner for Justice and Consumer Affairs, said she had revealed her decision to staff during a meeting to […]

Electric car-sharing service to be launched in Singapore

Posted by on 27/09/2017
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Electric car-sharing service to be launched in Singapore

Electric car-sharing service to be launched in Singapore

Dyson to make electric cars by 2020 SINGAPORE: An electric car-sharing service will be launched in Singapore in December, in what the company behind the scheme said yesterday was a first for Southeast Asia. BlueSG, a subsidiary of France’s Bollore Group, said that 80 cars and 30 stations where vehicles can be picked up and […]

China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting

Posted by on 26/09/2017
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China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting

China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting

BEIIING: Chinese authorities appear to have severely disrupted the WhatsApp messaging app in the latest step to tighten censorship as they prepare for a major Communist Party congress next month. Users in China have reported widespread disruptions in recent days to the Facebook-owned service, which previously malfunctioned in the country over the summer. Experts said […]

Russia threatens to ban Facebook in 2018

Posted by on 26/09/2017
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Russia threatens to ban Facebook in 2018

Russia threatens to ban Facebook in 2018

MOSCOW: Russia’s internet watchdog yesterday warned Facebook it would be banned in 2018 unless it complies with a law on storing local users’ data. “The law is compulsory for all,” the head of Roskomnadzor telecoms watchdog Alexander Zharov told journalists in Moscow, quoted by Interfax news agency. “We will work on getting Facebook to observe […]