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    Communication breakdown

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 20/06/2016

    » It has been an uncomfortable several months for internet users the Kingdom over, as the government released the drafts of its eight new digital-related bills. The bills immediately became the source of much controversy, as many critics and pundits criticised the new regulations and laws included in the drafts to be a step back into the days before the 1997 media reforms, giving government agencies absolute control over the surveillance, management and oversight of digital data.

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    Fake news: Algorithms in the dock

    AFP, Published on 14/07/2018

    » PARIS - At the heart of the spread of fake news are the algorithms used by search engines, websites and social media which are often accused of pushing false or manipulated information regardless of the consequences.

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    Apple versus Samsung: It's a battle of the 8s

    Life, James Hein, Published on 27/09/2017

    » The big news from the usual sources is the new iPhone 8. After reading some of the specs and comparisons with the Samsung S8 and Note 8, I am a bit confused. Reviewers crow about facial recognition for the new iPhone, but the S8 range already has it. They go on about the edge-to-edge screen, but Samsung has had that for a few models now. In fact, almost point by point the Samsung range already has all the features of the iPhone 8 but at a lower price point, and that's before the Note 8 comes out.

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    Virtual reality girds for test in marketplace

    AFP, Published on 17/03/2016

    » SAN FRANCISCO - A middle-aged white man sees himself as a young black woman being taunted by a racist.

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    Wikipedia blocks accounts linked to paid edits

    AFP, Published on 03/09/2015

    » SAN FRANCISCO - Wikipedia on Wednesday said that it has blocked more than 300 accounts being used by people being paid to create or tweak entries at the communally sourced online encyclopedia.

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    Authors urge US antitrust probe of Amazon

    AFP, Published on 15/07/2015

    » SAN FRANCISCO - Authors and booksellers are urging US antitrust officials to investigate whether online retail titan Amazon is abusing its considerable power to the detriment of readers, following a similar move in Europe.

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    Facebook founder in Colombia to promote affordable Internet

    AFP, Published on 15/01/2015

    » Improved Internet access can be a force for peace, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said during a trip to Colombia to promote his project to boost web availability for two-thirds of the world not yet connected.

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    Chinese paper blames Google over Gmail blocking

    AFP, Published on 30/12/2014

    » BEIJING - Internet giant Google's unwillingness to obey Chinese law is to blame for the shutdown of its hugely popular email service, state-run media said Tuesday after the last easy way to access Gmail was apparently blocked.

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    'Major' hacking attack in US looms

    AFP, Published on 30/10/2014

    » WASHINGTON - Cyber attacks might be taking a toll now, but just wait: a survey of experts says things are likely to get even worse in the US over the next decade.

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    Russia's biggest social network VKontakte gets new CEO

    AFP, Published on 18/09/2014

    » MOSCOW - Russia's biggest social network VKontakte appointed a new chief executive on Thursday after the removal of its maverick founder Pavel Durov earlier this year.

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