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Uber diversity report shows shortage of women, minorities

Uber Technologies Inc released its first diversity report on Tuesday, showing that women and non-white employees are underrepresented at the ride-services company – just as they are at many other technology firms. Uber released the information after a series of revelations about

Microsoft’s GitHub confirms it has blocked developers in Iran, Syria and Crimea

The impact of United States trade restrictions is trickling down to the developer community. GitHub,  the world’s largest host of source code, is preventing users in Iran, Syria, Crimea and potentially other sanctioned nations from accessing portions of the service, chief executive of the Microsoft-owned firm said. The first one is Russian developer Anatoliy Kashkin who

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US regulators approve £4bn Facebook fine over privacy issues

US regulators approved a roughly 4 billion settlement with Facebook Inc this week over its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday. The FTC has been investigating allegations that Facebook inappropriately shared information belonging to 87 million users with the now-defunct British political consulting

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Trump blasts Bitcoin, Facebook’s Libra says they should be ‘subject to all banking regulations’

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday (Jul 11) criticised Bitcoin, Facebook’s proposed Libra digital coin and other cryptocurrencies and demanded that companies seek a banking charter and make themselves subject to U.S. and global regulations if they wanted to “become a bank.” “I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not

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Twitter goes down amid White House social media summit

United States PresidentTrump’s favorite social media platform has stopped working even as he was hosting a White House meeting about deplatforming and other forms of online censorship. The cause of the outage is unknown. “We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter, and we’ll keep you updated on what’s happening,” a company spokesperson

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Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp down for users across the world

Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp have all gone down in a simultaneous and strange outage,  People in Japan, South America, Europe and the US all reported problems on Wednesday according to data collected by Downdetector Users are complaining about photos not being able to load, videos not appearing and voice messages failing to send. Social media

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China’s Huawei signs deal to develop 5G technology in Russia

China’s Huawei has signed a deal with Russian telecoms firm MTS to develop 5G technology in Russia. The companies will develop next-generation 5G networks in Russia over the next year, reports said. The deal was agreed as China’s President Xi Jinping began a three-day visit to Russia. It comes as some Western countries, led by

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This photo illustration taken on March 23, 2018 shows Facebook logos on a computer screen in Beijing. / AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS ASFOURI (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook removed 2.2 billion fake accounts in three months

Facebook banned a shocking number of 2.2 billion fake accounts in the first three months of 2019 — almost as many as the total number of real people who use the social network.  “We’ve seen a steep increase in the creation of abusive, fake accounts on Facebook in the last six months,” the company said

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