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Facebook data scandal: Zuckerberg testifies before US Congress


April 10, 2018

WASHINGTON: Mark Zuckerberg is appearing before the US lawmakers as a firestorm rocks Facebook over its data privacy scandal, with pressure mounting for new regulations on social media platforms. The 33-year-old chief executive is expected to face a grilling before a Senate panel, and follow up with an appearance in the House of Representatives the on Wednesday. It comes amid …

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Economy registering 13 year high growth: Miftah


April 10, 2018

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue & Economic Affairs, Dr. Miftah Ismail has expressed satisfaction on the latest economic indicators. In a statement here on Tuesday he said that the economy has registered a 13 years high growth at 5.79 percent in FY2018. It may be recalled that the economy had stagnated during 2008-13 with an average growth …

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Heart disease, diabetes may be deadly combination: study


April 10, 2018

People with Type 2 diabetes who are admitted to the hospital for congestive heart failure face a one in four chance of dying over the next 18 months, a global study has warned. The findings paint a much grimmer picture of the outcome for diabetes patients with severe heart disease. “Type 2 diabetes accompanied by an acute coronary syndrome needs …

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Define Alzheimer’s by brain changes, not symptoms: experts


April 10, 2018

TAMPA: In an effort to speed research toward a cure for the most common form of dementia, experts urged a new framework Tuesday to diagnose Alzheimer´s disease using biological clues, rather than symptoms of memory loss. Alzheimer´s affects some 44 million people around the world but remains poorly understood, with no effective treatments despite billions of dollars spent on research. …

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What social media platforms and search engines know about you


April 10, 2018

NEW YORK (AFP) – The Facebook scandal involving the harvesting of data from tens of millions of users has raised a lot of questions about social media and search engines. As Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the US Congress this week on protecting user data, here is a primer on what they know about you: Social media …

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Apple turns green, claiming ‘100% clean energy’


April 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Apple said Monday it had achieved a goal of “100 percent clean energy” for its facilities around the world. The California tech giant said its retail stores, offices, data centers and co-located facilities in 43 countries were operating with nonpolluting or renewable energy. Nine additional manufacturing partners have committed to power all of their Apple production …

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Ubisoft aims to rack up five billion players with Tencent deal


April 10, 2018

MONTREUIL (AFP) – Fresh from winning a long corporate battle, French video game powerhouse Ubisoft is aiming for a tenfold surge in its global playing audience after securing a partnership with Chinese internet giant Tencent. “Within ten years, Ubisoft wants to reach five billion players” who have taken up the challenge of at least one of its games, compared with …

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EU court backs France ban of Uber service without notifying Brussels


April 10, 2018

LUXEMBOURG (AFP) – The EU’s top court on Tuesday backed the right of member states like France to ban a service by ridesharing firm Uber without notifying Brussels, in a fresh setback to the US giant. The European Court of Justice ruled in favour of France’s ban of the UberPop service, which links amateur drivers with customers, comparing it to …

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Despacito removed from Youtube in apparent hackers’ attack


April 10, 2018

(Web Desk) – In what seems an apparent hack, Luis Fonsi’s Despacito—which is the most viewed song on popular video-sharing website Youtube—has been removed from the website by the hackers. The song is the only video on Youtube which has crossed over 5 billion views mark. Vevo confirmed a security breach on its end and said it had been contained. …

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Lot of shame attached to #MeToo in India: Sonam Kapoor


April 10, 2018

Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor has said in India there is a lot of shame attached in speaking up about facing harassment. “Unfortunately in India, there’s a lot of shame attached to it. If something happens to you, you just smile and pretend to be dumb,” the actor responded when asked whether something close to #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns is happening …

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