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Mobile App developed to ensure safe journey on highways in Pakistan


March 18, 2019

ISLAMABAD: National  Highway Authority (NHA) has taken an innovative initiative with introduction of mobile App, which enables travelers to get information regarding road safety – fog, weather and traffic condition. The basic purpose behind this move is to serve commuters and ensure safe journey on motorways and highways in country, especially during foggy and smoggy conditions. The application software is …

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White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren unveils Big Tech breakup plan


March 16, 2019

WASHINGTON: Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren unveiled a proposal Friday to break up Big Tech, arguing that firms such as Amazon, Google and Facebook hold ” too much power” in society. Warren said that as president, she would press for legislation to designate big online companies with revenues of at least $25 billion as “platform utilities” barred from owning “any …

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SpaceX capsule back on Earth, paving way for new manned US flights


March 16, 2019

WASHINGTON: SpaceX´s Crew Dragon capsule splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, completing a NASA demonstration mission that paves the way for the resumption of manned space flights from the US. After hours of suspense, the Dragon spacecraft touched down at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) some 230 miles (370 kilometers) off the coast of the US state of Florida. …

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Useful tips for mobile phones security


March 16, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has shared useful tips for general public as part of its awareness campaign to secure users’ mobile handsets. Millions of mobile phone users in the country are facing security and privacy issues. This initiative is part of the campaign that PTA started in early March where the authorities urged WhatsApp users to enable two-step verification. …

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Facebook faces criminal probe of data deals


March 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO: US prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into Facebook´s practice of sharing users´ data with companies without letting the social network´s members know. A grand jury in New York has subpoenaed information from at least two major smartphone makers about such arrangements with Facebook, according to The New York Times. Regulators, investigators and elected officials around the world …

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Massive outage adds to growing Facebook woes


March 16, 2019

Facebook appeared to be back in operation Thursday after a massive outage affecting its applications around the world, creating fresh woes for the social network leader under fire for its handling of sensitive user data. The outage affected users for some 12 hours in most areas of the world, with the biggest impact in North America and Europe, according to …

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Man gets live chip implant at mobile fair


March 1, 2019

BARCELONA : At a trade fair held in Barcelona on Monday, a man volunteered to have a chip inserted under his skin live on stage . This happened after another man who had already undergone the procedure, showed off how he could make a payment with the implanted chip, from his bank just by using his smartphone. The man named …

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TikTok app fined in US for illegally gathering children’s data


March 1, 2019

WASHINGTON: The fast-growing, Chinese-owned video sharing network TikTok agreed to pay a $5.7 million fine to US authorities to settle charges that it illegally collected personal information from children, officials said Wednesday. The Federal Trade Commission said the penalty by the social network, which had been known as Musical.ly, was the largest ever in a children´s privacy investigation. The social …

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Canada ‘going to the Moon’: Trudeau


March 1, 2019

OTTAWA: Canada will join NASA´s space mission to put an orbiter around the Moon in a few years, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday. “Canada is going to the Moon,” Trudeau told a press conference that included a live video link from the International Space Station with Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques. NASA plans to build a small space station, dubbed …

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Huawei invites foreign media to see for itself on spy claims


March 1, 2019

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has issued an unusual invitation to foreign media outlets to visit its facilities and meet staff as the company pushes back against global pressure arising from US accusations that it spies for Beijing. Huawei on Thursday purchased full-page adverts in major US newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post to invite …

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