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Watch this incredible video of lightning storms from space

As storms peppered Europe and Africa last night, British astronaut Tim Peake captured them in all their stunning beauty from on-board the International Space Station.

Facebook's plan to give free Internet to the poor banned in India

Facebook's Free Basics program, a plan to give people in developing countries free access to the Internet, has been banned in India amid concerns that it violates net neutrality regulations. Facebook has come under fire for prioritizing content types.

Twitter launching new algorithm to show tweets out of order

Twitter plans to introduce a new timeline algorithm that will display relevant tweets first, instead of in chronological order.

Twitter suspends 125K accounts for promoting terrorism

Social media website Twitter said in a blog on Friday it has suspended over 125,000 accounts for promoting or threatening terrorism in the last eight months.

Op-Ed: Once again Marissa Mayer's vision for Yahoo underwhelms

Sunnyvale - Yahoo’s chief executive Marissa Mayer announced Tuesday that it would consider “strategic alternatives” to cure the financial ills of its core Internet business.

One in seven people now use WhatsApp

WhatsApp, Facebook’s immensely popular messenger app, now has over one billion users, having raced ahead of Facebook Messenger, which has 800 active monthly users.

New job cuts expected by ailing tech giant Yahoo

Sunnyvale - Ailing Internet giant Yahoo could cut 15 percent of its workforce and close several business units in a cost-cutting move expected to be announced tomorrow.

Hackers post private data of America's largest police union

Personal online files from the largest police union in the U.S. were leaked online Thursday after a hacker breached the website of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).

Google's bug bounty program paid out $2 million last year

Google paid out $2 million to security researchers last year as part of its bug bounty program. At least 10 percent of the total payout was for Android vulnerabilities.

Reddit's CEO is planning a big overhaul of the site's front page

Reddit gets about 8 billion pages views a month, but the site's CEO Steve Huffman thinks the time is right for "big" changes.

Oprah's tweet about loving bread made her $14 million in a day

People are following what Oprah Winfrey is eating now more than ever. And she's making quite a fortune off the attention.

Pakistan orders 400,000 porn sites blocked

Islamabad - Pakistan has asked Internet companies to block more than 400,000 pornography websites, officials said Tuesday, as part of a crackdown on what the top court calls "offensive content" in the Muslim-majority nation.

Op-Ed: Scientists teaching computers to recognize sarcasm

New York City - It may terrify or please you to learn that researchers are teaching computers to recognize sarcasm, purportedly so computers can make more sense of human communications, according to an article published today in techxplore.com.
 

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