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Philippine military to review troop accounts after Facebook purge

Manila - The Philippine military said Wednesday it will review the social media accounts of service members after Facebook took down a network linked to state security forces it accused of "coordinated inauthentic behavior".

Global police sting against dark net drug sales nets 179

Den Haag - A global police sting has netted 179 vendors involved in selling opioids, methamphetamine and other illegal goods on the internet underground, in what officials of Europol said Tuesday put an end to the "golden age" of dark web markets.

China's pandemic-themed TV drama faces online backlash over sexism

Bejing - A Chinese primetime TV drama about the coronavirus pandemic has been slammed by social media users, who accused it of sexism for downplaying the role of women in battling the deadly outbreak at ground-zero.

TikTok and WeChat: Chinese apps dogged by security fears

Bejing - The US Commerce Department has ordered app stores to remove popular Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok and the messaging and payment platform WeChat.

Twitter tightens security for politicians and journalists

San Francisco - Twitter on Thursday said it is tightening security of high-profile politicians, campaigns and journalists as a "critical preventative step" ahead of the US presidential election.

Hindu jailed in Muslim Bangladesh for insulting Prophet Mohammed

Dhaka - A Hindu has been jailed for seven years in Muslim-majority Bangladesh for insulting the Prophet Mohammed on Facebook, a prosecutor said Thursday.

NVIDIA out to be a giant in an AI age

Washington - US graphics chip maker NVIDIA aims to be a powerhouse in an era of artificial intelligence with the big-ticket buy of Britain-based Arm, whose microprocessors are in many smartphones.

ByteDance in talks with US to avoid selling TikTok: report

San Francisco - Chinese internet giant ByteDance is in talks with the US about ways it might avoid having to sell its TikTok operations here, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Q&A: Years of IoT hacking, but what have we actually learned? Special

Why are IoT devices seemingly so easy to hack? There are countless examples of device manufacturers and tech companies that have fallen victim to attacks. A leading expert probes the issues and offers solutions.

Parents say teens social media use has increased during COVID-19

Social media has a dramatic influence on many young people and poses unique challenges for parents. a new survey reveals that 63 percent of parents in the U.S. say that their teenage children are using social media far more during COVID-19.

Facebook nabs Russia-linked campaign to fuel US chaos

San Francisco - Facebook on Tuesday said that it caught a budding Russia-linked campaign to fuel political chaos in the US, working off a tip from the FBI in its latest take-down of coordinated inauthentic behavior at the leading social network.

Indian govt minister accuses Facebook of bias in deepening row

New Delhi - India's communications minister on Tuesday accused Facebook of bias against right-wing politics, even after fresh reports about claims that a high-ranking staffer at the social media giant supported the country's Hindu-nationalist ruling party.

Pakistan blocks Tinder, other dating apps over 'immoral' content

Islamabad - Pakistan on Tuesday blocked access to Tinder and several other dating apps in a bid to control "immoral" and "indecent" content, just days after regulators threatened to shut down YouTube for similar reasons.

Facebook threatens ban on Australians sharing news in battle over media law

Sydney - Facebook threatened Tuesday to block users and media organisations in Australia from sharing news stories in an escalating challenge to government plans to force digital giants to pay for content.

#MeToo in Iran: women break their long silence

Tehran - Three years after the #MeToo movement spread globally, Iranian women have broken their silence on sexual violence, raising awareness about a subject that's taboo in the Islamic republic.

French woman apologises for India holy bridge video, denies being naked

New Delhi - A French woman arrested for allegedly making a video of herself without clothes on a holy bridge in India apologised Sunday, but denied being completely naked and said she carried out the stunt to bring attention to sexual harassment.

French woman arrested for naked video on Indian holy bridge

New Delhi - A French woman has been arrested for making a video of herself naked on a holy bridge in the Indian city of Rishikesh, police said Saturday.

El Salvadoran sisters attending online classes up a tree

Los - Two sisters in western El Salvador are taking their love of learning to great heights: every day they climb a mountain, then scramble up an olive tree to get a signal to access their online college lessons.

YouTube video removals soar as software enforces rules

San Francisco - YouTube said Tuesday that video removals soared in the second quarter of this year as the company relied more on software to enforce content rules to protect workers from the pandemic.Slightly more than 11.

Lorna Luft talks livestream shows, life in quarantine and success Special

Veteran actress and singer Lorna Luft chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her livestream concerts this weekend. She is the daughter of enduring entertainment legend Judy Garland.

TikTok pulls 380,000 videos in US for hate content

San Francisco - TikTok on Thursday said it has removed more than 380,000 videos in the US this year as part of a part of a mission to "eliminate hate" on the platform.

Facebook says it's fielding questions by US regulators

San Francisco - Facebook on Thursday said its executives are fielding questions from the US Federal Trade Commission on an antitrust fact-finding mission.

Facebook boots QAnon groups for ties to violence

San Francisco - Facebook on Wednesday said it has removed hundreds of groups tied to the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory and imposed restrictions on nearly 2,000 more as part of a crackdown on stoking violence.

Uber-Lyft to stop California services absent reprieve

San Francisco - Uber and Lyft are hoping a courtroom reprieve will spare them from shutting down their rival smartphone-summoned ride services in California on Friday.

Facebook in India storm after hate speech claims

New Delhi - Facebook is in the eye of a political storm in India after claims it failed to take action against hate speech posts by a Hindu nationalist lawmaker out of fear for its business interests.

China restaurant apologises for weighing customers

Bejing - A restaurant in China has apologised for its controversial policy of asking diners to weigh themselves before entry in an overzealous response to a new national campaign against food waste.

Trump moves on China apps may create new internet 'firewall'

Washington - A ban by President Donald Trump's administration on Chinese mobile apps such as TikTok and WeChat risks fragmenting an already fragile global internet and creating an American version of China's "Great Firewall.

Saudi Arabia seeks to tame powerful cyber armies

Apo - Online armies of self-styled Saudi patriots riding a wave of state-led nationalism attack critics and what they call "traitors" of the kingdom -- but their growing clout has left the government uneasy.

US wants to eliminate Chinese apps from US app stores

Washington - The US is expanding its China-targeted Clean Network program to include Chinese-made cellphone apps and cloud computing services that it claims are security risks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday.

Instagram adds video clips in challenge to TikTok

San Francisco - Instagram on Wednesday added a new short-form video feature to the image-focused platform in a direct challenge to TikTok, which is in the crosshairs of US President Donald Trump.
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