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Q&A: Better education starts with better Internet Special

There is a direct correlation between children underperforming in school and their access to reliable broadband Internet, explains Alan DiCicco, Solutions Marketing Senior Director at Calix.

Thunberg in Twitter spat with German rail

Berlin - Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was forced to defend herself in a Twitter spat with German railway service Deutsche Bahn (DB) on Sunday.

Twitter backs overhaul of social media to stem disinformation

San Francisco - Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is funding research aimed at changing the way information circulates on social media -- with the goal of combating online violence, hate and disinformation.

YouTube bans 'implied' threats

San Francisco - YouTube broadened its anti-harassment policies on Wednesday to include a ban on "implied" threats along with insults based on race, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Financial markets embrace brave new world of AI

London - Artificial Intelligence has spread rapidly across markets in recent years as traders constantly strive to gain the upper hand, while regulators have given a guarded welcome to the cutting-edge technology.

Pro-poll regime trolls counter Algeria protest activists

Tunis - Social networks set alight the months-long protest movement against Algeria's establishment, but as a contentious presidential poll looms, bots and trolls are staging an online comeback to bolster the regime.

UK election: parties take battle for ideas to social media

London - At a dingy office space in north London, around 60 Labour activists busied themselves recently with the basics of modern campaigning before next week's general election.

Russia hands anti-Putin blogger surprise suspended sentence

Moscow - Russia on Friday handed an unusually lenient three-year suspended sentence to a student convicted of making calls for extremism on a video blog condemning President Vladimir Putin.

Off the radar: Russian TV ignores PM wife's plane scandal

Moscow - Russians posted plane emojis and angry comments on Thursday as journalists and TV stars interviewing Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev failed to raise explosive claims over his wife's use of a private jet.

Google bans political ads in Singapore as elections loom

Fpo - Google has banned political ads in Singapore ahead of elections, an opposition party said Wednesday, sparking accusations the tech giant was "kowtowing" to the tightly-controlled city's government.

Tencent, Nintendo to launch Switch console in China

Shanghai - Chinese internet giant Tencent and gaming titan Nintendo on Wednesday announced plans to launch the Japanese company's popular Switch console in China from next week.

Fake News Investigation: Check ‘Fakes’ with Threat Intelligence Commissioned

Fake news sites have been around since the early days of the Internet. Yet, it was only in the last few years that people have seen them work on a whole new level.

Iran videos hit internet revealing scope of crackdown

Nicosia - Videos showing harrowing scenes of bleeding protesters, burning roadblocks and snipers on rooftops have emerged after Iran lifted a near-total internet blackout, opening a window onto what analysts say was one of Tehran's bloodiest crackdowns.

EU to check how Facebook, Google use data: spokeswoman

Apo - The European Commission said Monday it had begun a "preliminary investigation" into how Facebook and Google collect personal data and what they do with it.

Facebook corrects post under Singapore disinformation law

Fpo - Facebook published a correction on a user's post Saturday following a demand from Singapore, the first time a tech giant has complied with the city-state's law against misinformation.

German Amazon workers strike on 'Black Friday'

Frankfurt Am Main - More than 2,000 Amazon workers in Germany walked off the job as the US online retailer kicked off its "Black Friday" sales bonanza, escalating a long-simmering battle for better pay and working conditions.

Shooting stars: TikTok's explosive and rocky ride to fame

Mumbai - He's no Bollywood star, but school dropout Israil Ansari has found fast fame on TikTok with two million followers glued to his oddball dancing and rainbow hairstyles in India, the app's biggest international market.

Bytedance: The Chinese company behind global TikTok craze

Bejing - The Chinese billionaire behind teen phenomenon TikTok is a 36-year-old tech guru whose eye for youth trends and pioneering use of AI has blasted the app to global success -- while working hand-in-glove with censors to control content within China.

US says received 20,000 messages from Iran protests

Washington - The United States said Tuesday it has received nearly 20,000 messages from Iran about protests including photos and videos after appealing to demonstrators to defy restrictions on the internet.

Google tensions deepen over firings of 'Thanksgiving Four'

San Francisco - Google on Monday fired four employees on the grounds they had violated data security policies, but the tech titan was accused of persecuting them for trying to unionize staff.

Former Trump advisor accuses White House of blocking Twitter access

Washington - Former Trump National Security Advisor John Bolton said the White House denied him access to his Twitter account after his dismissal in early September, in a series of tweets that signal his return to the social media site.

US sanctions Iran minister over internet censorship

Washington - The US Treasury slapped punitive sanctions on Iran's communications minister, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Friday after the Tehran regime blocked internet communications amid violent protests triggered by a petrol price hike.

Google tightens political ads policy to thwart abuse

San Francisco - Google on Wednesday updated how it handles political ads as online platforms remain under pressure to avoid being used to spread misleading information intended to influence voters.

S. Korean regulators in constant search for porn

Seoul - In a drab government office in Seoul, a team of broadcast regulators spend their days watching online porn -- the front line troops of South Korea's attempts to crack down on spycam videos that mostly expose women.

AFP Fact Check: misleading web posts add fuel to Bolivia crisis

La Paz - The resignation of Bolivia's Evo Morales and his replacement by a little known conservative senator has sparked a surge of misleading social media posts.Here's a selection of misinformation debunked by AFP's fact-check service.

Vietnam jails music teacher for 'undermining' state

Hanoi - Vietnam sentenced a music teacher to 11 years in prison on Friday for Facebook posts that allegedly undermined the one-party state, which has been accused of tightening the noose on online dissent.

Facebook nixes billions of fake accounts

San Francisco - Facebook on Wednesday said it has taken down some 5.4 billion fake accounts this year in a sign of the persistent battle on social media against manipulation and misinformation.

Facebook nixes billions of fake accounts

San Francisco - Facebook on Wednesday said it has nixed 5.4 billion fake accounts already this year, in a sign of a persistent battle on social media against manipulation and disinformation.

Madrid and Catalan separatists locked in online battle

Madrid - When Spain's King Felipe VI and his 14-year-old daughter arrived at Barcelona airport last weekend, hackers issued a message about their whereabouts, warning protesters of three possible exits.

EU embarrassed by incoming foreign policy chief's Twitter gaffe

Apo - The European Commission fielded questions Friday over a Twitter gaffe by its next foreign policy chief, current Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell, who posted a sensitive extradition-related document from UK authorities on his feed.
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