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Ken Hanly

Digital Journalist based in Brandon, MB, Canada. Joined on Jun 28, 2009
Expertise in General business news & info, Politics, Education

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US personal credit-card debt reaches all time high at end of June

As of the end of June this year, US consumer credit-card debt has surpassed a record set just before the global financial system almost collapsed in 2008.

China cracking down on anonymous browsers

Beijing - The Chinese government has issued a warning to websites that are selling virtual private networks (VPNs). The country outlawed the sale of VPN except those approved by the government in July.

Op-Ed: Donald Trump finds a new use for Twitter

Washington - Donald Trump found a new use for Twitter as he announced the dissolution of two advisory committees: The Presidential Committee on American Manufacturing and the Presidential Strategical and Policy Forum.

Op-Ed: Canada's NAFTA priorities exclude key proportionality clause

Ottawa - Foreign affairs minister, Chrystia Freeland, has finally issued a list of Canada's core objectives on Monday just two days before negotiations start. However key elements that are of the utmost importance for Canada are not even mentioned.

Former Libya PM seized by militia group in Tripoli

Tripoli - Ali Zeidan PM of Libya between November 2012 and March 2014 was seized from a Tripoli hotel by members of the Tripoli Revolutionaries' Brigade(TRB) headed by Haytem Tajouri.

Examples of how augmented reality enriches customer experience

Augmented reality is a view of reality modified by computer-generated input such as sound, video, graphics or even GPS data. The augmented reality enhances ones perception of reality.

Eastern Libyan commander Haftar to meet with Lavrov in Russia

Moscow - Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar commander of the Libyan National Army(LNA), the armed forces associated with the House of Representatives (HoR) government in eastern Libya arrived in Moscow for talks with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov scheduled on Monday.

Some tech workers are paid millions while doing nothing

Mountain View - The big tech companies in Silicon Valley in the southern San Francisco Bay area in California employ some high-tech workers who collect both full pay and stock without doing much or any work. They are nicknamed "resters and vesters".

Chicago introducing smart city technology

Chicago - Chicago faces a huge problem when any new construction involves digging within the city. Chicago was incorporated in 1837 and many records of the network of underground pipes is hopelessly outdated.

Sudan receives invitation to join U.S.-Egypt military exercises

Khartoum - Somewhat surprisingly, Sudan has received an invitation to take part in a joint U.S.-Egyptian military training exercise this October in Egypt, a first for the country in almost thirty years according to the Sudanese Defense Ministry.

Fewer tech workers see the U.K. as top choice for relocation

A new report shows that many international tech workers no longer see the U.K. as a top choice. Only six percent of those surveyed listed the U.K. as a top choice for relocation due to concerns over Brexit the report claims.

RCA producing 'smart' Roku TVs increasing competition

Roku TVs are smart TVs in that they have built into them the functions of the Roku streaming player which makes available many channels, some free but others paid.

Op-Ed: Eric Prince presents plan to privatize much of Afghan war

Washington - The Trump administration is considering a plan to turn over much of the Afghan US war effort to private contractors supposedly as a means of breaking the stalemate in the war against the Taliban.

Browser Tor used for anonymous browsing and access to deep net

Many Internet users want to remain anonymous. Tor is free software that helps defend you on line against surveillance that threatens your personal freedom and privacy.

Augmented Reality may help retailers survive stiff competition

As retailers face tough competition, augmented reality (AR) technology may help save them and revive their profits. Ecommerce was still only responsible for 8.1 percent of retail sales last year but was fully 41.6 percent of sales growth.

Op-Ed: New Firefox 57 to challenge leading browser Chrome

Mountain View - Mozilla Firefox or just Firefox was at one time the first choice of browser users back in December of 2009, challenging the dominance of Microsoft's venerable Internet Explorer.

Chinese chatbots become critical activists and are silenced

Somehow two chatbots managed to offend Chinese authorities to such an extent that they were pulled from a Chinese messaging app. The two questioned the rule of the Communist Party and also made unpatriotic comments.

Chrome has a big lead in competition for most used browser

The Chrome browser dominates over all others in terms of its usage on the Internet. However, the measurement of usage is complicated and there can be some measures that overestimate the usage of a browser and others that underestimate usage.

Op-Ed: Relations between the US and Russia becoming much worse

Washington - In spite of Trump's alleged collusion with the Russians during the US election campaign and his avowed aim of achieving better relations with Russia the reality is that relations between the two countries is becoming much worse.

S&P 500 stock index will exclude Snap Inc

New York - The S&P 500.SPX will begin next Tuesday to exclude from the index companies that issue multiple classes of shares. This would include Snap Inc (SNAP.N) that recently decided to issue shares with no voting rights.
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