Category Archives: Internet

17Jul/17

Ghanaian teen builds video search engine to rival YouTube

Nineteen-year-old Ghanaian student, Gabriel Opare has built an online video search engine known as Mudclo, which has caught the attention of some of the industry’s big tech companies, with some dubbing it the ‘African YouTube’.

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08Jul/17

Facebook meets Pakistan government after blasphemy death sentence

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (JULY 7, 2017) (INTERIOR MINISTRY HANDOUT) – A senior Facebook official met with Pakistan’s interior minister on Friday (July 7) to discuss a demand that the company prevent blasphemous content or be blocked.
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16May/17

Ukraine imposes sanctions on Russian web firms, citing cyber threat

KIEV, UKRAINE (MAY 16, 2017) (REUTERS) – Ukraine imposed sanctions on Russia’s largest internet group Yandex and other popular online firms on Tuesday (May 16), saying it wanted to guard against cyber attacks, and the Kremlin threatened retaliation. Continue reading

10May/17

The virtual doctor will see you now

(USC CENTER FOR BODY COMPUTING) – Virtual doctors could bring health information to patients’ smartphones with a new app being developed at the University of Southern California’s Center for Body Computing. Continue reading

29Apr/17

Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia

Turkey blocks access to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security.
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26Apr/17

Little Facebook could do amid rise in live murders – expert

With a second brutal murder broadcast live on Facebook in as many weeks, the social media giant faces scrutiny. But with over 1.9 billion users, there is little the company can do to better police the content users upload, according to social media experts.
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18Apr/17

Zuckerberg vows to help prevent repeat of Cleveland murder posting

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will keep ‘doing all we can to prevent tragedies’ like the Cleveland murder posting from happening. Continue reading

16Apr/17

China’s Alibaba to build cyber Silk Road by creating global e-commerce platforms

China Central Television (CCTV) – China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has been developing cross-border e-commerce platforms in countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road, promoting the idea of building a “cyber Silk Road”.
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07Apr/17

Twitter refuses U.S. order to reveal user behind anti-Trump account

Twitter Inc files a federal lawsuit to block an order by the U.S. government demanding that it reveal who is behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

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