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Facebook delays mandatory political ad ID checks

Facebook has delayed plans to make people who buy political adverts verify their identity. In a statement, it said the delay was necessary because some people were trying to “game” its ID system.   Weaknesses were exposed by news companies ...

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Facebook launches ‘Ad Breaks’ in Bangladesh

Facebook on Wednesday launched its ‘Ad Breaks’ facility in Bangladesh.   Through the facility, eligible publishers and creators can now join ‘Ad Breaks’ and monetise their longer-form videos on Facebook, a Facebook press release said.  The social media launched the ...

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Video game action heads for the cloud

Video games are following television and music into the cloud, with the console-quality play on its way to being a streaming service as easy to access as Netflix or Spotify.   Computing power in data centres and devices from televisions ...

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NASA’s Hubble Telescope finds smiling face in space

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a formation of galaxies that looks like a smiling face, said the United States space agency NASA.   In an image posted to NASA’s website, two yellow orbs could be seen above an arc ...

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New dinosaur species unearthed in Argentina

A team of Spanish and Argentine paleontologists have discovered the remains of a dinosaur that lived 110 million years ago in the centre of the country, the National University of La Matanza revealed Friday.   The remains came from three ...

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Private messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts for sale

Hackers appear to have compromised and published private messages from at least 81,000 Facebook users’ accounts. The perpetrators told the BBC Russian Service that they had details from a total of 120 million accounts, which they were attempting to sell, ...

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NASA spacecraft sets record for closest approach to sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is now closer to the sun than any spacecraft has ever gotten.   Parker on Monday surpassed the record of 26.6 million miles (43 million kilometers) set by Helios-2 back in 1976. And it will keep ...

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Cell-sized robots to help detect diseases

MIT scientists have developed a method to mass produce robots no bigger than a cell that could be used to monitor conditions inside an oil or gas pipeline, or to search out disease while floating through the bloodstream.   The ...

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Facebook now lets you add a song to photos, videos

Offering its over two billion monthly users new ways to express themselves, Facebook has introduced new music features, including an option to add a song to photos and videos they share to Facebook Stories.   “And, we’re bringing it to ...

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Google fired 48 for sexual harassment

Google said Thursday it fired 48 employees in the past two years, including 13 “senior” executives, as a result of sexual harassment allegations, citing “an increasingly hard line” on inappropriate conduct.   The US tech giant issued the statement from ...

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