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Apple blocks Russian social media and communication sites, removing them from the app store
U.S. tech company Apple Inc. frustrated Moscow this week after its top social networking and communications sites were removed from the app store, blocking "millions" from future communication on these platforms across Russia.
Meta disables Russian propaganda network targeting Europe
A sprawling disinformation network originating in Russia sought to use hundreds of fake social media accounts and dozens of sham news websites to spread Kremlin talking points about the invasion of Ukraine, Meta revealed Tuesday.
CEO Tim Cook says Apple avoids the word 'metaverse' because the average person doesn't know what it means — a stark contrast to rival Facebook
Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed in an exclusive interview with Dutch media outlet Bright that the tech giant's hesitancy toward joining the metaverse hype is intentional.
Mawthooq license of advertisers comes into force
The decision to obligate advertisers to obtain Mawthooq license entered into force as of today, Oct. 1, 2022, the General Commission For Audiovisual Media (GCAM) announced.
The surprising power of internet memes
Is there more to internet memes than meets the eye? The science of these viral mash-ups reveals why they are so effective at spreading ideas and beliefs.
Iran’s President Disavows Twitter Account Everyone Followed
Mohammad-Mehdi Rahimi, head of Raisi’s public relations office said the president has no account on Twitter. The announcement has left many wondering about the identity of those behind the account thought to be the president's official a...
WhatsApp Testing Group Call For Up To 32 People
The new feature is expected to increase the competition among the video calling and conferencing apps.
Senate committee passes bill giving news organizations more power against Big Tech
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to approve legislation allowing news organizations to join together to negotiate with Google, Facebook and other dominant platforms to win more revenue.
Meta and Google are cutting staff. Just don’t mention layoffs.
Facebook parent is looking to reduce costs by at least 10%, people familiar with the plans said, while Google has required some employees to apply for new jobs.
"Death To The Dictator": Protests In Iran Rage For 10th Consecutive Day
At least 41 people have died since the unrest began, mostly protesters but including members of the Islamic republic's security forces.
Egypt's 2021-2022 natural gas and LNG export revenue hits $8 billion
Egypt's natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) export revenue reached $8 billion in its 2021/22 fiscal year after volumes increased by 7.2 million tonnes, the Egyptian cabinet said on its Facebook page on Sunday.
Berlusconi says Putin invaded Ukraine to put ‘decent people’ in Kyiv
Berlusconi has struggled to stay on message when it comes to the war in Ukraine and his Russian friend.
The real threat to Italy’s election: Home-grown social media lies
Local politicians and social media influencers, not the Kremlin, are the main peddlers of falsehoods ahead of this weekend’s vote.
Young Saudis believe Vision 2030 to secure a strong economy: Survey
As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia prepares to celebrate its 92nd National Day on September 23 under the theme ‘This is Our Home,’ almost all young Saudis say they are confident the country is heading in the right direction and that their be...
Iran restricts WhatsApp, Instagram as Mahsa Amini protests grow
Iran has curbed access to social media networks Instagram and WhatsApp amid protests over the death of a woman in police custody, according to residents and internet watchdog NetBlocks.
Armenia reports ceasefire after new border clashes with Azerbaijan
A senior Armenian official said late on Wednesday that a truce had been agreed with Azerbaijan after two days of violence linked to a decades-old dispute between the ex-Soviet states over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, Reuters reported.
Twitter whistleblower raises security concerns before US Congress
‘I am here today because Twitter leadership is misleading the public,’ company’s former security chief tells lawmakers.
‘Stop trying to be TikTok’: user backlash over Instagram changes
Updates to copy features of arch-rival leave some users struggling to find friends and family content
Instagram Could Lose to TikTok in Both Photos and Videos
As Instagram continues to focus on video, Generation Z are posting their photos on TikTok instead. Could Instagram lose out on both formats?
Did someone 'accidentally' send you money on Venmo? You might be getting scammed
I was still in the hazy just-past-newborn phase with my son when someone sent me $500. Between diaper changes and endless bounce sessions on the yoga ball, I got a push notification on my phone.
Syria seizes hummus bowls made out of crushed Captagon pills
The amphetamine has become one of the most popular drugs in the Middle East, with trade valued at $5.7bn.
Yemeni student expelled from school for refusing to chant Houthi slogan
A high school in Houthi-held Sanaa has expelled a student for refusing to recite the militia’s slogan, the student’s father said, a decision that has sparked outrage in Yemen and prompted an overwhelming show of support for the family.
Google’s image-scanning illustrates how tech firms can penalise the innocent
New technology helps to track child abuse images, but in the case of false positives, companies don’t always rescind suspensions
A Man Named As A Finalist For 'Women In Technology' Award. Here's Why
A man has been named as a finalist for a 'Women in Technology' award, sparking confusion and outrage on social media. Simon Button, a senior executive and digital leader in Australia, has been nominated for 'Inspiring Diversity in STEM c...
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