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Stickers bearing the Facebook logo are pictured at Facebook Inc's F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S. on April 30, 2019. (Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Facebook Says It Removed 2.2 Billion Fake Accounts in 3 Months

Facebook said it removed about 2.2 billion fake accounts in three months. In a report on May 23, the social media firm said that “the amount of accounts we took action on increased due to automated attacks by bad actors who attempt to create large volumes of accounts at one time.” “We disabled 1.2 billion accounts in Q4

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Following US Export Ban, Mobile Carriers Worldwide Drop Huawei Phones From Lineup

In light of the U.S. administration’s export ban on Chinese telecom giant Huawei models of smartphones, owing to concerns that the U.S. restrictions would affect the phones’ maintenance. Meanwhile, UK-based chip designer ARM suspended its business with Huawei, which is the world’s largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment. Huawei smartphones use Google’s Android operating system. After the

‘Black Knight’ the ALIEN SATELLITE Orbiting Earth Is Said to Be 13,000 Years Old

‘Black Knight’ The Alien Satellite Orbiting Earth Is Said To Be 13,000 Years Old

For more than a century, there have been signals and sightings of an “alien” satellite orbiting our planet. In 1998, for the first time ever, high-resolution images of this “non-terrestrial” satellite were captured by astronauts from the Space Shuttle Endeavour while in space. This inexplicable satellite is known to us only as “the Black Knight.”

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Huawei Likely to Face Challenges in Using Own Operating System and Chips, Amid US Export Ban

After the Trump administration blocked U.S. companies from supplying Chinese telecom giant Huawei with technology and supplies, company founder Ren Zhengfei said he was confident the firm could still survive with its own backup solutions. However, experts are questioning whether Huawei’s self-developed HongMeng operating system and HiSilicon electronic chips can be adopted for production within a short period of time. Western

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Huawei’s Use of Political Insiders for Lobbying Could Be a Concern, Experts Warn

Huawei’s targeting of political insiders for its lobbying efforts raises ethical questions if it leads to undue influence on policy-making, experts say, with some noting it could be a case of helping an adversary given the telecom giant’s links to the Chinese regime. Huawei has recently ramped up its lobbying efforts in Canada as Ottawa finalizes its

President Donald Trump at a MAGA rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., on March 28, 2019. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

Trump Denounces Facebook, Twitter Censorship of Conservative Commentators

President Donald Trump came to the defense of popular conservative commentators who have been censored by tech companies in a series of 13 tweets and retweets between May 3 and May 4 after Facebook banned several influential figures from its social media platforms the previous day. Trump warned that he is monitoring “the censorship of

A woman managing her Facebook account in Berlin on May 22, 2018. (Tobias Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images)

Stopping Facebook’s Privacy Violations

Commentary Because of widely expected action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Facebook, for the first time, will receive something more than a slap on the wrist for violating its user privacy agreement. In anticipation of the FTC’s response, Facebook acknowledged in its 2019 first-quarter results on April 24 that it has set aside $3 billion, which

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5 Best Free Photo Editor Apps in 2019

Today, Instagram is probably the most trending photo and video sharing platform out there. However, its photo editing options are quite limited, pushing many Instagrammers to search for other apps to do the job. With so many photo editor apps out there, it is surely challenging to find the best one to suit your needs.

Crypto prices are making a comeback but fundamentals are changing too. (Shutterstock)

Is the Crypto Rebound for Real?

After more than a year dwelling in the cellar of price collapse and humiliation, Bitcoin is leading a resurgence in the cryptocurrency world. From April 1 through April 8 of this year, the world’s first cryptocurrency’s price increased by 20 percent. Other major cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple have also seen their values

Microsoft Finds Backdoor In Huawei Laptops That Could Give Hackers Access

Microsoft Finds Backdoor In Huawei Laptops That Could Give Hackers Access

Researchers at U.S. tech giant Microsoft recently revealed that they discovered a backdoor in certain Huawei laptop models that allowed unprivileged users to gain access to all laptop data. This vulnerability is similar to the technique DoublePulsar, a malware tool leaked by the hacker group The Shadow Brokers in early 2017. It had infected more

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Paris on May 23, 2018. (LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Zuckerberg’s Proposal for Regulating the Internet Is Self-Serving

Commentary A few years ago, I published an essay explaining how internet moguls use misdirection to trick us into looking the wrong way at critical moments, just as magicians do. No one does this more brazenly than Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who was recently pummeled in a scathing report issued by the UK House of Commons, as well as

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‘Technological Cooperation With China May Cost Us Dearly’

Following the Bloomberg investigation that revealed Chinese spy chips were embedded in computers and servers of Western companies, we interviewed Yossi Appleboum, veteran of Israeli 8200 unit (Israeli NSA) and international cyber expert, who told us about spy chips he held in his own hands. ‘The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to

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Infiniti Q50 2.0T Sport Review

The Infiniti Q50 2.0T Sport, a luxury sports sedan, debuted 2 years back. The Infiniti marque is the luxury vehicle brand of Nissan, as Lexus is to Toyota. When invited to review the Infiniti Q50 Sport, I immediately jumped at the chance. I was soon driving out from Wearnes Automotive in a luxurious and sporty

Declan Ganley, Chairman and CEO of Rivada Networks, in Washington on Dec. 18, 2018. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

China’s Global Control of 5G Could Be a Cyber Pearl Harbor for US

WASHINGTON—China is determined to control fifth-generation wireless technology (5G) networks, posing a threat to American telecommunication firms and raising national-security concerns. To win the next-generation mobile race, the U.S. government has to act fast, an expert warns. Cyberspace is considered the fifth strategic domain of warfare, along with land, sea, air, and space. And the Chinese are

Social Media: What You Post Online May Ruin Your Future

Have you ever been in an online chatgroup that made you uncomfortable? Or have you ever seen online postings that you felt crossed a line in some way? What did you do?  Think about the times when social media platforms caused you to stop and consider your own online presence. What were those postings and

Technology and the Future Workforce

A paper by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne estimates that around 47 percent of total US employment is at risk of being replaced by computerisation within a decade or two. The chart below summarises key highlights from their paper, ‘The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation?’ (September 17, 2013): Probability

Automation: MAN vs. MACHINE—Not If, But When

Nowadays, it is hard to imagine the world without automation. ‘Doing more with less’ has become a maxim at every social stratum, all in the name of improving quality of life. Will there be a turn to the mutualistic symbiosis between man and machine? While this topic is still hotly debated, its impact on society

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Why China Can’t Catch Up With Chip Design

On April 16, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced the activation of the denial order that bans US companies from selling parts and software to China’s ZTE Corporation (ZTE) for seven years. ZTE was found to have violated US sanctions against Iran and North Korea by illegally shipping telecommunications equipment to both countries. According

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Disruptive Technologies in Singapore

“Disruption is inevitable, and it’s happening in the fastest pace than I have seen in the career. And when you see this kind of disruption, it calls for whole new approaches.” – Meg Whitman, Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Can you predict the next technological trend five or ten years down the road? In

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Emergence of AI in Singapore – F & B Industry

“Can they [robots] replace a smile? You can have a robot, but you need that human touch. Customers like it when you ask them, ‘Are you okay?’” – Ravi Velu, owner of Velu’s Curry Imagine patronising a restaurant where you are being served by ‘robot waitresses’. Well, this is not just a pipe dream, but a reality

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