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France's First Lady Calls Out 'Relentless' Online Bullying

Brigitte Macron, wife of France's president and a former teacher, on Thursday lashed out at online bullying, denouncing it as "relentless" in remarks to G7 education ministers. 

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Lebanese 'Game Cooks' Wins the VR and Beyond Challenge for Burj Khalifa Dubai

Game Cooks, a leading gaming studio of mobile and Virtual Reality (VR) content based in San Francisco and Beirut, has won the “VR and Beyond” challenge organized by Dubai Future Accelerators in partnership with Burj Khalifa and HTC Vive Middle East.

Game Cooks competed with around 115 VR companies from around the world and was shortlisted among 6 finalists before earning the first rank. The event organizers had invited VR developers and companies to build VR content for Burj Khalifa to enhance visitors’ experience. The competition rewards the most captivating and memorable user experience in virtual reality.

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Facebook Services Back Online after Worldwide Outage

Facebook said it was "back at 100 percent" Wednesday evening after an outage on all of its services affected users in various parts of the world.

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Twitter Acts against Politicians' Rule-Breaking Tweets

Twitter said Thursday it would label and "deprioritize" tweets from officials and politicians that violate its rules -- a move potentially affecting the prodigious output of U.S. President Donald Trump. 

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EU Okays IBM's $34 Billion Buyout of Red Hat

The EU's powerful anti-trust authority on Thursday cleared the buyout by IBM of open source software company Red Hat, one of the biggest tech mergers in history which the computing giant said would enhance its cloud offerings.

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Huawei Staff Pair Up with Chinese Military on Research

Huawei employees have teamed up with Chinese military scientists to carry out research, a collaboration that challenges the telecom giant's assertion that it has no ties to the country's government or armed forces.

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Zuckerberg Says US Govt Inaction Allowed Fake News to Spread

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday that a lack of action by US authorities on fake political content on the platform after the 2016 US election helped pave the way for a subsequent avalanche of online disinformation.

The CEO -- who has himself been widely criticised for a lackluster response to fake news -- also called on governments to further regulate private data, political advertising and step up efforts to prevent state actors from interfering in US elections.

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Facebook's Crypto Currency Faces Pre-G20 Examination

Heading in to the G20 summit, Facebook is on notice from powerful regulators including the Fed chief that its ambitious plans for a global crypto-currency face piercing scrutiny.

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French Consumer Group Launches Class Action against Google

A French consumer rights group said Wednesday that it has launched a class action lawsuit against U.S. tech giant Google for violating the EU's strict data privacy laws.

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Huawei Says 5G 'Business as Usual' despite U.S. Sanctions

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei said Wednesday that its 5G business has not been impacted by the recent US sanctions amid a prolonged trade war between the world's two largest economies.

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