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Facebook Pulls Gun game from Conservative Gathering

Facebook pulled a virtual reality gun game from a major US conservative political gathering Friday, saying the demo was a mistake given the recent deadly school shooting in Florida.

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Samsung Set to Launch New Flagship Smartphones

Samsung Electronics will unveil its next flagship smartphones -- the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ -- on Sunday, after it reported record profits in recent weeks and its vice chairman was released from prison.

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'666devil' UK Academic Jailed for 'Hurtcore' Online Abuse

A Cambridge University graduate who admitted 137 criminal offenses involving online abuse, including encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy, was sentenced on Monday to 32 years in prison.

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UK Church Spires Used to Boost Phone, Wi-Fi Signal

Church spires across Britain will be used to boost broadband, mobile phone and WiFi connectivity in rural areas, under a deal struck between the government and the Church of England, it was announced Sunday.

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Facebook, Twitter Not Fully Complying with Consumer Rules

The European Commission said Thursday that certain social media companies need to do more to fully comply with EU consumer rules, singling out in particular Facebook and Twitter.

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Thousands of Websites Infected by 'Crypto Mining' Malware

Thousands of websites around the world, including many operated by governments, have been infected by hackers using the sites' computing power to "mine" cryptocurrencies, security researchers said.

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Less-Cool Facebook Losing Youth at Fast Pace, Says Survey

With mom, dad and grandma signing up in increasing numbers, Facebook is losing younger users in the United States at a faster pace than previously estimated, researchers said Monday.

A report by eMarketer said Snapchat is drawing youths away from Facebook at a quicker clip than Facebook-owned Instagram.

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Iran Warns Samsung over Olympic Smartphone Snub

Iran warned South Korea's electronics giant Samsung of "repercussions" on Thursday after its delegation to the Winter Olympics was excluded from a handout of free top-of-the-range smartphones to participants.

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Five Things to Know about Elon Musk's Space Projects

SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk plans to blast off his own Tesla roadster Tuesday, atop the world's most powerful rocket in operation, the Falcon Heavy, to the tune of David Bowie's "Space Oddity." 

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Hariri: We Hope to See Lebanon among Leading Countries in Technology

Prime Minister Saad Hariri delivered a speech Tuesday during the launching ceremony of “Ogero’s New Vision” held at the Grand Serail, saying he hopes to see Lebanon among the leading countries in technology in the near future.

“The work of Ogero is essential in the country. The existence of broadband, fiber optic and all the projects that establish a new economy and build a better future for our children is the basis for me. Today we are in an era totally connected to technology, and in any country we visit, whether in Europe, Asia or America, we see that this technology is the most attractive sector for investment because it creates job opportunities for all, young and old,” Hariri said.

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