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Trump Can't Block Twitter Critics, Appeals Court Affirms

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump cannot legally block users on Twitter based on their political differences with him, affirming a lower court decision.

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Monaco Rolls Out Huawei-Built 5G Network in European First

Monaco on Tuesday became the first country in Europe to inaugurate a next-generation 5G mobile phone network based on technology from Chinese firm Huawei, which is seen by the U.S. as a major security risk. 

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Cyber Attacks Cost $45 Billion in 2018 as Ransomware Hits Hard

An estimated two million cyber attacks in 2018 resulted in more than $45 billion in losses worldwide as local governments struggled to cope with ransomware and other malicious incidents, a study showed Tuesday.

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Instagram Rolls Out New Features to Counter Bullying with AI

Instagram will introduce new features aimed at curbing online bullying, the Facebook-owned platform announced Monday, as social media giants face increased scrutiny over the harassment faced by many users.

There have been growing calls around the world for greater oversight of platforms like Facebook and Twitter, amid widespread criticism over bullying, as well as the spread of hate speech and fake news.

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UK Regulator Looks into Amazon's Deliveroo Investment

Britain's competition authority said Friday it was looking into the acquisition by U.S. online giant Amazon of a stake in Deliveroo, an app-based service firm that delivers restaurant meals to clients using bicycle or moped riders.

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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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