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Qatar Virus Tracing App Stirs Rare Privacy Backlash

Privacy concerns over Qatar's coronavirus contact tracing app, a tool that is mandatory on pain of prison, have prompted a rare backlash and forced officials to offer reassurance and concessions.

Like other governments around the world, Qatar has turned to mobile phones to trace people's movements and track who they come into contact with, allowing officials to monitor coronavirus infections and alert people at risk of contagion.

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Bitter Israel-Iran Rivalry Takes New Forms Online

Hacked websites in Israel, a reported cyberattack in Iran and a Twitter war between their leaders: the arch foes' animosity is flaring up online.

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Zuckerberg 'Confident' Facebook Can Stop U.S. Election Interference

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday he was "pretty confident" his company could help prevent attempts to influence the political outcome of the US presidential election later this year.

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Facebook Launches 'Shops' to Showcase Online Stores

Facebook on Tuesday reached out to businesses struggling to survive the pandemic with free tools for creating online "Shops" at the social network and Instagram.

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U.S. Says China Hackers Trying to Steal COVID-19 Vaccine Research

U.S. authorities warned Wednesday that Chinese hackers were attempting to steal coronavirus data on treatments and vaccines, adding fuel to Washington's war with Beijing over the pandemic.

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Facebook Reveals Members of 'Supreme Court' for Content Decisions

Facebook on Wednesday announced the first members of its independent "supreme court" empowered to make binding decisions about what content should be allowed or taken down at the social network and Instagram.

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UK and U.S. Warn of Cyber Threat to Health Sector Fighting Virus

Britain and the United States warned Tuesday of a rise in cyber attacks against health professionals involved in the coronavirus response by organized criminals "often linked with other state actors."

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UK to Roll Out Tracing App in Bid to Ease Lockdown

Britain was poised on Monday to roll out a new smartphone tracing app for coronavirus on an island off England's south coast, as the country looks to ease a six-week nationwide lockdown. 

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Facebook Surges on User Growth in Pandemic, Sees Murky Outlook

Facebook on Wednesday reported a sharp jump in usage as the global pandemic unfolded, in a quarterly update that sparked a rally in shares of the social network despite its warning of turbulence in the coming months.

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Iran Paper Accuses U.S. of Stealing Its .com

The government newspaper Iran has lost its .com website, with its publisher on Monday accusing the United States of "stealing" the domain name.

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