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Super Fast 5G in the U.S. Still a Work in Progress

Marketing pitches in the U.S. are bullish on superfast 5G telecom networks, but they remain more of a promise than reality.

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Swiss Text Sleuths Unpick Mystery of QAnon Origins

The mysterious "Q" behind the QAnon conspiracy movement, which was instrumental in the storming of the U.S. Capitol, is in fact two people, according to Swiss experts.

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As Wikipedia Turns 20 it Aims to Reach More Readers

Wikipedia celebrates its 20th anniversary on Friday and the collaborative, volunteer-produced internet encyclopedia aims to spend the next 20 years further expanding free access to information.

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Google 'Experiment' Blocks Australian News from Local Searches

Google has started hiding Australian news sites from some local users, in an experiment that comes amid Canberra's push to compel tech firms to pay media outlets for their content.

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Social Distancing Alarms Outrage Workers at French Firm

A global maker of wipes and toilet paper has created a stink among its French employees after asking them to carry a device that goes off if they violate social distancing rules in the workplace.

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WhatsApp Stresses Privacy as Users Flock to Rivals

WhatsApp on Tuesday reassured users about privacy at the Facebook-owned messaging service as people flocked to rivals Telegram and Signal following a tweak to its terms.

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YouTube Suspends Trump Channel for Week over Violence Fears

Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday temporarily suspended President Donald Trump's channel and removed a video for violating its policy against inciting violence, joining other social media platforms in banning his accounts after last week's Capitol riot.

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Twitter Suspends 70,000 Accounts Linked to Pro-Trump QAnon Conspiracy

Twitter announced Monday it has suspended "more than 70,000 accounts" linked to the QAnon conspiracy theory following the attack on the US Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters.

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Conservative Website Parler Forced Offline

The conservative social network Parler was forced offline Monday, tracking websites showed, after Amazon warned the company would lose access to its servers for its failure to properly police violent content.

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Twitter Permanently Suspends Trump as Presidency Crumbles

President Donald Trump, already facing mounting calls to step down or risk impeachment, suffered further ignominy Friday when Twitter permanently suspended his account, saying the US leader is too dangerous to use the platform.

After a "close review" of tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account, "we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence," Twitter said.

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