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Facebook wants to launch own Internet satellite in 2019: Report

SAN FRANCISCO As part of its plan to connect billions of people who are still offline, Facebook is working on launching Athena, its own Internet satellite, early in 2019, the WIRED reported. According to an application Facebook appears to have filed with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under the …

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New armoured dinosaur found in US evolved from Asian ancestors

WASHINGTON The features of a new species of armoured dinosaur discovered in the US align more closely with its Asian ancestors, says a new study. The new species of ankylosaurid dinosaur — Akainacephalus johnsoni – lived about 76 million years ago on a lost continent named Laramidia, according to the study published in the …

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BSNL making efforts to improve network performance and speed in JK: Official

JAMMU State-owned BSNL today said various measures have been taken to improve the network performance and speed to provide quality service to its customers in Jammu and Kashmir. Chief General Manager Telecom (Jammu circle) BSNL, H K Verma said replacement of new technology switch with next generation network class IMS …

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Google hit with record 4.3-billion-euro EU fine over Android

BRUSSELS The EU hit Google with its biggest ever fine Wednesday, imposing a 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) penalty on the US tech giant for illegally abusing the dominance of its operating system for mobile devices. Brussels accused Google of using the Android system’s near-stranglehold on smartphones and tablets to …

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Facebook mods shielding far-right activists, under-age accounts: Report

LONDON Moderators at Facebook are protecting far-right activists, preventing their Pages from being deleted even after they violate the rules set up by the social media giant, the media reported. The process called “shielded review” was uncovered by Channel 4 Dispatches – a documentary series that sent an undercover reporter to work as a content moderator …

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Early humans colonized East Asia over 2 million years ago: Study

LONDON Our earliest human ancestors left Africa and colonized East Asia over two million years ago, earlier than previously thought, says a study of ancient tools and bones. The tools, including a notch, scrapers, cobble, hammer stones and pointed pieces, were discovered in a locality called Shangchen in the southern Chinese Loess Plateau. The oldest are circa …

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First-ever colour X-ray on a human

PARIS New Zealand scientists have performed the first-ever 3-D, colour X-ray on a human, using a technique that promises to improve the field of medical diagnostics, said Europe’s CERN physics lab which contributed imaging technology. The new device, based on the traditional black-and-white X-ray, incorporates particle-tracking technology developed for CERN’s …

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Explain data collection practices: US lawmakers to Apple, Google

SAN FRANCISCO Lawmakers in the US have sent letters to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Larry Page, CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet, demanding information on how they collect and use personal information of users. Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee of the US House of Representatives sent the letters on Monday. With recent media reports raising concerns about misuse of …

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