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    CNN Host Should Take Honest Interview of Aleppo Boy:Moscow

    The Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Thursday invited CNN host Christiane Amanpour to visit Syria to make an honest interview with the Syrian boy from Aleppo

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    Bahrain paper banned for ‘sowing division’

    The government in Sunni-ruled Bahrain announced on Sunday an indefinite ban on the independent Al-Wasat newspaper on accusations that it publishes “what sows division” in the Shia-majority Gulf kingdom.

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    Photo of Trump touching glowing globe draws comparisons to comic book villain

    Trump, King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Abdel Fatah al-Sisi were pictured standing with their hands on the miniature globe at the opening event for the new Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology on Sunday.

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    How Saudi fascination with ‘Ivanka bin Trump’ underlines changes in ultra-conservative kingdom

    The top trending Twitter hashtag in Saudi Arabia on Saturday wasn’t visiting President Donald Trump or even first lady Melania Trump. Instead, Saudis were abuzz about #binttrump – Arabic for “Trump’s daughter,” Ivanka.

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    Facebook fined $94m for providing misleading information on WhatsApp merger

    The European Union on Thursday imposed a $94 million fine on Facebook for providing misleading information about the 2014 takeover of WhatsApp, The Guardian reported.

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    Alarm grows over global cyber attacks, infects computers worldwide

    A global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the US National Security Agency hit international shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain's health system .

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    Families of San Bernardino shooting sue Facebook, Google, Twitter

    The relatives assert that by allowing IS militants to spread propaganda freely on social media, the three companies provided “material support” to the group and enabled attacks such as the one in San Bernardino.

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    Facebook, Google scammed out of $100 million

    A Lithuanian scammer managed to defraud internet giants Facebook and Google of $100 million over a span of two years, according to an indictment by the US Department of Justice.

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    The Religion of Social Media: When Islam Meets the Web

    The Pew Research Center conducted a survey in 2014 asking 3,217 adults if they had engaged in different kinds of religious activity during the previous week.

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    India blocks social media in Kashmir

    Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have ordered internet service providers to block popular social media services as New Delhi forces intensify a crackdown across the Muslim-majority Himalayan region.

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    Snapchat CEO called India 'a poor country' and now Indians are boycotting the app

    Photo-sharing app Snapchat came under fire after its CEO Evan Spiegel allegedly said the app was only for rich people and doesn’t “want to expand in countries into poor countries like India.

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    YouTube unveils India mobile app for spotty Internet signals

    A beta version of the app has been released in the Google Play Store in India, and will be released in other emerging markets later, company executives said in an interview.

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    Why Kashmir is on the brink of another hot summer

    When we are sitting on the brink of another year of unrest, the conditions that are important to a cosmetic engagement, let alone a meaningful dialogue, remain absent.

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    Muslim world to raise online sacrilege at UN

    Envoys of 21 Muslim countries met here to discuss blasphemous contents against Islam on social media and decided to adopt a joint strategy to counter it.

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    CIA was hacking iPhones one year after launch: WikiLeaks

    The Central Intelligence Agency is able to permanently infect an Apple Mac computer so that even reinstalling the operating system will not erase the bug, according to documents published on Thursday by WikiLeaks.

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    Kazakhstan Govt Using Social Media To Tame Rebellion

    Few Kazakhs, if any, know how to use online anonymisers and VPN services to access restricted web content. Few, if any, are ready to risk their welfare by using the internet for anti-governmental activities.

    Central Asia
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    Researchers find security flaw in WhatsApp

    A computer security firm on Wednesday revealed a flaw that could let hackers break into WhatsApp or Telegram messaging accounts using the very encryption intended to protect messages

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    BBC interview dad laments online fame

    AN academic who became a global internet sensation when his children interrupted a live television interview lamented the perils of online fame on Wednesday, telling reporters: “I’m so through with this.

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    Most popular apps of all time revealed

    This week Google Play turned five. During these five years, it has Google Play has grown to more than one billion active users in 190 countries. With millions of apps, games, movies, songs and books.

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    5 fresh hidden WhatsApp features only power users know about

    The world’s most popular messaging service, WhatsApp, has been rolling out timely updates making steady improvements to its messaging platform.While the messaging app now has a number of new features.

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    Twitter steps up effort to curb harassment

    Twitter on Tuesday unveiled a new initiative to crack down on “abusive accounts,” in the latest attempt by the social network to curb online harassment.The effort comes with Twitter and other social platforms.

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    Google creates $4 million crisis fund to help people hit by US visa ban

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai has created a $4 million crisis fund to help four organisations working to help people hit by US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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    Google's new update will let you search offline

    Google’s app has just changed the way people use its search engine. The search engine giant’s latest update for Android allows users to run a quick search even without access to the internet.

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    Beware of this latest WhatsApp scam

    WhatsApp’s growing popularity se The world’s most popular messaging platform has seen its fair share of scams and the latest being the “free internet without Wi-Fi” trick, a prominent IT security company ESET revealed.

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