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N. Korea hacked Seoul’s war plan: report

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | North Korean computer hackers have stolen hundreds of classified military documents from South Korea including detailed wartime operational plans involving its US ally, a report said Tuesday. Rhee Cheol-Hee, a lawmaker for the ruling Democratic party, said the hackers had broken into the South’s military …

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Government internet shutdowns cost Africa dear

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Government shutdowns of the internet have cost sub-Saharan Africa about $237 million since 2015, according to a study released Friday, as authorities increasingly implement planned disruptions. At least 12 countries have had internet shutdowns, often before elections or when protests erupt, with mobile internet …

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Netflix to spend Can$500 mln to make films, TV shows in Canada

Ottawa, Canada | AFP | Netflix will spend Can$500 million (US$400 million) over the next five years to make original films and television shows in Canada, the company and Heritage Minister Melanie Joly announced Thursday. This amounts to about five percent of the video streaming service’s estimated total US$7 billion production …

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Google, Facebook, Twitter asked to testify in Russia probe

Washington, United States | AFP | The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked top tech companies Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify about Russian interference in US politics, a Senate aide confirmed Wednesday. The three internet and online social media giants are expected to appear on November 1 in an open hearing …

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Zuckerberg fires back at Trump over Facebook barb

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg fired back at US President Donald Trump on Wednesday after he accused the leading social network of being “always anti-Trump.” Zuckerberg rejected the notion, countering that Facebook is working to ensure “free and fair elections” with an online platform that …

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Russia threatens to ban Facebook in 2018

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russia’s internet watchdog on Tuesday warned Facebook it would be banned in 2018 unless it complies with a law on storing local users’ data. “The law is compulsory for all,” the head of Roskomnadzor telecoms watchdog Alexander Zharov told journalists in Moscow, quoted by Interfax news …

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China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist meeting

Beijing, China | AFP |  Chinese authorities appear to have severely disrupted the WhatsApp messaging app in the latest step to tighten censorship as they prepare for a major Communist Party congress next month. Users in China have reported widespread disruptions in recent days to the Facebook-owned service, which previously …

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Airtel Uganda launches fastest 4G internet

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Airtel Uganda, Uganda’s second largest telecom firm has today launched its 4GLTE mobile telecommunications technology in the presence of Information and Communications Minister, Frank Tumwebaze and Uganda Communication Commission Director for Corporate Affairs, Fred Otunnu. Speaking at the launch in Kampala, the company’s Managing Director, …

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Britain’s May says Trump visit still on despite terror tweets

Washington, United States | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted a long-awaited state visit by Donald Trump will go ahead as planned despite a diplomatic spat triggered by the US president’s comments after a terror attack in London. Speaking to ABC News from Downing Street in an interview …

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