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Twitter explains accounts hacked to spread cryptocurrency scam

San Francisco, US | XINHUA | A number of high-profile Twitter accounts were simultaneously hacked on Wednesday by attackers to spread a cryptocurrency scam. The false messages encouraged users to post their cryptocurrency funds to a particular address under the guise that their “investment” will be doubled. Billionaire Bill Gates …

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Facebook faces major ad boycott

It will survive, say experts, but at a public image cost | HANNAH JACKSON | While brands continue to join the #StopHateForProfit campaign and pause advertising on Facebook, experts say the movement may not dramatically impact the social media giant’s bottom line — but it could damage its overall image. …

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Kyambogo student wins ‘Chinese Bridge’ speech competition

  Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The Confucius Institute at Makerere University, Uganda’s top university, held the 19th “Chinese Bridge” speech competition online on Saturday — its first ever to be held virtually with COVID-19 restrictions in place. The Proficiency Competition for Foreign Colleague Students in Uganda was successfully held via …

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FAA starts re-certification flights for Boeing 737 MAX

San Francisco, US | XINHUA |  The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) started Boeing 737 MAX recertification test flights on Monday, marking a major step toward the aircraft’s return to service after being grounded. A Boeing 737 MAX aircraft departed from Boeing Field in Seattle, U.S. state of Washington, on …

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