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War in 140 characters: how social media is reshaping conflict in the 21st century

A woman speaks on a mobile phone as she walks past a graffiti-covered wall with a giant hashtag sign near Moscow’s Kursky railway station on November 17, 2017. AFP/Getty Images “Social media has transformed the way that wars are waged, covered, and consumed.” David Patrikarakos, a London-based author and journalist, begins his book War in 140 Characters with this claim. Though wars are ... Read More »

UN CALLS ON SOCIAL MEDIA GIANTS TO CONTROL PLATFORMS USED TO LURE MIGRANTS

GENEVA – The UN migration agency called on social media giants on Friday to make it harder for people smugglers to use their platforms to lure West African migrants to Libya where they can face detention, torture, slavery or death. The smugglers often use Facebook to reach would-be migrants with false promises of jobs in Europe, International Organization for Migration ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Skype removed from China’s App stores, in latest internet crackdown

Microsoft Corp’s Skype has vanished from Apple Inc and Android smartphone app stores in China, becoming the latest victim in Beijing’s sweeping internet clampdown. The internet phone and video service was no longer available on Apple’s iOS or on popular local Android stores such as Xiaomi Corp’s, though it still functioned as of Wednesday. The Ministry of Public Security notified Apple that a number of voice-over-internet-protocol apps didn’t comply with local ... Read More »

THE FCC SAYS NET NEUTRALITY CRIPPLES INVESTMENT. THAT’S NOT TRUE

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Chair Ajit Pai saysthe agency’s net-neutrality rules are discouraging investment, leaving consumers with fewer, and less robust, choices for internet service, and potentially widening the digital divide. Broadband providers’ own financial reports tell a different story. In its proposal to repeal the rules, which were enacted in 2015, the FCC cites industry-funded studies concluding that investment in internet infrastructure declined 3 ... Read More »

LATEST: Zim suffers internet shutdown

Zimbabwe today experienced internet service disruption and challenges with landline phone calls due to faults on the main links in South Africa and Harare. The situation returned to normalcy after 5pm after the TelOne back-up link was restored. The disruption was attributed to the Liquid Telecom cables that were cut by a tractor, 17 kilometers into South Africa from Beitbridge ... Read More »

Benefits of the Pet Sitting Business

You can earn a living in the traditional way: get hired for a 9-5 and sort of like what you’re doing.  At least it pays the bills, right?  Yes, not all 9-5 jobs are terrible, but what if you loved what you were doing and got paid for it?  Let’s say you’re an animal lover.  Well, becoming a pet sitter ... Read More »

America to Dump Obama-Era ‘Net Neutrality’ Which Gives Free, Open Internet

The head of the US Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to scrap landmark 2015 rules intended to ensure a free and open Internet, moving to give broadband service providers sweeping power over what content consumers can access. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed by President Donald Trump in January, said the regulatory agency will vote at a December 14 meeting on his plan ... Read More »

Uber Paid Hackers $100,000, Concealed Hack That Exposed Data of 57 Million Users

Uber said Tuesday that hackers compromised personal data from some 57 million riders and drivers in a breach kept hidden for a year. “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,” said a statement from chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over at the ridesharing giant in August. Two members of the Uber information security team ... Read More »

Children Halloween 2017 Movies

For what reason not begin the Halloween 2017 occasions off with some extraordinary children Halloween films? A portion of the children most well known characters have an occasion DVD out, characters like Dora The Explorer, Fairly Odd Parents, Little Bear, Max and Ruby, Spongebob Squarepants, Backyardigans, Wow Wubbzy and Yo Gabba.   Dora The Explorer: Dora’s Halloween 2017 DVD   ... Read More »

anti corrosion packaging

All metals will eventually corrode. Some metals may be more resistant to corrosion than others, but it’s always just a matter of time before it happens. This is often a big problem when it comes to manufacturing and shipping printed circuit boards. As sophisticated and complex as a printed circuit board can be, they all contain metal components, which makes ... Read More »