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Facebook shuts down Myanmar army ‘True News’ page

A Facebook page run by the Myanmar junta’s “True News” information service was kicked off the platform Sunday after the tech giant accused it of inciting violence. Security forces in the country have steadily increased violence against a massive and largely peaceful civil disobedience campaign demanding the return of deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The Nobel laureate was ...

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Touchdown: NASA’s Perseverance rover ready to search for life on Mars

After seven months in space, NASA’s Perseverance rover overcame a tense landing phase with a series of perfectly executed maneuvers to gently float down to the Martian soil Thursday and embark on its mission to search for signs of past life. “Touchdown confirmed,” said operations lead Swati Mohan at 3:55 pm Eastern Time (2055 GMT), as mission control at NASA’s ...

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Bangladeshi critical service websites at risk of massive cyber attack

An international hacking group known as ‘Kasablanka’ has started a malware campaign targeting Bangladeshi critical service websites. Cyber Threat Research team of Bangladesh Computer Council’s e-Government Computer Incident Response Team (BGD e-GOV CIRT) on Wednesday sent out the warning of a cyber attack on a massive scale by the group. A handout from the BGD e-GOV CIRT also warned that ...

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Musk’s SpaceX violated its launch license in explosive Starship test

SpaceX’s first high-altitude test flight of its Starship rocket, which exploded last month while attempting to land after an otherwise successful test launch, violated the terms of its Federal Aviation Administration test license, the Verge reported on Friday, citing sources. An investigation was opened that week focusing on the explosive landing and on SpaceX’s refusal to stick to the terms ...

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Facebook’s Oversight Board orders takedowns restored

Facebook’s Oversight Board has made its first rulings about content, deciding four out of five of the removed posts referred to it have to be restored. The board was set up to hear appeals from users about content they felt had been unfairly taken down – as well as cases referred by Facebook itself. The five posts covered a range ...

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Malware found on laptops given out by UK government

Some of the laptops given out in England to support vulnerable children home-schooling during lockdown contain malware, BBC News has learned. Teachers shared details on an online forum about suspicious files found on devices sent to a Bradford school. The malware, which they said appeared to be contacting Russian servers, is believed to have been found on laptops given to ...

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Glaciers on Mars reveal the planet’s many ice ages

Glaciers that still exist on the surface of Mars are helping to tell the story of its past. The red planet experienced between six and 20 separate ice ages during the past 300 to 800 million years, a new analysis of glaciers on Mars has revealed. During the last ice age on Earth 20,000 years ago, our planet was covered ...

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Bangabandhu Satellite-2 to be launched in 2023

The government is expecting to launch the country’s second satellite- Bangabandhu Satellite-2-by 2023, a top official confirmed. As part of the plan, Bangladesh Satellite Company Limited (BSCL) has signed an agreement with a France-based company, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Advisory, SAS for consultancy services to launch Bangabandhu Satellite-2. BSCL Managing Director (Additional Charge) Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury and PwC Space Practice Leader Dr ...

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Scientists say Earth is spinning faster than it has in decades

Even the Earth wanted 2020 to be over in a hurry: Our planet spun faster than normal last year, scientists say. As noted on LiveScience, the Earth’s 28 fastest days on record (since 1960) all occurred in 2020, with Earth completing its revolutions around its axis milliseconds quicker than average. Usually, the Earth is an excellent timekeeper, according to TimeandDate.com. ...

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Google hit with third antitrust lawsuit, by new state coalition

Dozens of US states on Thursday hit Google with its third antitrust suit in as many months, accusing the internet giant of abusing its internet search dominance to eliminate competition. The suit by antitrust enforcers from 38 US states and territories is in line with, but goes beyond a case filed by the US Justice Department against Google and its ...

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