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North Korea fires two suspected cruise missiles

North Korea fired two suspected cruise missiles Tuesday, Seoul said, its fifth weapons test this year as Pyongyang flexes its military muscles while ignoring US offers of talks. The last time North Korea tested this many weapons in a month was in 2019, after high-profile negotiations collapsed between leader Kim Jong Un and then-US president Donald Trump, AFP reports. This ...

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Facebook faces $3.2bn UK class action over market dominance

Social media giant Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms, faces a 2.3 billion pound plus class action in Britain over allegations it abused its market dominance by exploiting the personal data of 44 million users. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, senior adviser to Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) watchdog and a competition law academic, said she was bringing the case on behalf ...

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Nokia, Teletalk bring first 5G network to Bangladesh

Nokia announced that it has been selected by Teletalk Bangladesh Ltd (Teletalk) to deploy a 5G network in the country for the first time. The deal supports the government’s digital agenda to drive automation, digitalization, and Industry 4.0 in Bangladesh underpinned by 5G, said a press release. The new network will drive faster speeds, lower latency, and reliability and support ...

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NASA awards $415 mn to fund three commercial space stations

NASA on Thursday awarded three companies hundreds of millions of dollars to develop commercial space stations it hopes will eventually replace the International Space Station, which is due to retire around the end of the decade. Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, aerospace company Nanoracks, and defense contractor Northrop Grumman won $130 million, $160 million and $125.6 million contracts respectively to develop ...

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Facebook to shut down face-recognition system, delete data

Facebook said it will shut down its face-recognition system and delete the faceprints of more than 1 billion people amid growing concerns about the technology and its misuse by governments, police and others. “This change will represent one of the largest shifts in facial recognition usage in the technology’s history,” Jerome Pesenti, vice president of artificial intelligence for Facebook’s new ...

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Facebook changes its company name to Meta

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it would rebrand as Meta, a name change that underscores its ambitions to refocus the world’s largest social network on building the “metaverse.” The rebrand comes as the company battles criticisms from lawmakers and regulators over its market power, algorithmic decisions and the policing of abuses on its platforms. CEO Mark Zuckerberg, speaking at the ...

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Facebook plans to change its name: Report

Social media giant Facebook is planning to rebrand itself with a new name next week, the Verge reported on Tuesday, citing a source with direct knowledge of the matter. Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg plans to talk about the name change at the company’s annual Connect conference on October 28, but it could be unveiled sooner, the Verge reported. ...

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Zuckerberg loses $6 billion in hours as Facebook outage

Mark Zuckerberg’s personal wealth has fallen by more than $6 billion in a few hours, knocking him down a notch on the list of the world’s richest people, after a whistleblower came forward and outages took Facebook Inc.’s flagship products offline. A selloff sent the social-media giant’s stock plummeting 4.9% on Monday, adding to a drop of about 15% since ...

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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp all go down

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook have all gone down in a major outage. The three apps – which are all owned by Facebook, and run on shared infrastructure – all completely stopped working shortly before 5pm. Other products that are part of the same family of apps, such as Facebook Workplace, also stopped working, reports UK based the Independent. Andy Stone, ...

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5G service will be launched in December: Mustafa Jabbar

The 5G service will be launched in the capital Dhaka in December next on experimental basis. It may be formally launched on the Digital Bangladesh Day on December 12, or on the Victory Day on December 16. The government-owned telecom operator Teletalk will introduce 5G technology in the country, said Posts and Telecommunication Minister Mustafa Jabbar said on Saturday.

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