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YouTube blocks channels funded by the Russian state

YouTube has blocked access around the world to channels associated with Russian state-funded media, it said on Friday, citing a policy barring content that denies, minimizes or trivializes well-documented violent events. The world’s most used streaming video service, which is owned by Alphabet Inc’s. Google, said Russia’s invasion of Ukraine now fell under its violent […]

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Apple unveils 5G enabled iPhone SE, iPad Air. Upgrades desktop computers

At the first product event of the year on Tuesday, Apple unveiled an upgraded iPad Air, new desktop computer and a powerful new Mac chip and a new budget iPhone with access to 5G networks. Apple’s new iPhone SE, only the third version since the model launched in 2017, runs on the company’s faster A15 […]

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TikTok limits services in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine

Video-sharing site TikTok has limited and cut its services respectively in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. TikTok said it had suspended live streaming and new content from its platform as it assesses tough new laws to crack down on “fake news” about Russia’s armed forces. TikTok, which has around 36 million users in Russia, […]

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Google pauses all advertising in Russia amid invasion of Ukraine

Google has suspended all advertising in Russia, the company said on Friday. “In light of the extraordinary circumstances, we’re pausing Google ads in Russia,” the company said in a statement. “The situation is evolving quickly, and we will continue to share updates when appropriate.” The decision covers all Google’s ad surfaces in Russia including Google […]

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Electronic Arts to remove Russian teams from FIFA 22 and associated games

Games publisher Electronic Arts will remove the Russian national team and all other Russian teams from Fifa 22 and associated games, it has announced. It was doing so to “stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people”, the company tweeted. It comes as football’s governing bodies Fifa and Uefa said Russia’s national side and clubs would […]

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Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine: Apple to halt all product sales and limit services in Russia

Apple has become the latest major firm to halt all product sales in Russia, in a widening corporate backlash to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The iPhone giant said it was “deeply concerned” about the Russian invasion and stands with those “suffering as a result of the violence”. Apple Pay and other services such as […]

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Chipmaker Nvidia investigates potential malicious network intrusion in its systems and tools

U.S chipmaker Nvidia Corp said it was investigating a potential cyberattack, following a news report that said the attack may have had taken parts of its business offline for two days. A malicious network intrusion caused outages in Nvidia’s email systems and developer tools over the last two days, media reports said on Friday, but […]

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74% of all ransomware attack money went to Russia linked hackers

New analysis suggests that 74% of all money made through ransomware attacks in 2021 went to Russia-linked hackers. Researchers say more than $400 million worth of crypto-currency payments went to groups “highly likely to be affiliated with Russia”. Russia has denied accusations that it is harbouring cyber-criminals. Researchers also claim “a huge amount of crypto-currency-based […]

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Facebook and Instagram could shutdown across Europe over European users’ data on US servers

If Meta is not given the option to transfer, store and process data from its European users on US-based servers, Facebook and Instagram may be shut down across Europe, the social media giants’ owner reportedly warned in its annual report. The key issue for Meta is transatlantic data transfers, regulated via the so-called Privacy Shield […]

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Apple expected to unveil low-cost 5G iPhone, updated iPad in March

Apple Inc is targeting a date on or near March 8 to unveil a low-cost 5G iPhone and an updated iPad, Bloomberg News reported on Friday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. According to the report, the new iPhone will be the first update to the iPhone SE model in two years and will […]

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Amazon raises Prime membership fees to offset growing shipping costs and wages

Amazon on Thursday said it was raising the price of its Prime subscriptions, as it looks to offset higher shipping costs and wages even after beating profit expectations for the holiday quarter. Amazon’s profits included a pre-tax gain of $11.8bn from its stake in electric car maker Rivian Automotive. On the heels of its windfall […]

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Facebook: Social media giant sees daily active users fall for first time in 18-year history

Social media giant Facebook has seen its daily active users (DAUs) drop for the first time in its 18-year history. Facebook’s parent company Meta Networks says DAUs fell to 1.929 billion in the three months to the end of December, compared to 1.930 billion in the previous quarter. The firm also warned of slowing revenue […]