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VKontakte malfunctions again

Today, the social network VKontakte is working with disruptions, Downdetector service, which tracks the work of popular Internet resources, informs. Social network users complain about problems with the site (74%), difficulties sending …

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SpaceX postpones Starlink launch attempt

SpaceX was set to try to launch its next batch of Starlink satellites today with a couple of Earth observation satellites along for the ride, but pulled the plug about 90 minutes before the planned liftoff, Orlando Sentinel informs. …

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WhatsApp ups limit on video calls

WhatsApp increased the number of people who can be on a video or voice call at once to eight, double its previous limit of four, the company said in an update note on the iPhone App Store.  WhatsApp’s site notes that its …

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SpaceX launches 60 internet-beaming satellites to orbit

SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 carrying 60 new Starlink satellites to low orbit and marking its 84th flight - more than any other currently operating rocket in the U.S. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 19:30 GMT from Launch Pad 39A at …

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Internet disruption registered across Iran

Multiple telecommunication networks in Iran have been disconnected this morning, according to network data from the NetBlocks internet observatory. Most major providers are affected and were unreachable internationally for an hour …

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Social media and YouTube blocked in Turkey - reports

Social media platforms across Turkey winked out after an airstrike in Syria killing dozens of Turkish soldiers. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and YouTube were all reported down. Twitter was the first to go, with national …

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India cracks down on use of VPNs in Kashmir

Authorities in Indian Kashmir are cracking down on virtual private network (VPN) apps used to circumvent a months-long ban on social media, police said. Social networks such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are still blocked, even …

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How technology shapes future of Education

Technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives, and now it seems that education systems around the world are due for an update, Visual Capitalist writes in the article …

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Wikipedia ban lifted in Turkey

Turkey's court ruled to lift a ban on Wikipedia, after a decision by the country's top court that the block breached freedom of expression. Turkish authorities had blocked the online encyclopedia on April 29, 2017, after which …

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Danger of ‘New Year Virus’ spreading on WhatsApp

The ‘New Year Virus’, which has just begun to spread, is a headache for internet users, especially smartphone owners. The virus, which manifests itself as a simple message, leads the person who unknowingly clicks to a malicious site. …

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Top court calls for Turkey to lift Wikipedia block

Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that the country's block on accessing Wikipedia is unconstitutional, BBC reports. The court said the ban violated rights concerning freedom of expression, and ordered it be lifted. …

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Turkish Constitutional Court condemns Wikipedia ban

Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled by majority that a government-imposed block on Wikipedia violated freedom of expression. The Wikimedia Foundation, the parent organization of the online encyclopedia, had taken the access ban to …

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Radiohead’s entire diiscography added to YouTube

English rock band Radiohead‘s entire discography has been added to YouTube. From their 1993 debut album ‘Pablo Honey’ through to 2016’s ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’, you can listen to Radiohead’s …

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Iran partially restors Internet in capital

Iranian Internet service providers have partially restored Internet access for private users in Tehran. Thus, access to the global network through a modem has been restored for users of Mobinnet. The Internet is also available at a …

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Iran restores internet in one province

The internet has been restored in Iran’s Hormozgan province, days after the authorities ordered a blackout as violent protests swept the country. "The internet connection has been restored in Hormozgan province and all …

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