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Twitter could be clocked in Russia in a month

The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) will block the Twitter social network in Russia in a month if the service does not delete the prohibited information, the agency’s …

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Pakistan bans TikTok

TikTok was banned in Pakistan, according to local media reports, in another blow to the viral video app’s ambitions in south Asia after it was shut down in India last summer. The Peshawar High Court ordered a ban on TikTok over …

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Speed of Twitter slowed down in Russia

The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media, has taken measures to initially slow down the speed of the social network Twitter on 100% of mobile and 50% of desktop devices due to the violation of …

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Kyrgyz President's Facebook page hacked

Kyrgyz President's press secretary Galina Baiterek explained the situation concerning the last comments on Sadyr Japarov's Facebook page. Facebook users found insulting comments on Japarov's page addressed presumably to MP …

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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket boosted 60 more Starlink internet satellites into orbit late Monday from Cape Canaveral. An attempt to recover the first stage with a landing on an off-shore droneship failed, ending a string of 24 successes in a …

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Turkey slaps ad ban on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest

Ankara has imposed advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest after they failed to appoint local representatives in Turkey under a new social media law, according to decisions published on Tuesday. Under the law, which critics …

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Erdogan rebuffs 'pressure' by social media providers

Turkey will not bow down to "pressure" by social media companies that see themselves above the laws on individual rights, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asserted. Digitalization across the world has brought some …

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Turkey suspends new WhatsApp policy rules

Turkey's Competition Authority opened an investigation on Monday into Facebook and WhatsApp and suspended their new data sharing rules. Last week, WhatsApp forced many users to agree to new privacy rules for sharing personal data …

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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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