Teenage robotics team from Burundi goes missing in Washington

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The international robotics competition was wrapping up, but there was one slight problem, the Burundi kids were nowhere to be found As an international robotics competition in Washington DC was wrapping up, the chaperone of the Burundi team was confronting his worst nightmare: he couldnt find his kids. He looked in the college dorms where […]

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Facebook was where Pakistan could debate religion. Now it’s a tool to punish ‘blasphemers’

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Laws that criminalize insulting Islam have led to a death sentence for posts, as activists worry Facebooks commitment to Pakistanis voice is mostly lip service Taimoor Raza, a 30-year-old Shia Muslim from a poor but literate family, was blasphemy criticized by both pressure on Facebook and Twitter to identify individuals suspected of blasphemy. On 7 […]

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China blocks WhatsApp services as censors tighten grip on internet

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Photo, video and voice messages have all been censored although text messages using the Facebook-owned app are getting through China has partially blocked the popular messaging service WhatsApp, as authorities tighten their grip on the internet ahead of a major leadership reshuffle in Beijing. Photo, video and voice messages sent by the Guardian from Beijing […]

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‘It’s all sextortion and revenge porn’: the woman fighting cyber abuse in Pakistan

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With women in Pakistan suffering increasingly lurid and dangerous forms of onine harassment, Nighat Dad is leading the battle to make cyberspace safer After the killing of more than 3,000 cybercrimes were reported to Pakistans Federal Investigation Agency. About 45% of the women targeted were using social media. In May, Dads team commissioned a study […]

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‘Fontgate’: Microsoft, Wikipedia and the scandal threatening the Pakistani PM

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Court finds Nawaz Sharifs daughter in 2006 disclosed link to firm named in Panama Papers, but disclosure was typed in font not available until 2007 The date of the public release of Microsofts Calibri font has become an unlikely factor in an alleged corruption scandal in Pakistan. #helvetica July 13, 2017 Pakistani media and opposition […]

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Games reviews roundup: Arms; Tormentor x Punisher; Wipeout Omega Collection

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Nintendo demonstrates a firm grasp of motion-controlled fighting, the retro boom gets tough and Sonys racer gets a revamp Tormentor X Punisher Mac, PC, Raw Fury, cert: NA Tormentor X Punisher is further confirmation that the ongoing nostalgic indie studio boom offers gamers a real challenge. For the team behind this top-down twin-stick shooter, a […]

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Apparently my smartphone is telling everyone exactly where I am right now. Should I care?

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Snapchats new virtual map, showing users each others locations in unnerving detail, has prompted concerns about privacy. But didnt we give that up long ago? So, er can you tell where I am right now? You dont have to be on image-sharing app Snapchat to have heard about plummeting value, and Facebooks unabashed cannibalisation of […]

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