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Philippines Complains Facebook Fact-Checkers Are Biased

Pic: ReutersMANILA: The Philippines government criticized on Monday Facebook’s choice of two independent online news platforms to help fight the spread of fake news, saying they are biased against President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Russia Starts Blocking Telegram Messenger - Regulator

Pic: ReutersMOSCOW: Russia’s state telecommunications regulator said on Monday it had begun blocking access to messenger service Telegram, implementing a decision by a Russian court.

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German Minister To Carmakers: Invest In Electric Cars Or Lose Out

BERLIN - The German automotive industry must invest heavily in electric car technology and develop battery production facilities in Europe to keep up with global competitors, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said in a newspaper interview published on Monday.

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Singapore Seeks Feedback On Proposal To Allow Airbnb-Style Rentals

SINGAPORE - Singapore began seeking public feedback on proposals to allow short-term rentals of private homes such as those on Airbnb.

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Germany Says It Has To Assume Russia Behind Recent Cyber Attack

BERLIN - The German government has to assume that a cyber attack on its Foreign Ministry stemmed from Russia, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told the broadcaster ZDF on Sunday.

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Weibo To Ban Gay, Violent Content From Platform

Pic: ReutersSHANGHAI: China’s Sina Weibo will remove gay and violent content, including pictures, cartoons and text posts, during a three-month clean-up campaign, the microblogging platform said.

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UK Could Launch Retaliatory Cyber Attack On Russia If Infrastructure Targeted: Sunday Times

Pic: ReutersLONDON: Britain would consider launching a cyber attack against Russia in retaliation if Russia targeted British national infrastructure, the Sunday Times reported, citing unnamed security sources.

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Japanese Engineer Builds Giant Robot To Realize 'Gundam' Dream

SHINTO, Japan - Japanese engineer Masaaki Nagumo had always dreamed of suiting up as a robot from “Mobile Suit Gundam”, his favorite animation series growing up. Now he has made it a reality by creating a giant humanoid inspired by the science fiction franchise.

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Philippines' Watchdog Probes Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica Data Breach

MANILA - The Philippines’ privacy watchdog said on Friday it has started investigating Facebook Inc (FB.O) over a data breach involving British firm Cambridge Analytica that affected more than a million Filipino users of social media.

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EU To Demand Improvements On Tackling Fake News By End Of Year: Draft

Pic: ReutersBRUSSELS: The European Union is set to demand tech giants like Facebook and Google do more to stop the spread of fake news on their websites by the end of the year to avoid possible regulatory actions, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.

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