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FBI Joins Australian Hunt for Data Hackers

SYDNEY —  Australia has asked the American FBI to help catch computer hackers responsible for one of Australia’s biggest data breaches. Personal details, including home addresses, driver license and passport numbers, of more than 10 million customers of the Singapore-owned telecom giant Optus were stolen. A massive amount of personal …

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Nations Must Work Together to Fight Online Fraud, UN Official Says

BANGKOK —  A top U.N. official last week said the syndicates running Asia’s massive online fraud industry will rotate operations among lawless areas of Southeast Asia unless governments cooperate to bring them down, after Cambodia said it was cracking down on cybercrime compounds. The networks have swindled hundreds of millions …

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On the 26th of March, 2022, the Festember social responsibility team conducted its annual Earth Hour event outside Orion, NIT Trichy. Sponsored by City Union Bank, the event aims to raise awareness and encourage people to use energy wisely, by turning off all non-essential electric appliances (especially lights) for a …

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Rohingya Seek Reparations from Facebook for Role in Massacre

With roosters crowing in the background as he speaks from the crowded refugee camp in Bangladesh that’s been his home since 2017, Maung Sawyeddollah, 21, describes what happened when violent hate speech and disinformation targeting the Rohingya minority in Myanmar began to spread on Facebook. “We were good with most …

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Oregon Town Hosts 1st Wind-Solar-Battery ‘Hybrid’ Plant

A renewable energy plant being commissioned in Oregon on Wednesday that combines solar power, wind power and massive batteries to store the energy generated there is the first utility-scale plant of its kind in North America. The project, which will generate enough electricity to power a small city at maximum …

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It’s a hair condition that has frustrated parents for decades, now scientists believe they have found the genes responsible for uncombable hair syndrome. Yes, it really is a thing.   Uncombable hair syndrome is more than just difficult hair. As its name suggests, it’s hair that sticks out at all …

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Counter-drone Technology Stopping Malicious Drones from Doing Harm

As military and civilian drones become increasingly popular, there are growing concerns about the threats some of them may pose over places like airports, prisons, and electrical grids. VOA’s Julie Taboh reports on a company that has developed counter-drone technology that can identify and mitigate threats from malicious drones. VIdeographer: …

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Meta Disables Russian Propaganda Network Targeting Europe

A sprawling disinformation network originating in Russia sought to use hundreds of fake social media accounts and dozens of sham news websites to spread Kremlin talking points about the invasion of Ukraine, Meta revealed Tuesday. The company, which owns Facebook and Instagram, said it identified and disabled the operation before …

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Scientists in Germany have stripped the Southern Schneeferner in the Alps of its status as glacier after extreme heat this summer hastened its demise.   The announcement Monday by the Bavarian Academy of Sciences means Germany now has only four glaciers left.   The Southern Schneeferner is an ice sheet …

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Representation of male characters in books is four times more than female ones, claims a new AI-aided study that examined more than 3,000 English-language works published from 1800 to 1950.   Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering used artificial intelligence to scan the books ranging from science fiction …

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