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State policing of social media looms

Cape Town – Big Brother will be watching you as you post those harmful messages on social media and you could end up with a three-year jail sentence. That is if the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill is passed by Parliament’s justice committee. Right2Know said while they support initiatives to fight actual cybercrimes like fraud and identity theft, they… Read More »

Mosul mosque where Islamic State took world stage lies in rubble

The leaning minaret of Mosul’s Grand al-Nuri Mosque survived conquests by the Mongols and the Ottomans, neglect under Saddam Hussein, and air raids during the Iran-Iraq War and the U.S. invasion in 2003. But after three years of Islamic State rule, it is now little more than a pile of stones at the center of a shattered city.… Read More »

U.S.-backed Syrian force launches battle to capture Raqqa from Islamic State

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Tuesday it had launched a battle to capture Raqqa, Islamic State’s de facto Syrian capital, piling pressure on the jihadists whose self-declared caliphate is in retreat across Syria and Iraq. SDF spokesman Talal Silo told Reuters the operation started on Monday and the fighting would be “fierce because Daesh (Islamic… Read More »

The State Of Advanced Website Builders

Many companies try to create a great experience for customers. But few are willing to make the changes required to deliver on that promise. In fact most don’t even realize just how bad their experience can be. This is why we made a new book called “User Experience Revolution,” a practical battle plan for placing the user at… Read More »

Islamic State supporters celebrate Manchester blast on social media, no official claim so far

Islamic State supporters celebrated on social media after a blast at a concert venue in the north of England killed at least 19 people , although the militant Islamist group has not formally claimed responsibility. British police have said they are treating the blast at the Manchester Arena at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana… Read More »

Indian State Power Company’s Computers Hit by Ransomware Attack

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The global ransomware attack has affected several computers of a state power distribution company in the Indian state of West Bengal but the federal government computer system has largely escaped, officials said on Monday. State agencies that manage government websites and build supercomputers have installed security patches issued by Microsoft Corp . Federal Minister… Read More »

Canada floods: Montreal declares state of emergency

A state of emergency has been declared in the Canadian city of Montreal due to flooding caused by torrential rains and melting snow. The measure was declared on Sunday afternoon and will remain in place for 48 hours, city officials said. Across the province of Quebec, in Canada’s east, nearly 1,900 homes have already been flooded across 126… Read More »

Apple to start making iPhones in India, says state government

Apple is to start making iPhones in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, the state’s government has said. Ministers said Apple would start an initial manufacturing operation in the state, whose capital is the tech hub Bangalore, in April. The tech giant has a 2% share of India’s mobile phone market, well behind South Korean rival Samsung. Apple… Read More »

U.S. estimates 50,000 Islamic State fighters killed so far: U.S. official

The U.S. military believes that some 50,000 Islamic State fighters have been killed since the United States started battling the group more than two years ago, a senior U.S. military official said on Thursday, calling it a “conservative estimate.” The official, who spoke to Pentagon reporters on condition of anonymity, said the figure showed how the United States… Read More »

Cameron says state takeover not the answer in steel crisis

Prime Minister David Cameron said there was no guarantee a buyer could be found for Britain’s biggest steel producer after Tata Steel (TISC.NS) announced it was pulling out, and a state takeover was not the answer. Cameron said he was doing all he could following the Indian company’s decision to sell its British operation, a move that has… Read More »