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Amid turmoil, Facebook chief product officer quits

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Facebook said Thursday its chief product officer Chris Cox was leaving the company, becoming the highest-ranking executive to depart amid the turmoil at the leading social network. Cox made his announcement in on his …

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Outage hits Facebook, Instagram users worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Facebook and Instagram users lost access to the social network’s applications in parts of the world Wednesday as a result of an outage of undetermined origin. The California giant which has more than two …

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NASA chief acknowledges more trouble with SLS rocket

by Ivan Couronne WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US space agency NASA on Wednesday cast a shadow on the future of its new heavy-lift rocket, the SLS — acknowledging development delays on a project that is already years behind. …

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Web inventor urges users to seek ‘complete control’ of data

by Agnès PEDRERO GENEVE, Switzerland (AFP) — World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee on Monday slammed the increasing commodification of personal information and appealed for internet users to strive to maintain “complete control” of their data. Berners-Lee, credited with creating …

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Winterfest event opens facility doors to car enthusiasts, showcases modified vehicles

    FREMONT, California (Eagle News) — On a brisk Saturday in the bay area city of Fremont, California, car enthusiasts had the opportunity to tour the facilities of one of the most well known Euro car tuners, 034 Motorsports. …

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#EBCphotography: El Ateneo Grand Splendid named the world’s most beautiful bookstore

    BUENOS AIRES (Eagle News) — In 2019, the El Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookshop in Buenos Aires was named the “world’s most beautiful bookstore” by the National Geographic. It was a former theatre that was converted into a bookstore …

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Scientists solve weighty matter of Milky Way mass

PARIS, France (AFP) — Astronomers said Thursday they had accurately calculated the mass of the Milky Way for the first time, using new data sets that include the weight of dark matter. In a collaboration between NASA and the European …

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Facebook launches offensive to combat misinformation on vaccines

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Facebook launched an offensive Thursday to suppress the spread of misinformation about vaccines on the 2.3-billion-member social network. The company has faced pressure in recent weeks to tackle the problem, amid outbreaks of measles around …

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Zuckerberg sees Facebook future in private, small-scale messaging

by Julie CHARPENTRAT / with Rob LEVER in Washington SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Facebook is moving away from being a “digital town square” to meet growing demands for secure, private messaging on a smaller scale, chief executive Mark …

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Large study again confirms MMR vaccine doesn’t cause autism

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A study following more than 650,000 Danish children for over a decade has led researchers to the same conclusion as previous efforts: the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine does not increase a child’s risk of …

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Climate change forces Arctic animals to shift feeding habits: study

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Seals and whales in the Arctic are shifting their feeding patterns as climate change alters their habitats, and the way they do so may determine whether they survive, a new study has found. Researchers harnessed datasets …

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Volvo unveils driverless electric bus in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Singapore (AFP) — Volvo and a Singapore university unveiled a driverless electric bus Tuesday that will soon undergo tests in the city-state, the latest move towards rolling out autonomous vehicles for public transport. High-tech Singapore has become a testbed …

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