Sci-Tech

Telegram chief reports 25 million new users in three days

  MOSCOW (AFP) — The encrypted messaging app Telegram has registered 25 million new users in the past 72 hours, its Russia-born founder Pavel Durov said Tuesday, on the heels of WhatsApp announcing a change to its privacy terms. Durov, 36, …

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Twitter blocks Trump effort to tweet using @POTUS

  SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) — Twitter late Friday blocked an effort by US President Donald Trump to sidestep a freshly-enacted ban by tweeting from the official @POTUS account for the country’s leader. Shortly after Twitter permanently suspended the president’s personal …

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Twitter permanently suspends Trump citing risk of more violence

  SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) — Twitter said Friday it has permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account, citing the risk of further violence following the assault on the US Capitol by his supporters. “After close review of recent Tweets from the …

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk now world’s wealthiest person

NEW YORK (AFP) — Elon Musk, the outspoken and envelope-pushing founder and CEO of Tesla, overtook Amazon boss Jeff Bezos to become the world’s wealthiest person, US media reported Thursday. Musk is a major shareholder of the electric car company …

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Twitter blocks Trump, threatens permanent ban over inciting violence

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) — Twitter on Wednesday threatened to permanently ban US President Donald Trump from the platform for flouting its civic integrity rules, ordering him to remove three rule-breaking tweets. The messaging platform locked Trump for 12 hours and …

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Microsoft says ‘SolarWinds’ hackers viewed internal code

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — Microsoft acknowledged Thursday that attackers who spearheaded a massive hack of government and private computer networks gained access to its internal “source code,” a key building block for its software. But the US tech giant said …

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Telegram messaging app to launch pay-for services in 2021

MOSCOW (AFP) — Encrypted messaging app Telegram will launch pay-for services in 2021, its Russian-born founder Pavel Durov said Wednesday, as the growing company needed “at least a few hundred million dollars per year”. “Telegram will begin to generate revenue, …

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