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Sri Lanka, citing 'false news reports,' blocks social media after attacks

Sri Lanka placed a nationwide block on social media sites after more than 200 people died in multiple attacks on Sunday. The government, in taking the drastic step, cited "false news reports" it said were circulating online.


Burned out by Fortnite's battle royale? Try your hand at the game's creative mode World Cup instead

If Fornite's knock-down, drag-out battle royale style isn't your speed, there's now another way you can get props for your gaming prowess.


Wisconsin's governor really hates the Foxconn deal. He wants to renegotiate

Tony Evers, the Democratic governor of Wisconsin, says he doesn't think Foxconn will ever add 13,000 jobs in his state.


How Chinese internet trolls go after Beijing's critics overseas

Arslan Hidayat was at work when the raid started last week.


Samsung Galaxy Fold phones are breaking. Here's why it doesn't matter

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is launching next week as planned, despite reports from some early reviewers that their devices broke after just a few days of use. Here's why it doesn't matter.


Pinterest pops 28% in its Wall Street debut

For years, Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann has insisted his company is not an outright social network. As he told CNN Business in a recent interview, the platform is not focused on hard news or amassing followers. "At its most basic level, it's just about you," he said.


Test fire of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft ran into problems, sending up thick clouds of smoke

Thick plumes of smoke rose over a SpaceX facility in Florida during a test fire of a Crew Dragon spacecraft on Saturday. If the issue was serious, it could derail plans to fly astronauts aboard the capsule later this year.


Amazon will no longer sell Chinese goods in China

Amazon is partially retreating from the world's biggest market for online shopping.


Facebook perfects the art of the news dump

On the Thursday before a major holiday weekend, and an hour before the much-anticipated Mueller report was released to the public, Facebook updated a month-old blog post titled "Keeping Passwords Secure" with a few lines of italicized text.


Uber's self-driving car unit grabs $1 billion in investment

Uber's self-driving car unit has lured $1 billion in investment ahead of the company's hotly anticipated stock market debut.


Huawei posts 39% increase in revenue and claims more 5G firsts

Things are looking up for Huawei despite the best efforts of the US government.


Uber uses push alerts to crack down on fake driver problem

Uber is rolling out safety reminders for riders in an effort to crack down on fake drivers.


Mueller calls out high profile Americans who unwittingly helped Russian trolls

Special Counsel Robert Mueller chose to lay out in detail in his Russia investigation report the role that prominent Trump campaign officials, Trump critics and the media unwittingly played in promoting messages sent by a Russian troll group with links to the Kremlin. The details could serve as a warning to Americans to think before they tweet.


Zoom nearly reaches $16 billion in value after first day of trading

Video-conferencing company Zoom soared during its debut as a public company.


Sri Lanka's social media ban enters its second day

Sri Lanka's nationwide block on social media sites continued through a second day on Monday. The country's government took the drastic step on Sunday, citing "false news reports" it said were circulating online, after hundreds were killed in multiple attacks.


China opens the door to Nintendo's Switch and Super Mario

Shares in Nintendo soared 14% in Tokyo on Friday after China opened the door to sales of the company's popular Switch console.


The most commonly hacked passwords, revealed

A survey has revealed that the internet's most vulnerable passwords are 123456, plus codes using names, sports teams and swear words.


Owning a Warhol: How bitcoin could change the art world

Singapore-based Maecenas hopes to change million dollar record-breaking art sales forever.


How Mueller used Bitcoin to catch Russia

Russian operatives used cryptocurrency at almost every stage in their online efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report on his investigation.


If your image is online, it might be training facial-recognition AI

The photo is undeniably cute: a mom and a dad he with a stubbly beard and rimless glasses, she with choppy brown hair and a wide grin goofing around and eating ice cream with their two toddler daughters.




 
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